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Jeff Bridges' 'True Grit' photos hit the iPad

January 20, 2011 | 11:08 am

Bridges photo 

Oscars 2011 is really going high-tech. First, four studios have offered screeners of their contenders for Screen Actors Guild Awards to voters through iTunes downloads. Now Paramount has compiled photographs shot by "True Grit" star Jeff Bridges while on set (he's long been a devoted photographer on every set he's on) into a free iPad app available now. The app allows consumers, and awards voters presumably, to take a look at all of Bridges' photographs from that film and buy tickets for the movie too.

Viewers can also watch the trailer and TV spot for the film, which has now grossed close to $130 million at the box office.

The app isn't really featuring anything that we haven't seen elsewhere. Bridges' photos can be found in a book that's been compiled for the film and have been used in various magazines profiling the movie. Still, the photos are quite beautiful and the look behind the scenes is great, especially from Bridges' point of view. I just love that the guy knows all his crew members and captures some great candid moments between his costars. You can check out the app here.

-- Nicole Sperling

Photo: "True Grit" director Joel Coen with actress Hailee Steinfeld on the first day of shooting. Credit: Jeff Bridges