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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Media Watch: Relativity Launches First Movie Sector Marketing Partnership with Spotify

    Relativity Media continues to cut a swath in the online sector by forging a long-term marketing partnership with burgeoning three-year-old European digital music service Spotify. Relativity is Spotify's exclusive launch partner in the Film category and the first stateside movie company to run media on the platform. Kicking off the new partnership is marketing for the adventure flick Immortals (November 11, 2011) which will be targeted to Spotify’s US-based customers. No specifics yet for the exact content to be supplied for this media partnership.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Amanda Knox at the Movies

    Well, Lifetime movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy, starring Hayden Panettierre and Marcia Gay Harden, came and went this spring without much fuss, although it was reportedly less than accurate. After protests from Knox's parents, Lifetime removed a controversial recreation of the murder. (The channel wasted no time rebroadcasting the TV film with updated title cards). But with the unfolding drama of the controversial American exchange student convicted of a 2007 murder in Italy still in the news, there seems room for a proper movie version.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    The 2011 New York Film Festival | Interview: Frederick Wiseman, CRAZY HORSE

    The 2011 New York Film Festival | Interview: Frederick Wiseman, CRAZY HORSE

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  • The Playlist
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    Tom Six Says 'Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)' Will Head To America & Directly Follow 'Part 2'

    After seeing the encyclopedic acts of horror on display in “The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence),” it’s hard to imagine that there’s too much more to do with the concept, short of capturing an actual rape or murder on camera. But writer-director Tom Six, who premiered his sequel at Austin’s Fantastic Fest last week, said he has plenty more ideas where those for the first two films came from. “When I was writing the first script, I had so many ideas that I couldn’t put them in one film,” Six explained in a recent interview with The Playlist.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Revealing Sneak Peek Clip Of Mos Def As "Brother Sam" On Showtime's "Dexter"

    Here's a sneak peek clip of Mos Def playing "Brother Sam" on the Showtime network hit tv series Dexter. We told you earlier in the year he would have a multi-episode story arc for the season.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Indie Release Mojo: Margaret, Dream House, Machine Gun Preacher, Drive

    Indie Release Mojo: Margaret, Dream House, Machine Gun Preacher, Drive

    The box office wreckage this weekend reminds that it's usually NOT a good idea to take a movie away from a director, and how hazardous it is for indie films in this over-crowded marketplace.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Clooney's Favorite Films Inspire Mini Movie Trailer Marathon: From President's Men to The Sting

    Happy Monday from George Clooney! He's shared his 100 favorite films (from 1964-1976, "the greatest era in filmmaking by far"). Among the collection (which he's gifted to friends for Christmas) are the following classics (it won't surprise you that Clooney has good taste): All The President's Men (also a favorite of Aaron Sorkin's), American Graffiti, Badlands, Bonnie & Clyde, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Chinatown, A Clockwork Orange, Cool Hand Luke, Dog Day Afternoon, Easy Rider, The Exorcist, Godfather I & II, The Graduate, Harold and Maude, Jaws, Last Tango in Paris, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Midnight Cowboy, My Fair Lady, Network, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rosemary's Baby, The Sting, Taxi Driver and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. If that list doesn't make you want to have a movie marathon, what possibly could? It also makes one wonder what happened to the art of the movie poster. We've put together a mini-marathon of their trailers below. You're welcome:

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  • The Playlist
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    New Looks At Ben Kingsley & Jude Law In Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo'

    It has been a while since we've seen anything from Martin Scorsese's upcoming 3D family adventure "Hugo." Granted, the director has been busy executive producing "Boardwalk Empire," putting the finishing touches on the massive documentary "George Harrison: Living In The Material World" as well as editing Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret." However, the first trailer for the film was released in July and is now somewhat of a distant memory, but with the movie gearing up to land next month the marketing campaign is likely just moments away from starting in full swing.

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  • The Playlist
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    David Cronenberg Says 'A Dangerous Method' Is An "Intellectual Ménage à Trois"

    Still Hoping To Make 'Eastern Promises 2' With Viggo MortensenIt has been a very busy fall so far for David Cronenberg. His latest film "A Dangerous Method" has been traveling the globe, premiering at the end of August at the Venice Film Festival, going to Telluride and then TIFF last month for its North American debut and now, hitting the New York Film Festival. For a director whose filmography generally displays a tendency towards the freakier end of the spectrum, his new movie is bit straighter than we're used to from Cronenberg. Starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley, the film centers on the relationship between Carl Jung (Fassbender) and Russian-Jewish patient Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), which turns sexual, ultimately causing a rift between Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), but also catalyzing strong findings in regards to Jungian psychoanalysis.

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  • The Playlist
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    NYFF ’11 Review: ‘Corpo Celeste’ Is A Quietly Moving Coming-Of-Age Tale

    The subtle, affecting “Corpo Celeste” is the story of Marta (Yle Vianello), a 13-year-old Italian girl who has spent the last decade growing up in Switzerland. She returns to Calabria (an act that’s described in the press materials as a “return emigration”), in southern Italy, to be bombarded with family and thrust into the rites of Catholic confirmation. She doesn’t stumble across a conspiracy or gain a magic key that transports her to another dimension but you hang on her every move, action, and glance, just the same.

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