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Is Gibson's 'Passion' faithful to the New Testament?

...whether the New Testament accounts are faithful to the actual events surrounding Jesus' crucifixion, and whether screenwriter-director Mel Gibson is faithful to what the New Testament records. Some Jews and liberal Christians who criticize "Passion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/27/rel_410212.shtml
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Carell finds contrived love in 'Dan in Real Life'

...surprisingly plain, sappy, even insipid comedy, considering the filmmaker behind it. After years as a novelist and screenwriter, director and co-writer Peter Hedges made a wonderful film debut with another family-reunion tale, 2003's indie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/25/mov_149121.shtml
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The Miller's Tale

...begun about The Three Faces of Eve. Native Georgian Nunnally Johnson, the veteran journalist turned Hollywood screenwriter/director, came to Augusta that February to scout exterior locations for the movie. Local residents were further intrigued...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/09/edi_142885.shtml
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People in the News

...involved in making the film, which is expected to premiere in May 2005. "I see this film as a waltz," said screenwriter-director Raoul Ruiz in the statement. Malkovich eagerly agreed to play Klimt, said Susanne Biro, an epo-film official...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/03/ent_436157.shtml
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Chris Cooper gives 'Seabiscuit' the silent treatment

...Charles Howard, whose optimistic showmanship hides his mourning of a dead child. Gary Ross, the film's screenwriter-director, described Smith as someone "who's yearning for a connection back to something that is true and real and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/28/mov_382374.shtml
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Cinema Paradiso

Now Playing Synopsis: Cinema Paradiso offers a nostalgic look at films and the effect they have on a young boy who grows up in and around the title village movie theater in this Italian comedy drama that is based on the life and times of screenwriter/director Giuseppe Tornatore. The story begins in the present as a Sicilian mother pines for her estranged son, Salvatore, who left many years ago and has since become a prominent Roman film director who has taken the advice of his mentor too literally. He finally returns to his home village to attend the funeral of the town's former film projectionist, Alfredo, and, in so doing, embarks upon a journey into his boyhood just after WWII when he became the man's official son. In the dark confines of the Cinema Paradiso, the boy and the other townsfolk try to escape from the grim realities of post-war Italy. The town censor is also there to insure nothing untoward appears onscreen, invariably demanding that all kissing scenes be edited out. One day, Salvatore saves Alfredo's life after a fire, and then becomes the new projectionist. A few years later, Salvatore falls in love with a beautiful girl who breaks his heart after he is inducted into the military. Thirty years later, Salvatore has come to say goodbye to his life-long friend, who has left him a little gift in a film can. In 2002, over a decade after the film's original release, Tornatore brought the original 170-minute director's cut to American screens for the first time. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio, Agnese Nano Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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