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The Big Screen: Owen Wilson, Action Star

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This week, we talk about Wilson’s transition from funny man to fighter.

The Big Screen: The Decline of Western Civilization

This week, we revisit the punk and glam-metals scenes of the 1980s, the subject of a stellar music trilogy showing this weekend at the Texas Theatre.

The Big Screen: A Return To Compton

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This week, we discuss the new film about N.W.A.’s late ‘80s rise and hear from a Dallas rapper about why N.W.A remains relevant.

The Big Screen: In Search Of Will Rogers

This week, we talk to a musician who captured the Oklahoma legend’s life through song, the subject of a new documentary.

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.

Revisit The Best Films Of The Last 50 Years Tonight With ‘The Big Screen’ Team

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The Big Screen boys – KERA’s Stephen Becker and Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News – are going back half-a-century in film to illustrate the best in cinematic storytelling.

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.

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