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Old 02-08-15, 04:57 PM
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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)




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(from HBO's press release, December 2014) HBO will present THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST, one of the most anticipated television events of 2015, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar(R) nominees behind "Capturing the Friedmans"), the six-part documentary series exposes long-buried information discovered during their seven-year investigation of a series of unsolved crimes, and the man suspected of being at its center - Robert Durst, scion of New York's billionaire Durst family - and was made with his full cooperation. THE JINX will debut exclusively on HBO in Feb. 2015. Brilliant, reclusive and the subject of relentless media scrutiny, Durst has never spoken publicly - until now. During exclusive interviews with Jarecki, he talks with startling candor, revealing secrets of a case that has baffled authorities for 30 years. Long suspected in the 1982 disappearance of his beautiful young wife in New York, the 2000 murder of the key witness in the case in Beverly Hills, and the subsequent murder and dismemberment of a neighbor in Galveston, Tex., Durst has consistently maintained his innocence, and remains a free man today. This unprecedented documentary event tracks Jarecki as he develops a relationship with Durst, unearthing thousands of pages of hidden documents, police files, key witnesses, never-before-seen footage and private prison recordings.

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Andrew Jarecki as PROD/DIR
Jason Blum as EP
Marc Smerling as PROD
Read more: Listings - JINX, THE: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST on HBO | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listin...#ixzz3RC1dX6OI

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6 episodes. If you ever saw the film with Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst "All Good Things", Robert Durst is who that film was inspired by.
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Re: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)

I will be watching this. Looks really interesting.
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Re: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)

Watched this with my wife, and both found it pretty entertaining.

Robert Durst looks really evil. His eyes look the ones they do in horror movies.

I'm interested in seeing how they are going to use 6 episodes for this.
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This was a gripping first episode, reminded me of the great true crime drama the staircase..

Really good so far..
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Anyone watching? This week's episode ended with a bombshell that is now the catalyst to the case being reopened:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/09/ny...ened.html?_r=0
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Yeah... man, that was freaking crazy. I mean, it certainly looks like the filmmakers cracked the case wide open, which is what they always hope to do in these types of situations, but never actually accomplish.
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Robert Durst is such an interesting character on screen, with that voice and his cadence and the twitchiness, if it was an actor doing all this it would seem over the top.

I'm looking forward to seeing his reaction when they bring up the envelope. How quick on his feet will he be because it certainly seems damming?
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Robert Durst, subject of the HBO documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, has been arrested in New Orleans for a Los Angeles murder.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...rged/24806525/
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That's one hell of a way to get a ratings boost
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What a finale! Holy crap!!!
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that was intense!
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Wow. What a dumb shit.
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I haven't watched the series but I've read a couple of articles about the confession.

Reading up on the case can someone give a brief account of how in the world he was found not guilty of killing the man he dismembered in Texas?
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wow, crazy stuff. I hope they find him guilty this time around. It must be terrible for the family of his first wife not knowing what happened to her all this time and see him remain free.
And eerie how much the niece looked almost exactly like her.
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I haven't watched the series but I've read a couple of articles about the confession.

Reading up on the case can someone give a brief account of how in the world he was found not guilty of killing the man he dismembered in Texas?
The defense focused on how Morris Black (the dismembered guy) was killed, not what happened after he was already dead (the dismemberment). Durst said the death was an accident in self defense, so he admitted to dismembering him, but not purposefully killing him. The jury found him not guilty as they couldn't disprove it wasn't in self defense.
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Some questionable timelines emerging on how long they had the confession, when they discovered it, and when they shared with police. Some people are saying they sat on the evidence and waited to give it to the police to time with their finale to drive viewership.
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Some questionable timelines emerging on how long they had the confession, when they discovered it, and when they shared with police. Some people are saying they sat on the evidence and waited to give it to the police to time with their finale to drive viewership.
That's what I was wondering about.

I wonder if they filmed that scene discussing the ethics of how to approach things after the fact.

But the recording is not an authorized wire tap or anything. It would be admissible in a court, correct? So they probably thought it would have no bearing. Yes it is damning, but...

Edit: I saw this... Jarecki says police have had the audio for months: http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeednews...ay#.rs2QWwk1go
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great series. why didn't they ask him where he put neighbor's head?
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great series. why didn't they ask him where he put neighbor's head?
Good one!

This guy is an unbelievable psychopath...
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Glad I watched this while it was airing, the NYTimes did sort of spoil it with their breaking news of his arrest.
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This is taking some interesting turns...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/...gp#.frVojV1x9l
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yeah, hopefully the filmmakers didn't do anything to mess up a conviction. Although I would hope they'd be extra careful seeing what Durst has gotten away with in the past.
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They got the wrong Durst!

The​ Associated Press sparked a slew​​ of Twitter memes and wisecracks on Monday when​ — in their report on the arrest of millionaire accused murderer Robert Durst​ — they ​mistakenly reported that the​ ​inspiration for the HBO true-crime series “The Jinx” was “the former Limp Bizkit frontman​,”​ who is named Fred Durst.​

“The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band,” reads a correction issued by the AP on Tuesday morning. “He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit.”

http://nypost.com/2015/03/17/ap-conf...ts-fred-durst/

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to be fair, Fred Durst has murdered music for years....
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to be fair, Fred Durst has murdered music for years....
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