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25 years in the making, Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' will get its Oscar moment

25 years in the making, Martin Scorsese's 'Silence' will get its Oscar moment

Paramount earlier this week announced that Dec. 23 would be the release date for "Silence," Martin Scorsese's long-gestating movie about Portuguese Jesuits on a mission to spread Christianity in Japan.

The studio will put out the film, which Scorsese began developing a quarter-century ago, in limited release right before Christmas and then widen it in January.

The move should gladden the hearts of the many fans of Scorsese, who has been working in surprising registers lately. While returning to a signature street vibe with "The Departed" a decade ago, he's in recent years also switchbacked to a 3-D family film in "Hugo," a baroque head-trip...

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