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William H. Macy Is 'Shameless' On Showtime

As the alcoholic paterfamilias Frank Gallagher on the Showtime series Shameless, the actor enjoys portraying a man with a dark side. But he says it's Frank's better qualities that make him sustainable as a character.
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Watch This: Neil Gaiman's Imaginative Favorites

From The Muppet Show to The Twilight Zone and a creepy animated version of Alice in Wonderland, author Neil Gaiman shares his film and television favorites for the occasional Morning Edition series Watch This. Gaiman calls the Muppets "one of the comedic glories of the human race."
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Online Venture Takes On Film Distribution Heavyweights

Independent filmmakers have criticized film distribution for years. Citing what he calls its "bottlenecks" and "road blocks," producer Nicolas Gonda has founded Tugg.com, a company dedicated to making film distribution easier for the small guys in the industry. Reporter Acacia Squires looks at film distribution and what changes the industry might undergo with new distribution models like Tugg.com.
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The Movie Common Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Rapper-actor Common could watch the Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America a million times. "No matter how many times I've seen it, I still laugh," he says.
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'Stand Up Guys' Director Takes Cues From Hollywood Greats

Stand Up Guys is a new film starring legendary actors Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Alan Arkin. Host Rachel speaks with the film's Oscar-winning director Fisher Stevens about the demands of directing these Hollywood luminaries.
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The Movie Jeffrey Wright Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Jeffrey Wright could watch Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now a million times. "It probably features the most effective narration of any film in the history of cinema," he says.
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For Would-Be Sundancers, Kickstarter Can Fuel Films

Financing a movie can be tough — but more and more filmmakers are crowdsourcing their creative cash. Nearly 10 percent of the films at this year's Sundance Film Festival found backers through the online fundraiser Kickstarter.

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