February 16, 2013 |
William Goldenberg won the American Cinema Editors 63rd ACE Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature film Saturday evening for the Oscar frontrunner "Argo. " Ben Affleck's drama about the rescue of six Americans hiding in Tehran during the Iranian Revolution has already won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Producers Guild Award, the Directors Guild of America Award and the Scripter Award. Meanwhile, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers won best edited comedy/musical feature film for the quirky romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook," which is up for eight Academy Awards.
April 7, 2012 |
HONG KONG - A few days ago, an art professor from northern China named Li Xu was in a small Beijing gallery in the shadow of Tiananmen Square explaining the unlikely inspiration for one of his paintings: the $2.7-billion blockbuster "Avatar. " After the 34-year-old finally caught the film last year (it first opened in China in early 2010), Li wanted to see if he could marry the serenity he felt infused "Avatar"with the aesthetic of traditional Chinese painting, his primary medium.
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July 11, 2011 |
Robert Sklar, a film scholar known for bringing the insights of the social historian to understanding the history of American film, has died. He was 74. Sklar, who also was one of the original Rotisserie League fantasy baseball "owners" in the 1980s, died in Barcelona, Spain, July 2 after suffering head injuries in a bicycling accident, said Richard Allen, professor and chair of cinema studies at New York University. A professor in the department of cinema studies at New York University from 1977 until his retirement in 2009, Sklar was the author of books that included "City Boys: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield" (1992)
September 30, 2010 |
Blake Edwards has been the guiding force on such comedic classics as 1959's "Operation Petticoat" and 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's," not to mention the "Pink Panther" films with Peter Sellers as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. On Thursday, Edwards will be on hand to talk about his career at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater. A screening of his 1981 Hollywood satire, "S.O.B.," starring Edwards' wife, Julie Andrews, and William Holden in his final film, will follow the discussion.
February 15, 2010 |
"The Hurt Locker" and "The Hangover" shared the limelight at the American Cinema Editors' 60th annual ACE Eddie Awards on Sunday evening. Bob Murawski and Chris Innis won for "The Hurt Locker" in the drama category, while Debra Neil-Fischer of "The Hangover" was honored for the best-edited comedy or musical film. The awards were handed out Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Other film editors picking up awards were Kevin Nolting in the animation category for "Up" and Geoffrey Richman in the documentary category for "The Cove."
July 4, 2009
Re Kenneth Turan's review of the movie "Public Enemies" ["Gangster Chic, July 1]: Turan describes it as "an impressive film of great formal skill . . . an art film" with "a brooding dark-of-the-soul quality," with director Michael Mann being "one of the masters of modern American cinema," "a restless soul, a striver, pushing his work toward . . . the recapturing and recasting of reality."