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Documentary Recalls The Talented, Difficult Life Of Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby has long been the voice of the Christmas season, and now he's the subject of a new American Masters documentary. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kathryn and Mary Crosby about his legacy.
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Revisiting The Stories Told In Murrow's 'Harvest of Shame'

Elizabeth Blair visits Belle Glade, Fla., where Edward R. Murrow's film crew recorded migrant farm workers. (This piece was originally broadcast on Weekend Edition Saturday on May 31, 2014.)
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Mathematician's Story Is Dramatic Enough For The Big Screen

The new movie The Imitation Game is about British mathematician Alan Turing and his attempts to crack Germany's Enigma Code during World War Two.
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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.
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The Holiday Films Are Coming, From 'Moses' To 'Annie'

Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for the holidays. There are musicals, there are biopics, and the seas literally will part.
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Beware The 'Babadook,' The Monster Of Your Own Making

The monsters of repression are what terrorize a mother and her son in this independent, Australian, horror movie. "I wanted it to look more low-fi and more handmade," says director Jennifer Kent.
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Louisiana Woos Movie Industry With Tax Credits

Louisiana has been dubbed "Hollywood South" for the high volume of film production there. Producers are lured by generous tax credits — so plentiful, that there's a big market for those tax credits.
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Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'

Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing in a film directed by Morten Tyldum and co-staring Keira Knightley as Turing's comrade in arms.
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Resurrected 'E.T.' Atari Games Fetch Thousands On EBay

Atari games that have been uncovered in a New Mexico landfill have sold for more than $37,000 dollars on eBay so far. One of the buyers explains why he paid hundreds of dollars for what is essentially 30-year-old garbage.
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'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.

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