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Peter Shaffer Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘Amadeus’ Writer Was 90

6 June 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sir Peter Shaffer, the English playwright and screenwriter who scored an Oscar for Amadeus and a nomination for Equus, died today in a hospice in County Cork, Ireland. He was 90. Shaffer wrote at least 18 plays including Amadeus, Equus and The Royal Hunt of the Sun, the last of which was the first show produced by the UK’s National Theatre company in 1964. The first cast of his next work, 1965’s Black Comedy, featured Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Albert Finney. Amadeus… »

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Review: 'The Dresser' Pays Loving Homage to the Theatre Without Forgetting It's a Film

30 May 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There are movies that exist only to highlight the towering work of their performers, and then there are films like "The Dresser." A play by Ronald Harwood first staged in 1980 and re-envisioned for the silver screen in 1983 with Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay, the feature-length appreciation of the theatre — with an eye toward the actors willingly indentured to it — functions almost surprisingly well as a meta-narrative on aging, acting and the differing perspectives on the importance of both. With Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen digging into the meaty roles in front of them, there's plenty of juice for the audience to savor, even if each viewer digests "The Dresser" differently. Considering its history, both on stage and now with two filmed versions, "The Dresser" could have easily gone the other way. Harwood's play has always walked a fine line between doing service to the script (and thus the art form it honors) and satirizing it, »

- Ben Travers

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Review: 'The Dresser' Pays Loving Homage to the Theatre Without Forgetting It's a Film

30 May 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There are movies that exist only to highlight the towering work of their performers, and then there are films like "The Dresser." A play by Ronald Harwood first staged in 1980 and re-envisioned for the silver screen in 1983 with Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay, the feature-length appreciation of the theatre — with an eye toward the actors willingly indentured to it — functions almost surprisingly well as a meta-narrative on aging, acting and the differing perspectives on the importance of both. With Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen digging into the meaty roles in front of them, there's plenty of juice for the audience to savor, even if each viewer digests "The Dresser" differently. Considering its history, both on stage and now with two filmed versions, "The Dresser" could have easily gone the other way. Harwood's play has always walked a fine line between doing service to the script (and thus the art form it honors) and satirizing it, »

- Ben Travers

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Great Double Features I’Ve Seen #1: Smokey And The Bandit (1977) And Convoy (1978)

12 March 2016 11:50 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

(This is the first in an occasional series in which I remember some of the best double features I’ve been lucky enough to see projected in a theater.)

The New Beverly Cinema, the oldest surviving revival theater in Los Angeles, has this week dished up a time-capsule glimpse into America’s popular obsession with Cb, or citizen’s band, radio and the largely mythological outlaw trucker culture through which it crackled. If you’re of a certain age (mine), and you ever cruised around town or down the highway jabbering to friends and strangers on an open channel frequency (I did—my handle was The Godfather!), given the opportunity I don’t see how you could possibly resist the chance to see the ultimate trucker-cb action-comedy pairing, Hal Needham’s Smokey and the Bandit and Sam Peckinpah’s Convoy. (I couldn’t!) As of this writing, the morning of »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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'Fargo': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Coen Brothers' Classic

7 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Has it really been 20 years since the release of "Fargo?" Yah, you betcha.

The snowbound crime comedy-drama, released March 8, 1996, marked the first mainstream smash for Joel and Ethan Coen. It also gave Frances McDormand and William H. Macy their signature roles, spawned the acclaimed FX drama series, and sparked a brief fad that had everyone talking with exaggerated Minne-soh-ta accents.

Still, two decades after the film's debut, there's still a lot of confusion about what in "Fargo" was truth, what was fiction, and what was an elaborate in-joke. Here, then, are the far-fetched facts behind the film.1. The opening title card claims the movie is based on a true story, but in fact, it's almost completely fictional. There was, however, a real-life crime with some superficial similarities. The victim was Helle Crafts, a Connecticut woman who disappeared in 1986. Her husband was ultimately convicted of her murder; investigators determined that he'd »

- Gary Susman

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Finney and Hepburn are Two For The Road January 30th at The Hi-Pointe

22 January 2016 7:18 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Two For The Road screens at 10:30am Saturday morning, January 30th at The Hi-Pointe Theater (1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117). Admission is $10 and this is a fundraiser sponsored by the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society Alliance.

Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn star in director Stanley Donen’s Two For The Road, which uses multiple parallel flashbacks to chronicle a couples’ 12-year marriage. The marriage in the present is falling apart as their love for one another dissolves. As they drive through the back roads of France they relive two other times in their lives when the same trip was made under much better circumstances. The cinematic trick of jumping from one road trip to the other is expertly handled. Hepburn and Finney are both terrific in the film. And the movie, released in 1967, captures the mood of the 60s before Nam, the Counterculture, and radical politics so altered the landscape. »

- Tom Stockman

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Brian Bedford, Master Stage Actor and Voice of Robin Hood, Dead at 80

13 January 2016 11:47 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Brian Bedford, the British stage veteran whose masterly performances and interpretations of classical roles captivated Canadian and American audiences for decades, died Wednesday in Santa Barbara. The 80-year-old had battled cancer for two-and-a-half years, according to a Stratford rep, who also told the Canadian Press that doctors had been "astounded by his will to live." Born in Yorkshire, Bedford shared Royal Academy classrooms with the likes of Peter O'Toole and Albert Finney, before embarking on an acting career that would span nearly 60 years and take him to theaters overseas. In southwestern Ontario, Bedford acted and directed for 29 seasons at Canada's famous Stratford fest, where he would develop his proclivity for the classics and perform the works of Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Molière, among others. Stateside he took turns in 18 Broadway productions, winning a Best Actor Tony in 1971 for Molière's The School for Wives and nabbing nominations six »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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