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Documentary Shows George Plimpton's Best Story Was His Own

A new documentary about writer George Plimpton uses its subject's own voice to tell the story of his career as a path breaking "participatory journalist" and longtime editor of the Paris Review. The film also uses the voices of Plimpton's friends and colleagues to defend him against the charge of dilettantism that dogged him throughout his career. NPR's Joel Rose reports.
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Shohreh Aghdashloo: "The Alley Of Love And Yellow Jasmines"

Emmy Award-winning Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo reflects on her personal journey from Tehran to Hollywood.

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'Arrested Development' Leads The Charge For Old Brands In New Media

Brands that found their original audiences in traditional, old-media platforms are finding ways to keep going in the world of new media.
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Soderbergh's Liberace, 'Behind The Candelabra'

In his new HBO film, the acclaimed director examines the five-year relationship between the flamboyant entertainer and Scott Thorson, who was 40 years Liberace's junior and still a teenager when they met. Michael Douglas plays Liberace and Matt Damon plays Thorson.
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Brooks: 'I'm An EGOT; I Don't Need Any More'

The screenwriter, producer, director and actor, whose name has become synonymous with American comedy, talks about his penchant for spoofs and his decades-long friendship with Carl Reiner. Brooks is the subject of a new American Masters documentary on PBS.
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The Movie Katie Aselton Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor-director Katie Aselton could watch Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break a million times. "It totally scoops you up and takes you for a ride," she says.
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One Couple, Nearly 20 Years, All 'Before Midnight'

We've already met Jesse and Celine, twice. In the 1995 film Before Sunset, they had a romantic encounter in Vienna. Nine years later, they found each other in Paris. In this third film, their relationship has progressed another nine years. The romance hasn't left, says director Richard Linklater, it's simply changed.

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