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    A Few Great Pumpkins IV—Fourth Night: The Uninvited

    Brother and sister Roderick and Pamela Fitzgerald (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) while on vacation in Cornwall, decide to purchase a large cliffside house. The place is lovely, eminently classy and full of light. Better yet, its owner, Commander Beech (Donald Crisp) is willing to part with the place for a song. All seems fine, great even. Except for one room on the second floor. It’s oddly cold in there, even when the sun’s shining in. It gets more frigid, perhaps even...menacing, when local girl Stella Meredith (a luminous Gail Russell) stops by for a little flirtation. An old village hag lurks around glaring ominously, and it's clear Commander Beech knows more about the house than he’s letting on. It isn’t long before even stranger things start happening...

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Avatar Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

    As more finished footage becomes available for James Cameron's Avatar---which is about 75% CG--Fox is releasing more material in advance of the December 18 release.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Halloween Watch: Scorsese's Top 11 Scariest Movies

    The Daily Beast asked Martin Scorsese to list his scariest movies. He came up with 11 and his scariest is my scariest, and always has been: Robert Wise's 1963 The Haunting, based on Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. Nice to be validated.

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    Academy Announces Winners of Screenwriting Fellowship

    Academy Announces Winners of Screenwriting Fellowship

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    "The Wind Journeys" Picked Up by Film Movement

    "The Wind Journeys" Picked Up by Film Movement

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Theater Owners Flex Their Muscle for 'This Is It' Window

    Theater Owners Flex Their Muscle for 'This Is It' Window

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  • Spout
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    10 Sex Scenes Involving Costumes

    by Christopher Campbell

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    New Avatar Trailer is Up

    I know there are a lot of Avatar naysayers out there but when the hairs rise on the back of my neck I know there's something real going on. I felt it with Twilight and I feel it with this latest Avatar trailer which went up on Yahoo at 10 am PST (video on jump).

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    LFF#: Kristin Scott Thomas Times Two

    Kristin Scott Thomas had a double whammy at the London Film Fest, starring as John Lennon's Aunt Mimi in Nowhere Boy and as a sexy adulterer in the French hit Partir (Leaving).

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Woody Allen's Opening Sequence for Manhattan

    Check out the classic black-and-white opening sequence of one of my fave movies of all time, Woody Allen's Manhattan, accompanied by George Gershwin. It's tough to beat Woody in his prime. I actually worked in the publicity bullpen at United Artists (729 Seventh Avenue) when this came out in 1979 (my first job out of NYU). It's hard to remember what a big deal auteur Allen was then, with four Oscar wins for 1977's Annie Hall (best picture, screenplay, director and actress) followed by a steady stream of almost annual director/writer nominations, for a career total of 21. His peak decades were between Annie Hall in 1978 and Deconstructing Harry in 1998, imho, his last great movie. It was his last Oscar nomination, too, until 2005's Match Point.

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