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The 10 Best Journalism Movies

30 October 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The movie journalist is always caught up in scandal, gossip and invasions of privacy. Though plenty of movies have been made about authors, poets, and other writers, the physical act of writing and editing rarely makes it into Hollywood journalism. Thankfully, the more sensational aspects of media have made for scathing satire and commentary, loathsome anti-heroes, and pulpy, investigative reporting that the camera loves.

This week’s Nightcrawler features Jake Gyllenhaal as a crime journalist in L.A., but he’s more Travis Bickle than Anderson Cooper. Even other films released this year have fit the template of being more about something else than actually about journalism, from a theater critic in Birdman trying to destroy Riggan Thompson’s career to Jeremy Renner in Kill the Messenger about how noble voices get squashed.

The best movies about journalism are more than the newsroom politics, so in honor of Nightcrawler’s release, »

- Brian Welk

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Gale Anne Hurd To Receive 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award

29 October 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Filmmaker Gale Anne Hurd will receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America made the announcement today.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”

Gale Anne Hurd is one of the entertainment industry’s most esteemed producers of Academy Award-winning films and Emmy Award-winning programs that shatter box office and ratings records.

Hurd worked on Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond The Stars and went on »

- Michelle McCue

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Gale Anne Hurd in PGA lifetime honour

29 October 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gale Anne Hurd will receive the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. 

The award will be presented at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 24 2015 in Los Angeles.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honour in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild Of America.”

Previous winners of the Selznick award include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg and last year’s recipients Michael G Wilson & Barbara Broccoli.

Hurd’s credits include The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Armageddon, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Gale Anne Hurd Tapped for Producers Guild’s Selznick Award

29 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Producers Guild of America has selected Gale Anne Hurd to receive the 2015 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures.

The award will be presented to Hurd at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on  Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

“I am humbled to be mentioned in the same breath as the legendary producer David O. Selznick, and to receive an award in his name is truly an honor in and of itself,” said Hurd. “But even more important to me is the recognition it represents from my esteemed peers and colleagues at the Producers Guild of America.”

Previous winners include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg and the most recent recipients Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli.

Hurd produced and co-wrote “The Terminator” three decades »

- Dave McNary

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Nightcrawler | Review

27 October 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

While the City Sleeps: Gyllenhaal Gets His Money Shot in Gilroy’s Debut

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyably witty criticism of modern exploitative media tactics taken to a new extreme than Dan Gilroy’s viciously adept directorial debut, Nightcrawler. Humanity’s morbid curiosity with the grisly, disturbing, and depraved happenings in the world around us has long tainted the art of journalism and mass media, and has thus been depicted for ages already in the cinema. Gilroy’s film owes as much to Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole (1951) as it does Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976), upping the action ante with the growing Gilroy stamp (his brother directed Michael Clayton and the last Bourne film). And yet, it’s an excitingly well written dark hearted treatise with a vitriolic little statement all its own, a glorious new love letter to the seedy underside of Los Angeles, »

- Nicholas Bell

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This Week on Stage: 'Disgraced' is anything but, Keira Knightley preps her Broadway debut

25 October 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

We were all hoping that the London production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour would mark Keira Knightley's Broadway debut (she got great reviews in 2011 starring opposite Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss), but we'll take her however we can get her. Next fall, she will make her Broadway debut in Roundabout Theatre Company's adaptation of the tragic novel Thérèse Raquin, continuing with Knightley's affinity for period dramas. In other news, Big Brother standout Frankie J. Grande (the bro of another famous Grande, Ariana) will take on a supporting role in Rock of Ages for two months beginning Nov. »

- Jason Clark

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Daily | Beavers, Hanks, Mackenzie

21 October 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In today's roundup of news and views: David Phelps on Robert Beavers, Richard Kelly on Brad Bird and Ratatouille, Todd Haynes on his forthcoming Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, a new short story by Tom Hanks, Glenn Heath Jr. on David Mackenzie, an interview with Mike Hoolboom, more from Reverse Shot on Martin Scorsese, Glenn Kenny on Bill Morrison, Julianne Moore's interview with Sarah Paulson, Charles Isherwood on a play about Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler writing Double Indemnity, Richard Brody on Alain Resnais's Muriel, remembering Oscar de la Renta, Misty Upham and more. » - David Hudson »

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Vincent Kartheiser on Playing Billy Wilder Onstage and Closing Out Mad Men

21 October 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Now that Mad Men has wrapped filming the second half of its final season, Vincent Kartheiser has time for pursuits that allow him to keep his natural hairline. Starting this week, he'll swap Pete Campbell's deliciously Waspy accent for an Austrian one: He's playing Billy Wilder in the new Billy & Ray — about the director's time making the noir classic Double Indemnity with Raymond Chandler — Off Broadway at the Vineyard Theater (Garry Marshall directs). Kartheiser spoke to Vulture about his leotard-wearing, theater-kid past and the end of the road for Pete Campbell. (You can listen to a portion of the interview over at The Frame, Southern California Public Radio's new arts and entertainment show.) I was just reading the headlines of past interviews we’ve done with you. They include “You Cannot Make Vincent Kartheiser Buy a Car.”Bought one. Bought two! “Vincent Kartheiser Has Some Unique Methods by Which »

- Rebecca Milzoff

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The Best of “Movie Poster of the Day,” Part 8

17 October 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Italian poster for Confidential Agent (Herman Shumlin, USA, 1945). Artist: Luigi Martinati (1893-1984).

The most popular poster I’ve posted on  Tumblr in the past three months—and actually the second most “liked” poster I’ve posted in the three years I’ve been doing this—was this Italian design by the great Luigi Martinati for a lesser known Lauren Bacall vehicle, but one in which the late star was unusually front and center. (You can see more of Bacall’s posters here.)

The rest of the top twenty are a wild variety of old (three for films from the 1920s, no less) and new (two 2014 releases). I was especially pleased to see Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch’s superb 1967 design for a Festival of Young German Film get such attention. A lot of other design greats are featured: Saul Bass, the Stenberg brothers, Macario Gomez, Karl Oskar Blase and Josef Fenneker. And »

- Adrian Curry

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The 31 Best Chick Flicks on Netflix Right Now

16 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Why bother going out to the multiplex when the movies you want to see are on Netflix? Whether it's a classic weepie like "An Affair to Remember," an Audrey Hepburn movie, a Jane Austen favorite or "Clueless" (again), here are some of the best chick flicks streaming on Netflix right now. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Going on 30" (2004)

Who doesn't love a good time-traveling romantic comedy, especially one with a big "Thriller" dance showstopper?

2. "An Affair to Remember" (1957)

The classic romantic weepie (as referenced in "Sleepless in Seattle"), starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as lovers whom fate cruelly tears apart.

3. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)

Audrey Hepburn was never lovelier (or naughtier) than as Holly Golightly, a trendy New Yorker with a complicated love life and a cat called, well, Cat.

4. "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" (2004)

The sequel finds Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in Thailand, where she's tempted to stray with ex »

- Sharon Knolle

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Diplomatic talk, part 2 by Anne-Katrin Titze

15 October 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

André Dussollier as Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling: "On the other hand, Nordling needs the General…"

Volker Schlöndorff discusses more Diplomacy, the link to Josephine Baker and André Dussollier in Alain Resnais' On Connaît La Chanson, The Ninth Day, Billy Wilder's comedy of manners, whether or not he has an Emperor Waltz in his past and Ernst Lubitsch, Walter Reisch, Conrad Veidt and Alma Hitchcock's blackout training.

Based on Cyril Gély's play Diplomatie, which starred Niels Arestrup as German General Dietrich von Choltitz and André Dussollier as Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling on stage in Paris, Schlöndorff, with the actors recreating their roles, shows us an intimate portrait of two men at odds, dueling with more than their lives at stake.

Niels Arestrup as General Dietrich von Choltitz and André Dussollier as consul-general Raoul Nordling, in Volker Schlöndorff's gripping Diplomacy (Diplomatie)

Anne-Katrin Titze: In Diplomacy you have a scene »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Robert Redford to receive Film Society of Lincoln Center's Charlie Chaplin Award

11 October 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

He may have missed that Oscar nomination in January for "Bob on a Boat" — aka, "All is Lost" — but Robert Redford will be collecting some more hardware this year after all. The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that the 77-year-old industry legend will be honored at the 42nd annual Chaplin Award Gala. The event, which will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015, will celebrate Redford's long and distinguished filmmaking career, as well as his work as an environmentalist and founder of the Sundance Film Festival and Institute. Notable recipients of the award — which was first presented in 1972 to its namesake, Charlie Chaplin — include Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand and Martin Scorsese. "The Board is thrilled to have Robert Redford as the next recipient of the Chaplin Award," Fslc Board Chairman Ann Tenenbaum said. "Not only is he an internationally known and loved actor, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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AFI To Honor Steve Martin With 43rd Life Achievement Award

3 October 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Steve Martin with the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Martin at a gala tribute in Los Angeles, CA on June 4, 2015.

The 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award tribute special will return for its third year on TNT when it airs in June 2015, followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

Steve Martin is an American original,” said Stringer. “From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands tall among the great figures in this American art form, he is a multi-layered creative force bound by neither convention nor caution. His work is defined by him alone, for he is the author – and a national treasure whose work has stuck with us »

- Melissa Thompson

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Steve Martin To Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

3 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Steve Martin has been named recipient of the highly prestigious AFI Life Achievement Award to be presented June 4th and aired on TNT and later on sister network TCM.  After generally reserving this coveted prize to actors and directors who made their mark in dramatic films this is second time in the past three years that the American Film Institute has decided to lighten things up by giving their award to a person who made their mark in comedy.  And it has paid off.  Mel Brooks got the honor in 2013 and it resulted not only in a hilarious and memorable evening, it got higher ratings and brought the AFI special its first Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special  in August.  But Martin is the first recipient who actually started and made their reputation as a stand up comic. And his films beginning with The Jerk  and continuing with such modern comedy »

- Pete Hammond

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New York Film Fest: ‘Maps to the Stars’ Gets Laughs But No Oscar Campaign

29 September 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

After Billy Wilder screened his Hollywood send-up Sunset Blvd. for an industry crowd prior to the film’s release, the lights in the theater came up and Louis B. Mayer reportedly shouted at him, in front of a room full of A-listers, “You have disgraced the industry that made and fed you! You should be tarred and feathered and run out of Hollywood!” Wilder calmly walked over to him and replied, “Go fuck yourself.”

With Maps to the Stars, which screened at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday night as part of the New York Film Festival, David Cronenberg — another revered filmmaker who was born outside of America and who has always looked a bit askance at Hollywood and opted to make all of his films so far in his native Canada — has made a satire of his own about the film colony and more »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Film Noir and Western Leading Lady Audrey Long, Widow of The Saint Author Charteris, Dead at 92

24 September 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Audrey Long, actress in B film noirs and Westerns, and widow of author Leslie Charteris, dead at 92 (photo: Audrey Long publicity shot ca. late '40s) Actress Audrey Long, a leading lady in mostly B crime dramas and Westerns of the '40s and early '50s, and the widow of The Saint creator Leslie Charteris, died "after a long illness" on September 19, 2014, in Virginia Water, Surrey, England. Long was 92. Her death was first reported by Ian Dickerson on the website LeslieCharteris.com. Born on April 14 (some sources claim April 12), 1922, in Orlando, Florida, Audrey Long was the daughter of an English-born Episcopal minister, who later became a U.S. Navy Chaplain. Her early years were spent moving about North America, in addition to some time in Honolulu. According to Dickerson's Audrey Long tribute on the Leslie Charteris site, following acting lessons with coach Dorothea Johnson, whose pupils had also included »

- Andre Soares

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Bruce Wagner Tells the Dark Story of Writing Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars'

22 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

But together, Cronenberg and Wagner, along with Cannes Best Actress winner Julianne Moore and her excellently creepy costars Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams and Robert Pattinson make this black void somehow feel sinister and real. In a recent Guardian op-ed, Wagner opened up about the famed script's thwarted journey, how Oliver Stone inadvertently pushed him into writing it, why this isn't "a satire" and why "Maps to the Stars" is a dead serious ghost story. "The thought of an industry satire makes me want to vomit." Wagner grew up on the fringes of Hollywood, working at bookstores, as a limo driver for celebrities including Orson Welles ("the prospect of sitting next to him for hours was suddenly and inexplicably stressful"), an ambulance driver, a would-be actor and a pencil-pusher at Paramount, where "Maps" got its start. -"In my early 30s, Oliver Stone introduced me to Billy Wilder. I’ll never forget my frisson. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Emma Thompson On Her Writing Process: A Yoga Mat, A Hoover, & Lots Of Crying

20 September 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Quirky is possibly the best word to describe Emma Thompson‘s BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture, hilariously delivered tonight in London. It included a physical demonstration of her writing process; pearls of wisdom shared with the filmmaker attendees; and an anecdote about how a period sketch she wrote featuring a Victorian-era virgin encountering a penis led to her penning Sense And Sensibility.

The event, a Thompson-directed variation on a regular series of screenwriter conversations, continued a mini-season of high-wattage names visiting the British Academy, which started with James Schamus on Thursday and David Fincher on Friday. And Thompson tapped her acting and sketch comedy background to give the sell-out crowd a good show.

She was already on stage as the audience started filing in, dressed down in denim overalls and a thick navy coat so that few noticed her at first. She sat barefoot at a tiny writing desk, and in between scribbling on a notepad, »

- Joe Utichi, Special To Deadline

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Emma Thompson Talks Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Gender Differences

20 September 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Emma Thompson discussed her screenwriting process, differences between the genders and her appreciation for Clint Eastwood and Billy Wilder at a BAFTA and BFI screenwriters lecture in London on Saturday night.‎ Eastwood has always been "a great hero" of hers, she said. "I grew up on westerns." Since she grew up watching them with her father every night, she said "I was very much influenced by that form." Speaking at the BFI Southbank location, she recalled when she won an Oscar for her work in Howards End (1992), while Eastwood won for Unforgiven. She said the actor put his

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- Georg Szalai

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Watch: 42-Minute Documentary 'Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity: A Look Back' Featuring William Friedkin

18 September 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are thrillers, there is film noir, there are procedurals and then there's Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity." His smoldering adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novella set the bar for all the aforementioned genres, with enough heat and sexual tension for two movies. And if you need a reminder of just how good this film is, let William Friedkin tell you. The director, along with a handful of other film experts and writers, take viewers through the making of the movie in this 42-minute documentary "Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity: A Look Back." It's a great examination of the path the film took, from serialized story to landing on Wilder's desk. It also gets into the film's ending, which differs from the book, and elaborates on an alternate finale that wasn't used. If you don't know that piece of film lore, we won't spoil it here, but it's fascinating stuff. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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