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    Watch: Jonathan Demme and the Close-Up Shot: A Video Essay

    Jonathan Demme's approach to the close up shot is effective on many emotional levels, largely due to the eye/lens relationship.

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    Watch: 29 Movies Shaped by (and Preceding) Ingmar Bergman's 'Persona': A Video Essay

    The influence of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona is legion.

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    How David Byrne Collaborated with Jonathan Demme on 'Stop Making Sense' (VIDEO)

    Talking Heads' David Byrne presented the restored music documentary of the legendary performances in "Stop Making Sense" at Lincoln Center last week and submitted to a Q & A. In the clip below, he talks about how he and director Jonathan Demme collaborated on bringing the stage show to the screen wi...

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    Criterion Collection Adds Jonathan Demme's 'A Master Builder' to Library

    Penned by and starring Wallace Shawn, "A Master Builder" is a meditative, end-of-life family drama. And it's coming to The Criterion Collection.

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    The 10 Best Concert Movies Ever

    The concert movie is a strange and ambitious thing, marrying live music to moving pictures and permanently fixing a fleeting, one-night-only live event for the masses so that you can recreate it alone, on tape, whenever you like. It's a noble objective, but a difficult one. If you like, you can just...

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    Watch: Pour A Nice Chianti And Watch 90-Minute Documentary About The Making Of 'The Silence Of The Lambs'

    It's been nearly fifteen years since audiences were (re)introduced to serial killer and cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Before Anthony Hopkins immortalized the role into pop culture legend, Brian Cox took on the part in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" in 1986, but neither that performance or film came clo...

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    Watch: 30-Minute Talk With Paul Thomas Anderson & Jonathan Demme About Robert Downey Sr.'s 'Greaser's Palace'

    A couple years back, The Criterion Collection issued "Up All Night With Robert Downey Sr.," a box set compiling the most oddball of the filmmaker's already wildly out there and experimental oeuvre. He's a fairly obscure talent, but one longtime fan has been Paul Thomas Anderson, who participated in ...

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    TriStar's Rothman Adds 'Bridesmaids' Scribes Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo to His Starry Roster

    Chalk up another win for new TriStar Productions chief Tom Rothman, who is lining up an impressive roster of movies for Sony release. The latest: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the writing team behind 2011's groundbreaking "Bridesmaids," are joining forces to write, produce and star in another comed...

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