David Hafetz

Landing the next Conan

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Fifteen years ago, when Conan O'Brien took over David Letterman's chair on "Late Night" to a resounding Bronx cheer -- including a review skewering the new show as "roadkill" -- the question on many…

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Maxime Alexandre

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When a psychopath starts swinging a pickax, Maxime Alexandre knows what to do: Head for the blade. The 35-year-old cinematographer has a taste for point-blank horror, often delivering orgies of…

Genre bender

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In his upcoming time-travel thriller, "Deja Vu," director Tony Scott spikes futuristic physics with healthy doses of Hollywood romance, crime and big-budget action. The film, which finished shooting…

The way we were

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Paul Greengrass' "United 93," which opens the fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival, will ask New Yorkers -- who suffered the brunt of the attacks -- to return to the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when a…

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A touch of class

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The guests crowding a country ball at the start of "Pride & Prejudice" seem ready for an 18th-century mosh pit. Men and women frolic around the hall in flowing linen gowns and soft cloth jackets -…

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