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    Bona Fide Acquires Movie Rights to Knausgaard New York Times Series 'My Saga' for Alexander Payne (EXCLUSIVE)

    Payne is attached to direct this road movie about a Norwegian author's comedic journey tracing the Vikings in America.

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    First Look: Alexander Payne, Janus Films Present Restored Italian Classic 'I Knew Her Well' (EXCLUSIVE POSTER)

    Antonio Pietrangeli's portrait of a Roman woman (Stefania Sandrelli) in the swinging Sixties opens at New York's Film Forum February 5, in a new 4K restoration from Criterion.

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    Alexander Payne and Jon Favreau Reveal the Secrets of Writing a Great Comedy Screenplay

    Sponsored by Arclight Cinemas, the Writers Guild of America honored the "101 Funniest Screenplays" with an impressive collective of screenwriters at the Cinerama Dome.

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    WATCH: Director Alexander Payne's Bizarre 1985 Silent Short 'Carmen'

    From "Citizen Ruth" and "Election" to "About Schmidt," "The Descendents" and "Nebraska," two-time Oscar winner and auteur Alexander Payne has gone from indie to mainstream and back again. Get a sense of his indie roots by watching his 1985 student short "Carmen," a silent film he made at the UCLA Fi...

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    Why Can't America's Heartland See Itself on the Big Screen?

    Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" neatly summarizes the relationship that contemporary Hollywood films commonly have to the vast, diverse American landscape. The city is where things happen: where news is made and disseminated, where heroes and villains can stage their big coming out, and where people an...

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    Alexander Payne, Julie Delpy and More Set for Film Independent Awards Season Panels

    Film Independent has scheduled a special conversation with Oscar and Spirit Award nominated director Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”) on February 27 at the Directors Close-Up Series. Also recently added to the February 19 panel "Writing and Directing" are writer-actress and Spirit nominated Julie Delpy ...

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    Awards Spotlight: At 77-Years-Old, Bruce Dern Finally Receives His Due

    "It was the event of a lifetime in my career,” Bruce Dern told Indiewire late last year, shortly before Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska” opened in select theaters.

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    Watch: Bruce Dern Forces Will Forte to Have a Beer in This Exclusive Clip From Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    Alexander Payne's wry and sad character study "Nebraska" opened last Friday in select theaters to great numbers after garnering solid word of mouth at Cannes (where lead star Bruce Dern won Best Actor) and the New York Film Festival.

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    Thessaloniki International Film Festival Asks: Do Filmmakers Like Being Classified?

    An artistic inquiry threaded its way throughout the 10-day event: Are film movements and classifications a good thing or are they limiting?

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    Interview: Will Forte Talks 'Nebraska,' What He Learned From Alexander Payne & Bruce Dern & Status Of 'MacGruber 2'

    There are a number of surprises nestled within Alexander Payne's warmly homespun "Nebraska." Like all of Payne's films, it dangles on the precipice between drama and comedy, this time following an elderly man (a revelatory Bruce Dern) as he travels to Nebraska to collect his winnings from a phony sw...

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