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Composer Nathan Johnson

TIFF ’12: Video interview with ‘Looper’ composer Nathan Johnson

The opening night film at the Toronto International Film Festival sets a certain tone for the entire event. Because the festival is just so big, featuring hundreds of films over the course of its eleven day schedule, TIFF represents a lot of different things to different people. That makes the opening gala film an important symbol for TIFF, and Rian Johnson’s Looper was nothing short of an iconic choice for this year’s first film.

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The cast of Much Ado About Nothing

TIFF ’12: Video interviews with the cast of Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Joss Whedon’s fans have been happily cheering on the writer, director and producer since the early days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer–back when the series debuted on television–but after the success of The Avengers, it seems like the world is finally starting to understand why Whedon has such a strong group of fans behind him, and why his favorite actors are willing to take on any role that he offers.

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

TIFF ’12 Gallery: ‘Looper’ red carpet with Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt

The first day of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival has arrived, and as the stars descend on Toronto–while the films begin to unspool and the events kick into full swing–the red carpet premier for director Rian Johnson’s film Looper brought fans to Roy Thomson Hall to catch a glimpse of the filmmakers and celebrities.

Michael Fassbender in Shame

TIFF 2011: Interview with Michael Fassbender for ‘Shame’

Michael Fassbender stars in director Steve McQueen’s Shame, a fierce drama about a man with an intense addiction to sex that is spiraling his life down into claustrophobic loneliness.

During the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where the film made its North American debut, the confident and yet moderately self-deprecating actor chatted with the press about making this explicit film, why it was an important role for him, and his view on sexuality in film.