October 25, 2001 |
Although Montgomery Clift gave one of his greatest performances in the Oscar-winning 1953 classic "From Here to Eternity," it is revealed on the new DVD (Columbia TriStar, $25) that he was not the first choice for the role of the tragic hero, Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt.
December 21, 1999 |
POP/ROCK Goo Goo Dolls Unharmed in Plane Mishap: A U.S. Navy plane carrying the Goo Goo Dolls skidded off an Italian runway while landing during a rainstorm in Sicily on Sunday. No one aboard was injured. The C-9 aircraft was bringing the group, known for its hits "Slide" and "Iris," back from Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the last stop of a Christmas tour of American military bases in Europe.
October 25, 1998 |
Fred Zinnemann was one of Hollywood's most distinguished directors. The winner of four Oscars, he directed such classics as "High Noon," "From Here to Eternity," "A Man for All Seasons" and "Julia" during his 50-year career. Zinnemann, who died last year at age 89, initially studied in Paris to become a cinematographer. But when the Austrian emigre came to the United States in 1929, he was denied admission to Hollywood's cameraman's union.
March 18, 1997 |
A quick scan of Fred Zinnemann's resume tells you all you need to know. His was the name on a whole bunch of memorable movies. He was the maestro who directed "High Noon," widely considered the greatest western ever; "From Here to Eternity," one of Hollywood's finest war films; and "A Man for All Seasons," one of cinema's most lauded historical dramas. He won best director Oscars for the latter two films. The second rank includes "The Day of the Jackal," "Julia" and "Oklahoma!"
March 18, 1997 |
Fred Zinnemann seemed almost incapable of directing a bad film. The winner of three Oscars, he also directed several actors to Academy Award-winning performances. Here's a look at some of his films on video. One of Zinnemann's first major films was the exciting 1944 World War II thriller "The Seventh Cross" (MGM/UA, $20). Spencer Tracy and Hume Cronyn (who received a supporting actor nomination) star in this tale of seven men who escape from a German concentration camp.
March 15, 1997 |
Fred Zinnemann, Academy Award-winning director whose classic films included "High Noon," "From Here to Eternity" and "A Man for All Seasons," died Friday. He was 89. Zinnemann's death in London, where he had lived for more than 30 years, was disclosed by his son Tim, a producer at Pressman Films in Los Angeles. The legendary director earned his first Oscar for the documentary "Benjy" in 1951.