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    For Your Consideration: 5 Directors Who Deserve Oscar Nominations This Year

    Unlike Best Picture, the Best Director category at the Academy Awards is still only made up of five slots, and it's tough to crack in there, especially as nominees are usually aligned with the Best Picture nominees. More than almost any other category, the merits of a film's direction can sometimes ...

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    Watch: Please Stop Asking Paul Thomas Anderson If Tom Cruise Has Seen 'The Master'

    The press and publicity tour for a movie can be a grind for anybody, as actors and directors must remain fresh and upbeat, even as they must answer the same, usually mundane questions from every outlet on the planet. But again, talent are usually more than champs and good sports, and are gracious an...

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    Watch: 1-Hour Q&A With Paul Thomas Anderson About 'The Master' At The Astor Theater In Melbourne, Australia

    Looking for a break from the family, or maybe something a bit more cerebral than the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade (that thing seems to go on forever, doesn't it?)? Well, here's a little treat from down under.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Origins of Cameras and Characters

    On this week's edition of great film-related stories around the web, we have pieces on camera movements, compositions and the screenplays that never got produced.

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    Watch: Every Symmetrical Two-Shot & Whip Pan In Paul Thomas Anderson's First Five Films

    So, while we wait for the eventual "The Master" release on home video that will offer up 20 minutes of deleted scenes from Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, here's a chance to take an interesting rewind through this first five films.

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Says 'Ted' Is "Great," Do You Want To See Him Direct A Full On Comedy?

    Probably the oddest nugget of auteur/comedy movie trivia to come along since it was revealed that Terrence Malick is a "Zoolander" fan, "The Master" helmer Paul Thomas Anderson reveals he's partial to a bawdy good romp from time to time. And hell, maybe one day he'll just...

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    20 Minutes Of Deleted Scenes Coming To 'The Master' DVD Plus Watch The John Huston Docs That Inspired The Film

    Even if "The Master" isn't quite the breakout hit that "There Will Be Blood" was, it is undeniably one of the most talked about movies of the year. Paul Thomas Anderson's film continues to spur discussions and debates, and conversations are nothing less than passionate. T...

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    'Punch-Drunk Love' Coming To Blu-Ray Next Year; PTA Explains Why Jeremy Renner Wasn't Cast In 'The Master'

    "The Master" is still rolling out around the world, which means Paul Thomas Anderson is still doing press, which means there are still morsels from the filmmaker to ponder, turn over and get excited about.

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    Paul Thomas Anderson Says Dirk Diggler From 'Boogie Nights' Probably Dead By Now

    If there has been one constant in the career of Paul Thomas Anderson, it has been a desire to dive into completely different worlds with each picture. From the early days of the oil trade in "There Will Be Blood," to the sprawling city of Los Angeles in "Magnolia" to the intimate...

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    Oscars: Are Paul Thomas Anderson & David O. Russell Frontrunners For Original & Adapted Screenplay?

    Earlier in the week, Universal got their Academy Awards campaign moving by launching their For Your Consideration site, which included uploading a selection of screenplays for their major movies online. Some feel optimistic at best ("The Lorax," "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Ted"), some are a litt...

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