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    WGA Nominee John Logan Talks 'Hugo,' 'Rango,' 'Coriolanus,' 'Skyfall' and Patti Smith's 'Just Kids'

    John Logan is smiling today, as he just earned a Writer's Guild Nomination for adapting the novel "Hugo Cabret" for Martin Scorsese. If his other scripts had been eligible, he could just as well have sewn up three spots this year.

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    Martin Scorsese Gets BAFTA Fellowship

    As the Oscar campaign for "Hugo" gains steam, every bit of attention and support makes a difference. Thus it's good news that the British Academy of Film and Television Arts is giving Martin Scorsese its annual BAFTA fellowship at the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, at Lon...

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    Martin Scorsese to Receive BAFTA's Highest Honor

    Martin Scorsese -- fresh of directing the critical hit "Hugo" and the release of Edward Yang's 4 hour epic "Brighter Summer Day," which he helped preserve -- will be honored with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' highest honor, the BAFTA fellowship on February 12.

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    Martin Scorsese Reconfirms 'Silence' Is Next; Considering 3D For His HBO Series With Mick Jagger & Terence Winter

    Re-confirming what we reported back in February 2011, Martin Scorsese caught up with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo on BBC 5 in December and once again posited that his Jesuit priest drama “Silence” will be his next film. “I’m hoping to do [Shusaku] Endo’s book next, ...

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    Martin Scorsese Says He's Considering Making 'Silence' & Frank Sinatra Biopic In 3D

    Despite James Cameron's best intentions, for the most part, the 3D format has primarly been utilized as a cash grab by studios looking to pad out the bottom line in an era when box office receipts appear to be on the decline. However, 2011 marked a bit of a change. At the arthouse, Werner Herzog...

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    2011: The Year In 3D

    If there is a single cinematic subject that seems to unite commenters, bloggers, filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors in vehemence, it has to be the rise/fall of the exciting new format/gimmicky fad that is the post-“Avatar” 3D film. However, rather frustratingly if you’re, say, researching an ar...

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    From 'Drive' To 'Melancholia,' Here's Why 2011 Marked a Shift In the History of Cinematography

    The first movie I saw in theaters in 2011, aside from a couple of press screenings, was "Hugo." Yes, that's correct: I went nearly 11 months without bothering to see a new release. The reason? Honestly, there was nothing I felt couldn't wait until the DVD release.

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    Screenwriter Eric Roth Says '8 1/2'-Style Spin-Off From Scorsese & De Niro's 'The Irishman' Never Came To Pass

    Like an arrow straight to the pleasure center of the brain of Scorsese fetishists was the announcement a couple of years back of "The Irishman" a film that would potentially reunite Martin Scorsese with Robert DeNiro, for the first time since 1995's "Casino," for a film about real-life hitman Frank ...

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    Martin Scorsese Talks About Growing Up On Some 'Mean Streets' At New York's Lincoln Center

    Writing in 2003, while inducting Martin Scorsese's “Mean Streets” into his Great Movies list, Roger Ebert deemed the film as possessing “an elemental power, a sense of spiraling doom, that a more polished film might have lacked.” Wise words from the man who counts the 69-...

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    Video: Taxi Driver Sweded by Michel Gondry

    In case you missed it, as "Hugo" chases Oscar, Michel Gondry takes on Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" en francais with a mini-budget and himself as Travis Bickle.

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