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It’s been five years since the legendary Austrian-born Swiss actor-director Maximilian Schell was last in the United States, but the 80-year-old, who landed in Los Angeles Monday, will be celebrating a much bigger milestone Tuesday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills: the upcoming 50th anniversary of his best actor Oscar win for his performance as an attorney defending alleged Nazi war criminals in Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).
(Schell was also recognized by the Academy with a best actor nod for The Man in the Glass Booth  and a best supporting actor nod for Julia , and directed the foreign-language films First Love  and The Pedestrian  and documentary featureMarlene , which received nods in their respective categories, as well.)
The Academy tribute, which will begin at 7:30pm Pst, will feature a screening of the film, a Q&A with the actor moderated by »
- Scott Feinberg
Beverly Hills, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen “Judgment at Nuremberg,” in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary, on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by television and radio personality Larry King, the evening will feature an onstage discussion with Oscar®-winning actor Maximilian Schell; Oscar-winning documentarian Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center; and Mrs. Karen Sharpe Kramer, widow of Stanley Kramer, the film’s producer and director. Video messages from journalist Tom Brokaw, actor Alec Baldwin (who appeared in the “Nuremberg” TV miniseries) and “Judgment at Nuremberg” co-star William Shatner also will be presented.
Today, more than 60 years after the Nuremberg Trials, war tribunals and international criminal courts still dominate human rights discussions. In the Best Picture-nominated “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961), producer-director Kramer created . only 14 years after the historical »
- Michelle McCue
"Often he [Fritz Lang] would sit there in the country's penetrating sunlight under the merciful protection, so to speak, of his physical handicap. He allowed the films that, to his regret, he had been unable to make, pass across his inner eye. He had lost a lot of time through emigrating from Germany to France and later to the USA and then in attempting to return to Germany. And now: waiting for death. Without any commissions. These significant periods of time he would have liked to fill with films he'd already planned. He could describe them scene by scene. For a short moment, still in Europe, Godard had listened to these descriptions. For an afternoon, Godard was determined to film one of these outlines. That never came to anything, however, because he was busy with his own projects." —Alexander Kluge, "The Blind Director"
During the late 1950s, Alexander Kluge served as an »
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"The filmmaker and Oakland native Sidney Peterson once scatted that after World War II, San Francisco 'was a city hanging loose, a small pocket edition, for a brief period, of the Vienna of Wittgenstein and Musil, and the Zurich of Tzara, the Cologne, the Berlin, the Paris, the Hanover, the New York of Dada.'" In the New York Times, Manohla Dargis notes that the version of Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945 - 2000 presented at Anthology Film Archives today and tomorrow and at MoMA on Sunday and Monday "doesn't go as deep or as wide as the original, of course. But it's something of a movable feast nonetheless, and it gives you plenty to chew on, starting with an entire program dedicated to Peterson, a sculptor, painter and novelist whose adventures in the seventh art in the late 1940s turned him »
World War II, the harrowing tale of archetypal evil versus the powers of good, has spawned everything from Oscar-winners to comic books. The average person probably feels they know the whole story. They couldn’t be more wrong. The Third Reich not only deserves to be seen, it should be required of every student. Using only real footage shot by amateurs, newscasters, and filmmakers, never has Hitler’s Germany been seen so honestly and objectively, in all its splendor and for all its horror.
The Nazi’s fall has been examined ad nauseam, but Hitler’s rise remains a largely untold story. The horrors of the Holocaust and the war itself leave most people wondering, “How could the Germans commit such atrocities?” And then they go on with their everyday lives, uninterested in the answer.
Segment 1 of The Third Reich devotes 90-minutes to this unbelievable tale of normal human psychology, »
- Kyle North
Will the success of The King's Speech help our film industry? Well, if it manages to get older people out to the cinema, that's a start . . .
The interesting thing about the success of The King's Speech at this year's Academy awards is probably how very un-significant it is for British film generally. Trying to divine its importance for the industry here is like trying to predict tomorrow's weather in Morecambe from a colossal windstorm on the surface of Pluto.
It could very well be that writers and producers with "royal" scripts will get more meetings and the English accent will be found more charming than ever in Los Angeles. British craft and technical experts, always widely respected in any case, will receive a little extra boost. But basically, film producers here will find little change. Just as the British public have always loved Wimbledon without ever being all that interested in tennis, »
- Peter Bradshaw
Welcome to Back Stage's exclusive guide to this year's Screen Actors Guild Award nominees in television. Here, you will find a write-up of every nominee for SAG Awards in 2011. Be sure to look for continued coverage of the awards race at our awards blog, "Behind the Scenes." The 17th annual SAG Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, January 30, on TNT Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseriesjohn Goodman"You Don't Know Jack""You Don't Know Jack" begins with Dr. Jack Kevorkian's fellow physician and longtime friend Neil Nicol moving into Kevorkian's garage after having been thrown out by his wife. In a very short appearance, Mrs. Nicol drives up, throws a garbage bag of forgotten personal effects at her husband, aggressively tells him off about it, and leaves after saying "Hello, Jack." It's all an attempt to make what is basically the leading »
7 items from 2011
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