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    Anthony Hopkins Discusses the Insecurities He Felt Playing 'Hitchcock' and How Darren Aronofsky Fared On the Set of 'Noah'

    Anthony Hopkins may very well be regarded as one of our greatest living actors, but that doesn't mean he's all that different from you and I. The 74-year-old, who insists you call him "Tony," is, as it turns out, insecure about his day job. This, despite the fact that Queen Elizabeth II knighted him...

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    Jonathan Demme Will Stoke 'Old Fires'

    You may think that Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has had a quiet few years following 2008’s “Rachel Getting Married,” but that’s actually far from the truth. Since then Demme has directed a whole heap of documentary and concert films, and last year he was getting behi...

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    'California Solo,' 'Shepard & Dark,' Jonathan Demme Take Awards at Woodstock Film Festival

    At an awards ceremony Saturday night that seemed to zip by in record time, the 13th annual Woodstock Film Festival gave prizes to features "California Solo" and "Shepard & Dark," while also honoring Jonathan Demme and the late Bingham Ray.

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: A Tech-Free Future and a New Doc From Jonathan Demme

    Sure, Sunday seems to always be overcrowded with high-end TV (including "Boardwalk Empire," "Hell on Wheels," and the soon returning "Dexter," "Homeland" and "Treme"), but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    Venice Review: Jonathan Demme's 'Enzo Avitabile, Music Life' Blends Great Musical Performances & Shallow Documentary

    Over the centuries, Italy has contributed countless things to international culture. It was of course, the center of the Roman empire, the birthplace of the Renaissance and Da Vinci, and gave the world Vivaldi, Verdi, Dante, Calvino, Fellini and Antonioni. But at least in the 20th and 21st century, ...

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    Jonathan Demme's Post-Katrina Doc 'I'm Carolyn Parker...' Will Get A Limited Theatrical Run

    Originally scheduled to forgo a theatrical release and premiere on PBS on September 20, Jonathan Demme's post-Katrina documentary I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad And The Beautiful, will actually now head to theaters first, before its TV debut.

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    Jonathan Demme Discusses ‘Journeys’ & The Magic Of Neil Young

    Throughout most of his career, Jonathan Demme has been effortlessly bouncing between narrative and documentary filmmaking, the latter of which often revolves around music, starting with 1984’s groundbreaking concert film for Talking Heads, “Stop Making Sense.” Combining his filmmaking talents with h...

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    L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Neil Young Journeys' Is An Exhilarating & Emotional Ride With The Rock Star

    Neil Young is a salty dude. Forthcoming, irreverent, introspective, and witty, even as he approaches his mid-sixties, the musician has lost none of his rockability. The man is still writing new songs, for crying out loud, now nearly 50 years after the inception of Buffalo Springfield made him an int...

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    Jonathan Demme Says ‘Zeitoun’ Still Need Financing, Talks Adapting Stephen King's ’11/22/63’

    While it might appear that director Jonathan Demme has retreated from the mainstream in recent years, directing a string of documentaries including “Jimmy Carter Man From Plains” and a trio of Neil Young concert films, the director says he’s just been following the projects he finds himself drawn to...

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    Anne Hathaway Might Tune Up 'Song One'

    Well in case you missed it, the first trailer for "Les Miserables" dropped this morning and if anything, it proved that no matter how scrappy the clothes or terrible the haircut, Anne Hathaway can carry a tune. And it looks like she's got another musical project brewing, though it'...

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