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Hitchcock Interviewed by Cavett, from Childhood Trauma and 'The Lodger,' to 'Psycho,' 'The Birds' and Beyond

As HBO prepares to debut "The Girl," which is set during the filming of "The Birds," and Fox Searchlight is about to open "Hitchcock," set during "Psycho," herewith (thanks to @mikewhite) Dick Cavett's five-part interview with Alfred Hitchcock, taped on June 8, 1972.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 12, 2012 3:35 PM
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Watch: Spielberg and Day-Lewis Talk 'Lincoln' at Lengthy Q&A (VIDEO)

Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis participated in a live Q&A session yesterday after a special screening of "Lincoln," directed by Spielberg and starring Day-Lewis as the 16th president. The full interview and a shorter clip, in which the pair talk about how they can use fear as a driving force in their work, both linked below.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 11, 2012 2:33 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Django Unchained,' Once More with Feeling, Drama and Jonah Hill

A third trailer has arrived for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," equally epic as the first two and more dramatically inclined, with a bleak opening sequence (yes, we now live in an age where trailers have opening sequences) and a sweeping score.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 11, 2012 12:53 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Hitchcock' Trailer Arrives with Hopkins, Mirren and Johansson; 'Psycho' Scenes

The trailer for Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock" has landed, featuring what looks to be an ace, devilish performance from Anthony Hopkins as Hitch, and a characteristically wry, smart turn from Helen Mirren as Alma Reville.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 10, 2012 2:04 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on John Huston's Final Film 'The Dead'

"John Huston Week!" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director Dan Ireland introducing Huston's rich, languidly paced adaptation of James Joyce's novella, featuring a career-best performance from daughter Angelica.
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  • October 10, 2012 12:56 PM
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'MythBusters' Confronts James Cameron on Jack's Needless Death in 'Titanic'

For last few months since he released "Titanic" in 3-D, James Cameron claims he receives dozens of emails a day - quibbling that Rose is selfish, Jack is foolish, and both of them could have easily fit on the floating board and waited for rescue during the sinking of the ship. So, the director turned to the Discovery show "MythBusters" to help him with some fact-checking.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 10, 2012 12:35 PM
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Trailer Watch: Klarlund's Provocative 'The Secret Society of Fine Arts' Inspired by 'La Jetee'

"How do you draw the line between art and terror?" That's the tagline in the new trailer for Anders Ronnow Klarlund's "The Secret Society of Fine Arts," an upcoming feature about a violent secret society whose "goal is to set beauty free."
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 10, 2012 12:13 PM
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Adele-Theme 'Skyfall' Trailer, Plus Daniel Craig Visits SNL & Remembers Forgotten Bond Girls

Daniel Craig and pseudo-Bond girl Adele (who sings the theme song) are doing their part in promoting the latest Bond film, Sam Mendes' "Skyfall." The song does add quite a bit to this latest trailer (below), reminding us just how dashing and badass 007 is (in case we've forgotten since 2008's ho-hum "Quantum of Solace"), while Craig also appeared on SNL to help remind us of some lesser-known Bond girls from the past few decades -- Diane Keaton and Ellen Degeneres, to name a few. Watch:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 9, 2012 1:43 PM
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Streep, Bacon, Silverman, Poehler Stand Up for Reproductive Rights in PSA [VIDEO]

Mum was the word on reproductive rights during the first round of presidential debates last week, but that doesn't mean that celebrities can't remind us of the important issue. Check out this PSA for Draw the Line's bill of reproductive rights, starring Kevin Bacon, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler and Meryl "the big guns" Streep.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 9, 2012 1:13 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Huston Week Starts with 'Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean'

It's John Huston week at Trailers from Hell and Josh Olson is kicking it off with the trailer "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean," starring Paul Newman!
  • By Trailers From Hell
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  • October 8, 2012 3:22 PM
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