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David Lynch Revisited: Why We Need His Genius Now More Than Ever — Critics Debate

24 March 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Editor’s note: On the heels of David Lynch’s imminent return to the small screen with Showtime’s much-anticipated “Twin Peaks” continuation, the singular filmmaker is also the subject of a brand new documentary — “David Lynch: The Art Life” — and a full-scale IFC retrospective. With Lynch poised to rocket back to the cultural consciousness, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich, Kate Erbland and Anne Thompson traded emails about the mysterious auteur’s talent and its continuing relevance today. 

Eric: I love David Lynch, but find the source of his popularity questionable, and am concerned about his imminent return with “Twin Peaks.” He’s one of the best-known American filmmakers of our time and probably the least understood. When “Eraserhead” became a midnight movie phenomenon in 1977, it wasn’t because people flocked to the theaters in the hopes of understanding the literal meaning of Lynch’s nightmarish black-and-white debut. »

- Anne Thompson, David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn and Kate Erbland

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Beijing Film Festival to Screen David Lynch Retrospective

23 March 2017 12:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Beijing International Film Festival has added some iconic art house fare to its lineup.

The government-backed event announced this week that it will screen a special retrospective of the work of David Lynch during its 7th edition, which runs April 16-23 in the Chinese capital.

Lynch films to be included in the program include Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire — none of which were previously exhibited theatrically in the country. The documentary, David Lynch: The Art Life, by directors Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes and Olivia Neergaard-Holm will also be »

- Patrick Brzeski

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In the Overlook, Everything is Fine: ‘The Shining’ as Directed by David Lynch

14 March 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Don’t think one of the scariest movies ever can get any scarier? You’re wrong.

Question: what’s scarier than riding your big wheel through an empty hotel, turning the corner, and finding yourself face to face with twin little girls dressed in matching baby-blue dresses, and oh yeah, they’re dead?

Answer: riding your big wheel through an empty hotel, turning the corner, and finding yourself face to face with a full-grown, malformed-cheeked woman who looks way to happy to see you and can’t stop singing, “In Heaven, everything is fine.”

This hypothetical scenario comes from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, of course, and in the question portion, I’m sticking with the original, little Danny Torrance bumping into the Grady Twins. In the second, however, you might have picked up that the figure described is the infamous Lady in the Radiator from David Lynch’s Eraserhead. Now »

- H. Perry Horton

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John Hurt remembered at Oscars ceremony

26 February 2017 8:22 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The late actor, star of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Elephant Man, was honoured by the Academy in their annual In Memoriam montage

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John Hurt, the celebrated British actor who was nominated twice for Academy Awards but never won, has been remembered in the In Memoriam section of the 2017 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

Hurt’s nominations were for best actor for The Elephant Man in 1981, the David Lynch-directed film about a disfigured man in Victorian London, and for best supporting actor in 1979 for his role as a prison junkie in Alan Parker’s Midnight Express.

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John Hurt remembered at Oscars ceremony

26 February 2017 8:22 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The late actor, star of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Elephant Man, was honoured by the Academy in their annual In Memoriam montage

John Hurt, the celebrated British actor who was nominated twice for Academy Awards but never won, has been remembered in the In Memoriam section of the 2017 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.

Hurt’s nominations were for best actor for The Elephant Man in 1981, the David Lynch-directed film about a disfigured man in Victorian London, and for best supporting actor in 1979 for his role as a prison junkie in Alan Parker’s Midnight Express.

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- Andrew Pulver

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Oscar Week 2017: Makeup and Hairstyling Symposium

26 February 2017 2:15 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

By Gary Salem

Oscar Week celebrated three exceptional nominees at the annual Makeup & Hairstyling Symposium: “A Man Called Ove,” “Star Trek Beyond” and “Suicide Squad.” Branch governor and longtime host Leonard Engelman started the event with a favorite story about 20th Century Fox lobbying the Academy to award John Chambers with an honorary Oscar for “Planet of the Apes” in 1968. He was joined by fellow governors Kathryn Blondell and Lois Burwell in welcoming the nominees and giving an inside look at the bake-off and nomination process.

Burwell said the branch meets twice a year to discuss the films that members think should be viewed in a theater and considered for seven finalists. Branch members also communicate throughout the year to bring attention to outstanding work. The seven finalists are usually narrowed down to three nominees but there have been years with two and four nominees.

The audience included several past »

- Movie Geeks

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Oscars 2017: Sara Bareilles to Perform During 'In Memoriam' -- Why It Will Be the Saddest Ever

23 February 2017 1:10 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

2016 saw the unexpected and untimely deaths of a slew of beloved icons and screen legends, which means viewers can expect one monumental In Memoriam segment at the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

It was announced on Thursday that Sara Bareilles will be performing during the emotional tribute. "Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.

The tribute will no doubt have everyone in tears, especially when you consider just how many icons have passed away since last year's awards show.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Looking back over the past year, here are just a few of the late stars who will likely be honored at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, who died on »

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Animation whiz Eddie White makes live-action debut with Odessa Young

9 February 2017 7:17 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Director Eddie White is best known for writing and co-directing 2009.s The Cat Piano, an eight-and-a-half-minute marvel narrated by Nick Cave and shortlisted for best animated short at the Oscars alongside films by Pixar and Aardman.

White and co-director Ari Gibson made the short at The People.s Republic of Animation, the company White founded with high-school friends in Adelaide while studying acting at Flinders University.

The shingle was eventually bought by video game developer Halfbrick Studios (creators of Fruit Ninja), but White had already moved on, in 2012, as the company began to specialise in video games and apps..

.I chose to go freelance, because I just wanted to make films at that stage, and I could see that wasn.t the business model for them,. he said.

White spent a couple of years developing an animated feature with Gibson which never got off the ground, as well as churning out short animations on commission. »

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Spiceworld! Denis Villeneuve has signed on to direct the Dune reboot

1 February 2017 4:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

The recent swathe of awards nominations for Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival restored the faith of sci-fi fans around the world. Ted Chiang’s beautifully constructed tale ‘Stories of Your Life’ was adapted perfectly to the big screen by Villeneuve and screenwriter Eric Heisserer, and was a wonderful alternative to the plotless CG action sci-fi films we’ve seen so many of. The director has been circling another epic sci-fi project for a number of weeks, and today it has been confirmed that he’s taking on the Dune reboot for Legendary pictures.

Earlier today Brian Herbert (son of Dune creator Frank Herbert, and sci-fi author in his own right) tweeted the following good news:

It's official — Legendary Pictures has signed the very talented Denis Villeneuve to direct the exciting new Dune series film project.

Brian Herbert (@DuneAuthor) February 1, 2017

The famously divisive 1984 film version from David Lynch is »

- Jon Lyus

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A Look Back at John Hurt’s Greatest Film Roles

31 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No actor was more perfectly named than John Hurt. It’s not as if the characters he played were always in pain, though more often than not, they were. Yet he was graced with a seductively layered and tricky personality — you sensed that his characters were sly, furtive, and complicated, because he was all those things as well.

Hurt died, at age 77, of pancreatic cancer Jan. 27 at his home in Norfolk, England. These are my favorites of his films.

The Naked Civil Servant

The performance that put Hurt on the map was his channeling of Quentin 
Crisp in a 1975 British TV movie. Cloaked in white makeup, with a shock of orange hair and a bombs-away bitchery as unapologetic as Johnny Rotten’s sneer, Hurt’s Crisp is effete , delicate, and merciless. The beauty of the performance is that it’s not a plea for “tolerance” so much as for the insane glory of the individual. »

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John Hurt: Remembering the Master of Outsiders

30 January 2017 5:35 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For a man whose first claim to screen immortality came when an extraterrestrial freak of nature ripped a hole in his chest and screeched bloody murder in Alien, John Hurt was a hell of an actor. "The alien won the Oscar," a laughing Hurt told me nearly three decades later, referring to the Academy Award that Ridley Scott's 1979 film took home for H.R. Giger's visual effects. It might be the only time in his 55-year career that anyone, let alone a creature that looked like a penis with teeth, »

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John Hurt, ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Doctor Who’ Star, Dies At 77

28 January 2017 3:49 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Oscar-nominated British actor John Hurt died Wednesday after a long bout of pancreatic cancer. Hurt was well-renowned for his role in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man and what is likely the most widely viewed adaptation of Orwell’s 1984. The actor also starred in the Harry Potter movies as Mr. Ollivander, V for Vendetta, Tinker Tailor Soldier […]

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Remembering John Hurt by Anne-Katrin Titze

28 January 2017 12:38 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Atom Egoyan on John Hurt in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape: "I had the great privilege to work with this astonishing actor."

Sir John Hurt, who died this morning on January 28, 2017, was given the honor Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2004. In 2012, he received a BAFTA Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award. Hurt won a Best Actor BAFTA for David Lynch's The Elephant Man, produced by Mel Brooks, and a Best Supporting Actor for Alan Parker's Midnight Express, screenplay by Oliver Stone.

When John Hurt was in New York for Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer, we also discussed his work with John Huston, Fred Zinnemann, Richard Fleischer, Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, the triad with Lars von Trier - Dogville - Manderlay - Melancholia, and the genius of Bertolt Brecht.

John Hurt in New York Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

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- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Hollywood Reacts to ‘Incomparable’ Actor John Hurt’s Death

28 January 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The entertainment industry took to social media on Friday into Saturday to mourn the loss of actor “John Hurt” who died Wednesday at his home in Norfolk.

The actor, known for films such as “Midnight Express,” “Alien,” the title character in “The Elephant Man,” was 77.

“It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt’s passing. He was a truly magnificent talent,” Mel Brooks wrote. “No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed.”

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It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

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John Hurt Remembered by Mel Brooks, Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright and More

28 January 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beloved British actor Sir John Hurt passed away at the age of 77 after battling pancreatic cancer. The two-time Oscar nominee had over 200 acting credits to his name, including “Alien,” “V for Vendetta,” “The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” franchise, and most recently Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie.”

Following the announcement of his death on Friday, his Hollywood peers and friends paid tribute to him on social media, sending their condolences and remembering the great times they’ve had together, as well as his incredible filmography.

Read More: John Hurt, ‘Alien’ and ‘The Elephant Man’ Star, Dies At 77

Mel Brooks, who worked with Hurt on “The Elephant Man” and “Spaceballs,” tweeted that he was “a truly magnificent talent” and that “he will sorely be missed.”

It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent.

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. »

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Sir John Hurt, Acclaimed British Actor, Dead At Age 77

28 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Sir John Hurt, the chameleon-like British character actor with an ability to immerse himself in an astonishingly wide variety of roles, has died from pancreatic cancer at age 77. The son of a British clergyman and engineer, Hurt originally studied to be an artist before the lure of the stage led him to the acting profession. His first major film role was in the Oscar-winning 1966 film "A Man for All Seasons". Acclaim followed quickly and Hurt made his next big impression on screen in the 1970 British crime thriller "10 Rillington Place". He received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for the 1978 film "Midnight Express" and was nominated for Best Actor for his most acclaimed role as the tragic, disfigured John Merrick in the 1980 film "The Elephant Man". He earned a place in pop culture history for his role in Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic "Alien" for a scene in which »

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John Hurt, Alien and Harry Potter Star, Passes Away at 77

28 January 2017 9:15 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

British actor Sir John Hurt, whose illustrious career spans six decades, has sadly passed away at the age of 77. The gravelly voiced man of many roles was perhaps best known for his classic movies such as Alien, Harry Potter and The Elephant Man. Publicist Charles McDonald confirmed the death late Friday. According to CNN, no cause of death is given.

John Hurt made a name for himself playing tormented characters. And he was actually known as an actor who most often times died on screen. Throughout his many projects, he had 47 death scenes. Perhaps no more memorable than when he introduced the world to the iconic Chestburster in Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien, where a baby xenomorph came ripping through his chest during a dinner scene inside a spaceship mess hall.

John Hurt's first role was in the 1962 TV show Z cars, and he has worked steadily ever since. »

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From the People Archive: John Hurt on His Amazing Career: ‘I’m Not Ordinary’

28 January 2017 7:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This story originally appeared in the Nov. 17, 1980 issue of People.

His Roles May Veer Far from the Straight and Narrow, but John Hurt Acts on a Fast Track

Only one part is now out of the question: Husband.

A depraved Roman emperor, a brilliantly outrageous homosexual, an eccentric junkie convict, a tortured student murderer, a pitiable sideshow freak, an astronaut who has his chest ripped open from the inside by an alien monster… Hardly everyday folk, but 40-year-old British actor John Hurt—who has portrayed them all—is no mundane talent. “I don’t believe there is any such thing as an ordinary person, »

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John Hurt, diverse actor of screen and stage, dies at 77 – video obituary

28 January 2017 3:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

John Hurt, the British actor famed for his wide-ranging roles in films as diverse as Harry Potter, Alien and The Elephant Man, has died at the age of 77. He rose to prominence after portraying Quentin Crisp in the 1975 TV film The Naked Civil Servant and went on to become a versatile, Oscar-nominated actor. Hurt, who had been suffering from pancreatic cancer since 2015, died in London on Friday

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Rip John Hurt

28 January 2017 3:17 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

I think the tragic losses we have experienced in the world of cinema in only the last year has seen us try to harden ourselves to any other celebrity death life cares to throw at us. But no matter how much we try, I don’t think any one was ready for the news that greeted us this morning: legendary actor John Hurt has passed away at the age of 77. With a career that has spanned over six decades, that includes two Oscar nominations for Midnight Express and The Elephant Man, you will be hard pressed to say you don’t know who John Hurt is. He has bled into nearly every corner of pop culture, most famously as Nostromo crew member Ash, whose encounter with a face hugger leads to a memorable breakfast in Alien. But people also know him as kindly wand maker Olivander in the Harry Potter franchise, »

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