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Lawrence Of Arabia Screens September 21st at The Tivoli – ‘Classics in the Loop’

“No Arab loves the desert. We love water and green trees. There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.”

Lawrence Of Arabia screens Wednesday September 21st at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar in ‘The Loop’) as part of their new ‘Classics in the Loop’ film series. The movie starts at 7pm and admission is $7. It will be on The Tivoli’s big screen.

“Greatest biopic ever”…”Genius in 70mm”…”A Miracle of a Movie”…

All these statements were said somewhere about director David Lean’s Lawrence Of Arabia and it’s understandable. It was some kind of madness to make a movie like this in 1962. Working in the middle of desert for such a long time, those extraordinary ways of cinematographer Freddie Young, and working with that huge number of actors (and camels).

But it all worked. Lawrence Of Arabia is more than a glorious, expensive, old biopic movie.
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Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago star Omar Sharif dies at the age of 83

Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago star Omar Sharif dies at the age of 83
Acting great Omar Sharif has died at the age of 83.

The Egyptian actor was best known for his leading role in Doctor Zhivago and major supporting role in Lawrence of Arabia.

Omar Sharif 1932-2015: Lawrence of Arabia star's incredible career in pictures

His agent Steve Kenis confirmed today (July 10): "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo."

In May, Kenis had revealed that the actor had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

After starring in over 20 Egyptian movies, Sharif made his English language debut in David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia.

Omar Sharif 1932-2015: Tributes and reactions from the stars

He won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for the performance, and also picked up an Oscar nomination.

Several other major roles followed, and Sharif reunited with Lean in 1965 to lead his adaptation of Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago.

Sharif's last big
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Lawrence of Arabia star Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent says

Lawrence of Arabia star Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his agent says
Lawrence of Arabia star Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer's disease, his spokesperson has confirmed.

The actor's agent Steve Kenis told The AP that Sharif has been diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease.

Omar's son Tarek Sharif first revealed the news in an interview with Spanish outlet El Mundo.

Sharif most recently appeared on the big screen in the 2013 French-Moroccan film Rock the Casbah, and appeared in the television series The Ten Commandments and The Traveller in the last decade.

The Egyptian actor's English-language breakthrough in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) earned him two Golden Globe Awards, and led to his casting in another Golden Globe-winning title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965).

He would become a Hollywood mainstay over the next decade, with prominent parts in Funny Girl, Juggernaut and Top Secret!.
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Prolific TV Producer Robert Halmi Sr. Dies at 90

Prolific TV Producer Robert Halmi Sr. Dies at 90
Robert Halmi Sr., the Hungarian-born producer who battled the Nazi and Soviet occupations in his youth before becoming a top magazine photographer and telepic mogul, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm at his home in New York City. He was 90.

With his son, Robert Halmi Jr., Halmi produced more than 200 TV productions, including hit 1990s miniseries including “Gulliver’s Travels,” “The Odyssey,” “Arabian Nights” and “Dinotopia.”

The dozens of telepics and miniseries produced by the Halmis, many in the fantasy genre, won more than 100 Emmys. Halmi Sr. shared the Emmy for outstanding miniseries for NBC’s “Gulliver’s Travels” in 1996.

The Halmis were riding high during the 1990s, a period in which virtually all the networks programmed spectacular, big-budget miniseries, which drew spectacular ratings.

Halmi Sr. picked up his first Emmy nomination, for outstanding children’s program, in 1985 for ABC’s “The Night They Saved Christmas.” He was also nominated
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Emmy-Winning Producer Robert Halmi Sr. Leaving Rhi to Start New Company -- at 88

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Emmy-winning producer Robert Halmi Sr. is leaving Rhi Entertainment, the production company he founded, to start a new one -- at 88 years old. Rhi has produced hundreds of TV movies and miniseries, from epics ("Gulliver's Travels," "The Ten Commandments,") to biographies ("The Josephine Baker Story"), new versions of classic films ("The Land of Oz,") and, in recent years, the low-budget monster movies that crowd SyFy's schedule. One of its most recent hits was the Oz-inspired 2007 miniseries "Tin Man" on SyFy. Haimi founded the company in 1979 sold it in 1994
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Padma Lakshmi wants to cook up some laughs

Padma Lakshmi is many things. Chef. Model. Host. Author. Emmy nominee. Jewelry designer. Hamburger devourer. Stopper of the segment of my brain that controls speech. But here’s one that you don’t often hear: Padma Lakshmi, funny lady.

Still, that is what the Top Chef hostess with the mostest could be known as next after signing a development deal with NBC for her own sitcom. According to Variety, the show — possibly called Single Serving — will star Padma as a woman working in the culinary world.

Now, I can’t vouch for Padma’s comedy chops, since the only kind of chops I’ve ever seen her with are of the pork variety; but I do know that if Padma is going to be on my TV, I am going to watch whether it’s a sitcom, drama, police procedural, sci-fi adventure or episode of Ice Road Truckers.

Plus it
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Scott Joining Cast of 'Desperate Housewives'

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Mission: Impossible II star Dougray Scott is joining the cast of hit TV series Desperate Housewives as a love interest for Teri Hatcher's character Susan. The Scottish star most recently appeared in US network NBC's short-lived series Heist and played Moses in a television mini-series re-make of The Ten Commandments. According to TV Guide magazine, the 40-year-old star will appear on the show when it returns to the schedule this autumn.

ABC schedule shifts include 'Alias,' 'Faith'

ABC unveiled some late midseason schedule shuffling that will send returning series Alias and Hope & Faith to new nights. Alias, which is in its final season, is moving from Thursday to Wednesday at 8 p.m. beginning April 19. The spy drama took a brief hiatus from its 8 p.m. Thursday slot beginning in January, when Dancing With the Stars made a successful run in its time slot. Faith, which has struggled on Fridays, will move to Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. beginning March 21, following According to Jim. ABC also said it has postponed the premiere of the new drama What About Brian for two weeks, slotting a sneak preview April 16 after Desperate Housewives. The next day, it will settle into its regular time slot at 10 p.m. Monday. In addition, ABC has scheduled its four-hour miniseries The Ten Commandments in successive two-hour installments April 10 and April 11. The network confirmed that the drama Invasion, which is stepping out of its 10 p.m. Wednesday slot to give new hour The Evidence a try, will return to the schedule April 19.

NBC's newest 'Invisible' man: Ross

NBC's newest 'Invisible' man: Ross
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross has signed up for television duty, teaming with Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. TV for a drama project dubbed Invisible that has landed a pilot commitment at NBC. The project is described as a medical thriller about a renegade researcher who is tracking a mysterious disease through the Centers for Disease Control. Ross is set to pen the script and serve as an executive producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Bruckheimer TV chief Jonathan Littman. Ross earned Oscar nominations for adapted screenplay and best picture for his 2003 period drama Seabiscuit. He also snared Oscar noms in writing categories for 1993's Dave and 1988's Big. He also wrote and directed the 1998 cult-fave film Pleasantville. Among his recent feature projects, Ross is shepherding a remake of the 1954 creature-feature classic Creature From the Black Lagoon through his Universal Pictures-based Larger Than Life Prods. banner. (HR 10/20). Ross also has been signed by FX to pen one of the episodes in its upcoming miniseries The Ten Commandments (HR 1/12).

ABC puts faith in Scott, Sharif for 'Ten' mini

ABC puts faith in Scott, Sharif for 'Ten' mini
ABC and producer Robert Halmi Sr. have lined up an international cast led by Dougray Scott, Omar Sharif, Naveen Andrews, Mia Maestro and Linus Roache for The Ten Commandments, a big-budget four-hour miniseries that retells the classic biblical tale of Moses. Production on the Hallmark Entertainment special effects extravaganza, whose budget is estimated at more than $20 million, is slated to begin May 23 in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The premiere of the two-part epic, written by Ron Hutchinson after months of biblical and historical research, is targeted for next season. Robert Dornhelm is directing the project, which will present the story of Moses and the Israelites' exodus from Egypt in 13th century B.C. (HR 1/13). Halmi is exec producing. Scott, who worked with ABC and Halmi on Arabian Nights, will portray Moses.

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