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    From 'La Femme Nikita' to 'Lucy': Director Luc Besson Talks The Strong Women In 6 Of His Key Films

    For a man who makes his living writing and producing muscular action movies like the "Taken" franchise, Luc Besson is a filmmaker who has continually shown an amazing sensitivity and fondness for strong female characters. These aren't buxom bimbos that wield Uzis and mutter one-liners; these are ful...

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    Audrey Tautou and Michel Gondry on Critics and the Overwhelming Experience of Making 'Mood Indigo'

    Over a year after opening their first collaboration "Mood Indigo" in their native France, Audrey Tatou and director Michel Gondry were on hand in New York lcasast week to discuss their visually audacious adaptation of Boris Vian's popular 1947 novel "Froth on a Daydream."

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    Interview: William Friedkin on ‘Sorcerer,’ The ‘Killer Joe’ TV Show And Life Beyond “Macho Bullsh*t Stories”

    At 78, William Friedkin is experiencing a new lease on life, career-wise. When we spoke with the genial, anecdote-laden, Oscar-winning director at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, he let drop that he's in contention, at least, for what has to be one of the choicest TV gigs on offer: sea...

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    The Indiewire Springboard: 'American Viral' Co-creators AnnaRose King and Jennifer Suhr on Women and Modern Comedy

    AnnaRose King and Jennifer Suhr are the creators of the web series "American Viral," available on Thundershorts, the new web comedy platform from Indiewire's parent company SnagFilms.

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    Interviews: Mike Cahill & Michael Pitt Reflect On Science Vs. Faith In 'I Origins'

    When “Another Earth” premiered at Sundance three years ago, the quiet, otherworldly drama made quite a splash with critics and audiences alike. First-time director Mike Cahill’s talents were obvious—even on a low budget—and lead actress (and co-writer) Brit Marling was a breakout star.

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    'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls' Author Peter Biskind Looks Back at the New Hollywood

    Excess – fueled by fame, fortune and self-serving, often-destructive behavior -- often goes hand in hand with success, especially in the movie biz. Few film history books proved that as well as “Easy Rider, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood."

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    Michael Pitt on 'I Origins,' Love at First Sight and Why Acting is Silly

    Last week, Indiewire sat down with "I Origins" star Michael Pitt to discuss his role in what is an intermittently cerebral and fantastical project.

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    Interview: Michel Gondry On ‘Mood Indigo,’ Fancy Props, And The Future Of Stop-Motion Animation

    Michel Gondry’s newest movie, “Mood Indigo” (based on the legendary French novel by Boris Vian), is filled with many of the same fantastical and emotional tropes that have been splashed throughout his filmography: cloud rides over France, cars made of see-through panels, a piano that produces cockta...

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    Interview: Richard Linklater Examines 'Boyhood,' Memory, Time & Perspective

    Richard Linklater says making "Boyhood" was "unlike any film ever," and it's hard to disagree with him. Plenty of movies have spent more than a decade stuck in turnaround, but there's nothing in the history of fiction film to match the unique process of "Boyhood," shooting several days each year for...

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    Interview: Director Matt Reeves Explores The "Anatomy Of Violence" In ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’

    Tribalism, the rise and fall of civilizations, broken brotherhoods and the tragic failure to coexist: these are not the familiar ingredients for a summer tentpole movie. And yet here they are in Matt Reeves’ well-considered, thoughtful and morally complex, “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” a summer ...

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