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Houston Painter Learned to Communicate Through Graffiti When He Immigrated from Mexico

21 February 2017 8:47 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Episode 9 of American Doers, a new 12-part video series featuring original thinkers, innovators, craftspeople, risk-takers and artisans across the United States.

Meet Daniel Anguilu. When he was 14 years old, he moved with his family from Mexico to Houston, Texas. Suffering from a language barrier, Anguilu fell in with a crowd that did graffiti.

“I met kids that were painting and I started hanging out with them. We could communicate without really speaking,” he says.

Today, Anguilu is a successful muralist and painter. He now works full-time as a train conductor so he can pay the bills and maintain creative control of his art. »

- Erin Hill

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Steven Spielberg’s Strange History With ‘Cruising’

15 February 2017 11:26 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Back in the early 1970s, while George Lucas was immortalizing the “cruising” culture of teens and their cars in “American Graffiti,” his future frequent collaborator Steven Spielberg was exploring a different kind. Nearly a decade before director William Friedkin created a scandal with the Al Pacino-starring “Cruising” (released 37 years ago today), the wunderkind filmmaker—who has won over generations of audiences by evoking a childlike sense of wonder—almost made his leap from TV to features with the most adult-themed project imaginable.

It all started with producer Philip D’Antoni, who had won an Oscar for the 1971 drug-bust saga “The French Connection” and was looking for a filmmaker to helm another New York City-set crime project. He had just bought the rights to the novel “Cruising,” written by The New York Times feature writer Gerald Walker, in which an undercover cop descends into the leather bars of Greenwich Village as he tracks a homosexual murderer. »

- Michael Gingold

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Nostalgia Ain’T What It Used To Be

13 February 2017 9:32 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Nostalgia just ain’t what it used to be.

When the poster for American Graffiti (1973) asked the question “Where were you in ’62?” it was marketing a trend, spiked by the increasing popularity of the theatrical musical Grease, for audiences of a certain age to look backward to a time when life wasn’t ostensibly so complicated, when your life was still out there waiting to be lived, to a time when America hadn’t yet “lost its innocence.” The demarcation point for that alleged loss is often assigned to the upheaval of grief and national confusion experienced in the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, so it was no accident that the setting for American Graffiti’s night of cruising, romancing and soul-searching was placed a little over a year before that cataclysmic event. The interesting thing about Graffiti was the aggressiveness with which that »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Ann Brebner, Casting Director for George Lucas, Dies at 93

14 January 2017 11:04 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ann Brebner, a San Francisco-area casting director who worked for George Lucas and got one of the first looks at his script for Star Wars, has died. She was 93.

Brebner died Friday at her home in San Rafael, Calif., the Marin Independent Journal reported.

A native of New Zealand, she and her husband, the late actor John Brebner, launched the Bay Area's first professional casting agency in 1960.

She cast actors for such Lucas films as Thx 1138 (1971), his first feature, and American Graffiti (1973), and the first dramatic reading of his screenplay for 1977's Star »

- Mike Barnes

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The Man Who Fell To Earth Falls to Earth on Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray January 24th

11 January 2017 10:05 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Television. The strange thing about television is that it – doesn’t *tell* you everything. It *shows* you everything about life on Earth, but the true mysteries remain. Perhaps it’s in the nature of television. Just waves in space.”

Relive the imaginative cult classic, The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring international icon David Bowie, when the Limited Collector’s Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) January 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Relive the imaginative and compelling cult classic, The Man Who Fell to Earth, when the Limited Collector’s Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital HD) January 24 from Lionsgate. International icon David Bowie stars in his unforgettable debut role as an alien who has ventured to Earth on a mission to save his planet from a catastrophic drought. In honor of David Bowie’s legacy, the limited collector’s edition Blu-ray Combo Pack includes never-before-seen interviews, »

- Tom Stockman

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Legends Of Tomorrow Will Feature a Young George Lucas

2 January 2017 3:57 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

DCs Legends of Tomorrow has taken some crazy turns. Fighting their way through time and space. And they don't seem to be slowing down. It looks like our legends may be going A Long Time Ago, to A Galaxy Far Far Away.

The CW hit show, Legends of Tomorrow, has gone all around time. Encountering some pretty historic events, as well as some iconic characters and people. But it looks like late this season we will be venturing into the world of Star Wars. Figuratively speaking of course.

According to EW, Our Legends will be traveling to Los Angeles in 1967 for the winter premiere entitled "Raiders of the Lost Art". As they search for they lost leader Rip Hunter, who is apparently working as a director, they will come across a young George Lucas as he works on the short films that made him fall in love with film before »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

1 January 2017 11:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link »

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