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Movie Interviews

Doomed 'Dune' Was Generations Ahead Of Its Time

Scott Simon spoke to Frank Pavich about Jodorowsky's Dune, his new documentary about filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed 1970s attempt to make an adaptation of the bestselling sci-fi novel.

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It's All Politics

Why Are We Hauling Pennsylvania Coal All The Way To Germany?

Each year, the U.S. loads thousands of tons of coal onto a barge and sends it across the Atlantic. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but no one is trying to end the practice.

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Simon Says

A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before

As Russia takes control, the story of Reshat Ametov sends an ominous signal to Crimea's Tatars.

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Director Bertrand Tavernier (center) with Thierry Lhermitte and Raphael Personnaz on the set of The French Minister, a comedy about a dervish of a diplomat trying to head off a war. Sundance Selects hide caption

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I Love a Computer [Anarcortes Mixx] YACHT 0:31

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Russell Crowe, the lead in Darren Aronofsky's forthcoming biblical epic Noah, may have received a quick blessing from Pope Francis at a recent public audience, but the movie is drawing criticism in some quarters. Niko Tavernise/Paramount Pictures Classics hide caption

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The Creative Part Kate Simko 0:09

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Alors la Lumiere Vacille Sylvain Chauveau 1:25

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The Russian ship Pyotr Velikiy (Peter the Great), seen here docked in the Cypriot port of Limassol in February, is part of the team involved in escorting shipments of Syria's chemical weapons material for destruction. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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2nd 5th Heavy Luke Abbott 0:59

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Cada Vez Que Cae la Tarde [Each Time the Afternoon Wanes] [Canción-Polc Flaco Jiménez, Max Baca et. al. 0:07

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