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    Gordon Willis, Legendary 'Godfather' Cinematographer, Dead at 82

    Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Gordon Willis, who helped define the look of 70s cinema and worked closely with Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Alan Pakula, died on Sunday at 82.

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    Report: Malik Bendjelloul, 'Searching for Sugar Man' Director, Committed Suicide

    As the film world mourns the death of Malik Bendjelloul, director of the Academy Award-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," news comes that the 36-year old had committed suicide after struggling with depression, according to a report from the Associated Press.

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    Bob Hoskins' Last Great Performance

    The 2007 drama "Go Go Tales" showed Hoskins doing what he did best.

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    Obituary: Harold Ramis Was a Serious Filmmaker Who Made Us Laugh

    It’s appropriate that Harold Ramis played the straight-faced, data-crunching member of the Ghostbusters, because he had all the big ideas. More than just the nice guy from the Second City class that defined American movie comedy post-1980 both behind and in front of the camera, Ramis was a serious f...

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    Critic's Notebook: How Philip Seymour Hoffman Rescued American Movies

    Nobody could mess with a Philip Seymour Hoffman performance.

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    Ned Vizzini, Author of 'It's Kind of a Funny Story' and TV Writer, Has Died at 32

    Bestselling author, television writer and essayist Ned Vizzini died Thursday, The Los Angeles Times reports. The cause of death was suicide.

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    Richard D. Heffner, 'Least-Known Most Powerful Person in Hollywood,' Dies at 88

    Historian, educator and broadcaster Richard D. Heffner, who, for two decades was in charge of the film industry's ratings board and was the creator and host of "The Open Mind" on public television, died at 88, The New York Times reports.

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    R.I.P. Peter O'Toole, Star of 'Lawrence of Arabia'

    Peter O'Toole, star of "Lawrence of Arabia" died Saturday at age 81.

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    'Queen Margot' Filmmaker Patrice Chéreau Dies at 68

    Patrice Chéreau, the French filmmaker best known for the female fronted period dramas "Queen Margot" and "Gabrielle," has passed away today in Paris after succumbing to cancer. He was 68.

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    'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' Author Elmore Leonard Dead at 87

    Elmore Leonard, the author best known in the film world for the feature adaptations of his works "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight," and "Rum Punch" (which was filmed as "Jackie Brown"), has passed away at 87, three weeks after suffering a stoke.

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