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Tribeca Film Review: Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in ‘The Circle’

26 April 2017 11:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Circle” is a swankly sinister little mind teaser of a thriller. It’s a nightmare vision of what digital culture is turning all of us into, with all of our help. The movie, adapted from Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel and directed by James Ponsoldt (“The End of the Tour”), is about a corporation called The Circle that stores massive amounts of data — financial, medical, social, personal — about each of the account holders who belong to it. The company, based in the Bay Area, knows everything there is to know about you — but it’s all for your own convenience! You could call “The Circle” a dystopian thriller, yet it’s not the usual boilerplate sci-fi about grimly abstract oppressors lording it over everyone else. The movie is smarter and creepier than that; it’s a cautionary tale for the age of social-media witch hunts and compulsive oversharing. The fascist digital »

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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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Us cinemas to show Nineteen Eighty-Four in anti-Trump protest

21 February 2017 7:39 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Coordinated screenings across North America set for 4 April to highlight Orwell’s portrait of a government ‘that manufactures facts’

Nearly 90 cinemas in the Us and Canada are planning to show the film adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring the late John Hurt, in protest at President Trump’s policies. The coordinated screenings will take place on 4 April, the date that the book’s central character Winston Smith writes on the first page of his illegal diary.

Related: Peter Bradshaw on John Hurt: 'A virtual folk memory of wisdom and style'

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- Andrew Pulver

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Trump-Era Broadway: George Orwell’s ‘1984’ to Open in June

2 February 2017 4:25 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four” has returned to the top of the best-seller lists, and now a new adaptation of the 1949 dystopian classic is bound for Broadway. Sonia Friedman and Scott Rudin announced Thursday they will be producing Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s “1984,” which has had four acclaimed runs in the U.K. at Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse, and the Almeida Theatre, London. The production, which relies on video projections to re-create Orwell’s ominous “Big Brother,” will open on June 22, 2017 at the Hudson Theatre. Also Read: Clive Owen to Star in Julie Taymor's 'M Butterfly' Broadway Revival Like the novel, »

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R.I.P. John Hurt (1940 – 2017)

28 January 2017 12:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

British actor and icon John Hurt sadly passed away yesterday. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter and while they do not list an exact cause of death, Hurt had been battling pancreatic cancer since June 2015. He was 77.

Hurt has had a prolific career in film, both in the U.K. and Hollywood. Throughout his career Hurt was nominated for two Academy Awards – one as Best Supporting Actor for Midnight Express (for which he won a Golden Globe) and again as Best Actor for The Elephant Man. He is also an actor who – much like Sean Bean – is known for being killed off in many of his movies.

His most famous onscreen death is perhaps the chest-bursting sequence in Ridley Scott’s seminal Alien with Sigourney Weaver. One popular fact about that scene is that none of the other actors knew it was coming and truly thought Hurt was choking »

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British legend John Hurt dies at 77

27 January 2017 8:29 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Update: The two-time Oscar-nominated British star of The Elephant Man and Midnight Express has died, his publicist confirmed to Screen on Friday night. He was 77.

Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and continued to work after it appeared he had overcome the disease. However last summer he withdrew from the stage revival of The Entertainer upon the advice of his doctors. According to his publicist Hurt had intestinal issues when he died.

He recently played a priest in the Natalie Portman starrer Jackie and was in the cast of Joe Wright’s upcoming Second World War drama Darkest Hour for Working Title and Focus Features.

His wife Anwen Rees-Myers issued the following statement: “It is with deep sadness that I have to confirm that my husband, John Vincent Hurt, died on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at home in Norfolk.

“John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts »

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John Hurt, Oscar-Nominated 'Elephant Man' Actor, Dead at 77

27 January 2017 6:58 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John Hurt, the Oscar-nominated British actor who starred in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express, Alien and the Harry Potter series over a career that spanned more than 50 years, died Friday at the age of 77. Hurt's agent confirmed the actor's death to the BBC.

No cause of death was immediately known, but Hurt revealed in 2015 that he was battling pancreatic cancer. "I can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it,” Hurt told the Radio Times after the diagnosis. »

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John Hurt, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘The Elephant Man,’ Dies at 77

27 January 2017 6:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Hurt, the wiry English actor who played a drug addict in “Midnight Express,” Kane in “Alien,” the title character in “The Elephant Man,” and Winston Smith in “1984” has died. He was 77.

He died on Wednesday at home in Norfolk, his widow, Anwen, confirmed in a statement to Variety. Hurt had disclosed in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Anwen wrote as a tribute, “John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit. He touched all our lives with joy and magic and it will be a strange world without him.”

Mel Brooks, executive producer of “The Elephant Man,” tweeted that he was a “truly magnificent talent.”

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

Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017

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