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Laying Low

Director Brian De Palma turned down an invitation to head the jury at the Avoriaz Fantasy Film Festival currently underway in the French Alps, and Michael Cimino took the post. Organizers say De Palma begged off because of a skiing accident. Cynics suspected that the serious mishap he’d suffered lately was the boxoffice demise of “Bonfire Of The Vanities.”

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