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    Jodie Foster Wants to Be Known for Directing, Not Acting

    Although the Academy Award-winning actress has been acting since she was three, directing has always been her dream profession.

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    Ian McKellen, BFI Bring Back the Bard with 'Shakespeare on Film'

    The ambitious program — including new, 4K restorations of Zeffirelli's 'Romeo and Juliet' and Kurosawa's 'Ran' — coincides with the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death. We report from London.

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    Julie Taymor on Bringing Her Staging of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to the Screen

    "This wasn't an expensive film. But it's a beautiful film, and it needs to find its audience."

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    Julie Taymor's Visual Extravaganza 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Hits Theaters (VIDEO)

    After debuting her filmed Shakespeare play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, maverick Julie Taymor will present her must-see hybrid theater/film in theaters around the country on June 22nd.

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    TIFF Maverick Julie Taymor Creates Hybrid Theater/Film with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (VIDEO)

    One of the high points of the recent Toronto International Film Festival was not only watching the world premiere of Taymor's latest Shakespeare film--shot by her "Frida" cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, combining her recent acclaimed Brooklyn live theater production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" wi...

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    Toronto Preview: Mavericks and Doc Speakers, and a New Studio Ghibli Doc

    More and more, film festivals are relying on more than film programming to lure audiences. The expansive Toronto International Film Festival is no exception. This year's Mavericks lineup of eight speakers in a Q & A format is high profile indeed. Perhaps to make up for world premiering "Wild" at Tel...

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    'Green Lantern,' 'Drive,' 'A Better Life' Lead New Los Angeles Film Festival Additions

    Guillermo Del Toro Announced As Guest Director, Will Premiere "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark'Considering it's the world center of the movie industry, it's surprising that historically speaking, Los Angeles never really had a film festival to rival the likes of Cannes, Venice and Berlin. But a quarter ...

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    Review: Julie Taymor's 'The Tempest' Is A Blustery Much Ado About Nothing

    This review originally ran during the 2010 New York Film Festival.

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