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Lee Daniels Reveals He Was the Original ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Director Before Ang Lee

The musical chairs of hot directors once attached to direct the classic pastoral gay romance “Brokeback Mountain,” which ultimately went to Ang Lee, is the stuff of legend. Gus Van Sant was once set to helm the adaptation of Annie Proulx’s story, with Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix eyed to star in the roles that […]

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Amazon Re-Ups Streaming Deal With ‘The Farewell’ & ‘The Gentlemen’ UK Distributor EFD

Amazon Prime Video has renewed its multi-year streaming deal with UK and Ireland releasing outfit Entertainment Film Distributors (Efd).The indie distributor’s recent credits include Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, and Ari Aster’s Midsommar.Under the refreshed deal, Amazon will have first window streaming rights on all of those titles, as well as upcoming […]

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Variety’s Creative Impact Honoree Justin Simien Returns to Sundance With ‘Bad Hair’

Justin Simien understands the value of a compelling story.Before he broke out with his award-winning indie satire “Dear White People” in 2014, the 36-year-old American filmmaker worked in publicity, doing gigs at studios like Paramount and Focus Features. It was this experience, working on massively successful hits such as “Brokeback Mountain” and “Paranormal Activity,” that […]

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Why ‘1917’ Is the Last Film That Should Be Winning the Oscar (Column)

There’s a feeling I always get at the end of a long Oscar night when the movie that won isn’t a terrible choice, but it’s the safe, blah, Mor predictable choice, the one that conforms to the dullest conventional wisdom about the kinds of movies Oscar voters prefer, because in the core of their being […]

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‘The Irishman’ Lenser on How the Mind of the Killer Influenced the Cinematography

Rodrigo Prieto, who first visited Poland’s Camerimage fest in 2000 to take the top prize for “Amores perros” and later filmed “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” says his cinematography in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” presented challenges that pushed him into new territory.The crime thriller, adapted from Charles Brandt’s book “I Heard You […]

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‘Gemini Man’ Director Ang Lee on 120 Frames Per Second and Staying Edgy [Interview]

Gemini Man is a globetrotting 3D action movie with assassins, motorcycle chases, and that emphasizes the value of life, so it’s no surprise that it’s directed by Ang Lee. The visionary director behind Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain once again pushes the envelope with his high-frame-rate and Will Smith-headlined cinematic experiment. Similar to many […]

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Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton to Star in ‘Good Joe Bell’ From ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Scribes (Exclusive)

Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton and Reid Miller are set to star in “Monsters and Men” helmer Reinaldo Marcus Green’s drama “Good Joe Bell,” from “Brokeback Mountain” screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.Wahlberg will play real-life Oregonian father Joe Bell, who sets out on a walk across the United States with his son, Jadin (Miller). Production […]

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‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘My Fair Lady’ Added to National Film Registry

“Brokeback Mountain,” “Jurassic Park,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Shining,” “Hud” and “Monterey Pop” are among the best known titles among this year’s additions to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.A place on the list — always made up of 25 films — guarantees the film will be preserved under the terms of […]

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‘The Shining,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ and 23 More Titles Added to National Film Registry

The Library of Congress has announced the 25 films joining the National Film Registry in 2018. The most well-known titles in this year’s group include Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain,” Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca,” Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park,” and James L. Brooks’ “Broadcast News.” Films that make the cut have been deemed “culturally, […]

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