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Guillermo Del Toro On Genre

Guillermo Del Toro On Genre

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indieWIRE Surveys Surviving Olds In The Directorial Trade

indieWIRE Surveys Surviving Olds Past 75 In The Directorial Trade

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Fox-Owned WSJ Sez Time Warner Anxious To Be Acquired By A Deep-Pocketed Tech Co, Perhaps, Say, Google?

Fox-Owned WSJ Sez Time Warner Anxious To Be Acquired By A Deep-Pocketed Tech Co, Perhaps, Say, Google?

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At HitFix,Tapley Slashes Variety In The Neck And Then Takes A Hot Pee

“The overzealous outlet, which finds itself fighting for relevance” At HitFix,Tapley Slashes Variety In The Neck And Then Takes A Hot Pee

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Comcast Says The Customer Service Rep Who Became Internet Fodder Was Only Doing What He Was Trained To Do To Keep His Job

“I know these Retention calls are tough, and I have tremendous admiration for our Retention professionals, who make it easy for customers to choose to stay with Comcast.” Comcast Says The Customer Service Rep Who Became Internet Fodder Was Only Doing What He Was Trained To Do To Keep His Job

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Here’s A Slew Of New Yorker Animator Profiles While The Paywall’s Down For Three Months

Here’s A Slew Of New Yorker Animator Profiles While The Paywall’s Down For Three Months

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The Voice Of Thomas The Tank Engine Has Felt Exploited For A While Now

The Voice Of Thomas The Tank Engine Has Felt Exploited For A While Now

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Roadside Cries Mommy

Roadside Cries Mommy

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31 Weeks To Oscar: Telluride, Toronto & New York

I feel like all the pieces are in the right place after announcements from New York (FIRST!) and Toronto, with the Telluride schedule showing itself more clearly than ever because of TIFF’s new rules about opening weekend and North American premieres. I hate the idea of this all being a competition between the festivals. All three are so distinct. They each have a purpose. And for me, the more above board everyone is, the better.

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Warner Believes “Space Invaders” Game Will Make A Most Lovely Franchise: Oh! And It Will Be Devised By Akiva Goldsman

Warner Believes “Space Invaders” Game Will Make A Most Lovely Franchise: Oh! And It Will Be Devised By Akiva Goldsman

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Apple Reports $7.7 Billion Profit

Apple Reports $7.7 Billion Profit

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Fandor Goes Day-And-Date With Lincoln Center For The Strange Little Cat Release

Fandor Goes Day-And-Date With Lincoln Center For The Strange Little Cat Release

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Rocchi Talks To The Purge: Anarchy’s Frank Grillo

Rocchi Talks To The Purge: Anarchy‘s Frank Grillo

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Indeed, BuzzFeed Can Reduce The Motion Picture Under The Skin To A Series Of GIFs, Skipping Past Copyright Issues Of Video Clips

Indeed, BuzzFeed Can Reduce The Motion Picture Under The Skin To A Series Of GIFs, Skipping Past Copyright Issues Of Video Clips

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“Netflix Can’t Afford To Rest On Its Laurels”

“Netflix Can’t Afford To Rest On Its Laurels” And – “Six million people are still getting Netflix’s red envelopes in the mail”

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Comcast Adds Broadband Subscribers, Weakening Its Rationale For Further Mergers

Comcast Adds Broadband Subscribers, Weakening Rationale For Further Mergers

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“By comparison to the $11,000 Manhattan’s Quad Cinema charges for a week-long theater rental that guarantees a review in the New York Times, the $150 ‘Pro Package’ offered by Filmmaking Review is a steal.”

“By comparison to the $11,000 Manhattan’s Quad Cinema charges for a week-long theater rental that guarantees a review in the New York Times, the $150 ‘Pro Package’ offered by Filmmaking Review is a steal.”

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Second City Chicago Absorbs Disused Pipers Alley Fourplex

Second City Chicago Absorbs Disused Pipers Alley Fourplex

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U. S. Average Movie Ticket Rises To $8.33

U. S. Average Movie Ticket Rises To $8.33

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22-Year Marketing Kingpin Jeff Blake Exits Sony Pictures On August 1

Big Man, Take A Bow 22-Year Marketing Kingpin Jeff Blake Exits Sony Pictures August 1

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“I am just grateful I am still around. I would love to be Steven Soderbergh, but I am lucky to be Joe Swanberg. Actors want to work with me, people want to give me money, and my nightmare scenario remains: Getting in bed with a studio, spending years on a movie, and it turns out horrible, but now I’m rich.”

Actually, by Hollywood standards, you’re right, I said. That is unambitious.

“It is, and yet, if you can go to bed happy at night, doing what you want, isn’t that ambition for a lifetime?”
~ Swanberg On Swanberg By Borelli

“In retrospect, nothing of that kind surprised me about Philip, because his intuition was luminous from the instant you met him. So was his intelligence. A lot of actors act intelligent, but Philip was the real thing: a shining, artistic polymath with an intelligence that came at you like a pair of headlights and enveloped you from the moment he grabbed your hand, put a huge arm round your neck and shoved a cheek against yours; or if the mood took him, hugged you to him like a big, pudgy schoolboy, then stood and beamed at you while he took stock of the effect.”
John le Carré on Philip Seymour Hoffman