Merchant-Ivory Collaborating Team

JAMES IVORY – DIRECTOR-CO-SCREENWRITER James Ivory was born in Berkeley, California and educated at the University of Oregon, where he majored in Architecture and Fine Arts. His first film, which he wrote, photographed and produced, was Venice: Theme and Variations (1957), a half-hour documentary made as a thesis film for a degree in cinema from […]

Movie Stars: Bullock, Sandra–Charming Appeal of Girl-Next-Door?

At 45, a dangerous age for most actresses, Sandra Bullock still is one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading ladies.   Her new romantic comedy, “The Proposal,” co-starring Ryan Reynolds, benefits from a positive word-of-mouth amd should perform well at the box-office when it opens this Friday.

 

In an active career that began small in undistinguished films two decades ago, Bullock has made over 30 movies.  She will next be seen on the big screen in “All About Steve,” a comedy produced by her company, Fortis Films.  She is currently filming “Blindside,” in which she portrays the matriarch of a conservative suburban household, based on Michael Oher's true story.

 

Movie Stars: Clayburgh, Jill

Jill Clayburgh, whose Broadway and Hollywood acting career stretched through the decades, highlighted by her Oscar-nominated portrayal of a divorcee exploring her sexuality in the 1978 film "An Unmarried Woman," died Friday. She was 66.
 

 

 

 

 

Oscar Directors: Chazelle Discusses his Career–Whiplash, La La Land

At 32, director Damien Chazelle made history this year, when he became the youngest person to win the best director Oscar for La La Land. At the Produced By conference at the Fox Studios Saturday, he was asked if his youth was advantage or disadvantage in the business. “I think it’s a two-sided thing because Hollywood […]

Hepburn, Audrey: Early Stage (Gigi) and Screen Career in British Films

French novelist Colette was at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo during the filming, and decided to cast Hepburn in the title role of her Broadway play, Gigi.