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Watch: 70-Minute Masterclass With Legendary Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond

2 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The soft-spoken and humble Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” also nominated for “The Deer Hunter,” “The River,” and “The Black Dahlia”) sat down this past summer to answer questions about his impressive career as part of Toronto International Film Festival’s Higher Learning program. (As a quick aside to our Canadian readers, we encourage you to check out Tiff’s Post-Secondary Programmes: “Higher Learning is a free ongoing programme that provides Canadian college and university students and faculty a forum in which to examine film, television, video, new media and gaming from a wide range of cultural, social, historical, political and technological approaches and disciplines.”) Tiff just published the talk and we think it’s worth a watch. Over the course of the discussion, Zsigmond talks about the importance of film, modern versus historical cinema, and even how he made his transition from the athletically ambitious son of a. »

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Hilary Duff Spotted with Mike Comrie -- See More Halloween Party Pics!

25 October 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The Halloween costume frenzy has begun!On Friday night, a ton of celebrities attended the annual Casamigos Halloween Party in Los Angeles -- where they all showed off some pretty impressive get ups.Michelle Trachtenberg arrived as The Black Dahlia, sporting some throwback hair, a blue dress and some gruesome scars on her face. Hilary Duff showed up with a glittery masquerade mask and crown,  but made headlines for walking in with estranged hubby Mike Comrie. The two were seen holding hands -- see that photo in the gallery above.And then there's Paris Hilton, who brought a sexy spin to Minnie Mouse, and Brittny Gastineau, who showed some insane cleavage as a zombie. Other stars in attendance included Cindy Crawford, Tim AllenMaria Menounos, a pregnant Molly Sims, Kate Hudson and "Dancing with the Stars" team Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish.Special mention must go to Kelly Carlson, who »

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Forever episode 6 review: The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths

23 October 2014 1:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The clock is ticking on Forever. Can it sustain enough viewers to live to a full first season? Here's Billy's review...

This review contains spoilers.

1.6 The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths

Before I get on to the review, I want to talk about the show in general, and its likely longevity. Looking at the viewing figures and how they’re sliding there was some debate online if this production would beat the eight episodes that the very similar New Amsterdam (2008) managed to deliver before cancellation. With seven episodes complete, ABC has confounded many Network TV watchers by ordering a further three scripts. That is spitting distance away from a complete half season, even if it isn’t the full set.

Though, it’s worth pointing out that ordering scripts isn’t bankrolling them being produced, and Forever has just one more episode in the bag to prove it isn’t the »

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David Fincher and James Ellroy Are Teaming Up for a 1950s Crime Series

9 September 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  David Fincher is a busy man. He’s developing a stateside adaptation of the Channel 4 drama Utopia with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn for HBO. And he’s had a slew of other projects in holding, including the serial-killer series Mind Hunter with Charlize Theron -- also for the same cable network. And if that weren’t enough, the director is now looking to add a classic crime noir to his full plate.   The Playlist reports that Fincher and author James Ellroy are in talks with HBO for a series set in Los Angeles “in a similar 1950s milieu (like Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential).” The two creators have a history. Fincher almost adapted Ellroy’s novel The Black Dahlia into a five-hour, $80-million miniseries with Tom Cruise...

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We Want Our Noir TV: David Fincher and James Ellroy to Deliver a 1950s Crime Series

9 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Please read the following sentence: Look here, sister, start usin’ them getaway sticks or you’ll be takin’ a pill from this roscoe here.* Did that make any earthly sense? Yes? No? Well, either way we’ll be learning the ways of the noirish gentleman (and lady) soon. Hopefully. Because David Fincher and James Ellroy are in talks with HBO to start up a film noir TV series. From the Playlist, we’ve got a scant few details: it’ll be set in Los Angeles and steeped in the same general ’50s backdrop as previous Ellroy works (they cite “L.A. Confidential” as a biggie). And that’s about as far as “scant” gets us. The Playlist stresses that there’s “no deal in place,” but given the talent involved, HBO would be foolish to pass this one up. Fincher’s never made an out-and-out film noir (unless you count a couple of ads for The Gap »

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David Fincher and James Ellroy Team Up for HBO Noir Drama

9 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Director David Fincher and crime novelist James Ellroy, who wrote The Black Dahlia, have teamed up to develop a new noir crime drama for HBO. It's about time these two talents came together to bring us something. I always thought they should develop something together. 

Fincher was actually developing a film adaptation of The Black Dahlia before Zodiac came along and stole the director from it. The news comes from The Playlist who reports that “Fincher and Ellroy are talking to HBO, and planning a noir-ish crime show set in L.A., in a similar 1950s milieu (like Ellroy’s L.A. Confidential).”

It'll be great to see a series like this from these two talents. Ellroy is a fantastic writer full of all kinds of crazy, interesting information about the history of crime in Los Angeles, and Fincher is one of the best directors working today. They will make beautiful TV together. »

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David Fincher and James Ellroy Teaming Up for 1950s Set Crime Series on HBO?

9 September 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Anything David Fincher turns his attention to is worth getting excited over, but throw crime novelist James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential) into the mix and we could be looking at something really special.

According to a new report, the duo may be teaming up for a series on HBO, the American cable network responsible for the likes of Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and True Detective. Though little is known in terms of plot details at this stage, it will be set in 1950s Los Angeles, and that type of crime noir setting is one which is very familiar to Ellroy. Talks between them and HBO are now said to be ongoing.

David Fincher was at one point set to adapt Ellroy’s The Black Dahlia, but plans for their collaboration fell through and Brian De Palma would instead helm a version which got a very mixed »

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David Fincher And James Ellroy Teaming Up For HBO

9 September 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Old pals they may be, but David Fincher and James Ellroy have yet to formalise their friendship with a working collaboration. Until now, perhaps. According to Indiewire’s scoop, the pair have plans for an HBO crime noir set in Ellroy’s 1950s La sweet spot.There’s little known by way of plot specifics, but Fincher and Ellroy are in talks with HBO to thrash out a deal and the prospect of a meshing of their hardboiled sensibilities is a tantalising one.Fincher was once attached to adapt Ellroy’s The Black Dahlia, a project that ultimately fell, with mixed results, to Brian De Palma in 2006. Pre-empting the current boom in cable TV, Fincher had looked at transforming it into a $80m miniseries with Mark Wahlberg in the role that would eventually fall into Aaron Eckhart’s lap.For Ellroy fans, there’s been talk mooted in recent years »

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David Fincher and James Ellroy to collaborate on 1950s noir TV show

8 September 2014 11:15 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

In what sounds like a mouth-watering creative collaboration, David Fincher and James Ellroy are reportedly teaming up on a new TV show they are currently pitching to HBO. According to The Playlist, the pair have come up with a 1950’s crime saga set in La, and are currently in advanced talks with the studio over the possibility of getting it made. This isn’t the first time that Fincher has been linked to Ellroy’s work, with the director initially attached to the adaptation of The Black Dahlia before his version of the project fell...

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Fincher, Ellroy Plan 1950's HBO Noir Series

8 September 2014 9:38 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

David Fincher and crime novelist James Ellroy are reportedly teaming up and in talks with HBO regarding a crime noir TV project set in 1950s Los Angeles says The Playlist.

That's about all the details there are regarding the plot. The setting is familiar to fans of Ellroy's "L.A Confidential," and Fincher at one point was attached to direct the film based on Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia".

Fincher was also attached to the Eliot Ness-themed crime thriller "Torso" at one point, so his interest in noir period crime is long documented. No further details just now, Fincher's next film "Gone Girl" is slated to open on October 3rd. »

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David Fincher & James Ellroy working on 50s set noir series for HBO

8 September 2014 8:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In what sounds like a match made in heaven, famed filmmaker David Fincher and author James Ellroy are in the early stages of collaborating on a new show for HBO. The Playlist and /Film report that details on the project are scarce, but the show is said to be a 1950s set noir detective story.

Fincher and Ellroy were set to work together on The Black Dahlia, which was based on Ellroy’s book of the same name. That project fell through and Brian De Palma ended up directing the film in 2006. Fincher and Ellroy have remained in contact since and have been waiting to create something together since then.

Ellroy has had several works adapted to film, the most famous being the incredible 1997 neo-noir detective film L.A. Confidential directed by Curtis Hanson. The film was also set in the 50s and was highly successful with critics and audiences alike. »

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David Fincher and James Ellroy Talking to HBO for a Crime Noir Series Set in 1950s Los Angeles

8 September 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Hold onto your fedoras, it's about to get noir-y!  Recent reports have Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and one of Hollywood's go-to-crime novelist James Ellroy teaming up in talks with HBO for a Los Angeles-set 1950s crime noir series.  That setting should sound familiar to fans of the Ellroy novel-inspired  L.A Confidential, but it's also an area that Fincher has wanted to explore for some time now.  Fincher was once attached to direct an adaptation of Ellroy's The Black Dahlia novel (which was helmed by Brian De Palma to a lukewarm reception).  Since Fincher apparently envisioned his version of the crime thriller as a miniseries, perhaps this new project will be a marriage of the two previous adaptations.  Hit the jump for more. The Playlist reports that Fincher and Ellroy are in talks with HBO for "noir-ish crime show set in L.A., in a ... 1950s milieu."  That's about as »

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David Fincher Teams With James Ellroy For A Crime Noir Series On HBO

8 September 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Director David Fincher and writer James Ellroy sound like a match made in heaven. Fincher has produced some of the most memorable crime dramas in the past twenty years, while Ellroy’s credentials as a writer of 1950s-based noir novels cannot be disputed. It was really only a matter of time before these two came together on a project, and now they’re hoping to do it for HBO.

Fincher and Ellroy are currently in the planning stages of a noir crime show set in 1950s Los Angeles. HBO seems the perfect place for such a project, and apparently the pair have been discussing it with the network. Other details remain scarce on the ground, but it sounds like a solid idea to say the least.

This is not the first time that the pair have attempted to work together, either. Fincher was attached to the adaptation of Ellroy’s novel The Black Dahlia. »

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David Fincher and James Ellroy Devising a ‘50s Noir Series for HBO

8 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Director David Fincher and author James Ellroy have shared interests as they’ve both chronicles characters with grim, all-encompassing obsessions. In fact, the two men have an association that goes back years, to when Fincher considered filming Ellroy’s novel The Black Dahlia. That didn’t happen (Brian De Palma made the film instead) but Fincher and Ellroy have […]

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David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO

8 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

David Fincher has wanted to make a classic crime noir for several years now. People tend to forget, but the filmmaker almost directed “The Black Dahlia” (he was attached before Brian De Palma eventually took over), and for several years he tried to make “Torso,” an Eliot Ness crime thriller about the famous detective trying to stop a serial killer in 1930s Cleveland (director David Lowery is making that now). In fact, when Fincher was attached to the adaptation of James Ellroy’s ‘Dahlia’ novel, he envisioned a five-hour, $80-million miniseries with movie stars (Tom Cruise being the lead). That obviously didn’t happen and the project fell through (and Fincher moved on to “Zodiac”). But it seems that Fincher is circling around a similar idea, once again with Ellroy. Sources close to the project (the same sources who told us about the new Lonergan project announced this weekend, that »

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Telluride: Hilary Swank Angles for Another Shot at Oscar With ‘The Homesman’

1 September 2014 7:40 PM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

Hilary Swank already has two best actress Oscars on her shelf, for Boys Don’t Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004), which is something that only 12 other women have ever been able to claim. But, having only just turned 40, she is not resting on her laurels. Since her second win, in 2005, she has pursued a number of projects that were clearly intended to be awards bait, but that failed to resonate with voters: The Black Dahlia (2006), Freedom Writers(2007), Amelia (2009) and Conviction (2010).

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Telluride: Hilary Swank Angles for Another Shot at Oscar With 'The Homesman'

1 September 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hilary Swank already has two best actress Oscars on her shelf, for Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Million Dollar Baby (2004), which is something that only 12 other women have ever been able to claim. But, having only just turned 40, she is not resting on her laurels. Since her second win, in 2005, she has pursued a number of projects that were clearly intended to be awards bait, but that failed to resonate with voters: The Black Dahlia (2006), Freedom Writers (2007), Amelia (2009) and Conviction (2010). Now, however, she is starring in a film that in no way

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News Bits: Laura, Emperor, I.T., Ghostbusters

27 August 2014 1:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Laura

"L.A. Confidential" and "The Black Dahlia" author James Ellroy has signed on to pen a remake of Otto Preminger's classic 1944 film noir "Laura" for Fox 2000.

The original followed a detective who slowly falls in love and becomes obsessed with a well-heeled advertising exec over the course of investigating her murder. Ellroy also penned the scripts for "Street Kings" and "Rampart". [Source: THR]

The Emperor’s Children

Actress turned filmmaker Lake Bell is set to direct "The Emperor’s Children" for Imagine Entertainment. Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing.

Noah Baumbach adapted the script from Claire Messud’s 2006 book about three friends in their early thirties living in NYC in the months leading up to September 11, 2001. [Source: Variety]

I.T.

John Moore ("A Good Day to Die Hard," "Flight of the Phoenix") is set to direct and William Wisher Jr. will pen a rewrite of the thriller "I.T." which aims to begin production this Fall. »

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James Ellroy Will Write Film Noir Remake 'Laura'

26 August 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Celebrated crime author James Ellroy, whose books have been adapted into films such as L.A. Confidential and The Black Dahlia, has signed on to write the screenplay for a remake of the 1944 film noir thriller Laura.

Otto Preminger directed Laura, which centered on a detective who falls for the woman whose murder he is investigating. Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb and Vincent Price starred in the thriller, which was nominated for five Oscars, including Clifton Webb for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Otto Preminger for best director, with Joseph Lashelle winning the Oscar for Best Cinematography.

Stuart Till is serving as executive producer for Fox 2000, but the project doesn't have a director attached at this time.

Aside from his novels, James Ellroy has also written the screenplays for Street Kings and Rampart.

Laura was released October 11th, 1944 and stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, »

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Zero Gain: Ales Kot talks about Zero

19 February 2014 8:17 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Ales Kot about comics and the creation of Edward Zero...

“What is an artist?” asks Ales Kot. “If anything done sufficiently well is art, then I certainly come from a family of artists. My mother was a social worker and became an interior designer; her mother worked at the post office most of her life and her father worked as a steel worker, an army specialist, and a truck driver. My father worked as a miner, then sold steel and then built up a soccer club; his father worked on a high position in a steel factory and taught physics and mathematics while his mother worked in a store selling food most of her life. Thankfully, I was always encouraged to read and write and think on my own, at least by certain members of the family.” Kot believes, “Any merger of visuals and text is comics. »

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