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    Telluride Fest Brody Diary One: What to See

    After gawking at the wonders of nature -- the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the Valley of the Gods, and Monument Valley -- and no moving images, I was more than ready to immerse myself in celluloid once again.  Once I arrived in town, I found myself wishing I’d thrown that Criterion boxed s...

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    Review: Ben Affleck's 'Argo' Is True Tehran Rescue Thriller, Hollywood Parody, and Oscar Contender

    Ben Affleck directs this taut and commercial thriller, his third behind the camera, with screw-tightening efficiency that would make Michael Mann proud. Multiple Oscar nominations are in order as this movie surges to the top of the current Oscar contenders list.

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    The Telluride Film Festival Debuts Poster Art from Dave Eggers for 39th Edition

    The Telluride Film Festival chose Dave Eggers as the poster artist for their 39th edition. The writer-editor-publisher-philanthropist will attend the festival (running August 31-September 3), where a reception will be held in his honor...

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    Telluride 's 2012 Guest Director is Geoff Dyer

    Every year Labor Day Weekend's Telluride Film Festival picks a guest director to select part of the program. Past guests have included Alexander Payne, John Boorman, Buck Henry, Errol Morris, Peter Sellars and Stephen Sondheim. The guest for the 39th Telluride, sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pic...

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    The 39th Telluride Film Festival Calls for Entries

    The Telluride Film Festival (August 31 – September 3, 2012) is calling for entries in all categories including student, short and feature length films. Each year the must-attend four-day Telluride Film Festival plays host to an average of 24 feature films and 25 shorts and student films.

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    Ex-'Island President" Nasheed Talks Timely Eco Doc': "It's Not Just Us"

    One of the surprise hits to come out of Telluride and Toronto (where it won the People’s Choice Documentary Award) was small political doc "The Island President," which takes the drama of climate change to another level.

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    Werner Herzog Talks 'Into the Abyss,' Looks "deep into the heart of ourselves" (video)

    One reason that Werner Herzog's docs are so compelling and entertaining is that his powerful personality is all over them, commenting, narrating, querying. Herzog's docs, as lauded as they are, are often overlooked by the Oscar documentary branch, which nominated while Encounters at the End...

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    Toronto Wrap: Best of Fest, Oscar Boosts, Winners and Losers

    The trick with the fall film festivals is to gauge expectations going in vs. what was actually achieved. Various distributors launched their fall slates, and watched with pleasure or horror at how their movies were received by audiences and critics. Oscar contenders either moved forward in the award...

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    Oscar Talk: Toronto's Impact on Race, Who's Up, Who's Down

    In Contention's Kris Tapley and I had plenty to discuss this week as we compared notes on how various awards hopefuls fared at the Toronto Film Festival, which wraps up this weekend. We agree that The Artist and The Descendants came out way ahead.

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