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Discovering Cinema in the Digital Age: A Roundtable with Dudley Andrew

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It’s a confusing time to be a cinephile. Some mournfully toll the death knell of the medium, with the near-total cessation of celluloid projection a symbolic end-point. Others insist that the prospects for audio-visual expression have never been brighter. They point to a vast array of new platforms and settings: whether in gallery-based video installations, high-end television series, or global video-sharing websites such as YouTube. But what of the once-cherished act of seeing a feature film with an audience in a theater? Many think it will go the way of opera. Yet alongside the digital enormities of the multiplex, formally and thematically challenging work continues to be made and shown on the festival circuit and elsewhere. Spectators may be overwhelmed by the all-access buffet of content now open to them, but they also have unrivaled opportunities to immerse themselves in the 119-year history of the medium.

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‘Lincoln’ Poster Features Daniel Day-Lewis As the U.S. President

Pioneering filmmakers such as Phil Rosen, D.W. Griffith, and John Ford produced motion pictures about the life of Abraham Lincoln during the 1920s and ’30s. The following decades brought with them a plethora of TV shows and movies that either featured an appearance by the famous U.S. president or referenced him, often in a playful fashion (see: Abe’s appearance in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) – this summer’s box office dud Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter even turned the ex-pres into an axe-wielding superhero. However, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln is poised to stand out as something special, even following a century of cinematic odes to the man.

A trailer for Spielberg’s historical biopic is imminent, now that the film has snagged an official release date, and the first image of Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln ...

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Romney's Big-Money Donors

He may not officially be running yet, but the Massachusetts governor is lining up an impressive array of big-money donors in early primary states. Shushannah Walshe reports.

Mitt Romney is on the road, dropping into early primary states-not officially campaigning, because he isn't an official candidate yet-but securing high-dollar donors and bundlers, making the Ask.

Related story on The Daily Beast: Trump to McCain: 'You're Hired!'

He's made stops in important primary states like Florida and has trips planned for another early state, Nevada. The former and would-be candidate also met with donors in New York City and Washington, D.C. this week. When all is said and done, the money tour is expected to hit 30 cities including stops in Los Angeles and Detroit.

Fundraisers in some of these meetings say Romney is planning to announce his exploratory committee-the step before an official announcement-in mid April. The Romney team
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