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    Academy Names Film Scholars

    Who has the Academy's Educational Grants Committee picked this year as an Academy Scholar to receive $25,000 to write a book? Past awardees include writers Cari Beauchamp, Richard B. Jewell, and Donald Crafton. The Academy doles out the first portion of the grants at a ceremony on Monday March 17.

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    Ten Meryl Streep Characters Through a Feminist Gaze

    Meryl Streep is a cinema nonpareil whose acting talent and aura seemingly can't be explained. Nominated for a record 18 Academy Awards and winner of three, Streep is up for an Oscar on March 2 for her over-the-top portrayal of a grieving, drug-addicted mother in John Wells' movie version of Tracy Le...

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    'Network' Meets the Future, as Olbermann Takes on Itzkoff

    On Sunday, New York Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff will be interviewed at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image about his hot-off-the-presses (-and-tablet-download) “Mad As Hell: The Making of ‘Network’ and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies,” about the baroque construction project ...

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    Books Vs. Films: Which Is Better? (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Lovereading.co.uk has created the infographic "The Ultimate Showdown: Books Vs. Films," a thorough survey of contemporary and classic literary adaptations onscreen. Results were culled from an aggregate of reviews of both books and movies over the last two decades.

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    TOH's Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Cinephiles

    If you haven't started your holiday shopping, well, good luck to you and all who sail with you. But if you're looking for a few eleventh hour gifts for that fussy cinephile in your life, TOH! has some great ideas, from books to boxed sets, if you're in a pinch.

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    Indiewire's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: 13 Options for the Indiewire Reader

    With the holidays just around the corner we've compiled a list of gifts best suited to our loyal Indiewire readers. Included are picks for the cinephile, TV lover, and techie. Happy shopping!

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    WATCH: Anjelica Huston Talks Buzzy New Memoir 'A Story Lately Told' on Charlie Rose, Review Roundup

    With "Smash" behind her, Anjelica Huston has been doing the rounds with her new memoir, "A Story Lately Told." In the book she dishes on her childhood growing up in Ireland, her famous philandering director father John, how she coped with her mother's death in a car crash, and her experience meeting...

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    Book Review: 'A Life of Barbara Stanwyck,' at 1000 Pages, Builds a Living Thing

    “A Life of Barbara Stanwyck” by Victoria Wilson ends abruptly in 1940. Still ahead are “The Lady Eve” and “Ball of Fire,” “Meet John Doe” and “Double Indemnity,” not to mention more than 40 other movies and four years as the matriarch of a sprawling 19th century ranch on the television series, “The...

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    Having Conquered Television, Shonda Rhimes Tackles Memoir with First Book Deal

    Shonda Rhimes, the creator responsible for ABC's hit series "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Private Practice," has just signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to release a book that will be part memoir, part inspiration publication, recounting the hardships she endured while raising three kids, as a ...

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    More Details on Rudin Buy 'City on Fire,' 900-Page Debut Tome Sold for $2 Million to Knopf (UPDATE)

    The long novel appears to be making a comeback. "City on Fire," 34-year-old Garth Risk Hallberg's 900-page debut novel, sold to Knopf for just shy of $2 million following a two-day bidding war.

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