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    Clooney Speaks Out About Journalism and Filmmaking As NYFF Opens

    The 43rd New York Film Festival will open tonight with a gala Lincoln Center screening of George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck,” followed by the traditional glittering after-party at Tavern on the Green in Central Park. Clooney's new movie is a look at a seminal time in the early days of broadcast journalism when reporter Edward R. Murrow took on Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin for his role in communist witch-hunts during the red scare of the 1950s. “I thought it was a good time to raise the idea of using fear to stifle political debate,” explained director & co-writer Clooney after a screening of...

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    At The New York Film Fest (not Toronto), World Cinema Gets its Due and Looks For Distribution

    Finally, world cinema gets the chance to shine. As the 43rd New York Film Festival kicks off tonight at Lincoln Center, about two dozens films from around the globe will get the attention they deserve -- unencumbered by studio junketeering and high-priced acquisitions news.

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    At The Market in Toronto This Year, Smaller Films in The Shadow of Big Deals

    A battle between two Indiewood companies and a handful of big budget acquisitions deals marked the business side of this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The fight between Paramount Classics and Fox Searchlight over the rights to Jason Reitman's "Thank You For Smoking," which may still le...

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    Critics Notebook: Exploring Heaven & Hell At the Toronto Festival

    Much has been inked about Ang Lee’s breathtaking "Brokeback Mountain" and Bennett Miller’s insightful "Capote" (the latter movie’s strength emerging from its fine performances rather than great directorial skill). Like many highly anticipated films, both front-ended Toronto, but they did more. Their protagonists set the tone for a recurring theme that ran throughout many of the fest’s most provocative offerings. They reside in some hell- or heaven-like place, sometimes both at the same time. Their position is more often than not of their own making. In "Brokeback Mountain," Heath Ledger’s macho, emotionally chall...

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    South Asian Films at Toronto

    Several South-Asian-centered films are trying to gain wider exposure at Toronto, including Shonali Bose's "Amu," about the massacre of Sikhs after the 1984 assassination of Indira Gandhi; Paul Mayeda Berges' "Mistress of Spices," based on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's bestselling novel, and Buddhadev...

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    Shoreline Entertainment To Take "Brooklyn Lobster" for Worldwide Sales

    Shoreline Entertainment has acquired writer/director Kevin Jordan's "Brooklyn Lobster" for worldwide sales. Presented by Martin Scorsese, "Brooklyn Lobster" had its world premiere September 9th as an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Danny Aiello and Jane...

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    Fest Dispatch: Young Americans in Toronto; from Canada to India, New York to Los Angeles

    Those living in the United States often forget that “America” encompasses a much wider swath of territory than the 50 states. There’s Canada, of course. And even in certain parts of India the residents call themselves “American.” For powerful evidence, see Ashim Ahluwalla’s “John & Jane,” one of the most fascinating discoveries at this year’s festival. An observational documentary about 1-800-call workers in Bombay, “John and Jane” exposes the insidious reach of the so-called American Dream, as experienced by six phone agents who peddle odd products and services to callers ...

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    Amidst Buzz and Rumors, Paramount Continues To Assert It Owns "Thank You For Smoking"

    The day after both Fox Searchlight and Paramount Classics announced separate deals for Jason Reitman's debut feature film "Thank You For Smoking" here at the Toronto International Film Festival, industry insiders were voraciously buzzing about the unprecedented situation. Despite a growing speculati...

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    Buscemi, Tucci and Blaban to Remake Van Gogh Trilogy as Homage to Murdered Director

    Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Bob Balaban have signed on to direct a remake of a trilogy by murdered Dutch director Theo van Gogh. Van Gogh, a descendant of the painter, was killed because of "Submission," a short film he made with liberal Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali refugee who fled an arranged marriage. The film portrayed violence against women in Islamic societies and was shown on Dutch television. Van Gogh's last film "06/05: The Sixth of May" will have its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday, Sept 15 as will "All Souls," a compilation of sixteen vignettes from seventeen Dutch directors base...

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    Filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald and the "AIDS THING"

    Filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald is keeping a diary that is being published in CTV.ca about his experience at the Toronto International Film Festival with his feature, "3 Needles." He laments how a bout of the flu causes some concerns that his illness is far more severe due to his two past films featuring ...

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