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This article originally appeared in the February 2004 issue of Venice Magazine. It was the second time I've interviewed Baz, the first one being for the theatrical release of Moulin Rouge! back in 2001 (Still looking for that interview! It's on the ancient technology of floppy disc somewhere in my files.) This interview was for the Los Angeles run of "La Boheme" at the Los Angeles Opera.
It's hard to believe that it's been seven years since Luhrmann has had a theatrical film released as a director. But his Australia, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, will be released later this year. Looking forward to it.
Closing the Red Curtain with “La Boheme”
By Terry Keefe
I first spoke to filmmaker Baz Luhrmann in the spring of 2001, on the »
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Opera superstar Maria Callas was set to make her movie debut in Carl Foreman’s iconic war film The Guns Of Navarone, according to a new book, The Making Of The Guns Of Navarone launched this weekend at the Bradford Widescreen Film Festival (April 26-29) by Scottish film historian Brian Hannan.
The singer had scandalised the world by her affair with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who would later marry Jackie Kennedy, widow of assassinated president John F Kennedy. Callas was first choice for the role of the older female Greek partisan. Producer Carl Foreman promised ‘mucho love scenes’ with star Gregory Peck.
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We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes Cowboys Vs Vampires release information, Compound Fracture screening dates, and an interview with Inhuman Resources co-writer Anthony O’Connor:
Cowboys Vs Vampires DVD Release Details: “The story of a western movie actor (Johnny Dust) still trying to make it big in a western film studio and theme park, when a ‘new management team’ takes over the park and turns the film studio into a fright-fest for the month of Halloween. Haunted by the image of his dead western movie hero, who appears to him on the little screen, Johnny unravels the real intent of management and its opening night ‘spectacular’, which takes place in the depths of the park’s cave.
- Tamika Jones
If you’re an opera fan, you might really get a kick out of documentary “Becoming Traviata.” The trailer for the film has been released, and from what I can tell about the documentary, it seems like it’ll give fans an up-close look at what it takes to put on a magnificent performance of one of Verdi’s great works. Check it out below the post! “Becoming Traviata,” distributed by Distrib Films, is directed by Philippe Béziat and stars Natalie Dessay, Jean-Francois Sivadier, Louis Langrée. The film will premiere at Film Forum in New York May 15 and in Los Angeles May 24. Go to Distrib Film’s page on “Becoming Traviata” and [ Read More ]
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Patricia Racette is an opera superstar who has graced the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Opera National de Paris, and Lyric Opera of Chicago just to name a few. This June she will be making her debut at the New York Philharmonic. As part of The Met: Live in HD, her recent performance as Cio-Cio San in Madame Butterfly was shown in movie theatres across the globe. She recently recorded a new CD, Diva on Detour. Fans can see her perform selections from the album live in New York City this week, and at the famous Ravinia Festival in Chicago this June. In between performances at the Washington National Opera and 54 Below, Ms. Racette was kind enough to speak with AfterEllen and give us a peek into the fantastical world of opera.
Photo by Lisa Cuscuna
AfterEllen.com: You have played so many of the great soprano roles. »
Critics may have questioned the need for a fifth Die Hard movie, but audiences signalled their sustained interest in the franchise, powering the latest instalment to an opening of £4.55m. That was enough for A Good Day to Die Hard to elbow Wreck-It Ralph aside, claiming the chart crown. On closer inspection, however, the Bruce Willis flick saw its takings inflated by Valentine's Day previews totaling £1.28m. Strip those out, and A Good Day's debut falls to £3.27m, below Wreck-It's second-weekend takings of £3.43m. It's actually doing better in the UK than the Us, going by the accepted rule of thumb. The Us four-day opening of $37.54m would typically yield a UK equivalent of £3.8m, but the actual achieved result »
- Charles Gant
Back in 2005 an anthology series appeared on American television with the ingenious concept of bringing some of horror’s most celebrated directors together, along with a smattering of talented new blood, to produce hour long movies. Masters of Horror was the brainchild of Mick Garris, television’s go to guy for adaptations of Stephen King’s work (notably The Stand (1994), The Shining (1997) and 2011’s Bag of Bones) and ran for two well received seasons that featured some of the best recent work from genre giants John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York), Dario Argento (Suspiria, Opera)and Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre).
When the Showtime cable network opted out of a third season Garris partnered with Lionsgate, home of the Saw series and more recently The Hunger Games (2012), and signed up with NBC for a new thirteen part series called Fear Itself which continued the practice of »
With his newer work failing to make the same connection with audiences that his masterpieces of the twentieth century did, there is an entire generation of horror fans who may not be as intimately familiar with Dario Argento as previous generations. To remedy that, we've compiled a guide to five Argento films every horror fan should see. This isn't solely a list of the mastermind's best work. In fact, this guide contains one of the director’s most maligned pieces. But to get a good understanding of Argento's aesthetic, one must take the bad with the good. These career spanning selections will give any viewer unfamiliar with the works of Dario Argento a crash course in the work of the prolific filmmaker.
Italian horror is noticeably different than typical American made horror films but it's the forward thinking nature of older Italian horror films and gialli that helped inspire the »
- Tyler Doupe
Julie Andrews in Austria: hardly an unfamiliar sight, both in movie history and now on New Year's Day.
The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner filmed one of her most famous roles in that country, Maria in the 1965 screen classic "The Sound of Music." Along with her elegant and cultured image, that made her a natural to succeed the late Walter Cronkite as host of PBS' traditional "Great Performances" broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic's holiday concert, and she'll fill that role for the fourth time when "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013" airs Tuesday, Jan. 1 (check local listings).
"I love doing it," the ever-gracious Andrews tells Zap2it. "The PBS people are very nice, they do this with class and style, and we do something different every year. It's always a learning curve for me, going to new places and finding out about them. And of course, the music is lovely. »
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