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  • iW NOW
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    "Skyline" Goes Rogue

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  • Leonard Maltin
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    The Italian Straw Hat

    How can a film that’s more than eighty years old seem fresh and modern? That’s the marvel of Rene Clair’s silent gem The Italian Straw Hat (1927), which has been lovingly restored by producer David Shepard for DVD release through Jeffery Masino’s Flicker Alley. If you’ve never seen the picture, you owe it to yourself to experience its wit and charm, which is comparable to the finest work of Ernst Lubitsch…yet it is distinctly, unmistakably French. While its source material (an emblematic stage farce written in 1851) was already well-worn by the late 1920s, Clair put his own stamp on it by changing—

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Gilliam Restarts Don Quixote with McGregor

    Gilliam Restarts Don Quixote with McGregor

    I ran into Terry Gilliam on the Croisette, surrounded by admirers. He had been doing meetings at the Majestic to fill some gaps in the financing for his Don Quixote movie. I find it slightly depressing that world-class filmmakers like Gilliam and Julie Taymor are forced to hawk their wares at Cannes to raise financing for their films. Gilliam laughed. "I'm whoring from one hotel to the other," he said.

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  • iW NOW
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    "Racing Dreams" Debuts This Friday

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Discovery of a Jewel

    The dream scenario of every acquisitions person is to find the gem which lies buried and undiscovered. No one knows of it and somehow it comes only to you. The big dilemma for a jaded acquisition executive who is tired out from watching at least five films a day is, Is the film as good as it seems? It is difficult to judge objectively a film when one's instincts are blunted by too many mediocre films and when no one else is talking about the film.

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    Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Westend Films ♀: 2 Films in the Festival

    IF YOU ARE NOT LOGGED INTO IMDbPRO YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO WORK ALL THESE LINKS.

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  • iW NOW
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    Ethiopia Comes to the Croisette

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Page Stars in Nyswaner's Freeheld

    Endgame Entertainment is financing writer-director Ron Nyswaner's Freeheld, based on Cynthia Wade's Oscar-winning documentary short about New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree (Page) and her detective partner’s struggle to obtain pension benefits after she is diagnosed as terminally ill. The feature has lined up Juno star Ellen Page (Gawker's shameless headline: Ellen Page is a Lesbian). Endgame's James Stern (Every Little Step) will produce with Wade, Double Feature Films’ Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher and Vie Entertainment’s Kelly Bush.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    Vesuvio and Greg Sims Erupt

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Nine Leaked Clips From "Sex and the City 2"

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