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    Mikio Naruse: Part II

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    Reykjavik Fest Lures Filmmakers to Ambitious Event and Iceland's Remarkable Beauty

    During any given period, there are places in the world that are the en vogue places to visit. Prime Minister Tony Blair promoted "Cool Britannia" after his first election win in the late '90s and every backpacker, it seemed, flocked to Prague several years earlier following the fall of communism, in...

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    White Trash: Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies"

    Since "Where the Truth Lies" debuted at Cannes this past May, it has been beset by a censorship controversy that, like "Basic Instinct" and "Showgirls" before it, might just be its only saving grace, financially speaking. Because Atom Egoyan's latest effort is a pretty wretched film, formulaic, conf...

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    New Studio Boss Shakes Up Paramount Classics, Vitale & Dinerstein Leaving Division

    Just days after a formal changing of the guard took place at one Hollywood studio specialty division another studio took the first step towards re-envisioning its classics unit. Paramount Pictures confirmed Thursday that it would not renew the contracts of Paramount Classics co-presidents David Dine...

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    Cinema of Sadness

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    INDUSTRY MOVES: Foursome Found Safe House

    Will Battersby, Tory Tunnell, Jacob Kornbluth and Stelio Kitrilakis have formed Safe House Pictures, a New York-based company with a multi-year overhead and development fund. The new venture will produce features, documentaries and television. Battersby joins from HDNet Films and was previously at I...

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    Sneak Preview: "Through the Forest"

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    Who Is Philippe Martinez?

    With a reported $200 million investment, Philippe Martinez has moved to Los Angeles to, in his not so modest words, build "the number one independent U.S. distributor." Continuing, he told the New York Times, "To get ahead of Lions Gate we have to do $350 to $400 million of business a year. We have less money than they do, and fewer employees. But I have my passion. That's what's going to make the difference." The exec, fresh from a European jail (as detailed in the Times piece), had his company, Bauer Martinez Distribution, pay the big bucks and beat out competitors for David Ayer's "Harsh Times" at this year's Toronto International Film Fes...

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    ThinkFilm & HBO Go For "Favela Rising"

    A deal for Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary's "Favela Rising" has been announced, with THINKFilm and HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films nabbing distribution rights to the movie. THINKFilm's head of theatrical distribution Mark Urman clarified that his company has theatrical rights, HBO has the first pay TV window and the film's producers have retained video rights. The doc debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and follows former favela drug dealer Anderson Sa as he aims to establish a group that uses music and dancing to fight drugs and violence in the dangerous slums of Rio. A tragic accident threatens the movement and...

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    A Plea for "Forty Shades of Blue"

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