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Cannes: NonStop rounds-up deals

21 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Acquisitions include Cannes Classics title Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words.

NonStop Entertainment has secured Nordic rights to documentary Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words, playing in Cannes Classics, and Scandinavian rights to Three Generations from Im Global, starring Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts and Elle Fanning.

Three Generations was recently sold to The Weinstein Company for $6m for North America.

It also has Scandinavia, Iceland and Baltics rights to Josh Mond’s Sundance-selected debut James White from Memento Film Sales and the opener to this year’s Un Certain Regard section, Naomi Kawase´s An, from MK2.

Stig Björkman’s Cannes Classics selected Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words from producer Mantaray Film, distributed by NonStop Entertainment in Scandinavia, Iceland, Baltics is set for an August 28 release in the territory, the day before Bergman’s centennial.

NonStop also took Experimenter, the Sundance movie starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder about the Standford prison experiments »

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The Top Ten Most Stressed-Out Characters in Movie History

19 May 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Stress kills, goes the old saying, and can cause a host of maladies before it does. Hypertension, heart disease and even Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding of the teeth, can be its unfortunate products. In that spirit, here are ten examples of stress in on-screen, and its most masterful portraits.

1. Jack LemmonSave the Tiger (1973)

Jack Lemmon took home a Best Actor Academy Award for his incendiary turn as Harry Stoner, a once-prosperous businessman who finds his carefully-tailored life crashing down around him. His garment business in downtown La is going bust, his marriage is dead in the water, and the crazy hippies who hitchhike on the Sunset Strip just don’t match his Ww II era sensibilities. When Harry decides to have his business “torched” for the insurance money, he goes on a self-destructive odyssey through early ‘70s La. His word association game with a cute »

- The Hollywood

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Ten Weddings and No Funerals: The Greatest Cinematic Nuptials

18 May 2015 5:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

There are few rituals in life more chaotic, confounding and magical than the wedding. Appropriately, marriages have provided the backdrop for many a story spun through the ages. Whether it’s sending out multitudes of wedding invitations, choosing the right dress, or whether to seat Aunt Mabel next to her second or fifth ex-husband at the reception, weddings both in life and on film are almost always guaranteed to bring forth a surge of emotions. Below are a few of our favorite cinematic nuptials:

1. The Searchers (1956)

John Ford’s western masterpiece is full of many iconic moments, not the least of which is one of the screen’s greatest knock-down, drag-out fights between Jeffrey Hunter and Ken Curtis for the hand of comely Vera Miles. Martin Scorsese loved this scene so much, he paid homage by having his characters watch it in Mean Streets (1973).

2. Rachel Getting Married »

- The Hollywood

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Le Conversazioni 2015 by Anne-Katrin Titze

10 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Stephen Sondheim and Joyce Carol Oates in conversation before Antonio Monda's Le Conversazioni Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Following his fall 2014 Le Conversazioni with Zadie Smith (White Teeth) and Patrick McGrath (Asylum and Spider), Antonio Monda invited Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen Sondheim to discuss films that influenced their lives and work.

Henry Hathaway's Niagara, Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull and Elia Kazan's On The Waterfront were chosen by Joyce Carol Oates.

George Stevens' The More The Merrier, Mike van Diem's Character (Karakter), Krzysztof Zanussi's The Contract and Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow Of A Doubt were picked by Stephen Sondheim.

Le Conversazioni and Rome Film Festival Artistic Director Antonio Monda Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Marilyn Monroe, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Hepburn, Jean Arthur, Walk Don't Run with Cary Grant, Privacy, Gene Hackman, West Side Story, Vertigo, The Rules Of The Game, Marlon Brando, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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In the Evening of the Day: Thom Andersen’s "The Thoughts That Once We Had"

8 May 2015 1:19 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

“Yet if you should forget me for a whileAnd afterwards remember, do not grieveFor if the darkness and corruption leaveA vestige of the thoughts that once we hadBetter by far you should forget and smileThan that you should remember and be sad.”—Christina Rossetti, Remember (1862)An opening title card from director Thom Andesen’s new feature film, The Thoughts That Once We Had, directly identifies the cinematic writings of philosopher Gilles Deleuze as the project's primary subject and inspiration. Deleuze’s two volumes on film, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image (1983) and Cinema 2: The Time-Image (1985), are today synonymous with a certain modernist school of thought that, while integrated in academia to such a degree as to be all but understood, remains quite radical. Unquestionably dense and provocatively pedantic, the French empiricist’s filmic texts integrate an array of theories and conceptualizations into a fairly delineated taxonomy, and are therefore fairly conducive »

- Jordan Cronk

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10 Most Polarising Actors Of All-Time

7 May 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There are some actors who most people tend to agree are unquestionably great: Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Tom Hanks, Spencer Tracy, Laurence Olivier, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck. When famous names like these crop up in conversations about the craft of acting, there are very few who would likely disagree over their talents.

That isn’t always the case, though. One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor, after all, and actors have long split public opinion. Movie-goers tend to thrive on the conflict derived from slating a popular actor, posing questions like: “Why does everybody think they’re so great?”

But there’s a fundamental difference between somebody saying that they love Gary Oldman and another person saying that they think Gary Oldman is a bit overrated – there are some actors who polarise audiences to the point at which the »

- Sam Hill

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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Watch: Robert De Niro’s Audition for ‘The Godfather’

30 April 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Watching Robert De Niro’s audition tape for “The Godfather,” it’s hard to remember the guy was an Off-Broadway actor pretty much unknown in Hollywood circles. In just a few moments, he presents a fully lived-in character, bouncing off the unseen reader with equal parts charm and cunning. He clearly belongs in the film’s universe. De Niro is so poised and natural in the role of Sonny Corleone, you almost forget the part eventually went to James Caan. He read for multiple characters in the film; director Francis Ford Coppola eventually decided to hold off and offer him the part of Vito Corleone—the younger version of Marlon Brando’s character—in “The Godfather Part II.” That movie, of course, made De Niro internationally recognizable and the first actor to win an Academy Award for speaking mainly a foreign language. To think it all started with this audition! »

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U.K.’s ‘Social Media’ Election Trumped by Old Media Coverage

29 April 2015 12:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It was hyped as the U.K.’s first-ever social-media general election, but the reality turned out to be rather different. When British voters go to the polls May 7, most are likely to have been informed by tuning in to old media coverage, including traditional TV newscasts, not Twitter or Facebook.

Twitter is an essential tool for journos, celebrities and other attention seekers, but still ignored by the vast majority of voters. Social media, however, is influential in pushing people to different news sources. Twitter spikes have been evident during key moments in the election campaign, often related to what’s happening on TV.

“Social media doesn’t operate in isolation, it is part of the whole ‘mashed up’ picture,” says Charlie Beckett, a former TV journalist who runs media think tank Polis at the London School of Economics.

With paid-for political advertising banned in the U.K., pols have »

- Steve Clarke

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‘Listen To Me Marlon’, ‘Prophet’s Prey’ To Get Theatrical Release Ahead Of Showtime Premieres

28 April 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sundance docs Listen To Me Marlon and Prophet’s Prey will roll out nationally in theaters ahead of their premieres on Showtime under the Showtime Documentary Films banner, the pay cabler said today. Stevan Riley-directed Listen To Me Marlon, a revealing look at Marlon Brando’s extensive personal audio archive, will open July 29 at Film Forum in New York, followed by a July 31 bow at The Landmark in Los Angeles, ahead of a nationwide roll out through summer and fall. Also… »

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‘Listen To Me Marlon’, ‘Prophet’s Prey’ To Get Theatrical Release Ahead Of Showtime Premieres

28 April 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sundance docs Listen To Me Marlon and Prophet’s Prey will roll out nationally in theaters ahead of their premieres on Showtime under the Showtime Documentary Films banner, the pay cabler said today. Stevan Riley-directed Listen To Me Marlon, a revealing look at Marlon Brando’s extensive personal audio archive, will open July 29 at Film Forum in New York, followed by a July 31 bow at The Landmark in Los Angeles, ahead of a nationwide roll out through summer and fall. Also… »

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Daily | Seventh Art, Film Parlato

26 April 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The new 24th issue of The Seventh Art features a video interview with Matt Porterfield, Hannah Gross and Deragh Campbell, the director and stars of I Used to Be Darker and a video essay on Ann Hui's Boat People. Also in today's roundup: The Paris Review on Better Call Saul and Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s Tales of Hoffmann, Criterion's Michael Koresky on Yasujiro Ozu's Walk Cheerfully, That Night’s Wife and Dragnet Girl, Salon on Elia Kazan's America America, the best of Carl Theodor Dreyer, David Thomson on Marlon Brando, news of forthcoming work by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, Marco Bellocchio and more. » - David Hudson »

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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

24 April 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »

- D. Zhea

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Win Tickets to the ‘Globe on Screen’ Julius Caesar at The Tivoli Theater in St. Louis

22 April 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Experience the thrill of watching theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe from the comfort of the Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Boulevard, in The Loop, St. Louis, Mo, 63130) thanks to ‘Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen’. These productions of Shakespeare’s plays are shown on the Tivoli’s big screen in their entirety, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the world famous Globe Theatre and these critically acclaimed performances. Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction of the theatre in which Shakespeare worked. With performances of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and new writing, productions play to over 300,000 people from around the world each summer.

We Are Movie Geeks has teamed up with the Tivoli Theater for a special giveaway! We have five pairs of tickets (a $30 value) for the first installment of ‘Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen’, which will be Julius Caesar. The date is next Thursday, April 30th and the show begins at 7pm.

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- Tom Stockman

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Jack Nicholson Facts: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Iconic Actor

22 April 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Let's hope Jack Nicholson has a pleasant birthday on Wednesday, or at least a less disturbing one than the birthday when pal Hunter S. Thompson showed up outside his house, turned on a spotlight, blasted a recording of a pig being eaten alive by bears, fired several rounds from his 9mm pistol, and (when the terrified actor and his kids refused to open the door) left an elk's heart on the doorstep.

Nicholson turns 78 on April 22, and even though he hasn't been in a movie for five years, he still looms large in our collective imaginations. Younger viewers know him from his flamboyant performances in "The Departed," "The Bucket List," "Something's Gotta Give," and "Anger Management," but his older films remain ubiquitous on TV as well, including "As Good as It Gets," "A Few Good Men," "Batman," "The Witches of Eastwick," "Terms of Endearment," "The Shining," and "Chinatown." A late bloomer, »

- Gary Susman

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From Actor to "Action!", Exploring the Debuts of 19 Actors-Turned-Directors

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Stunning 'James White,' Starring Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon, Heads for Awards Season

20 April 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Film Arcade will release "James White" theatrically this Fall followed by an awards campaign, which the La-based indie distributor promises to be "aggressive," for the career-topping work of Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon. No release date has been set. Based on writer/director Mond's real-life ordeal, this devastating drama hits like a brick through a windshield. Abbott, who left HBO's "Girls" to pursue film, is deeply affecting as a twenty-something alcoholic caught in arrested development, and eliciting concern from his best friend (Kid Cudi). He channels Marlon Brando as the self-destructive son of his strong-willed mother — played by a brutally committed and amazing Nixon — who is rapidly dying of cancer. Makenzie Leigh, Ron Livingston and David Call co-star. Read More: Cynthia Nixon on Facing Death in "James White" and the Hard Hours of "Sex and the City" "James White" comes from Borderline Films, »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Russell Crowe Really Wants To Do A Man Of Steel Prequel

17 April 2015 3:43 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Like Marlon Brando in the original Superman films, Russell Crowe played a key role in 2013.s Man of Steel as Superman.s Kryptonian father Jor-El. Even after launching his son to Earth before perishing on Krypton, his consciousness was able to tell Kal-El his origins and help him defeat General Zod. There hasn.t been any announcement on whether Jor-El will be seen in the DC Cinematic Universe again, but Crowe already has an idea of how he could return, and it involves exploring his character.s past. Crowe told MTV News that no one has talked to him about coming back, although since Jor-El died twice in Man of Steel (the real Kryptonian and the hologram version), he has trouble seeing how he could return. However, the actor did say he would be interested in doing a prequel about Jor-El.s life before Krypton exploded. Said Crowe: What sparked »

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The Fabric of Film: Tough Guy Wear

16 April 2015 2:06 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

In honour of The Times’ film critic Kevin Maher’s list of iconic movie rebels, we take a look at what it truly takes to make a tough guy in cinema.

What constitutes a tough guy, as in ‘man’, on film is usually a traditional interpretation of masculinity. There is always room for the sensitive hero in a sweater and slacks, but for those who watch movies as ingrained wish fulfilment, the sexy and sweaty man’s man needs suitable attire to reflect his personality. But it is not just about the garments themselves. A jacket is a jacket, but a leather jacket is a symbol. A wax jacket on the other hand is enlightened – the reformist hero.

Waxed cotton is fantastic stuff. Essentially it is a treated fabric, albeit one that needs regular re-covering to ensure longevity. The result is a lightweight, versatile material that, although not especially warm, »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Great Movie Characters: Tom Hagen

15 April 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

For the one person on the planet who's never see the Godfather films--spoilers Ahead.

Few characters in film history have displayed the cunning, charm and utter moral ambiguity as that of Tom Hagen, the Corleone family lawyer in Francis Coppola’s first two Godfather films. In Mario Puzo’s novel, as well as the film adaptation, it’s revealed that Hagen (played by Robert Duvall) was found living on the street as an 11 year-old by pre-teen Sonny Corleone (played in the film as an adult by James Caan) and unofficially adopted by Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) as one of their own. Puzo’s novel reveals that Don Vito never formally adopted Tom, as he felt it would have been disrespectful to the boy’s real family, who were torn apart by their father’s alcoholism.

Throughout both films, Hagen remains the voice of reason and rational thinking, »

- The Hollywood

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