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    Marlon Brando: Intellectual

    With considerable skepticism I came to "Brando’s Smile," Susan Mizruchi’s unexpectedly empathic and involving intellectual biography of the actor. The Boston University professor read between – and next to – the lines of the 4,000 volumes and dozens of scripts in Brando’s personal library. His handw...

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    'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls' Author Peter Biskind Looks Back at the New Hollywood

    Excess – fueled by fame, fortune and self-serving, often-destructive behavior -- often goes hand in hand with success, especially in the movie biz. Few film history books proved that as well as “Easy Rider, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood."

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    Lena Dunham's "Not That Kind of Tour" Attracts Big Talent

    Fasten your seat belts. Lena Dunham’s first book is just two-and-a-half months away. Before and after the release of her essay collection, “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's ‘Learned,’” the writer-director-actress will take a cross-country promo tour. But she's making it more...

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    Listen: John Waters Himself Recounts a Tornado in Exclusive Audio Clip from his Book 'Carsick'

    John Waters has recorded his latest book, "Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America." The book is structured as two parts novella, as Waters imagines the best and worst case scenarios for his journey, then reports on what actually happened.

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    John Waters on Hitchhiking Across America for 'Carsick': 'I think my street cred went up'

    Indiewire caught up with John Waters in Provincetown to discuss the crazy journey of writing "Carsick."

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    Stephen Colbert Rips Amazon Over Hachette Dispute, Sells More Books (VIDEO)

    America's late-night comedy hosts are now, it would seem, the country's new defenders against corporate overreach.

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    Trailer Watch: Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges Go Dystopic in 'The Giver'

    A new, longer trailer for "The Giver" has landed, and while it looks all-too similar to its recent fellow-dystopia cousins, it should give some hope to fans of Lois Lowry's iconic novel.

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    John Green's Enthusiastic Fan Base Bodes Well for 'The Fault in Our Stars'

    John Green's fans love him. As in, LOVE him. The "Fault in Our Stars" scribe has nearly 2.5 million(!) followers on Twitter and his vlogbrothers YouTube videos routinely rack up 500,000 to a million hits.

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    Hollywood Isn't Giving Up Its Repetition Disorder Anytime Soon; See 'The Gray Man'

    Hollywood is hellbent to find franchises and multi-part literary properties not just because they seek easy-sell established brands with huge fan bases. To state the obvious, the studios have figured out that spending multi-millions to launch a one-off product just doesn't make sense.

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    Godard Fans, Rejoice! The Film Auteur Has Released a Book, 'Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television'

    Throughout his long and fruitful career, Jean-Luc Godard has made films that, to put it mildly, challenge the status-quo. From his 1960 French New Wave debut "Breathless," to his most recent endeavor, the narratively incoherent "Goodbye to Language 3D," it's an undeniable truth that the man hasn't l...

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