• Anything that can be done to Ray Charles, James Brown thinks he can do better. "I don't know why it's taken so long to make a movie of my life," the singer tells Craig Modderno. "Hollywood needs to tell my story real, tell it calmly. I want it to send out the message to give the underdog some kind of chance."
  • Ed Leibowitz uses the Reinerization of Rumor Has It as an excuse to talk about other famous director replacements, from the two infamous Victor Fleming sandwiches (he replaced other directors and was himself replaced on both The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind, but assumed final credit on both) to Terry Gilliam's assumption of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas from punk virtuoso Alex Cox.
  • For the first fifteen minutes of Michael Almereyda's documentary on photographer William Eggleston, "we are watching a man just looking at things - but looking with such intensity and concentration that this aimless-seeming activity becomes terrifically dramatic." Terrence Rafferty has lunch with the director.
  • Stephen Holden does a Movie Minutes video feature on  The Summer's Best Documentaries
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