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9 items from 2017


Today's 5: Hulk out with Joan Crawford, ol' sport!

10 May 2017 6:24 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Good morning film fans. Make today a good one. We'll help with suggestions as to mental memes and mood boosters for the day.

Five showbiz anniversaries of note today (May 10th) and how to honor each of them 

2013 The Great Gatsby opens in movie theaters. It's yet another hit for Baz Luhrmann and yet another Oscar-winning moment for his wife/collaborator Catherine Martin. It's also, to date, your only chance to see Leonardo DiCaprio in a pink suit.

In its honor today: Listen to that great soundtrack and annoy your friends by calling them "ol' sport" all day!

1977 Joan Crawford dies (as just dramatized on Feud's finale). But like all of the great film stars, she's immortal...

with Clark Gable in Chained (1934)

People have been trying to reduce her or count her out since she first became famous but she held on for decades with an iron grip »

- NATHANIEL R

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Secrets of The Silence of the Lambs: Inside the Making of Jonathan Demme’s Killer Horror Classic

26 April 2017 12:11 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Late director Jonathan Demme’s horror masterpiece The Silence of the Lambs was only the third movie to sweep “The Big Five” at the Academy Awards when it took home trophies for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the 1992 ceremony.

More than a quarter-century later, the first horror movie in history to win Best Picture remains a pop culture touchstone. The serial-killer thriller starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins earned more than $272 million worldwide, launched multiple sequels and a television series, and continues to spook new viewers — who may or may not watch with »

- Stephanie Petit

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From the People Archives: How Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs Was Made — and the Real Serial Killers That Inspired It

26 April 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Director Jonathan Demme, known for his hit movie The Silence of the Lambs, died Wednesday due to complications from esophageal cancer at the age of 73. Here, People takes a look back at a 1991 story on the making of Lambs and the real-life serial killers and FBI agents that inspired its unforgettable — and horrific — characters.

The cell door opens. Into a dank asylum basement steps Clarice Starling, the FBI trainee dispatched by her driven boss to interview the mad doctor. Clang! The door slams shut behind her. Simultaneously fearful and determined, she makes her way down the dark corridor to confront psychiatrist Dr. »

- People Staff

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Aussie producer enlists the stars of 'Creed', 'Cinderella' for first feature

5 March 2017 8:26 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Rachael Fung.

Young Aussie producer Rachael Fung has wrapped production on her first feature, Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson (Creed, Thor: Ragnarok) and Lily James (Cinderella).

Fung has been back and forth between the Us and Oz for years, having been accepted into New York University.s film and television program straight out of high school.

In her first semester, the Sydney native produced a radio drama in her audio class and was hooked..

.I ended up winning a small award for that radio drama and that was all the encouragement I needed to pursue producing full time,. she tells If..

Fung spent the first few years after graduation working on shorts and music videos before landing a job at Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.s company, Bazmark..

.I worked there for four years developing my business and management skills as a producer and they were incredibly supportive when I »

- Harry Windsor

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Young Aussie producer enlists the stars of 'Creed', 'Cinderella' for first featu

5 March 2017 8:26 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Rachael Fung.

Young Aussie producer Rachael Fung has wrapped production on her first feature, Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson (Creed, Thor: Ragnarok) and Lily James (Cinderella).

Fung has been back and forth between the Us and Oz for years, having been accepted into New York University.s film and television program straight out of high school.

In her first semester, the Sydney native produced a radio drama in her audio class and was hooked..

.I ended up winning a small award for that radio drama and that was all the encouragement I needed to pursue producing full time,. she tells If..

Fung spent the first few years after graduation working on shorts and music videos before landing a job at Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.s company, Bazmark..

.I worked there for four years developing my business and management skills as a producer and they were incredibly supportive when I »

- Harry Windsor

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Applications open for 2017 Heath Ledger Scholarship

21 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australians in Film has opened applications for the ninth annual Heath Ledger Scholarship.

Established in memory of Ledger, the prize is awarded to an emerging Aussie actor between aged between 18-35 years. The recipient will receive Us$10,000 and two return airfares to La.

Last year's winner, Ashleigh Cummings stars in the upcoming Kiwi feature Pork Pie, distributed by StudioCanal later this year.

Other past winners include Anna McGahan, set to star in Foxtel.s Picnic at Hanging Rock, Ryan Corr (Mary Magdalene, The Water Diviner, Holding the Man), James Mackay (The Dressmaker, Hacksaw Ridge, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and Bella Heathcote (Fifty Shades Darker, Dark Shadows, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

AiF board member and Heath.s sister Kate Ledger said the scholarship was close to the heart. .

.Seeing the struggles that Heath went through in making that transition with his international career and knowing »

- Staff Writer

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‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moana’ Win Mpse Golden Reel Awards

20 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” earned the top two sound editing awards Sunday night at the 64th Mpse Golden Reel Awards, while Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” and Disney’s “Moana” took musical and animation honors.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble” and “Warcraft: The Beginning” won for documentary and score.

Hacksaw Ridge” now becomes the favorite to beat “La La Land” in the Oscar battle.

TV winners included “Westworld” (for both long form and short form FX/Foley), “The Night of” “Part 1 The Beach,” “Penny Dreadful III” “Ebb Tide,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again,” and “Mozart in the Jungle.”

The Filmmaker and Career Achievement Awards were presented to Guillermo del Toro and Harry Cohen.

64th Mpse Golden Reel Award Highlights:

Best Sound Editing In Feature Film – Dialogue / Adr

Hacksaw Ridge

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- Bill Desowitz

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G'Day USA gala dinner: stars joke about Trump and each other – in pictures

28 January 2017 11:59 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The G’Day USA program aims to bring together industry leaders and key influencers in government, business, tourism, academia, and the arts, culminating in a gala dinner at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event comes complete with a red carpet to showcase some of Australia’s most recognisable exports in the creative arts, as well as a few ‘honorary Aussies’. Actor Ben Mendelsohn, costume designer Catherine Martin and television producer David Hill were honoured at the dinner

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- Guardian Staff

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Cate Shortland’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ Starring Teresa Palmer Is An Unbearably Intense, Slow Burn Thriller [Sundance Review]

22 January 2017 6:29 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Berlin Syndrome” is a different kind of serial-killer thriller: one that slows the predator/prey process down in order to focus on the clinical and psychological details. Imagine a version of “The Silence Of The Lambs” that’s entirely about Buffalo Bill and Catherine Martin, the woman he traps in his pit. More importantly, imagine if the post-‘Lambs’ wave of movies about murderous madmen cared more about the would-be victims than their tormentors.

Continue reading Cate Shortland’s ‘Berlin Syndrome’ Starring Teresa Palmer Is An Unbearably Intense, Slow Burn Thriller [Sundance Review] at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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