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Actress, screenwriter astounds with brutal but positive film

...One of the most striking images at Cannes this year wasn't on a movie screen. It was the sight of Australian actress and screenwriter Heather Rose, who has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or speak, being carried up the red steps of the festival palace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/22/ent_229267.shtml
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CLEVELAND -- "Basic Instinct" screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' memoir details his life in Hollywood, his battle with cigarettes and alcohol, and his father's involvement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/30/ent_402768.shtml
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Star power essential for movies

HOLLYWOOD -- Stars. "Essentially worthless ... absolutely essential." That's how screenwriter William Goldman assessed the importance of stellar screen presences 15 years ago in his well-known book on the movie business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/05/ent_249267.shtml
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At the Movies: 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'

Any film from the fertile mind of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is going to be wildly imaginative, and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is no exception. It would feel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/19/mov_409271.shtml
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Good lines don't make them 'Smart

Smart People isn't as smart as it thinks it is, despite some wickedly snappy dialogue. Novelist-turned-screenwriter Mark Poirier gives the capable, eclectic cast some real zingers, but he also loads his script with contrivances that are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/10/mov_194312.shtml
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...YORK - Emma Thompson's husband restored a barn in Scotland that included a place for her to write, but the actress and screenwriter prefers the bathroom. She also keeps her Oscars there. "They look far too outre anywhere else," Thompson, 46, told...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/16/ent_43569.shtml
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Xtreme calendar

...starring Edward Norton as a drug dealer contemplating his last day of freedom; Adaptation, starring Nicolas Cage as a screenwriter trying to adapt a nonfiction book into a movie; Denzel Washington as a Navy psychiatrist who helps a young sailor in Antwone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/20/xtr_373161.shtml
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Friend killed while acting out screenplay

...best friend while acting out a screenplay has been charged with manslaughter. Daniel Squires, an aspiring 20-year-old screenwriter, was shot in the throat and died July 2. James Brand, 21, said the men had been drinking and were acting out a story...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/28/biz_321110.shtml
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'American Beauty' leads Golden Globe nominations

...for dramatic picture, dramatic actress (Annette Bening), dramatic actor (Kevin Spacey), director (Sam Mendes), screenwriter (Alan Ball) and score (Thomas Newman). "The Insider" was nominated for dramatic picture, dramatic actor (Russell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/21/met_278806.shtml
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Filmmaker to record Revolutionary War hero's life

...Savannah in 1779. "In Poland, in the (20th century) communist regime, Pulaski was nobody," said Mr. Pastuszek, now a screenwriter, who plans to begin filming in Savannah next month a television documentary on Pulaski and the battle in which he was killed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/27/met_237158.shtml
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