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Clint Eastwood Takes 'Jersey Boys' From Broadway To Movie Theaters

Jersey Boys is based on the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The film deals with the group's turbulent relationships away from the studio as much as the music that flowed out of it.
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Never Tell Them The Odds: Cities Vie To Host 'Star Wars' Collection

Star Wars creator George Lucas wants to build a museum full of movie memorabilia and fine art. But where? Both his hometown of San Francisco and Chicago, his "second home," are vying for it.
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Viewed In 'Third Person': A Puzzle With Some Tough-To-Find Pieces

A new film by Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis has drawn some scathing reviews. But he and actress Moran Atias defend the film as a puzzle — one story told with three sets of characters.
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Living Openly With HIV: 'We Could Be Those Role Models We Wish We Had'

William Brawner has been HIV-positive for most of his life. He kept his status a secret for years, even from friends and sexual partners. His life is the subject of a new documentary, "25 to Life."
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'Rover' Blends Quiet Character Moments Amid Societal Collapse

The Rover is a bleak film set in a very particular future. It's 10 years after a world-wide economic collapse, and the Australian outback is populated by unhinged people exhausted by heat and despair.
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In 'My Name Is Salt,' The Toil And Joy Of India's Salt Harvest

A documentary follows three generations of a family as they harvest the essential seasoning in the blazing desert heat of Gujarat, India. But rather than decry their hard labor, the film honors it.
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Man Freed After Confessing To Killing Son During Interrogation

After years in prison, Adrian Thomas was found not guilty for the murder of his infant son. His story was told in Scenes of a Crime. In this encore broadcast, the film's co-director explains the case.
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'How To Train Your Dragon' Sound Designer Explains The Movie's Roars

Randy Thom, the Oscar-winning sound designer for How to Train Your Dragon 2, tells NPR's Scott Simon how he and his team created voices and special effects for the dragons, such as the "fire sabre."
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A Tip From Ben Stiller: On Set, A 'Chicken' Is Not What It Seems

To kick off the series "Trade Lingo," the actor decodes terms distinctive to filmmaking. He shares the meanings behind such cryptic phrases as "10-100" and "chicken in the gate."
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It's A Summer Sequel Spectacular With 'Dragon' And 'Jump Street'

There are 16 movie sequels coming out this summer. Critic Bob Mondello singles out two that handle sequel-hood in vastly different (but successful) ways: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street.

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