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    Is Jack Kerouac Unfilmable? 'Big Sur' is the Latest to Raise the Question

    It's understandable why Kerouac has eluded cinematic adaptation. He was king of the Beats, immortalized in his own characters Sal Paradise and Jack Duluoz, founder of a literary movement, creator of an aesthetic style, and perpetrator of a physically and spiritually ecstatic lifestyle.

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    Sure, You Can Film a Poem: Charles Bukowski's "The Man with the Beautiful Eyes"

    If you're reading this, chances are you don't read poetry too regularly (just a guess).

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    JDIFF '11 Review Roundup: 'Poetry,' 'Everything Will Be Fine,' 'My Words, My Lies - My Love'

    The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, aka JDIFF, first inaugurated in 2003, wrapped its packed 11-day run on Sunday 27th Feb. Our "man" (read: "woman") on the ground, was in attendance - here are some short reviews of just a few of the many films screened.

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    REVIEW | Solace in Verse: Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry"

    Korean director Lee Chang-dong generally displays an interest in outspoken characters suffering from irrevocable loss. His latest feature, "Poetry," continues that trend with a moving portrait of creative discovery and the pressures of age. Yung Jungee plays the 66-year-old Mija, a gentle woman copi...

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    Interview: Lee Chang-dong Talks 'Poetry,' How 'Avatar' Affected Him, An 'Oasis' Remake & More

    Former teacher, novelist, and minister of Culture and Tourism in South Korea, Lee Chang-dong has an extensive resume that extends far beyond cinema. That said, he is most well-known for his film output, with Venice and Cannes awarding him top prizes for the brilliant "Oasis" and "Secret Sunshine" (finally released through IFC last December). Lee's 2010 effort "Poetry" was no different, garnering a well-deserved Best Screenplay award at Cannes, celebrating the Korean director's ability to tackle many subjects with elegance and unwavering beauty. Granted, a first viewing was a bit overwhelming, but subsequent ones display the man's expertise in...

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    More Anticipated: 27 Films From 2011 We've Already Seen

    Ok, you can't really anticipate a film if you've already seen it, right? And while that doesn't apply for every member of The Playlist, many of us were lucky enough to get early sneak peeks at 2011 by attending film festivals around the globe like the Cannes, Toronto and Vancouver Film Festivals, the Melbourne Film Festival, the London Film Festival and more; yes, we're global. We basically ran through our lists of the films coming out in 2011 that we've already seen and made a list of 27 worth discussing. Not all of them are great, some are downright terrible, and some are pictures you should absolutely go out of your way to see. It's a mixe...

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    Watch: Trailer for Lee Chang-Dong's 'Poetry'

    Lee Chang-dong is one hell of a filmmaker and has a handful of awards to prove it. His latest film, "Poetry," was awarded Best Screenplay at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival along with Best Actress and Best Picture at the Grand Bell Awards. The film also took home Best Directing and Best Actress at the...

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    "Aftershock" Sends Waves at Asian Pacific Screen Awards

    "Aftershock," from Chinese director Xiaogang Feng, was the big winner at the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), picking up the Best Feature Film Award at the awards ceremony held in Queensland, Australia. In addition, "Aftershock" nabbed its lead actor, Chen Daoming, the Best Performan...

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