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Test footage from Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight was screened for an audience at the Paramount Theater this past Saturday, June 6, at Cine Gear Expo, showing off Tarantino and cinematographer Robert Richardson's use of 70mm film for the shoot. The report comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which quotes Panavision's vp of optical engineering Dan Sasaki saying, "Tarantino really wants to get people back into theaters. You're not going to get this at home. He did something really great to bring that experience back... Quentin wanted an epic Western, something that hasn't been seen in forever, that would really wow people. When he saw this test, he started bouncing in his seat." I can't seem to find a confirmed number of U.S. theaters equipped to screen film in 70mm -- I know the Cinerama here in Seattle has the capability and here is a list of non-u. »
- Brad Brevet
Burbank, Calif. May 19, 2015 – On June 2, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will release The John Wayne Westerns Film Collection – featuring five classic films on Blu-ray™ from the larger-than-life American hero – just in time for Father’s Day. The Collection features two new-to-Blu-ray titles, The Train Robbers and Cahill U.S. Marshal plus fan favorites Fort Apache, The Searchers and a long-awaited re-release of Rio Bravo. The pocketbook box set will sell for $54.96 Srp; individual films $14.98 Srp.
Born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, John Wayne first worked in the film business as a laborer on the Fox lot during summer vacations from University of Southern California, which he attended on a football scholarship. He met and was befriended by John Ford, a young director who was beginning to make a name for himself in action films, comedies and dramas. It was Ford who recommended Wayne to director Raoul Walsh for the male lead in the 1930 epic Western, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
It’s It's an oft-echoed sentiment that movies are made in the cutting room, so the Academy Award for Best Film Editing is a cherished trophy indeed. First, some guild award stats: since 1963, the American Cinema Editors have correctly predicted the eventual Oscar winner 36 times (in years when the award has been split between Dramatic and Musical/Comedy Editing, the specific prize given has been noted): 1963: Harold F. Kress, “How the West Was Won” 1964: Cotton Warburton, “Mary Poppins” 1965: William Reynolds, “The Sound of Music” 1968: Frank P. Keller, “Bullitt” 1970: Hugh S. Fowler, “Patton” 1972: David Bretherton, “Cabaret” 1973: William Reynolds, “The Sting” 1975: Verna Fields, “Jaws” 1976: Richard Halsley and Scott Conrad, “Rocky” 1978: Peter Zinner, “The Deer Hunter” 1979: Alan Heim, “All That Jazz” 1980: Thelma...' »
I love movie and television soundtracks. I’ll often use a given soundtrack while I work, letting it fuel my writing. I can’t listen to music with lyrics in them; that interferes with my process. I’ll get themes, characters, even scenes or whole plots from the music. Soundtrack music is in service of the story that the film is trying to tell; it’s a part of the narrative, heightening the emotion that’s being invoked.
I have my own particular favorites. The composers usually have a large body of work but certain key works resonate within me – Jerry Goldsmith’s Chinatown and Patton, James Horner with Field of Dreams, Shaun Davey’s Waking Ned Devine, Elmer Bernstein’s To Kill A Mockingbird (has there ever been a more beautiful and evocative theme?) and, of course, The Magnificent Seven.
I’ve also been very fond of Alan Silvestri »
- John Ostrander
Whether on stage or screen, a Debbie Reynolds entrance makes you sit up and take notice. She bursts into a scene with a contagious joie de vivre, as if the backstage wings or the side of the frame can’t contain her.
In 2008 she kicked off a solo evening of songs and reminiscences in Hollywood wrapped in a green lame gown cut higher up the left leg than any grandma of 76 could be expected to pull off. The roaring standing ovation set her off into hopeless laughter. “Isn’t this great?” she exclaimed. “We’re still alive! We fooled ’em all!”
Profiles routinely dub her “unsinkable,” playing on her iconic, 1964 Oscar-nominated role as spunky heroine Molly Brown, who famously »
- Bob Verini
Actress Carrie Fisher will present her own mother Debbie Reynolds with a life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. The honorary trophy will be handed out on the 21st annual SAG Awards live on TNT and TBS January 25. Reynolds is a past Oscar nominee for "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and is celebrating her 66th year in show business. Noted film roles have included "Singin' in the Rain," "How the West Was Won," "Tammy and the Bachelor," and "The Tender Trap." Fisher is the writer of "Postcards from the Edge," which was loosely based on her relationship with her famous mother, and will next be seen reprising her role of Princess Leia in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Awards Daily -Break- NBC announces the first few presenters for this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony. They include Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Robert Downey, Jr., Anna Faris, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, »
Carrie Fisher is presenting the award of a lifetime to her very own mother.
Reynolds, 82, is being honored for a career that began in the 1950s. She has starred in more than 50 movies, two Broadway shows and two TV series. A few of her memorable film roles include Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (for which she was Oscar nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role) and How the West Was Won.
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Reynolds' career achievements are impressive. She has been nominated for five Golden Globes and a Primetime Emmy for playing Debra Messing's mother in Will and Grace. She also sung with Frank Sinatra and danced with Fred Astaire.
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The presentation of the union’s highest accolade will be the centerpiece of the annual ceremony which will be simulcast live on Sunday, Jan. 25 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Et/ 5 p.m. Pt, the show’s executive producer Kathy Connell announced Tuesday.
SAG-aftra is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.
Also Read: SAG Awards 2015: The Nominees (Photos)
Fisher has been an actor, novelist, screenwriter and performance artist during her career. She »
- Todd Cunningham
Carrie Fisher will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25. Reynolds will be honored for a career that began in the 1950s and includes classic films like Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and How the West Was Won. Fisher, her daughter from her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher, is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role she is resurrecting for J.J. Abrams' upcoming sequel. Fisher famously wrote the novel Postcards From the Edge, a veiled memoir of her complicated »
- Jeff Labrecque
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