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When Brando Marched With Heston: How Variety Covered the March on Washington” — On its 50th anniversary, Variety takes a look at a different angle on the famous protest. It’s fascinating, and it’s another reminder that Variety has been around a long, long time.

Ben Wheatley on Don’t Look Now: ‘I felt a great panic come over me’” — The  director behind A Field in England and Kill List shares in-depth a feeling pretty much everyone got when they watched Donald Sutherland chasing that red-hooded vision.

When Woody Allen First Got Serious” — Scott Tobias profiles the moment that Allen shifted from low humor to high gear.

Big Question: What unfinished film do you wish had happened?” — Continuing his vacation series, Drew McWeeny at HitFix posts the answers from prominent filmmakers who, for some reason, don’t all say The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Illustrating the Difference Between the Inspired, Intelligent Writing of Breaking Bad and the Boneheaded, Moronic Writing of Dexter” — Spoilers are alerted, but it’s a strong case for gluing a “Trust Your Audience” sign to every professional writers’ laptop screen.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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