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Oscar winner Susan Sarandon’s first mention in Variety was for a review of a 1969 production of Tom Stoppard’s “Albert’s Bridge” in D.C., alongside her then-husband, Chris. Those days, she recalls, laid the groundwork not just for her career as an actress on stage and screen, but also as a political activist.
What do you remember about that production?
I was in college! Judging from the review, I was particularly memorable. (Laughs.) I had fun working with Michael (Michael Cristofer, credited as Michael Procaccino at the time, who played Albert).
What was that era like?
I was working on the switchboard in the drama department at Catholic University when the riots and burning of D.C. happened, when Martin Luther King was assassinated. James Brown went on local TV and calmed everyone down. It was great to be there in the midst of all the war protests and Civil Rights demonstrations. »
- Tim Gray
“What are you?’ That question has been on many a criminal’s mind for numerous decades. Out of absolute fear, these evildoers stare into the face of darkness personified, a creature of the night that is a true symbol of justice. I’m talking of course about Batman, the Dark Knight, a crimefighter who strikes fear into the hearts of those deserve it. He is a highly complex character and throughout his 75-year history, many talented (and some not so talented) actors have brought him to life on the silver screen.
Lewis Wilson Batman (1943) The first film appearance of the Caped Crusader occurred at the height of World War II in 1943, four years after the character’s creation. Lewis Wilson portrayed Batman in a 15-chapter film serial released by Columbia Pictures, in which he and trusty sidekick Robin go head to head with Dr. Daka, a demented Japanese scientist who »
- Randall Unger
A prolific screenwriter, responsible for the scripts for The Client, A Time to Kill, A Beautiful Mind, and The Da Vinci Code, Akiva Goldsman makes his directorial debut with A New York Winter's Tale, based on the acclaimed novel, Winter's Tale (the title for the movie in America), by Mark Helprin. A romantic fantasy spanning centuries, the story concerns Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), a burglar in 1900's New York who, on the run from demonic gangster Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe), falls for Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay). When tragedy strikes, Peter is thrust forward to present day, minus his memories, but knowing he has something important to fulfill. On paper, Winter's Tale is a modern day fairy tale that deserves every piece of praise heaped upon it. Sadly, this doesn't translate to the big screen, with A New York Winter's Tale falling at the first hurdle. The movie's heart is in the right place, »
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One of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, Akiva Goldsman is the man behind films like The Client, I Am Legend, The Da Vinci Code, and the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind. Goldsman makes his directorial début with the romantic Winter's Tale, a time-tripping allegory about the magic of love and faith. He spoke with me about stepping out from behind the script and the personal significance of the story.The Lady Miz Diva: After many years working as an award-winning screenwriter, what is it like for you to step out from behind the script with Winter's Tale? Akiva Goldsman: It's very, very anxiety-provoking, actually. I never quite understood exactly how remarkably personal to do this job and I've been calling all my director friends and sort of just telling...
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4 items from 2014
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