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A Family Guards An Open Secret

Open Secret filmmaker Steve Lickteig talks with Rebecca Sheir about his discovery that his oldest sister was actually his biological mother - a secret his family had kept from him for 18 years.

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DVD Picks: 'Wings'

With the silent film The Artist in competition for this year's Best Picture Oscar, Bob Mondello has been thinking about the pre-talkie era. As it happens, the last silent film to win for Best Picture has just been released on Blu-ray: the 1927 flying-ace epic Wings.
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Lowry Remembered For Restoring Classic Films

Audie Cornish talks to Mike Inchalik about the late John D. Lowry, a technology innovator whose work restored classic films such as Casablanca and Gone with the Wind to a pristine state for DVD release. Inchalik was Lowry's business partner and friend for 15 years.
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From Book To Film: Nominees For Adapted Screenplay

What does it take to turn a story told in one medium into a hit film? In the weeks ahead, we're going to explore that question with some of the nominees in this year's Best Adapted Screenplay category of the Academy Awards. Host Rachel Martin speaks to Sasha Stone, founder and editor of AwardsDaily.com.
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Director Joe Carnahan Discusses 'The Grey'

Director Joe Carnahan's new movie The Grey may appear to be about a group of guys beating up wolves. In fact, it's about how we live our lives, the choices we make, and the mistakes and regret that can stalk us all. Audie Cornish talks to Carnahan about the movie — out Friday.
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Movie Titles That Might Have Been

Star Beast, The Scar, Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night: If you saw them, you'd know them, but there's a reason you've never heard of these popular movies. Critic Bob Mondello takes a look at movie titles that fell by the wayside.

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