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    PETER TONGUETTE: Director Steven Spielberg and editor Michael Kahn: a life long partnership

    I was the sort of kid who paid attention to movie credits, even if I didn’t comprehend them, so from an early age I was familiar with the name of Michael Kahn. There it was, appearing again and again at the start of some of my favorite movies as a child: Close "Encounters of the Third Kind," "Raider...

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    The Playlist Staff Pick Their Most Underrated & Overrated Films Of 2011

    One of the pecularities of our site is our insistence on writing in the third personn, something designed to create the impression of a collective, a hive mind, and it's served us fairly well so far. But the realities of this are a little trickier; we're not all programmed the same way, and ...

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    Interview: 'Ghost Protocol' Director Brad Bird Hopes Earthquake Epic '1906' Is Next, Would Like To Revive Sci-Fi Noir 'Ray Gunn'

    Brad Bird has made a bold, fascinating leap from animation to live action with this week's glorious popcorn epic "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." But we were curious as to what kind of connection he still has with Pixar, his former home base, as well as what else he is working on. In the seco...

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    Inaugural Shadow And Act Annual Black Cinema Toasts! 2011 Honorees #2 - The Black Web Series

    Continuing on as promised with the S&A toasts proposals to, as I stated in the first honoree post last week Friday, all the brave, passionate black men, women and institutions in this ruthless, monocratic industry we cover here on S&A, who were, as the late Steve Jobs put it in tha...

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    Honor Roll 2011 | Sundance's Golden Boy Sean Durkin, Director/Writer of 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

    For a first-time director, Sean Durkin came into the 2011 Sundance Film Festival with a lot of history. With his NYU buddies Antonio Campos and Josh Mond, Durkin formed Borderline Films in 2005; their first feature, the Campos-directed "Afterschool," premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festi...

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    Post-Blackness: Every Movement Needs a Manifesto

    Post-Blackness: Every Movement Needs a Manifesto

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    Steven Spielberg And His Cast On John Ford, Their Equine Co-Stars And Whether 'War Horse' Is A War Movie

    Steven Spielberg shot "War Horse" during a break while his team of animators were working on "The Adventures of Tintin," but it's not a rush job -- the director took his time searching for cast members, sending his actors to boot camp to learn to ride, and waiting for the English weather to cooperat...

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    Wim Wenders' Long Journey Toward Cinematic Justice for Pina Bausch

    Wim Wenders' Long Journey Toward Cinematic Justice for Pina Bausch

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    Paramount Hits A New Peak

    I can’t explain why I’ve always loved movie studio logos, but I do, and like some other compulsive film-buff friends, I take note of every minor change and tweak. Paramount has unveiled its new 100th anniversary logo at the head of 'Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol', and it’s very impressive. It w...

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    Occupy Wall Street movement: a survey of video footage from the front lines

    For just a moment, try to set aside your preconceptions. Try to set aside your ideological leanings, your ideas about power, money, and political speech. Even try to reach past your automatic emotional responses and most visceral feelings. And for a moment, just watch the video below this graf. It w...

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