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    TCM Promos Seven-Part Moguls & Movie Stars with Five City Exhibit/Tour

    Turner Classic Movies is launching a five city multimedia, interactive, exhibit tour featuring Hollywood memorabilia from TCM’s original seven-part documentary series, Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, which premieres November 1 at 8 PM (ET). The series delves into an in-depth history of...

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    The Great Gatsby: Pitt vs. Pitt, Mulligan vs. Portman, Casting Poll

    - The rumored Great Gatsby remake isn't that far along, it seems. While Deadline sets the record straight on the project's future--the remake might be Baz Luhrmann's next picture, but so might an original musical at Media Rights Capital--the movie does inspire juicy casting ideas.

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    The Social Network's Treatment of Women, Winterbottom's Kercher Murder Mystery to Star Firth

    -It's no surprise that David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network is getting Oscar-buzz, zeitgeist hype and debates about what is fact and fiction. Now the role of women in the film is kicking up controversy. The Daily Beast's Rebecca Davis O'Brien argues that the femme roles are props in a...

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    Keanu Reeves: The Face of Woodstock?

    Over the last eleven years, the Woodstock Film Festival has honored numerous movers and shakers from across the spectrum of the international film community, but few guests have turned as many heads as Keanu Reeves. The recipient of Woodstock's inaugural Honorary Excellence in Acting Award, Reeves m...

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    SXSW Unveils Panel First Wave

    Among the first wave of twenty South by Southwest panels---there will be over 80 panels and workshops–taking place in Austin, Texas between March 11-19, 2011 are:

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    Trailer Watch: True Grit Long Version

    Paramount tacked the long True Grit trailer in front of The Social Network this weekend. Now I know more than I want to know, typically. Instead of wondering if Josh Brolin and Matt Damon are both bad guys, we see that Damon plays a Texas Ranger helping Bridges' U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn on a tw...

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    Reykjavik Shares Its "Magic" as Film Festival Closes Its Seventh Edition

    "This place is absolutely magical,” Jim Jarmusch said Friday afternoon as the final days of the Reykjavik International Film Festival brought a good hundred filmmakers, journalists, and other film industry folk to the home of Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the president of Iceland. Grímsson welcomed everyo...

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    European Films Top the Zurich Film Festival Awards

    European films were the big winners at the 6th Zurich Film Festival, which just wrapped last night, October 3. The jury for the International Feature Competition, headed by Frank Langella, awarded Srdjan Kolijevic's Serbian drama "The Woman with a Broken Nose," with their top prize, the Golden Eye f...

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    "White Irish Drinkers" and "Grace Paley" Doc Top Audience Winners at Woodstock

    John Gray's 1975 set Brooklyn tale "White Irish Drinkers," and Lilly Rivlin's documentary "Grace Paley: Collected Shorts," were the two big Audience Award winners last night at the Woodstock Film Festival. "Drinkers" nabbed the Audience Award for Narrative Feature, while "Grace Palley" walked away w...

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    Noam Chomsky Conference In Iceland

    As you can tell, I haven't exactly been posting like crazy since my arrival here in Reykjavik, mostly because it's just been too amazing here to hinder by holing up with a laptop. I'll have a bunch of musings to post tomorrow as I make my Icelandic exit, but for now here's video from an inspiring co...

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