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Rain Man director shines

ACCLAIMED film maker Barry Levinson received a huge welcome from local movie buffs during a special screening of his Oscar-winning film "Rain Man" yesterday at the Shanghai Film Art Center.

The 69-year-old American film director, whose credits include "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Toys" and "Bugsy," is one of the most respected directors in Hollywood.

His heartwarming comedy-drama film "Rain Man" is also among the best-known American pictures with Chinese audiences.

Yesterday's screening attracted a sold-out audience of about 300 film enthusiasts.

Starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, "Rain Man" tells a story of a man discovering his long-lost, autistic and talented brother.

Before the screening, Levinson was asked what makes a successful film maker. He replied: "It's a combination of storytelling and character."

"Rain Man" won four Aca-demy Awards in 1989 - Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor, as well as the Golden Bear award at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival.

As the president of the Golden Goblet Prize's judge panel for the ongoing 14th Shanghai International Film Festival, Levinson will give a lecture titled "Elite Production of the Pan-Media Age" today.

This will share the director's personal perspectives and experience of film creation.


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