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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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    Gilles Jacob: Author, Raconteur, Lover of Cinema and Outgoing Cannes President

    The Cannes Film Festival hits its titular locality for the 67th time on May 14th. Following a 22-year stint as Festival artistic director, Gilles Jacob, 83, rose to Presidency in 2001. But this year's Cannes will be his last. In 2015, Pierre Lescure takes over.

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    If You Could be Adopted by a Mother in the Movies, Who Would It Be?

    I’ve been reading Richard Corliss’ "Mom in the Movies," a sprightly survey of cinemamas, as though it were a catalogue of mail-order moms. Which movie mom would you choose for your own? Why?

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    All-Star Cast Lines Up for Andy Goddard's Cannes-Bound Patricia Highsmith Adaptation

    Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones have joined the cast of Brit helmer Andy Goddard's Untitled Patricia Highsmith adaptation.

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    I Answer Questions About My New Book 'The $11 Billion Year'

    My new book about the year 2012, "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," is in bookstores.

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    Oliver Stone to Get the Matt Zoller Seitz Treatment in New Book, 'The Oliver Stone Experience'

    Few recent filmmaker biographies are as comprehensive, insightful or personal as Matt Zoller Seitz's "The Wes Anderson Collection," and Seitz is following up that achievement with a book on multiple Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone.

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    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Goes to the Movies

    Check out the movie-related content at this weekend's LA Times Festival of Books, including a panel I will join called "Hollywood Past and Present."

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    How 'Divergent' Became a Franchise Before It Opened and Lost Its Director

    "Divergent" will prove itself at the box office on its second weekend--but the sequel is on its way no matter what. Producer Lucy Fisher reveals how they made the movie, found their romantic leads, lost the director for the sequels, and why this represents a new filmmaking paradigm.

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    LISTEN: Three Seasoned Hollywood Reporters Debate the Future of Filmed Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE PODCAST)

    On the occasion of the publication of "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System," which covers one year at the movies-- 2012, from January's Sundance Film Festival through Oscar night 2013, when "Argo" won Best Picture--I invited two seasoned...

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