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Producer Tells Trump To Deplane Air Force One Score By Jerry Goldsmith

Producer Tells Trump To Deplane Air Force One Score By Jerry Goldsmith

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Artificial Intelligence Writes Horror Script Seeking Crowdfunding

Artificial Intelligence Writes Horror Script Seeking Crowdfunding

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China’s AMC Entertainment Makes $1.2 Billion Bid For Carmike Cinemas

China’s AMC Entertainment Makes $1.2 Billion Bid For Carmike Cinemas

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Theater Legend James M. Nederlander Was 94

Theater Legend James M. Nederlander Was 94

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Redbox Sold To Investment Firm For $1.6 Billion

Redbox Sold To Investment Firm For $1.6 Billion

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The Media Problems Verizon’s Buying With Yahoo!

The Media Problems Verizon’s Buying With Yahoo!

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China To Combat “Vile Effect” Of Independent Journalism

China To Combat “Vile Effect” Of Independent Journalism

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Baz Luhrman’s Netflix 1970s-Period NYC Musical Series Late And Overbudget And…

Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix 1970s-Period NYC Musical Series Late And Overbudget And…

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Owner Of Kickass Torrents Arrested In Poland

Owner Of Kickass Torrents Arrested In Poland

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From 1999, A Then-Previously-Unpublished 1960 Stanley Kubrick Interview

From 1999, A Then-Previously-Unpublished 1960 Stanley Kubrick Interview

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Toronto Announces First Slate Of Pics

Toronto Announces First Slate Of Pics, Including Ade, Arnold, Asante, Chazelle, Farhadi, Ford, Forster, Fuqua, Guest, Hansen-Løve, Jarmusch, Kormákur, Kurosawa, Larrain, Lonergan, McGregor, Reiner, Scherfig, Sheridan, Stone, Verhoeven, Villeneuve, Vinterberg, And Demme Does Timberlake In Vegas

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Looking Back At Beauty And The Beast After 25 Years

Looking Back At Beauty And The Beast After 25 Years

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Hugh Hart On The Stages Of Turning Lights Out Into A Feature From A Three-Minute YouTube Sensation

Hugh Hart On The Stages Of Turning Lights Out Into A Feature From A Three-Minute YouTube Sensation

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Examining Verizon’s AOL-Yahoo! Mashup Hope Of Not Being A “Big, Dumb Pipe”

Examining Verizon’s AOL-Yahoo! Mashup Hope Of Not Being A “Big, Dumb Pipe”

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Guardian Media Group Posts Record $225 Million Loss

Guardian Media Group Posts Record $225 Million Loss

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Good Dr. Bordwell Criterion-Essays A Touch Of Zen

Good Dr. Bordwell Criterion-Essays A Touch Of Zen With – A Touch Of Zen‘s 1975 Director’s Notes By King Hu

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Filmmaker Magazine’s Always-Encouraging 25 New Faces Of Film Is Out

Filmmaker Magazine’s Always-Encouraging 25 New Faces Of Film Is Out

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Robert McKee Articulates “Dialogue”

“People think dialogue is unexplainable. Great dialogue has transparency. Something is being said while something else is being felt. You sense not only the unsaid, but the unsayable. When dialogue achieves that kind of multilayered expressivity, it becomes really terrific stuff.” Robert McKee Articulates “Dialogue”

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“Left Behind” Rapture Fiction Co-Writer Timothy LaHaye Was 90

“Left Behind” Rapture Fiction Co-Writer Timothy LaHaye Was 90

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Joss Whedon On Avoiding Social Media

“It could be something lovely, it could be something funny. It could be ‘Hang yourself, here’s a noose. When can I kill you?’ That’s less fun. That’s less interesting. Eventually, it becomes kind of a white noise. You can’t remember what the dialogue was, so you stop having it. I would like always to have a dialogue…

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“You can’t make films about something the audience knows nothing about. The trick is getting the audience to tell their own stories in the story so that they know what will happen. And then, just before they get bored, you must surprise them and move the story in a new direction.”
~ Mogens Rukov

“In some parts of the world, for instance among intellectuals in Italy, you do still feel the need to defend entertainment – where there is still a commitment to a certain traditional left realist project, or the ideas of Brecht or Godard and so on. But in Great Britain and North America and many parts of Europe, no, I don’t think there is a need. The question is: is there such a thing as entertainment anymore? That’s what I am not sure about. Entertainment is very much posited upon an idea of escape. When I started thinking about entertainment people would say things like ‘It takes you out of yourself’, or ‘It takes your mind off things’. And of course people still have problems, but there was very much the sense then that most of life was hard but you had entertainment to take you away from it for a bit. While now, because of all sorts of changes, you can listen to music anywhere you go all the time – and even choose the music, not just accept the music that is there. That sense of a gap between a bad life and something to escape into has disappeared or is greatly diminished. I don’t know whether that is a good or a bad thing but it changes the nature of entertainment. In that sense I would no longer know what I would then be defending. That despising of the popular, that despising of what is enjoyable, may still be there, but it is not a discourse that has so much weight anymore.”
~ Critic-Academic Richard Dyer On “Entertainment”

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