Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in “The Right Stuff.” He was also the author of forty-four plays, as well as several books, including short stories, essays, and memoirs. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child.”
As BroadwayWorld notes, “Shepard’s plays are chiefly known for their bleak, poetic, often surrealist elements, black humor and rootless characters living on the outskirts of American society.”
In 2009, he received the Pen/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist. Shepard was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1986. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1986. Shepard was also a dedicated teacher of the arts,
Following his first exploration of first and final frames in film, vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has revisited the topic in a new video, looking at 70 new films and how their opening and closing mirror each other. Swinney had this to say in the episode description.
After numerous requests, I finally decided to create a sequel to “First and Final Frames”. Part II plays the opening and closing shots of 70 films side-by-side. Like the first video, some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while
Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.
The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.
But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.
His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs,
This "Southern gothic supernatural romance" is based on the first of four novels about an shy girl sent to a reform school after being the suspect in a teen's death.
She is soon torn between two charismatic young men, unaware that they are fallen angels who have battled over her for centuries.
Scott Hicks ("Shine," "Snow Falling on Cedars") directs, while Michael Ross, Kathryn Price and Nicole Millard adapted the script. Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel are producing.
'Top of the Lake' marks Jane Campion's return to form for the small screen
The good news is the distinctive filmmaker has joined the merry throng of big names who've realised that the most creative, satisfying work is to be found in the world of television, and brought us a drama set among the swirling mists of her native New Zealand's South Island. Of course, 't'hey're' already asking if this will do for Queenstown what The Killing's done for Denmark...
Elisabeth Moss ('Mad Men', 'West Wing') is a detective
Greetings from the apocalypse! This week some Texas Republicans tried to implement a dastardly plan but were narrowly defeated by plucky State Senator Wendy Davis. Hopefully direct-to-video kings The Asylum can make a "White House Down" knockoff called "Texas State Capitol Down" for DVD shelves two weeks from now, starring Debbie Gibson as Wendy Davis. Yay!
Friday, June 28
Pow! In Theaters
Ah Roland Emmerich, only you have the antidote to the summer blues. The German who's cinematically blitzkrieged more than one of our national landmarks several times over is taking down 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue once again in "White House Down." He's enlisted Channing Tatum as an Aryan super soldier to rescue President Ray Charles (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) from terrorists intent on burning Washington D.C. to the ground. I visited the set
Release date: December 25 2012
DVD release date: Unknown
Run time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Box office: $154.5 million
Rotten tomatoes score: 86 percent
Movie Math: (Django x Shaft) + (Glory/Mandingo)
Tweetable description: In the antebellum South, a bounty hunter and a freed slave named Django join forces to kill evil white people and rescue Django’s wife.
What Lisa Schwarzbaum said: “It is one thing to take on a mix of genres and say he’s going to mush up the western and the slave stuff and the spaghetti western…but I’m finding there are fewer and fewer ideas behind it…
Directed by Peter Webber.
Starring Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida, Masayoshi Haneda and Kaori Momoi.
After the defeat of Japan in World War II, the American occupying forces led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur must decide whether to execute Emperor Hirohito as a war criminal.
The American military occupational force under the command of General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) search for war criminals in post-World War II Japan. Of particular interest is whether or not the Emperor Hirohito sanctioned the attack on Pearl Harbor. The investigation into the man believed to be a deity by his own people is given to General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) who also conducts a personal inquest to discover if the Japanese student Aya Shimada (Eriko Hatsune) he fell in love with while in college has survived the carnage of war.
In many ways the love story between General
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A handful of clips from the film have emerged, totaling over five minutes, and they find Efron playing an Iraq war veteran (snicker), who credits the photo of a woman named Beth, whom never met, for saving his life. Instead of going to therapy like most people would, he tracks her down and a romance begins. Oh yeah, this is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. So, how can we tell little Zac is damaged? Well, they've got him wearing a scruffy half-beard (giggle) and in order to amp up the drama this thing is bathed drowned in Thomas Kinkade-style Golden Lighting emerging from every cinematic orifice.
Did I say that out loud?
On with the show!
8:00 Am - Romeo and Juliet (1968) 138 min
This is the definitive version, not that music video by Baz Luhrmann. It’s got more of the original text, young Michael York, it’s actually shot in Italy and let’s not forget boobs. That’ll wake up your loved one.
10:15 Am - Snow Falling on Cedars 127 min
Golly, do I hate Ethan Hawke. I really hate how he winds up in excellent movies,
“These five cinematographers have created works of art that serve the story and director’s vision in unique and engaging ways,” says Asc Awards Committee Chairman Richard Crudo. “Their talent for translating the script and performances to the screen demonstrates the phenomenal power of the visual image.”
This is the second consecutive Asc Award nomination for Cronenweth who was recognized last year for The Social Network.
Richardson earns his 10th nomination. He was
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