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    Derek Cianfrance Talks About His Epic Drama 'The Place Beyond The Pines' & Almost Making Two Movies Out Of 'Blue Valentine'

    Filmmaker Derek Cianfrance took twelve years to make his sophomore effort, "Blue Valentine." A searing relationship drama about husbands and wives starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, it quickly put the almost-forgotten director – who made his feature debut with 1998's still unreleased "Brot...

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    Watch: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes Discuss 'The Place Beyond The Pines' in New Featurette

    With the limited release of Derek Cianfrance's long awaited "Blue Valentine" follow-up "The Place Beyond the Pines," beginning today, distributor Focus Features has released a video featurette on the conception and production on the film, featuring interviews with the director and stars Ryan Gosling...

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    The Place Behind 'The Place Beyond the Pines': Shannon Plumb's 'Towheads'

    In "The Place Beyond the Pines," Derek Cianfrance's time-spanning look at guilt and responsibility across multiple generations, Ryan Gosling plays a reckless stunt driver suddenly thrust into fatherhood and engaged in bank robberies to provide for his newly discovered son. Despite his apparent commi...

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    Review: 'The Place Beyond The Pines' A Searing Tale Of Fathers, Sons & The Legacy Of Sins

    Of all the films that premiered at TIFF last year, few arrived under such an air of mystery as Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines." With only a couple of official images, but no posters or trailers, the tone and scope of the movie remained under wraps prior to its screening. Following "B...

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    Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in 'The Place Beyond the Pines'

    Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines is a giant ambitious triptych -- Ryan Gosling dominates the first part, Bradley Cooper the second, and two younger actors when the story leaps ahead in time -- and this trenchant view of fathers, sons and the determinism of class is two-thirds of a t...

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    Ryan Gosling Says 'Only God Forgives' Is A "Nightmare"; Says Terrence Malick Currently Editing Five Films

    This week finally sees the limited release opening of "The Place Beyond The Pines," Derek Cianfrance's follow-up to “Blue Valentine" starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Dane DeHaan and many more. A searing drama about family and legacy, the movie earned a rare A-grade review from us w...

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    Review: Derek Cianfrance's 'The Place Beyond the Pines' Is Sad, Powerful and Strengthened By Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper

    Derek Cianfrance's sophomore feature "Blue Valentine" was a tender actors' showcase that played loose with its timeline to explore the ups and down of a relationship. The director's latest effort, "The Place Beyond the Pines," contains a far more ambitious structure that covers four overlapping char...

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    Visit 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Pics, Behind-The-Scenes Snaps & U.K. Posters

    These days, Ryan Gosling is coming to define “Indiewood”. His brand of subtle gestures and billboard bankability is rapidly making him an icon of the not-quite-mainstream (we’ll let his Mouseketeer days slide), while the indie-convert Bradley Cooper is similarly redefining himself in the wake of “Si...

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    Watch: Awesome Ad For Dick's Sporting Goods By 'Place Beyond The Pines' Director Derek Cianfrance

    Tied game. 2-2 count. Runners on first and third. The pitcher checks on the runner at third, then attempts to pick off the guy on first. His focus now squarely on the next pitch. He gets in position, winds up, and… you’ve got yourself an incredible ad directed by Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine”) ...

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    RYAN GOSLING AND BRADLEY COOPER—ON 35mm FILM

    Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of screening "The Place Beyond the Pines," which opens in theaters March 29, for my class at USC School of Cinematic Arts. My guests were producer Jamie Patricof and co-writer/director Derek Cianfrance, who made a deliberate decision to shoot his feature on 35mm film...

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