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Charlene McKenna is going from A.D. to B.C. (and the B.C. stands for Bear Cave).
The project — based on the first of Jean M. Auel’s six-book series — takes place more than 25,000 years ago, when Neanderthals shared the Earth with the first early modern humans and a band of cave »
It's fitting that Clint Eastwood and John Wayne both have the same birthday week. (Wayne, who died in 1979, was born May 26, 1907, while Eastwood turns 85 on May 31). After all, these two all-American actors' careers span the history of that most American of movie genres, the western.
Both iconic actors were top box office draws for decades, both seldom stretched from their familiar personas, and both played macho, conservative cowboy heroes who let their firearms do most of the talking. Each represented one of two very different strains of western, the traditional and the revisionist.
As a birthday present to Hollywood's biggest heroes of the Wild West, here are the top 57 westerns you need to see.
57. 'Meek's Cutoff' (2010)
Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt and her frequent leading lady, Michelle Williams, are the talents behind this sparse, docudrama about an 1845 wagon train whose Oregon Trail journey goes horribly awry. It's an intense »
- Gary Susman
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82 -- both subjects of the Oscar-winning movie "A Beautiful Mind" -- died Saturday, May 23 in a car crash in New Jersey. According to State Police, the taxi they were in lost control when trying to pass another car; it crashed into the guard rail and the Nashes were ejected from the taxi and pronounced dead at the scene.
Alicia was credited with saving John during his battle with schizophrenia, which was chronicled in Sylvia Nasar's biography "A Beautiful Mind" and adapted in the movie. The 2001 film was accused of revising history, but won Academy Awards for Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Jennifer Connelly; and Best Adapted Screenplay. Russell Crowe was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing John Nash.
Crowe reacted to the news of the Nashes' deaths in two tweets:
- Gina Carbone
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife Alicia Nash were both killed Saturday when their taxi crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86 and she was 82 years old. John and Alicia were passengers in a Ford Crown Victoria taxi when their vehicle attempted to pass a Chrysler and hit a guardrail. They were both ejected from the vehicle. The taxi driver sustained non life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle was treated for back and neck injuries. John was an instructor at MIT and earned the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, sharing the award with two other mathematicians. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia and attended Princeton University. John and Alicia married in 1957 and had a son, John. The couple divorced in 1963 but remained close before remarrying in 2001. John »
Nash, who was 86, was killed alongside his 82-year-old wife Alicia when their taxi crashed in New Jersey on Sunday (May 24).
"Their lives ended together in the same way that they lived," Grazer told Variety.
"Theirs was a such a brilliant collaboration. Alicia was so powerful in enabling him to have his moments of triumph.
"His life was really hard. The beauty came from the power of their love to create those triumphs."
Grazer also recalled the time he 'auditioned' for the couple before production on the film began.
"I asked them, 'When the movie is finished and you're in the theater watching it, what is your fantasy of the experience?'"
"Alicia responded by saying 'If the story is about love, we'll feel really comfortable'. And that idea »
“A Beautiful Mind” producer Brian Grazer was among many who were shocked by the news that Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey.
Grazer, who produced the Oscar-winning 2001 biopic directed by his Imagine Entertainment partner Ron Howard, realized that the end for the couple, while tragic, was in keeping with how they spent virtually every moment of their lives — together. Alicia was the grounding force that helped John overcome mental illness and other obstacles to articulating what proved to be innovative theories on incredibly complex topics.
“Their lives ended together in the same way that they lived,” Grazer told Variety. “Theirs was a such a brilliant collaboration. Alicia was so powerful in enabling him to have his moments of triumph. His life was really hard. The beauty came from the power of their love to create those triumphs. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Nobel prize-winning mathematician John F. Nash Jr., subject of Ron Howard’s Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, was killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey along with his wife, Alicia. Nash was 86. The couple had just returned to the Us from Norway, where Nash was awarded the Abel Prize by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The driver of their taxi lost control of the vehicle during an attempt to pass another car, hitting the guard rail and a third… »
Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia, subjects of the Oscar-winning 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind," were killed in a New Jersey automobile accident Sunday. They were 86 and 82 respectively. The car reportedly crashed into the guard rail, and the couple was ejected from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Rip Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story #ABeautifulMind — Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) May 24, 2015 The Nashes were portrayed by Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly in Ron Howard's film. Connelly won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar while the film also won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. "This is a great loss," Connelly said in a statement. "John and Alicia Nash were an inspiration and I have deep admiration for all that they accomplished in their lives. My thoughts are with their family." Nash is renowned »
- Kristopher Tapley
Most people outside of academia had no idea who John and Alicia Nash were before the tremendous A Beautiful Mind captivated audiences across the country in 2001. Count me among the captivated, as I have the Ron Howard masterpiece in my Top 10 movies of all-time ever since seeing it on opening night 14 years ago. So needless to say, the news today of the sudden and arbitrary deaths of the Nashes was incredibly shocking. »
- Joe Concha
John Nash, a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life story inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, and his wife Alicia Nash were killed in a taxi cab crash on Saturday in New Jersey. They were mourned online by Russell Crowe, who played the man in Ron Howard's 2001 film, which won four Oscars and earned the actor a nomination for his leading role. "Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family," Crowe said on Twitter on Sunday. "An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts." John, born, John Forbes Nash Jr., was 86 and his wife was 82. The two were riding in a taxi cab near the New Jersey Turnpike when their driver lost control of the Ford Crown Victoria »
John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and inspiration for A Beautiful Mind, died in a May 23rd car accident that also took the life of his wife Alicia. John Nash was 86 and Alicia Nash was 82. Nash's struggle with paranoid schizophrenia, as well as his wife's fortitude in confronting the disorder, was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film.
According to NJ.com, the Nashes were in the backseat of a taxi driving southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday when the driver lost control of the taxi and crashed into the guardrail, »
The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind has died in a car crash.
The 86-year-old Princeton University mathematician was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, which depicted Nash's struggles with schizophrenia as well as his groundbreaking work in game theory.
Crowe has tweeted his sympathies to Nash's family, saying he's "stunned" by the news.
Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family.
An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts. https://t.co/XF4V9MBwU4
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 24, 2015
He wrote: "Stunned... my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts."
The movie's director Ron Howard also paid tribute to the couple, writing: "It was an honour telling part of their story."
"John's remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, »
He was 86. Nash’s 82-year old wife, Alicia Nash, also died after a taxi that they were riding in crashed into a guard rail. A spokesman for the New Jersey state police did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but multiple reports state the Nashs were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the car.
Nash’s work in game theory, differential geometry, and other mathematical research were influential in economic, artificial intelligence, computer technology and a number of other fields. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize for his work in »
- Brent Lang
To celebrate the '90s classic's big birthday, we dive into Braveheart trivia to find out who nearly took on the role of William Wallace, the role originally earmarked for Sean Connery and which celebs count the Gibson flick among their all-time favourites.
1. Randall Wallace came up with the idea for the film while on holiday in Scotland in 1983. Visiting Edinburgh Castle, he asked a tour guide to tell him the story behind the statues of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The guide did just that, and the rest is movie history!
Real comedy still happens on late night, we can prove it. If you like Conan comedy gold, Fallon friendliness, cutesy Corden, list-making Letterman, kneedy Kimmel, and all the rest, I hope you’ll enjoy this column too.
Last night on late night, Tom Hanks and Dave talked dodging drones with Ron Howard, a “sex mathematician” explained hormones to Conan, Hugh Jackman and Nick Offerman were on The Tonight Show, Mariah Carey went on Kimmel, and The Men in Blazers broke down Premier League relegation battle drama.
Legendary actor and talk show guest Tom Hanks.
Hanks is adept with the selfie stick. Like, actually.
Hanks talks about being attacked by fake drones and having to act based on directorial yells in Inferno. The Late Show crew does a list of stuff they’ll miss from the show. Dave’s monologue on his retirement, Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, »
- Max Wood
As a veteran, two-time Oscar-winning actor, you.d think that there are very few things left that go on in front of a camera that are beyond Tom Hanks' comfort zone. However, on last night.s The Late Show with David Letterman, the actor humorously recalls a rather bizarre five hours on the set of the upcoming Inferno with a hilarious impression of the directorial stylings of one Ron Howard. Hanks. story on Letterman comes from the set of Inferno, the third film adaptation of Dan Brown.s Robert Langdon series that started with The Da Vinci Code, and illustrates a specific challenge in modern filmmaking, attempting to evoke emotional interactions with imaginary CGI elements that only exist in concept during shooting. The scene in question involves Hanks. Langdon and Felicity Jones. Dr. Sienna Brooks being chased in the majestic ancient hallways of Florence.s Palazzo Vecchio. However, the »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Hugh Jackman and Nick Offerman (looking Sharp without a mustache) were on "The Tonight Show" Monday night, and they played "Password" with Jimmy Fallon and Susan Sarandon (who wore a Rangers jersey). Hugh and Nick made the best team, and not just the best-looking. But they really did look good. In his sit-down interview, Hugh showed Jimmy the Aussie way to eat vegemite. He randomly broke out a toaster and demonstrated in a "public service announcement for Australia." Jimmy Fallon took a moment on "The Tonight Show" to thank David Letterman and wish him well in his retirement. He also showed a picture from his eighth grade yearbook, including »
- Gina Carbone
Lucky there’s a man who, positively can do, all the things that make us laugh and cry…
Additionally, nominees were announced for the inaugural “Most Bingeworthy” Award, among them American Horror Story: Freak Show, »
A bullish Andy Vajna has hailed the work of the Hungarian Film Fund in galvanizing film production in the country and “cleaning up the mess” left after the dissolution of the debt-ridden Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (Mmka).
The Terminator 3 and Die Hard With a Vengence producer also confimred he would stay at the helm of the Fund until at least 2018.
Holocaust drama Son Of Saul from young director Laszlo Nemes, riding high in Screen’s Cannes Competition critics’ poll, was developed and financed by the Fund. This follows on from the success another Fund-backed film, Kornél Mundruczó’s Un Certain Regard award winner White God enjoyed last year.
“We hope to continue trying to create films that provide interest for festivals and we are working very hard on create movies that work for audiences at home,” Vajna commented of the twin-pronged strtagey the Fund is pursuing.
“We have changed a little bit the world opinion about Hungarian »
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Existing film incentive enticed Ben-Hur, Zoolander and Spectre to Italy.
Italy has extended its successful 25% tax credit, first introduced in 2011 for film, to include television productions.
“Like the UK, TV fiction will also be covered by the credit in exactly the same way as it is applied to film, covering 25% of expenses incurred in Italy,” said Cinecittà Studios CEO Giuseppe Basso.
“The aim is to attract the high-profile TV productions which these days have budgets and aspirations on a par with feature films,” he added. “The tax credit law is enshrined in Italian law — there’s not time limit on its existence it’s here to stay.
Italy has seen a surge in incoming feature productions over the last 12 months following improvements to the original 2011 credit at the end of last year.
The changes raised the cap on support from $5.4m (€5m) to $10.7m (€10m) and made it per production company, rather than per »
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