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    TCA: Alec Baldwin and James Toback Talk 'Seduced and Abandoned,' Why Theatrical Exhibition is a 'Quaint, Outdated Medium'

    James Toback was on hand to talk about his HBO documentary "Seduced and Abandoned" at the TCA press tour yesterday, a film about the film biz which was shot at Cannes 2012 and premiered at the festival this year. Alec Baldwin, his collaborator on the film, was not, instead popping in via satellite f...

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    Cannes Fest Diary: Le Weekend, from Compelling 'Jimmy P.' to Toback's Doc and 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

    It was a weird, wooly and wet weekend in Cannes. And it began with what has to be one of the stranger ideas ever put forward for a film: “Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian” from Arnaud Desplechin (the wonderful “A Christmas Tale”). Based on a book by French anthropologist/psychotherapist Ge...

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    Cannes Review: 'Seduced And Abandoned' Enjoyably Explores The Surreal World Of Film Financing

    It's hardly any surprise for people who follow film news (or read this site) that cinema, at least as far as the major Hollywood studios go, is mostly a dead art. With a shift toward four-quadrant, brand pushing, sequel spawning blockbusters, the days of the $50 million drama are a distant memory. A...

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    Watch: First Footage From James Toback & Alec Baldwin's Cannes Documentary 'Seduced & Abandoned'

    While this weekend sees the release of yet another Hollywood blockbuster, the global film industry at large has descended upon the South of France for the Cannes Film Festival. While most of us will never get to experience the festival ourselves, “Seduced and Abandoned,” a new documentary premiering...

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    WATCH: James Toback's Cannes Documentary 'Seduced and Abandoned' Talks to Scorsese, Coppola, Bertolucci and Polanski (VIDEO)

    Check out this clip from James Toback's Cannes documentary "Seduced and Abandoned," which follows the director and buddy Alec Baldwin as they adventure through the wilds of the Croisette, looking for funding for a new project. In the clip, Toback speaks with big names like Martin Scorsese, Francis F...

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    Why This Might Be the Most Important Cannes Film Festival In Years

    Each year, the Cannes Film Festival reaffirms its stature as the most prominent film festival in the world -- whether or not the movies are better or worse than countless other film programs found at other festivals. Cannes attracts a hectic international crowd and stirs up a fervor for the art and ...

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    HBO Picks Up Alec Baldwin and James Toback's Cannes Meta-Doc 'Seduced and Abandoned' Ahead of Its Premiere at the Festival

    HBO has snagged the North American television rights to the documentary "Seduced and Abandoned" ahead of its premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it'll play as a special screening.

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    New Pics From Alec Baldwin & James Toback's Cannes Doc 'Seduced And Abandoned' Plus Story Details

    Last year, Alec Baldwin and director James Toback hit the Croisette, not to premiere a movie, but to try and raise financing for one. They brought along some cameras to help document the effort for what would ultimately become the documentary, "Seduced And Abandoned," an insider's inside look at the...

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    James Toback & Alec Baldwin Reveal Details Of The Film They're Trying To Raise Financing For

    Just before the Cannes Film Festival, it was revealed that James Toback and Alec Baldwin were teaming for an under-the-radar, Cannes-set documentary about film financing known as "Seduced and Abandoned." The movie is an attempt to document the duo's efforts to raise financing...

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    Alec Baldwin & James Toback Team Up For Secret Cannes Documentary 'Seduced and Abandoned'

    Cannes. Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes, Cannes. CANNES! Okay, now that I’ve gently eased you into it, here's some news from everyone’s favourite film festival - you know, the one that kicked off today. This piece of news comes from Cannes, and is about a film that’s being made at Cannes, which is ab...

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