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'A Most Violent Year' year director J.C. Chandor follows the money
'A Most Violent Year' year director J.C. Chandor follows the money

The director J.C. Chandor took a rare pause from speaking as he recalled a time, before his recent burst of filmmaking, when his life was beset by uncertainty. Chandor was in his 30s, had no career to speak of and a baby on the way. "I kind of stared it down. My wife was pregnant, and my dad was like, 'You better get to work, or you're going to be poor,'" he said. On Wednesday, Chandor's new film, "A Most Violent Year," opens in theaters. It is a story about a man who, as he seeks to build an empire in the arcane world of heating oil, undertakes a number of risks, even while a vise tightens around him. Though taking place in different...

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