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SXSW 2012: The 8 biggest breakouts
What generated the most buzz in Austin? Here's a look at the film-music-tech festival's standouts, from soul rockers Alabama Shakes to the horror flick The Cabin in the Woods
SXSW 2012: This year's 8 biggest breakouts Michael Buckner/Getty Images
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outh by Southwest, the combination film-music-tech festival that takes place each spring in Austin, TX, has proven to be one of pop culture's most reliable launching grounds. Last year alone, the festival — better known as SXSW — premiered Bridesmaids and kickstarted pop-rockers Foster the People's hit streak. Now that the festival's over, here's a look at the movies, TV shows, and more that got people talking in Austin:

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