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Friday, September 3, 2010
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  • In Contention: Kris Tapley lands in Colorado and runs through the coming attractions of the 37th annual Telluride Film Festival, which gets underway today.
  • Deadline Hollywood: Pete Hammond, meanwhile, passes along a few tips about which stars will be sneaking into Telluride unannounced in his debut piece for Nikki Finke.
  • The Film Experience: Robert Anton goes long-form on French director Catherine Breillat, whose latest film “The Sleeping Beauty” will have its North American premiere at TIFF next week.
  • The Projectionist: David Edelstein captures the essence of much of the awards season in a post that is short but oh so sweet.
  • Hollywood-Elsewhere: Jeff Wells reports that the Boston premier of city native Ben Affleck’s newest film “The Town” will be held at Fenway Park. (Whether or not the film will be a big green monster for Warner Brothers remains to be seen.)
  • The Wrap: Brent Lang wonders whether Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis‘s “Machete,” which premiered in Venice this week, can make a dent at the box office this Labor Day weekend.
  • Cinematical: Pete Martin questions the importance of a film’s title when it comes to international audiences, noting recent examples of titles that “evolved” overseas.

Photo: Main street at the Telluride Film Festival. Credit:

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