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'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.
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From VMI To James Island, Hollywood Battles To Get The Civil War Right

The new film Field of Lost Shoes follows a group of VMI cadets who fought at the Battle of New Market. The film is one in a long history of Civil War movies, many of which have been problematic.
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Behind The Motorcycles In 'Easy Rider,' A Long-Obscured Story

The alleged last authentic motorcycle used in the 1969 film Easy Rider is going up for auction. The man who designed the bikes, Clifford Vaughs, says he has never gotten proper credit for his work.
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The Empire Strikes Back: The Fan-Made Version

A follow-up to 2010 Emmy-winner Star Wars Uncut, the film is a pastiche of live action, stop-motion and animation that shows both the contributors' talents and their passion for the original.
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Director Tries To Keep Guantanamo Politics Out Of 'Camp X-Ray'

In a new movie, Camp X-Ray, Kristen Stewart plays a guard at Guantanamo who lets one of the detainees get to her. NPR's Scott Simon talks to director Peter Sattler about his first feature film.
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In 'Whiplash,' A Young Drummer Plays Till He Bleeds

Director Damien Chazelle's second film centers on the agony of a drummer in a high-powered music school. The movie ties you into knots: The fear of failure is omnipresent. So is the jazz vibe.
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Journalist Gary Webb's Story Told In 'Kill The Messenger'

Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of a reporter at the San Jose Mercury-News who uncovers the CIA's role in arming the Nicaraguan Contras, then becomes the target of a smear campaign.
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The Indian Film Scene Diversifies, Even As Bollywood Dominates

When you hear about Indian film, you most often hear about the sprawling Indian film scene. But young filmmakers with other points of view are making a splash of their own.
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The Maestro And The Liberator: Gustavo Dudamel's Cinematic Debut

A new film about the life of Latin American military leader Simón Bolivar features music by a first-time film score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.
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Affleck: 'Gone Girl' Was Freeing, And 'Batman' Will Be No 'Daredevil'

Ben Affleck says playing a character shrouded in suspicion was liberating, because "likability was sort of thrown out of the window." He also looks back on where his career began: Voyage of the Mimi.

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