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    Derek Cianfrance Calls 12-Year Wait To Make 'Blue Valentine' A Blessing & 4 Other Things We Learned

    The Oscars are only a few days away and for "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance, he's had the kind of experience over the past year that most filmmakers could only dream of. "Blue Valentine" was picked up at last year's Sundance Film Festival and made its way around the festival circuit throughout 2010, picking up accolade after accolade. It found a champion in Harvey Weinstein, who not only acquired the film, but protected it during the highly publicized battle with the MPAA over their initial NC-17 rating for the film, and now it heads into the weekend vying for an Oscar for Michelle Williams for Best Actress. It's been a long, crazy...

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    Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Talks Doo-Wop Christmas Soundtrack To First Feature 'Brother Tied'

    With Derek Cianfrance spending the last year picking up critical acclaim and awards recognition for "Blue Valentine" it's easy to forget that it's actually his second feature film. His first attempt at filmmaking came in 1998 with the sibling rivalry tale "Brother Tied." It played the Sundance Film Festival that year and earned strong word of mouth, but never made it to theaters. The years have worn on and recently, Cianfrance said he has a 35mm copy of the film sitting in his father's basement but that the biggest hurdle facing a proper release for the picture was the $300,000 price tag surrounding the doo-wop music in the film. We recently ...

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    Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Spills Details On "Epic" 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Ryan Gosling

    Project Said To Be A Cross Between 'The Deer Hunter' & 'The Godfather'; Hopes To Shoot This SummerIt's hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that "Blue Valentine" premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, kicking off one helluva year for director Derek Cianfrance and the picture's stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The film became a favorite at festivals around the world, racked up critical acclaim and awards season recognition. And with the relationship drama making a final hurrah at the upcoming Oscars where the "Blue Valentine" team will be crossing their fingers for Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams, Derek Cianfrance i...

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    Derek Cianfrance Working Toward Releasing His Lost Debut Feature 'Brother Tied'

    Director Needs About $300,000 To Clear Rights For Doo-Wop SoundtrackWith his sophomore feature "Blue Valentine" a hit with critics and audiences alike, Derek Cianfrance's "lost" debut "Brother Tied" is now starting to draw some attention, particularly the story behind its critically acclaimed festiv...

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    film review: Blue Valentine

    Two daring performances make Blue Valentine a standout, even if the film’s reach somewhat exceeds its grasp. Director and co-writer Derek Cianfrance attempts to explore the beginning and end of an intimate relationship, hopscotching back and forth in time from the couple’s first meeti...

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    'Blue Valentine' Director Derek Cianfrance Developing Body Building Comedy For HBO

    Earlier last month, during the extensive press rounds for "Blue Valentine," director Derek Cianfrance began chatting up what was next after the twelve year odyssey it took to bring his relationship drama to the big screen. On the film front, the wait won't be so long as he plans to hopefully shoot "...

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    Exclusive: Ryan Gosling Talks 'Blue Valentine' While Wearing Gloves ("Haters Give Me Strength")

    Actor Talks Becoming 'Blue', The Sweet Nature of Forgiving Girls, And Clooney's 'Ides of March'

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    Review: 'Blue Valentine' Delivers With A Prickly, Raw & Devastating Punch

    This review originally ran during the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Michelle Williams, Derek Cianfrance Talk Surprise Improv, MPAA & Sex Scenes On 'Blue Valentine'

    The devastating but beautiful love/breakup story mashup "Blue Valentine" has taken a long time to come to fruition. When we recently sat down with star Michelle Williams, who gives an award-worthy performance in the film, she spoke of her passion for the project, and how she wanted to make it for mo...

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    Derek Cianfrance Wants To Do A Musical With Ryan Gosling

    Gosling Not Averse To The Idea, Interested In The Challenge Of Becoming A Triple ThreatRyan Gosling and Derek Cianfrance's working relationship has already spawned the highly acclaimed romantic drama "Blue Valentine" with Michelle Williams and is set to continue with the newly-announced Jack London-...

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