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    5 Things You Might Not Know About 'L.A. Confidential'

    It's safe to say that "L.A. Confidential" wasn't greeted with especially high expectations in the run up to its release. James Ellroy's 1990 book, the third of his "L.A. Quartet" (preceded by "The Black Dahlia" and "The Big Nowhere," and completed by "White Jazz") was a favorite among crime fans, bu...

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    Michael Apted Will Replace Ailing Curtis Hanson For Last Few Weeks Of Surfing Drama 'Of Men And Mavericks'

    It’s hard to tell if a filmmaker is in 'Director Jail' or if he just doesn’t feel like working. After the critical and commercial misfire “Lucky You,” Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential,” “Wonder Boys,” “8 Mile”) didn’t have mu...

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    Newcomer Jonny Weston To Surf The Waves For Curtis Hanson's 'Mavericks'

    "Live like Jay," said the many followers and fans of Jay Moriarty, the young surfer who rode the fierce Mavericks. The North Californian patch of water was known for devouring surfer blood (the material, not the band), but surviving the trip was Moriarty, the central figure in Curtis Hanson's new fi...

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    Watch: Longer Trailer For Curtis Hanson's HBO's Financial Crisis Drama 'Too Big To Fail'

    Even though we're kinda fatigued on the subject, "Too Big To Fail," directed by Curtis Hanson and featuring a remarkable ensemble, has certainly grabbed our attention.

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For Curtis Hanson's HBO Financial Crisis Drama 'Too Big To Fail'

    It's like fairy tale movies for auteurs. Or something like that. "Margin Call" is coming, and just last night, George Clooney announced his own film about the 2008 bailout but before both of those, we'll get Curtis Hanson's take on the subject with "Too Big To Fail."

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    Gerard Butler Joins Curtis Hanson's Surf Pic 'Mavericks'

    Curtis Hanson was on quite a roll for a while there. "L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys" and "8 Mile" were a trifecta of critical hits ("Wonder Boys" didn't do so hot at the box office) that put the helmer in the top tier of filmmakers. Unfortunately, his next two efforts found him stumbling hard wit...

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