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    Sony Pictures Classics Changes Title of Woody Allen Film--Again

    Woody Allen is having serial title issues. Remember "Anhedonia"? That was the first title of Allen's "Annie Hall," which went on to win the 1977 best picture Oscar. Last year, Allen changed the title of his upcoming Rome comedy from "The Bebop Decameron" to "Nero Fiddled."

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    IN THE WORKS: John Turturro Casts Woody Allen in His Bid for Commercial Success, 'Fading Gigolo' UPDATED

    For the first time in over a decade, Woody Allen will play to another director. Fellow triple threat actor-writer-director John Turturro cast Allen in his upcoming "Fading Gigolo."

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    Oscar Watch: Indie King Woody Allen PBS Doc Streams Online; Sister-Producer Letty Aronson Talks Overseas Shoots

    Sony Pictures Classics has kept Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," not only his highest-grossing film ever, but also the year's most successful indie release, in theaters for almost nine months. And SPC is still campaigning to win a few Oscars (the likeliest is Best Original Screenplay) to add to Al...

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    For Your Consideration: 5 Oscar Races That Are Actually Still Suspenseful

    WIth less than three weeks to Oscar night, it looks increasingly certain that this will be one of the most predictable ceremonies in some time. Various theories to the contrary aside, "The Artist" is winning best picture. Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer might as well start heading ...

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    Woody Allen's DGA Speech: Says Awards Fall Somewhere Between Nobel Prize & Republican Primary

    Woody Allen wasn't present at the DGA awards, where "The Artist" director Michel Hazanavicius was the big winner, but that didn't stop him from stealing the show with a suitably neurotic speech via video. It went like this:

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    Oscar Watch: Entertainment Weekly's Annual Oscar Issue - Snubs, Shocks, Surprises

    Entertainment Weekly's Annual Oscar Issue breaks down the nominees, throws down some surprising predictions, gives tribute to the shocking snubs, and adds insights on what you might have missed. (Another amusing way to catch up: LA Times' The Envelope's interactive cheat sheet.)

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    DGA Nominees Include Surprise Fincher Nomination

    The Directors Guild has announced the nominees for its 64th Annual DGA Awards, to be held on January 28. The DGA is a much larger and more populist voting group --14,000 strong--than the elite Oscar directors branch, which numbers around 400.

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    Now and Then: For Woody Allen, the Place is the Thing, from Manhattan to Midnight in Paris

    When asked about Woody Allen's New York, critics often cite the glorious black-and-white Gershwin cinepoem that opens “Manhattan” (1979). I’ve always been partial, though, to the rough magic of Diane Keaton’s terrible driving in “Annie Hall” (1977). (See clips below.)

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    Oscar Talk: Impact of New York Critics, National Board of Review, Indie Spirits, We Bought a Zoo Review

    Oscar Talk: Impact of New York Critics, National Board of Review, Indie Spirits, We Bought a Zoo Review

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    In Praise Of Woody Allen: A Personal Ode.

    Like many Americans reared on eighties pop culture, I first discovered the potential of cinema by way of Steven Spielberg. The escapism of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," derivative as it may have been to viewers more readily familiar with the matinee serials that inspired it, brought an exotic...

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