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Debra Granik To Helm Documentary On U.S. War Veterans Inspired By 'Winter's Bone' Supporting Actor

  • By Simon Dang
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  • September 7, 2011 1:42 AM
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After the acclaim of her sophomore feature film "Winter's Bone," writing a treatment with an eye on the director's chair for a Pippi Longstocking movie isn't exactly what we had envisioned for Debra Granik.

Oscarbation: 11 Oscar Nominee Snubs That Agitate Us

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 25, 2011 4:32 AM
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Every year, we wake up for the Academy Award nominations expecting a surprise, hoping the same ten or fifteen movies don't keep getting referenced, honored, what-have-you. Last year, the Academy did a decent job as the field of Best Picture candidates swelled to ten, allowing for more exposure for films from different categories. We're not going to go around endorsing "District 9" as one of that year's finer films, but we were happy it got to sit at the table.

'Winter's Bone' Writer/Director Debra Granik Writing Treatment For 'Pippi Longstocking' Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 9:49 AM
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After two gritty films -- "Down to the Bone" about a mother battling a drug addiction and this year's "Winter's Bone" following a young woman navigating the tricky moral terrain of her not-quite-lawful family -- writer/director Debra Granik is ready to get real paid. Or at least deliver the film that won't leave you with a hollowed out feeling in the pit of your stomach.

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