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The Trial Of Haskell Wexler: Before His Death, The Great Cinematographer Stood Accused By His Union

7 December 2016 10:18 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Haskell Wexler, the two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer, fought for the rights of working men and women his entire life. But before he died last December, he was brought up on charges by his own union in the last big fight of his life – for safety on the set. This is the untold story of a Hollywood legend's battle against the union he loved to make the industry a safer place to work. "Brother Wexler," the letter from the Cinematographers Guild began. "You are hereby… »

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‘Network’ Turns 40: Here Are 3 Ways It Changed How We Understand News Media

2 December 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Because 2016 cares not for subtlety, this month marks the 40th anniversary of “Network.” Since its release in November 1976 to wide praise and an eventual heap of Oscars, director Sidney Lumet and writer Paddy Chayefsky’s excoriation of the exponentially money-driven, bottom-feeding tendencies of television news has only grown in renown, as each angry pundit updates the film’s library of prophecies about The State of Television Today.

With the ascent of an actual reality TV star to the U.S. Presidency following a broadcast news cycle that worked for everything but a dedication to public interest, it would seem that this depressing political season has reached the logical end of the film’s apocalyptic forecast, landing on a reality too absurd for even “Network” to dramatize: Howard Beale as President. However, as we reflect on what’s gone wrong with contemporary news media and political culture, it’s important to »

- Landon Palmer

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Warren Beatty Talks Hollywood Legends, Humanizing Howard Hughes and More in Career-Spanning IndieWire Interview

16 November 2016 10:08 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Last month, Warren Beatty hosted an Academy screening on the Fox lot for his new film, “Rules Don’t Apply.” The actor and Oscar-winning director cheerfully greeted new arrivals, but when he introduced his movie it was in his typically controlling fashion: “It’s not a Howard Hughes biopic!”

People can be forgiven for the mistake. Beatty, 79, has wanted to make a movie about the neurotic aerospace and movie mogul since 1973, when he noticed during a stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel that a room was always occupied by two crewcut men in dark suits. The self-protective movie star thought the hotel was spying on him, but a manager told Beatty that the men worked for Howard Hughes, who at the time reserved seven rooms, plus five private bungalows for his girls.

At the time, Beatty was working with Robert Towne on the Oscar-nominated script of “Shampoo” (1975). Hal Ashby directed »

- Anne Thompson

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Warren Beatty Talks Hollywood Legends, Humanizing Howard Hughes and More in Career-Spanning IndieWire Interview

16 November 2016 10:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last month, Warren Beatty hosted an Academy screening on the Fox lot for his new film, “Rules Don’t Apply.” The actor and Oscar-winning director cheerfully greeted new arrivals, but when he introduced his movie it was in his typically controlling fashion: “It’s not a Howard Hughes biopic!”

People can be forgiven for the mistake. Beatty, 79, has wanted to make a movie about the neurotic aerospace and movie mogul since 1973, when he noticed during a stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel that a room was always occupied by two crewcut men in dark suits. The self-protective movie star thought the hotel was spying on him, but a manager told Beatty that the men worked for Howard Hughes, who at the time reserved seven rooms, plus five private bungalows for his girls.

At the time, Beatty was working with Robert Towne on the Oscar-nominated script of “Shampoo” (1975). Hal Ashby directed »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Raging Bull’ Cinematographer: ‘Great Cinema Need Not Be Beautiful’

11 November 2016 3:04 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinematographer Michael Chapman, best-known for “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull,” and feted at Camerimage next week with a lifetime achievement award, advises young would-be master lensers that great cinema need not be beautiful.

Visual splendor can be “a terrible mistake,” says the former ‘50s-era New York beatnik and later freight brakeman. “It shouldn’t be beautiful — it should be appropriate.” And the most impressive visual images “are often things shot on people’s cell phones,” he adds, whether natural disasters or Isis atrocities.

That approach was key to Chapman’s breakout film as a young cinematographer, the now-iconic 1973 Hal Ashby pic “The Last Detail,” which followed two foul-mouthed sailors on a nonsensical cross-country assignment to hand over a young seaman to the brig.

The low-budget film, shot on street locations with available light, often “bars, railway stations and lunchrooms,” showed off an early-career Jack Nicholson “and maybe Jack’s best role in a weird way, »

- Will Tizard

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Awards Roundup: Robert De Niro to Be Honored at Chaplin Gala, Jon Favreau to Receive Cinema Audio Society Award and More

21 October 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.

Robert De Niro will receive the Chaplin Award at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 44th Chaplin Award Gala on May 8, 2017. The event will celebrate De Niro’s more than 40-year career in cinema and his championing of independent film through the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute.

Read More: Awards Roundup: Annette Bening to Receive AFI Tribute, Shirley MacLaine Honored With Lafca Award and More

“De Niro has long been such a legendary presence that one can overlook the remarkably fine-tuned craft and quality he has brought to his roles over his multi-decade career,” Lesli Klainberg, Executive Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, said in a statement. “If you watch his performances, from ‘Mean Streets’ and ‘The Godfather Part II’ to ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Awakenings’ and on to his more recent work »

- Graham Winfrey

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George Lucas Endows Haskell Wexler Chair In Documentary At USC School Of Cinematic Arts

28 September 2016 9:58 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The George Lucas Family Foundation has established the Haskell Wexler Endowed Chair in Documentary at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in honor of the documentarian and two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer. The first holder of the Wexler Chair is Michael Renov, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at Sca and a professor in the Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies. "Haskell Wexler wasn't just one kind of artist, he had many different interests and brought them all to… »

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Us Briefs: 'Lion', 'Aquarius' to screen at Los Cabos

27 September 2016 10:05 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Latin American premiere of Garth Davis’ Oscar season hopeful Lion will screen at the fifth Los Cabos International Film Festival, set to run in Mexico from November 9-13.

Kleber Mendonça Filho’s acclaimed Brazilian film Aquarius gets its Mexican premiere, as does Babak Anvari’s UK foreign language Oscar submission Under The Shadow.

Danis Tanovic’s Serbian Oscar contender Death In Sarajevo receives its Latin American premiere. Michael Dudok’s The Red Turtle also screens.

Vitagraph Films will open the aforementioned Aquarius in the Us on October 14 at the Arclight Cinemas Hollywood. Nationwide rollout will follow the October 14th debut. Sonia Braga stars as a feisty retired music critic caught up in a tense property redevelopment scheme. The Us premiere will take place at the New York Film Festival.The George Lucas Family Foundation has established the Haskell Wexler Endowed Chair in Documentary at the USC School Of Cinematic Arts. The first holder »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stakeout on Dope Street

24 September 2016 7:22 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

With a title like this you know it has to be good. Irvin Kershner got his start directing on this small-scale tale of kids and crime. Jonathan Haze and Abby Dalton are standouts in the cast, while the uncredited executive producer who put up the cash is said to have been Roger Corman. It's a beautiful widescreen transfer -- the film was one of the first features shot by Haskell Wexler, who is also uncredited. Stakeout on Dope Street DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1958 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date June 22, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Yale Wexler, Jonathon Haze, Morris Miller (Stever Marlo), Abby Dalton, Allen Kramer, Herman Rudin, Philip Mansour, Andrew J. Fenady, Herschel Bernardi, Coleman Francis. Cinematography Mark Jeffrey (Haskell Wexler) Film Editor Melvin Sloan Original Music Richard Markowitz Story and Screenplay by Andrew J. Fenady, Irvin Kershner, Irvin Schwartz Produced by Andrew J. Fenady Directed »

- Glenn Erickson

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Liz and Dick Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? This Weekend at Webster University

10 July 2016 5:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You are cordially invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games”

Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966) screens this Friday through Sunday (July 15th-17th) at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo 63119). The film begins each evening at 8:00. 

Director Mike Nichol’s Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?  a famous and shocking black comedy from 1966, is based on Edward Albee’s scandalous play of the same name. First performed in New York in October of 1962, it captured the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Tony Award for the 1962-63 season.

We are introduced to George (Richard Burton), a middle-aged history professor, and his acerbic wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor).The movie presents an all-night drinking bout of the couple, joined by a vacuous biology professor, Nick (George Seagal), and his wife, Honey (Sandy Dennis).Through the verbal torturing of one another, »

- Tom Stockman

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Pt 1: "What a Dump!"

21 June 2016 8:11 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games*

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Directed by Mike Nichols

Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the play by Edward Albee

Released by Warner Bros on June 22nd, 1966

Nominated for 13 Oscars, winning 5.

To celebrate the anniversary of this stone cold classic from 1966, Team Experience is revisiting the picture, tag team relay style, all week long as we did with Rebecca, Silence of the Lambs, and Thelma & Louise.

Pt 1 by Nathaniel R

50th Anniversary Four Part Mini Series 

When I was a young teenager, a multiplex opened about a half hour from my house that, like every multiplex, showed whatever movies were in wide release. But here was something novel and unfortunately not copied by every multiplex in the land thereafter: they devoted one of their screens exclusively to charity -- the charity of young cinephilia that is. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Ten Things I Learned At The 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival

7 May 2016 1:12 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Well, another year spent in the company of classic cinema curated by the TCM Classic Film Festival has come and gone, leaving me with several great experiences watching favorite films and ones I’d never before seen, some already cherished memories, and the usual weary bag of bones for a body in the aftermath. (I usually come down with something when I decompress post-festival and get back to the working week, and this year has been no exception.) There have now been seven TCMFFs since its inaugural run in 2010. I’ve been lucky enough to attend them all, and this time around I saw more movies than I ever have before—18 features zipping from auditorium to queue and back to auditorium like a gerbil in a tube maze. In order to make sure I got in to see everything I wanted to see, I had to make sure I was »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party,’ ‘Arabian Nights,’ ‘Virginia Woolf,’ and More

3 May 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Arabian Nights (Miguel Gomes)

In lauding Miguel Gomes‘ three-part, six-and-a-half hour behemoth, it’s perhaps important to consider his background as a critic. Not just in terms of the trilogy’s cinephilic engagement with Rossellini, Alonso, Oliveira, etc.; also in its defiant nature. While it’s easy to assign the trilogy certain humanist and satirical labels from the get-go and just praise these films for following through on them, Gomes continually seeks to mutate and complicate his of age-of-austerity saga. »

- TFS Staff

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

2 May 2016 9:07 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Stand back, watch the fur fly and don't forget to duck -- this is surely the most psychologically toxic play ever adapted for film. The legends Liz and Dick are terrific, and Mike Nichols conquers the screen in his first job of direction. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1966 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date May 3, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis. Cinematography Haskell Wexler Film Editor Sam O'Steen Original Music Alex North Written by Ernest Lehman from the play by Edward Albee Produced by Ernest Lehman Directed by Mike Nichols

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I remember what my reaction was, when I was younger, to movies adapted from plays: no matter how brilliant the dialogue, the thought of people standing around rooms talking was stultifying. Even for great epics and action pictures, I tended to go into a »

- Glenn Erickson

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AFI to Honor Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno With Honorary Degrees

2 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute will give Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino on June 15 at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Both will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony.

The degrees are an annual tradition; last year’s honorees were Angela Lansbury and Lawrence Kasdan. Past recipients include Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, Anne V. Coates, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Nora Ephron, James Earl Jones, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson, Haskell Wexler and John Williams.

Moreno won an Oscar for 1961’s “West Side Story” and is one of the few performers with an Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony). She was recently saluted at the Newport Beach Film Festival and her upcoming projects include a “One Day at a Time” reboot for Netflix. »

- Tim Gray

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Watch: Celebrate the Greatest Cinematography of All-Time With New Video Essay

28 April 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then there will never be a definitive list of the greatest cinematography, but for our money, one of the finest polls has been recently conducted on the matter. Our friend Scout Tafoya polled over 60 critics on Fandor, including some of us here, and the results can be found in a fantastic video essay below. Rather than the various wordless supercuts that crowd Vimeo, Tafoya wrestles with his thoughts on cinematography as we see the beautiful images overlaid from the top 12 choices.

“I’ve been thinking of the world cinematographically since high school,” Scout says. “Sometime around tenth grade I started looking out windows, at crowds of my peers, at the girls I had crushes on, and imagining the best way to film them. Lowlight, mini-dv or 35mm? Curious and washed out like the way Emmanuel Lubezki shot Y Tu Mamá También, »

- Jordan Raup

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Watch: Haskell Wexler and Others in Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use

13 April 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Robert Johnson, Jr. and Diane Carson’s Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use is a documentary about exactly what its title says it’s about.  Per the film’s website, the doc features “illustrative examples from nonfiction, fiction, and experimental films that use pre-existing footage, music and sound from other individuals’ creations,” while drawing upon a solid roster of lawyers, archival producers and other specialists in this often-muddy field. In this clip, the late Haskell Wexler discusses his strategy in using a Coors commercial in his documentary Who Needs Sleep?, followed by some interesting insights on the strategies used by 20 Feet from Stardom and Bowling for Columbine. […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Watch ‘Rosy-Fingered Dawn,’ a 90-Minute Documentary on Terrence Malick

22 March 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As the debate rages on if Terrence Malick‘s recent work matches up to his earlier output (we fall firmly on the side that it’ll be greater appreciated as time goes on), today we have a documentary that explores his process — although, as one might expect, there’s no sight of him across the 90 minutes. Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick, fittingly named after a description of the goddess of dawn, Aurora, premiered back in 2002 at the Venice Film Festival, but has been hard to find since then.

Hailing from Italy and directed by Luciano BarcaroliCarlo HintermannGerardo Panichi, and Daniele Villa, it focuses on the making of the three films that had been made then: Badlands, Days of Heaven, and The Thin Red Line. Featuring interviews with Jack Fisk, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Sam Shepart, Sissy SpacekBilly Weber, Haskell Wexler, Elias KoteasJim Caviezel, Ennio Morricone, »

- Jordan Raup

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Watch: 2016 Oscars In Memoriam Tribute

29 February 2016 7:06 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the Academy is taken to task every year for the folks they leave out of the In Memoriam segment (no love for Abe Vigoda?), they only have so much time, and this year, the minutes and seconds were played out by Dave Grohl's rendition of the Beatles' "Blackbird."  Read More: R.I.P. Albert Maysles (1926-2015) Leonard Nimoy, Alan Rickman, Vilmos Zsigmond, David Bowie, Albert Maysles, Haskell Wexler, and many more were among those who got a moment of remembrance in the sombre tribute reel. And overall, the Oscars thankfully didn't reinvent the wheel, letting the images and soundtrack do the emotional heavy lifting. Take a look below. [Mashable] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Bound For Glory | Blu-ray Review

23 February 2016 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Biopics are best when focused on segmented portions of emotional turmoil, professional escalation or some perfect combination of the two, rather than trying to collapse entire lives into just a couple hours time. Hal Ashby’s 1976 retelling of Woody Guthrie’s popular ascent from dust bowl deadbeat to socially conscious folk music figurehead in Bound For Glory coolly pursues the latter with genuinely endearing, authentic feeling results. With David Carradine aptly filling the role of the humbly charismatic, musically driven drifter and a fully stocked catalog of Guthrie songs adapted for the screen by Leonard Rosenman, Ashby’s oddly conventional mid-period picture was in competition for the Palme d’Or, but ultimately lost to Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s Padre Padrone.

The film was shot by the late, great Haskell Wexler the very same year he took over principal photography from Néstor Almendros on Malick’s golden glazed Days of Heaven »

- Jordan M. Smith

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