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    Juliette Binoche, Jodie Foster & More Reportedly Eyed For Abel Ferrara's Dominique Strauss-Kahn Pic As Isabelle Adjani Drops Out

    So remember about a year ago when Abel Ferrara was talking up his next movie, one that would be inspired/based on disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn? While producers were cagier, Ferrara was talking up a shoot last summer with Gerard Depardieu in the lead role, with Isabelle Adjani t...

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    Abel Ferrara to Appear in Silent Italian Film From 'The Legend of Kaspar Hauser' Director Davide Manuli

    What is “4:44 Last Day on Earth” writer-director Abel Ferrara doing in a silent Italian film? Only filmmaker Davide Manuli can say for sure.

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    Review: '4:44: Last Day On Earth' Envisions The Apocalypse Without Much Imagination

    There's something very wrong in Abel Ferrara's "4:44: Last Day On Earth." The world, as the title would suggest, is coming to an end, and Ferrara, the fuck-you auteur behind "King of New York" and the non-Nic Cage-adorned "Bad Lieutenant," is content with keeping things inside a spacious apartment o...

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    Abel Ferrara Talks '4:44 Last Day On Earth' & Says His Dominique Strauss-Kahn Pic Will Be "Eye Opening"

    Abel Ferrara is a handful. With wild gestures and expertly timed jokes, he piles the digressions high, but is much sharper and in control than his legendarily hard-living persona would suggest. The sixty-one-year-old has had one of American indie cinema’s most eclectic careers. A Bronx native, Ferra...

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    Sculpting Away: An Interview with Willem Dafoe

    Willem Dafoe's versatility as an actor cannot be understated. His range as a performer is remarkable, and that comes across in a wide range of his performances, from his expressive turn as Jesus of Nazareth in "The Last Temptation of Christ" to his charmingly bombastic voice-acting performance in "F...

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    Watch: Trailer for Abel Ferrara's Apocalyptic '4:44 Last Day on Earth'

    The end of the world has been a popular film topic over the last 18 months. See: "Melancholia,""Take Shelter," "Bellflower" and David Mackenzie's soon-to-be-released "Perfect Sense." Check out the new trailer for Abel Ferrara's entry, "4:44 Last Day on Earth," which debuted at the 2011 Venice Film F...

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    Abel Ferrara Reaffirms His Dominque Strauss-Kahn Pic With Gerard Depardieu Will Shoot In June (Producers Are Not So Certain)

    Abel Ferrara continues to insist disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be the inspiration for an upcoming film. First revealed at the tail end of last year, reports surfaced that the director was looking at Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani to star in a movie that will use the S...

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    Abel Ferrara Lining Up Movie Inspired By Dominique Strasse-Kahn, Gerard Depardieu & Isabelle Adjani Eyed For Roles

    Update: Wild Bunch has clarified the film will not be about Dominique Strasse-Kahn specifically, but more generally about politicians. "Abel Ferrara is currently writing a script about politics, the weakness of today’s politician, who is at the same time all-powerful and lost, misera...

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    Abel Ferrara Says David Lynch Is Done Making Films & Says Download His Movies If You Can't Find 'Em

    If you generally like depraved movies and you love temperamental and mercurial curmudgeons, it's pretty much mandatory that you adore Bronx-born filmmaker Abel Ferrara. Maybe you don't think all his films are successful ("Dangerous Game", "Body Snatchers"), maybe you think some of them are near Big Apple sleaze-masterpieces ("King of New York," "Bad Lieutenant") and very possibly you haven't seen the ones that have had trouble finding proper distribution ("Mary," "Go Go Tales," "Chelsea On The Rocks"), but in theory, you love his no holds barred approach, his refusal to sugarcoat anything in an interview, and his general cantankerous mien. Th...

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    Exclusive: First Look At Willem Dafoe In Abel Ferrara's Latest "4:44 Last Day On Earth"

    The idea of the end of the world is an endless mine for filmmakers. Principally, of course, they're big-budget action fests, whether showing the disaster in progress, like the many, many examples in Roland Emmerich's career, or showing the aftermath, like "Mad Max" and his plentiful rip-offs. But sometimes, you get lower-key takes on the same subject matter, which are inevitably infinitely more insightful about an idea that, let's be honest, hangs around the back of most of our minds. From Don McKellar's "Last Night" to the upcoming Steve Carell/Keira Knightley drama "Seeking A Friend At The End of the World," it's surprisingly easy to make t...

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