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    Watch & Listen: 'Looper' Composer Nathan Johnson Discusses His Unorthodox Music-making Methods

    Check out these videos of "Looper" composer Nathan Johnson discussing his unorthodox approach to scoring in Rian Johnson's critically acclaimed sci-fi film...

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    NYFF Panel: Talking Landmark Jazz Doc 'The Savoy King'

    The second best thing about this week's NYFF screening of The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music that Changed America might have been the audience -- a fire-hazard crowd of friends, family and jazz enthusiasts ready to laugh, hoot, and more than once, sing along to the music. But the f...

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    Abramorama to Release 'The Zen of Bennett'

    Indie distributor Abramorama will handle the theatrical release of "The Zen of Bennett," a portrait of singer Tony Bennett, beginning October 24 in New York.

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    Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films Acquire Brit Musical 'Hunky Dory'

    "Hunky Dory," starring Minnie Driver and directed by Marc Evans, has gone to Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films for US distribution. They will release the film in theaters and VOD early 2013. The glam-rock UK musical debuted at the London Film Festival and stateside at SXSW. The film already had a...

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    Producers Zadan and Meron Will Bring Music Back to the Oscars

    Under new president Hawk Koch, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has gone with fresh blood to produce the 85th Academy Awards. Musical producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("Chicago") will produce the Oscar show set to air live on February 24 on ABC. Last year's show...

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    Now and Then: The Long, Slow Death of the Movie Musical

    It's been 60 years since the musical's prime — when Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, those sorcerers of sound, joined forces on "Singin' in the Rain" — so you'll forgive me if this week's theatrical screenings in honor of the anniversary feel less like a celebration than an obituary. The musical is dea...

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    'Magic Mike' The Musical Heading to Broadway

    Wasting no time, Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum are taking "Magic Mike" to the stage, where the film will be adapted into a musical...

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    LAFF: Jonathan Demme Talks 'Passion for Filming Real Life,' Neil Young as 'Wandering Troubador' in 'Journeys' (VIDEO)

    New York flmmaker Jonathan Demme is showing at LAFF the latest film in his Neil Young concert trilogy, "Neil Young Journeys" (June 29), which debuted at Toronto. Demme likes alternating the long gestation and production periods necessary for fiction films with micro-budget documentaries. B...

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    Watch: Paul McCartney's Short 'My Valentine' Stars Portman & Depp; Screening with 'The Intouchables'

    Paul McCartney's debut short film (aka music video), "My Valentine," stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman and will screen in front of all showings of the Weinsteins' "The Intouchables," which opens this weekend.

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    Coming to Theaters This May: 1964 'The Beatles: The Lost Concert'

    Screenvision presents "The Beatles: The Lost Concert," a new documentary featuring the first Fab Four concert in the U.S. as its centerpiece. The concert at D.C.'s Washington Coliseum is the only complete Beatles’ concert available to fans; its footage hasn't been seen by movie theater audiences acr...

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