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Steve Martin to receive lifetime achievement award by Amber Wilkinson - 2014-10-04 23:35:46

4 October 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Comic Steve Martin will be honoured with the 43rd American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating his career in film. The award will be presented to Martin at a gala tribute in Los Angeles, California on June 4, 2015.

Martin began his career writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, winning an Emmy in 1969. He went on to forge a career in comedy before his first film - seven-minute short The Absent-Minded Waiter - was nominated for an Academy Award in 1977. His break-out role came in 1979's The Jerk, which he also co-wrote, and he went on to star in a string of comedy hits, including Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Little Shop Of Horrors and Planes, Trains And Automobiles.

Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees Sir Howard Stringer said: "Steve Martin is an American original. From a wild and crazy stand-up comic to one who stands »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Sin City and the eternal, seductive allure of film noir

21 August 2014 1:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The release of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For inspires James to look back at its film noir roots, and some classic examples of the genre...

"Things go dark. I don't mind much. It's okay." John Hartigan, Sin City.

We're at the shadowy back-end of the summer blockbuster season and darkness is entering the frame. Here comes ultraviolence, sleaze, crime and death, all beautifully shot in macabre high-contrast monochrome. Just when you thought you'd got yourself clean and were all peppy after some upbeat family-friendly popcorn thrills, here's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For to darken up the doorways. (And it will light up a cigarette in those doorways and spit out some tough dialogue from between its bloodstained teeth while it's lingering there.)

We're back in the Basin City of Frank Miller's graphic novels again, once more brought to vivid screen life by the comics creator »

- ryanlambie

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