5 items from 2015
By Anjelica Oswald
Making the transition from documentary to feature film — or vice versa — can be difficult, but some filmmakers are well-known for jumping between the two styles. Bennett Miller, whose directorial debut was the documentary The Cruise, has made three feature films, including this year’s Oscar contender Foxcatcher.
The Theory of Everything, another of this year’s Oscar contenders, was directed by James Marsh, who received an Oscar nomination for his documentary Man on Wire (2008), which showcases Philippe Petit’s unauthorized high-wire walk between the World Trade Center buildings in 1974. He is also well-known for his documentary Project Nim (2011), about a chimpanzee raised like a human child. Both films garnered him BAFTA nominations: Man on Wire for best British film and Project Nim for best documentary. If Marsh, who received a BAFTA nomination for directing The Theory of Everything, is nominated for a best director Oscar, »
- Anjelica Oswald
Matt Bomer is set to star as one of Hollywood's most charismatic - and tormented - leading men, Montgomery Clift. The White Collar star will play the film icon in a new HBO biopic, Monty Clift. Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, who penned the 2014 feature Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, will write the script. Clift starred in such classics as The Heiress, Red River, From Here to Eternity and Judgement at Nuremberg and was a close friend of Elizabeth Taylor, his costar in 1951's A Place in the Sun and the 1957 Civil War epic Raintree County. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara, @maria_mercedes
Set after he broke through to stardom in the John Wayne western "Red River" the story centers on the complicated life of Clift (Bomer) as he becomes deeply involved with a young Elizabeth Taylor following the filming of "A Place in the Sun".
The closeted Clift went on to an iconic role in "From Here to Eternity" in 1953, but was caught up in a car crash in 1956 (at the age of 35). He survived, but was partly paralysed and he became an addict. Ultimately he died of a heart attack at 45.
"Love is Strange" duo Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias are set to pen a re-write of a script by Christopher Lovick, but no director is attached as yet. Tony Lipp, Alix Madigan, Michael Din and Larry Moss will executive produce. »
- Garth Franklin
The movie will mark Bomer's latest collaboration with the pay channel following his Emmy-nominated performance in The Normal Heart.
Bomer had been attached to star as Hollywood legend Clift dating back to when the project started as a possible independent film.
The actor's career spiralled as his descent into substance abuse worsened in the wake of a 1956 car crash that caused partial facial paralysis.
Clift tragically died from a heart attack at the age »
Rome – The centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth will be celebrated by the 10th Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival, the annual pre-Oscars event celebrating showbiz ties between Italy and Hollywood.
Rising star Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, known for his “Pavarotti Ping,” will be the first celebrity guest to pay tribute to Sinatra on the event’s opening night, Feb. 15 at the Hollywood and Highland Center.
The Feb 15-21 fest will also include a selection of films from Sinatra’s career, including “Some Came Running,” “From Here To Eternity,” “The Man with the Golden Arm,” “Guys and Dolls,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Ocean’s 11″ and “On the Town.”
“Sinatra was extremely proud of his Italian heritage,” enthused Italo crooner and music producer Tony Renis, who is L.A. Italia’s Honorary President this year, in a statement.
“His father Antonino was born in Palermo, Sicily, and his mother Della came »
- Nick Vivarelli
5 items from 2015
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