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    Exclusive: Director Julian Schnabel Talks The Controversy & Criticism Of ‘Miral’

    Controversy is nothing new for artist/director Julian Schnabel. When he stormed onto the art scene in the early ‘80s with his plate paintings, he drew criticism for his self-proclaimed importance and the infamous quote, “I’m the closest thing to Picasso you’ll see in this *#@ life.” When he later built his Palazzo Chupi in the West Village, styled after a Northern Italian palazzo and painted bright pink, the Greenwich Village for Historic Preservation called the structure, "woefully out of context and a monument to this guy's ego." So it should come as little surprise that Schnabel recently stirred controversy in the film and political landsc...

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    Exclusive: Julian Schnabel Planning ‘In The Hand Of Dante’ With Johnny Depp As Next Project

    We just got off the phone with director/artist Julian Schnabel ("Basquiat," "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), who is currently doing press for the Blu-ray/DVD release of his controversial 2010 release, “Miral,” based on the novel by Rula Jebreal about a Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of...

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    Coppola, Reichardt, Schnabel and Ozon Lead Venice's Competition Lineup

    The Venice Film Festival has announced the full program for its 67th edition, which will run September 1-11, 2010. Twenty-two films have been set to compete for the coveted Golden Lion, which in the recent past has been awarded to Samuel Maoz's "Lebanon," Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Ang Le...

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