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Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis lead voice cast on 'A Christmas Carol' (exclusive)

Principal photography on radical retelling of Dickens classic wrapped in UK and Ukraine in August.

Saboteur Media has boarded worldwide rights heading into the Afm on a radical retelling of Charles DickensA Christmas Carol featuring a voice cast led by UK luminaries Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman.

Mark Lindsay, president of distribution at the New York-based company, will introduce the project to buyers in Santa Monica later this month after principal photography wrapped in the UK and Ukraine in August.

David Morris adapted the story from the Charles Dickens classic. The film opens on a
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Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis lead British voice cast on 'A Christmas Carol' as Saboteur boards for Afm (exclusive)

Principal photography on radical retelling of Dickens classic wrapped in UK and Ukraine in August.

Saboteur Media has boarded worldwide rights heading into the Afm on a radical retelling of Charles DickensA Christmas Carol featuring a voice cast led by UK luminaries Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman.

Mark Lindsay, president of distribution at the New York-based company, will introduce the project to buyers in Santa Monica later this month after principal photography wrapped in the UK and Ukraine in August.

David Morris adapted the story from the Charles Dickens classic. The film opens on a
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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the late 1950s, including ‘All the Way,’ ‘High Hopes’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the late 1950s, including ‘All the Way,’ ‘High Hopes’
This article marks Part 7 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1955 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Something’s Gotta Give” from “Daddy Long Legs

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” from “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

“I’ll Never Stop Loving You” from “Love Me or Leave Me

“(Love Is) The Tender Trap” from “The Tender Trap

“Unchained Melody” from “Unchained”

Won: “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” from “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Should’ve won: “Something’s Gotta Give” from “Daddy Long Legs

“Unchained Melody,” that timeless Righteous Brothers classic that’s been put to memorable use for decades across film and television, actually originated as an Oscar-nominated song in 1955. It’s briefly featured
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Eye for detail by Anne-Katrin Titze

Lisa Immordino Vreeland‬ on Rupert Everett as the voice of Cecil Beaton for Love, Cecil: "I always wanted him. That was my first instinct. I love him." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In the second half of my conversation with the director of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, Lisa Immordino Vreeland discusses more about her latest documentary Love, Cecil and the connections to Rupert Everett, Robin Muir, and Paul Lyon-Maris.

We also spoke about Cecil Beaton as the production and costume designer for Vincente Minnelli's Gigi with Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan, his stormy relationship with George Cukor on My Fair Lady, a Manolo Blahnik comment quoting Beaton on a Gary Cooper photograph, and an upcoming Truman Capote project.

‪Lisa Immordino Vreeland‬ on Cecil Beaton: "What interested me was that he really wanted to put everything on a stage. His whole life
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Edie Falco hopes to be 8th performer from ‘Law & Order’ franchise to win an Emmy: Can you name the other 7?

Edie Falco hopes to be 8th performer from ‘Law & Order’ franchise to win an Emmy: Can you name the other 7?
Just how much do the Emmys love Edie Falco? She’s currently the only actress to win lead trophies for a comedy series (“Nurse Jackie” in 2010) and a drama series, and now she hopes to add to her record with a victory for a limited series. On Thursday Falco received a Best Movie/Mini Actress Emmy nomination for her work on the limited series “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.” If she wins, that would make Falco the eighth performer from the “Law & Order” franchise to win an Emmy.

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

So who are the other seven? “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay is the only performer to prevail at the televised Primetime Emmys, winning Best Drama Actress in 2006. The other six winners all took home their trophies at the Creative Arts in the Best Drama Guest Actress category.
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Robert Wolders Dies: The ‘Laredo’ Star & Audrey Hepburn Companion Was 81

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Robert Wolders Dies: The ‘Laredo’ Star & Audrey Hepburn Companion Was 81
Robert Wolders, who is known for his role in the Western television series Laredo and as the longtime companion of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn, died on July 12. He was 81.

The official Twitter account of the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund announced the news saying, “With the heaviest heart we salute our Board Member, mentor and friend Robert Wolders. May your beautiful soul rest in peace. Your shining example lives on.”

Wolders was born in the Netherlands on Sept. 28, 1936. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. No details have been released about the cause of death.

He appeared on many TV shows during the ’60s and ’70s. His first role was in 1965 on NBC’s Flipper. He went on to appear in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Bewitched, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The John Forsythe Show and many others. He joined the second and final
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Liliane Montevecchi, a Tony Winner for 'Nine,' Dies at 85

Liliane Montevecchi, a Tony Winner for 'Nine,' Dies at 85
Liliane Montevecchi, a veteran stage and screen performer who personified elegant old-world French glamour with an extravagant touch of camp, died June 29 at her home in New York City of colon cancer. She was 85.

A rail-thin, angular beauty with legs that went on forever, Montevecchi was born in Paris in 1932 and began dancing at age eight, starting her international career in the ballet company of Roland Petit.

She was lured to Hollywood in the 1950s, one of several foreign-born ballerinas to make the transition in that decade, along with Leslie Caron, Moira Shearer and Zizi Jeanmaire. Montevecchi ...
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A world upside down by Anne-Katrin Titze

Lisa Immordino Vreeland‬ on Cecil Beaton: "It was something that he was born with. That he just needed to create on multiple platforms. He's known as a photographer but he was so much more than that." Photo: Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's

On-camera interviews with David Hockney, Leslie Caron on Vincente Minnelli's Gigi, Isaac Mizrahi, Hamish Bowles, Manolo Blahnik, David Bailey and Penelope Tree, and terrific archival footage that includes George Cukor on My Fair Lady, Truman Capote and Diana Vreeland on their take on Cecil Beaton, are skilfully combined to show us a great deal about the photographer, costume and set designer and his complicated personal life, that included a marriage proposal to Greta Garbo.

Lisa Immordino Vreeland, the director of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, in her latest documentary, Love, Cecil, shot by Shane Sigler (Elaine Stritch
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Love, Cecil Movie Review

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Love, Cecil Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber Reviewed by: Harvey Karten Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland Screenwriter: Lisa Immordino Vreeland Cast: Rupert Everett, (narrator). Cecil Beaton, Hamish Bowles, Leslie Caron, David Hockney, Isaac Mizrahi Screened at: Critics’ link, NY, 6/15/18 Opens: June 29, 2018 “I’m an ordinary man,” explains Henry Higgins in “My Fair […]

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The Durrells in Corfu: Season Three Coming to PBS; Renewed for Season Four on ITV

As vacation season approaches, we've learned PBS has renewed The Durrells in Corfu TV show for a third season. We haven't received a press release from the network, and the premiere date is Tbd, but the renewal is confirmed in an interview with writer Simon Nye, posted to PBS.org. What's more, ITV has renewed The Durrells in Corfu for a fourth season in UK, where the drama goes by the simpler title, The Durrells. Based on the autobiographical book trilogy from Gerald Durrell, The Durrells in Corfu stars Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone, Milo Parker, Alexis Georgoulis, Yorgos Karamihos, Lucy Black, Leslie Caron, Anna Savva, Errika Bigiou, and Ulric von der Esch. The British dramafollows the Durrell family, during their years on the Greek island of Corfu. The comedic drama centers on struggling widow
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Cutting comments by Anne-Katrin Titze

Lisa Immordino Vreeland‬ presented ‪Love, Cecil‬ at Sotheby's in New York Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

On a stormy spring Saturday night, Art Agency, Partners and Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber hosted a reception and preview screening of Love, Cecil at Sotheby's in New York.

Lisa Immordino Vreeland, the director of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, presented her documentary on Cecil Beaton narrated by Rupert Everett and edited by Bernadine Colish (Absolute Wilson).

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Coco on Broadway, costumes by Cecil Beaton Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Through on-camera interviews with David Hockney, Leslie Caron, Isaac Mizrahi, Hamish Bowles, Manolo Blahnik, David Bailey and Penelope Tree, and terrific archival footage, including an exchange between Truman Capote and Diana Vreeland on their take on Cecil Beaton, we
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An American In Paris with Live Music by The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra May 12th and 13th

“Back home everyone said I didn’t have any talent. They might be saying the same thing over here but it sounds better in French.”

Winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture, and celebrated as one of the most popular musicals of all time, An American In Paris comes to life on the big screen May 12th and 13th at Powell Hall in St. Louis (718 N Grand Blvd). Join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as they perform the film’s score live!

Performances are Saturday, May 12th, 2018 7:00Pm and Sunday May 13th at 3:00Pm. Tickets can be purchased Here

One of the American Film Institute’s Top 10 Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time, An American In Paris, stars Leslie Caron and Gene Kelly and features the timeless original music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with the musical film on the big screen while the St.
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Five Classic Best Picture Winners You Can Watch Right Now on FilmStruck

Oscar fever is in full effect, and before you watch this year’s Academy Awards, FilmStruck has a great opportunity for you to study some Oscar history with classic Best Picture titles.

Thanks to Filmstruck’s new partnership with Warner Bros. Digital Networks and TCM Select, the streaming service has added dozens of classic films to its catalog — meaning you can catch up on Oscar winners of years past any time you wish. The service’s vast back catalog now includes some of the most iconic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood — including five classic Best Picture winners that paved the way for modern winners.

They range from some of the most iconic films in Hollywood history (“Casablanca” and “On the Waterfront”) to the not-quite-as-ubiquitous (“The Best Years of Our Lives”). Check out five classic Best Picture winners from the 1940s and ’50s — smack in the middle of Hollywood
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The L-Shaped Room

The L-Shaped Room

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1962 / 1:85 / 126 Min. / Street Date December 19, 2017

Starring Leslie Caron, Tom Bell, Brock Peters

Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe

Written by Bryan Forbes

Music by Brahms, John Barry

Edited by Anthony Harvey

Produced by Richard Attenborough

Directed by Bryan Forbes

The winter of 1962 found British films at their most grandiose and self-effacing. Opening at the Odeon was Lawrence of Arabia, using every inch of that cavernous theater’s wide screen. Five minutes up the road Dr. No had just premiered in the smaller but no less lofty London Pavilion.

On the other side of the tracks art houses were bringing starry-eyed Brits back to earth with austere fare like John Schlesinger’s A Kind of Loving and Tony Richardson’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

Those sober-minded dramas, shot in low key black and white with ramshackle flats and grey skies as their backdrops,
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Review: "Father Goose" (1964) Starring Cary Grant And Leslie Caron; Olive Films Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Cary Grant was one of the few actors to defy the effects of aging. The older he got, the more popular his films became. By the late 1950s Grant had become uncomfortable making movies because he realized audiences only wanted to see him as a romantic lead and he felt self-conscious about studio insistence that he be seen on screen romancing female leads who were often decades younger than him. Nonetheless, Grant kept forestalling his frequent vows to retire from acting. He had taken much more control over his career by forming his own production company and the result were some of the biggest hits of his career ("Operation Petticoat", "That Touch of Mink", "Charade"). Grant's primary motivation for not retiring was his desire- or rather, obsession- with winning an Oscar. Alfred Hitchcock had advised him that the best way to do so was to get away
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‘The L-Shaped Room’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Leslie Caron, Anthony Booth, Avis Bunnage, Patricia Phoenix, Verity Edmett, Tom Bell, Cicely Courtneidge, Emlyn Williams, Jennifer White, Brock Peters, Gerry Duggan, Mark Eden | Written and Directed by Bryan Forbes

When watching a British film from the sixties, the realistic discussion of such things as growing up as a single parent, or considering abortion wasn’t something you’d expect to see in a film set in London. The L-Shaped Room though is one of the few that took a look at society, family, and love and didn’t hide from the awkward truths.

Jane Fosset (Leslie Caron) is an unmarried and pregnant French woman who finds a small seedy London boarding house with a room available. Struggling with the idea of having an abortion, at first the last thing she needs is to make friends with the misfits who live there. Slowly getting to know them though she soon becomes one of them,
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The Durrells in Corfu

Network: PBS. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: October 16, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Callum Woodhouse, Daisy Waterstone, Milo Parker, Alexis Georgoulis, Yorgos Karamihos, Lucy Black, Leslie Caron, Anna Savva, Errika Bigiou, and Ulric von der Esch. TV show description: Based on the autobiographical book trilogy from Gerald Durrell, The Durrells in Corfu TV show centers on the Durrell family during their years on the Greek Island of Corfu. The comedic drama centers on Louisa Durrell (Hawes) who, along with her four children, leaves 1930s England for the sunny Greek Isles. A widow for the past eight
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'He embraced the fish, the chips – all of it': my time with Jerry Lewis in Blackpool | Funny Bones director Peter Chelsom

The late comedy star came to the seaside town in the 90s to star in my film Funny Bones. Working with him was a masterclass in comic acting – and in charm

We wrote Funny Bones with four actors in mind: Jerry Lewis, Leslie Caron, George Carl and Freddie Davies. As hardly ever happens, none of them died, and they all said yes.

I first met Jerry in Las Vegas, where we rehearsed. Walking through the crowded gambling floor of a Vegas casino with Jerry, the reactions ranged from hysteria to the shock that comes with seeing a ghost. He’s alive! Very much alive. (In fact, he was a very sprightly 69.)

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New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas
As words like film, negative, celluloid, unspool, and reel become increasingly archaic, even the venerable Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences realizes that it needs to evolve. At the Telluride Film Festival, I sat down with new Academy president John Bailey to discuss what he has in mind. Here’s what we can expect from the 75-year-old cinematographer of “The Big Chill” and “Groundhog Day,” who is proud to be the rare filmmaker representing the Academy board.

(Re)Define the motion picture

Bailey is a realist as much as a cineaste. At Telluride, he appreciated Paul Schrader’s well-reviewed “First Reformed” — but fully supported the possibility that the film would go to Netflix. “It’s very unlikely the studios would pick it up,” said Bailey. “In reality, Netflix and Amazon have now become the studios that have the courage to make the film nobody else would make.”

Similarly, while
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New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

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New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas
As words like film, negative, celluloid, unspool, and reel become increasingly archaic, even the venerable Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences realizes that it needs to evolve. At the Telluride Film Festival, I sat down with new Academy president John Bailey to discuss what he has in mind. Here’s what we can expect from the 75-year-old cinematographer of “The Big Chill” and “Groundhog Day,” who is proud to be the rare filmmaker representing the Academy board.

(Re)Define the motion picture

Bailey is a realist as much as a cineaste. At Telluride, he appreciated Paul Schrader’s well-reviewed “First Reformed” — but fully supported the possibility that the film would go to Netflix. “It’s very unlikely the studios would pick it up,” said Bailey. “In reality, Netflix and Amazon have now become the studios that have the courage to make the film nobody else would make.”

Similarly, while
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