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Snapshots Of Telluride At 40

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 4, 2013 7:22 PM
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On the opening night of my first Telluride Film Festival, in 1979, co-founder Bill Pence stood on the stage of the historic 1913 Sheridan Opera House and told us that if we could see all the films we wanted to he would consider the festival a failure.

Cinema Paradiso In Telluride

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 5, 2012 1:10 AM
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People who attend the Telluride Film Festival for the first time are overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of this historic Colorado town. Filmmakers are impressed by the friendly reception they receive from the worldwide gathering of movie lovers. My family and I love our annual trip to the Rockies and feel fortunate to attend. The jam-packed schedule over Labor Day weekend is an embarrassment of riches.

Awards Season Backlash—Already!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 5, 2011 2:25 PM
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Every year, it seems, some good movies suffer from what I call Awards Season Backlash. Because the season started earlier than usual this year—and intensified when the New York Film Critics decided to vote right after Thanksgiving—the bounce-back has already begun, I’m sorry to say.

All This And George Clooney, Too!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 6, 2011 6:31 AM
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George Clooney poses with his director, Alexander Payne, at the world premiere of The Descendants.

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