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  1. Inside the Early Awards Race: 'Argo,' 'The Master,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' Among Contenders

    5:00 am 9/12/2012

    Ben Affleck jumps to the front of the line with "Argo" -- but sits out Terrence Malick's booed movie "To the Wonder" -- as a new Oscars hierarchy emerges after the Toronto, Telluride and Venice film festivals.Read more

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  2. Kiefer Sutherland Addresses 'Negative Impact' of America's Response to 9/11 (Video)

    10:48 am 9/11/2012

    The former "24" actor talked with THR while promoting his latest film, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."Read more

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  3. Italy's President Calls Marco Bellocchio to Praise 'Dormant Beauty' After Venice Snub

    10:28 am 9/11/2012

    Giorgio Napolitano called the director to say he "appreciated" the film, while newspapers said its chances for an Oscar candidacy could be hurt by the lack of a major prize.Read more

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  4. Venice Film Fest Ends Amid Controversy, Media Backlash

    4:09 pm 9/10/2012

    Clouded by the media attacks were the presence of a strong lineup, the debut of a new market event and an eclectic group of award winners; see the complete list of this year's honorees here. Read more

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  5. Marco Bellocchio, Matteo Garrone Swear Off Festivals After Bad Venice Experiences

    12:32 pm 9/10/2012

    Bellocchio was in competition with "Dormant Beauty," while Garrone was the lone Italian member of the jury.Read more

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  6. Toronto 2012: Harvey Weinstein and Paul Thomas Anderson Respond to 'The Master' Venice Flap

    2:59 pm 9/8/2012

    The director and mega producer said they were happy with their haul of awards, even as one was left on the table.Read more

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  7. Venice Film Festival Jury Yanks Top Prize from 'The Master' (Exclusive)

    10:57 am 9/8/2012

    Sources say the jury was set to award the Golden Lion to the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed feature but, because of a quirk in the rules, has decided to give the award instead to Korean director Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta."Read more

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  8. It Was Better Tomorrow (Ya man aach): Venice Review

    8:09 pm 9/7/2012

    Top Tunisian producers Habib Attia and Dora Bouchoucha team up for writer-director Hinde Boujemaa's unusual view on the revolution.Read more

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  9. Venice 2012: De Palma’s ‘Passion,’ Comencini’s ‘A Special Day’ Premiere on Festival’s Penultimate Day

    3:36 pm 9/7/2012

    The first collateral prizes also started to come in Friday, led by a pair of films from the Venice Days sidebar.Read more

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  10. Me Too (Ya tozhe hochu): Venice Review

    8:16 am 9/7/2012

    A non-professional cast headed by Aleksandr Mosin populate the latest provocation from Russian maverick Alexey Balabanov, premiering at Venice.Read more

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