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'Looper': A World Of Musical Clicks And Pops

The score of the time-travel thriller has little in common with the slick orchestral scores of science-fiction classics. Composer Nathan Johnson found his source material by immersing himself in the sounds of the film.
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Who Feels The Scars Of 'Stop And Frisk'?

The New York City council Wednesday held a hearing about blocking the controversial "stop and frisk" policy. That allows police to stop, search, and question people suspected of carrying weapons or drugs. It's also the subject of a New York Times short film. Host Michel Martin speaks with a producer and a young man featured in the film.
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Afghan Dreams: In New Film, Nation's Untold Stories

Buzkashi Boys, a coming-of-age tale about two boys, captures Kabul's bustle and bleakness. It received a standing ovation at its recent premiere in the Afghan capital. The film doesn't have a Hollywood ending. Its director, Sam French, says he wanted the story to speak to the Afghan experience.
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Football Player-Turned-Actor Alex Karras Dies

Alex Karras played defense for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s. He turned to acting when he retired his cleats, landing a number of character roles in television and film. He was 77.
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Life Imitates Art In Little-Known Election Movies

Independent producer John McDonough explores a handful of early, mostly little-known movies about presidential elections. It is uncanny how some old, obscure films capture moments that later on became real life political moments.
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The Movie Queen Latifah Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Queen Latifah could watch Steel Magnolias a million times. "I was around 19 years old when it came out, and I was sort of into those emotional types of movies," she says.
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Mandy Patinkin: 25 Years After 'The Princess Bride,' He's Not Tired Of That Line

Mandy Patinkin talks to Melissa Block about The Princess Bride as it turns 25.

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