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7 items from 2014


Mel Brooks Basks in the Glory of ‘Young Frankenstein’ at the Academy

10 September 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After immortalizing a joke in the cement at the Tcl Chinese Theatre — with an extra finger on his left hand — Mel Brooks was in his usual feisty form Tuesday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to kick off a 40th anniversary screening of “Young Frankenstein.”

Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and producer Michael Gruskoff joined Leonard Maltin for a lively Q-and-a.

'Ok, Leonard – start the bullshit' – Mel Brooks following a standing ovation at the Academy—

Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) September 10, 2014

Brooks told the Sro crowd that the screening of the first cut — which came in at two-and-a-half hours — didn’t go well but credited himself and editor John C. Howard with key adjustments for the final 105-minute version.

'You've got to find the sit-down places for the audience to stop laughing' – Mel Brooks on editing 'Young Frankenstein'—

Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) September 10, 2014

Brooks contended »

- Dave McNary

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James Ellroy Will Write Film Noir Remake 'Laura'

26 August 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Celebrated crime author James Ellroy, whose books have been adapted into films such as L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, has signed on to write the screenplay for a remake of the 1944 film noir thriller Laura.

Otto Preminger directed Laura, which centered on a detective who falls for the woman whose murder he is investigating. Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price starred in the thriller, which was nominated for five Oscars, including Clifton Webb for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Otto Preminger for best director, with Joseph Lashelle winning the Oscar for Best Cinematography.

Stuart Till is serving as executive producer for Fox 2000, but the project doesn't have a director attached at this time.

Aside from his novels, James Ellroy has also written the screenplays for Street Kings and Rampart.

Laura was released October 11th, 1944 and stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, »

- MovieWeb

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Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78

9 May 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She was 78.

Shortly after producing her first TV movie, “Winner Take All,” starring Shirley Jones, for NBC, Malone joined 20th Century Fox’s TV department as director of TV development. Soon she was named vice president of television, becoming the first woman VP at a major studio. During her time at Fox, Malone co-founded Women in Film.

Malone was an actress for decades, appearing extensively on TV and on stage, before moving behind the camera and into the executive suite and continued acting even after doing so, including a supporting role in the 1973 Burt Reynolds starrer “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing.”

She joined Tomorrow Entertainment as a story analyst in 1971 and »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Pursued’ sees another dark past give chase to Robert Mitchum

7 March 2014 12:00 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Pursued

Written by Niven Busch

Directed Raoul Walsh

USA, 1947

In a small, dilapidated home in the middle of the New Mexico desert, the beautiful but worried Thor Callum (Theresa Wright) arrives to convene with her on-the-run lover Jeb Rand (Robert Mitchum). From whom or what he is fleeing is unclear at first, but he seems convinced that the conclusion to his arduous adventure is near. In the calm before the approaching storm, Jeb recounts the tale from the beginning to fill in Thor and the audience on all the details. As a child, Jeb is adopted by Thor’s mother (Judith Anderson) when the latter found him asleep and alone under a trapdoor in his home, the same place seen in the opening sequence. Unaware of how or why his family died, Jeb is haunted by mysterious visions of the eventful night through much of his life while living on »

- Edgar Chaput

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Alfred Hitchcock’s 10 Best Female Roles, In Honor of Kim Novak’s Birthday

13 February 2014 2:43 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Happy birthday to the glamorous Kim Novak, who is 81 today. It’s impossible to think of Novak without remembering her shock blonde super-coif in Vertigo (not to mention the way she werrrrrked Edith Head‘s form-sucking pencil skirts), and thus, it’s impossible to think of Novak without remembering the great female roles in Hitchcock movies. Here are my picks for the 10 best.

10. Miss Froy in The Lady Vanishes (Dame May Whitty)

This is sort of a gonzo first pick, but give it up: The Lady Vanishes rules and Dame May Whitty, with all her grandmotherly charms, is just a subversive ol’ hoot as the bad-ass spy who sets up the intrigue of the story. This is the kind of role Margaret Rutherford would win an Oscar for. You underestimate the depth of how much she kicks ass.

9. Marnie in Marnie (Tippi Hedren)

Is it wild? Oh, yes. Is it sometimes a little embarrassing? »

- Louis Virtel

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Beauty vs. Beast: An Introduction

12 February 2014 2:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Ja from Mnpp here with a fun new weekly game for us to play!

One of the reasons I love horror films is because more than most genres they give us the chance to see how movies can manipulate their audience into morally tricky identification territory. I find it fascinating, from a psychological standpoint, seeing how a master like say Alfred Hitchcock can use cinema to turn the simple act of mopping up a bathroom into widespread criminal complicity. Some times the bad guys are just so much more interesting than the good guys, ya know? So that's what this here series is about - I'm going to give you a film's protagonist and its antagonist, list a couple of their pros and their cons, and then you're gonna tell me whose team you're on. This week I give you...

Mrs. Danvers vs. The Second Mrs. de Winter in Rebecca »

- JA

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New Criminal Minds Season 9,Episode 15 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

6 February 2014 12:03 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New Criminal Minds season 9,episode 15 official spoilers,plotline revealed by CBS. Recently, CBS dished out the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Criminal Minds" episode 15 of season 9. The episode is entitled, "Mr. & Mrs. Anderson," and it sounds like things will get quite intriguing as the Bau crew takes a look into several new murders, and more. In the new,15th episode press release: The Bau are going to investigate a series of murders near Pittsburgh,focusing on unsurbs who are working as a team. Press release number 2: When the Bau investigates several murders in the Pittsburgh area, the team is going to search for a pair of UnSubs working as a team. Also, Garcia and Morgan will share their Valentine’s Day plans for their respective significant others. Guest stars will feature: Stephen Simon (Sam), Rochelle Aytes (Savannah), Ned Bellamy (Alan Anderson), Mary Mara (Judith Anderson), Wendy Davis »

- Eric

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