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Film News: Day Seven of 54th Chicago International Film Festival is Carey Mulligan & ‘Wildlife’

Chicago – Day Seven of the 54th Chicago International Film Festival (Ciff) on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, and features a tribute to the amazing young actress Carey Mulligan, the must-see movie “Diane” and four films in the Documentary group.

’Wildlife’ on Day Seven of the 54th Chicago International Film Festival

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Events Carey Mulligan is memorable in every role she takes on, and she also has a major evolution in character with “Wildlife,” directed by notable actor Paul Dano. The 54th Ciff is honoring her with a screening of the film, a Red Carpet event beforehand and “A Tribute to Carey Mulligan” as part of the presentation. (click here for details).

There will also be a Red Carpet event for the film “Roma,” directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the Academy Award winner for “Gravity.” The film is his most personal project to date as the story follows Cleo,
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Peter Bart: ‘A Star Is Born’ Success Defying Curse Of Classic Remakes

Peter Bart: ‘A Star Is Born’ Success Defying Curse Of Classic Remakes
Thus far, everything seems to be going right for Bradley Cooper. He has consistently shown his smarts (and patience) in surviving the celebrity interview circuit. Even the Tomato Tyrants have been downright loving to A Star Is Born (91% “fresh”). Academy voters formed a geriatric line along Wilshire Boulevard for the rare sold-out screening and Q&A at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, though Lady Gaga blew them off.

But while exuberant trade reviewers have already anointed Cooper a kudos contender, a few grumpy New York critics have raised this question: Will A Star Is Born become yet another victim of The Gatsby Syndrome as it pursues the long and winding road to the Oscars?

As with The Great Gatsby, Cooper has fashioned the fourth remake of a venerable story — one that poses an enticing “set-up” and vivid characters, but a fragile third act. Gatsby, of course, traces back to F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Film Reviews: Burning (2018) by Lee Chang-dong

Acclaimed Korean director Lee Chang-dong is back after an 8-year absence from the movie industry and – hey – it was well worth the wait! His latest work “Burning” premiered with a bang at Cannes Film Festival last April where it bagged the Fipresci Prize and is collecting excellent reviews anywhere it lands. “Burning” is also the official submission of South Korea for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.

Burning is screening at BFI London Film Festival

Marketed as a thriller-esque adaptation of Murakami Haruki’s short novel “Barn Burning” (first published in the ”New Yorker” and part of the anthology “The Elephant Vanishes”), it’s a lesser-known fact that Murakami himself was inspired by William Faulkner’s novel of the same title, where an arsonist exerts his power and control burning barns and ultimately forcing his family to lie in the name of a deviated idea of loyalty.
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Capitol Music Group Names Anton Monstead Evp of Soundtracks and A&R

  • Variety
Capitol Music Group Names Anton Monstead Evp of Soundtracks and A&R
Anton Monsted has been named Executive Vice President of Soundtracks and A&R for Capitol Music Group, it was announced today by Cmg President Ashley Newton and COO Michelle Jubelirer. According to the announcement in this newly created role, Monsted, a veteran film and TV music supervisor, executive and producer, will oversee the company’s development and implementation of soundtrack projects and serve as the company’s chief liaison to the film and television communities. Monsted will report to Newton and be based in Hollywood at Cmg’s iconic Capitol Tower.

Prior to arriving at Cmg, Monsted was Svp of Music at Twentieth Century Fox, where he oversaw music for films produced by that company, as well as Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox Animation. Notable projects with which Monsted was involved include “Hidden Figures,” “Logan” and “The Greatest Showman.” For the latter film, Monsted supervised its music from its early development,
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‘The Walking Dead’ Actor Scott Wilson Dead at 76

‘The Walking Dead’ Actor Scott Wilson Dead at 76
Scott Wilson, the veteran actor who starred as Hershel Greene over three seasons of The Walking Dead, has died at the age of 76 following a battle with cancer.

The Walking Dead‘s Twitter announced Wilson’s death Saturday, just hours after the AMC zombie series’ New York Comic Con panel revealed that Wilson would reprise his Hershel role for its upcoming Season 9.

“We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76,” The Walking Dead tweeted.
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Scott Wilson Dies; The Walking Dead Star Was 76

Beloved The Walking Dead actor, Scott Wilson, has died due to complications from Leukaemia, reports TMZ.

He was 76.

The report goes on to state that he passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday.

Dominic Mancini, a rep for Wilson said to the site that he was "a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him."

The news broke just hours after new The Walking Dead showrunner confirmed Wilson would be staging a comeback to the series alongside Sonequa Martin-Green and Jon Bernthal.

Related: The Walking Dead: Which Original Star is Returning?

Wilson originally appeared on the AMC hit between 2011-14 and won a lot of praise for his role of Hershel Green.

He appeared in 37 episodes of the TV adaptation of the zombie smash.

Filming of The Walking Dead Season 9 is already well underway, and it's expected that Wilson filmed
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Scott Wilson Has Passed Away

  • DailyDead
With a gentle yet commanding screen presence, Scott Wilson endeared himself to countless fans of AMC's The Walking Dead over the years, and we're sad to share the news that the actor has passed away at the age of 76.

Multiple sources have shared the sad news of Wilson's passing, with People reporting that the actor passed away "due to complications from leukemia," according to his rep, Dominic Mancini.

For three seasons on AMC's The Walking Dead, Wilson played Hershel Greene, a beacon of humanity in a relentlessly harsh world. The father of Maggie and Beth, Hershel was a character who often reminded Rick and other survivors that empathy and compassion were top shelf emotions that should be cherished and practiced, even in the post-apocalyptic wastelands. Wilson instilled a warmth in Hershel that radiated through the screen. He also gave the series a crucial sense of humor that helped balance
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Scott Wilson, Star of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ Dies at 76

  • The Wrap
Scott Wilson, Star of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ Dies at 76
Scott Wilson, the veteran character actor perhaps best known to modern audiences as veterinarian Hershel Green on “The Walking Dead,” has died at age 76.

The actor, whose death was confirmed on the official Twitter account of the AMC show, appeared in dozens of film and TV shows during his five-decade-plus career and earned a Golden Globe nomination for a supporting role in 1980’s “The Ninth Configuration.”

The Georgia native moved to Hollywood in the early 1960s and made a big impression in his first feature film, as a murder suspect in 1967’s Oscar-winning drama “In the Heat of the Night.”

We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you! pic.twitter.com/guNI7zSqDZ

The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) October 7, 2018

Scott
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‘Walking Dead’ Actor Scott Wilson Dies at 76

  • Variety
‘Walking Dead’ Actor Scott Wilson Dies at 76
Scott Wilson, an acting veteran of 50 years who was a high-profile member of the cast of “The Walking Dead” between 2011 and 2014, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 76.

His death was announced Saturday on The Walking Dead official Twitter account.

Wilson played rural farmer Hershel Greene on the series. He was a regular on “The Walking Dead” during its second, third and fourth seasons. His character helped the resistance led by star Andrew Lincoln in battling the show’s walkers. The character lost a leg in season three and was killed off in season four.

News of Wilson’s death came shortly after it was announced at “The Walking Dead” panel at New York Comic Con that the Wilson would be among past cast members appearing in the AMC show’s ninth season, which debuts Sunday. Wilson had already filmed his scenes.

“Scott will always be remembered as
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Walking Dead Actor Scott Wilson Dies at 76

Alec Bojalad Oct 7, 2018

Scott Wilson, best known for his portrayal of Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead, has died at 76.

Scott Wilson, the veteran TV and film actor best known to recent audiences for his role as Hershel on The Walking Dead, has died at 76 from complications due to leukemia.

Wilson's rep Dominic Mancini confirmed the news to TMZ and said Wilson was "a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him."

Wilson was a working actor for more than 50 years and appeared in more than 50 films and TV shows in his career. From the very start, Wilson's roles had a fascination with the macabre. The Georgia native portrayed characters suspected of murder in his first three films.

His second-ever role was portraying infamous real-life murderer Richard "Dick" Hickock in the 1967 film adaptation of Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood.
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Scott Wilson Dies: ‘Walking Dead’ Actor Was Age 76; AMC Calls “Emotional Core” Of Series

  • Deadline
(Updated with SAG statement) Scott Wilson, who was a key member of the cast of The Walking Dead before exiting the show in shocking fashion, has died. He was 76 and his death was announced today on the Walking Dead comic official Twitter account.

We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you! pic.twitter.com/guNI7zSqDZ

The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) October 7, 2018

Wilson played the beloved Hershel Greene on Twd from 2011-2014.

In the series, he was a veterinarian who kept a barn full of walkers, hoping to find a cure. He later lost his leg and then his life to the sword of the Governor. While his youngest daughter Beth was also killed off on the series, the Lauren Cohan-portrayed Maggie Greene,
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Walking Dead's Scott Wilson Dead at 76

Walking Dead's Scott Wilson Dead at 76
Veteran actor Scott Wilson, best known to TV audiences as Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead, died Saturday. He was 76.

TMZ reports that Wilson died due to complications from leukemia.

News of Wilson’s passing comes just hours after it was announced that he will appear in Walking Dead‘s upcoming ninth season, reprising his role as Hershel. It’s believed that his episode was shot earlier this summer.

Wilson began his acting career on the big screen in 1967 with a role in In the Heat of the Night. He would go on to appear in roughly 50 additional films, including In Cold Blood,
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'The Walking Dead' Actor Scott Wilson Dies at 76

  • TMZ
'The Walking Dead' Actor Scott Wilson Dies at 76
Scott Wilson -- a veteran actor with more than 50 movie credits, but best known recently for his role as Hershel Greene on "The Walking Dead" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Scott's rep, Dominic Mancini, tells us he died due to complications from leukemia. Mancini says Wilson was "a national treasure, a calm voice, and a gentle spirit to everyone who came in contact with him." We're told he passed away peacefully at his home in L.
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5 Memorable Pearl Jewelry Moments in Films

5 Memorable Pearl Jewelry Moments in Films

As one of the most iconic pieces of jewelry, pearls have made various impactful, memorable appearances on the big screen. Often used as symbolic elements, pearl necklaces as well as bracelets and earrings are often used in movies to represent themes, define characters and even add to the plot. If you are a fan of both movies and the gems of the sea like us, check out our list featuring some of the most memorable pearl jewelry moments ever on film.

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and the Four Strand Pearl Necklace

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Not only does Holly, Audrey Hepburn’s character in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ wear one of the most iconic dresses of all time (the strapless Givenchy number many claim to be the best little black dress in history), but her jewelry game is also spot on. While the character wore a
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Showbiz History: The Love Boat, The Social Network, Nevermind

10 random things that happened on this day, September 24th, in showbiz history

Alison Pill and Tom Hiddleston as the Fitzgeralds in "Midnight in Paris"

1896 F  Scott Fitzgerald born in St Paul Minnesota. Though he only lives 44 years, plagued by alcoholism and ill health, he leaves behind a rich legacy of novels and short stories that other artists have riffed on or adapted ever since, most notably The Great Gatsby, The Last Tycoon, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He's been recently played onscreen by Tom Hiddleston (Midnight in Paris) and David Hoflin (Z: The Beginning of Everything)

1976 Oh! Calcutta! opens on Broadway (after a successful run Off Broadway in 1969) becoming a controversial musical hit (with explicit nudity) and eventually the 2nd longest running revival of all time, running for 13 years 

1965 Marriage on the Rocks opens in movie theaters, the last leading men screen pairing of Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin.
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Robert Redford Reveals He Never Should Have Said He Is Retiring: 'That Was a Mistake'

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Robert Redford Reveals He Never Should Have Said He Is Retiring: 'That Was a Mistake'
Robert Redford regrets saying he is retiring from Hollywood.

“I think it was a mistake to say that I was retiring because you never know,” the iconic actor told People at the New York premiere of The Old Man & the Gun on Thursday.

“It did feel like it was time maybe, to concentrate on another category.”

The 82-year-old actor admitted that he never should have said that his last film would be the upcoming Fox Searchlight crime-comedy.

“I shouldn’t have said that because it draws attention away from the film.”

In August, the actor told Entertainment Weekly that
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Peter Bart: Novels New And Old Booking Hollywood Gigs Thanks To Streamers And ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

  • Deadline
With Crazy Rich Asians closing on $200 million at the worldwide box office, its success continues to puncture several myths: that spandex heroes own the summer, that rom-coms can’t be cross-cultural, and that comics must provide the sole source material for franchises.

The surprise hit also points up Hollywood’s growing dependency on what some considered an arcane genre — the novel. Warner Bros was quick to announce that Kevin Kwan’s Rich novels will provide the basis for a new franchise (this was the studio obsessed with DC comics). Meanwhile, television producers and development executives are intensely competing for the rights to other once-obscure novels, having realized they lend themselves ideally to longer formats and to other streamer product.

All of this is good news for novice novelists – even several stars and filmmakers have tried their hands at fiction this year. It’s also relevant to those select companies like Random House Studio that develop scripted television by connecting published fiction to the fast-changing Hollywood universe.

Hollywood has always had its eye on revered literary titles, of course – witness The Great Gatsby, which was made (badly) four times. Movies based on Lord of the Rings and Gone with the Wind were giant hits, but some of Hollywood’s best movies stemmed from non bestsellers, such as Midnight Cowboy and In the Heat of the Night.

Hollywood’s appetite in genre and style has broadened in recent times, according to Peter Gethers, an accomplished book editor who is also Evp and general manager of Random House Studio, which is backed by Fremantle and Bertelsmann. The company has sold scripted projects to HBO, TNT and Showtime among others, along with three studio feature films.

Currently in development there as feature material are such novels as Social Creature by Tara Burton, a thriller about an ambitious career woman who winds up committing murder (it’s at Lionsgate); and Longbourn by Jo Baker, a Jane Austen-mode period piece set up at StudioCanal. Neither were runaway bestsellers but still found ready buyers. Random House Studio under Gethers also has optioned several books by Paulo Coelho as potential one-hour TV series. A Brazilian writer, Coelho’s books have sold more than 260 million copies, but The Alchemist, his best-known title, has proven difficult to translate because of its ethereal story line. In concert with Original Productions, Random House Studio has also moved aggressively into the documentary business.

From the point of view of Gethers, who also is the author of 12 novels, this moment in the media business holds out great opportunity for writers who may have struggled in a previous era. “Genre books ranging from The Thin Man to Maltese Falcon have always been ideal grist for films,” he points out. “The big difference today is that genre categories have shifted to TV, which eats up so much material that there’s opportunity for non-bestselling books. There’s room to fully develop characters and themes; the TV translation of the book doesn’t have to be crammed into two hours.”

Many of today’s “hot” filmmakers, of course, still rely on original material as the basis for their projects. The story of Roma was the creation of Alfonso Cuarón, while A Star Is Born, now in its fourth iteration, is credited to an original 1937 story by director William Wellman and three writers, one of whom was the legendary critic Dorothy Parker.

In a few famously reverse cases, however, the writing of the novels themselves was actually funded by studios for the purpose of translating them into films. The classic example was Love Story by Erich Segal; Paramount bought the script, then paid the author to novelize it. The studio also spent heavily on marketing the novel, with the promotional materials avoiding mention that the project originated as a script — a revelation that would have blemished its legitimacy. In the eyes of the literary establishment, it’s acceptable to film a novel, but not to manufacture one.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Vita & Virginia’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Vita & Virginia’
One reason that the great Virginia Woolf has proven resistant to the flattening instincts of the straight-ahead, birth-to-death biopic to date is that there are so many ways into the story of her life, and each aspect seems to have its emblematic text. Stephen Daldry’s adaptation of “The Hours” with its focus on the restrictive social roles that women have historically been forced to play, took “Mrs. Dalloway” as its central motif. And now, Chanya Button’s “Vita & Virginia,” an exploration of Woolf’s (Elizabeth Debicki) 10-year, up-and-down affair with novelist and socialite Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton), loosely organizes itself around the writing of “Orlando,” a novel inspired by Sackville-West in which the title character, born a man, spontaneously changes sex at about 30 years of age.

As a partial glimpse at a multifaceted personality, Button and screenwriter Eileen Atkins, drawing sometimes over-literal inspiration from the letters the pair wrote to each other,
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Occupation Invades Blu-ray and DVD September 25th

Lionsgate is proud to announce Occupation, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital September 25.

Prepare for invasion when the sci-fi epic Occupation arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital September 25 from Lionsgate. This film is currently On Demand. When a fleet of spaceships cover the sky in darkness and invade Earth, a small group of civilians band together to fight off their attackers to save their lives along with all of humanity. Featuring eye-grabbing special effects, the high-stakes action film stars Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, and Stephany Jacobsen. Occupation will be available on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Check out the trailer:

A town is suddenly plunged into darkness. In the sky, a fleet of spaceships appears. The aliens have been watching Earth for centuries; now they have arrived to seize control of our planet. As alien storm troopers cut
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Robert Redford Opens Up About Retiring from Acting: 'I Can't Last Forever'

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Robert Redford Opens Up About Retiring from Acting: 'I Can't Last Forever'
Don’t ask Robert Redford to stick around forever.

The veteran actor, 82, opened up about his decision to retire while promoting his latest film The Old Man and the Gun at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival on Monday.

Redford, who spoke to Variety, said while he’s not sure his new film is the last one for him he knows for certain the end of the road is near.

“I can’t last forever,” he told the outlet.

The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid addressed his decision to retire in late August at the Telluride Film Festival.

“The truth
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