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Scorsese Talks ‘The Third Man,’ Pixar vs. Studio Ghibli, Denis Villeneuve Tribute, and More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage. Francis Ford Coppola will preside over the Marrakech Film Festival jury this December, Variety reports. […]

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Preview Martin Scorsese’s Collection of His Favorite Movie Posters

Martin Scorsese‘s vast knowledge and appreciation of cinema doesn’t stop at the films themselves. The director and champion of film preservation also has a gorgeous, well-rounded collection of one-sheets from around the world. If you’re currently in the director’s hometown, you’ll now have a chance to view some his personal favorites, for an exhibition of these […]

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Watch: Darren Aronofsky and Michael Haneke Discuss Filmmaking, Utilizing Suspense, Genre Films, and More

While the major attraction of film festivals is, well, the films themselves, they can also provide opportunities unavailable elsewhere. Such was the case back in 2009, at the 47th New York Film Festival, when Darren Aronofsky moderated an extensive discussion with Michael Haneke, who was there for his Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon. Six […]

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Asghar Farhadi Plans Two Features, Todd Solondz Expands ‘Weiner-Dog’ Cast, and More

What follows would normally be the best news in a regular daily cycle, but when this morning brought news that Claire Denis is set to helm a space-set sci-fi adventure scored by Stuart Staples, this second-place position is nothing to scoff at. Anyway: the Iranian-film podcast Hello Cinema‘s Twitter account has brought to our attention […]

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Claire Denis Will Head to Space For English-Language Debut

Few filmmakers continue to impress and astound with each new film the way Claire Denis manages to do, so when she announces her latest film, it’s cause for quite a celebration. Coming off Bastards, one of our favorite films of the last few years, Screen Daily reveals that her next feature will mark her first English-language […]

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‘Metropolitan’ Returns to Theaters, Toshiro Mifune Gets Overdue Honor, James Cameron Honors James Horner & More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage. Toshiro Mifune will get a long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Japan […]

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Watch a 90-Minute Interview Between Fritz Lang and William Friedkin

Not unlike the sessions that brought us Hitchcock/Truffaut, there was once a meeting between the elder, retired Fritz Lang and the white-hot William Friedkin, fresh off The French Connection and The Exorcist. Although something along these lines has been posted in various corners several times before, this edition runs nearly twice the length of the […]

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Steve McQueen’s 10 Favorite Films

With three feature films to his name, Steve McQueen has emerged as one of the most distinct and unflinching voices in cinema. As he juggles a few potential projects for his fourth feature, today we’re taking a look at the films that most influenced him. Thanks to his poll for Sight & Sound, from back […]

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Watch: 35-Minute Talk With ‘Ex Machina’ Cinematographer on Crafting Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi World

When one sets out to make their directorial debut, one factor that often gets overlooked is the cinematography. If the execution is tawdry, it can bring down the whole production. With two examples this year, Ex Machina and Testament of Youth (both featuring Alicia Vikander), cinematographer Rob Hardy has brought a level of elegance to the photography […]

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Alicia Vikander Chooses ‘Bourne’ as Emma Watson Steps In For ‘The Circle,’ and More

Rising star Alicia Vikander has opted to take part in the next Bourne film instead of Assassin’s Creed, both shooting this fall. While The Lobster‘s Ariane Labed has replaced her for the latter film, this also places her out of contention of The Circle, which she was looking to star alongside Tom Hanks. Instead, a […]

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