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Meeting the Meyerowitzes by Anne-Katrin Titze

‪Rebecca Miller‬ on being in Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected): "It's not like I'm going to start acting now. I just did it because of Noah." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected), a highlight of the New York Film Festival, has a terrific ensemble cast including Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, Ben Stiller, Grace Van Patten, Judd Hirsch, Candice Bergen, Michael Chernus, and Rebecca Miller.

Rebecca Miller, whose documentary on her father, Arthur Miller: Writer, is also screening during this year's festival, took on the role of Loretta (named after Loretta Young or Loretta Lynn, we wondered, and if Maureen came from Maureen O'Hara) in her friend Noah Baumbach's latest. Adam Sandler is Danny, one of the Meyerowitz sons.

Rebecca Miller‬: "It was great to work with Adam Sandler. He is just such a wonderful performer,
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Best Shot: The Parent Trap (1961)

The weirdest thing happened to me this week. My life and plans were entirely thrown off when I discovered I had an identical twin in... no, no. That's what's happened to Hayley Mills. I have no such excuse other than that life has proven very complicated lately. I will. will. will. return to former blogging glory soon. Until then... please enjoy these fine articles on my favorite movie when I was a wee thing, Disney's The Parent Trap (1961)

The Entertainment Junkie

Jason Henson writes...

Running parallel to the twins' attempts to mend their broken family is an examination of why it fell apart in the first place. It's here that, for a family film, The Parent Trap entertains some complex ideas about marriage...

Film Actually

Shane Slater chose the same scene and writes...

Maureen O'Hara's Maggie is indeed the most fascinating character in "The Parent Trap"

and how's this for crazy.
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Edwards Pt 2: The Pink Panther Sequels and Famous Silent Film Era Step-grandfather Director

'The Pink Panther' with Peter Sellers: Blake Edwards' 1963 comedy hit and its many sequels revolve around one of the most iconic film characters of the 20th century: clueless, thick-accented Inspector Clouseau – in some quarters surely deemed politically incorrect, or 'insensitive,' despite the lack of brown face make-up à la Sellers' clueless Indian guest in Edwards' 'The Party.' 'The Pink Panther' movies [1] There were a total of eight big-screen Pink Panther movies co-written and directed by Blake Edwards, most of them starring Peter Sellers – even after his death in 1980. Edwards was also one of the producers of every (direct) Pink Panther sequel, from A Shot in the Dark to Curse of the Pink Panther. Despite its iconic lead character, the last three movies in the Pink Panther franchise were box office bombs. Two of these, The Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther, were co-written by Edwards' son,
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Rushes. Tribeca Awards, "The Godfather" Reunion, John Ford Updated, May Day

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWS Ricky D'Ambrose, who has made several excellent video interviews with directors for the Notebook, is kickstarting his feature debut, Notes on an Appearance. Above is a beguiling, cryptic teaser for the project. The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped last week (read our coverage) and the many awards have been announced, including Keep the Change for U.S. Narrative, Son of Sofia for International Narrative, Bobby Jene for Documentary, and Treehugger : Wawona for the immersive storytelling Storyscapes Award.Recommended VIEWINGSpeaking of Tribeca, the festival hosted a The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II reunion and on-stage conversation with director Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and more. Lucky for us, they broadcast and recorded the whole thing.Bill and Turner Ross's stellar documentary 45365, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW in 2009, is now free to stream online.
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Review: Alfred Hitchcock's "Jamaica Inn" (1939) Starring Charles Laughton And Maureen O'Hara; Blu-ray Special Edition UK Edition

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By Tim Greaves

Not the most beloved entry in Alfred Hitchcock's cinematic oeuvre – by either audiences in general or the director himself – 1939's Jamaica Inn (based on a Daphne du Maurier novel first published three years earlier) is nevertheless a serviceable enough piece of drama, which perhaps finds its most ideal place nowadays as an undemanding rainy Sunday afternoon programmer.

Following the death of her mother, Mary Yellen (Maureen O'Hara) travels from Ireland to England intending to take up residence with her relatives at their Cornish hostelry the Jamaica Inn. After an unexpected detour, which on face value proves beneficial when she makes the acquaintance of local squire and magistrate Sir Humphrey Pengallan (Charles Laughton), Mary arrives at her destination to find her browbeaten Aunt Patience (Maria Ney) living in fear of a tyrannical husband, the brutish Joss Merlyn (Leslie Banks). It also transpires that the Inn is the
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Who Should Receive Honorary Oscars Next?

We're about one month away from the announcement of this year's Honorary Oscar recipients. They're usuallly announced at the end of August for a November Governor's Awards ceremony. This year's ceremony will be on November 12th. Last year rumors circled that it was Doris Day's turn but that didn't turn out to be accurate. For the past two years, The Film Experience has tried to make up for the dearth of movie site reporting about the Oscar Honorary careers (beyond the sharing of press releases / YouTube videos of their speeches) with mini-retrospectives so we're always hoping they'll choose well to give us wonderful careers to discuss right here. 

Let's reprint a list of worthies we shared a year or so ago, with a few adjustments, in case any of the elites in the Academy are undecided about who to put forth or get behind for these coveted honors.


James Ivory
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‘Les Cowboys’ Review: This Contemporary Remake Of ‘The Searchers’ Is Shooting Blanks

‘Les Cowboys’ Review: This Contemporary Remake Of ‘The Searchers’ Is Shooting Blanks
It’s hard to blame Thomas Bidegain for thinking that a contemporary remake of “The Searchers” might be a good idea. After all, the same virulent otherness that pumped through John Ford’s classic Western is at the heart of the Islamophobia that plagues modern Europe, and has percolated beneath the surface of its cinema since at least “The Battle of Algiers.” The recent attacks in Paris and Belgium, neither of which occurred until long after “Les Cowboys” was in the can, only serve to add a greater sense of urgency to Bidegain’s film, a vigilante tale whose wayward white hero is stymied by the same cultural divide that terrorists sacrifice their lives in order to deepen and expand.

But Bidegain’s update, however clever and opportunistic it might be, inevitably runs into a problem that didn’t affect the original: It’s not directed by John Ford.

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SAG Awards Honor David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Other Late Stars in Emotional In Memoriam

SAG Awards Honor David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Other Late Stars in Emotional In Memoriam
The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards said goodbye to stars we've lost during the past year during its annual In Memoriam segment. "My dear friend David Bowie once said, 'All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is,' " said Susan Sarandon while introducing the segment Saturday night. "Those words resonate when we've lost someone who made a special impact on us." The emotional tribute acknowledged some of the most beloved onscreen talent. • Check out People's full 2016 SAG Awards coverage and complete winners list! Some of the iconic actors
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'Godfather' Traitor Dead at 94 – More Than Three Decades After His (Exaggerated) Obit Came Out

'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda. 'The Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda dead at 94; reports of his death in the early 1980s were greatly exaggerated Actor Abe Vigoda, little-known internationally – despite a supporting role in The Godfather – but popular in the U.S. as a result of the 1970s television series Barney Miller and of an erroneous 1982 People magazine obit, died in his sleep at his daughter's home in Woodland Park, New Jersey, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, '15. The cause of death seems to have been old age. Vigoda (born on Feb. 24, 1921, in New York City) was 94. 'The Godfather' Following a long stint on the stage – on Broadway (The Man in the Glass Booth, Marat/Sade) and elsewhere – Vigoda landed the role of Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) ally-turned-traitor Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's multiple Oscar-winning 1972 adaptation of Mario Puzo's bestseller The Godfather. “I'm really not a Mafia person,
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In Memoriam: 20 Stars We Lost in 2015

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In Memoriam: 20 Stars We Lost in 2015
In 2015, we had to say goodbye to celebrities from the world of entertainment, sports, and literature. We lost music icon B.B. King, Hollywood legend Maureen O'Hara, and famed film director Wes Craven. Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away in July, just three years after her mother Whitney Houston's untimely death, and we also bid farewell to sports commentators Stuart Scott and Frank Gifford. Read on to look back on the stars who sadly passed away this year.
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John Ford's 1950 John Wayne Western 'Rio Grande' To Screen as 65th Anniversary Tribute to Maureen O'Hara (Trailer)

John Ford's 1950 John Wayne Western 'Rio Grande' To Screen as 65th Anniversary Tribute to Maureen O'Hara (Trailer)
As a tribute to the late Maureen O’Hara, Laemmle's Royal Theatre in Los Angeles will screen Republic's "Rio Grande," the final chapter in director John Ford’s Cavalry trilogy (after Rko's "Fort Apache" and "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon"), on January 12 at 7 pm. While it looks like a Western, complete with Apache attacks, "Rio Grande" is also a delicately acted intimate family drama, as estranged husband and wife Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke (Wayne) and Kathleen Yorke (O'Hara) reunite on the Texas frontier (Ford shot in Monument Valley), where the mother pursues her son Jeff Yorke (Claude Jarman, Jr.) after he signs up to prove himself as a soldier in the cavalry battalion led by his father. Read More: Maureen O'Hara and the Road to the Academy Governors Awards While Ford wanted to make "The Quiet Man" with Wayne, Republic insisted that he first deliver the presumably more commercial "Rio Grande,
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DVD Savant 2015 Favored Disc Roundup

or, Savant picks The Most Impressive Discs of 2015

This is the actual view from Savant Central, looking due North.

What a year! I was able to take one very nice trip back East too see Washington D.C. for the first time, or at least as much as two days' walking in the hot sun and then cool rain would allow. Back home in Los Angeles, we've had a year of extreme drought -- my lawn is looking patriotically ratty -- and we're expecting something called El Niño, that's supposed to be just shy of Old-Testament build-me-an-ark intensity. We withstood heat waves like those in Day the Earth Caught Fire, and now we'll get the storms part. This has been a wild year for DVD Savant, which is still a little unsettled. DVDtalk has been very patient and generous, and so have Stuart Galbraith & Joe Dante; so far everything
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Best of the Week: Scorsese's $70 Million Short, Ranking Pixar, Oscar Chances for 'The Martian,' Box Office Massacre, More

Best of the Week: Scorsese's $70 Million Short, Ranking Pixar, Oscar Chances for 'The Martian,' Box Office Massacre, More
Arthouse Audit: 'Suffragette' Latest Oscar Hopeful to Get Smacked by Studio Behemoths 'Burnt,' with Bradley Cooper, Is Hot Garbage (Review and Roundup) Dream Casting the All-Female 'Ocean's Eleven' Remake, Starring Sandra Bullock Espn Nixes Grantland as the Post-Simmons Era Continues First Look: Ben Affleck's Long-Awaited Gangster Drama, 'Live By Night' How Sarah Gavron Picked Her 'Suffragette' How to Scare Yourself Sh*tless This Halloween: A Viewer's Guide (Video) How They Dressed for Survival and Empowerment in 'Suffragette' Martin Scorsese Loads Up His Burgeoning Slate, Renews Paramount Deal Maureen O'Hara and the Road to the Academy Governors Awards Ridley Scott and 'The Martian' Head for Multiple Oscars (Exclusive Video) Study: Female Directors Employ Up to 6 Times More Women Writers, Editors, and Cinematographers Than Male Directors Toh! Ranks Pixar's Films from Best to Worst Top 10 Takeaways: Why This Weekend Was a Box Office Horror Story 'Undateable,
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Last Year's Honorary Academy Award Recipient O'Hara Gets TCM Tribute

Maureen O'Hara: Queen of Technicolor. Maureen O'Hara movies: TCM tribute Veteran actress and Honorary Oscar recipient Maureen O'Hara, who died at age 95 on Oct. 24, '15, in Boise, Idaho, will be remembered by Turner Classic Movies with a 24-hour film tribute on Friday, Nov. 20. At one point known as “The Queen of Technicolor” – alongside “Eastern” star Maria Montez – the red-headed O'Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons on Aug. 17, 1920, in Ranelagh, County Dublin) was featured in more than 50 movies from 1938 to 1971 – in addition to one brief 1991 comeback (Chris Columbus' Only the Lonely). Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne Setting any hint of modesty aside, Maureen O'Hara wrote in her 2004 autobiography (with John Nicoletti), 'Tis Herself, that “I was the only leading lady big enough and tough enough for John Wayne.” Wayne, for his part, once said (as quoted in 'Tis Herself): There's only one woman who has been my friend over the
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Weekly Rushes. 28 October 2015

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Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film." will be a queen wherevever you walk": an immortal description of Maureen O'Hara from John Ford's How Green Was My Valley. O'Hara passed away over the weekend and Keyframe has gathered tributes.Above: An alternative animated poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun from Fikr’et Calisiyor, Gökhan Yücel, and Ufuk Atan.Above: Review, a new short film by one of America's best up-and-coming independent directors, Dustin Guy Defa.According to The Onion, the MPAA has finally added a new rating to its troublesome and controversial system, this one perhaps the most usable of all: to warn audience of films not based on existing works."The word cinematic gets thrown around a lot in relation to ambitious TV. You hear that a particular show is very cinematic,
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TCM to Pay Tribute to Milestone Films, the Late Maureen O'Hara in November

TCM to Pay Tribute to Milestone Films, the Late Maureen O'Hara in November
Next month, Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the 25th anniversary of essential distributor Milestone Film & Video and honor the late, great Irish actress Maureen O'Hara, who died Saturday at 95, with two must-see slates of special programming. Read More: "Maureen O'Hara and the Road to the Academy Governors Awards" First, on Nov. 12, TCM devotes an entire evening to Milestone, founded by the husband-and-wife team of Dennis Doros and Amy Heller in their one-bedroom New York apartment in 1990. In recent years, the company has turned its attention to restoring and releasing "forgotten" films from black, gay, and women filmmakers to both film and digital formats—including such groundbreaking films as Charles Burnett’s "Killer of Sheep," Luchino Visconti’s "Rocco and His Brothers," and Kathleen Collins’ "Losing Ground." Among the highlights of TCM's programming is the television premiere of Shirley Clarke's "The...
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Maureen O'Hara 1920-2015

Maureen O'Hara 1920-2015
Maureen O’Hara, an actress whose career stretched beyond film and television to the world of business, has died at the age of 95.O’Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons to Charles and Marguerite in Dublin in 1920, showed an aptitude for acting from a young age. She began training in drama, music and dance at the age of six, learning stage craft at the Abbey Theatre from 14. Her experience led to a screen test with a film studio in London, but despite a failure there, she was spotted by actor Charles Laughton, who saw star quality in her.Laughton, along with business partner Erich Pommer, offered her a contract with their company Mayflower Pictures, resulting in her film debut in 1938 in two films, The Playboy and Little Miss Molly. But she scored her first big role (and a surname) change with Jamaica Inn, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Delighted with her performance in the film,
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Maureen O'Hara, Irish-born star of The Quiet Man and more, dies aged 95

Actor worked with John Wayne and John Ford in a number of filmsManager says Irish-born star died in her sleep at Idaho home

The actor Maureen O’Hara has died, her manager said on Saturday. She was 95.

O’Hara, who was born Maureen FitzSimons in Dublin in 1920, starred in John Ford’s 1941 Oscar-winning drama How Green Was My Valley, set in Wales, and The Quiet Man, Ford’s Irish-set 1952 film that starred John Wayne.

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Maureen O’Hara, Fiery Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 95

Maureen O’Hara, Fiery Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 95
Maureen O'Hara, the Irish actress who starred in a slew of American films including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Quiet Man” and “The Parent Trap” and one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s golden age, died on Saturday at home in Boise, Idaho. She was 95.

With her faint Irish accent, bright red hair and air of independence, she was often described as “fiery,” but that implies she was a one-note personality; in truth, she was a real actress who displayed her versatility in such works as “How Green Was My Valley” and Carol Reed’s “Our Man in Havana.” She worked with directors ranging from Alfred Hitchcock to Chris Columbus, but is best remembered for her works with John Ford, particularly in her pairings with John Wayne, such as “Quiet Man.”

She was one of the few Wayne co-stars who could prove his match in screen presence.
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Maureen O'Hara dies at 95 by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-10-24 18:43:45

Maureen O'Hara in Our Man In Havana with Alec Guinness. Photo: Courtesy of London Film Festival Miracle On 34th Street star Maureen O'Hara has died at age 95.

The Irish-born redhead – whose films included How Green Was My Valley, Our Man In Havana Jamaica Inn and The Quiet Man - died in her sleep her home in Boise, Idaho, her manager Johnny Nicoletti said.

O'Hara made a move to Hollywood in 1939 after success in Britain and became known for starring alongside John Wayne, who said of the actress: "She's a great guy. I've had many friends, and I prefer the company of men. Except for Maureen O'Hara."

O'Hara - who wrote a biography entitled 'Tis Herself - was awarded an honorary Oscar earlier this year.

Her family said in a statement: "Her characters were feisty and fearless, just as she was in real life. She was also proudly Irish and spent
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