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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    New Distributor Open Road Films Gets Action-Thriller Killer Elite, Starring De Niro, Statham, Owen

    News from Cannes: newly formed distribution house Open Road Films has landed its first feature: Killer Elite, directed by Gary McKendry and starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert DeNiro. Open Road will handle US distribution (in theaters this fall) on this Omnilab Media project (produced thr...

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    Daddy-Long-Legs

    Mary Pickford was the screen’s first legend in her own lifetime; throughout the 1910’s and ‘20s, the most popular and beloved star and woman on earth, “America’s Sweetheart” and, overseas, “The World’s Sweetheart.” Also, I believe, she was greatly responsible for getting women the vote in 1920 (in the U.S.; 1918 in Ireland; 1919 England): How could Mary Pickford (or Lillian Gish, for that matter, or Gloria Swanson) not have the right to vote? “Little Mary’s” favorite—-and best—-director was the star silent filmmaker-actor Marshall Neilan, who has haunted me for years. Howard Hawks, no less, first mentioned him to me in 1962 as a major influ...

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    ‘DAILY’ FILM HISTORY ONLINE

    In the online era it might be difficult for young people to appreciate the role daily and weekly trade journals played in the movie industry way back when.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Mos Def Joins Cast Of Showtime's "Dexter" In Multi-Episode Storyline

    The last time Mos Def was on any screen, big or small, was in 2009, when he costarred in Next Day Air, and an episode of House M.D. most notably. Since then, he returned to the stage to work with Jeffrey Wright and Nicole Beharie, amongst others, in the John Guare play, here in New York City, titled...

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  • Spout
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    Demand It: Which Filmmaker Needs to Make a 3D Movie? Godard? Gilliam? Lynch?

    There are plenty of filmmakers who will never give 3D a chance. Walter Murch isn't going to return to Oz with a 3D follow-up (if he ever even directs a second feature), for instance. And there are plenty of critics who will continue to dismiss the format even after making at least one exception (see Roger Ebert and Murch united here), because many viewers who accept the historical and artistic significance of Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" still can't buy into the effort as a whole. Even I, while thinking it a masterpiece, am irritated by some of the blurry motion in the exterior shots. I'm definitely fine with Herzog not making m...

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  • The Playlist
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    Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Finds A New Home, Martin Scorsese No Longer Attached

    It’s been quite a road for the long-gestating “The Wolf of Wall Street” project, and adaptation of Jordan Belfort‘s tell-all autobiography of 1990s stockbroker decadence.

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  • The Playlist
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    Cannes Pickups: Open Road Lands 'The Killer Elite'; Millenium Flies With 'Little Birds'

    Buyers are very busy at the Cannes Film Festival already in what is proving to be much healthier marketplace compared to last year.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Women Can Create Shows - The 2011-2012 Pilot Season

    As pilot season winds down and the shows get series pickups in the next couple of weeks, Neely Swanson took a look at the female writers creating pilots this year for Deadline and found that there was a big positive change from one season ago. Women actually have lots of shows in contention for pic...

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    IndiePix To Bring Bhopal Disaster Doc to U.S./Canadian Theaters

    Following an Indian Supreme Court decision regarding the fate of several managers and supervisors who were arrested following the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster at Union Carbide, IndiePix has announced that they have acquired the U.S./Canadian distribution rights to Van Maximilian Carlson's doc about...

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  • The Playlist
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    Colin Firth & Emily Blunt Team For Lying, Thieving Dark Comedy

    Yep, more new projects from Cannes. Bear with us.

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