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12 items from 2016


Spain’s Gil Parrondo, a Two-Time Oscar Winner, Dies at 95

25 December 2016 4:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Spain’s Gil Parrondo, an Academy Award winning art director for “Patton” and “Nicholas and Alexandra,” died on Saturday in Madrid. He was 95. “He had no other illness than his age,” his nephew, Oscar Parrondo, told Spanish news agency EFE.

Given to one of Spain’s last links with its cinema of the 1930s, Parrondo’s two Oscars was the largest recognition for a generation of Spaniards who worked their way up the ranks to key crew positions as Hollywood brought its big budget productions to Spain, making avail of its scenery, highly competitive prices and dictator Francisco Franco’s opposition to   foreign companies repatriation of profits.

Born in Luarca in Spain’s northern Asturias on June 17, 1921, Parrondo’s big break came relatively early. He scored his first job on 1939’s “Los cuatro Robinsones,” assisting set decorator Sigfrido Burmann with whom he worked for 10 years, including on films by »

- John Hopewell

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Nine Deleted Subplots That Would Have Changed Entire Movies

26 August 2016 10:28 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Movies never end up as they were originally envisioned. For various reasons, directors often decide not to film a section of the shooting-script. Also, throughout the production and post-production process of filmmaking, the cutting-room floor becomes cluttered with scenes, plots or characters that were chosen for deletion. Sometimes, these deleted scenes or subplots would have changed the entire film. Here are 9 movies with abandoned storylines would have altered the way we look at the overall movie.  

 

The Cloverfield Monster was a young child: We never find out very much about the rampaging monster that attacks New York in Cloverfield. Where did it come from and why did it attack the city?  Jj Abrams has said that, in the original conception of the story, the creature was a child belonging to an ancient Lovecraftian race that lies sleeping in the depth of the ocean. A young child from this race is awoken by a crashing satellite. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Mr. Robot star Rami Malek joins Charlie Hunnam in Papillon remake

5 August 2016 5:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like director Michael Noer (Northwest) has secured its two leads for the upcoming Papillon remake, with Deadline reporting that Mr. Robot star Rami Malek is in talks to join Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) in the cast of the film.

Described as a “contemporary retelling” of Franklin J. Schaffner’s Oscar-nominated 1973 film, Papillon will see Malek in the Dustin Hoffman role of Louis Dega, while Hunnam will portray Henri Charriere, played by Steve McQueen in the original.

Based on the real-life memoirs of petty criminal Charriere, Papillon follows the relationship between the two felons as they hatch a plan to escape from a notorious French Guiana penal colony. The remake has been scripted by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), and is set to go into production next month.

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- Gary Collinson

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Newswire: Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam will break out of jail in the Papillon remake

3 August 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It’s exceedingly difficult to imagine that any sound-minded person has ever uttered a sentence along the lines of, “That Charlie Hunnam guy, he’s like a modern day Steve McQueen.” He might be a good-looking blonde on a motorcycle, but after nearly two decades in the business, the Sons Of Anarchy star is still far from being the exemplar of cool. Still, Deadline is reporting that he’ll be stepping into McQueen’s Golden Globe-nominated role as real-life Devil’s Island escapee Henri “Papillon” Charrière in the remake of Franklin J. Schaffner 1973 classic, Papillon.

Joining him in penal colony anguish will likely be Rami Malek as his less-cool counterfeiter prison buddy, which is actually some pretty decent casting. Dustin Hoffman played Louis Dega 43 years ago, and one could make a substantive argument that Malek is on his way to filling the modern-day Hoffman niche. Malek’s already ...

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- Dennis DiClaudio

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The Day of the Dolphin

24 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

1973’s The Day of the Dolphin was based on a French sci-fi thriller about talking dolphins involved in a plot to assassinate the president. Its Greenpeace Meets James Bond storyline managed to attract directors as disparate as Roman Polanski and Franklin Schaffner but the task eventually fell to Mike Nichols who enlisted his Graduate scribe Buck Henry to tap out the screenplay. Starring George C. Scott as a kind of water-logged Dr. Doolittle, Nichols described the Bahamas-set shoot as his “toughest” ever. Georges Delerue’s achingly lovely score was nominated for an Academy Award.

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- TFH Team

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DVD Review: "The Double Man" (1967) Starring Yul Brynner And Britt Ekland, Warner Archive Release

28 June 2016 3:32 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

The Warner Archive has released a slew of worthwhile 60s spy movies and TV series lately. Among the under-rated gems is The Double Man, a 1967 Cold War thriller starring Yul Brynner, who gives a powerful performance as American intelligence agent Dan Slater. His teenaged son is killed while skiing in Switzerland and Slater suspects it was actually murder. He finds he's been lured to Alps as part of a complex plot to kill him and replace him with an enemy agent with his identical facial features and characteristics. The plot was covered with moss even at the time since it formed the basis of a two-part Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode, The Double Affair, that was released theatrically the previous year as The Spy With My Face.  Still, this is a highly intelligent, gritty film with Brynner as the most hard-ass hero imaginable. Devoid of any humor, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Red Granite launches Charlie Hunnam's 'Papillon' remake

11 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Charlie Hunnam stars in the re-telling of the 1973 classic.

Red Granite International’s Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri have begun sales here on Papillon starring Charlie Hunnam.

The film is styled as a contemporary and gritty re-telling of Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1973 classic that starred Steve McQueen as Henri Charrière, a petty criminal sent to the notorious Devil’s Island penal colony in French Guiana after he is unjustly convicted of murder.

Charrière befriends a counterfeiter who offers to fund his escape in return for protection.

Danish director Michael Noer is lining up to start production outside the Us this summer from a script by Aaron Guzikowski. CAA represents Us rights to the classic adventure story.

Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi produce, while Dimbort and Mercuri are among the executive producers with David Koplan, Yan-Fischer-Romanovsky, Joshua D. Mauer, Terrence Chang and Martin Hellstern. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Us Briefs: 34th Street Films moves ahead on 'Top Of The Food Chain'

26 April 2016 9:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Turner to launch Svod service FilmStruck; and more…

Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films has hired Black List writers Jim Kehoe and Brian Kehoe to direct their R-rated action-comedy script Top Of The Food Chain.

The comedy is described as City Slickers meets The Revenant, replete with a huge, marauding bear.

Kay Cannon is preparing to direct The Kehoes’s Cherries with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg producing for Good Universe alongside Dmg Entertainment.

The Los Cabos Film Festival and Cannes Marché will present four Mexican films in post under the auspices of Los Cabos Goes To Cannes on May 15. The films are: Galopando Cine’s Carrion (Carroña) by Sebastián Hiriart; portmanteau The Bedroom (La Habitación) from Machete Films; EnAguas Cine’s The Darkest Days Of Us (Los Días Más Oscuros De Nosotras) by Astrid Rondero; and Spécola’s William, The New Judo Master (William, El Nuevo Maestro Del Judo) by Ricardo Silva.Starz Digital »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lesli Linka Glatter Honored by American Film Institute

26 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The American Film Institute has selected director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter as the recipient of its 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

Glatter is an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, and has worked on such TV series as “Homeland,” “Mad Men” and “Twin Peaks.”

The award is given to an AFI alum who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner, says AFI: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9.

Glatter has also been involved in the series “Freaks and Geeks,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Justified,” “The Walking Dead,” “The West Wing,” “The Leftovers,” “The Newsroom” and “Ray Donovan.”

Glatter’s honors include four Emmy Award nominations, a Producers Guild of America Award nomination as well as six Directors Guild »

- Dave McNary

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Lesli Linka Glatter Honored by American Film Institute

26 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute has selected director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter as the recipient of its 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

Glatter is an alumna of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, and has worked on such TV series as “Homeland,” “Mad Men” and “Twin Peaks.”

The award is given to an AFI alum who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner, says AFI: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place at the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Hollywood on June 9.

Glatter has also been involved in the series “Freaks and Geeks,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Justified,” “The Walking Dead,” “The West Wing,” “The Leftovers,” “The Newsroom” and “Ray Donovan.”

Glatter’s honors include four Emmy Award nominations, a Producers Guild of America Award nomination as well as six Directors Guild »

- Dave McNary

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Berlin: Universal Picks Up U.K. and Oz Rights to ‘ID2: Shadwell Army’ (Exclusive)

15 February 2016 3:51 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has picked up U.K. and Australian rights to “ID2: Shadwell Army,” the sequel to 1995 soccer hooliganism cult movie “I.D.” by Philip Davis. Venezuelan Joel Novoa (“God’s Slave”) helmed the pic from a screenplay by Vincent O’Connell. The drama is co-produced by Sally Hibbin, the long-time producer of Ken Loach, along with Patrick Cassavetti. Moviehouse Entertainment has kicked off rights sales to the rest of the world at the Berlinale’s European Film Market.

The pic tracks a police officer who goes undercover to infiltrate Shadwell’s revitalized hooligan element, and gets caught up in the political turmoil sparked by plans to build a mosque in the East London district.

Parallax East, Screen Yorkshire and Germany’s Post Republic co-produce.

Some cast members of the original pic have joined the cast in the sequel. These include Lee Ross, who played Gumbo, the most famous character from “I.D. »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Mysterious Island | Blu-ray Review

12 January 2016 8:05 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Fans of special effects icon Ray Harryhausen should rejoice at the remastering of 1961’s Mysterious Island, a sequel of sorts to Jules Verne’s more celebrated 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which had been memorably adapted by Richard Fleischer in 1954. Director Cy Endfield takes the reigns on this big budget spectacle which tends to suffer from a bout of sequel-itis as regards the bombastic fervor of gigantic, menacing creatures taking precedence over characterization or narrative energy. Still, the production quality does display the same sense of movie magic specific to a certain period of cinema where Harryhausen’s signature Dynamation would influence generations of future filmmakers.

During the 1865 siege of Richmond, Virginia, a handful of soldiers, both Union and Confederate, escape the stockade via a hot air balloon, ending up somewhere on a strange island in the Pacific Ocean. Captain Cyrus Harding (Michael Craig) more or less resumes control of the men, »

- Nicholas Bell

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