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    Terence Blanchard Talks Scoring "Red Tails" For George Lucas

    "The music is definitely heroic. We actually used a 70-piece orchestra with a 40-piece choir. Then, underneath all of that, I have a lot of African and ethnic percussion grooves that I created here at my home studio. I wanted to service the movie in a way that made it grand and big. But at the same ...

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  • The Playlist
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    Exclusive: Steven Soderbergh Says He Studied Fincher's 'Fight Club' For 'Haywire' Fight Sequences

    Director Talks Action Geography, Playing With Narrative & How The Spy-Thriller Has Tested Well With Female AudiencesAside from films lead by Angelina Jolie, action pictures starring women are increasingly rare. What's also few and far between is male stars, known for their action lead roles, who are...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    DC Comics Chiefs Address the Lack of Female Characters

    It looks like one of the outcomes of Comic Con this year is that the co-publishers of DC Comics are addressing fans concern about the lack of female creators and female characters. According to this petition on Change.org by a comic fan and signed by 3,100 people as of this morning, DC had 12 women...

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    Call for Video and New Media Installation Art - The Window Project

    How do we extend our work? Film culture has been stuck in a single product mentality for a long time. Even when the core of a work is a feature film, can't we place other elements on to different platforms to aid in the discovery process?As common sense and as necessary as this seems, we are hinde...

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    Will Anglo-Hispanic Tensions Form Part Of The Thematic Background For Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'?

    Even though Neill Blomkamp is filming his highly anticipated follow up to "District 9" in Vancouver as we speak, details on the project remain tightly wrapped with pretty much the only thing known about the story is the fact it'll revolve around “aliens and humans doing battle on Earth" and will be ...

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    Short Starts: Watch "The Whistleblower" Star Rachel Weisz's Directorial Debut

    Short Starts is a column devoted to kicking off the week with a short film, typically one tied to a new release. Today we look at a work directed by "The Whistleblower" actress Rachel Weisz.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    NewFest Crowns Winners

    NewFest wrapped up at the end of last week and female directors got a bunch of surprises.

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    On-Set Photos And Video Of Batman & Bane In Action In "The Dark Knight Rises"

    These turned up online over the weekend... if you hate spoilers, and/or would rather watch it all unfold on the big screen and on the big screen only, you may not want to look.

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    New Images From Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt' Unveil First Look At Alden Ehrenreich & Bruce Dern

    After the recent unveiling of posters for Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt" that seem more indicative of the film's dark, gothic tones, a handful of new images have been released, including the first glimpse at Coppola family favorite Alden Ehrenreich and vet Bruce Dern in the film along with star Val ...

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    'X-Men: First Class' Grad Lucas Till Joins Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

    It's still too early to tell if we'll see the cast of "X-Men: First Class" in their mutant guises again. While the superhero prequel was well-received, the box office was somewhat underwhelming, with Matthew Vaughn's film turning out to be the lowest-grossing of the five installments so far (domestically at least), and, while "Thor" already has a sequel dated, word's been suspiciously quiet on a possible 'First Class' follow-up from the studio. Nevertheless, the young cast aren't doing too badly off it: James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender cemented their places on the A-list with their turns, Jennifer Lawrence bagged the much-sought-after lead...

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