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    Review: Cameron Crowe's 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Is A Rousing, Wonderfully Atypical Rock Doc

    If it's not completely obvious, "Pearl Jam Twenty" is the name of the new retrospective documentary about the first twenty years of influential Seattle rock band Pearl Jam. But, as directed by Cameron Crowe, whose mind operates on another level of meta-textual cross-indexed pop cultural awareness, it's also a nod to the name of the first Pearl Jam album, Ten (the number of former New Jersey Nets point guard Mookie Blaylock, who the band was originally named after). In a weird way, the title is also evocative of the way the movie has been put together – unlike most standard rock band documentaries, its full of personal detail (Crowe was in Sea...

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    Watch: Matt Damon and Cameron Crowe Get Animal Crackers In Trailer For 'We Bought A Zoo'

    It's been six long years since we last saw a Cameron Crowe (fictional) film on screen, but seeing that that film was the, frankly, disastrous "Elizabethtown," he's perhaps been missed less than he might have been otherwise. Still, the writer-director has enough great work behind him that we're alway...

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    Cameron Crowe Says He's Already Writing Next Film, Inspired By Kids He Met During 'Zoo' Auditions

    Director Also Says 'Say Anything' Sequel Is A "Pipe Dream," But Reveals Deleted Scenes On His BlogWith three new films arriving in 2011, "Almost Famous" director Cameron Crowe has his hands full this year.

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    Cameron Crowe Says His Marvin Gaye Film Is Titled 'My Name Is Marvin'

    Unsure about Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" starring Matt Damon who plays a father who moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo? Unclear if the picture that also co-stars Scarlett Johansson is a family movie with sweet notes (or saccharine ones), an Oscar...

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    Cameron Crowe Has Discussed Possible Sequel To 'Say Anything...' With John Cusack

    At Least He's Not Planning 'Elizabethtown: The Golden Age'Until 1989, Cameron Crowe was known principally as a journalist, who'd also managed to turn his impressive undercover-at-high-school book "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" into one of the best teen films of the decade. But follow-up "The Wild Life" was poorly received, and it took him a while to work in film again. But James L. Brooks (and the late Polly Platt) brought Crowe into their fold, and the result was "Say Anything...," a teen rom-com of rare complexity and feeling, and the film that truly launched John Cusack onto the A-list: for all the great work the actor's done over the year...

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    R.I.P. Producer, Screenwriter & Art Director Polly Platt (1939-2011)

    Sad news broke late yesterday, with the announcement of the death of the film producer, writer and art director Polly Platt, who passed away of Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 72. Platt's contribution to cinema has been greatly undervalued over the years, but she was someone with a diverse skill-...

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    Trailer For Cameron Crowe's 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Documentary; Film Will Feature Kurt Cobain Footage

    After the flop that was 2005's "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe comes back with a vengeance in 2011. He's got three films in the can all coming out at various times this year, his Oscar hopeful, "We Bought A Zoo," his Elton John doc, "The Union,” which chronicles John and Leon Russell‘s collaborative ...

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    When Celebrated Directors Lose The Plot: Interesting Left Turns And Failures In An Auteur's Oeuvre

    Even the greatest of auteurs in cinema generally take one or two big missteps in their careers, either early on -- as happened to a lot of the Easy Riders/Raging Bulls generation of American filmmakers, bringing their hirsute hubris down to earth with a bump -- or later, when poor judgement and a degree of fossilisation can cloud a director’s vision -- see Quentin Tarantino’s remarks, for example, about not wanting to be a "geriatric" filmmaker, making films deep into his old age because this is when filmmakers generally lose their mojo, or Steven Soderbergh’s early retirement plans, which he hopes will see him...

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    Cameron Crowe Says 'We Bought A Zoo' Soundtrack Won't Necessarily Feature Neil Young Or Eddie Vedder

    But Does Confirm It Will Likely Be Heavy On One Or Two ArtistsOne down, two to go. It's been a helluva busy year for director Cameron Crowe. He's already delivered one film, his Elton John documentary "The Union" and with five and a half months to go before the end of 2011, he will deliver two more movies. First, his long in the works Pearl Jam documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty" will premiere at the Venice Film Festival before hitting the "American Masters" series on PBS in October that will be followed by a DVD release. And then, just in time for the holidays, the director will drop his first feature film in six years, the dramedy "We Bought A Z...

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    Aline Brosh McKenna To Adapt Graphic Novel 'Rust' For 20th Century Fox

    There are quite a few screenwriters that we here at The Playlist think are incredibly overrated. Someone like Allan Loeb ("21," "The Switch") comes to mind, but Aline Brosh McKenna wouldn't be far behind him. She's a rom-com writing star, penning films like "27 Dresses" and "Morning Glory," though s...

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