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12 items from 2016

Richard Dreyfuss Has to Confirm He's Still Alive After Twitter Confuses Him with Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Late Father

18 September 2016 9:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

No, Richard Dreyfuss is not Julia Louis-Dreyfus' late father. Louis-Dreyfus tearfully revealed that her 84-year-old father William had passed away on Friday during her Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series acceptance speech at the 2016 Emmy Awards on Sunday. "Lastly, I'd like to dedicate this to my father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday. I'm so glad that he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered," she said. • Check out People's full 2016 Emmy Awards coverage and complete winners list!Following Louis-Dreyfus' announcement, some people on the internet misidentified Dreyfuss as social media users sent condolences on Twitter, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Podcast/Smackdown Pt 2: Richard Dreyfuss Double Feature of '77 and Films Oscar Ignored

1 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As a companion piece to yesterday's Smackdown, a two-part podcast. If you missed Part One it's right here. Now we conclude our '77 festivities (did you enjoy or did we go to overboard?) with our panel, which includes Mark HarrisGuy LodgeNick DavisSara Black McCulloch, and Nathaniel R, discussing Tuesday Weld, Richard Dreyfuss, Diane Keaton, Looking for Mr Goodbar, The Turning Point and a few '77 extras.

Part Two Finale. Index (40 minutes)

00:01 One more anecdote on The Goodbye Girl 

04:45 Richard Dreyfuss' big year and Steven Spielberg's interest/disinterest in actors in Close Encounters of the Third Kind

15:30 Tuesday Weld's career and the divisive Looking for Mr Goodbar

24:00 The Turning Point and a female-heavy Best Picture lineup

32:15 Performances that weren't nominated from: Saturday Night Fever, Opening Night, Handle With Care, Roseland, and Three Women

39:00 Thank yous! 

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Podcast/Smackdown Pt 1: "Julia" & "The Goodbye Girl"

31 July 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As a companion piece to yesterday's Smackdown, a two-part podcast. In the first installment Mark HarrisGuy LodgeNick DavisSara Black McCulloch, and Nathaniel R discuss 1977's Oscar race, Jane Fonda & Vanessa Redgrave's friendship, Neil Simon's quippy writing, and more...

Part One. Index (41 minutes)

00:01 Intros, 1977 Memories, Annie Hall vs Star Wars

05:55 "getting" movies and Oscar-watching before the internet

09:09 Julia and Jane Fonda's curious "supporting" lead

16:23 Gender in Julia, Vanessa Redgrave's politics, and queer subtext

29:45 Child acting and difficult language in The Goodbye Girl

35:45 The influx of divorce/single parenting movies in the 70s

39:14 Nick's family memory of The Goodbye Girl

You can listen to the podcast here or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?   »


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Golden Globes 77. A Look Back

26 July 2016 6:45 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Editors Note: Nathaniel is running behind on the Cinematography Special - but don't miss yesterday's installment or Tim's huge ongoing post at Antagony & Ecstasy so we'll resume tomorrow night. In the meantime enjoy Eric's look back at the Globes in '77, since its our Year of the Month.

Peter O'Toole with Globe winners Jane Fonda (Julia), Richard Burton (Equus), and Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl)

Globe/Oscar comparisons are always fun to see because though the  groups have different sensibilities, inevitable industry hype influences both. Yet the Globes are rarely revisited outside of their years since Oscar is the one people obsess on when they look back, "the one that matters" as it were. Let's correct that as we gaze at 1977...  »

- Eric Blume

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Five Days 'til the Smackdown

26 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown Of 1977 is coming. You already met two of our panelists. And here are the other three (including me). 

Meet The Panelists 

Panelist: Sara Black McCulloch

Bio: Sara Black McCulloch is a Toronto-based researcher, translator and writer. She has written for i-d, cleo Journal, Adult, The Hairpin, Gawker, Bitch Magazine and The National Post. You can read more of her work here. 

Question: What does 1977 mean to you? 

1977 seemed to be steeped in so much disillusionment. I think that, like the years that signal the end of a decade but don't quite bookend it, it was...fraught. The year was packed with events that pointed to change and fueled uncertainty. It was the year the U.S. signed the nuclear-proliferation pact and the same year that the U.S. government voted against covering elective abortions through Medicaid. The Apple II computer hit the market and Jimmy Carter »


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The Smackdown Is Almost Here

24 July 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown Of 1977 Is Just One Week Away. Get your votes in by Friday early evening. This week will be a '77 blitz at the blog to get you in the mood. 

The Nominees were...

Leslie BrowneThe Turning Point

Quinn Cumming, The Goodbye Girl

Melinda Dillon, Close Encounters

Vanessa Redgrave, Julia

Tuesday Weld, Looking for Mr Goodbar 

Readers are our final panelist for the Smackdown so if you'd like to vote send Nathaniel an email with 1977 in the header line and your votes. Each performance you've seen should be rated on a scale of 1 to 5 hearts (1 being terrible 5 being stupendous) -- Remember to only vote for performances that you've seen! The votes are weighted to reflect numbers of voters per movies so no actress has an unfair advantage. 

Click to embiggen to see the 1977 goodies

Meet The Panelists

We'll do this piecemeal so you don't feel overwhelmed. »


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Beauty Break: Vintage 1977 - Magazine Covers

15 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Liz, and Liza and Halston, Oh my!

Reminder. At the end of the month the Smackdown returns with a look at the Supporting Actress Race of 1977 (The Turning Point, Julia, Close Encounters, The Goodbye Girl, and Looking for Mr Goodbar so get to watching so you can vote!).

To get you in the mid to late 1970s mood, if you lived through them, or just to engage your curiousity if you didn't, a collection of magazine covers from the year in question. Naturally we'll start with two Best Actress winners and then hit the general collections of showbiz covers »


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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Richard Dreyfuss ('Madoff')

24 June 2016 4:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"I always knew this was what I was gonna do," says the film and television actor Richard Dreyfuss as we sit down to record an episode of the 'Awards Chatter' podcast. The 68-year-old made his name with a string of terrific performances in great films of the '70s: George Lucas' American Graffiti (1973), Ted Kotcheff's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Herbert Ross' The Goodbye Girl (1977). But the rest of his life and career — leading up to his most recent and acclaimed portrayal of

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- Scott Feinberg

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Rapid Round: Richard Dreyfuss on His Four-Year Retirement From Acting, Why Bernie Madoff Is a "Sociopath" and Why He Was At That Ted Cruz Rally

17 June 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Just a few years ago, Richard Dreyfuss turned his back on Hollywood and left for Oxford, England, where he immersed himself in research about his passion: civics. Now he’s back and, after a self-imposed retirement, he appeared this season as Bernard Madoff in ABC’s Madoff, an acclaimed mini-series about the life of the disgraced (and jailed) stockbroker, recounting his rise and fall with his arrest in 2008. Madoff is currently serving a 150-year prison sentence. Dreyfuss, 68, an Oscar winner for 1978’s The Goodbye Girl and the star of such movies as 1975’s Jaws and 1977’s Close

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- Stephen Galloway

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The Smackdowns Are Coming!

8 June 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

You thought we'd forgotten the Smackdowns. We have not! Here's what's coming this season. You know you want to join in the movie merriment! We're giving you a headstart so you can get to watching these 13 movies for the first time (or revisiting them) over your summer vacations. More details to follow as we get closer to the actual Smackdowns. 

Sunday July 31st

The Best Supporting Actresses of 1977

The Oscar went to the legendary but controversial Vanessa Redgrave for Julia and while she might be impossible to beat, the movies are all juicy in this category. Tuesday Weld co-stars in the provocative Looking for Mr Goodbar, Melinda Dillon was part of the fine cast of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Quinn Cumming charmed voters in The Goodbye Girl, and Leslie Browne, a dancer, debuted in Oscar's all time biggest loser The Turning Point (nominated for 11 Oscars but it lost every category! »


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Shots Fired in first trailer for Fox’s new drama

17 May 2016 10:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for Fox’s upcoming drama event series Shots Fired which stars Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer; take a look below…

Examining the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, Shots Fired is a dramatic new event series that is a “why done it?” and a “who done it?” From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “Notorious”), the 10-hour event series is an explosive look at the criminal justice system. When an African-American police officer kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, re-opening wounds that threaten to tear the town apart. Leading »

- Amie Cranswick

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20 years ago today: Julia Roberts, Jcvd, and many more guest-starred on ‘Friends’

28 January 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

20 years ago today, NBC aired “The One After the Superbowl,” the mega-episode of “Friends” packed with famous guest stars. The two-part episode had a massive lead-in from the Cowboys vs. Steelers game, even more than usual for post-Super Bowl programming — that game broke the record for most-watched sporting event ever on American television. The star-studded lineup of visitors to “Friends” was: Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields, Chris Isaak, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Fred Willard, and Dan Castellaneta. Roberts played Susie, Chandler’s elementary school classmate. Chandler eagerly agrees to go on a date with her, only to find out that the date was part of Susie’s plot for revenge to get back at Chandler for a prank he played on her in the 4th grade. “That was in the 4th grade! How could you still be upset about that?” Chandler exclaimed upon realizing what this was all about — as he stood »

- Emily Rome

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