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The Auteurs regular contributor Dave McDougall takes a personal look at David Lean's classic Brief Encounter not through the movie itself, but the experience of a transient movie theater romance in A Brief Encounter.
Several critics and friends I had the pleasure of spending time with in Toronto have posted their coverage of the film festival online: Girish Shambu at Artforum; Darren Hughes at Long Pauses (featuring a stunning photograph of Liverpool's director, Lisandro Alonso);  Michael Sicinski at The Academic Hack; and Rob Davis and J. Robert Parks at Daily Plastic.
Keeping with the Toronto Film Festival theme, Eye Weekly has posted a series of video podcasts about that very festival featuring Eye Weekly's Jason Anderson and Adam Nayman, Variety's Robert Koehler, The Village Voice/L.A. Weekly's Scott Foundas, and Cinema Scope's Mark Peranson and Andrew Tracy.
They Were an Item #53: on the set (of Breathless?), Anna Karina, Jean-Luc Godard, and wry square.  Courtesy of If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats.
"We are the editors of Cahiers du cinéma," a letter.  Courtesy of Kino Slang.
Two interesting American trailers, the first because of the property, the second because of the strange picture of the film it paints: full trailer for the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, and the full trailer for the new Ridley Scott film,Body of Lies.

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