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    Telluride Highlights

    Exciting new films from around the globe, revivals, discoveries, world-class guests, and spectacular scenery were experienced by all who attended the 41st Telluride Film Festival over the Labor Day weekend.

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    Things I Learned at Telluride's 'Apocalypse Now' Anniversary Screening

    On the opening day of the 41st Telluride Film Festival, it was possible to spend several hours immersed in "Apocalypse Now", which received a special tribute, 35 years after its initial release in 1979.

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    35 Years Of 'Apocalypse Now': Watch Vintage Roger Ebert Review, Making Of Doc, Clips And More

    " 'Perfection' can be its own limitation, and sometimes a 'flaw' may contribute mightily to a work's ultimate power. (A work without flaws is a work without ambition).' The Roman poet Horace often inserted lines in his poetry that stuck out like sore thumbs, forcing the reader to confront the establ...

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    Why Gia Coppola Was Embarrassed to Show Her Family 'Palo Alto'

    It seems that at a certain point in the Coppola family you’re given a camera and a typewriter and tasked to go out and make your own film.

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    Watch: 19-Minute Featurette 'Emulsion Rescue' About The Restoration Of 'The Godfather'

    The story of "The Godfather" and how it was made is already the stuff of movie legend. But the story of how the movie was saved and restored to the glory of how it first looked back in 1972 is one that probably deserves a bit more attention. And if you've got about twenty minutes to spare, you'll wa...

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    Hollywood Memoir: A Young Woman's Intro to Filmmaking in The Golden Age

    It was 1973 when I arrived in Hollywood with all the usual hopes, dreams, and expectations...A few weeks later, I was sent to the production offices of "The Godfather: Part II," which filmed on the Paramount lot for a month before moving on to the Dominican Republic for the Cuba sequences.

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    Why is Clint Eastwood the Oldest Working Filmmaker in America?

    Quick: Name an American filmmaker over the age of 80 still directing widely-seen movies.

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    Francis Ford Coppola Writing An Epic About An Italian American Family, Says Future Of Film Is "Live Cinema"

    After a a stream of indie films, experiments that had a middling reception from critics and audiences alike, Francis Ford Coppola is ready to return to the monied world of studio filmmaking. And he said as much in 2012. "I learned what I learned from my three smaller films, and wanted to write a big...

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    RIP Gordon Willis, Master of Cinematic Chiaroscuro (CLIPS)

    Virtuoso cinematographer Gordon Willis, trailblazer of the New Hollywood who gave us everything from 1920s New York in "The Godfather" to 1970s Manhattan in the films of Woody Allen, has died. He was 82.

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    The 15 Best Palme d'Or Winners From The Cannes Film Festival

    Right about now, taking the time difference into consideration, a bevy of beautiful celebrities will be spritzing and primping their last in preparation to walk the red carpet at the Opening Ceremony of the 67th Cannes Film Festival. But while the festival is a byword for glamour in the wider media,...

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