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    Watch: James Toback, Alex Gibney, Lucy Walker and Other Documentarians Tell the Truth About Documentaries

    The Hollywood Reporter held its first ever documentary directors roundtable which included Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie"), Errol Morris ("The Unknown Known"), Morgan Neville ("20 Feet From Stardom"), Teller (" Tim's Vermeer"), James Toback ("Seduced and Abandoned"), and Lucy Walker ("The Crash Re...

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    Watch: 1-Hour Documentary Director Roundtable With Errol Morris, James Toback, Alex Gibney & More

    We'll here's something that will sit nicely alongside our 15 Best Documentaries Of 2013 -- a one hour THR roundtable with some of the filmmakers who brought forth some of biggest highlights of the year: Errol Morris ("The Unknown Known"), Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel"), Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong L...

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    James Toback Talks ‘Seduced & Abandoned,’ Working With Robert Downey Jr. Fresh Out of Prison & More

    It sounds like the makings of a bad joke. A renowned filmmaker (James Toback) and a famous actor (Alec Baldwin) walk into a film festival with an idea under their arm… In reality, it’s a film (though, it’s by all rights a documentary, just don’t tell this to the director). The HBO movie “Seduced & A...

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    35 Years In The Making: James Toback May Finally Shoot His ‘Victoria Woodhull’ Movie; Is Cool With ‘The Gambler’ Remake Now

    Filmmaker James Toback is the éminence grise of shooting the shit and telling a good yarn. The raconteur of raconteurs, you can ask him about the sincerity in his upcoming HBO documen—err, film, “Seduced & Abandoned,” and he’ll somehow end up on a hilarious (and off-color) tangent about Robert Downe...

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    James Toback Talks 'Seduced and Abandoned': 'I've often wondered what kind of a prostitute I am capable of being'

    It's tremendously fun to talk movies with James Toback. The writer of "Bugsy" and director of "The Pick-up Artist" and "Black and White" and others, Toback is frank, funny, knowledgable, opinionated and appreciative of the talents of others -- and, to be sure, his own.

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    Watch: Trailer & Poster For James Toback & Alec Baldwin's 'Seduced & Abandoned'

    You’re known as one of the most provocative filmmakers in the world (James Toback). Your lead actor is one of the most celebrated thespians working in America (Alex Baldwin). So who wants to finance “Last Tango In Tikrit” (the working title), your would-be erotic political drama set in the Middle Ea...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Alec Baldwin Hits Cannes and the Dead Come Back (in French)

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Boardwalk Empire," "Eastbound and Down," "Homeland," "Masters of Sex," "The Walking Dead" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    James Toback Talks HBO Cannes Doc 'Seduced and Abandoned,' Entertaining Double Act with Alec Baldwin

    Last May, James Toback descended on Cannes with cohort Alec Baldwin to shoot in ten days the documentary "Seduced and Abandoned" (HBO, October 28). This May, Toback returned to Cannes to screen the film and discuss it with interested parties. Of which I am most definitely one, having thoroughly reli...

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    Exclusive Trailer for HBO's Fall Doc Season, Which Includes 'Valentine Road' and Films From Alec Baldwin and Whoopi Goldberg

    In July. HBO announced a fall documentary slate that includes Alec Baldwin and James Toback's Cannes-shot "Seduced and Abandoned" and Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut about Jackie "Moms" Mabley.

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    HBO Sets Its Fall Doc Slate, Including Whoopi Goldberg's Moms Mabley Film, Alec Baldwin and James Toback's 'Seduced and Abandoned'

    ESPN isn't the only network announcing its fall doc lineup -- HBO announced its own new set of nonfiction films set to air in the upcoming months today, among them the Alec Baldwin and James Toback Cannes feature "Seduced and Abandoned," Whoopi Goldberg's directorial debut on Moms Mabley" and the Da...

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