Variety Editorial

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Don't forget to smile

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If you notice groups of well-heeled folks walking purposefully on the studio lots this week, they're not tourists who've suddenly gotten a wardrobe makeover: They're part of the 1300 foreign TV…

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Let '9/11′ be seen

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The intrigues surrounding “Fahrenheit 9/11″ continue to defy precedent. Having won Cannes' Palme d'Or, the Michael Moore documentary still seems caught in limbo, without a release date or even a…

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Indecent proposals

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Rare is the day that Viacom, News Corp., SAG, the Writers and Directors Guilds, the ACLU and the Recording Industry Assn. of America speak in a single voice. But these groups have joined the First…

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News matters

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And now for something completely different: live TV network coverage of a serious public debate. On Thursday morning, CBS, ABC and other webs will broadcast live coverage of President Bush's national…

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Dollars and sense

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Jack Valenti's annual ShoWest report Tuesday on American box office trends is sure to leave Hollywood with the queasy feeling of a bleary-eyed tourist who barely survives a Las Vegas bender: Everyone…

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Bored of the 'Rings'

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Tradition is a good thing, and it's understandable that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and ABC want to maintain a sense of continuity in the Oscarcast. But there's a fine line between…

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