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    In the Works: Alexander Payne Finds Next Project in 'The Judge's Will'

    After heading to the black-and-white prairies of "Nebraska," Alexander Payne is next eyeing India. The director and Fox Searchlight are in talks to team on "The Judge's Will."

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    Oscar-Bound Bruce Dern Talks Career and Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    Let the Oscar drum-roll begin for 77-year-old actor Bruce Dern. He talks his career, and his wonderfully heartbreaking performance as Woody Grant, an aging man on a quest for a dubious sweepstakes reward of $1 million, in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska."

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    Watch: Bruce Dern Tracks Down His $1 Million Prize in Trailer for Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

    A month before its U.S. bow at the New York Film Festival, Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for Alexander Payne's acclaimed black-and-white charmer "Nebraska," starring Oscar hopeful Bruce Dern, who picked up acting honors in Cannes where the film world premiered.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska,' Starring Bruce Dern

    The first trailer has arrived for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte as a father and son who make a trek out to the eponymous state to claim a supposed sweepstakes prize of $1 million. The film, which debuted at Cannes (where Dern won the Best Actor award), generated go...

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    20th Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Films & Retrospectives; Jonathan Demme and Vince Gilligan To Make Appearances

    The 2013 Austin Film Festival had announced the its first slate of titles, in addition retrospectives hosted by the likes of Jonathan Demme, Vince Gilligan and several others.

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    Il Cinema Ritrovato: Alexander Payne Talks Influential Films, Cinephilia, Screenwriting and More

    There were at least 16 different programs, including retrospectives devoted to Allan Dwan, Vittorio de Sica, and Chris Marker; the nine newly-restored Hitchcock silents; newly-restored Chaplin shorts; and a film a day from 1938-9 under the rubric "War is Near." Early Japanese talkies from the 30s. C...

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    Cannes: Alexander Payne May Do His Sci-Fi Film Soon; Bruce Dern Calls Him One Of 6 Directing Geniuses

    This morning, Alexander Payne's black and white, father/son roadtrip film, "Nebraska," debuted in Cannes. Starring the unlikely trio of Bruce Dern, comedian Will Forte and Stacy Keach, “Nebraska” centers on a poor old man (Dern) living in Montana who repeatedly escapes from his house to try to go to...

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    Cannes Review Roundup: Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' a Wistful but Slight Father-Son Road Trip Film

    Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte as a father and son embarking on a roadtrip, screened today at Cannes. The response is thus far mixed to positive, with praise for the film's wistful tone and a "career-crowning" performance from Dern. Those less impressed site the fil...

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    Cannes: Alexander Payne Explains Why He Shot 'Nebraska' in Black and White and Cast Will Forte as His Dramatic Lead

    With this year's edition of the Cannes Film Festival in its winding down phase (it concludes on Sunday), it's easy to forget there are still some heavy hitters left to screen in the Competition, one of which, Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," screened this morning for press before its gala later on.

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    Cannes Review: Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ An Overfamiliar Tale Of Connections Broken & Remade

    There’ve been great masses of critical laurels laid at Alexander Payne’s door over the years, some, in our eyes, more earned than others. When it really hits home, the director’s quiet humanism and wry humor can yield perceptive insights, especially into certain trademark areas of expertise: family ...

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