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    The Women of 'On the Road': Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?

    A strange thing happens in the new film adaptation. Though still secondary to the narrative, the women have gained in significance and impact in key ways that speak both to Salles’ cinematic approach to storytelling and to the expectations of today’s film audiences.

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    Walter Salles Talks The Influence Of Fathers In 'On The Road,' Working With Jose Rivera, Writing A Book About Jia Zhang Ke & More

    On the fifth floor of the Hotel deLuxe in Portland, Oregon, Walter Salles seems content to talk at length about cinema. But alas, two publicists, worried the loquacious “On the Road” director will miss his train up to Seattle for another round of press and screenings of his latest film, a long-in-th...

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    'Last Night' Director Massy Tadjedin To Helm 'The Adults,' Shekhar Kapur To Helm 'Three Apples Fell From Heaven' & More

    After a string of films that seemed to challenge Michael Haneke in terms of unrelenting bleakness, it's then perhaps a slight shock to hear director Lukas Moodyson ("Lilya-4-Ever," "A Hole In My Heart") contemplating brighter pastures for his next film. However, earlier this year he claimed just tha...

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    James Franco & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Auditioned For The Leads In ‘On The Road’ & More From Screenwriter José Rivera

    While the screenings were canceled last evening because of Hurricane Sandy, BAMCinematek’s IFC Sneaks was in full force on Friday and Saturday nights. Playing seven IFC Films pictures that won’t be in theaters until later this year or 2013 (Abbas Kiarostami's "Like Someone In Love" and Olivier Assay...

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    Ron Howard To Direct Aztec Drama 'Conquest' For Showtime

    While we presume Ron Howard's epic take on Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" -- which was to span both the big and small screen -- isn't happening anytime soon, it seems the helmer isn't giving up on television as a place to tell an epic story. And now he's planning to go...

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    'Motorcycle Diaries' & 'On The Road' Scribe Jose Rivera To Make Directorial Debut With 'Celestina'

    Project To Star Rivera's Wife Sona Tatoyan & Bill PullmanWhile the release date of the Jose Rivera-scripted, Walter Salles-helmed adaptation of "On The Road" remains up in the air, it looks like the writer is set follow in the footsteps of his counterpart revealing to O Globo that he'll soon embark ...

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    'The Thin Red Line' Producer & 'Motorcycle Diaries' Writer To Tell Chilean Miners' Story

    There is nothing Hollywood likes better than a true life story of those that defied the odds, fought the elements, banded together and rose to triumph over adversity because, quite simply, it's great source material for a movie. So no surprise that last fall, the rescue of thirty-three trapped Chile...

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    Walter Salles' 'On The Road' Unlikely To Debut At Cannes; Michael Haneke's 'Love' May Be Ready

    Beat Generation Tale Not In Black & White As First Envisioned?Put simply, Waltes Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" is a film we're anticipating this year with as much excitement as any other. Unfortunately it looks like that wait will have to be a tad longer as any surprise appearan...

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