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16 items from 2010


Their Best Role: Diane Keaton in 'Shoot the Moon'

3 November 2010 2:05 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Cinematical

Next week will see Diane Keaton playing opposite Harrison Ford in Roger Michell's 'Morning Glory'; as feuding TV morning show co-hosts, they provide the backdrop / counterpoint to Rachel McAdams' star turn as the show's beleaguered producer. In the past 20 years, Keaton has moved effortlessly from lead to supporting roles and back again, earning Academy Award nominations for 'Marvin's Room' and 'Something's Gotta Give,' surviving and thriving in an industry not noted for its kindness toward actresses over the age of 40.

She's enjoyed a rich and varied career. Because of her likable, funny performances as Woody Allen's leading lady in 'Sleeper,' 'Love and Death,' and, especially, 'Annie Hall,' for which she won an Academy Award, it's easy to forget that Keaton first came to attention in 'The Godfather' with a very modest role, »

- Peter Martin

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Their Best Role: Diane Keaton in 'Shoot the Moon'

3 November 2010 2:05 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Cinematical

Next week will see Diane Keaton playing opposite Harrison Ford in Roger Michell's 'Morning Glory'; as feuding TV morning show co-hosts, they provide the backdrop / counterpoint to Rachel McAdams' star turn as the show's beleaguered producer. In the past 20 years, Keaton has moved effortlessly from lead to supporting roles and back again, earning Academy Award nominations for 'Marvin's Room' and 'Something's Gotta Give,' surviving and thriving in an industry not noted for its kindness toward actresses over the age of 40.

She's enjoyed a rich and varied career. Because of her likable, funny performances as Woody Allen's leading lady in 'Sleeper,' 'Love and Death,' and, especially, 'Annie Hall,' for which she won an Academy Award, it's easy to forget that Keaton first came to attention in 'The Godfather' with a very modest role, »

- Peter Martin

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Scenes (Songs) We Love: "She's Lonely" from 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar'

24 August 2010 6:02 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

I very clearly remember growing up with the novel Looking For Mr. Goodbar in plain view on the bookcase in my house, and I have to admit, I was fascinated by it. There was just something about that book that screamed 'grown-up', and there was no way I was ever going to be allowed to read that ... not until I had a few more maturity miles under my belt, anyway. But, that didn't stop me from sneaking in a viewing of the 1977 film which featured the song that is today's recipient of a Scenes (Songs) We Love: She's Lonely by the one and only Bill Withers.

Most people know Withers from his classic Lean on Me (a song that I would be happy to never hear again -- it's just that overplayed) but his particular brand of soul has so much more to offer, and She's Lonely is a perfect »

- Jessica Barnes

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Cinematographer William Fraker – A Legend Goes to Heaven

15 July 2010 12:34 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Bob Fisher

HollywoodNews.com: A large crowd packed the American Society of Cinematographers clubhouse, in Hollywood, on Saturday, July 10, to say goodbye to a legend who will live in their hearts forever.

William A. Fraker, Asc, aka Billy, died on May 31 at age 86. The crowd at the memorial included cinematographers, crew members, directors, actors, producers, family and friends. His story is like the script for a feel-good Hollywood movie. Billy’s grandmother was a teacher in Mexico when a brutal revolution brought Pancho Villa to power in 1910. Teachers were on his enemies list. She and Billy’s future mother and aunt rode mules across the border and entered the United States as illegal immigrants.

His grandmother earned a living as a portrait photographer at a downtown Los Angeles studio. Billy was 10 years old when his mother died. After his father died a year later, his grandmother opened a portrait »

- Bob Fisher

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Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer William A. Fraker Dies

21 June 2010 6:50 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

William A. Fraker was a leading cinematographer in films from the late 1960s, photographing such films as Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby and the 1977’s Exorcist II: The Heretic. He earned six Academy Award nominations during his career for his work on Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), the fantasy classic Heaven Can Wait (1978) starring Warren Beatty, Steven Spielberg’s 1941 (1979), WarGames (1983), and Murphy’s Romance (1985).

Fraker was born in Los Angeles on September 29, 1923 and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He studied at the USC School of Cinema and worked as a photographer’s assistant. He began working as a camera operator for television in the early 1960s. He served as a cinematographer for the obscure television production The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (a.k.a. The Haunted) (1964) for director Joseph Stefano, and for Leslie Steven’s off-beat, Esperanto-language horror film Incubus (1965) starring William Shatner. »

- Harris Lentz

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New Line Books "The Carrie Diaries"

5 June 2010 5:09 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, New Line will develop a "Sex and The City" prequel feature, based on the novel "The Carrie Diaries" by "Sex" author Candace Bushnell.

The news comes on the heels of the weak domestic box office performance of "Sex And The City 2", following a gaggle of bagged-out female stars, a little too long in the tooth to be sleeping around town.

Bushnell's "The Carrie Diaries", published April 2010, focuses on a virginal, teenage 'Carrie Bradshaw', who attends a Connecticut high school, before embarking on "Looking For Mr. Goodbar" one-night stands in the Big Apple.

Bushnell said singer Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") would be her ideal choice to play the younger Carrie character.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Madtv's "Sluts And The City"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Bill Fraker goes to Heaven

4 June 2010 12:25 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Bob Fisher

HollywoodNews.com: Legendary cinematographer William A. Fraker, Asc, Bsc went to heaven last Wednesday evening. Fraker was 86 years old. The story of his life and career is like a script for a feel good Hollywood movie.

His grandmother was a teacher in Mexico during the revolution, which brought Pancho Villa into power. She left Mazaltan with Fraker’s future mother and aunt riding mules across the border into California. His mother became a still photographer at a downtown Los Angeles studio. That’s how she met his father who was a still photographer for Columbia Pictures.

Fraker served in the Navy during the Second World War. After the war, he studied filmmaking at USC, financed by the G.I. Bill of Rights. Fraker began his career shooting pickup shots for $25 apiece. He went on to earn some 50 narrative film credits as a cinematographer. Fraker earned Oscar nominations for “Looking For Mr. Goodbar, »

- Bob Fisher

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Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer William A. Fraker Dies

3 June 2010 4:40 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby William A. Fraker, the Academy Award-nominated cinematographer of Richard BrooksLooking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry’s Heaven Can Wait (1978), and John Badham’s WarGames (1983), died on May 31. Fraker was 86. Among Fraker’s other credits — the best of which were usually dark psychological dramas — are Curtis Harrington’s thriller Games (1967), Roman Polanski’s devil’s child hit Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Peter Yates‘ cop drama Bullitt (1968), Mike Nichols‘ thriller-sci-fier The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Steven Spielberg’s period comedy 1941 (1979), Martin Ritt’s comedy-drama Murphy’s Romance (1985), and William [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Fraker Takes Aim

3 June 2010 12:47 PM, PDT | Todd McCarthy's Deep Focus | See recent Todd McCarthy's Deep Focus news »

By the time he died at 86 on May 31, William A. Fraker had long since been known as an avuncular eminence gris among American cinematographers. An enthusiastic, white-bearded sage, he was a multi-term president of the American Society of Cinematographers, had taught for years at his alma mater, USC, and loved to expound on film technique, its history and foremost exponents. All the same, the man behind the camera on "Bullitt," "Rosemary's Baby," "The President's Analyst," "Rancho Deluxe," "Exorcist II: The Heretic," "1941," "Looking for Mr. Goodbar," "Heaven Can Wait," "American Hot Wax," "War Games" and many more was,… »

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Cinematographer William Fraker Passes Away at 86

2 June 2010 4:15 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

While it's easy to get caught up in the passing of Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper, Hollywood lost another talent this week. THR reports that Oscar-nominated cinematographer William Fraker has lost his battle with cancer. He was 86 years old.

Fraker may not be a household name, but odds are you've seen something he helped shoot. He was nominated six times for an Academy Award for his work on the films Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Heaven Can Wait, 1941, WarGames and Murphy's Romance, as well as a visual effects mention for 1941. He also served as cinematographer on Bullitt (starring Steve McQueen) and Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby.

After serving in the Navy during World War II, Fraker returned home and enrolled in USC's film school. He would return to USC as a teacher in the last few years of his life, where students undoubtedly learned a great deal from someone who'd worked »

- Alison Nastasi

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Cinematographer Fraker Dead At 86

2 June 2010 12:11 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Revered Hollywood cinematographer William Fraker has lost his battle with cancer, aged 86.

The filmmaker, who was nominated for six Oscars, died in Los Angeles on Monday.

His film credits include Heaven Can Wait, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, madcap cult movie 1941, Rosemary’s Baby and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

After serving in World War Two, Fraker began a career as a photographer and his first project involved a Marilyn Monroe calendar.

He got his start as a camera operator on the popular TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and landed his first job as a cinematographer in 1967's Games.

Fraker went on to work with moviemaking greats like Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg and Milos Forman.

He also directed Lee Marvin and Jack Palance in 1970 western Monte Walsh and the films The Legend of the Lone Ranger and A Reflection of Fear.

He was working on the movie Section B, with Tippi Hedren, Cyndi Lauper and Marla Maples, when he died. »

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Cinematographer William Fraker Dies at 86

2 June 2010 11:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By Lisa Horowitz 

Legendary cinematographer William A. Fraker died Monday of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 86.

Fraker was nominated for six Oscars, five for cinematography -- including three in a row for "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (1977), "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) and "1941" (1979), as well as "WarGames" and  "Murphy's Romance" -- and one for the visual effects on "1941&qu »

- Lisa Horowitz

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Cinematographer William A. Fraker dies

1 June 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

William A. Fraker, a six-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. He was 86.

Fraker earned cinematography noms for "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (1977), "Heaven Can Wait" (1978), "1941" (1980), "WarGames" (1983) and "Murphy's Romance" (1985) as well as a visual effects mention for "1941."

Fraker emerged as an influential cinematographer during the '60s, with credits including 1968 pics "Bullitt" and "Rosemary's Baby" and 1969's "Paint Your Wagon." He served as Asc president three times and received the Asc Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

Born and raised in Hollywood, Fraker served in the Navy during World War II, then enrolled in film school at USC assisted by the G.I. Bill of Rights. He taught at the school in recent years.

"William A. Fraker, Asc, Bsc, embodied not only the consummate artistry that was necessary to become a legend in his craft but also the romance and glamour of making movies, »

- By Carolyn Giardina

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'Quincy' actor Eddie Garrett dies

28 May 2010 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Eddie Garrett, who played a photographer in the Los Angeles coroner's office on 100 episodes of NBC's "Quincy, M.E.," died May 13 at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., after suffering a stroke. He was 82.

Pals with Jack Klugman, Garrett appeared on another Klugman TV series, ABC's "The Odd Couple," and had bit roles on "Ironside," "Batman" and "Medical Center," among many other shows.

Garrett also played a bartender in the 1977 Diane Keaton film "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" and a cop on Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" (1971).

A native of Milwaukee, Garrett delighted his folks by doing an impersonation of Bing Crosby. He wound up mastering more than 100 voices and used that talent in a nightclub act that lasted 16 years.

Garrett's 2006 book, "I Saw Stars ... In the 40's and 50's," featured more than 100 photos of Hollywood celebrities that he had taken as a high-school kid hanging around the studios.

Survivors include his wife, »

- By Mike Barnes

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Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears Loves Feeling Sexy. Lucky Us!

26 May 2010 8:25 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Given that the Scissors Sisters name references a certain sexual position, it should come as a shock to no one that the band isn’t afraid of sexual themes in their music. Songs such as "Filthy/Gorgeous" clearly show the band's ease with the erotic side of life. Further proof of that comes from the band’s music videos, including the video for "Filthy/Gorgeous" (directed by John Cameron Mitchell) which came in two versions: a full-length, more graphic one showing Shears in a variety of explicit sexual situations, and an edited version.

Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters

But with Ta-Dah, the band’s follow-up album to their self-titled first album, Shears felt the band had lost some of their edge and become too “stuffed-animalish.” Seeking to recapture the Sisters earlier sexiness, Shears spent several months in Berlin indulging in that city’s well-known night life.

And judging from the »

- michael

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Monologue: Diane Keaton is Looking For Mr. Goodbar

4 May 2010 10:10 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Monday Monologue

When people think about Diane Keaton in the 70s, there are probably a couple of stray thoughts for The Godfather but 8 times out of 10 they're thinking of Annie Hall (1977). The same year that she entered the cinematic pantheon as that neurotic androgynous fashion plate, she nailed another role: the grade school teacher with a dirty mind in Looking For Mr. Goodbar.

When we first meet Theresa, a professor (Alan Feinstein) is reading her personal paper about "confession" aloud while she fantasizes about having sex with him. Later that evening she's at his apartment grading his papers and he praises her for her understanding of syntax and grammar. Not exactly what she had in mind when she took the T.A. job. Theresa was thinking of something along the lines of T & A.

He asks if she's in pain (she has a bad back), and she responds, "Isn't it obvious? »

- NATHANIEL R

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