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New York Film Festival seeks to shake up award season
New York Film Festival seeks to shake up award season

Film festivals in Toronto and Telluride, Colo., jockeyed intensely for premieres this year, and Venice offered several splashy debuts. But some of the year's biggest movies waited out those late-summer gatherings to land somewhere else entirely — at the New York Film Festival, which when it opens Friday will offer a high-stakes scenario for several films. "Gone Girl," David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestseller, will screen for an audience for the first time Friday night. The following weekend will bring the premiere of "Inherent Vice," Paul Thomas Anderson's crime drama, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin in a film that...

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