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    ‘The Book Thief’ Screenwriter Disappointed By Fox’s Changes To Script, Desire For Family-Friendly Film

    Momentarily an awards season contender due to studio-willed exposure alone, WWII drama “The Book Thief” nonetheless sputtered out upon its US release, never quite connecting with critics or fans of the best-selling book by Markus Zusak. As the Oscars played out this past weekend with only John Willi...

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    Geoffrey Rush Escapes from Scene-Chewing Roles with 'Book Thief': "How do I Avoid Cliches?"

    The best thing in Fox 2000's World War II drama "The Book Thief" ($16 million domestic to date) is Australian actor Geoffrey Rush. Ever since he broke out in his Oscar-winning "Shine" in 1996, he's been a go-to actor for big-screen character roles, from the Marquis de Sade in "Quills" and the whacke...

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    Critics vs. Academy: Do 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' and 'The Book Thief' Need Great Reviews?

    A look at the gap between critics and Academy voters. Will "The Book Thief," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Saving Mr. Banks" scoot past reviewers?

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Ballhaus Talks 'The Book Thief'

    The Book Thief" might be flying under the Oscar radar, but it's a unique Holocaust story told from a child's point of view as well as Death's (adapted from the best-seller by Markus Zusak). And that's what attracted DP Florian Ballhaus, best known for comedy ("The Devil Wears Prada").

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Book Thief' Survives Critics, Oscar-Contender 'Wind Rises' Sells Out Two Theaters

    This week's newbies are a mixed bag. "The Book Thief," a rare major studio platform release, overcame less than great reviews for a respectable showing, while Disney's release of Hayao Miyazaki's subtitled animated feature "The Wind Rises" sold out most shows at two one-week-only theaters. The rest...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Thor' Strong, Not Mighty, 'Last Vegas' Lures Boomers, '12 Years' Passes $12 Million

    Adding to its stellar first-week overseas haul of more than $150 million, "Thor: The Dark World" is grabbing more than half of Friday's Top 10 box office take. With $31,633,000 (including Thursday night shows) already in the till the Marvel/Disney sequel will score an easy #1 for the weekend. Howeve...

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    Review: 'The Book Thief,' Starring Geoffrey Rush, a Well-Meaning but Oddly Muted Holocaust Tale

    "The Book Thief," adapted from Markus Zusak's best-selling novel, is a well-meaning re-telling of the oft-told tale: the Holocaust was a time of unimaginable horror, but even during the worst moments of man's inhumanity to man, there were good people around who adopted the children of Communists and...

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    The Book Thief

    "The Book Thief" treads on familiar ground... the situations are realistic, the moral choices genuine, and the emotions honestly portrayed.

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    This Weekend: See Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie,' Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises,' and Marvel's Fun 'Thor: The Dark World' (TRAILERS)

    This weekend movie-goers can take their pick from a shrewd documentary about Lance Armstrong's fall from grace ("The Armstrong Lie"), an enjoyable turn-your-brain-off Marvel entry about a hot guy with a hammer ("Thor: The Dark World"), or an animated drama from one of the greats of the medium, Hayao...

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    How YA Bestseller 'The Book Thief' Got Made Into a Studio Film: With Difficulty, and John Williams (TRAILER)

    You know things have come to a pretty pass when a movie like "The Book Thief" looks wrong coming from a major studio. How did it get made? Well, it took a while. And the success of "Life of Pi," another gamble from Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who willed that movie into existence, helped to ...

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