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    Oscar Talk: from 'Skyfall' to AFI FEST's 'Hitchcock'

    In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I review the new Bond film, "Skyfall," which could yield a few technical nominations, as well as Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock," which opened the AFI FEST Thurday night. We preview what's coming up at the fall fest, including the foreign films.

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    Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender to Star as Max Perkins and Tom Wolfe in 'Genius,' Written by John Logan

    AFM, which kicked off Thursday, just had a major player walk through its doors in Santa Monica. Glen Basner’s FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales on “Genius,” which will star Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender in a project with a screenplay by “Skyfall,&r...

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    'Skyfall' Screenwriter John Logan Returns To Pen Bond 24 & Bond 25

    Bond is back on duty in "Skyfall," which is now up and running and set to crush the box office overseas. The 23rd installment in the franchise, arriving on its 50th anniversary, is already earning rave reviews from those who have seen it this far (you can read ours right here) with many ca...

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    Review: Sam Mendes' 007 Film 'Skyfall' Sees James Bond Back To His Best

    Christopher Nolan is, famously (like many British directors), a big fan of the James Bond franchise. He said that he approached "Batman Begins" more like a Bond flick than a superhero movie, he directly nodded to one of 007's high watermarks in "Inception," and has publicly expressed interest in, at...

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    We Read It: Michael Mann & John Logan's Unmade 1930s Noir A Nasty Look At Old Hollywood That Doesn't Quite Work

    Of all the unmade, potentially great projects of the last few years, one of the most talked-about is the untitled 1930s noir thriller penned by Oscar nominee John Logan ("The Aviator," "Hugo") with the intention that Michael Mann would direct, and Leonardo DiCaprio would star. The project started do...

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    Discuss: Will Michael Mann & 'Hugo' Writer John Logan's Unmade 1930s Hollywood Noir Ever Make It To The Screen?

    The walls of the studio backlots have always been haunted by the films that never made it into production. Whether through design, tragedy or somewhere in between, every great filmmaker and star has at least one project that slipped through the net, films that, had they made it to the screen, might ...

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    Coriolanus Opens and Ralph Fiennes Has a Pillow Fight With Andy Cohen

    Publicizing a film makes for very strange sleepovers. Ralph Fiennes’ stunning modern-day version of Coriolanus – which Fiennes directed and stars in – arrives in theaters today after a brief awards-qualifying run in December. Set in a country resembling Serbia during the war, with ...

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    Screenwriter John Logan Talks Writing 'Coriolanus' With Swagger & Dreaming Up The World Of 'Hugo'

    It’s no small thing to collaborate with Gore Verbinski, Martin Scorsese or Ralph Fiennes. But to work with all three in the same year, on separate projects, is a truly remarkable accomplishment. And that’s exactly what screenwriter John Logan did in 2011, crafting screenplays for “...

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    'Hugo' Writer John Logan To Adapt Broadway Smash 'Jersey Boys' For GK Films

    For a man whose first big-screen credit came with the Dina Meyer-starring B-movie "Bats," John Logan isn't doing too shabbily. Thanks to script work on "Any Given Sunday" and "Gladiator," he's been one of Hollywood's most in-demand writers for a decade, win...

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    Ralph Fiennes Talks About Directing Coriolanus (Video Interview)

    Ralph Fiennes’ career has taken him from the swoon-inducing romantic hero of The English Patient to noseless Voldemort in the Harry Potter series. Now, in his fierce, accomplished first film as director, he has extended his range again with a topical, centuries-old political drama: Shakes...

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