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Sally Field Captures History In Role Of Mrs. 'Lincoln'

In the film Lincoln, Sally Field plays Abraham Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, opposite actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Field lobbied hard for the role of Lincoln's emotionally-tormented wife, and did extensive research to capture the character.
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40 Years Since Marvin Gaye's Forgotten Classic

In 1972, Motown legend Marvin Gaye composed the soundtrack for the film, Trouble Man. Many critics say it was one of his finest musical achievements. To mark the film's 40th anniversary, Universal Music is releasing a special edition. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with saxophonist Trevor Lawrence and director Cameron Crowe.
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Kids Prove They're No Pawns In 'Brooklyn Castle'

What happens when you take a group of junior high kids from a school with a poverty level of more than 65 percent and teach them how to play chess? Katie Dellamaggiore's documentary, Brooklyn Castle, explores the amazing results.
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Ang Lee On 'Life Of Pi' And Being A Slave To Film

With films including period pieces like Sense and Sensibility, big-budget action films like Hulk and epic romances like Brokeback Mountain, Lee can't be pigeonholed. So he was up for the challenge when presented with a story that takes place almost entirely on a boat — with a real tiger.
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Christopher Plummer: One Great Actor Plays Another

Actor Christopher Plummer has taken his Tony Award-winning performance as actor John Barrymore to film. He speaks with Weekend Edition host Scott Simon about Barrymore as a man and a role.
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Tom Stoppard, On Adapting 'Anna' And Defining Love

The award-winning playwright and screenwriter is best known for such works as Arcadia and Shakespeare in Love. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the screenplay for Joe Wright's adaptation of Anna Karenina.

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