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Watch: Tarantino, Russell, Van Sant, Lee, Affleck & Hooper Talk Directing at THR Roundtable

Check out the new Hollywood Reporter roundtable interview with Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, Ang Lee, Ben Affleck and Tom Hooper, in which the directors discuss tough onset moments, "difficult" brothers, navigating temper tantrums, early retirement plans and more. Full video and highlights below.
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  • November 29, 2012 12:30 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Bruce Lee International Hit and Posthumous Release 'Enter the Dragon'

Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee! week continues at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing huge international hit "Enter the Dragon," released only a month after the untimely death of Lee at age 32.
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  • November 28, 2012 10:46 AM
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Bigelow and Boal Talk 'Zero Dark Thirty' with Nightline: Controversy, Meticulous Recreation & Chastain's Character

Check out this interview by ABC's Martha Raddatz with "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, in which the two talk about the controversy surrounding classified information that arose before the film began shooting, meticulously recreating the house in Abbottobad, the amazing woman at the center...
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  • November 27, 2012 1:18 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Love Is All You Need' in Susanne Bier's Latest

Susanne Bier, whose "In A Better World" won the Best Foreign Language Oscar and Golden Globe in 2011, returns with lighter fare in "Love Is All You Need." With Pierce Brosnan and "Better World"'s Trine Dyrholm at the helm, the film looks more cliched than inspired...
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  • November 26, 2012 3:38 PM
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Trailer Watch: Hoult & McGregor Head Up the Beanstalk in 'Jack the Giant Slayer' -- Fee Fi Fo Fum

Check out the new trailer for Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Slayer," which stars Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci and Eleanor Tomlinson. It's the latest entry on Hollywood's ever-growing beanstalk of fairytale reinventions.
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  • November 26, 2012 1:58 PM
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Peter Jackson Debuts 9th 'Hobbit' Video Blog with Sleep Deprived VFX Crew Rushing Toward Completion

Check out the latest "Hobbit" vlog by Peter Jackson, the ninth in a series chronicling the film's long road to completion.
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  • November 26, 2012 12:42 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Bruce Lee Classic 'Way of the Dragon'

Happy Birthday, Bruce Lee! week begins at Trailers from Hell with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing "The Way of the Dragon," the martial-arts classic Lee wrote, directed, choreographed and starred in.
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  • November 26, 2012 10:49 AM
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Transition to Digital: Issues of Film Printing, Shooting on Film, Preservation (VIDEO)

Two key articles are making the online rounds on the tricky and contentious transition to digital. Of the current Oscar contenders, while most are going to be seen in theaters via digital projection, "The Dark Knight," "Anna Karenina," "The Master," "Lincoln," and "Silver Linings Playbook" were all shot on film, the preferred method for their respective directors, who are loathe to give it up. But as Joe Wright told TOH, he may have to make the switch because the London labs can no longer handle the demands of a major production.
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  • November 23, 2012 4:08 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Low-Budget Lark 'I Was a Teenage Frankenstein'

I Was a Teenage Thanksgiving Turkey! week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein," the hurried follow-up to the American International Pictures sleeper hit "I Was a Teenage Werewolf."
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  • November 23, 2012 12:20 PM
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Watch: Conan O'Brien and Judd Apatow's Serious Talk About Careers, the Unhappiness of Comedy & Obama

Conan O'Brien sits down for some "Serious Jibber-Jabber" with Judd Apatow, and the two discuss what comedy means to them, their experiences breaking into showbiz, the alien people who enjoyed high school, whether Obama is a "naturally funny" president and much more.
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  • November 21, 2012 1:00 PM
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