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'The One I Love' Multi-Tasker Mark Duplass Explains His New Indie Paradigm

I’ll be perfectly honest with you: the way I work on a micro-budget makes me more money and makes me more creatively satisfied than if I was doing movies at a 4-to-$7-million level. It sounds crazy, but I now have the connections in the industry so that I can borrow cameras and I can borrow locations. Everybody works for [a small flat fee per} day — whether you’re a PA or a director, whoever you are. It’s all Communism. But you get points, and everybody’s an owner in the movie.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 6, 2014 3:21 PM
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Review and Roundup: Why Melissa McCarthy Vehicle 'Tammy' Never Takes Off

Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' may look like a comedy from its trailers, but it turns out it's actually a whole different ball game.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 1, 2014 1:59 PM
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Linklater's 'Boyhood' Sweeps Seattle International Film Festival Audience Awards

Nearly 90,000 audience ballots were submitted for the Seattle International Film Festival's Golden Space Needle audience awards in five categories, which were swept handily by Richard Linklater's epic "Boyhood." It won Best Film, Director, and Actress (Patricia Arquette).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 10, 2014 7:39 AM
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Twisty Relationship Drama 'The One I Love,' Starring Moss and Duplass, Gets a Release Date UPDATED

UPDATE: The Weinsteins' boutique label RADiUS has given a day-and-date to Charlie McDowell's buzzy Sundance sci-fi relationship dramedy "The One I Love," which stars Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as an unhappily married couple who try to sort out their issues over a long weekend at a bucolic vacation home prescribed by their marriage counselor (Ted Danson). Let's just say they discover way more than they bargained for.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 23, 2014 3:43 PM
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Mark Duplass & Jason Blum Talk 'Creep,' SXSW Review and Roundup (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Jason Blum and producer-writer-star Mark Duplass talk indie found footage SXSW thriller 'Creep.'
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 9, 2014 7:16 PM
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Elisabeth Moss Wows Sundance with Two Films, 'The One I Love' and 'Listen Up Philip' (TRAILERS)

Elisabeth Moss talks two Sundance entries shot during her "Mad Men" hiatus, "The One I Love" and "Listen Up Philip." "When Hollywood succeeds it wants to repeat itself, make a movie like THAT," she says. "I tend to look for things that are new and different and that we haven't seen in a movie."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 27, 2014 5:16 PM
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Sundance WATCH: First Clip from 'The One I Love,' Starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass

Check out this first clip from Charlie McDowell's Sundance premiere entry "The One I Love," starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as a married couple on the brink of separation who, urged by their therapist, head to a vacation house for a weekend getaway. In the scene below, the two discuss a fight from the previous night -- and they can't exactly agree to disagree. Bizarreness sets in.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 19, 2014 11:34 AM
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Casting Watch: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass Get a Tense 'Reawakening' in Frankenstein-esque Tale

Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass are signed on to star in medical thriller "Reawakening," with David Gelb ("Jiro Dreams of Sushi") directing and Jason Blum producing. The Frankenstein-esque story centers on a team of research students who unlock the secret to bringing subjects back from the dead, but with malevolent consequences.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 14, 2013 1:38 PM
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'Safety Not Guaranteed' Director Colin Trevorrow Uses The Duplass Effect on TV Stars Plaza and Johnson

Want to make a good movie? Think Seattle and serial collaborators Mark and Jay Duplass. Colin Trevorrow does not pull back on his praise of Mark Duplass, who helped to produce as well as starring in "Safety Not Guaranteed," which launched at Sundance in January to gushes of praise (here's Time).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 13, 2012 7:17 AM
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Duplass Brothers Kidnap Hollywood and The New York Times Magazine

They call each other Dupes and keep their brotherly spirit at the fore. In a New York Times Magazine profile of the Mark and Jay Duplass, Gavin Edwards details the pair's evolution from a budget of $3 (2002's "This is John") to $40 million comedies. Their partnership is thrilling to watch (our video interview with Jay and Mark here). As Edwards writes, "While rock ’n’ roll brothers (the Davies, the Gallaghers) seem to thrive on fistfights, filmmaking brothers (the Coens, the Farrellys) often achieve a state of mind-meld."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 18, 2012 7:21 PM
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