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Sorting Screenplays: Adapted and Original

Sorting Screenplays: Adapted and Original

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We have a master list of 265 screenplays eligible for Oscar consideration.  We need to separate the Adapted from the Originals so that Rob can finish constructing the simulated Oscar ballot .  It’s a monster project, so can I enlist your help?  I’ve made a really rough stab at dividing them up, but I’m sure the two lists I’ve drafted are riddled with mistakes.  Please take a look after the…

Craig Kennedy talks to Tom McCarthy about Win Win

Craig Kennedy talks to Tom McCarthy about Win Win

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March is practically last year as far as the awards race is concerned and that’s a shame. Hollywood can’t release every good movie between September 1 and December 31 (though the studios seem to try harder to do just that every year) and inevitably excellent films get left out in the cold when it comes time for end of year recognition. That’s the risk faced by Tom McCarthy’s Win Win….

"We Need to Talk About Kevin"

Turan on Ramsay, Swinton and Kevin – one of 2011′s Best

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Kenneth Turan gives Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin a rave, pointing out how if Ramsay were a male director she would, arguably, be more celebrated. I would add to that if men gave birth to babies and raised them the film would be more “universal,” but since the gaze is decidedly male, giving birth certainly female this is a story that mothers in particular will feel the…

Kristen Wiig and “the year’s ballsiest comedy”

Kristen Wiig and “the year’s ballsiest comedy”

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Jon Hamm profiles Kristen Wiig for GQ. Kristen is incredibly shy; she has her hoodie pulled up and her sleeves pulled over her hands. But this is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL; she can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on the planet in character. Kristen came late to performing, and the way she rose through the ranks speaks both to her drive and…

Kristen Wiig and "the year's ballsiest comedy"

Kristen Wiig and "the year's ballsiest comedy"

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Jon Hamm profiles Kristen Wiig for GQ. Kristen is incredibly shy; she has her hoodie pulled up and her sleeves pulled over her hands. But this is a woman who wore coconuts on her tits on SNL; she can go to the craziest, most grotesque places on the planet in character. Kristen came late to performing, and the way she rose through the ranks speaks both to her drive and…

Charlize Theron gives good stinkface in Young Adult

Charlize Theron gives good stinkface in Young Adult

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(thanks to twitter pal Glenn Dunks @stalepopcornau for the ‘stinkface’ headline)

Reminder: Woody Allen, American Masters, PBS, Sunday night

Reminder: Woody Allen, American Masters, PBS, Sunday night

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Sasha already mentioned this last week, but well worth repeating the heads up for anyone who forgot or might have missed it. Sunday and Monday, November 20-21, the American Masters series broadcasts its 2-part profile of Woody Allen. Promo preview after the cut, along with a clip from Vulture of Woody raiding his bedside “Idea Drawer.”

Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto in Margin Call

Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto in Margin Call

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Last year Roadside Attractions brought us Winter’s Bone and Biutiful. This year they’re handling distribution for Albert Nobbs, Project Nim, and this weekend deliver the biggest under-the-radar surprise of the month. Margin Call opened in limited release just a few days after being nominated for Best Ensemble by the Gotham Awards. Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Aasif…

Woody Allen gets 2-part American Masters profile

Woody Allen gets 2-part American Masters profile

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Probably the only television exposure more prestigious than a 60-minutes segment in peak Oscar season, a profile on PBS American Masters is a rare honor reserved for national treasures. All the more rare when it spotlights a subject as chronically shy and elusive as Woody Allen. Allen has agreed to finally open up about his life and career for a two-part PBS “American Masters” documentary tentatively titled “Seriously Funny —…

Download 8 screenplays by Christopher Nolan

Download 8 screenplays by Christopher Nolan

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@CineVue and @Raindance tweet links to a great resource at raindance.org where you can read and download 8 scripts by Christopher Nolan — Following, Memento, The Prestige, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Keys to the Street (unproduced).   Production notes and screenplay analysis on selected titles are also available. The site hosts pages where you can find suites of scripts by Tim Burton and The Coen Brothers,…