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“The Bookish World Of Birdman” As Seen By Co-Writer Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.

“It’s an example of Aristotle’s theory of ‘surprising inevitability.’” “The Bookish World Of Birdman” As Seen By Co-Writer Alexander Dinelaris, Jr.

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Eric Hynes Surveys the Nonfiction of 2014 Toronto and NYFF

Eric Hynes Surveys the Nonfiction of 2014 Toronto and NYFF

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Amanda Hess Sez Renée Zellweger’s Face Is “Too Real”

“Plastic surgery is fake. So is the Hollywood fantasy where women over 40 just don’t exist.” Amanda Hess Sez Renée Zellweger’s Face Is “Too Real”

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Ever-Cool Canuck Keanu On The Nexus Of Consequence In Storytelling

“Maybe it’s part of our storytelling that we can identify if there an efficiency to the mission, the search, the consequence, the quest.” Ever-Cool Canuck Keanu On The Nexus Of Consequence In Storytelling

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Critic-Up Philip: J. Hoberman On Philip Roth’s 1957 Stint As The New Republic Film Cricket

Critic-Up Philip: J. Hoberman On Philip Roth’s 1957 Stint As The New Republic Film Cricket

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Documentarians Astra Taylor And Laura Poitras Talk CITIZENFOUR

“I identify as a visual journalist and as an artist. I don’t tend to identify myself as an activist or advocate. In my films, I’m really interested in the world that I document, and so there’s open-endedness, and people can come away with different conclusions.” Documentarians Astra Taylor And Laura Poitras Talk Citizenfour And –…

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The Riggio Wants The Bronx: Barnes & Noble To Stay In Borough At Least 2 More Years

The Riggio Wants The Bronx: Barnes & Noble To Stay In Borough At Least 2 More Years

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France To Draft “Interesting And Simple” Blacklist Banning Alleged Piracy Websites

France To Draft “Interesting And Simple” Blacklist Banning Alleged Piracy Websites

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Scorsese To Produce Amir Bar-Lev’s Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Doc

Scorsese To Exec Produce Amir Bar-Lev’s Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Doc

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GRATEFUL DEAD ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY IN CELEBRATION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Executive Producer Martin Scorsese And Director Amir Bar-Lev To Offer A Never Before Seen Look At One Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Most Fascinating And Enduring Bands  LOS ANGELES – The Grateful Dead are proud to announce their first official career-spanning documentary to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary celebration. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev (“Happy…

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Amazon’s Latest Earnings Release Shows It’s All About Cash Flow

“If your customers pay you quickly, you manage your inventory well, and you’re able to take your time in paying your suppliers, free cash flow can be consistently positive even when net income is not. Which is the kind of business that Bezos and his colleagues have constructed at Amazon.” Amazon’s Latest Earnings Release Shows…

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Peter Cowie on Meeting Jacques Tati in A Swedish Hotel in the 1970s

Peter Cowie on Meeting Jacques Tati in A Swedish Hotel in the 1970s

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Comcast, the country’s largest cable operator, predicts that television groups like HBO and CBS will face steep challenges introducing new streaming services that do not require cable subscriptions and that people will continue to pay for bundles of television and Internet services in the years to come.

“Comcast predicts that HBO and CBS will face steep challenges introducing new streaming services that do not require cable subscriptions and that people will continue to pay for bundles of television and Internet services in the years to come.”

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Oscar Producers Zadan And Meron Set 3-Year Development-Production Pact With B’wy’s Shubert Organization

Oscar Producers Zadan And Meron Set 3-Year Development-Production Pact With B’wy’s Shubert Organization

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BROADWAY’S SHUBERT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES A DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCTION AGREEMENT WITH PRODUCERS CRAIG ZADAN & NEIL MERON

 NEW YORK (October 23, 2014) — The Shubert Organization has signed a three-year development/production deal with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it was announced today by Shubert Chairman, Philip J. Smith, and Shubert President, Robert E. Wankel. Under the agreement, Shubert will partner with Zadan and Meron in the development/production of original plays and…

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Behind The Scenes With Fox’s Worldwide Marketing Co-Chieftains, With Stories About Gone Girl And Pictures Of Eccentric Memorabilia

Behind The Scenes With Fox’s Worldwide Marketing Co-Chieftains, With Stories About Gone Girl And Pictures Of Eccentric Memorabilia

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Bilge Ebiri On Why Mulholland Dr. Is A Great Horror Film

Bilge Ebiri On Why Mulholland Dr. Is A Great Horror Film

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Alison Willmore On The Pans Bestowed Onto Critics Onscreen

“Screen critics are always harboring hidden agendas—they’re failed creatives, they’re power mad, they’re looking to fill their otherwise empty lives—but they’re rarely shown to be actually enthusiastic about the things they take in for a living.” Alison Willmore On The Pans Bestowed Onto Critics Onscreen

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A H’wd Stylist Offers Advice For “Regular People”

A H’wd Stylist Offers Advice For “Regular People”

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Megan Ellison, Greta Gerwig And Julie Delpy May Come To Rescue Of Todd Solondz

Megan Ellison, Greta Gerwig And Julie Delpy May Come To Rescue Of Todd Solondz

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“I wondered how different it would be to write a novel and it’s totally different. It’s very internal. The weird thing about it is that I found that novel-writing was much more like directing than it is like screenwriting. You’re casting it, you’re lighting it, you’re doing the costumes, you’re doing the locations, you’re doing it all yourself as a director would. In screenwriting, you don’t do that stuff. You don’t describe the face of the actor or the character when you’re writing a screenplay because Tom Cruise is going to do it and he doesn’t look like that, whereas in the novel to describe what he is is what he is. The actual act of writing, just like shooting on a set, is a slow slog. It’s going to work every day.”
~ David Cronenberg On Screenplay vs. Novel

“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