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Honorary Oscars: Full gallery of non-acting recipients includes Walt Disney, Sidney Lumet, Robert Altman, Spike Lee, Agnes Varda

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Honorary Oscars: Full gallery of non-acting recipients includes Walt Disney, Sidney Lumet, Robert Altman, Spike Lee, Agnes Varda
Throughout its history, the motion picture academy has selected well over 100 people to receive honorary Oscars. Many of them had never won competitive Academy Awards in their careers, so the trophy was a way of making that up to them. Let’s look back at all previous non-acting recipients, including Walt Disney, Cecil B. DeMille, Louis B. Mayer, Howard Hawks, Jean Renoir, Margaret Booth, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Elia Kazan, Sidney Lumet, Robert Altman, Spike Lee, and Agnes Varda in our full new photo gallery (tour it above). Visit our other honorary Oscars photo gallery for all performer recipients.

The selection process is fairly straightforward. The 54 branch governors and three at-large members put forth suggestions, with each of the top choices then voted on individually. Honorees must receive support from at least half of those on the board. The usual limit is three honorees. For a fourth to be named,
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Ride the High Country

Before he became the flag bearer for cinema violence, Sam Peckinpah made his reputation with this unique western, a marvelous rumination on ethics, morality and personal responsibility. MGM all but threw it away in the summer of 1962 but it immediately became a critical favorite.

Ride the High Country

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1962 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date April 4, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr, Edgar Buchanan, R.G. Armstrong, Jenie Jackson, James Drury, L.Q. Jones, John Anderson, John Davis Chandler, Warren Oates.

Cinematography Lucien Ballard

Art Direction Leroy Coleman, George W. Davis

Film Editor Frank Santillo

Original Music George Bassman

Written by N.B. Stone Jr.

Produced by Richard E. Lyons

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

MGM’s western Ride the High Country put Sam Peckinpah on the map with critics and the foreign cinema literati — although it didn’t do big box office when new,
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Carey Mulligan Speaks Out About Dementia and the Toll It's Taken on Her Family

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Carey Mulligan Speaks Out About Dementia and the Toll It's Taken on Her Family
Carey Mulligan wants to make the world a better place for those who suffer from dementia. The Suffragette star, whose grandmother Margaret Booth, 90, has suffered from dementia for 16 years, has been appointed as the U.K.'s first global Dementia Friends Ambassador. In close collaboration with the Alzheimer's Society, Mulligan, 31, will work to publicize the Dementia Friends initiative, which aims to transform the way people perceive, act and talk about the condition in everyday life. "It empowers you to take away that fear that you feel when you're in the street and you see someone who is maybe struggling a little bit,
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Carey Mulligan Speaks Out About Dementia and the Toll It's Taken on Her Family

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Carey Mulligan Speaks Out About Dementia and the Toll It's Taken on Her Family
Carey Mulligan wants to make the world a better place for those who suffer from dementia. The Suffragette star, whose grandmother Margaret Booth, 90, has suffered from dementia for 16 years, has been appointed as the U.K.'s first global Dementia Friends Ambassador. In close collaboration with the Alzheimer's Society, Mulligan, 31, will work to publicize the Dementia Friends initiative, which aims to transform the way people perceive, act and talk about the condition in everyday life. "It empowers you to take away that fear that you feel when you're in the street and you see someone who is maybe struggling a little bit,
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Fat City

John Huston sets the bar for director-driven quality filmmaking of the early 1970s. Stacy Keach is a punchy boxing bum who teams up with the ambitious newcomer Jeff Bridges; the glowing discovery is the amazing Susan Tyrell, film history's most convincingly caustic floozy-alcoholic, bar none. Her voice can peel paint, but we love her dearly. Fat City Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / Street Date September 8, 2015 / available through the Twilight Time Movies / 20.95 Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark, Nicholas Colasanto, Art Aragon, Curtis Cokes, Sixto Rodriguez Cinematography Conrad L. Hall Production Designer Richard Sylbert Film Editor Walter Thompson Original Music Kris Kristofferson, Marvin Hamlisch (supervisor) Written by Leonard Gardner from his novel <Produced by John Huston, Ray Stark Directed by John Huston

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This rewarding show is a fine opportunity to catch up on two great talents, John Huston and Stacy Keach.
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Editors Guild Selects 75 Best Edited Films of All Time

Now this is a list that could result in a lot of fascinating dissection and thanks to HitFix it comes to our attention almost three years after it was originally released back in 2012, celebrating the Motion Picture Editors Guild's 75th anniversary. Over at HitFix, Kris Tapley asks, "Is this news to anyone elsec" Um, yes, I find it immensely interesting and a perfect starting point for anyone looking to further explore the art of film editing. In an accompanying article we get the particulars concerning what films were eligible and how films were to be considered: In our Jan-feb 12 issue, we asked Guild members to vote on what they consider to be the Best Edited Films of all time. Any feature-length film from any country in the world was eligible. And by "Best Edited," we explained, we didn't just mean picture; sound, music and mixing were to be considered as well.
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What is the best-edited film of all time according to those who do the job?

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A random bit of researching on a Tuesday night led me to something I didn't know existed: The Motion Picture Editors Guild's list of the 75 best-edited films of all time. It was a feature in part celebrating the Guild's 75th anniversary in 2012. Is this news to anyone else? I confess to having missed it entirely. Naturally, I had to dig in. What was immediately striking to me about the list — which was decided upon by the Guild membership and, per instruction, was considered in terms of picture and sound editorial as opposed to just the former — was the most popular decade ranking. Naturally, the 1970s led with 17 mentions, but right on its heels was the 1990s. I wouldn't have expected that but I happen to agree with the assessment. Thelma Schoonmaker's work on "Raging Bull" came out on top, an objectively difficult choice to dispute, really. It was so transformative,
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Board of Governors Bias: Bacall, Garbo Among Rare Female Winners of Academy's Honorary Award

Honorary Oscars have bypassed women: Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall among rare exceptions (photo: 2013 Honorary Oscar winner Angela Lansbury and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner Angelina Jolie) September 4, 2014, Introduction: This four-part article on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Awards and the dearth of female Honorary Oscar winners was originally posted in February 2007. The article was updated in February 2012 and fully revised before its republication today. All outdated figures regarding the Honorary Oscars and the Academy's other Special Awards have been "scratched out," with the updated numbers and related information inserted below each affected paragraph or text section. See also "Honorary Oscars 2014 addendum" at the bottom of this post. At the 1936 Academy Awards ceremony, groundbreaking film pioneer D.W. Griffith, by then a veteran with more than 500 shorts and features to his credit — among them the epoch-making The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance — became the first individual to
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