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    The Essentials: 5 Great Howard Hawks Films

    We love a chamelonic director here at The Playlist, and Howard Hawks was one of the first, and one of the best. Across a 55-year career that spanned silents and talkies, black-and-white and color, Hawks tackled virtually every genre under the sun, often turning out films that still stand as among th...

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    Watch: Dazzling 2-Minute Behind The Scenes Steadicam Shot From ‘Hugo’

    Although Martin Scorsese’s ode to the wonders of cinema, “Hugo,” was seen as something of a financial failure, there’s no denying the absolute artistry on display in every frame. Scorsese took the medium of 3D and surpassed every other film in its use, while also using the fo...

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    Trailer Watch: Les Miserables

    Not woman centric but the trailer features Anne Hathaway singing I Dreamed a Dream.  This looks really great.  Opens December 7.

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    A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Finds Its Star In Zachary Galifianakis

    Among its army of cult followers, "A Confederacy of Dunces" is the funniest American novel ever written. Little surprise, then, that the recent leaked news of yet another attempt to adapt it to the big screen after thirty years of failure—with Zachary Galifianakis in the lead role—was greeted ecstat...

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    Michael K. Williams Says Wu-Tang Clan Members Will Play Themselves IN ODB FIlm

    Michael K. Williams Says Wu-Tang Clan Members Will Play Themselves IN ODB FIlm

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    David Goyer Teases "Lump In My Throat" Ending For 'The Dark Knight Rises'; Christopher Nolan Talks Con-woman, Grifter Catwoman

    It may be foggy now, but if memory serves us right, people reacted pretty kindly to helmer Christopher Nolan’s introduction to his own Batman world with 2005’s “Batman Begins.” While director Tim Burton delivered the comic book goods in 1989’s “Batman” and 1...

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    Exclusive: Clip From Jean-Marc Barr & Pascal Arnold's 'Sexual Chronicles Of A French Family'

    For most parents, finding out their child has been caught not only masturbating in class but filming it as well, would be the beginning and end of the conversation as they decide what kind of punishment would fit the crime. But for filmmaking team Jean-Marc Barr (who plays Jack Kerouac in the upcomi...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Guest Post: One Woman's View of Composing In/Out of Hollywood

    Writing a blog for a website called Women & Hollywood presents an interesting opportunity for this film composer who dwells primarily in the world of independent documentaries.  While not really being part of Hollywood’s entertainment mainstream, I’ve had many of the same experi...

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    Watch 3 Clips From Moroccan Director Nabil Ayouch's Cannes 2012 Entry "God's Horses"

    Watch 3 Clips From Moroccan Director Nabil Ayouch's Cannes 2012 Entry "God's Horses"

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    Magnolia Snaps Rights To Vinterberg's 'The Hunt'

    Thomas Vinterberg’s Cannes Competition title "The Hunt" has been picked up for US distribution through TrustNordisk by Magnolia Pictures.

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