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    We Read It: Michael Mann & John Logan's Unmade 1930s Noir A Nasty Look At Old Hollywood That Doesn't Quite Work

    Of all the unmade, potentially great projects of the last few years, one of the most talked-about is the untitled 1930s noir thriller penned by Oscar nominee John Logan ("The Aviator," "Hugo") with the intention that Michael Mann would direct, and Leonardo DiCaprio would star. The project started do...

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    Sundance Selects Says 'Gimme The Loot' For SXSW Winner; Wrekin Hill Finds 'The End Of Love' & Oscilloscope Reaches Enlightenment with 'Samsara'

    The SXSW Film Festival has shuttered its doors for another year, and now news reaches us that the winner of this year's Best Narrative Feature award has found a distributor, as did two other festival favorites from Park City and TIFF.

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    Rachel Weisz and Terence Davies Talk 'The Deep Blue Sea' and Getting It Right

    Despite plumbing intense depths in "The Deep Blue Sea," Terence Davies and Rachel Weisz are a cheerful team. During my chat with the duo, they called each other "darling" and laughed a lot. Their rapport is witty. But their business? Serious. "The Deep Blue Sea" --...

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    The Indie 'Black List'? NYU Announces 'Purple List' of Best Unproduced Student Screenplays

    Graduating film school doesn't necessarily guarantee a break into the industry. But as a way to boost its students' profiles, New York University has announced the creation of the NYU Purple List, their own annual version of Hollywood's Black List of unproduced screenplays.

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    Being Winston Wolfe: 9 Reasons Why 'Pulp Fiction' is the Management Guide Every Indie Filmmaker Needs

    All film sets need at least one Winston Wolfe -- someone who’s a top-notch manager, able to respond to any crisis with focus and grace. Here's how to do just that.

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    Critic's Notebook: Why Action Fans Must See 'The Raid: Redemption' Before the Remake

    American action movies are almost entirely defined by cutaways, blaring music cues and grunts. "The Raid: Redemption," a hyper-energetic Indonesian martial arts movie, delivers an effective rebuke to that meek norm. Bones break, blood flows and swift, excessively complicated fight choreogr...

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    New Directors/New Films 2012: 10 Films Indiewire Thinks You Should See

    The 41st edition of New Directors/New Films kicks off tonight at MoMA and continues through April 1. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA, the event will offer 29 features and 12 short films from around the world -- all of which are first or second features.

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    Starz Renews 'Magic City' For a Second Season Before Its First Even Airs

    The network re-ups its new Miami Beach-set series before its premiere on April 6th.

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    How Kevin Smith's 'Comic Book Men' Serves as a Requiem For the 'Clerks' Era

    The AMC reality show offers bittersweet insight into another time in Kevin Smith fandom and in indie film.

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    Project of the Day: Cuba Without Cliches in 'Eres tu, Papa? (Is That You, Dad?)'

    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

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