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    PETER TONGUETTE: An extremely misunderstood, incredibly moving 9/11 drama

    At what point do you start to wonder if a particular day might be the worst of your life? Maybe you realize it gradually over the course of an especially sour afternoon as things just keep going wrong. That is what happens in Roman Polanski’s "Carnage," and when the Kate Winslet character says at th...

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    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close—movie review

    I doubt that anyone who lived through the events of September 11, 2001 could remain completely unmoved by the story of how one boy deals with the death of his father, who was trapped in one of the World Trade Center towers that morning. There are many painful, poignant, and highly-fraught moments in...

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    The Cast Of 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' Talk Navigating The Emotions Of 9/11

    In Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close,” the author tells the story of Oskar Schell, a school-age boy who grapples with the passing of his father in the 9/11 attacks. Adapting such difficult material was never going to be easy, and with Stephen Daldry’...

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    "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" Is Not the 9/11 Movie You've Been Waiting For

    First things first: "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is not the 9/11 movie you've been waiting for. It's not a reflection of some neatly demarcated passage of time that would allow a movie like it to exist. Such a movie doesn't exist in any precise, objective way--but if i...

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    Stephen Daldry To Receive Best Director Award in Palm Springs

    Three time Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry will be awarded with the Director of the Year Award for "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" at the upcoming 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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    Stephen Daldry Talks Asperger's, Depicting 9/11 In 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,' And The Oscars

    At present, up to the imminent release of “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close,” Stephen Daldry is three-for-three in terms of films to Best Director Oscar nominations; there’s clearly something about the stories he tells hitting a nerve among Academy voters, no matter how challenging (“The Hours”) ...

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    Review: 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' Is Often Moving But Insufficiently Effective

    Oskar Schell, the protagonist of "Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close," isn’t like other boys. Sure, he likes laughing and junk food and having a good time like the other kids. But this overly precocious ten year old is more of an Encyclopedia Brown in training. With the guidance of his father, he p...

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    Stephen Daldry Hopes To Make Long-Gestating 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay' As 8-Hour HBO Series

    This year marks a full decade since Michael Chabon's masterpiece "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel telling the story of America in the 1930s and 1940s through the eyes of two Jewish comic book creators, was published. And as tends to happen...

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    A Heap Of New Images From Stephen Daldry's Post 9/11 Drama 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

    The Academy loves Stephen Daldry. Every film he has directed thus far -- "Billy Elliot," "The Hours" and "The Reader" -- has been nominated for Best Director, with the last two also taking Best Picture nods, in addition to a host of other honors. And, even though D...

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    ‘War Horse’ Screenwriter Richard Curtis Talks About ‘Trash,’ A Project For ‘Extremely Loud’ Director Stephen Daldry

    Richard Curtis -- who wrote "Four Weddings and a Funeral, "Bridget Jones's Diary" and directed "Love Actually" and "Pirate Radio" -- has much to celebrate with his adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's "War Horse" hitting theaters later this month, but he's not taking any time off. He's already hard at w...

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