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Dorothy's 'Oz' Dress Goes For $480K; James McAvoy Eyes WikiLeaks Pic: Biz Break

WIZARD OF OZ, THE Index #: 18191Date Released: 1939-08-25Description: Medium shot of Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, holding basket, standing in front of cornfield. Special art work done for the 60th anniversary re-release.Personalities: GARLAND, JUDY   Source: TURNER THEATRICAL LIBRARY 	Episode: Category: COLOR SELECTION 	Reference #: 4166 Dorothy in Cornfield Copyright: (c) 1939 Turner Entertainment Co., An AOL Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.

Also in Monday's early round-up of news briefs: Cloud Atlas may have had a slow start in North America, but it is possibly proving to be a big hit overseas; The Weinstein Company is grabbing a thriller starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer for theaters; And Chasing Ice tops out the Specialty Box Office over the weekend.
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A Comprehensive Guide to the Sundance 2012 Pick-Ups Headed to a Theater Near You

Sundance 2012 Deals - Safety Not Guaranteed, Arbitrage, Compliance

Park City did indeed turn out to be a robust marketplace this year, with buyers snapping up over two dozen features and docs out of Sundance 2012. Ranging from genre pleasers to indie charmers to potential future Oscar picks and beyond – and veering from critical fest duds to overwhelming crowd favorites – the class of Sundance ’12 is an intriguingly mixed-but-mostly-promising bag of films that will be dotting the cinematic landscape in the year or so to come. Here’s an updated comprehensive look at what sold and which films you should be looking forward to.
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SUNDANCE: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Surrogate, House I Live In Take Fest Honors

Sundance 2012 Awards - The Surrogate

Critic faves Beasts of the Southern Wild and The House I Live In took top Grand Jury Prize honors tonight at the Sundance Film Festival, where the John Hawkes Oscar hopeful The Surrogate and Kirby Dick's The Invisible War nabbed this year's audience awards. Also earning Sundance 2012 kudos were the music doc Searching for Sugar Man, Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me, and the Aubrey Plaza starrer Safety Not Guaranteed.
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