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  • The Lost Boys
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    The Lost Boys

    In solidarity against being found.

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  • Eric Kohn
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    About Eric Kohn

    Screen Rush is the personal blog of Eric Kohn, the lead film critic for indieWIRE. His writing has also appeared The New York Times, New York magazine, New York Press, The Wrap, Moving Pictures magazine, Filmmaker, Moviemaker, Heeb Magazine and several other outlets. Born in Texas and raised in Seattle, he holds bachelors and masters degrees in cinema studies from NYU. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his girlfriend, two cats and a projector. E-mail Eric here: eric(at)indiewire(dot)com.

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  • Hope for Film
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    About Hope for Film

    Ted Hope is an independent film producer. He's produced over 60 films. This is his blog.

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  • The Playlist
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    Elizabeth Banks Producing A Capella Comedy 'Pitch Perfect'

    In the world of "Glee" and "High School Musical," of comedies about spelling bees and debate teams and cheerleaders and frat houses, it's almost staggering that we've managed to go through the history of cinema without a film focusing on college a capella groups. But fret no longer! Nature abhors a vacuum, and as such, and hot on the heels of that one scene in "The Social Network," a comedy focusing on the backing-free singing groups is now in the works.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Frameline35 Film Festival Wrap and Closing Night Review: Christopher and His Kind

    The Frameline Film Festival is not only the world’s oldest LGBT festival, it’s also the largest—attendance this year reached 56,000, reports Jacob Combs from San Francisco. The Frameline35 festival, now in its 35th reincarnation, screened more than 230 features and shorts at four locations across San Francisco, centered, of course, at the Castro Theatre, the 1922 movie palace located in the heart of the most famous gay neighborhood in San Francisco (and, arguably, the world). The Castro audience is not one known for being demure or quiet. The crowd at Sunday’s screening of Christopher and His Kind, the BBC docudrama about Christopher Isherwood that closed the festival, was no exception: quick to laugh (loudly), gasp and even dance when the moment called for it.

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  • Hope for Film
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    A Public Discussion On THE FUTURE OF FILM With You, Me (Ted Hope), & Brian Newman

    Brian Newman and I are headed towards the Czech Republic this holiday weekend in order to have a very public discussion on The Future Of Film with the filmmakers and audiences at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Yet, you too can join in even if you can't make your way to this wonderful festival. Neither Brian nor I are great fans of panel discussions these days; they fail to mine the great knowledge or passions of the community. So in contemplating how to get something done in the time we have allotted, Brian and I decided it would be good to get the conversation started a bit early. Below, Brian and I put together a focus on what we think are the key factors shaping the greatest and necessary change to the way films are made and consumed. What's your opinion?

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  • The Playlist
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    But Of Course: 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Is The First Of A Planned Trilogy

    There are many arguments to be made that "Star Wars" ruined the movies, but one of the more persuasive is the way that it popularized the idea of the trilogy. George Lucas didn't invent the concept (that would have been the Ancient Greeks, thank you), but by making both the original films and the prequels, he popularized the concept, ensuring that almost any hit film would be intended as only the first part of three films, each one bigger than the last. And to a degree, it makes sense: it mirrors the three act structure that virtually every screenplay uses as a template, enabling a complete story with ups and downs to be told over a longer running time.

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  • The Playlist
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    Spike Jonze Directing Video For New Beastie Boys Single... With Action Figures

    We might be a couple of years away from Spike Jonze's last feature, the tremendous "Where the Wild Things Are," with only the loosest of movements towards his next, a reunion with writer Charlie Kaufman, but the director hasn't been idle. He's helmed a terrific short film, "I'm Here," as well as collaborations with two of the best bands around, LCD Soundsystem and Arcade Fire, on "Drunk Girls" and "Scenes of the Suburbs." And now, it looks like the director's coming full circle, teaming up once again with one of the bands with whom he launched his music video directing career.

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    link we like: GENE AUTRY

    link we like: GENE AUTRY

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    link we like: THE VITAPHONE PROJECT

    VITAPHONE NEWS

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