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Remembering Harold Ramis, Master Of The 'Smart Dumb-Movie'

Best known for Animal House, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, Ramis died Monday at 69. Critic John Powers says Ramis was like a favorite uncle who spices up the family reunion by spiking the punch.
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Dangerous Dad Of 'Scandal' Turns The Tables

Actor Joe Morton is probably best-known these days as one of TV's toughest dads, playing Rowan Pope on Scandal. Morton talks about the show's return, plus his 40-year career in film, TV and theater.
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'Clap!' On Set, The Signature Sound Of The Slate

On a movie set, every scene and every take gets "slated" during filming, and there's that distinctive clap sound we all know. But what's it for? The job of the clapper, revealed.
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FBI's Abscam Videos Are As Unbelievable As 'American Hustle'

The Oscar contender is loosely based on the Abscam sting, which nailed a senator and six House members on corruption charges. The FBI videotaped some Hollywood-worthy scenes.
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Harold Ramis On Working At 'Playboy' And Writing 'Animal House'

The comedy actor, writer and director had co-written and planned to star in the long-awaited Ghostbusters III — but did not get the chance. He died Monday in Chicago at age 69.
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Actor Harold Ramis, Who Also Wrote And Directed, Dies At 69

Ramos was famous for films including Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, Gostbusters and National Lampoon's Animal House. He died Monday in Chicago of an autoimmune disease.
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Harold Ramis: A Big-Screen Comedy Nerd, Eager To Please

The creative force behind films like Groundhog Day, Animal House, Caddyshack and Ghostbusters died Monday of an autoimmune disease. NPR's Bob Mondello says Ramis knew how to turn chaos into laughs.
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Gil Shaham And When The World 'Got Much Smaller, Much Faster'

The star violinist's new multi-year project goes to the heart of a difficult and fascinating era: the 1930s, when dazzle and sorrow commingled musically.
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Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbuster' Actor And 'Groundhog Day' Director, Dies

An inspiration to many younger comedians and directors, he leaves behind work on other hit films, including Caddyshack, Stripes and National Lampoon's Animal House.
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'Child's Pose' Feels 'Terrifyingly Authentic'

Child's Pose sounds like something elementary and easy, but don't be fooled. This stunning film from Romania, a ferocious psychological drama with the pace of a thriller, is anything but simple.

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