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L.A. Film Critics to Honor Editor Anne V. Coates

10 October 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Academy Award-winning film editor Anne V. Coates will receive the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.’s award for career achievement, the group announced on Saturday. She is the second editor to receive a lifetime honor from the L.A. critics, after the late Dede Allen in 1999.

The British-born Coates, 89, began her career splicing together religious short films for church tours — a job that she received with the help of her uncle, the film producer and entrepreneur J. Arthur Rank, who hoped that she would lose interest in the industry. Instead, she eventually became an assistant film editor at London’s Pinewood Studios.

Coates received her first editing credit on Noel Langley’s “The Pickwick Papers” (1952), a full decade before she would win the Oscar for cutting David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962). In addition to its impressive balance of imposing desert landscapes and vivid human drama (culled from some 31 miles »

- Justin Chang

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New on Video: ‘Odd Man Out’

22 April 2015 5:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Odd Man Out

Written by F.L. Green and R.C. Sherriff

Directed by Carol Reed

UK, 1947

Directed by Carol Reed and presented by the legendary J. Arthur Rank, both of whom were at the height of their careers with still more great films to come, Odd Man Out is one of the pinnacle achievements in post-war British cinema. And with James Mason in the lead, a major British star at the time, the film had everything going for it: superb direction, a solid screenplay, terrific performances, and stunning cinematography by Robert Krasker. The final result was named best film of the year by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and was chosen as one of the ten best films of 1947 by the National Board of Review. Certainly, Odd Man Out was widely seen and well regarded in its time. But now, with a newly released Criterion Blu-ray of the picture, »

- Jeremy Carr

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

9 January 2015 8:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the son of a fiercely independent-minded Hollywood mogul and the producer of many independent films in his own right including “Mystic Pizza” and studio hits including “Master and Commander,” died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88. His son John Goldwyn told the New York Times he died of congestive heart failure.

Goldwyn Jr. received his final credit as a producer, together with son John and others, on Fox’s long-gestating remake of the Goldwyn Sr.-produced classic “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” starring and directed by Ben Stiller and released in December 2013.

The courtly and soft-spoken scion was known for shepherding independent and foreign films and got his start in documentary filmmaking, in contrast to his brash father, who made his way from a youth of poverty in Poland to a partner in MGM.

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- Carmel Dagan

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