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  • Monicelli, Mario: Tribute to Seminal Italian Director at Vienna Film Museum

    Director Mario Monicelli was an exceptional figure of Italian cinema: a progressive thinker whose work provided critical, and often satirical commentary on Italian politics and history for more than half a century.

    Weber, Lois: Silent Films Restored and Available on DVD

    Movie lovers rejoice. Films by pioneer filmmaker Lois Weber, one of the most innovative and prolific directors of the silent era, not to mention tat she was a woman, have been restored and become available on DVD.

    Clooney, George: AFI Life Achievement Award 2018

    George Clooney is the recipient of the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.

    Gable, Clark: MGM’s Creation–Fabricated Star and Screen Image

    I just work here at MGM, I try to work well and hard. It’s my business to work, not to think–Clark Gable

    Gable, Clark: Rosalind Russell about the Star’s Qualities

    I met him on the set of China Seas, our first picture together, and he made a comment about feeling silly about having to be made up. He didn’t like makeup and wouldn’t let it be put on him. I know that he had tremendous influence on bringing about the fact that actors today wear little or no makeup. Only perhaps for character work. Clark just wouldn’t have it. He had the attitude that it was not natural–Rosalind Russell

    Gable, Clark: Lana Turner about her Idol and Star

    Knowing how frightened I was, and in awe of him really, he would kind of tease me out of it and joke with me, trying to put me at ease. And it was really important to me, not only for the film, but in my life–Lana Turner about Gable

    Tracy, Spencer: Screen Ladies–Katharine Hepburn

    Spencer Tracy’s most frequent screen lady was Katharine Hepburn, with whom he collaborated on eight films.

    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.
     

     

     

     

     

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