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Trailers from Hell: 'The Prize' with Paul Newman

Joe Dante leads us through Cold War melodrama "The Prize" (1963), starring Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson and Elke Sommer. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Irving Wallace potboiler set during the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Lehman borrows liberally from his own Hitchcock classic "North by Northwest," which also stars Leo G. Carroll.
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  • October 17, 2012 7:19 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Huston's Butchered and Slowly Repieced 'Red Badge of Courage'

"John Huston Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing Huston's war classic, a film "brutalized" with recuts following its original trailer debut, "ranking only with 'The Magnificent Ambersons' as a movie that was changed substantially after the preview."
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  • October 12, 2012 5:00 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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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!
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  • October 8, 2012 3:22 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on the Italian Trailer for His Own 'The Hole'

"The Hole" week continues at Trailers from Hell, dedicated to the three international trailers for TFH creator Joe Dante's 3-D horror film, finally getting its long-awaited distribution this week. Today, Dante introduces the Italian trailer.
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  • October 3, 2012 12:50 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Badham on Coens' Grim Masterpiece 'No Country for Old Men'

"Coen Brothers Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with director John Badham introducing the brothers' 2007 Oscar winner and near-perfect, bleak-as-hell noir Western "No Country for Old Men."
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  • September 21, 2012 2:26 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Coens' Neo-Gangster Nonpareil 'Miller's Crossing'

"Coen Brothers Week!" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing the brothers' brilliant neo-gangster-noir tale of Prohibition-era heavies, featuring a shockingly bad-ass Albert Finney and an elegantly wind-blustered fedora.
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  • September 19, 2012 2:38 PM
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Trailers from Hell: 'Blood Simple,' The Arrival of The Coen Brothers

It's the beginning of Coen Brothers Week at Trailers from Hell and Josh Olson is starting us off with the trailer for 1984's "Blood Simple."
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  • September 17, 2012 12:45 PM
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Trailers from Hell: David DeCoteau on Gooey, Drippy 'The Devil's Rain'

"Mutants, Ghosts & Devils!" week concludes at Trailers from Hell with director David DeCoteau introducing Brit director Robert Fuest's "The Devil's Rain," a critical turkey with a "protracted liquid climax."
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  • September 14, 2012 2:24 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Let Mick Garris Tell You a 'Ghost Story'

"Mutants, Ghosts and Devils!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with writer Mick Garris introducing "Ghost Story," a big-budget adaptation of the Peter Straub chiller that never made the blockbuster cut due to the "geriatric nature of the cast" (including an 82-year-old Fred Astaire).
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  • September 12, 2012 6:04 PM
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