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    John Williams and Steven Spielberg: The Critics Speak, Not Always Kindly

    The soundtracks are iconic, the films are now pure nostalgia. So their reviews immediately recognized their genius, right? Not so much. Vincent Canby’s review in the New York Times remarked that “John Williams's soundtrack music is beginning to sound just a tiny bit familiar, not all that different ...

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    Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis Present 'Lincoln' Screening for the US Senate

    The United States Senate took a break from their law making (or stalling) to watch how it was done in the old days. Steven Spielberg and his star, Daniel Day-Lewis, attended a screening of "Lincoln" at the Capitol Visitors Center yesterday. Spielberg said that he was honored to see Senators from ”b...

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    The Best Films of 2012

    My top three films of 2012 were easy to name, if not to order. Each is amazing, each wildly different from the other two, but they form a trio of incomparable experiences. There’s a deep dropoff from those three to the others, all fantastic --  though more flawed. I didn’t reac...

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    Peter Jackson Says He'll Shoot 'Adventures Of Tintin' Sequel Next Year For 2015 Release

    "The Adventures of TIntin," Steven Spielberg's performance-capture-animation adaptation of Herge's boy reporter comics character, wasn't quite taken to the hearts of American audiences last year. Reviews were lukewarm, and, in a packed Christmas season, the film was crushed by the competition, hobbl...

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    Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Rick Carter Goes Inside Out with 'Lincoln'

    For Rick Carter, "Lincoln" represents the culmination of a decade-long encounter with "the nature of conscience and the Goya-esque disasters of war." It's been a cathartic journey also encompassing "War of the Worlds," "Munich," "Avatar" (for which he won the Academy Award), "Sucker Punch," and "War...

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    CBS Orders Steven Spielberg/Brian K. Vaughan Stephen King Adaptation 'Under The Dome' To Series for Summer 2013

    Somewhat surprisingly, CBS has bypassed the usual pilot song-and-dance and gone ahead and ordered thirteen episodes of "Under the Dome," an adaptation of Stephen King's beloved doorstop-sized novel, adapted by comic book creator Brian K. Vaughan and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series...

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    Steven Spielberg Says He Offered To Direct A Bond Film In The '70s, But Was Turned Down

    Who would have thought at the beginning of the '70s that the guy who directed "Duel" would emerge ten years later with two the biggest films of the decade under his belt, with "Jaws" and "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind." But looking back, it's also interesti...

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    Watch: Steven Spielberg Defends The Ending Of 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'

    It was just over a decade ago when Steven Spielberg dropped "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" into theaters to a very mixed response. The picture was more famously known as a project Stanley Kubrick was shepherding for years (he was waiting for technology to be able to realistically create Da...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Origins of Cameras and Characters

    On this week's edition of great film-related stories around the web, we have pieces on camera movements, compositions and the screenplays that never got produced.

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Twilight,' 'Skyfall' and 'Lincoln' Soar

    A wide variety of films succeeded this weekend, mostly well-reviewed pictures for adults-- with one franchise finale (“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”) and one non-holiday Disney animation hit ("Wreck-It-Ralph") delivering as expected. Business for the Top Ten was up from both last weekend (50%...

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