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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Sing Street,’ ‘A Touch of Zen,’ ‘To Have and Have Not,’ and More

19 July 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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Night & Fog (Alain Resnais)

Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust. Juxtaposing the stillness of the abandoned camps’ empty buildings with haunting wartime footage, Resnais investigates humanity’s capacity for violence, and presents the devastating suggestion that such horrors could occur again. – Criterion

Sing Street (John Carney)

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Green Room,’ ‘Everybody Want Some!!,’ ‘My Golden Days’ & More

12 July 2016 7:26 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto)

It all begins with Once Upon a Time. Such a simple introduction for Belladonna of Sadness, a 1973 Japanese animated feature whose newfound legacy includes a decades-long disappearance, a dramatic re-emergence, and a growing reputation as a frenzied, pornographic freakout. The final entry in anime elder statesman Osamu Tezuka‘s erotic Animerama trilogy has remained largely unknown to even the most die-hard cult cinephiles, a fate determined after its commercial failure bankrupted Tezuka’s production company, »

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Galloway on Film: How Michael Cimino Joined the Ranks of Hollywood's Great Failures

11 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The 51st Academy Awards set up a battle not just between two films but also between two ideologies. The year was 1979, and for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War, Hollywood was tackling that conflict with radically different portrayals. One was a seemingly jingoistic epic that followed three men in and out of combat, the other an intense personal drama about a military officer’s wife who falls in love with a paraplegic veteran. The latter was Coming Home, the former The Deer Hunter, and these two pictures (released respectively in February and December 1978) seemed to embody

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The Jungle Book Blu-ray details and special features revealed

9 July 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has announced that Jon Favreau’s live-action retelling of The Jungle Book is set to hit Blu-ray and DVD on August 22nd in the UK and August 30th in the Us. Check out the cover art and full list of special features below…

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Bonus features include:

Blu-ray & Digital HD:

The Jungle Book” Reimagined – Favreau sits down with producer Brigham Taylor and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato to discuss “The Jungle Book” and reflect on the years they devoted to the reimagining of this timeless tale. Discover how Rudyard Kipling’s original stories and the classic animated film influenced their unique approach, witness the technical wizardry that enabled the team to create a believable and thrilling movie-going experience, and learn how they borrowed a page from Walt Disney’s innovation playbook to make it all happen. Lastly, meet »

- Gary Collinson

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The Jungle Book hits Blu-ray August 30, Digital August 23

8 July 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book is coming home! Here are the details!

The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau’s stunning live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s animated classic, will be available early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on August 30.   Venture behind the scenes with in-depth bonus features that reveal the innovative filmmaking technology used to create the richly immersive jungle world and characters; Follow the journey of the film’s only on-screen actor, charismatic newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli); Delve into a candid and humorous scene-by-scene audio commentary with director Jon Favreau and meet the all-star voice cast who help bring the film’s colorful characters to life, as well as the musicians who accent the adventure with a majestic music score.   The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) as the voice of Baloo, Sir Ben Kingsley (Learning to Drive, »

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The Jungle Book Hits Digital HD August 23rd And Blu-Ray August 30th

7 July 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

While The Jungle Book didn’t quite amaze in the way that some hoped, but it was definitely one of the more interesting efforts of the year, and the home release has some interesting bonus features that look to make this family-friendly movie a must-own.

The commentary track on this one is probably worth the price of admission all on its own, especially given the complexities of putting this together, and Favreau’s proclaimed love for the story.

You’re also getting a featurette that runs through the adaptation process, which covers the years spent working on bringing the film to life. And, another featurette that takes us through Neel Sethi’s journey to land the role, and his experience being involved in making the film, and what that does to your life.

I imagine there may be more by the time it hits, but it looks like a solid release already. »

- Marc Eastman

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Disney’s The Jungle Book on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray August 30

7 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Disney presents the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Disney’s Groundbreaking, Live-Action Adventure arrives on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray™ August 30.

udiences were mesmerized by Disney’s live-action epic adventure “The Jungle Book,” which has earned more than $911 million at the global box office to date. »

- Tom Stockman

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Michael Cimino & the Best Director Oscar Since

6 July 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Eric here with thinking about the past 40 years of Oscars Best Director category.

This past Saturday, director Michael Cimino passed away at age 77.  Cimino won the Best Director Oscar for 1978’s The Deer Hunter, beating Woody Allen (Interiors), Hal Ashby (Coming Home), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry (Heaven Can Wait), and Alan Parker (Midnight Express).  While those five actual films are of varying quality, the names behind them are all heavyweights and it was formidable company.

The Deer Hunter was a divisive film upon its release and remains so today (praised for its leisurely-paced first half and its capture of inexpressive male friendship; criticized for the Russian Roulette melodrama and its depiction of the Vietnamese). With The Deer Hunter, Cimino aimed to make something epic and classically Greek in its storytelling, and watching the film you can actually feel his young talent. Cimino next famously (infamously?) went on to direct 1980’s Heaven’s Gate, »

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Jeff Bridges Remembers Michael Cimino, a ‘Splendid Filmmaker’ Whose Advice He’s Never Forgotten

5 July 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Has any other filmmaker had a career trajectory quite like Michael Cimino’s? After winning Best Picture and Best Director for his second film, 1978’s devastating “The Deer Hunter,” the writer/director was given carte blanche for his third. “Heaven’s Gate” was the result, and though it torpedoed Cimino’s career and nearly destroyed United Artists, in recent years it’s come to be appreciated as the sprawling, moving drama that it is. Jeff Bridges, who starred in that film as well as “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” has written a remembrance of Cimino, who died on Saturday at 77.

Read More: Remembering Michael Cimino, Dead at 77

In a Facebook post, the Oscar winner recalls first meeting Cimino on the set of “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” which he starred in alongside Clint Eastwood — and felt hugely unprepared for. Fortunately, the first-time director was ready with a pep talk that’s stuck with Bridges »

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Only Yesterday,’ ‘The In-Laws,’ ‘Boy & the World’ & More

5 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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Boy & the World (Alê Abreu)

Crayon-like scribblings and simple geometric patterns meticulously complicate themselves like a fractal over the course of this child’s-eye odyssey through the global struggle between humankind and the forces that oppress it. Kaleidoscopic visuals use repetition to explore the communal nature of both work and celebration. This film continually pulls back to show the larger picture of society, its visuals becoming more complex in kind, before it reduces to a more intimate view »

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80-Minute ‘Final Cut: The Making And Unmaking of Heaven’s Gate’ Explores Michael Cimino’s Misunderstood Masterpiece

5 July 2016 7:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With the news of Michael Cimino’s passing, many people are going to revisit the award-winning director’s films. Best known for directing the classic “The Deer Hunter,” Michael Cimino also is responsible for one of the most controversial films in Hollywood history, “Heaven’s Gate.” The 1980 Western had one of the most tumultuous productions in modern […]

The post 80-Minute ‘Final Cut: The Making And Unmaking of Heaven’s Gate’ Explores Michael Cimino’s Misunderstood Masterpiece appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Locarno Blog. Last Year

5 July 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Notebook is the North American home for Locarno Film Festival Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian's blog. Chatrian has been writing thoughtful blog entries in Italian on Locarno's website since he took over as Director in late 2012, and now you can find the English translations here on the Notebook as they're published. The Locarno Film Festival will be taking place August 3 - 13. Last year, as we made our farewells, Michael Cimino said to me: “Carlo, I want to come back, but next time with a film.” I could hardly contain my emotion, knowing how the filmmaker had been ostracized in his own backyard, Hollywood. But, for once, I felt I could make out a glimmer of something behind that imperturbable smile of his. Something like an inner certainty. Today I'd like to believe that Cimino will indeed return to Locarno with a film. Under another name, another identity, in another garb »

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Abbas Kiarostami, Acclaimed Iranian Director, Dies at 76

4 July 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Celebrated Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has died after a battle with cancer, the Isna news service reported on Monday. He was 76. Kiarostami won the Cannes Film Festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or, in 1997 for his film “Taste of Cherry,” and served as a jury president in festival sections for short films and directors. Local publications in Tehran reported that Kiarostami was diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer in March, and had even slipped into a coma. A medical team in Paris who treated the director denied the report at the time. Also Read: Michael Cimino, Oscar-Winning Director of 'The Deer Hunter, »

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Michael Cimino obituary

4 July 2016 5:23 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

American director and screenwriter who had a huge hit with his 1978 film The Deer Hunter, but a disastrous flop with Heaven’s Gate two years later

It took just over two years for the film-maker Michael Cimino, who has died aged 77, to go from being one of the figureheads of the ambitious and intelligent Us cinema of the 1970s to the man blamed for killing it off. The peak of his career was The Deer Hunter (1978), the first in a spate of pictures to articulate the effect on the American psyche of the Vietnam war. It was divided into three distinct sections depicting a group of Pennsylvania steelworkers before, during and after the war.

Cimino was criticised for sequences in which the soldiers are forced by the Vietcong to play Russian roulette against one another. He was also accused of expressing rightwing sentiments in the final scene, during which the »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Michael Cimino, Controversial Director Of "The Deer Hunter" And "Heaven's Gate", Dead At 77

3 July 2016 7:34 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cimino and star Kris Kristofferson on the set of the ill-fated production of "Heaven's Gate".

 

By Lee Pfeiffer

Michael Cimino, whose fast rise to royalty in Hollywood was matched only by the sudden demise of his career, has died at age 77. He was born in Long Island and entered the film business with his first success as the co-writer of the 1973 Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry sequel "Magnum Force". (He had previously written the screenplay for the sci-fi cult film "Silent Running" starring Bruce Dern.) Eastwood was suitably impressed and gave Cimino the opportunity to make his directorial debut with the buddy crime caper "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot". Released in 1974, the film was a hit and helped launch Jeff Bridges to stardom with the Oscar nomination he received. In 1978 Cimino released his ambitious Vietnam War epic "The Deer Hunter" starring Robert De Niro and newcomer Meryl Streep. The politics of the big »

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How Michael Cimino’s ‘The Deer Hunter’ Pioneered The Modern Day Oscar Campaign – And Won

3 July 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In all the obits on Michael Cimino, who died Saturday at age 77, most talked about his career trajectory from boom – 1978 Best Picture and Director Oscar winner The Deer Hunter – to bust – 1980 United Artists killer Heaven’s Gate. And while few filmmakers fell off the Hollywood mountain quite as quickly and dramatically as Cimino, the fact that he had that one big “boom” should not be underestimated. If you can write off  the rest of Cimino’s cinematic output after those… »

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‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Director Michael Cimino Has Died at 77

3 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

This weekend brings sad news of an Academy Award-winning filmmaker passing away as The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate director Michael Cimino has died at 77 years old. Police discovered Michael Cimino dead in his home Saturday after friends had attempted to reach him with no response. Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux posted (in […]

The post ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Director Michael Cimino Has Died at 77 appeared first on /Film. »

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‘The Deer Hunter’ director Michael Cimino dies aged 77

3 July 2016 3:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Michael Cimino, the director who brought us such classics as The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate has died at the age of 77.

Cimino directed eight films during his career. His debut was the Clint Eastwood-led Thunderbolt and Lightfoot in 1974, followed by The Deer Hunter just four years later in 1978. Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken starred in the Vietnam movie which garnered five Oscars including Best Film the following year. The film is most famous for its often replicated Russian roulette sequence.

Cimino went on to direct Year Of The Dragon, The Sicilian (also with Walken), Desperate Hours, The Sunchaser and a segment in the 2011 ensemble piece To Each His Own Cinema. Cimino also wrote the Dirty Harry movie Magnum Force and Douglas Trumball’s cult classic Silent Running.

No cause of death has been released, though Cimino’s body was said to have been found »

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Michael Cimino dies at 77

3 July 2016 2:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Oscar-winning writer-director was widely acclaimed for The Deer Hunter but fell from grace with Heaven’s Gate.

Michael Cimino, the Oscar-winning Hollywood writer-director best known for The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate, has died at age 77.

Press reports said that Cimino’s body was found at his Los Angeles home on Saturday (July 2), with the cause of death yet to be determined.

Cimino started his career in television commercials and as a screenwriter, with credits including 1972 sci-fi tale Silent Running and 1973 Clint Eastwood crime thriller Magnum Force. He made his directing debut on 1974 Eastwood comedy drama Thuderbolt and Lightfoot, which he also wrote.

He rose to prominence as director of 1978 Vietnam war story The Deer Hunter, on which he also got a story credit. The film won five Oscars, including best picture and best director for Cimino himself.

Two years later, however, Cimino’s reputation took a hit when Heaven’s Gate, which he wrote »

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Micheal Cimino dead at 77

3 July 2016 2:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Oscar-winning writer-director was widely acclaimed for The Deer Hunter but fell from grace with Heaven’s Gate.

Michael Cimino, the Oscar-winning Hollywood writer-director best known for The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate, has died at age 77.

Press reports said that Cimino’s body was found at his Los Angeles home on Saturday (July 2), with the cause of death yet to be determined.

Cimino started his career in television commercials and as a screenwriter, with credits including 1972 sci-fi tale Silent Running and 1973 Clint Eastwood crime thriller Magnum Force. He made his directing debut on 1974 Eastwood comedy drama Thuderbolt and Lightfoot, which he also wrote.

He rose to prominence as director of 1978 Vietnam war story The Deer Hunter, on which he also got a story credit. The film won five Oscars, including best picture and best director for Cimino himself.

Two years later, however, Cimino’s reputation took a hit when Heaven’s Gate, which he wrote »

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