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Veteran film producer and friend to many of Hollywood's stars
The office walls of the film producer AC Lyles, who has died aged 95, were plastered with celebrity photographs. He seemed to know everybody in Hollywood, from presidents and governors to the great names of film, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. James Cagney, William Holden and Ronald Reagan were close personal friends.
Lyles worked for the same company, Paramount, for most of his life, starting as a mailroom office boy in 1937, after the studio's head, Adolph Zukor, gave in to his weekly letters begging for a job.
Indeed, he maintained that he had decided on his ninth birthday that he was going to be a producer. At the age of 10, he had a cleaning job at the Paramount cinema in his home town of Jacksonville, Florida, and seeing the silent film Wings, starring Clara Bow, reinforced this aspiration. »
- Michael Freedland
Speaking with scribes Drew Goddard ("The Cabin in the Woods") and Damon Lindelof ("Lost"), The Huffington Post has posted a breakdown of the changes done to this Friday's "World War Z" movie which underwent extensive reshoots to completely retool the third act.
Minor Spoilers Ahead
As soon as Pitt's character gets onboard is when Goddard and Lindelof's new material takes over. "Jack Reacher" writer/director Chris McQuarrie also was briefly involved to "sharpen" the ending.
The original cut revolved around a large-scale zombie battle in Russia for much of the final forty-five minutes. The new version now in cinemas is contained mostly within a Welsh medical facility.
Other character building scenes were added to earlier parts of the film - two »
- Garth Franklin
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