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There aren't many Hollywood events where you might spot Hitchcockian goddess Tippi Hedren, Austrian cinematographer Christian Berger and legendary costume designer Ann Roth strolling the red carpet alongside the ravishing Diane Kruger (with date Joshua Jackson on her arm), the fierce Zoe Saldana, and (500) Days of Summer's fractious -- but pretty damn cute -- couple, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. But then there aren't many ceremonies like the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards -- an event expressly mounted to recognize the achievements of cinema craftsmen and professionals whose work is too often glossed over every awards season. »
Doubt has arrived on DVD from Miramax Home Video with a Director's Commentary from John Patrick Shanley, plus four featurettes: "Scoring Doubt," "The Cast of Doubt," "The Sisters of Charity," and "Doubt: From Stage to Screen." Here is Terry Keefe's in-depth interview with writer-director John Patrick Shanley which originally appeared in the December 2008 issue of Venice Magazine.
By Terry Keefe
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 21 years since John Patrick Shanley’s screenplay for Moonstruck made a whole generation of moviegoers want to move to Little Italy, marry Cher or Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello even, and look for the mythical Cosmo’s Moon. The young Shanley had already been having a good career run at that point, with a number of successful Off-Broadway plays, »
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Movie fans line up outside The Directors Guild Theater. (Photo: copyright Lee Pfeiffer/Cinema Retro)Alumni of a classic reunite: (L to R) John Barry, David V. Picker, Sylvia Miles, Jerome Hellman, Ann Roth and Adam Holender. (Photo: copyright Lee Pfeiffer/Cinema Retro)
By Lee Pfeiffer
Last night New York City became Hollywood-on-the-Hudson when The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a 40th anniversary screening of Midnight Cowboy at The Directors Guild Theater. It was an extraordinary evening on every level. The program is part of the Monday Nights with Oscar series, which was created by Patrick Harrison of A.M.P.A.S. For years, Harrison has presented some of the most unique and memorable classic movie events the city has seen - and last evening was no exception. For the Midnight Cowboy tribute, some key members of the creative production team were reunited for an on-stage »
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Cinema Retro has received the following press release from the A.M.P.A.S. New York office. Cinema Retro will cover this exciting and historic event and will post a report on the web site next week.
New York, NY – The 1969 Best Picture winner “Midnight Cowboy” will screen for New York audience as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Monday Nights with Oscar®” series on Monday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America Theatre in New York City. Academy Award®-winning producer Jerome Hellman will join Academy Award-nominated actress Sylvia Miles in a post-screening discussion. David V. Picker, the executive-in-charge at United Artist during the film’s development, will moderate the onstage conversation, which also will include actor Bob Balaban, cinematographer Adam Holender, composer John Barry and costumer designer Ann Roth.
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Slumdog Millionaire was nominated by the Costume Designers Guild today [src]. The end of the world is surely nigh.
It is written!
I blame Freida Pinto for being so beautiful in bright colors. It's surely her fault.
I once devoted a whole section of my website to costume designers I love their craft that much. Alas, I was lonely in that particular fascination. But they'll always hold a special place in my heart. The cinema (or at least the movie stars) would be naked without them. Here's the clothes the costumers dug most this year.
The Wrestler Amy Westcott Excuse me while I gnash my teeth at the absence of both Susan Lyall, who delivered a vibrant multiculti mishmash and terrific individual character work for Rachel Getting Married, and Jacqueline Durran, »
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(thanks to N8) Excellence in period film: Deborah Hopper for “Changeling” Jacqueline West for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Michael O’Connor for “The Duchess” Danny Glicker for “Milk” Albert Wolsky for “Revolutionary Road” Excellence in contemporary film: Laura Jean Shannon and Rebecca Bentjen for “Iron Man” Ann Roth for “Mamma Mia!” Patricia Field for “Sex and the City” Suttirat Larlarb for “Slumdog Millionaire” Amy Westcott for [...] »
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13 January 2009 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The red dress that Cate Blanchett's Daisy wears in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," the Joker's green vest in "The Dark Knight" and the ladies-who-lunch designer duds that Carrie and her pals sport in "Sex and the City" have caught the eye of the Costume Designers Guild, which announced nominations for its 11th annual awards Tuesday.
The Feb. 17 awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire will see five nominees vying in the period film category: "Changeling," costume designer Deborah Hopper; "Button," Jacqueline West; "The Duchess," Michael O'Connor; "Milk," Danny Glicker; and "Revolutionary Road," Albert Wolsky.
For contemporary film, the nominees are "Iron Man" (Laura Jean Shannon and Rebecca Bentjen), "Mamma Mia!" (Ann Roth), "Sex" (Patricia Field), "Slumdog Millionaire" (Suttirat Larlarb) and "The Wrestler" (Amy Westcott).
- By Gregg Kilday
7 items from 2009
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