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    Kenneth Branagh Asks: Would Marilyn Tweet? Talks Movies of Wallander and Shakespeare

    It makes sense that Kenneth Branagh idolizes Sir Laurence Olivier. After all, both actors have directed themselves in Shakespeare's plays on stage and screen, including "Henry V."

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    Video: Max von Sydow Talks the Silence of The Renter

    I first encountered Max von Sydow on the big screen playing chess with Death in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" at The New Yorker in Manhattan when I was a teenager. He's surprised that I've seen it. "You watched black and white films?" he asks, admitting tha...

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    Wenders Gets Out of His Own Way with Stunning 3-D Tribute To Pina Bausch

    A hand caresses dirt, sheer curtains billow in your face in 3-D. From the first frames of "Pina," you know you are in the hands of a master. With this documentary Wim Wenders deploys his arsenal of skills learned over 40 years of filmmaking, freed from the constraints of the narrative fict...

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    Indie Spirit Nominee 'Without' Team Talk Micro-Budget Filmmaking, Distribution

    Writer-director Mark Jackson is up for the “Someone to Watch” award at the Indie Spirits, to be held in Santa Monica on February 25, for his micro-budget "Without." The film is a quiet character study featuring a daring performance by the newcomer, Joslyn Jensen.

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    Immersed in Movies: Spielberg Talks Adventures of Tintin, War Horse

    The moment Steven Spielberg stepped onto the motion capture stage in LA and watched James Cameron shooting "Avatar" with the virtual camera, he knew he had found the right medium for "The Adventures of Tintin."

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    Video: Gary Oldman Performed 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy''s Smiley in One or Two Takes

    Still waters run deep. That's the secret behind John LeCarre's master British spy George Smiley as played by Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." The role marks a sharp turn from wild and crazy character actor ("Dracula," "The Professional," "Ai...

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    Watch Today: Kenneth Branagh Q & A on Making of My Week with Marilyn

    Watch Today: Kenneth Branagh Q & A on Making of My Week with Marilyn

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    Fincher Talks Critics, Expectations & Dragon Tattoo; Says Films Are Never Finished, Only Abandoned

    David Fincher is doing the rounds talking about his adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (December 21). Don't be fooled though: the director doesn't like talking up his movies at all. (Wired barely squeezed a takeout from their set visit.) After the r...

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    Meryl Streep & Phyllida Lloyd Talk The Iron Lady

    Watch Meryl Streep and director Phyllida Lloyd talk "The Iron Lady" at this post-screening Q & A, held December 6 at NYC's Director's Guild. THR's Scott Feinberg moderated the conversation. Streep says "to capture how someone speaks is to capture them." Asked what...

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    Immersed in Movies: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Lifts Kung Fu Panda 2

    Of all the sequels competing for the best animated feature Oscar, "Kung Fu Panda 2" was really the only one with unfinished business. It begged the question: How did Po wind up living in the same house with his father goose?

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