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    How YA Bestseller 'The Book Thief' Got Made Into a Studio Film: With Difficulty, and John Williams (TRAILER)

    You know things have come to a pretty pass when a movie like "The Book Thief" looks wrong coming from a major studio. How did it get made? Well, it took a while. And the success of "Life of Pi," another gamble from Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who willed that movie into existence, helped to ...

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    WATCH: Director Brian Percival Talks 'The Book Thief' for NY Times Anatomy of a Scene

    This week's New York Times Anatomy of a Scene video feature talks with director Brian Percival ("Downton Abbey") as he explains a scene from "The Book Thief" (November 8). In the scene, young Liesl (played by Sophie Nelisse) has just witnessed a book burning, and must come to terms with the true int...

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    Review: WWII Drama 'The Book Thief' Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson & Sophie Nélisse

    "You missed a very dull TV show on Auschwitz. More gruesome film clips, and more puzzled intellectuals declaring their mystification over the systematic murder of millions. The reason they can never answer the question 'How could it possibly happen?' is that it's the wrong question. Given what peopl...

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    10 Films To See In November

    As you prepare to gather around the Thanksgiving table with your friends, there’s one thing to be thankful for: Oscar season is upon us! Movies are getting better and the awards are going to start trickling in. So load up on the tryptophan-laced turkey, get those holiday Fandango passes out, and let...

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    International Trailer Watch: The Book Thief

    The Book Thief, based on Marcus Zusak's bestselling novel, just released an international trailer for the upcoming film.

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    'The Book Thief' Promo in New York Times Asks Us to Imagine a World Without Words

    Fox's "The Book Thief" (November 15) grabbed some attention in Wednesday's New York Times via a savvy promotion. For the first time in the history of the newspaper, two consecutive pages were blank, with just a listing for a website at the bottom of the second page. Check out images of the blank NYT...

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    Watch: U.K. Trailer For Oscar Contending WWII Drama 'The Book Thief' Starring Geoffrey Rush

    Oscar contender? Yes—at least Fox hopes so. While you might not have been hearing much about "The Book Thief," that's probably about to change. As Deadline points out, it's not every day that a studio pays for two full, nearly blank pages in The New York Times, but they did just that, with little mo...

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    10 Awards Season Movies That Could Be Surprise Contenders

    Awards season gets underway this week. We're sorry. We know it's August. But it's a fact—the premiere of "Gravity" on Wednesday at Venice is only the first in a veritable tsunami of Oscar contenders that will be unveiled on the Lido, with more unspooling at Telluride, TIFF and NYFF over the next six...

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    Trailer Watch: The Book Thief

    The Book Thief, based on Marcus Zusak's bestselling novel, follows a young foster girl, Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) living with her foster parents outside Munich during the horrors of WWII.

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    Watch: Trailer & New Pics From Potential Oscar Contender 'The Book Thief' Starring Geoffrey Rush & Emily Watson

    While many folks are furiously updating and upgrading their Oscar predictions as festival season gets underway, the thing is we're barely into the swing of the awards season, and more crucially, most of the films have yet to be seen. Some are going to flop, others are going to be expectedly great wh...

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