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The Big Screen: Turning A Book Into A Movie

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The book Blood Aces tells the story of Benny Binion’s rise from Dallas gangster to Las Vegas impresario. It was written by Dallas Morning News reporter Doug Swanson, and this week we talk to him about the process of turning the book into a movie.

The Big Screen: Lessons In Movie Theater Etiquette

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This week, we talk to a Dallas etiquette expert about what to do when the only thing standing between you and a good movie is the person sitting in front of you.

The Big Screen: Previewing AFFD

This week, we talk to the programmer of this year’s event about a few firsts for the festival.

The Big Screen: Dirk On And Off The Court

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This week, we talk about getting to know him a little better and hear from the Big German himself.

The Big Screen: A History Of Dallas Movie Exhibition

This week, we trace the history of movie exhibition in Dallas with a recent UT-Arlington graduate who wrote his master’s thesis on the topic.

The Big Screen: Halfway Through 2015

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The summer movie season is in full swing, and those prestigious Oscar hopefuls are just a few months away. At the halfway point of 2015, we talk about the year’s best movies so far – including a wild ride and a sci-fi thriller.

The Big Screen: The Psychology of ‘Inside Out’

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This week, we talk to a fellow member of the DFW Film Critics Association – who also happens to be a psychology professor – about the science behind the movie.

The Big Screen: Oak Cliff FF Preview

This week, we’ll get a preview from the festival’s programmers and talk about honoring a style of filmmaking that rejects convention.

The Big Screen: A Chat With Mark Cuban, Part II

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In Part II, we’ll get a little more business savvy, talking about how the day-and-date release concept he pioneered with Todd Wagner – and we’ll find out who he’s rooting for in the NBA Finals.

The Big Screen: A Chat With Mark Cuban, Part I

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When Mark Cuban isn’t running the Mavericks, he spends a lot of his time in front of a camera. On television, he’s best known as one of the sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank. And this week, we talk to him about his latest movie role, playing himself in Entourage.

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