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    What You Can Get Away With: The Collegial Cutting Room Collaborators of Joe Dante, Part 1

    Like so many children of the eighties, I grew up with Joe Dante’s films, and knew even the less heralded ones—like "Explorers" (1985) or "Innerspace" (1987)—by heart. When I decided to write about his work, I spent a long time searching for an angle or hook before I asked myself a very simple questi...

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    Morning Pour: "J.Edgar" Oscar Parody, "Bill and Ted" and Herzog, "Bring It On": The Musical

    Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your ten topics for November 9, 2011: 

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    Book Review: 'Shock Value' Is The Must-Read Film Book Of The Summer

    Much has been written about the film revolution that took place during the 1970’s – when the studio system crumbled in inconceivable ways and a brood of bold young filmmakers, most of them wily, many of them bearded, forever changed the landscape of the film industry. But far less has been written about the seismic shift in genre films during the same period. Thankfully, Jason Zinoman, a crack film writer for the New York Times (he did last weekend’s great John Carpenter profile), has come forward to present a compelling and well researched look at those films in “Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollyw...

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    Joe Dante, Xavier Gens, Vincenzo Natali & More Sign On For Horror Antholoy 'Paris, I'll Kill You'

    Well here's a sort of clever idea that will probably still end up being terrible. A bevy of horror directors, including Joe Dante ("Germlins"), Paco Plaza ("[REC]") Vincenzo Natali ("Splice"), Xavier Gens ("Hitman"), Ryuhei Kitamura ("The Midnight Meat Train"), Brit director Christopher Smith ("Cree...

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