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Cameron Crowe Says He's Already Writing Next Film, Inspired By Kids He Met During 'Zoo' Auditions

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 1, 2011 11:01 AM
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Director Also Says 'Say Anything' Sequel Is A "Pipe Dream," But Reveals Deleted Scenes On His BlogWith three new films arriving in 2011, "Almost Famous" director Cameron Crowe has his hands full this year.

Cameron Crowe Has Discussed Possible Sequel To 'Say Anything...' With John Cusack

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2011 1:17 AM
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At Least He's Not Planning 'Elizabethtown: The Golden Age'Until 1989, Cameron Crowe was known principally as a journalist, who'd also managed to turn his impressive undercover-at-high-school book "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" into one of the best teen films of the decade. But follow-up "The Wild Life" was poorly received, and it took him a while to work in film again. But James L. Brooks (and the late Polly Platt) brought Crowe into their fold, and the result was "Say Anything...," a teen rom-com of rare complexity and feeling, and the film that truly launched John Cusack onto the A-list: for all the great work the actor's done over the years, the image of Lloyd Dobler wooing Diane Court (Ione Skye) with a boombox playing Peter Gabriel is the one that will likely represent him for most.

Melanie Griffith Wants Her Daughter Dakota Johnson To Star In 'Cherry 2000' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 4:00 AM
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Some parents want bigger and better for their children. In the case of Melanie Griffith, she would be happy if her offspring followed in her footsteps. Literally.

New Cut Of Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon A Time In America' On The Way With 40 More Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 4:53 AM
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Did you just buy the recently released BluRay of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America"? It might already be dated. Leone's sprawling gangster tale, which has long been subject to various cuts and edits, is now going to get a fresh coat of paint in a new director's cut that is now being prepared.

Peter Douglas Is Going To Produce Remakes Of A Bunch Of John Frankenheimer & Kirk Douglas Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2010 11:54 AM
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"Seven Days In May," "Seconds," "Grand Prix," "The Vikings" & "The Final Countdown" Will Get RemadePeter Douglas, son of Kirk Douglas and half-brother of Michael Douglas, has produced a handful of movies over the years like "Whip It!" most recently, and a handful of titles through the '80s and '90s including "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and both "Fletch" films. But he may have stumbled across his most lucrative (and worst) idea yet: remaking the movies his dad starred in and/or produced.

Criterion Clue: Brian DePalma's 'Blow Out' Coming To The Collection?

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 5, 2010 6:20 AM
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The Evidence Is Too Great, Don't Bet Against ItSure, any and all speculation about what the Criterion "wacky" clues really mean are going to be aimless and hypothetical (and, as such, have just as likely a probability of being way off-base and wrong), but there are a few from the past that have called to us with their obviousness: the parrot that wore the "Che" T-shirt, for instance; the golden scarab from "Cronos" or the thin red lion standing in for Terrence Malick's "Thin Red Line."

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