A Movie Addict's Dream

COURTESY OF GOLDEN SCENE

Stephen Chow's "Kung Fu Hustle"

The cheerful young fellow in the Chinese film Electric Shadows loves movies — all kinds, and lots of them. One picture at a time can't ease his addiction. His remedy? "I go to the weekend all-night shows," he tells us. "Four movies, non-stop. It's like spending the whole night dreaming."

In Canada, in September, a few hundred thousand or so otherwise sensible folks spend 10 days and nights dreaming movies. The Toronto International Film Festival, which wrapped its 29th annual session on September 18, showcased 253 features and 75 shorts, with screenings that began at 9 a.m....

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