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20 Weeks To Oscar: Surveying The Board

Interstellar lands this week.

That leaves Unbroken, The Gambler, Selma, American Sniper, A Most Violent Year, Into The Woods, Big Eyes, and Exodus: Gods & Men

That’s a lot of movies, given an already pretty narrow field.

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Larry Gross on the Passing of L. M. Kit Carson

Kit Carson’s passing really got me.

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Stephen Galloway Gets The THR Takeout On Interstellar, Provided Nolan, McConaughey, Chastain, Hathaway

“We are damaging the environment, and the Earth, and it’s definitely changed a lot in the last 10 years. I’m hoping we continue on that course.” Stephen Galloway Gets The THR Takeout On Interstellar, With Nolan, McConaughey, Chastain, Hathaway

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Joe Leydon Rounds Up Tommy Lee Jones’ 10 Best Roles

Joe Leydon Rounds Up Tommy Lee Jones’ 10 Best Roles

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Matt Yglesias Avers “Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers”

Matt Yglesias Avers “Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers”

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Goodfellas Actor Frank Sivero Seeks “Simpsons” Recompense Of $250 Million For Likeness As Louie The Hoodlum

Goodfellas Actor Frank Sivero Seeks “Simpsons” Recompense Of $250 Million For Likeness As Louie The Hoodlum

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David Fear Goes Backstage With Alejandro González Inárritu

“Keaton’s associated with a time in movies before everything become so cool and so cynical. I hate that bullshit. I just hate it. It’s like David Foster Wallace said, the irony in our culture—it’s just ruining everything. Michael represents the sort of humanism that a lot of movies have been missing.” David Fear Goes Backstage…

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Fujifilm May Hold A Key To Curbing Ebola

Fujifilm May Hold A Key To Curbing Ebola

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David Carr Media-Equates The Charmed, Charming Life Of Ben Bradlee

David Carr Media-Equates The “Charmed, Charming” Life Of Ben Bradlee

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Tom Frank Sez TED Talks Are Lying To You

Tom Frank Sez TED Talks Are Lying To You While – TED Founder Richard Saul Wurman Talks

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Wes Anderson And Owen Wilson On L. M. Kit Carson

“He introduced us to the rest of our lives.” Wes Anderson And Owen Wilson On L. M. Kit Carson

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Talking To Godard’s Chief Operator, Vadim Rizov Sez Farewell To Language Says Goodbye To 3D Rules

Talking To Godard’s Chief Operator, Vadim Rizov Sez Farewell To Language Says Goodbye To 3D Rules

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Anne Helen Petersen on Ellen Burstyn on Death, Sex and Money

Anne Helen Petersen on Ellen Burstyn on Death, Sex and Money

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Sarah Larson Contemplates Molly Ringwald, Jazz Singer

“Baby, you’re mine on a platter.” Her expression had a kind of stunned intensity. When the pianist did a solo, she turned toward him, dancing from the pelvis up. The last line felt menacing: “This time I’m not only getting—I’m holding my man.” Sarah Larson Contemplates Molly Ringwald, Jazz Singer

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“Lucasfilm Not a Fan of Empire Brewing’s ‘Strikes Bock’ Beer”

“Lucasfilm Not a Fan of Empire Brewing’s ‘Strikes Bock’ Beer”

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Marjorie Baumgarten Remembers L. M. Kit Carson As A Son Of Texas

Marjorie Baumgarten Remembers L. M. Kit Carson As A Son Of Texas And – Dallas’ Robert Wilonsky Remembers Him As Local, Too Plus – Carson On David Holzman’s Diary And – Carson On Paris, Texas

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“I knew Carson for twenty-some years. I never quite got a handle on him, and I don’t think anyone else did, either. You weren’t supposed to. He was one of those guys who just did his own thing for decades, quietly pursuing his muse, and in the process coming up with innovations that other people would integrate into their own work—not in a thieving way, but innocently, the way you’d pick fruit from a tree in the wild.”

“I knew Carson for twenty-some years. I never quite got a handle on him, and I don’t think anyone else did, either. You weren’t supposed to. He was one of those guys who just did his own thing for decades, quietly pursuing his muse, and in the process coming up with innovations that other people would…

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So Sez Fandor CEO Ted Hope

“The online cinema biz has given us a business model where ambition and diversity can flourish, freed of the demand to diminish risk and all other costs.” So Sez Fandor CEO Ted Hope

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New Developments With Your Data Overlords

New Developments With Your Data Overlords Apple Topper Tim Cook Meets With Chinese Vice-Premier To Talk “Data Security” Plus – “Is There A Crisis At IBM?” And – “Why iOsS QuickType Won’t Predict ‘Abortion’”

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Luxembourg May Lift Amazon’s Confidential Tax Arrangements

Luxembourg May Lift Amazon’s Confidential Tax Arrangements

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“I was fortunate to be in the two big film epics of the last part of the 20th century: Godfather and “Lonesome Dove” on television, which was my favorite part. That’s my “Hamlet.” The English have Shakespeare; the French, Molière. In Argentina, they have Borges, but the western is ours. I like that.”
~ Robert Duvall

“He’s not one of my heroes. He doesn’t touch me or inspire me. There are so many people who inspire me, so many people who touch my heart. It doesn’t matter if he’s not a hero of mine. It doesn’t matter if I don’t tell the whole world how honoured I am to share a prize with a man who made somebody play with words over the years. He’s a hero in cinema historically, but he’s not a personal hero of mine. Jean-Luc Godard did this press release and he mentioned he would never go and see Mommy in theatres because he already knew what Mommy was about: another ‘TV movie’ and that nowadays everything is predictable. He’s this old grinchy man. He’s the grinch from Switzerland in the mountain. Deaf, blind, smoking, literally. Basically being provocative about everything.”
~ Xavier Dolan On Jean-Luc Godard