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Franco Nero will receive the 'Capri Legend Award'

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 CINEMA: THE ORIGINAL DJANGO, FRANCO NERO, TO RECEIVE THE CAPRI LEGEND AWARD THE FESTIVAL WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO THE NOTED ACTOR WHO WILL APPEAR IN THE NEW TARANTINO MOVIE On December 27, noted actor Franco Nero will receive the 'Capri Legend Award', thus entering deservedly into the Blue Island’s Hall of Fame. “An Italian icon who, thanks to his unforgettable characters such as the original Django, now belongs to the mythology of cinema,” su...

First Time Fest will launch in NY

First Time Fest (FTF) – a celebration of first time filmmakers – is a new and unique film festival, event and opportunity taking place in New York City from March 1-March 4, 2013. Just as Quentin Tarantino had RESERVOIR DOGS, Orson Welles his CITIZEN KANE, Sam Mendes’ AMERICAN BEAUTY, Rob Reiner with THIS IS SPINAL TAP and John Huston had THE MALTESE FALCON as their first works, First Time Fest’s mission is to discover and present the next generation of great cinema by ...

Oscar for Best Director in the past

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DIRECTOR**************** ****************************************************** 2012 Michel Hazanavicius The Artist (2011) 2011 Tom Hooper The King's Speech (2010) 2010 Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker (2009) 2009 Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 2008 Joel Coen & Ethan Coen No Country For Old Men (2007) 2007 Martin Scorsese The Departed (2006) 2006 Ang Lee ...

The Return Of Roman Polanski

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  Word comes from Europe that the celebrated director Roman Polanski will be returning to Zurich, Switzerland this week to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Zurich Film Festival. This could have been a standard issue awards story except for the fact that Mr. Polanski’s trip to Zurich two years ago to pick up this same honor precipitated a one-year legal battle that led to months of house arrest and his possible extradition to the United States to face a prison term for fl...

Join onboard the first-ever TCM Classic Cruise,

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Hitchcock Blondes, Shipboard Affairs, Tropical Drama and Conversations with Film Legends Top Itinerary for First TCM Classic Cruise Ernest Borgnine, Tippi Hedren, Norman Jewison and Eva Marie Saint On Board for Unique Event Taking Place Dec. 8-12 A pair of Hitchcock blondes, a classic shipboard love affair, tropical drama in the Florida Keys and intimate conversations with legendary Hollywood figures are just a few of the once-in-a-lifetime treats awaiting passengers on the first-...

Christopher Lee has arrived at Grossmann Festival!

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We have sensational news: Sir Christopher Lee has just arrived in Ljutomer, Slovenia! At this year's Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival he will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award. We are deeply honoured and tremendously happy to host this legendary actor who has given us countless unforgettable roles. His visit is also our special surprise and gift to all of our dear visitors. Sir Christopher Lee is one of the most remarkable and versatile actors in the history of cinema. In...

Actor Morgan Freeman to receive Life Achievement Award at the 39th AFI (in best company)

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Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick, Rita Moreno and Many More Among Those Honoring Legendary Actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award Ceremony Honor Takes Place At Historic Sony Pictures Studios Thursday, June 9, 2011 At 7:00 p.m. AFI and TV Land announced today that Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick and Rita Moreno are among the luminaries in film who will pay tribute to M...

Sidney Lumet: One Of The Greats

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  We lost one of the greats this past week. Sidney Lumet, a national treasure and the quintessential New York filmmaker (sorry, Woody Allen) died last week at the age of 86. In a career that spanned over 50 years in both live television and the big screen, Lumet was nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times and has left an indelible filmography of titles that are distinguished by their social relevancy and strong caliber of acting. Lumet’s most famous films were shot in and were ...

Festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD

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  FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD February 17-27, 2011 Rodina Cinema Center, St. Petersburg, Russia     Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Rita Hayworth, Kirk Douglas; John Huston, Billy Wilder, Jacques Tourneur, Charles Vidor, Robert Aldrich, Stanley Kubrick, and Roman Polanski are all featured in our festival FILM NOIR: THE OTHER SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD! from February 17 to 27 in St.Petersburg, Russia. We are pleased to pre...

1st London Iranian Film Festival - Selection Committee Announcement

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Selection Committee Announcement Kamran Shirdel (Head of Film Selection Committee)DocumentarianConsidered a pioneer of Iran's NEW cinema. Born in born 1939 in Tehran, he studied architecture, urbanism, and design at the University of Rome and film direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Rome. After graduating in 1964, he worked as an assistant director with John Huston on The Bible before making his diploma film, Gli Specchi (The Mirrors), in Rome. He returned to Iran and star...

Telluride Film Festival opens today, program just revealed

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Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve, is proud to announce its 2010 Festival program. Twenty-four new feature films presented by their creators in the Festival’s main program; six programs curated by 2010 Festival Guest Director Michael Ondaatje; twenty-five new short films; plus thirteen documentaries screening in the Backlot program. Celebrating works from over twenty countries, Telluride Film Festival opens today, Friday, September 3 and runs through Monday, Sep...

"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff" Interview with Director: Craig McCall

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, might be more aptly titled, "Painter, Photographer, Inventor, Explorer, Cameraman, and Director: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff." There hasn't been many whose obituary reads, born in 1918, entered the industry as a child movie actor at four years of age, studied impressionist painters, was one of the first to use color in film, commenting that "color is light, and light is color ", was the first to have to scout remote movie locations in a time p...

"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff": Interview with Director: Craig McCall

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"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, might be more aptly titled, "Painter, Photographer, Inventor, Explorer, Cameraman, and Director: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff."  There hasn't been many whose obituary reads, born in 1918, entered the industry as a child movie actor at four years of age, studied impressionist painters, was one of the first to use color in film, commenting that "color is light, and light i...

Interview with Craig McCall, director "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff"

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, might be more aptly titled, "Painter, Photographer, Inventor, Explorer, Cameraman, andDirector: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff." There hasn't been many whose obituary reads, born in 1918, entered the industry as a child movie actor at four years of age, studied impressionist painters, was one of the first to use color in film, commenting that "color is light, and light is color ", was the first to have to scout remote movie locations in a time pe...

Interview with Jeff Bridges

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Actor in "The Last Picture Show", "The Fabulous Baker Boys", "The Big Lebowski", "Fisher King", "Tucker",  "Seabiscuit", and most recently, "Crazy Heart".                Q: "What point did you enter the project, 'Crazy Heart'?"  A: "Gee, I do my best to try to avoid going to work, because I know what it entails. If anything, it means I have to be away from home.  My wife, Sue, told me recently ...

Sundance awards winners since 1982

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1982     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Circle of Power 1985     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Blood Simple     * Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Seventeen     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Almost You     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - The Killing Floor     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Stranger Than Paradise     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - America and Lewis Hine     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - In Heaven There Is No Beer?   ...

The Global Film Village: Ray Bradbury at 40th San Diego Comic-Con by Marla Lewin

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  Johnny Depp, Megan Fox, Tim Burton, Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Tron, Super-heros, and  Science Fiction are everywhere in downtown San Diego for 5 days. And then there is the man who epitomizes science fiction, Ray Bradbury. Ray wrote about Mars as well as The Illustrated Man little knowing that a future generation would become enamored with decorating themselves to an unprecedented level. Ray attended the very first Comic-Con 40 years ago, and he returned again this year....

Telluride Film Festival to honor Manny Farber

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Telluride Film Festival www.telluridefilmfestival.org (September 4-7, 2009), will run a special program in honor of artist and film critic Manny Farber, "The Celebration of Manny Farber," will be presented at this year's 36th Telluride Film Festival. The three-part program will include an intimate bookstore signing of The Library of America's September 2009 release Farber On Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Faber with editor Robert Polito and Farber's wife and collaborator, Patricia Pat...

Feathered Fan and Silken Ribbon

Director: Wieland Schulz-Keil, Dan Tang.
The film consist of four portraits of Peking opera performers, two adults and two children. It presents a subtle picture of the present cultural-political climate in China. Peking Opera often seems puzzling and out of place, even in China. Its style is the opposite of naturalism: It is perfectly possible that young girls play elderly generals, or that a young male actor performs the heroine's sword dance from "Farewell my Concubine." The radical artificiality of Peking Opera has often met resistance. During the Cultural Revolution of the 60s and 70s, it was considered decadent and was outlawed. Today it seems hopelessly old-fashioned compared to the new currents of popular culture. -- While visiting a Peking Opera school the filmmakers met a number of teachers and pupils who are working hard and with admirable devotion to keep their highly refined music and dance theatre alive. The theatre people not only taught them about their century old Chinese art form, but also about their lives in the midst of a mostly imported new culture.

Homage of the 59th Berlin International to Maurice Jarre

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The Homage of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will be dedicated to Maurice Jarre, the renowned French film composer and winner of multiple Academy Awards. Jarre is considered one of the most important and, at the same time, most popular composers in cinema history. On the occasion of the Homage, Maurice Jarre will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement on February 12, 2009. “Film composers often are in the shadows of great directors and acting stars. It’...

Your best 100 kids movies? KIDSFIRST! share that with us

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These are films for kids between the ages of 2 and 18 that KIDS FIRST! believes to have universal appeal, exhibit outstanding attributes in terms of their production values and portray values and have qualities that make them as applicable today as the day they were first released. We know that media has the power to influence children, negatively or positively. The films on this list portray the values and ethics that we, as a culture wish to instill in our children. The idea behind this list ...

Danny Huston head Edinburgh's jury

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), in association with the UK Film Council, announced 2008’s Michael Powell Jury as well as a substantial increase in the Award’s financial reward for Best British Film. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is actor Danny Huston (THE CONSTANT GARDENER; 21 GRAMS), who will also attend the world premiere of THE KREUTZER SONATA at the Festival. Joining him on the Jury are international producer Sigurjon Sighvatsson (ZIDANE: A 21st ...

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...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best film

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Winners and nominees In the lists below, the winner of the award for each year is shown first, followed by the other nominees. Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, but it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash). This is the year before the ceremony...

Hollywood Screenwriter Peter Viertel Dies At Age 86

 Friday, November 9-------Less than three weeks after his second wife, actress Deborah Kerr, passed away, news comes from Marbella, Spain that her second husband, screenwriter and novelist Peter Viertel, has died at the age of 86. Peter Viertel was a noted author and screenwriter who plumbed his relationships with the aristocracy of Hollywood, including Greta Garbo, John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and others, to produce provocative works of fiction and memoir.The author of at l...
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