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Weekly Wrap: Jane Eyre Interviews, Western Revivals, Guide to Fairy Tales, Miral, Fandor, Finke

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 11, 2011 at 8:40AM

- Deadline Update: Why HBO Turned Down Keaton’s Tilda, Finke vs. Academy and The Wrap.
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- Deadline Update: Why HBO Turned Down Keaton’s Tilda, Finke vs. Academy and The Wrap.

- Revivals: The Return of Schwarzenegger and the Western.

- Interview: Rango’s Verbinski and ILM VFX Master John Knoll Talk Fresh Take on Animation.

- Schnabel Talks MPAA Appeals Board Overturn of Miral’s R-Rating.

- Interview Watch: Wasikowska and Fukunaga Talk Jane Eyre, Michael Fassbender & Mia Wasikowska Talk Jane Eyre Gender Roles.

- Fairy Tales: Trend Reveals Female Sex Threat; A Comprehensive Guide to Fairy Tales in the Works, Red Riding Hood Reviews: “Snoozy Lulluby,” “Hokum at Best,” “Generic,” “Moon-faced and Dumb”.

- Genre Development: Sci-Fi Runner Lures Forster; Firth, Kidman & Wasikowska’s Stoker; After Dogtooth.

- Summit Closes $750 Million Funding; Develops New York Times Article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour”.

- Fandor Streams Indie Video: Sundance Meets Netflix.

- Cannes Film Festival’s Cinefondation Selects 15 Projects from 15 Countries for L’Atelier 2011.

- Director Update: Joe Wright on Hanna and Ronin, The Little Mermaid and Anna Karenina Casting.

- Video: James Bond in Drag For Equality of the Sexes.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.