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    AJ Schnack: Doc Oscar Rules In-Depth

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    300: Model Paradigm for Future Success

    As I suggested a few weeks ago, the global blockbuster 300 will have a huge impact on the movie business, because for better or for worse, both aesthetically and economically, it provides a useful new paradigm for how to succeed at the movies. That's why it will be widely imitated: it was made for $...

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    The Box Office Top Ten So Far

    Each week, indieWIRE receives the final weekend numbers for specialty releases in theaters. This is our top ten for the three day weekend so far, with most numbers already in. The top ten is subject to change before the final chart is published tomorrow and the weekly box office column is written. W...

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    NY Times: Wandering in Weimar Purgatory

    The first episode of "Berlin Alexanderplatz," Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 13-part (plus epilogue), 15 1/2-hour adaptation of Alfred Doblin's 1929 novel, is called "The Punishment Begins." There is a heavy, obvious irony, since the hero of this modern urban anti-epic, a former pimp named Franz Biberko...

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    AFP: 'Dean of documentaries' frowns at blurring of fact and fiction

    At 80 years old and with half-a-century's worth of groundbreaking films behind him, it is small wonder that Albert Maysles is known as the dean of documentaries. Michael Moore was barely a year old in 1955 when Maysles was packing up a camera and venturing behind the Iron Curtain to capture a glimps...

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    Hayek Forms MGM Alliance for New Film Company, Ventanazul

    Salma Hayek's new Ventanazul label, a company she is creating with Jose Tamez, has signed a deal with MGM to develop, produce and acquire new projects with Latin themes and/or featuring Latin talent both in front of and behind the camera. MGM will finance projects along with outside investors, plann...

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    The Long Day Closes

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