5 items from 2013
I've done many projects including Desordres, and this summer I'll be in Michigan shooting a movie called "Radio Days" where I play a French Senegalese woman, then I'll appear in French filmmaker Tavernier's movie Quai D'Orsay. From French/Rwandan actress, Sonia Rolland, in an interview with EuroMight.com, talking about her upcoming projects. We've covered Désordres (Chaos) extensively; it opened in France last week, but no word on whether it'll travel west. The other 2 projects she mentions are news to me. Of most interest is Radio Days, in which she plays a French Senegalese woman; it's of most interest because I can't find a single thing »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Nothing like an exciting award show to work up an appetite, and after the last gold guy has been handed out at this year’s Oscar ceremony, the stars will feast at the annual Governor’s Ball – one of the hottest post-Oscar parties in town. Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 85th Academy Awards® ceremony on Sunday, February 24. The 1,500 guests of the Governors Ball include Academy Award® winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants.
We caught up with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck as we sampled some of this year’s fare being offered. “This year we want the guests to be free to move around with small plates, rather than be tied to a table with a big meal,” said Puck. »
- Michelle McCue
Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 85th Academy Awards® ceremony on Sunday, February 24. The 1,500 guests of the Governors Ball include Academy Award® winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants. As the chair of the Governors Ball, Kurland will oversee the décor, menu and entertainment planning, as well as design the attire to be worn by the evening’s staff. Kurland is an acclaimed costume designer whose feature credits include “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Radio Days,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Collateral,” “Law Abiding Citizen,” “Inception,” “The Dictator” and the upcoming “Beautiful Creatures.” He received an Oscar nomination for Costume Design for “Bullets over Broadway.” This will be Jeffrey Kurland’s fourth year serving »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vitale Morum)
Forget the 40s – this is the golden age of radio
I watched Woody Allen's Radio Days for the first time this week. One of his whimsical period numbers, made in 1987 but set in the early 1940s, it's a compilation of daft, funny vignettes about working-class Brooklyn life during the so-called golden age of radio. Allen is unashamedly sentimental about that pre-tv era, when broadcast radio was considered a powerful shared experience and families would huddle around a speaker instead of a screen. It's easy to get caught up in the nostalgia: contemporary logic dictates that as the internet is slowly killing music, film, publishing, so on and so forth, it's probably finished the job that video was accused of starting in 1979.
And yet that is far from the truth. Audiences might have fragmented, but radio has never been more golden: when else have listeners had so much choice, so »
- Nosheen Iqbal
Ah, the lure of sweet, sweet nostalgia. Television has been lured many times by her siren call with “Happy Days”, “The Wonder Years”, and “Mad Men”. Several film directors have indulged in this desire to return to simpler times (usually in their own younger years) from George Lucas’s American Graffiti and Woody Allen’s Radio Days. Although it should be noted that Allen had his biggest box office success with 2011′s Midnight In Paris, which could be considered an anti-nostalgia flick (turns out that the people from the era you longed for also longed for an earlier time). Now TV mastermind David Chase, creator of “The Sopranos”, follows Lucas in returning to the golden 60′s in his feature film directing debut Not Fade Away. Music played a major role in the 1973 classic about California cruisers and music factors into Chase’s story of East Coast pals. But instead of »
- Jim Batts
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