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Sundance 2012 Interviews

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    Sundance: Aaron Paul Says Any Potential 'Die Hard 5' Involvement Would Likely Conflict With 'Breaking Bad'

    While Bryan Cranston has used his "Breaking Bad" acclaim and fame to take roles in, well, everything, his equally talented co-star Aaron Paul (aka Jesse Pinkman), hasn't been so quick to rush the big screen. But judging by the reaction to the alcoholism drama "Smashed," ...

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    Sundance Exclusive: Spike Lee Says ‘Brooklyn Loves MJ’ Might Be Next; Trio Of Biopics May Be Dead

    The talk of the slopes, cold huddled buses and inebriated parties so far at Sundance 2012 has arguably been Spike Lee’s latest film, “Red Hook Summer” (read our review here). Evidently a polarizing film (some seem to love it, some hate it; our reviewer dug it), it’s none...

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    If You Missed It...Watch The Spike Lee And Dee Rees Conversation w/David Carr At Sundance

    So, if you haven't heard already, Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer practically caused shock waves with its debut at Sundance yesterday.  Critics seemed evenly split on whether or not it's a good film.  A word that seems to pop up consistently...polarizing.  Hmmm...we'll jus...

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    Sundance: 'Hello I Must Be Going' Director Todd Louiso On Working With Melanie Lynskey, Quitting Acting & The Influence Of Judd Apatow

    One of the better underdog stories from this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Hello I Must Be Going," from filmmaker (and sometime actor) Todd Louiso. After making 2009's "The Marc Pease Experience" for Paramount Vantage, the director found his movie marooned after the dismantling of the studio, ap...

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    Craig Zobel Addresses the Sundance Controversy of 'Compliance' And Why He Doesn't Need To Please People

    Craig Zobel's having a very unique Sundance year. In 2007, the North Carolina School of the Arts graduate premiered his directorial debut, "Great World of Sound," at the festival to great acclaim. That movie, about a music industry scam, established Zobel -- co-founder of popular web s...

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    Sundance: Andrea Arnold Talks Using Mumford & Sons For 'Wuthering Heights' & Her Intuitive Approach To Filmmaking

    There are as many adaptations and variations on Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights" as there are theories about how Heathcliff gains his wealth and maturity before enacting his revenge. Thankfully, for Brontë-philes, that is still up for debate in "Fish Tank" directo...

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    Sundance: Rashida Jones & Will McCormack Discuss Subverting The Rom-Com In 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' & Next Project 'Frenemy Of The State'

    If you're an actor, and not getting the kind of roles you want (or indeed, any roles at all), the best way out is to create your own material. From Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to Brit Marling, legions of actors over the years have turned screenwriters, and seen their careers skyrocket as a result. An...

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    SUNDANCE FUTURES: Christopher Abbott Breaks Out in 'Hello I Must Be Going'

    Why He’s On Our Radar: In the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition opener “Hello I Must Be Going,” 25-year-old actor Christopher Abbott more than holds his own opposite Melanie Lynskey (“Win Win”) and Blythe Danner as an actor who takes up a steamy affair with a woman (Lynskey) over 10 years his senio...

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    SUNDANCE INTERVIEW | Marina Abramovic Explains How HBO and Lady Gaga Bring Performance Art to a New Audience

    In spring 2011, hours-long lines stretched outside the Museum of Modern Art as people waited to see a retrospective of performance artist Marina Abramovic's work. This included a new performance, "The Artist is Present," in which Abramovic would sit across from one museumgoer and the t...

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    Sundance: Stephen Frears Confirms He's Considering An American Remake Of 'The Hit,' But It's Not Quite Ready To Roll Just Yet

    Stephen Frears, director of the upcoming film “Lay the Favorite,” told The Playlist that one of his next projects may be a remake of his own film, the 1984 underworld thriller “The Hit,” with development of the film first surfacing late last year. “Well, if [the pieces come together,]” he said in an...

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