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Chain Saw Massacre and Eaten Alive Actress Dead at 64

7 August 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ actress Marilyn Burns dead at 64 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre actress Marilyn Burns, the one cast member who manages to survive Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s low-budget 1974 horror cult classic, was found dead on Tuesday, August 4, 2014, at her home in the Houston area. According to her manager, "she was found unresponsive by a family member." The cause of death remains unclear. Burns (born on July 5, 1950, in Erie, Pennsylvania) was 64. The Houston-raised Marilyn Burns began appearing in films in the early ’70s. She had a bit part in Robert Altman’s Houston-filmed Brewster McCloud (1970), starring Bud Cort, Sally Kellerman, and Shelley Duvall, and was later cast in a supporting role in Sidney Lumet’s Austin-shot 1974 drama Lovin’ Molly; however, Burns was ultimately replaced by Susan Sarandon, reportedly remaining in the production as a stand-in for both Sarandon and Blythe Danner. Also in 1974, Marilyn Burns landed the »

- Andre Soares

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Lily James And Paul Dano Considering BBC’s War And Peace Miniseries

30 July 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In one of its most ambitious undertakings to date, the BBC is teaming with The Weinstein Company and Look Out Point to bring viewers a sprawling, six-part miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic tome War and Peace. Now, the pieces are falling into place for the series, with word that Lily James and Paul Dano are circling lead roles in the project.

Offers have been sent out to James, a rising star known best for her role as Lady Rose MacClare on the PBS period drama Downton Abbey, and Dano, who has been quietly building a reputation as a skilled character actor with parts in Little Miss SunshinePrisoners and 12 Years a Slave, among others. Though neither actor has been confirmed yet, James would take on the lead role of Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with Pierre Bezukhov, an awkward and illegitimate son of a wealthy Russian nobleman »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Casting: Paul Dano Eyes 'War And Peace,' Iggy Azalea Joins 'Fast & Furious 7' And More

30 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It's probably not a total shock that a miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s doorstop "War And Peace" is being described as "the most ambitious event series ever made for the BBC." But it is interesting to see some of the actors being sought. Paul Dano and Lily James have been offered roles in the production, with the former eyed for "Pierre Bezukhov, the awkward illegitimate son who rises in society but leads a tumultuous life as he seeks to overcome his emotions" and the latter as Natasha Rostova, who falls in love with him. The plan is for this one to air in 2015 in the UK, so expect things to start coming together soon. [Deadline] Emile Hirsch has joined "Just Jim," the directorial debut of "Submarine" star Craig Roberts, who will also lead the film. The story follows "a teenage loser who life is turned around by the appearance of an enigmatic, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Lily James and Paul Dano in talks for BBC One's War and Peace series

30 July 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lily James and Paul Dano are in talks to appear in the BBC adaptation of War and Peace.

According to Deadline, Downton Abbey star James would play Natasha Rostova, a role previously taken by Audrey Hepburn in the 1956 film version of Leo Tolstoy's classic book.

She falls in love with Pierre Bezukhov, who Prisoners star Dano is in talks to play - an illegitimate son who rises in society.

Award-winning writer Andrew Davies - whose recent credits include Mr Selfridge and Little Dorrit - is set to pen the six-episode adaptation.

Davies previously said of the project: "[It is] not just a great novel, it's a wonderful read and it'll make a wonderful serial.

"A thrilling, funny and heartbreaking story of love, war and family life. The characters are so natural and human and easy to identify with, and Natasha Rostova just beats Lizzy Bennet as the most lovable heroine in literature. »

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Why It Doesn’t Make Sense for Weinstein’s TV Division to Go Public

3 July 2014 6:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Imagine Harvey Weinstein having to explain his business decisions to Wall Street on a quarterly basis.

“I just don’t see it,” said media analyst Hal Vogel. “It would be fraught with friction considering he’s not known to be the friendliest of people when it comes to investors poking into his business.”

The Weinstein Co. is a well-established indie operation known for its acquisition, production and marketing chops, awards season campaigning and “the Harvey factor,” the gut instincts and naked aggression displayed by the company’s co-chairman when making crucial decisions on his projects.

On Wednesday the New York Times first reported that the Weinstein Co. was considering spinning off its television division into a public entity, the most recent news of a long-touted prospect. But analysts and bankers alike told Variety that possibility is incredibly slim with or without its namesake co-chairman at the head.

“They may be »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Why It Doesn’t Make Sense for Weinstein’s TV Division to Go Public

3 July 2014 6:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Imagine Harvey Weinstein having to explain his business decisions to Wall Street on a quarterly basis.

“I just don’t see it,” said media analyst Hal Vogel. “It would be fraught with friction considering he’s not known to be the friendliest of people when it comes to investors poking into his business.”

The Weinstein Co. is a well-established indie operation known for its acquisition, production and marketing chops, awards season campaigning and “the Harvey factor,” the gut instincts and naked aggression displayed by the company’s co-chairman when making crucial decisions on his projects.

On Wednesday the New York Times first reported that the Weinstein Co. was considering spinning off its television division into a public entity, the most recent news of a long-touted prospect. But analysts and bankers alike told Variety that possibility is incredibly slim with or without its namesake co-chairman at the head.

“They may be »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Stalingrad Helmer Fedor Bondarchuk Snags Warner Bros.’ Greek Epic Odysseus

2 July 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first big-budget Russian blockbuster, WWII epic Stalingrad, was an absolutely stunning visual experience, and when it became the highest-grossing film in Russian cinematic history, it seemed pretty clear that we hadn’t heard the last of its director, Fedor Bondarchuk. Now, it appears that Warner Bros. has recruited the helmer to direct its big-budget Greek epic Odysseus, which aims to turn the classic tale transcribed in Homer’s The Odyssey into an action-packed spectacle.

Bondarchuk, the son of Oscar-winning helmer Sergei Bondarchuk (who received the Best Foreign Film Oscar for his movie War and Peace back in 1968), made Stalingrad for around $30 million, and the flick went on to gross $66 million, setting records in Russia. It was also the first Russian movie to be shot in IMAX 3D. Despite Stalingrad featuring a huge amount of battle sequences, Bondarchuk kept the budget low by staging everything without the use of green screen or extensive special effects, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Drama Scribes Talk Cable vs. Broadcast at Variety’s Night in the Writers’ Room

11 June 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On Tuesday night, Variety’s annual “Night in the Writers’ Room” assembled an eclectic array of scribes from the worlds of comedy and drama for an in-depth discussion at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Variety TV critic Brian Lowry moderated the Drama Q&A, which discussed the challenges of ending a series, the appeal of cable over broadcast networks, and how platforms like Netflix have impacted the way writers construct their stories.

The drama panel participants included “Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley, “Parenthood” creator Jason Katims, “White Collar” and “Graceland’s” Jeff Eastin, “Mad Men” writer Erin Levy, “Elementary” exec producer Rob Doherty and “Pretty Little Liars” scribe Oliver Goldstick.

See Also: Comedy Scribes Talk Shop at Variety’s Night in the Writers’ Room

While the panelists’ work spans both broadcast and basic cable, they all agreed that a cable model of 13-16 episodes was far preferable to the »

- Laura Prudom

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E3 2014: New Dead Rising Dlc Available Now

9 June 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There was a little something for horror fans at this year’s E3, especially those who enjoy things a little campy. In a press conference focused on tongue-in-cheek fun, Microsoft revealed Dlc for the Xbox exclusive Dead Rising 3.

Falling in-line with the less than serious tone of the Microsoft outing, Capcom’s latest Dlc for the franchise makes fun of itself in its War and Peace of a title, Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition Ex Plus Alpha, a play on the company’s many Street Fighter 2 versions of years past.

Capcom is celebrating its 31st anniversary and is using the new Dead Rising Dlc to celebrate its history. Players can cosplay as characters from across Capcom’s storied past. From Street Fighter to Final Fight, players can expect a hellacious romp through touching nostalgia as they slay zombies while being transported to a time when Ryu ruled the world. »

- Scott Dell

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Report – War and Peace in Twenty Minutes of footage from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

5 June 2014 2:05 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

HeyUGuys were among a select group of journalists who were shown five scenes from the highly anticipated Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, effectively amounting to a twenty minute tease. The footage was introduced by Caesar himself, Andy Serkis (we’ll have our interview with the star up on the site next month), and the performance capture pioneer was also on hand to add context to each clip we were shown. Below is a breakdown of what we saw. Be warned:

Actual Big Spoilers Ahead.

Serkis revealed that Matt Reeves, who replaces Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt at the helm, wanted to come in to the story at a time “where the apes weren’t fully evolved, where you can still enjoy evolution”. To that end, Dawn takes place 10 years after the events of the first film – which ended with the outbreak of a virus, »

- Amon Warmann

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Iconic 'Russian Audrey Hepburn' Dies at Age 80; Starred in Only Russian/Soviet Movie to Win Palme d'Or

5 May 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Russian movie star Tatiana Samoilova dead at 80; known as ‘the Russian Audrey Hepburn,’ Samoilova was best remembered for Cannes winner ‘The Cranes Are Flying’ (photo: Tatiana Samoilova in ‘The Cranes Are Flying’) Russian film star Tatiana Samoilova, best remembered for playing the female lead in Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1957 romantic drama The Cranes Are Flying, died of heart complications at Moscow’s Botkin Hospital late night on May 4, 2014 — the day the Leningrad-born (now St. Petersburg) actress turned 80. Samoilova, who had been suffering from coronary heart disease and hypertension, had been hospitalized the previous day. The daughter of iconic stage and film actor Yevgeny Samoilov, among whose credits was the title role in a 1954 production of Hamlet and several leads in highly popular movies made during World War II, Tatiana Samoilova studied ballet at Moscow’s prestigious Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko music theater. Beginning in 1953, she took acting lessons for three years »

- Andre Soares

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Our Daily Bread #5

17 March 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Moon, the opposite of the sun, hovers over us by night, the opposite of day. 

In F.W. Murnau’s Tabu (1931), Reri, the sacred maiden of the small island of Bora Bora, writes this to her lover Matahi: 

And indeed, when Matahi chases after her, the moon spreads its path on the sea.

He runs and swims after her, moving faster than a normal human being, defying the laws of gravity. 

Miraculously, he catches up to the boat. 

Thus, he must die, sinking back into a void…

…while ghost ships linger on in the distance…

…carrying another hopeless romantic, and a moving corpse—A second Nosferatu.

The moon is absent in Murnau’s earlier film, made nearly ten years before Tabu, but it is in the one he made nearly five years after Nosferatu, when George O’Brien leaves his wife for a midnight rendezvous with another woman. 

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- Neil Bahadur

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Dennis O’Neil: How Long Can You Go Without Faking It?

13 March 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Story ideas are pretty malleable. I once presided over/rode herd on/sweated out an 1,100+ page continuity that began as a plot for two 15-pagers.  Hemingway is credited with writing a story in only six words.  (Go on. Google it.  I’ll wait.)  I did something a while back, just a bit over 500 words, that, I think, qualifies as a story, though some might disagree, (and because we cherish the First Amendment, if for no other reason, we welcome their dissent.)

Slick magazines, back when my mother was reading them, featured stories complete on one page.

Superman’s origin, which, you might recall, involved an exploding planet – we’re not talking small, here – was originally told on one page and the first Batman story ran a mere six pages, but it was very close to a Shadow novel that must have been in the neighborhood of 45,000 words.

The Great Gatsby, »

- Dennis O'Neil

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Need for Speed Goes Nowhere Fast

11 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Think adapting War and Peace is hard? Try adapting the race car video game Need for Speed. Tolstoy's 1,225-page behemoth has nothing on the Electronic Arts franchise's irreconcilably complicated 20-year, 20-installment history: Sometimes cars are subject to physics; sometimes they aren't. Sometimes they're invulnerable; sometimes they break. Maybe you're in London; maybe the fictional Olympic City. You could have free will to roam; you could be stuck on a track. You could be a car or a human, an outlaw or a cop. With so many alternate realities to please, it's no wonder Scott Waugh's moronic flick has multiple personalities — it's the Sibyl of street racing, with a script that doesn't feel so much typed as button-mashed.

Inspired by the first The Fast a »

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Harvey Weinstein to California: Expand Production Tax Incentives, ‘Please’

8 March 2014 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harvey Weinstein, appearing at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium in interview with Ken Ziffren, Los Angeles’ newly appointed film czar, called for California to expand its production tax incentives.

“There’s no reason for us not to shoot here, except when you do the numbers here and when you do the numbers in New Orleans, it is much more attractive financially,” Weinstein said in the Q&A on Saturday.

He cited the example of “Southpaw,” directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, as project that could have shot in Los Angeles were it not for the generous tax incentives in the Big Easy.

But Weinstein said that Los Angeles and California “doesn’t even have to give the same discount” to remain competitive, noting the cost and hassle of having to locate actors and other talent in New Orleans is an added expense despite their generous tax incentives.

“Please, whatever »

- Ted Johnson

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Score a Copy of The Visitor on Blu-ray

4 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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Incredibly ambitious but derided and largely neglected upon its initial release in 1979, The Visitor is an unforgettable assault on reality, a phantasmagoric sci-fi/horror/action hybrid. From writer-producer Ovidio G. Assonitis (Tentacles) and director/actor/body builder Michael J. Paradise (aka Giulio Paradisi - Fellini's 8½), the film artfully fuses »

- Uncle Creepy

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Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Napoleon’ – What Might Have Been

2 March 2014 9:14 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

    “It’s impossible to tell you what I’m going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made.” – Stanley Kubrick, Oct. 20, 1971.

There are few unrealized projects in the history of cinema more tantalizingly fascinating than Stanley Kubrick’s planned feature about Napoleon. Even in 1967, at the time of its initial pre-production (the first time around), it seemed like a potentially great idea. But now, looking back with Kubrick’s entire body of work as a reference point, it truly does stand as a project this legendary filmmaker should have been destined to make. Thanks to a mammoth and comprehensive collection of materials fashioned into Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made, edited by Alison Castle and published by Taschen, we can for the first time see how Kubrick prepared for the film and what he had in mind for its ultimate big-screen presentation. »

- Jeremy Carr

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Harvey Weinstein interview: 'I discovered I was a teddy bear instead of a grizzly bear'

1 March 2014 11:30 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The movie mogul on why he loves the Brits, making films for his children and how giving up M&Ms made him a better person

How are you and what are you doing?

I'm in New York City, it's snowing, freezing cold and for some unfathomable reason, I'm about to walk down the street to my office. Other than that, I'm fabulous.

Your new film, Escape from Planet Earth, is the Weinstein Company's first animation, right?

The first one we've made from scratch, yeah. Funnily enough, it's about two brothers who squabble all the time. I wouldn't know anything about that, of course [Harvey runs the Weinstein Company with his brother Bob]. One of the brothers is a larger-than-life alien hero who gets sent to Area 51, where he's imprisoned, so the quieter brother has to go and rescue him. Every weekend, my four daughters insist I drive them to the movie theatre and watch the latest animated film. So »

- Michael Hogan

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Oscars 2014: Final Predictions For All Categories

28 February 2014 1:01 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Fox Searchlight

People love to gamble. It doesn’t matter how hard governments or well-meaning/control freak do-gooders try to contain humanity’s penchant for the thrill of a good bet, the seemingly insatiable desire to soothsay while put something of worth on the line always wins out. The gambling bug simply can not be contained.

The bulk of the gambling world’s profits undoubtedly come from the sphere of the sporting world, whose entire appeal is based on the unpredictability of outcomes, but like a Vegas-minded Tom Joad, wherever there is an uncertain outcome, Gambling will be there. Wherever competition exists and thrives, Gambling will be there. Wherever people can pool together money with a pledge that the person who correctly guesses the most categories wins the sum of the combined entries, Gambling will be there, which brings us to the intersection of the gambling world and the entertainment world: the Academy Awards. »

- Christopher Lominac

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“I Wanted to Live in That World From Morning to Evening”: Fyodor Bondarchuk on Stalingrad

27 February 2014 2:20 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Fyodor Bondarchuk’s father Sergei made the 1967 War And Peace, a famously profligate Soviet production with thousands of army soldiers as extras and the biggest budget in the Ussr’s history. His son came up through music videos and advertisements, making a splash with 2005’s Afghan War drama The 9th Company. The lavish Stalingrad was shot in two parts, as much as possible in 3D; if nothing else, it’ll go down in a sub-section of film history as Russia’s first IMAX film. It’s a tremendously odd film, the kind of overtly nationalistic take on the WWII battle you’d expect from an […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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