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The Glenn Miller Story – Full cast announced for UK tour

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of The Glenn Miller Story. Joined the already cast Tommy Steele will be Ashley Knight (I Can’t Sing, High Society) as Chummy MacGregor and Sarah Soetaert (The Sound of Music, Chicago) as Helen Burger.

Joining them on stage for the national tour, which starts on the 26th October in Milton Keynes, will be Jon Bonner, Mike Lloyd, Kieran Kuypers, Tim Maxwell-Clarke, Jessica Ellen, Zoe Nicole Adkin, Siobhan Diffin, Nathan Elwick, Alex Tranter and Jordan Oliver.

It’s been seventy years since Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Did he crash? Was he shot down? Will the mystery ever be solved? Brought to the stage for the very first time in a brand new musical spectacular, is the life, fame and vanishing of America
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‘Tallulah’ begins NYC shoot

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‘Tallulah’ begins NYC shoot
Tammy Blanchard and Zachary Quinto are among a slew of new cast to join Route One Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment’s dramatic comedy Tallulah, which has begun shooting in New York City.

Additional arrivals who join the previously announced Ellen Page and Allison Janney are Evan Jonigkeit, David Zayas, Uzo Aduba and John Benjamin Hickey.

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Sian Heder will direct Tallulah from her screenplay about a free spirit whom everybody thinks has kidnapped a baby after she rescues the child from her reckless mother.

The woman pretends the baby is hers with the mother of her ex-boyfriend. When the baby is returned to her rightful mother the three women forge an unbreakable bond.

Route One and Ocean Blue finance Tallulah and Heather Rae is producing with Route One CEO Russell Levine, Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus and Todd Traina.

The production
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark - 1980s Airbrush Concept Art

The art of airbrushing used to be a big thing. One of my first jobs was working for a guy who specialized in airbrush art, and he would do a ton of posters for the movie studios. The picture you see above is a piece of concept art for Steven Spielberg's classic film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was created in 1980 by Michael Lloyd using an airbrushing technique. Lloyd captured that horrifically awesome scene perfectly when he made it. 

Thanks to Randar for the heads up!
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Review: Dick Tracy

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Today, comic book fans may recall Warren Beatty’s adaptation of Dick Tracy as a memorable misfire. When it was released in 1990, it was met with, at best, mixed reviews and while it performed respectably at the box office, missed Walt Disney’s estimates so the hoped for franchise was stillborn. Blame could be squarely placed at Beatty’s feet since he had a strangle hold on the film as its director, producer, and star. It got so crazy that poor Kyle Baker had to use only three approved head shots for the 64-page comics adaptation, which stretched even his considerable skills.

We have a great opportunity to reconsider this film now that Disney is releasing it tomorrow on Blu-ray. One of the things about the production is that Beatty wanted to recreate Chester Gould’s strip as faithfully as possible, which meant he limited the color palette to a mere seven colors,
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The 50 greatest matte paintings of all time

The art of the glass shot or matte painting is one which originated very much in the early ‘teens’ of the silent era. Pioneer film maker, director, cameraman and visual effects inventor Norman Dawn is generally acknowledged as the father of the painted matte composite, with other visionary film makers such as Ferdinand Pinney Earle, Walter Hall and Walter Percy Day being heralded as making vast contributions to the trick process in the early 1920’s.

Boiled down, the matte process is one whereby a limited film set may be extended to whatever, or wherever the director’s imagination dictates with the employment of a matte artist. In it’s most pure form, the artist would set up a large plate of clear glass in front of the motion picture camera upon which he would carefully paint in new scenery an ornate period ceiling, snow capped mountains, a Gothic castle or even an alien world.
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