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Director Says 'Omar' Is A Love Story, Not A War Story

In Hany Abu-Assad's Oscar-nominated drama, the title character is a young Palestinian in love with an Israeli woman. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with the director and with Adam Bakri, the film's star.
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Last Of The 'Sound Of Music' Von Trapps Dies At 99

Maria Von Trapp, the last of the seven-member Trapp Family Singers that inspired the play and film, died on Tuesday at her home in Vermont.
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'Wind Rises' Is Exquisite, And Likely To Be Hayao Miyazaki's Last

The new film from the acclaimed Japanese animator spans 30 years and centers on a young man who dreams of designing the perfect airplane in the early 1930s. (Recommended)
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Are The Barbershop Guys Sorry They Are Not Idris Elba?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their best Olympic moments so far. Plus, they tell us why they're a better catch than Hollywood hunk Idris Elba.
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Analysis: Who Oscar-Winning Actors Thank

Among others, actors have thanked Oprah, Sidney Poitier and Meryl Streep. According to Slate, Streep was thanked more often than God at the Academy Awards.
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At Last, David O. Russell Is Making The Films He Was Meant To Make

David O. Russell, director of American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, first spoke with Terry Gross back in 1994. On Thursday, he tells her that after 20 years, he's finally met his aspirations.
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For A Rabbi Who Worked With The Nazis, Is Judgment 'Unjust'?

Claude Lanzmann's documentary profiles a Viennese rabbi put to work in a Czech concentration camp. Although Benjamin Murmelstein was himself not a free man, he was despised by fellow Jewish prisoners.
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Hard To Watch '12 Years A Slave'? Try Editing It

NPR's Neda Ulaby talks with the director and film editor about the "jigsaw puzzle" job of assembling the acclaimed fact-based drama about a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War South.
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Getting 'Dallas Buyers Club' Made Took Tenacity And 'Will'

The Oscar-nominated film tells the story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient who fought the system to get what he needed to survive. But screenwriters Melisa Wallack and Craig Borten had to fight to get the movie to the big screen, with Borten turning to alcohol and drugs along the way.
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Classical Music Piece Enhances Roald Dahl's 'Dirty Beasts'

On Sunday, the London Philharmonic debuted a new piece of music based on Roald Dahl's Dirty Beasts. With Matilda playing to sold-out crowds on Broadway and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory running in London's West End, this is just the latest work by the author to get a musical soundtrack.

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