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    Movie Lovers We Love: David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson Are Rock-Star Film Scholars

    Husband-and-wife film studies team David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, now retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have published editions of their "Film Art" textbook since 1976. It's a classroom standard, one that freshmen often react to with some eye-rolling derision: Cer...

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    Academy Acquires Bison Archive Photo Treasures; Rare Images of Hitchcock, Kubrick, Spielberg and Welles' 'Touch of Evil'

    The Academy has acquired more than 70,000 photographs from the Bison Archives, the private collection of renowned film historian Marc Wanamaker. Particularly exciting is a group of eight behind-the-scenes images taken during the filming of the opening sequence of Orson Welles’s noir classic "Touch o...

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    Will You See This Movie? Carol Kane Stars as a Hoarder Opposite Natasha Lyonne and Joshua Leonard in 'Clutter'

    When Diane Crespo, who directed the 2007 indie friendship film "Arranged," received the script for "Clutter," she was enthralled.  "When you have a production company, you get a lot of scripts," Crespo told Indiewire.  "You get three pages into a script, ...

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    Zoe Kazan & Jake Johnson Team For Black List Script 'The Pretty One'

    As far as indie matchups go, pairing Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson? Yeah, we don't even need to know what it's about, and we'll be there. But in case you need a few more details to go on, read below.

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    Tony Aloupis' Feature Debut 'Truck Stop' Picks Up Juno Temple & Evan Peters For Period Drama

    Rising actress Juno Temple has made quite a name for herself recently, playing layered, twisted roles in both William Friedkin's “Killer Joe” and Gregg Araki's much-underrated “Kaboom,” and it looks like she will continue the trend as she joins Tony Aloupis' featu...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trouble Between the Mary Pickford Foundation and the Mary Pickford Institute

    I know a bit about Mary Pickford from reading Cari Beauchamp's biography of Frances Marion Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood.  Suffice it to say she was a very important person in early Hollywood.  She was one of the 36 founders of the Academy...

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    Tyler Perry Gives Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobby Kristina Role In "For Better Or Worse"

    Following the well-publicized tragic death of her mother Whitney Houston, and its aftermath, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina has reportedly been offered a part in the upcoming season of Tyler Perry’s TBS sitcom, For Better Or Worse, which stars Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White - based on the ...

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    Critic's Notebook: Is It Wrong to Download Pirated Movies? Not Quite, Says One Critic.

    Remember back in the '80s, when people used to engage in recreational drug use? Just Say No, Nancy Reagan told us, and a collective lightbulb clicked on over America, ending the drug war forever.

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    TV Dial: Lindsay Lohan Heads To 'Glee'; Tommy Lee Jones Is 'All-American' At AMC; Jeremy Piven Becomes 'Mr. Selfridge' & More

    With "Mad Men" swinging back into action this past weekend, and "Game of Thrones" premiering on Sunday (unless 'tis all an elaborate April Fools jest), it seems a perfect time to round up all of the TV news coming our way this week.

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    Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss & Alice Braga Get Their Own 'On The Road' Posters

    More "On The Road" character posters have landed today following one sheets for Viggo Mortensen and Tom Sturridge -- and sorry KStew fans, no monument to her beauty and talent just yet.

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