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The Big Screen: Hitchcock’s First Talkie

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The Lone Star Film Society is teaming up with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for an Alfred Hitchcock retrospective. The series begins tonight with one of the director’s earliest film’s – Blackmail from 1929. This week, we talk to SMU film professor – and Hitchcock expert – Dr. Rick Worlan about how the movie previews Hitchcock’s later masterpieces.

The Big Screen: Talking Robert Rodriguez, Sin City 2

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Robert Rodriguez is known as much for making bloody action movies like Desperado as he is for making kid-friendly films like the Spy Kids series. This week, we talk about the Austin director’s career ahead of his new film, Sin City 2.

The Big Screen: Plano’s Brad Hawkins Talks About His Role In ‘Boyhood’

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Plano native Brad Hawkins has guest starred on television shows and now movie audiences are seeing him in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood.’

The Big Screen: Talking James Brown With A Man Who Knew Him Well

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The movie Get On Up looks at the life and times of James Brown. So this week, we figured: Who better to talk all things James Brown with than Angus Wynne.

The Big Screen: Celebrating Miyazaki In Fort Worth

Ahead of the Lone Star Film Society’s retrospective, we talk about the Japanese animator’s lasting legacy with Dr. Marc Hairston, a UTD professor who teaches a class on Miyazaki.

The Big Screen: Talking ‘About Alex’ With Its Richardson Producer

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In About Alex, college friends reunite when one of the group members attempts suicide. The film was produced by Richardson native Adam Saunders, who talks to us this week about why these small dramas are making a resurgence in Hollywood.

The Big Screen: Linklater’s Fantastic ‘Boyhood’

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Austin director Richard Linklater is known for Dazed and Confused and Before Sunrise – films that take place over a single day. But his new film, called Boyhood, unspools over the course of 12 years. And that’s also how long it took to make. This week, we explain why it was worth the wait.

The Big Screen: Previewing The Asian Film Festival Of Dallas

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The 13th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas begins its eight-day run at the Angelika Film Center on Thursday night. This week, we get a preview from Steve Carlton, one of the event’s founders and chief programmers.

The Big Screen: Patriotic Movies For The 4th Of July

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The forecast for the 4th looks hot and humid. You could melt along a parade route or sweat it out over a hot grill. Or you could stay comfortably cool on the couch with a stack of movies.

The Big Screen: Talking ‘Hellion’ With Kat Candler

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This week, we talk to Kat Candler about how teaching film students makes her a better director and about working with Aaron Paul fresh off of Breaking Bad.