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For a rare acting role in someone else's movie, Woody Allen plays a retired bookseller who turns to part-time pimping in Fading Gigolo. Writer/director/costar John Turturro tells Bill Newcott what it was like to write for and direct one of cinema's most honored filmmakers.

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The Velocity of Autumn

She won an Oscar for Bonnie and Clyde and has starred in hundreds of movies and TV shows, but as she prepares to star in a new Broadway play, 86-year-old Estelle Parsons tells Bill Newcott Hollywood still doesn't have much use for actresses who happen to be 50-plus. 

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Bill Newcott talks some of the best baseball movies of all time. From Kill the Umpire through The Natural. 

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John Malkovich plays a California vineyard owner who is faced with a changing world—in which his workers are organizing for higher wages and better working conditions—in Cesar Chavez: An American Hero.


Michael Penya stars as Cesar Chavez, a field worker who in the 1960s became co-founder of the United Farm Workers. Directed by Diego Luna, whose friendship with Malkovich drew the star into making the film. Bill Newcott has the story.
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The 1936 screen version of the musical Show Boat is considered a Hollywood landmark, but for various reasons it has only now become available on DVD. In this music-filled appreciation, Bill Newcott celebrates Show Boat and its legendary star Paul Robeson. 

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Colliding With History

Who knew a documentary about particle physics and the people who love it would be one of the most entertaining films of the year? Bill Newcott chats with the director of the new film, Particle Fever. 

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In the new documentary Elaine Stricht: Shoot Me, the 88-year-old Emmy-winner defies age—and maybe good sense—to stage a one-woman cabaret show singing the brilliant-but-difficult songs of Stephen Sondheim. It wasn't easy, she tells Bill Newcott, but a lifetime of experience prepared her for that moment of on-stage truth.

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Bill Newcott runs down the big winners of this year' s Movies for Grownups Awards from LA and talks to some of the A-lister attendees.

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Making a Man from a Monster

Will Rothhaar had the unenviable task of making Lee Harvey Oswald a sympathetic character in National Geographic's Killing Kennedy. He tells Bill Newcott how he pulled it off. 

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Hank Paulson gives his side of the story about the economic bubble of 2008 in a new documentary. Bill Newcott discusses the documentary with Paulson.

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