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8 items from 2014


Stephen Dorff Signs With Paradigm

1 December 2014 3:09 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Actor Stephen Dorff has signed with Paradigm. Last year he moved to Resolution from Gersh to return to longtime agent David Unger, but the agency folded in October. Dorff started his career with films like The Power Of One, Judgment Night, and Backbeat in the ’90s — around the time he famously had Alicia Silverstone cryin’ in an Aerosmith music video. He has appeared steadily onscreen since, with credits ranging from vampire actioner Blade to John WatersCecil B. DeMented, Lee DanielsShadowboxer, Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, and Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center.

Dorff starred in recent indie Zaytoun and The Motel Life opposite Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Film. Forthcoming films include the recently-wrapped American Hero opposite Eddie Griffin for director Nick Love, drama Oliver’s Deal from exec producer Christine Vachon, »

- Jen Yamato

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Camerimage: ‘Chicago’ Editor Martin Walsh Reflects on Diverse Career

20 November 2014 9:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bydgoszcz, Poland — Cutting together Rob Marshall’s “Chicago” may have won Martin Walsh an Oscar but to this day the Brit editor flees when he hears the soundtrack.

Just part of the price when you spend nine months assembling what has been described by Camerimage cinematography fest as “an editing marvel” — and one that took three times longer to edit than to film.

“I was pretty fried,” Walsh confesses. “It’s not the top of my list of things to listen to.”

Walsh, whose 30-plus films including “V for Vendetta” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary” have earned him an award this week in Poland for “unique visual sensitivity,” says it’s an important morale boost for filmmakers besides helmers and thesps to be honored.

“It’s great — it’s a rarity for us background people.”

It was probably fated that Walsh would take on a musical at some point in his career, »

- Will Tizard

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8 amazing rock 'n' roll transformations: From Gary Oldman to Cate Blanchett

24 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The long-awaited Jimi Hendrix biopic All By My Side opens in cinemas today (October 24).

Andre '3000' Benjamin plays the iconic musician in the movie, which depicts Jimi's humble beginnings to becoming possibly the world's greatest guitarist.

This has inspired us to compile our own list of the greatest portrayals of musicians in rock 'n' roll biopics, often going above and beyond mere physical transformation:

1. Andy Serkis as Ian Dury

Andy Serkis was BAFTA nominated for his critically-acclaimed role - played to perfection - as charismatic '70s punk rock singer and songwriter Ian Dury in Mat Whitecross's 2010 biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.

To portray Dury's physical condition - he contracted polio as a child - Serkis lost two stone and built up the muscle mass on the right-hand side of his body so the other side was weaker.

He added: "I had a body wax. It's the most »

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Chicago editor to receive Camerimage award

22 September 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh to receive lifetime honour at the cinematography festival in Poland.

British editor Martin Walsh is to receive a lifetime achievement award at cinematography festival Camerimage (Nov 15-22) in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Walsh, who won an Academy Award for Best Film Editing in 2003 for Chicago, will be honoured with the Award to an Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity.

After making his first foray into feature film editing on Sacred Heart (1985), The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989) and gangster drama The Krays (1990), he worked with director Iain Softley on Beatles drama Backbeat and Hackers, starring Angelina Jolie.

Films he has edited over the last 15 years include Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Chicago (2002), V For Vendetta (2005) and most recently Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).

After working with director Kenneth Branagh on Jack Ryan, he is now editing Disney’s Cinderella, also directed by Branagh, due for release spring 2015. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘Pudsey the Dog: The Movie’ Travels the World

19 June 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Edinburgh, Scotland — “Pudsey the Dog: The Movie,” which stars the canine winner of “Britain’s Got Talent,” is continuing to sell well internationally, with sales company Content racking up multiple distribution deals. The film is co-produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.

Buyers include Square One in Germany, Swen in Latin America, UA in China, Cascade Film in the Cis and Baltics, Blitz in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia, Tanweer in Greece, Turkey, India and Poland, Golden Scene in Hong Kong, Queen International in Indonesia, Selim Ramia in the Middle East, Silverline in the Philippines, Lusomundo in Portugal, Cathay in Singapore, Videovision in South Africa, 9ers Entertainment in South Korea, Pomi in Taiwan, Caribbean Film Services in the Caribbean, Star in South East Asia, and Jaguar for airlines and ships.

Content has also locked in a string of sales for Emilis Velyvis’ “Redirected,” including Koch Media in the U.K., Marco Polo in France, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Costume Stories, This Week: Bhanu Athaiya and Gotham

10 May 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Two weeks of costume stories.

Sheena Napier

Dtsft cover this prolific costume designer’s chat at the V&A. And if you’ve not heard of Ms Napier we’ll just say: Backbeat, Poirot, Enchanted April.

Sandy Powell

Nice rundown of Ms. Powell’s Young Victoria event at the Getty Center. Lauren Fonville guest posts for Frocktalk.

Wendy Benstead

The costumer for stage and screen talks to Guise about her career so far, from sewing on her old Bernina to dressing Paloma Faith. We’ve met Wendy and she’s lovely.

Debbie Reynolds Auction

The Finale. Still time to sell your car, house, spouse.

14 Worst Movie Trainers

Actually like most of these.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Costume notes from the frankly obsessed mind of Hello Tailor.

Mean Girls

Mary Jane Fort on what a Plastics reunion might look like today.

Ghandi

Oscar winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya turns 85. And »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Feature: HollywoodChicago.com 10 Best Interviews of 2013

15 January 2014 3:43 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Every year, the movie stars, actor/actresses and filmmakers come knocking, and HollywoodChicago.com is there to answer. Film Critics Brian Tallerico and Patrick McDonald have combined their best-of interviews for 2013, and it’s an intriguing and eclectic mix.

With so many promotional tours, conventions and shows coming through Chicago, the opportunity to get a wide range of celebrities, filmmakers and up-and-comers is one of the privileges of covering TV and film here. The following interviews – enhanced (except for two interviews) by the photography of Joe Arce – were significant for their background stories, promotional circumstance and memorable quotes.

Sheryl Lee of “Twin Peaks

Sheryl Lee at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Interviewer: Patrick McDonald

Opening Note: Before getting started, there are so many arresting interviews I participated in during 2013, and if you plug these names in the search engine, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2005

15 January 2014 7:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 16 Jan 2014 - 06:20

Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 2005...

It's underappreciated films time again, and this week, we delve deep into the year 2005 - a collection of months dominated by the likes of Star Wars: Episode III, another Harry Potter, Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, Peter Jackson's King Kong, and CG family movie Madagascar.

It was also the year Pierce Brosnan formally bowed out of his role as James Bond, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator was hyped to win the director his first Oscar, but didn't. Still, the contents of this list received nothing like the acclaim of The Aviator, nor the financial pickings of a Star Wars or Harry Potter. As ever, we've focused on 25 films which we think deserve a bit more love.

So with apologies to »

- ryanlambie

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