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'Life of Pi' to open New York Film Fest

'Life of Pi' to open New York Film Fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Ang Lee's big-screen adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling novel "Life of Pi" is to open the New York Film Festival next month, organizers said Monday.
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French president honors producer Weinstein

French president honors producer Weinstein

PARIS, March 2 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will present U.S. film producer Harvey Weinstein with the 2012 Legion d'Honneur for his contributions to cinema.
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TCM planning great directors festival

TCM planning great directors festival

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to 52 of cinema's greatest directors with a month-long festival in June, the U.S. network said.

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Author Henry Farrell dead at age 85

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- Author Henry Farrell, best known for creepy tales of dysfunctional siblings like "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" has died in California at age 85.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2006 with 328 to follow.
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Film of the Week: 'Matrix Reloaded'

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- The biggest and perhaps most anticipated project of 2003 is the two-part sequel to "The Matrix." Over $300 million was spent on this week's "The Matrix Reloaded" and next November's "The Matrix Revolutions."
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Video of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- "The Truth About Charlie" is hoping to do a little better when released Tuesday on DVD (26.98 list) and VHS (rental only) than it did in the theaters, where it
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François Roland Truffaut (French pronunciation: ; 6 February 1932 – 21 October 1984) was an influential filmmaker and one of the founders of the French New Wave; and remains an icon of the French film industry. In a film career lasting over a quarter of a century, he was also a screenwriter, producer or occasional actor in over twenty-five films.

Truffaut was born on 6 February 1932, out of wedlock. He never met his biological father, who was a Jewish dentist. His mother's future husband Roland Truffaut accepted him as an adopted son and gave him his surname. He was passed around to live with various nannies and his grandmother for a number of years. It was his grandmother who instilled in him her love of books and music. He lived with his grandmother until her death when Truffaut was ten years old. It was only after his grandmother's death that he lived with his parents for the first time.

Truffaut would often stay with friends and try to be out of the house as much as possible. It was the cinema that offered him the greatest escape from an unsatisfying home life. He was eight years old when he saw his first movie, Abel Gance's Paradis perdu from 1939. It was there that his obsession began. He frequently played truant from school and would sneak into theaters because he didn't have enough money for admission. After being expelled from several schools, at the age of fourteen he decided to become self taught. Some of his academic "goals" were to watch three movies a day and read three books a week.

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