10 items from 2013
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in partnership with Bulgari, is pleased to announce a global celebration fit for a queen to commemorate Cleopatra’s 50th anniversary and pay tribute to the enduring legacy of its stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the historical epic shot on 70mm film took home four Academy Awards and was the highest grossing films of 1963 earning more than $57 million in its initial release. Cleopatra infamously cost an unprecedented $42 million to make (equivalent to over $300 million today) and was racked with scandal as the onscreen love affair between Cleopatra (Taylor) and Mark Antony (Burton) spilled over into real life during the three-year production in Rome. Burton celebrated his great love for Ms. Taylor with exquisite gifts from Bulgari.
- Michelle McCue
We're getting to know the Film Experience community one-by-one. This is going to take us forever! (That's a good thing. Thank you so much for being part of such a big vibrant fanbase.) Today we're talking to Patrick who lives in Germany and writes for DieAcademy.de, a German site devoted to our favorite awards show.
Hi, Patrick. How long have you been reading The Film Experience?
Maybe 6 years? I like this site so much since it's always interesting topics and wonderful to read.
I know you're really into the Oscars but how about the Lolas, Germany's own movie awards. Which German stars do you recommend our international readers get to know?
The Lolas are not as big of a deal as they should be, but I love some German actors who are still too unknown abroad but doing great work all the time, like: Sibel Kikelli (two time Lola »
- NATHANIEL R
The first part of my first ‘Reel Ink’ of 2013 is a bit of a catch up, as this instalment of the column features books which were all published in 2012.
Reel Ink #2 Part 1 includes the autobiography of a member of a Hollywood dynasty, a look at the city of Los Angeles within the context of the film industry’s role in its history and the evolution of the city’s image, and an examination of how politics and social and cultural agendas impacted and shaped ‘70s American cinema.
Tom Mankiewicz was a true scion of whatever it is that passes for Hollywood royalty; his father was Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz (A Letter To Three Wives, All About Eve, Cleopatra) and his uncle Herman Mankiewicz was the co-writer of Citizen Kane. While nowhere near as well-known as his illustrious relatives, Mankiewicz’s posthumously published autobiography My Life As »
- Ian Gilchrist
The Writers Guild lists the 101 Greatest Screenplays. Among them are many familliar classics, like "Casablanca," "The Godfather," "Chinatown," "Citizen Kane" and "All About Eve," which comprise the top five. Check out the top twenty below and the full list here. The youngest scripts on the list are Charlie Kaufman's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004) at #24, Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman's "Adaptation" (2002) at #77, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor's "Sideways" (2004) at #90 and Christopher Nolan's "Memento" (2000) at #100. The '90s also fared well with "Shakespeare in Love," "American Beauty," "Pulp Fiction," "The Sixth Sense," Being John Malkovich," "Forrest Gump," "L.A. Confidential," "Fargo," "The Usual Suspects," "The Shawshank Redemption," "Jerry »
- Sophia Savage
Best Supporting Actress nominee Adams on the 85th Academy Awards red carpet Amy Adams, a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Paul Thomas Anderson's well-received psychological drama The Master, is seen arriving at the 85th Academy Awards show. Adams' competitors were the following: Jacki Weaver for David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, Anne Hathaway for Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, Sally Field for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, and Helen Hunt for Ben Lewin's The Sessions. Hathaway, as expected, turned out to be the winner. (See below photos of Aaron Tveit and Best Director nominee Benh Zeitlin on the Oscar red carpet.) This was Adams' fourth Oscar nod. Her previous ones, all in the Best Supporting Actress category, were the following: Phil Morrison's comedy-drama Junebug (2005); John Patrick Shanley's drama Doubt (2008), with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and David O. Russell's family drama The Fighter (2010), opposite Mark Wahlberg, »
- Anna Robinson
Films aren't there just to exercise your eyes while you shovel popcorn into your mouth; they can change your life. Here's one reader's pick of movie bons mots – now send us yours
This week's Clip joint is by Guardian reader Matt Clough. If you've got an idea for a future Clip joint, drop an email to email@example.com
Films hold a command over our emotions like few other mediums; they make us laugh, they make us cry, they even make us angry ("Why is Michael Bay making another film about sentient sports cars?") However, some films go further and leave us with food for thought, or even a whole new outlook on life. Here are my top five film quotes to live your life by.
The Godfather: Part II: 'Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer'
Michael Corleone's piece of inherited family wisdom in The Godfather: Part II »
- Guardian readers
Let's talk about jilted actresses, boys.
The Oscars are next Sunday, and we still have plenty of Academy history to reinspect like amateur Clouseaus. Today's cold case: the 10 greatest Best Actress-nominated performances that didn't win an Oscar. Apologies to my other sentimental favorites like Michelle Pfeiffer in The Fabulous Baker Boys, Julie Christie in McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole, Anne Bancroft in The Graduate, and my darling Elizabeth Hartman in A Patch of Blue because I could only pick 10. Here they are.
Look, I hear you. Natalie Wood: not so inspiring in Rebel Without a Cause; barely survivable in West Side Story. But what she achieves in Splendor in the Grass, is to me, the absolute best kind of melodrama. As heartsick teen Deanie Loomis in this epic adaptation of William Inge's play, Natalie Wood jumps from lustfulness (since she's dating a young, »
With Oscar time coming soon, everyone is talking about movies. So here's a list of Academy Awards facts and trivia to entertain film fans, you know, so you can impress all your other movie buff friends.
* Which films have won the most academy awards?
It was a three-way draw between Ben Hur, Titanic and Lord of Rings: Return of the King at 11 each.
* Which films have the most Oscar nominations?
All About Eve and Titanic are tied for the most nominations, with 14 each.
* What was the most awards ever won by anyone?
Walt Disney won the most with 26 wins. (4 were honorary) (*Visual effects expert Dennis Muren is 2nd with 9 wins.*)
* Who has the most nominations for any single person?
Walt Disney with 59 nominations.
* Which woman had the most ever Oscar nominations?
Costume designer Edith Head with 35 nominations. (She won 8 times.)
* Who had the most Oscar wins in one year? »
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Sally Field, Amy Adams, Jacki Weaver, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt: 2013 Oscar Nominees Luncheon Sally Field, Amy Adams, Jacki Weaver, Anne Hathaway and Helen Hunt were present at the 2013 Oscar Nominees Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday, February 4. Field, Adams, Weaver, Hathaway, and Hunt are all Best Supporting Actress nominees. (Photo: Sally Field, Amy Adams, Jacki Weaver, Anne Hathaway and Helen Hunt. Please click on the image to enlarge it.) Sally Field: Oscar veteran Sally Field is the veteran-est among the nominees: Field won the Best Actress Oscar for Martin Ritt’s Norma Rae (1979), repeating the feat five years later for her performance in Robert Benton’s Places in the Heart (1984). This year, Field was nominated for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, in which she plays Daniel Day-Lewis / Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. Jacki Weaver, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt: Two-time nominees »
- Anna Robinson
DVD Release Date: Jan. 15, 2013
Price: 2-Disc DVD $34.95
King: A Filmed Record…from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark 1970 documentary film that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery to the triumph on the Lincoln Memorial steps to King’s tragic assassination in Memphis in 1968.
Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970, the three-hour King: A Filmed Record has occasionally been circulated since then in a version that was shortened by an hour. The complete version has been newly restored by the Library of Congress in association with Richard Kaplan and utilizes elements from New York’s Museum of Modern. It’s been mastered in HD from the 35mm preservation negative.
10 items from 2013
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