48 Hours examines what it takes to make an "Oscar-worthy" film, from both the stars in front of the camera and the people behind the scenes. Mark Harris, Entertainment Weekly's editor-at-large, also contributes to the broadcast.
The story behind the making of "House of Sand and Fog," the recipient of three Oscar nominations, is perhaps more dramatic than the film itself. It is the debut feature for director Vadim Perelman.
Correspondent Peter Van Sant goes back with Perelman to his roots in Kiev, where he lived in squalor as a child after his father was killed in a car accident.
Aired: 18 Feb 2004