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    Oscar-Winner In a Better World's Box Office Slashed by Harsh Reviews UPDATED

    Since when is winning an Oscar a bad thing? In his disparaging NYT review of In a Better World, A.O. Scott uses its recent foreign Oscar win as a warning sign: “In a Better World,” directed by the Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier and written by Anders Thomas Jensen, is an elegant, somber scourge for th...

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    Working Title's Fellner Talks Slate, Oscar Bait Anna Karenina & Tinker Tailor, Bad Movies

    What a difference an Oscar season makes. Back during the crash of 2008, when the indie market was in free fall, a new set of rules emerged: no dramas. That's how a little movie called The King's Speech was turned down by most Brit and U.S. backers, except UK's Momentum and Harvey Weinstein, who didn...

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    Cannes 2011: Jean-Paul Belmondo To Be Honored at Gala Screening of "Belmondo, The Career," Clips

    The Cannes Film Festival will honor Jean-Paul Belmondo on May 17 with a gala event celebrating the actor's career. French New Wave star Belmondo worked with directors Philippe de Broca, Henri Verneuil, Gérard Oury, Georges Lautner, Jacques Deray, Jean-Pierre Melville, François Truffaut, Claude Lelou...

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    Natural Selection: Details on Robbie Pickering, SXSW Narrative Feature Winner, Awards List

    The big SXSW winner this year was Robbie Pickering's Natural Selection, which not only collected the Narrative Feature Competition grand jury prize, two breakthrough acting awards, special prizes for screenplay, cinematography and editing, but the Audience Award as well. Producer Paul Jensen said at...

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    Deadline Update: Why HBO Turned Down Keaton's Tilda, Finke vs. Academy and The Wrap

    You know that Nikki Finke was not happy when the HBO series Tilda bit the dust; Deadline announced the show's demise the Friday before the Oscars; the news was swiftly buried by Oscar weekend posts. While most HBO watchers probably don't care, many entertainment industry insiders and press were eage...

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    Academy Names Beauchamp and Keating Academy Film Scholars; Accepting Nicholl Fellowship Screenplays

    One of the reasons the Academy is so eager to get good ratings at the Oscars is that the ad revenue that they raise that night funds all their ongoing activity, from exhibitions and programming to the Academy Library. They also back film scholarship and the high-profile Nicholl Screenwriting Fellows...

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    Oscar Box Office Bump for King's Speech and Black Swan

    While Oscar wins can have a big impact on subsequent box office, some years they just don't. This year has seen a big boost in ticket sales from Oscar nominations on quite a few awards contenders. Anthony D'Alessandro looks at the numbers; see Oscar Bump Chart (below).Oscars have been handed out, bu...

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    Oscars 2011: Best of Vanity Fair's Oscar Party Photos

    Busy Philipps & Michelle Williams

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    Oscar-Winner Susanne Bier to Shoot All You Need is Love

    Susanne Bier has picked her follow-up to the Oscar-winning In a Better World. She will shoot comedy All You Need Is Love with a Danish cast on the Amalfi coast in Italy in May, she told Italian newspaper La Repubblica: "It's a tender story with a much lighter atmosphere than my previous works: enoug...

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