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First Look Poster: ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans’ – Cannes

1 May 2015 7:12 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Content Media's documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans will have its world premiere in the Cannes Classics section of the Cannes Film Festival later this month. Described as "Senna meets Bullitt," it traces the complex making of the legendary star's 1971 racing movie Le Mans. Check out the exclusive poster for the film below. By 1970, McQueen was a major force in Hollywood with pics like The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Cincinnati Kid, The San… »

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The Simpsons' top 30 movie references

23 April 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Simpsons has pastiched hundreds of movies in its time. From Hitchcock to Kubrick to Disney, we select our top 30 favourites...

The Simpsons has a long history of peppering its stories with pop culture references, and some of the show’s finest gags stem from the world of cinema. These have ranged from the briefest of quotes, to full on shot-for-shot parodies and extended episode-long homages.

Most striking in trying to put this list together was the sheer volume of movie references there are to choose from. In pretty much any given episode of The Simpsons, there are at least a couple, with nods to James Bond, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the work of Alfred Hitchcock proving three of the most regular candidates. The tributes to numerous great horror movies in the show’s Treehouse Of Horror episodes could have been used to fill this list all on their own. »

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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch... Welles' 'F for Fake', 'South Park' and Video Essays

31 March 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Even though video essayist Tony Zhou criticizes his own work in his latest video essay (a bit of self criticism is never a bad thing), he remains one of the more fascinating video essayists working right now and this latest not only calls to attention a great documentary -- Orson Welles' F for Fake -- but delves into how to structure video essays to keep 'em moving with a bit of snap, crackle and pop. With commentary from John Sturges (The Great Escape) quoting Alfred Hitchcock's story structure utilizing the narrative trick "Meanwhile, back at the ranch" to keep the action moving in parallel with other portions of the story. Items such as Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, F for Fake, "South Park" and even a little Dude, Where's My Carc Everything Zhou is talking about here, however, is actually far more complex than he makes it sound, »

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Channing Tatum & Ryan Gosling Eye Steve McQueen Biopic

13 March 2015 4:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lake Forrest Entertainment and The Exchange have joined forces to provide financing for a new biopic on Hollywood action icon Steve McQueen. The project, currently titled McQueen, has already attracted the interest of director James Gray (The Immigrant) and stars such as Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling and Jeremy Renner. The production companies are currently seeking a screenwriter at this time.

The project will be partially based on Marshall Terrill's 2010 biography Steve McQueen: The Life And Legend Of A Hollywood Icon. The book chronicles the actor's entire life, from his childhood in Indiana throughout his Hollywood career and his death in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico at the age of 50, from a heart attack after an experimental cancer surgery. The actor, whose hit movies include The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Bullitt, just to name a few, was one of the first in Hollywood to explore alternative cancer treatments. The »

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Hollywood Legend Steve McQueen Gets Biopic Treatment

13 March 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The so-called King of Cool, Steve McQueen, has a biopic on the way after Lake Forest Entertainment and The Exchange have buddied up to secure funding to finance the project, name (aptly) McQueen.

The Hollywood idol came from a troubled childhood, but by the ’70s McQueen was one of the highest paid movie stars. He appeared in a plethora of iconic films, such as Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Towering Inferno. He was a fast car and motorbike enthusiastic, a bit of a Lothario, and also he was allegedly on Charles Manson’s hit list, so there should be lots going on for viewers.

The project will use Marshall Terrill’s biography, Steve McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon as its source material. But the big question is, of course, who should play McQueen..?

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Steve McQueen biopic gets financing; Jeremy Renner and others interested

13 March 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Thomas Crown Affair. Bullitt, The Getaway. Grand Prix. The Towering Inferno. The Great Escape. The Magnificent Seven. Papillon. Every film a classic and every one of them starring Steve McQueen. Thirty-five years after his untimely death at the age of fifty, the world will finally be getting the biopic of one of the greatest movie stars in Hollywood history. The announcement comes via Lake Forest Entertainment and The Exchange have teamed up to finance the film which will be titled »

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Remembering Edward Herrmann, Joe Cocker, Luise Rainer and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in December

3 January 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Tom Adams (1938-2014) - British Actor. He appears in The Great Escape and The House That Dripped Blood. He died of cancer on December 11. (THR) Howard G. Barnes (1913-2014) - Producer. He was executive producer for the long-thought-lost Australian horror film Outback (aka Wake in Fright). He died on December 8. (THR) John Bowsher (1952-2014) - Vice President of Museum Infrastructure, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As the project manager for the...

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