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    TOH!'s Top 20 Stories of the Week

    From Netflix news and 'Gone Girl' worries to an Oscar secret weapon and video interviews with David Lynch and Trent Reznor, here are our top 20 stories of the week.

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    Rick Smolan Lived Inside 'Tracks,' Photographed In Living Color

    The movie "Tracks" is based on an unbelievable true story that was well-read around the world in a stunning 32-page cover spread in National Geographic shot by 28-year-old Rick Smolan. For years, the photographer would check in with his subject, Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 trekked 1700 miles across ...

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    'Boardwalk Empire' Showrunner Terence Winter Preps Final Season

    Back 2007, veteran TV writer Terence Winter first met with Martin Scorsese to talk about creating what became the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," about a month before Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Bros. snatched the rights to Jordan Belfort's memoir "The Wolf of Wall Street."

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    Russia Submits 'Leviathan' After All: Andrey Zvyagintsev on Oscar Rules

    Russia has chosen to submit "Leviathan" as its foreign Oscar entry. Here's the background on what happened from the filmmaker. Should the Oscar rules be changed? "In certain cases in certain countries the authors of films are hostages of the situation they are in."

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    'Escobar: Paradise Lost' Chemistry Served Hutcherson & Del Toro: "Benicio seduced me"

    At Sunday's Zurich Film Festival press conference for "Escobar: Paradise Lost," Josh Hutcherson described how daunting it felt to act alongside Benicio Del Toro as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. "I let Benicio intimidate me in the scenes and that kind of worked on its own," said a smiling Hutche...

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    Watch: Anthony Bourdain & Roy Choi Unveil 'Parts Unknown' Season 4 & 'Street Food'

    I ate lunch with Anthony Bourdain, the creator/star of CNN's Peabody and Emmy-winning show "Parts Unknown," at a meet-and-greet with his chef pal Roy Choi at Pot, his Koreatown restaurant. CNN Doc chief Vinnie Malhotra introduced Season 4 --which debuts at 9 pm eastern on September 28 with a gorgeou...

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    How 'Boxtrolls' Composer Marianelli Waltzes Through Stop-Motion Steampunk Madness

    Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli ("Atonement") didn't hesitate to work on the Victorian steampunk madness of "The Boxtrolls." He loves the way the animators at Laika conjure "the surreal, the dark, the grotesque, and the comedic."

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    How 'Jimi: All Is By My Side''s Ridley and Benjamin Found Hendrix in London

    John Ridley has been honing his craft for years, apprenticing with John Wells on 'Third Watch,' through multiple movie scripts ('U-Turn,' 'Red Tails') and television series ('Barbershop,' 'Platinum') to his first feature 'Cold Around the Heart.' He wrote the Oscar-winning script for '12 Years a Slav...

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    Watch: 'Nightcrawler' Star Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Into Eyes of Coyote

    One dark horse awards candidate to emerge from the Toronto Film Festival is Dan Gilroy's Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle "Nightcrawler" (October 31). Watch my video interview with the busy actor, who is heading for Broadway--and a possible second Oscar nomination.

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    NYFF: Ethan Hawke Introduces 'Seymour'

    The self-effacing musical Yoda at the center of “Seymour: An Introduction” sat down on stage with New York Film Festival programmer Kent Jones following the film’s press screening at Lincoln Center Friday, and admitted that when he first heard the name of his director -- Ethan Hawke -- he said, “Who...

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