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The Second Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival presented by the Great Neck Arts Center, with the Town of North Hempstead as Founding Sponsor, will present seven days and nights of bold, dynamic films, programs, panels, tributes, conversations, awards and festivities on Long Island’s North Shore.  GCIFF gets underway Monday, October 22 with two pre-festival events followed by its Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, and then runs at the Clearview Cinemas in the communities of Man...

Wide Screen Splendor: 70MM Films Revived At Zlin Film Festival

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  It seems amazing, especially in the context of a film festival, that there might be a time in the not so distant future when young people will think of films as something they can download onto their mobile devices and view on their mini screens. Films as big screen events may never completely die, but clearly the trend towards miniaturization has made the wide screen epics of yesteryear seem quaintly anachronistic. Well, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, th...

Berlinale Retrospective 2009 70 mm - “Bigger than Life”

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By focussing on 70-mm films, the Retrospective of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will devote itself to the powerful visuals of wide-gauge film.Twice as wide as standard 35-mm film, it is the adequate format for monumental works: screen epics, adventure and science fiction films, Westerns, musicals, as well as magnificent panoramas of nature and intimately beautiful close-ups. The high resolution, sharp picture and colour quality of these large-format images join forces with the trem...

Joel and Ethan Coen win DGA Award for No Country...

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Joel and Ethan Coen, the writer/director brother team, won the top prize from the Directors Guild of America last evening for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. This gives the directorial duo the inside track for the same honor at the Academy Awards, where their film is nominated for 8 prizes, including Best Film of the Year. The Coens, who were nominated for the DGA Award for FARGO but did not win, were only the second two-person team to receive the Directors Guild honor, following Robert Wise and Jerome...

Coen Brothers Win Directors Guild Prize

 Sunday, January 27---------Joel and Ethan Coen, the writer/director brother team, won the top prize from the Directors Guild of America last evening for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. This gives the directorial duo the inside track for the same honor at the Academy Awards, where their film is nominated for 8 prizes, including Best Film of the Year. The Coens, who were nominated for the DGA Award for FARGO but did not win,  were only the second two-person team to receive the Directors Guild honor,...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best director

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Each Academy Award ceremony is listed chronologically below along with the winner of the Academy Award for Directing and the film associated with the award. In the column next to the winner of each award are the other nominees for best director. Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by the years of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) in the year of release; for example, the Oscar for Best Director of 1999 was announced during the award cerem...

Westside Story to get early special screening at BIFF 2006

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BANGKOKIANS are due to get a special pre-festival screening of the classic Robert Wise Academy Award© winning film, West Side Story, on Sunday, February 12 (2006). The movie will be shown free of charge on outdoor screens set up in public areas outside the massive new Siam Paragon retail and entertainment complex which will be used as the centre for the upcoming Bangkok International Film Festival (Feb 17 - 27). The screening will feature musical performances of songs from West Si...

Westside Story to get early special screening from from Bangkok

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Bangkokians are due to get a special pre-festival screening of the classic Robert Wise Academy Award© winning film, West Side Story, on Sunday, February 12.The movie will be shown free of charge on outdoor screens set up in public areas outside the massive new Siam Paragon retail and entertainment complex which will be used as the centre for the upcoming Bangkok International Film Festival (Feb 17 to 27).The screening will feature musical performances of songs from West Side Story, along with a...

Rita Moreno homage from LALIFF

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GABI RECIPIENT RETROSPECTIVE: RITA MORENO (Retrospectiva Premio Gabi: Rita Moreno)Each year the Festival honors an artist’s career and contribution to cinema with the “Gabi”, Gabriel Figueroa Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the heart and soul of the Festival and has been bestowed in the past to Raúl Julia, Carlos Saura, María Félix, Anthony Quinn, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Federico Luppi and of course, Gabriel Figueroa. This year, in its eight edition, LOS ANGELES LATINO INTE...

Oscar Quizz

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1. Six motion pictures have received 13 or more nominations. Name the two most nominated films, how many nominations they received andwhat years they were nominated."All about Eve" 1950, "Titanic" 1997, 14 nominations.2. What film has won the most Oscars without beingnominated for Best Picture?"The Bad and the Beautiful" won in five 1952, in theSupporting Actress, Art Direction (Black-and-White),Cinematography (Black-and-White), Costume Design(Black-and-White) and Writing (Screenplay) categories...

Oscar Quiz

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1. Six motion pictures have received 13 or more nominations. Name the two most nominated films, how many nominations they received andwhat years they were nominated."All about Eve" 1950, "Titanic" 1997, 14 nominations.2. What film has won the most Oscars without beingnominated for Best Picture?"The Bad and the Beautiful" won in five 1952, in theSupporting Actress, Art Direction (Black-and-White),Cinematography (Black-and-White), Costume Design(Black-and-White) and Writing (Screenplay) categories...

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