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    Immersed in Movies: The Return of Abel Gance's 'Napoleon'

    Never mind about 3-D and IMAX and higher frame rates and immersive design and "The Artist" and "Hugo": Abel Gance's monumental silent, "Napoleon" (1927), is back and fully restored and better than ever. It boasts more than half-an-hour of additional footage discovered by tireless Oscar-winning Briti...

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    Try & Hold Back The Tears: Pitbull, Not Will Smith, Pens Theme Song For 'Men In Black 3'

    Sorry, Will Smith fans. While the Agent J has written two certifiable classic songs, "Men In Black," and "Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)," the latter song of which features TRÂ-Knox, sadly, Big Willie Style won't be recording a theme song for "Men In Bla...

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    VIDEO - Motion Studies #4: Godardloop

    47 films spanning 50 years of filmmaking are channeled into a stream of images that attest to the inimitable talent of Jean-Luc Godard.

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    Filmmakers You Should Know: Terence Davies, Cinematic Poet of Mid-Century British Melodrama

    For nearly 30 years, Terence Davies has maintained a reputation as one of British cinema's brightest voices with just a half dozen features.

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    Will You See This Movie? 'Cairo Time' Director Takes Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson to South Africa

    Ever since she was a teenager, Arab-Canadian filmmaker Ruba Nadda ("Cairo Time") has been thinking about the actor Alexander Siddig ("Sammy and Rosy Got Laid," "Start Trek: Deep Space 9").

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    First Person: Gay 'Mumbleporn' Filmmaker Travis Mathews Talks About Sex, Baby

    First Person: Gay 'Mumbleporn' Filmmaker Travis Mathews Talks About Sex, Baby

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    PBS Reconsiders Move of POV and Independent Lens to Thursday After Filmmakers Protest

    After a ratings drop and public outcry from filmmakers and industry members, PBS has announced it's reevaluating its move of the nonfiction strands from Tuesday.

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    Screenwriting 101: Everything You Know About Outlining is Wrong

    For those who believe screenwriters need to know exactly where the story's going to go, Columbia University screenwriting professor Guy Gallo says: Nonsense. In this excerpt from his new book, "Screenwriter's Compass: Character as True North," Gallo explains how expl...

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    Weekend Preview: 'The Hunger Games' Is A Must-See

    Box office records and hearts -- and maybe some gender barriers -- will be broken this weekend by "The Hunger Games" and the franchise's star, Jennifer Lawrence. (The film already scored $19.7 million from midnight shows.) We don't usually recommend a box office giant as must-see viewing, but this i...

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    Tom Sturridge Gets His Own 'On The Road' Poster We've All Been Waiting For

    After dropping a Viggo Mortensen character one sheet last week, the marketing team behind Walter Salles' "On The Road" have taken a curious left turn. Instead of zeroing in some of the more well known young names like Garrett Hedlund or Kristen Stewart, they've instead foisted the ...

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