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Michael Shannon plays federal agent Nelson Van Alden on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. "I think inside of Van Alden is a child — that arrested child — that never really got to develop its own identity," he says. Macall B. Polay/HBO hide caption

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Going Under The 'Boardwalk' With Michael Shannon

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Stoptime Rag Joshua Rifkin
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Lookin' Good But Feelin' Bad Fats Waller/marty Grosz
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Persecucion Chico & Rita New York Band & Orchestra

Chico's story mimics the stories of many Cuban musicians who left Havana and arrived in New York City in the 1940s — a time when musicians like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were starting to emerge. Luna Films hide caption

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'Chico & Rita': An Animated Film With A Cuban Beat

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Sabor A Mi Chico & Rita New York Band & Orchestra
L' Accident, Pt. 2 Louis Sclavis
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Dans la Nuit
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Joaquin Phoenix stars as Navy veteran Freddie Quell in The Master. Phil Bray/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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'The Master': Filling A Void By Finding A Family

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Baton Sparks Jonny Greenwood
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