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    If You Haven't Heard of French Director Bertrand Tavernier, Here's a Good Place to Start

    At 72, Tavernier shows no signs of slowing his eclectic experimentation.

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    'Cheap Thrills' Star Pat Healy On How to Make It As An Actor On Your Own Terms

    "Cheap Thrills" star Pat Healy talks making a living in the movie business.

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    LISTEN: Three Seasoned Hollywood Reporters Debate the Future of Filmed Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE PODCAST)

    On the occasion of the publication of "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," which covers one year at the movies-- 2012, from January's Sundance Film Festival through Oscar night 2013, when "Argo" won Best Picture--I invited two seasoned...

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    Rithy Panh Talks Oscar-Nominated 'The Missing Picture' (CLIP)

    Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh devoted his life and career to the documentation and investigation of the Khmer Rouge -- not just the mass killings themselves but also the ideological fervor that made them possible. All of Panh’s films are personal, but "The Missing Picture," which was nominated for ...

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    'Nymphomaniac' Newcomer Stacy Martin on Why the Film is Empowering for Women

    Franco-British newcomer Stacy Martin plays the lead character, Joe, in her teens and twenties in Lars von Trier's controversial and explicit "Nymphomaniac," before Charlotte Gainsbourg takes over when the character hits 30 in the film's second part.

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    'Jodorowsky's Dune' Director Frank Pavich on 2,000 Defecating Extras and How 'Dune' Became Part of the Cosmic Consciousness

    There are plenty of fascinating unrealized projects from great directors – Sergio Leone's "Stalingrad," Martin Scorsese's "Dino," and David Lynch's "Ronnie Rocket" among them – but few as unlikely and bizarre as Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Dune." Frank Herbert's beloved sci-fi novel was eventually adapt...

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    Here Are Indiewire's Top 10 Articles of the Week: Nicolas Cage and Lena Dunham at SXSW, Robert Rodriguez Revolutionizing TV and More

    Between the craziness that is SXSW and a bunch of other great news items, this week has been pretty eventful. Nicolas Cage and Tilda Swinton, two of Hollywood's most bizarre stars, spoke at SXSW. David Gordon Green called Cage "mysterious and magical" and Swinton spoke of the power of film. Lean Dun...

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    SXSW: Tobe Hooper On Why Audiences Get 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Better Now Than When It Was First Released

    40 years on, "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" still packs the same punch it did when it first came out and changed the face of horror. In fact, director Tobe Hooper feels it packs even more of a punch now that audiences are able to embrace the film's extremely dark humor, a fact made clear during SXSW...

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    Tom Savini Explains The Enduring Appeal of Zombies, In Film and On TV

    Tom Savini, one of the interviewees in Epix's "Doc of the Dead," is a great guy to talk zombies with. The horror legend has worked as an actor and director (who remade "Night of the Living Dead" in 1990), but is best known for his special effects and makeup work on films like George A. Romero's semi...

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