5 items from 2015
When David Puttnam receives the Grand Prix of the Americas at the Montreal World Film Festival, the award will come as part honor, part vindication for the veteran Oscar-winning producer.
“I retired from filmmaking 18 years ago and you do wonder if anyone remembers you existed,” says Puttnam, 74. “So it’s a very nice re-affirmation that you did have a successful career and you must have done something right.”
The award is also very timely, as 2015 is an important year for Puttnam. Like some ex-mob figure who thought he’d finally escaped his former life, he’s found himself back on active duty. “Much to my amazement, I’m making another film, ‘Arctic 30,’ ” he says.
Puttnam was persuaded to produce the Greenpeace environmental advocacy thriller in part because of his own activism. “I took the world’s first climate change bill (through the British Parliament), and I’m very proud of that, »
- Iain Blair
Supernatural Classic The Sentinel Bluray Announced
Scream Factory™ Presents A September 22, 2015 Blu-ray Release Of Director Michael Winner’S Supernatural Classic… The Sentinel Scream Factory has announced the September 22 release of the 1977 horror classic The Sentinel on Blu-ray with a slate of new bonus features. When a beautiful model, Alison Parker (Cristina Raines, Nashville, The Duellists), rents an ...
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Standing watch at the gateway, Scream Factory has revealed the cover art and bonus features (including a new audio commentary track with actress Cristina Raines) for their highly anticipated Blu-ray release of The Sentinel, due out on September 22nd.
Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA – Scream Factory has announced the September 22 release of the 1977 horror classic The Sentinel on Blu-ray with a slate of new bonus features.
When a beautiful model, Alison Parker (Cristina Raines, Nashville, The Duellists), rents an apartment in a gloomy New York brownstone, little does she realize that an unspeakable horror awaits her behind its doors… a mysterious gateway to hell. Alison likes her eccentric new neighbors, so it comes as a shock when she's told that, except for a strange old priest, she's the only tenant.
- Derek Anderson
Ridley Scott has worked in many genres over his career —period pieces (“The Duellists”), war movies (“Black Hawk Down”), con man movies (“Matchstick Men”), sword and sandal epics ( “Gladiator”) and even soggy, feel-good pap (“A Good Year”). Last year’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” had a small faction of staunch vocal supporters, but his landmark sci-fi masterwork “Blade Runner” marks the last time the director made a film that could credibly be described as visionary. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the film on VHS: the images of those towering, terrifying billboards adorned with ghastly, smiling faces burned into my impressionable young mind forever. Woefully misunderstood upon its 1982 release, Scott’s film has since found a devoted following: in fact, a sequel has recently been announced —it's to be directed by “Enemy" and "Prisoners" helmer Denis Villeneuve and with Harrison Ford confirmed to reprise his terrifically grizzled turn as. »
- Nicholas Laskin
Helmer Ridley Scott has donated his collection of career memorabilia to USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
The archive includes scripts, photographs, storyboards and host of other materials from his long career in film and TV, starting with his 1977 feature debut “The Duellists.”
“Ridley’s storied career is nearly unparalleled. He has traversed genres, and historical periods, mixed fantasy with biographical dramas, epics with small personal stories,” said USC Sca dean Elizabeth Daley. “There is no one like him, and his legacy of memorabilia will be kept close to our hearts for generations to come.”
“I continue to be impressed by »
- Cynthia Littleton
5 items from 2015
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