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    In the Works: Do We Need a New Version of Steinbeck's 'Grapes of Wrath'? Spielberg Thinks So. (TRAILERS)

    DreamWorks is in negotiations with the estate of author John Steinbeck to make a new version of "The Grapes of Wrath." Per Deadline, Steven Spielberg is interested in producing the film -- but not in directing. One divisive aspect of this new project will certainly be John Ford's classic 1940 adapta...

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    Watch: Wim Wenders' 1982 Documentary 'Room 666' Talks with Godard, Herzog, Fassbinder, Spielberg, Antonioni and More

    Check out this strangely hypnotic stream-of-thought documentary essay, "Room 666," made by Wim Wenders at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. The 44-minute film features thoughts on cinema from an impressive roster of filmmakers: Jean-Luc Godard, fellow New German Cinema directors Werner Herzog and Raine...

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    'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Wins Cannes Palme d'Or

    In a twist in Cannes Sunday evening, director Abdellatif Kechiche's "Blue is the Warmest Color" not only won the Palme d'Or, but the jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, made the extraordinary gesture of also giving its actresses Adele Exarcholpoulos and Lea Seydoux honorary scrolls for their bravery i...

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    Steven Spielberg Will Produce a 'Halo' TV Series for Xbox

    There was a well publicized attempt to bring Microsoft's incredibly successful sci-fi video game series "Halo" to the big screen a few years ago. Alex Garland ("The Beach") wrote a script, Peter Jackson was going to be the executive producer and Neill Blomkamp ("District 9") was signed on to direct.

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    TNT is Developing a Docudrama Version of Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez's Detroit Firefighter Film 'Burn'

    While sister network TBS continues to invest in talk shows and scripted comedies, TNT remains all about drama (one might say they... know it).

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    WATCH White House Correspondent Dinner Parodies from Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis, and Kevin Spacey (VIDEO)

    This year's annual D.C. schmooze-fest, the White House Correspondents Dinner, featured some mischievous film and television parodies. There's nothing subversive or particularly astute here, but watching big muckety-mucks make fun of themselves is always a pleasure.

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    Cannes Announces Director-Dominated Jury, Unveils Producers on the Move Lineup

    The Cannes Film Festival has revealed the members of Steven Spielberg's 2013 jury: this year, directors dominate. Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin"), Cristian Mungiu (whose "Beyond the Hills" racked up prizes in last year's main competition), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Japanese director Na...

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    Spielberg Developing Kubrick's Abandoned 'Napoleon' as Miniseries

    This year's Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg has begun developing Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" screenplay as a miniseries. Spielberg, who collaborated with Kubrick on 2001's "A.I.," is working with Kubrick's family to bring the abandoned 1970s project to TV.

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    Your Burning Oscar-Show Questions Answered, MacFarlane to Best Dead People

    The Oscar show was bloated with movie music that had no reason being there. (A tribute to Chicago? Other than the fact that the Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron also produced that movie .. oh yeah, that’s why). It had Seth MacFarlane, whose jokes might have been offensive i...

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