7 items from 2013
It's been a couple of years now since French director Michel Hazanavicius took the cinematic world by storm with this silent cinema homage, "The Artist." The box office hit and critical favorite took home five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin and Best Score for Ludovic Bource. Not a bad boost for a filmmaker who was previously best known for his spy movie spoofs, "Oss 117." Undoubtedly, expectations are going to be sky high on whatever he's working on next, but he's found a solution to keep the noise at bay: shoot in secret. Back in 2012, just before he'd take the stage at the Oscars, it was announced that Hazanavicius would be remaking Fred Zinnemann's 1948 post-war drama "The Search." The original involved a Czech mother and son looking for each other after surviving a concentration camp, but Hazanavicius has moved it to the present day, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Artist blew me away, and re-kindled a love for classic film with a reminder to where it all started, and how it all began in that fact. It’s now been announced that for the first time this Millennium, the Royal Albert Hall will open its doors for some very special end of year concerts to welcome 2014 in style.
Two years after it charmed the world with its nostalgic look at the golden days of the Hollywood silent film, The Artist heads to the great Hall on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31th December 2013, in its live concert version, making this the perfect end of year treat.
The multi award-winning film is dramatically brought to life on stage with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ernst Van Tiel, playing the soundtrack simultaneously with a high-definition screening of the film for an exclusive UK premiere.
Written and directed by Michael Hazanavicius »
- Dan Bullock
Kim Novak to attend Cannes 2013 Vertigo screening Kim Novak will be in attendance at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, festival organizers have announced. Novak will be present at a Cannes Classics screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 psychological thriller Vertigo, which has been recently restored. For all it’s worth, Vertigo was the top movie at the most recent (2012) Sight & Sound decennial poll of film critics and filmmakers. (Photo: Kim Novak Vertigo.) Vertigo was also a source of controversy in early 2012, when Kim Novak took out an ad in one of the trade publications claiming she felt she had been violated ("I want to report a rape") after finding bits from Bernard Herrmann’s Vertigo music in Ludovic Bource’s eventually Oscar-winning The Artist score. Besides the Vertigo screening, Kim Novak will also be a presenter at Cannes’ closing ceremony on Sunday, May 26. According to the festival’s press release, Novak first »
- Andre Soares
Paris – Legendary actress Kim Novak will be recognized as the guest of honor by the Cannes Film Festival this year, the organization announced Monday. The retired actress will attend the festival in honor of the restoration of her famous 1958 film, Vertigo. A restored version of Alfred Hitchcock's famous psychological thriller will be shown as part of the Cannes Classics series. In their announcement, the festival organizers called Vertigo Novak's "greatest performance." Novak made news last year when she compared hearing the score of Michel Hazanavicius' Oscar-winning film The Artist, in which composer Ludovic Bource borrowed extensively from Vertigo,
- Rhonda Richford
When The Artist was first released, many filmgoers were left bewildered and feeling cheated as they exited their movie theatres with the intention of acquiring full refunds because they were not informed that the film was a silent picture. Well, tough luck and it’s their own damn fault, I say. The critical reaction has been near-universal, as has the reviews from general fans who took the time to actually sit through the film without complaining. Few films have the power to elicit such emotions from its viewers, particularly a film that goes almost all of its playing time without vocal sound.
For those unaware – shame on you! – The Artist is the story of the decline of George Valentin, the rise of Peppy Miller and their undeclared love for each other. Set between 1927 and ’32, George Valentin, one of the great stars of silent cinema, slowly falls out of fashion and »
- Quinn Steers
The 55th Grammy Awards have arrived, and music's biggest night promises a ton of trophies, and hopefully some great live performances by today's hottest acts. Who has the best record of 2012? How about the year's best new artist? Stick with Zap2it throughout the night, as we continue updating the list of this year's winners!
All of the award categories are below, with the winners in bold.
Record of the Year"Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson"We Are Young" by Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, featuring Kimbra"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift
Song of the Year »
The 66th annual British Academy Film Awards are here! And there was much rejoicing.
We’re here at the Royal Opera House in London to bring you all the up to the minute news on who won, who looked really annoyed when they lost, and who knows what else will be in store for us tonight?
Lord Stephen of Fry is leading proceedings once again and I’ll be updating you fine people with the winners as they are announced.
The full list of awards and nominees can be found here, and as the awards are announced I’ll update the liveblog below with the nominees and the winners.
The ceremony is due to start at around 7pm and if you’re hungry for all the red carpeting then head over here to see the arrivals from around 5pm.
Updates will be added at the top…But not anymore as we’ve finished. »
- Jon Lyus
7 items from 2013
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