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    TOH!'s Top 15 Stories of the Week

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    Warning: 'Dying of the Light' Is Not a Paul Schrader Movie

    Don't believe everything you read. Just because a movie poster says a movie is written and directed by Paul Schrader doesn't mean it's true. Yes, Schrader worked on "Dying of the Light" (Grindstone, December 5) for eight years and shot it earlier this year in Romania and Australia. Nic Cage stars as...

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    15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

    The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?

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    Why One of Lauren Bacall's Most Important Roles Was Getting Punched on 'The Sopranos'

    Lauren Bacall's willingness to take risks, like letting Christopher Moltisanti punch her right in her legendary face, was what kept her worth watching until the very end.

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    Paul Schrader Says Lars von Trier/Martin Scorsese 'Taxi Driver' Project Won't Happen, Is A "Terrible Idea"

    Around the same time he announced to the world his intention to make “Nymphomaniac” — following Nazi-comment-gate — rumors began to spread that Lars Von Trier had also challenged Martin Scorsese to remake “Taxi Driver” in the style of Von Trier’s 2003 doc, “The Five Obstructions.” While the project ...

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    After 'The Canyons,' Strange Tale of 'The Jesuit'

    My strange tale. Five years ago I wrote an original script titled "The Jesuit" which I was set to direct starring Oscar Isaac when the financing entity, Maya, collapsed. It was meant to be a return to my action exploitation roots, i.e., "Rolling Thunder." I also wanted to make a Latin film.

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    Why Paul Schrader May Not Open His Oscar Ballot This Year

    Paul Schrader: "I find this escalating media chatter regarding film society awards, Oscar handicapping and promotional gimmicks increasingly tiresome. This year I declined to submit a selection to Film Comment's year's best list. I stopped voting for DGA and WGA awards last year and for the first ti...

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