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On the Spectrum: 5 Films That Creatively Blend Color With Black-and-White

On the Spectrum: 5 Films That Creatively Blend Color With Black-and-White | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: The leap from black and white to color filmmaking didn't happen overnight ... and along the way many directors realized they didn't have to choose between the two.
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Bold Move: Lars Von Trier Recruits Shia LaBeouf for ‘Nymphomaniac’

Bold Move: Lars Von Trier Recruits Shia LaBeouf for ‘Nymphomaniac’ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Wrapping up the week's news, uninvited Jean-Claude van Damme, Greg Louganis' much-deserved coverage (finally!
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Judd Apatow’s ‘This Is 40′ Trailer Makes Everyone Feel Old

Judd Apatow’s ‘This Is 40′ Trailer Makes Everyone Feel Old | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also in our roundup: the reality of Mr Popper's Penguins, Nancy Drew's text messages, and William S. Burroughs in his own voice.
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What the F. Scott Fitzgerald? No ‘Gatsby’ Till Next Summer

What the F. Scott Fitzgerald? No ‘Gatsby’ Till Next Summer | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Leonardo, Tobey, Carey et al remain out of the 3-D limelight for the time being. And more: The Bush's Baked Beans dog is untouchable, a spin-off of 'Idiocracy,' and ten movies-within-movies that could stand the test of real time.
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Is ‘To The Lighthouse’ a Top Ten Challenge? PW Posts Their Most Difficult Reads

Is ‘To The Lighthouse’ a Top Ten Challenge? PW Posts Their Most Difficult Reads | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: To soften the blow of the end of the weekend, we also offer you advice from a three-breasted prostitute, six of the most heinous things to ever come out of television, and an adaptation you've not likely seen.
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The Route of Pi: ‘The Life of Pi’ From Yann Martel to Ang Lee

The Route of Pi: ‘The Life of Pi’ From Yann Martel to Ang Lee | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: With the first official release of the Life of Pi movie trailer, Word & Film looks back at the novel's evolution and ahead toward Ang Lee's film adaptaion.
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From the Vault: ‘Anywhere But Here’ by Mona Simpson, Starring Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon

From the Vault: ‘Anywhere But Here’ by Mona Simpson, Starring Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Word & Film looks back at Mona Simpson's first novel, Anywhere But Here, and the film adaptation it inspired.
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Warner Brothers Pulls ‘Gangster Squad’ Trailer, Schedules Emergency Reshoots

Warner Brothers Pulls ‘Gangster Squad’ Trailer, Schedules Emergency Reshoots | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: An unfortunate scene in Ruben Fleischer's film will be cut from the movie in light of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. Also in our roundup today, Russell Crowe's next project, a dug-up interview with a young Neil Gaiman and more.
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You Better Work! Gary Oldman and Willem Dafoe are Prada’s Newest Supermodels

You Better Work! Gary Oldman and Willem Dafoe are Prada’s Newest Supermodels | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Also in our post-weekend dive back into adaptations, books, and more: Twitter's movie title wordplay, toy-to-movie adaptation predictions, and Alfred Hitchcock's love of the ladies.
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The Liar’s Club: The Truth and Consequences of My Real-Life Relationship with the Fabulist at the Heart of The Imposter

The Liar’s Club: The Truth and Consequences of My Real-Life Relationship with the Fabulist at the Heart of The Imposter | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Christine Spines first heard from Frederic Bourdin -- the man whose story serves at the center of the stunning documentary 'The Imposter' -- back in 1998. Before long she was embroiled in an ongoing dialogue with him.
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From the Vault: ‘Capote’ based on ‘In Cold Blood’; Plus a Capote Auction

From the Vault: ‘Capote’ based on ‘In Cold Blood’; Plus a Capote Auction | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: This summer, Vintage Memorabilia will be auctioning off the original case files that inspired Truman Capote's bestseller In Cold Blood as well as Bennett Miller's 'Capote.'...
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Fifty Shades of Classics: New Series Spices up Austen and Bronte Novels with Racy Sex Scenes

Fifty Shades of Classics: New Series Spices up Austen and Bronte Novels with Racy Sex Scenes | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: And on the opposite end of the spectrum, we share a little bit of information on why Christopher Nolan avoided 3-D for 'The Dark Knight Rises' and more.
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Gary Ross Flees Comfort Zone for Dave Barry’s Peter and the Starcatchers

Gary Ross Flees Comfort Zone for Dave Barry’s Peter and the Starcatchers | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: This seems like the latest in a recent string of examples of a filmmaker or actor is perilously mismatched with the material they've chosen. Will all parties survive the journey intact?
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Sean Penn Goes Crazy for the Storm: Are Wilderness Survival Memoirs the Antidote to Digital Age Ennui?

Sean Penn Goes Crazy for the Storm: Are Wilderness Survival Memoirs the Antidote to Digital Age Ennui? | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: In a time as technologically baroque as this one, where most of the industrialized world spends increasingly more time staring at screens, the physical world, with its attendant danger and soul-cleansing beauty, has acquired an...
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Fifty Shades of Vanilla? Bret Easton Ellis Not Among Bland Field of Screenwriters Vying to Adapt E.L. James Novel

Fifty Shades of Vanilla? Bret Easton Ellis Not Among Bland Field of Screenwriters Vying to Adapt E.L. James Novel | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Strangely enough, not one of the final four screenwriter candidates has any demonstrable experience exploring the thrill of sexual transgression.
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Bob Hoskins Announces Early Retirement Due to Parkinson’s Disease

Bob Hoskins Announces Early Retirement Due to Parkinson’s Disease | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Inching closer to the weekend we also have Joan Rivers' latest shenanigans, the problem with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and a couple new trailers to ruin your appetite.
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Will The Bourne Legacy’s Tony Gilroy Liberate Blockbuster Writers from Their Gilded Garrets?

Will The Bourne Legacy’s Tony Gilroy Liberate Blockbuster Writers from Their Gilded Garrets? | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Gilroy has remained the Bourne franchise's most consistent and clutch behind-the-scenes player -- and may finally get his due recognition.
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Whopping Five-Minute ‘Cloud Atlas’ Trailer Storms the Internet

Whopping Five-Minute ‘Cloud Atlas’ Trailer Storms the Internet | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Finally, we have the first trailer for Wachowskis' masterpiece starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. Also in the news, Armistead Maupin's relocation, superhero typography, and more.
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Faster Higher Stronger: Director Danny Boyle’s Biggest Premiere Yet at Olympics 2012

Faster Higher Stronger: Director Danny Boyle’s Biggest Premiere Yet at Olympics 2012 | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: This weekend, the world will be treated to British director Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Michael Ross Goes ‘BZRK’

Michael Ross Goes ‘BZRK’ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Michael Grant's action-thriller, BZRK (pronounced 'berserk'), which was aptly described by one reviewer as 'The Bourne Identity meets Hunger Games,' continues its journey toward the big screen.
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Casting News: Emma Watson Won’t Go ‘Grey’; Viola Davis Champions Barbara Jordan Biopic

Casting News: Emma Watson Won’t Go ‘Grey’; Viola Davis Champions Barbara Jordan Biopic | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: In other entertainment news, the writer of 'Bachelorette' is sticking to theater roots, and there's really nothing unusual about Kaitlyn Leeb...
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A Call for Change: Helen Benedict on The Lonely Soldier and The Invisible War

A Call for Change: Helen Benedict on The Lonely Soldier and The Invisible War | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Helen Benedict shares with Word & Film her own experience exposing one of America's most shameful secrets.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Falls out of Favor for Three Full Minutes

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Falls out of Favor for Three Full Minutes | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: So the adorably Levitt isn't perfect after all? Also the reviews are flooding in for The Dark Knight Rises, why adaptations of comic books don't live up to the original, and when it's okay to judge a book by its cover.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Hungry for Foodie Flick ‘Blood, Bones & Butter’

Gwyneth Paltrow Hungry for Foodie Flick ‘Blood, Bones & Butter’ | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Gwyneth Paltrow is allegedly preparing to bring her culinary side to the big screen by starring in the movie adaptation of Gabrielle Hamilton's foodie memoir, Blood, Bones & Butter.
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She’s Every Woman: Catching Up with Kristin Scott Thomas

She’s Every Woman: Catching Up with Kristin Scott Thomas | Word & Film News | Scoop.it
WordandFilm.com: Kristin Scott Thomas on her career trajectory and personal reinvention, her love of French cinema, close affinity for theater and literature, what's next, and more.
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