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    How David Chase Got All That Music For 'Not Fade Away'

    Thanks to his ex-manager Brad Grey, who runs Paramount now, Chase got to make this delicious and personal slice of authentic 60s life with one recognizable star, Tony Soprano himself, James Gandolfini. He's excellent and moving as the hard-nosed old-school Italian father of a counter-cultural high s...

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    Love and Death in the Films of Michael Haneke

    Sadistic? Maybe. Hard to watch? Sometimes. Familial? Definitely, though it may take a bit of work to notice.

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    NYFF: Brian DePalma & Noah Baumbach Discuss Friendship, Fraternity & Filmmaking In A Career-Spanning Conversation

    At first glance, the idea of pairing filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Brian De Palma together for an onstage conversation doesn’t seem to make any sense at all. After all, what would the filmmaker behind intimate character pieces like “The Squid & The Whale” and “Greenberg” have to say to the master sty...

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    LatinoBuzz: Gael Garcia Bernal and Lots of Latino Films at the New York Film Festival

    The New York Film Festival is celebrating its 50th birthday this year while at the same time saying goodbye to Richard Peña, who served as Program Director for the last 25 years. This year’s festival is packed with films from all over the world, bringing the best of the best from C...

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    Dancing in the Rain: Nicole Kidman's Femme Fatales

    In the New York Film Festival film "The Paperboy" Nicole Kidman returns to the role of a femme fatale. How her performance compares with the one she played 17 years ago in "To Die For."

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    Please Turn On Your Cell Phone: The Dark Side of Smartphones in New York Film Festival Movies

    A pair of New York FIlm Festival movies put the spotlight on the role of smartphones in modern society.

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    'Lincoln' Addresses the New York Film Festival, to Mixed Response

    Tweets suggest some great performances and maybe a languid pace.

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    An Inconceivable 'Princess Bride' Reunion at New York Film Festival

    Plus: William Goldman and Rob Reiner talk about their dreams for a "Princess Bride" sequel.

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    Oliver Stone Talks 'Untold History of U.S.' at NYFF [VIDEO]

    From "Platoon" to "JFK" to "Nixon" and beyond, few filmmakers have done more to challenge the convenient bonafides of US history than Oliver Stone. Judging by the response to yesterday’s sneak peak at his upcoming Showtime series "The Untold History of the United States," the director has lost none...

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    NYFF: David Chase & Steve Van Zandt Talk The Music That Drove Them To 'Not Fade Away'

    As the movie entered common film-buff conversation, talk persisted that David Chase’s directorial debut “Not Fade Away” was autobiographical. The creator of “The Sopranos” had crafted a nostalgic tale set in the era in which he came of age, with a young group of mavericks dreaming of stardom from th...

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