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Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Talks Doo-Wop Christmas Soundtrack To First Feature 'Brother Tied'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 5:59 AM
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With Derek Cianfrance spending the last year picking up critical acclaim and awards recognition for "Blue Valentine" it's easy to forget that it's actually his second feature film. His first attempt at filmmaking came in 1998 with the sibling rivalry tale "Brother Tied." It played the Sundance Film Festival that year and earned strong word of mouth, but never made it to theaters. The years have worn on and recently, Cianfrance said he has a 35mm copy of the film sitting in his father's basement but that the biggest hurdle facing a proper release for the picture was the $300,000 price tag surrounding the doo-wop music in the film. We recently spoke with Cianfrance about the music in the film and he was more than happy to share details of the songs in the picture and his thoughts on "Brother Tied" with us.

Exclusive: Derek Cianfrance Spills Details On "Epic" 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With Ryan Gosling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 7:10 AM
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Project Said To Be A Cross Between 'The Deer Hunter' & 'The Godfather'; Hopes To Shoot This SummerIt's hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that "Blue Valentine" premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, kicking off one helluva year for director Derek Cianfrance and the picture's stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The film became a favorite at festivals around the world, racked up critical acclaim and awards season recognition. And with the relationship drama making a final hurrah at the upcoming Oscars where the "Blue Valentine" team will be crossing their fingers for Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams, Derek Cianfrance is looking to the future and his next project.

Derek Cianfrance Working Toward Releasing His Lost Debut Feature 'Brother Tied'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 13, 2011 2:30 AM
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Director Needs About $300,000 To Clear Rights For Doo-Wop SoundtrackWith his sophomore feature "Blue Valentine" a hit with critics and audiences alike, Derek Cianfrance's "lost" debut "Brother Tied" is now starting to draw some attention, particularly the story behind its critically acclaimed festival runs in 1998 and the film's subsequent disappearance.

'Blue Valentine' Director Derek Cianfrance Developing Body Building Comedy For HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2011 3:13 AM
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Earlier last month, during the extensive press rounds for "Blue Valentine," director Derek Cianfrance began chatting up what was next after the twelve year odyssey it took to bring his relationship drama to the big screen. On the film front, the wait won't be so long as he plans to hopefully shoot "The Place Beyond The Pines," a "Jack London-inspired" tale about "fathers and guns" this summer with Ryan Gosling provided financing comes together. The director also revealed he was working on a project with HBO, and while he didn't elaborate at the time, some details about the venture have now come forward.

Exclusive: Ryan Gosling Talks 'Blue Valentine' While Wearing Gloves ("Haters Give Me Strength")

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • December 29, 2010 6:15 AM
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Actor Talks Becoming 'Blue', The Sweet Nature of Forgiving Girls, And Clooney's 'Ides of March'

Review: 'Blue Valentine' Delivers With A Prickly, Raw & Devastating Punch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 29, 2010 2:39 AM
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This review originally ran during the Cannes Film Festival.

Michelle Williams, Derek Cianfrance Talk Surprise Improv, MPAA & Sex Scenes On 'Blue Valentine'

  • By Erik McClanahan
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  • December 28, 2010 11:20 AM
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The devastating but beautiful love/breakup story mashup "Blue Valentine" has taken a long time to come to fruition. When we recently sat down with star Michelle Williams, who gives an award-worthy performance in the film, she spoke of her passion for the project, and how she wanted to make it for more than six years after reading the script by co-writer and director Derek Cianfrance (two other writers are credited, Joey Curtis and Cami Delavigne). But Cianfrance had other plans once shooting began.

Derek Cianfrance Wants To Do A Musical With Ryan Gosling

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 13, 2010 2:15 AM
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Gosling Not Averse To The Idea, Interested In The Challenge Of Becoming A Triple ThreatRyan Gosling and Derek Cianfrance's working relationship has already spawned the highly acclaimed romantic drama "Blue Valentine" with Michelle Williams and is set to continue with the newly-announced Jack London-inspired "The Place Beyond The Pines," which will center on "fathers and guns, and it has motorcycles and guns in it." But it looks like the duo are eyeing more potential projects to collaborate on.

MPAA Decision Overturned; 'Blue Valentine' Successfully Gets Its R-Rating

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 8, 2010 9:11 AM
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So much for all those conversations Playlist writer Drew Taylor just had with Derek Cianfrance, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams about the dreaded NC-17 rating their indie drama, "Blue Valentine," received earlier this year, which threatened to ruin the film's very viable Oscar chances and perhaps more importantly the opportunity to be seen by wider audiences under 17 (we hear teenagers like both Gosling and Williams, but hey, we could be wrong).

Watch: Ryan Gosling Confronts Michelle Williams In Clip From 'Blue Valentine'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2010 6:34 AM
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So far, the clips from "Blue Valentine" have largely focused on the happier times between the central couple Dean and Cindy played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, but in the latest look to hit the web, things are not going so well.

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