Adam B. Vary

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Stephen Gaghan, 'Syriana'

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Gaghan recalls sipping iced espressos at a Parisian cafe with Robert Baer, the CIA operative whose book "See No Evil" was the catalyst for his film, when Jean-Paul Belmondo approached them thinking…

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The continental divide

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When "Brokeback Mountain" won best picture and its director Ang Lee won best director from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. last month, it was a rare event…

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When emails don't cut it

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When Darryl F. Zanuck began making "Gentleman's Agreement," which went on to win the Oscar in 1947, its indictment of anti-Semitism proved to be such a hot potato that several Jewish studio heads…

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