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Martin Scorsese Continues His Affair With Digital Filmmaking in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Martin Scorsese Continues His Affair With Digital Filmmaking in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: It's getting hot in here -- and not just because of the summer heat wave. Wu-Tang Clan's RZA is breaking into film directing, a look ahead to non-sequel sci-fi movies, and more.
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Rose McGowan Graces Retro Crime Novel Cover

Rose McGowan Graces Retro Crime Novel Cover | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also around the web today: the sexual orientation of the main character in 'Brave' -- and why we should let it alone; what we visualize when we read, and the most expensive movie posters of all time.
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Excerpt: Don Winslow’s The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages

Excerpt: Don Winslow’s The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Winslow's latest novel is a thrilling prequel to Savages, which is now a major motion picture directed by Academy Award–winning filmmaker Oliver Stone...
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Writer/Director Nora Ephron Passes Away at 71 Years Old

Writer/Director Nora Ephron Passes Away at 71 Years Old | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Writer and director Nora Ephron died today at the age of seventy-one from pneumonia, a complication from the leukemia she's been battling for years.
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‘Brave’ Is Sweet, But Does It Live Up To The Pixar Name?

‘Brave’ Is Sweet, But Does It Live Up To The Pixar Name? | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: It's a day dedicated to lists -- and, of course, the Ayn Rand-starring new teaser for part two of 'Atlas Shrugged.'...
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Men Are From Mars, Reese Witherspoon Is From Venus

Men Are From Mars, Reese Witherspoon Is From Venus | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also in our roundup of what's making the mercury rise: 'Kinky Boots' coming to stage, 'Dumb and Dumberer' apparently not a smart move, and Alan Moore working on original films.
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New Trailer: Keira Knightley in Joe Wright’s Fall 2012 ‘Anna Karenina’

New Trailer: Keira Knightley in Joe Wright’s Fall 2012 ‘Anna Karenina’ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Keira Knightley's evolution from cute Gal Smiley to an actress capable of taking on -- and mastering -- some of the darkest, most challenging roles has been mesmerizing to wathc.
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Michael Scott’s ‘The Alchemyst’ Hopes to Conjure Future Box Office Magic

Michael Scott’s ‘The Alchemyst’ Hopes to Conjure Future Box Office Magic | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Deadline broke the news this week that AMPCO has purchased the film rights to book one in the six part The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
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Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Conquers the World With a Single Photo

Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Conquers the World With a Single Photo | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also in our midweek roundup, reason for re-visiting 'The Carol Burnett Show,' drunk texts from famous authors, and more.
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Carlos Fuentes’ The Death of Artemio Cruz Bound for the Big Screen

Carlos Fuentes’ The Death of Artemio Cruz Bound for the Big Screen | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Now that 2012 has already racked up more than its fair share of fallen literary icons -- Maurice Sendak, Ray Bradbury, and Carlos Fuentes -- this is bound to be a fertile time for adaptations for those authors' work.
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Death or Deification by Metafiction: Writer-Director Joe Cornish to Adapt Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash

Death or Deification by Metafiction: Writer-Director Joe Cornish to Adapt Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Thanks to the wonders of digital technology, directors are now free to raid the recesses of the literary canon, lined with fictions involving ungodly creatures, time-travel, and fantastic journeys into alternate universes...
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A Far Cry from Jane Eyre: Cary Fukunaga Signs on to Adapt Stephen King’s It

A Far Cry from Jane Eyre: Cary Fukunaga Signs on to Adapt Stephen King’s It | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: The clown that haunted our nightmares years ago could use a makeover, and the director of the Bronte classic stands up for the job.
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To Jennifer Lawrence on Her 22nd Birthday: Hunger Games Star Schooled by Adaptation It Girls Past

To Jennifer Lawrence on Her 22nd Birthday: Hunger Games Star Schooled by Adaptation It Girls Past | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: For Ms. Lawrence on her birthday, we've culled career wisdom from three former Adaptation It Girls.
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From the Vault: Nora Ephron’s ‘Julie & Julia,’ based on My Life in France by Julia Child

From the Vault: Nora Ephron’s ‘Julie & Julia,’ based on My Life in France by Julia Child | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: In this week's rental recommendation, we look back to 2009's 'Julie & Julia,' directed by the late Nora Ephron.
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On ‘Savages,’ Oliver Stone, and Screenwriting: An Interview with Author Don Winslow

On ‘Savages,’ Oliver Stone, and Screenwriting: An Interview with Author Don Winslow | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Word and Film catches up with Don Winslow, betselling author of Savages, which is coming to theaters and stars John Travolta, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, and talks adaptation, the importance of his involvement in...
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Fan Video Demands (in the Most Creative Way Possible) That George R.R. Martin Write Faster

Fan Video Demands (in the Most Creative Way Possible) That George R.R. Martin Write Faster | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also in today's roundup, a look back at the genius of 'Alien,' Bruce Lee's unfinished screenplay gets its day, and more lists to grow on.
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Let’s Get Together: An In-Depth Look at the Ongoing Appeal of Hayley Mills’ ‘The Parent Trap’

Let’s Get Together: An In-Depth Look at the Ongoing Appeal of Hayley Mills’ ‘The Parent Trap’ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Summer has us feeling nostalgic.
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Batman Knocks Bourne Into Next Week.. Literally

Batman Knocks Bourne Into Next Week.. Literally | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: We're also talking about Arthur Miller's un-air-conditioned NYC days, why what you're reading is important as if you're reading, and new insight into the life of William S. Burroughs.
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5 Classic Novels and Historic Figures Primed for a Seth Grahame-Smith Genre Mashup

5 Classic Novels and Historic Figures Primed for a Seth Grahame-Smith Genre Mashup | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: There is something dangerously addictive about the process of melding unlike parts to create a monstrously compelling whole that somehow equals more than the sum of all its elements, as evidenced in the following list of literary...
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Gary Oldman To Basketball Stars: Stay Out of Movies

Gary Oldman To Basketball Stars: Stay Out of Movies | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also in our roundup, the books that threaten to make you appear undesirable, the first ever fan-made Spider-Man movie, and Game of Thrones: The Rom-Com.
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Muppets Director James Bobin Takes the Wheel of ‘Agent Zigzag’

Muppets Director James Bobin Takes the Wheel of ‘Agent Zigzag’ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: From 'Schindler's List' to 'Life Is Beautiful,' to 'The Reader and 'Inglourious Basterds,' we're about due for another dive into the high-intensity story of World War II.
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Production Notes: Tarzan’s Trending, Ninja Turtles Sink Back Into the Slime

Production Notes: Tarzan’s Trending, Ninja Turtles Sink Back Into the Slime | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Let's take a closer look at what should and shouldn't make it to the big screen at least in this day and age.
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Show of Good Taste: ‘Rock of Ages’ Takes Back Seat to ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Madagascar 3′

Show of Good Taste: ‘Rock of Ages’ Takes Back Seat to ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Madagascar 3′ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also of interest to our readers, an alien named as crush of the week, how not to get ripped off in pursuit of used DVDs, and The Wizard of Oz reimagined in China.
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The Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Poll: Who Would Be the Perfect Christian Grey?

The Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Poll: Who Would Be the Perfect Christian Grey? | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: If given the chance, which actor would you tie down to the role of sexy, smoldering Christian Grey? We've presented a few options here. Cast your vote -- or suggest somebody new.
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Jean Dujardin of ‘The Artist’ Joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Jean Dujardin of ‘The Artist’ Joins Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: It's been a while since we've heard anything new about the next work in the Scorsese-DiCaprio dream team canon -- but this was well worth the wait.
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