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Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and David Mamet pool their collective talents in HBO's 'Phil Spector'

Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and David Mamet pool their collective talents in HBO's 'Phil Spector'

Executive producer Barry Levinson urges viewers to think of his HBO film "Phil Spector" as a two-person play —not a docudrama about the first murder trial of the rock producer. "It really is a two-person piece," Levinson said in a telephone interview last week. "And if you're looking for some kind of docudrama, which we are more familiar with on television, this isn't it." The two persons, Academy Award-winners Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren as his defense attorney, Linda Kenney Baden, can fill a screen like few others. Together, there are stretches in the film where it feels as if they are dancing a ballet — that's how...

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