February 8, 2004 |
"The budget to complete 'The Other Side of the Wind' is $3.5 million. That includes all post-production, sound, music, etc. It can be purchased and finished for that amount. That's not much money for the film that book-ends 'Citizen Kane.' But it seems 'Freddie Got Fingered' and 'Jackass: The Movie' come first." Veteran cinematographer and filmmaker Gary Graver is sounding off in his Studio City backyard.
August 8, 1997 |
The first Hollywood Film Festival will be held Oct. 14-19 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, with other venues to be announced. Co-founded by writer-producers Carlos and Janice de Abreu, proprietors of the Internet Screenwriters Network in Beverly Hills, the festival will also present what it calls its Hollywood Discovery Awards.
July 23, 2003 |
Christie's has withdrawn a 1941 Oscar won by Orson Welles for co-writing "Citizen Kane" from its entertainment memorabilia auction on Friday. The statuette, valued at $300,000 to $400,000, was the centerpiece of the event, to be held in New York. The action was taken after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences claimed the right to buy back the statue for $1. The rest of the sale will proceed as planned, the New York Times reports.
June 16, 1987 |
If you've seen one too many drug-war thrillers, one too many movies pitting a few good guys against a hundred villains, one too many chase scenes near or on Hollywood Boulevard; and one too many movies where a hero is tortured unremittingly by sadistic hoodlums, thereby justifying a climax of wholesale carnage--than you know what to expect from "Commando Squad" (citywide). That's exactly what it is: one too many.
April 26, 2005 |
The highlight of the two-disc set of "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (Paramount, $35) is the clever, tongue-in-cheek audio track between director Brad Silberling and the "real" Mr. Snicket -- author Daniel Handler. The other extras -- covering every aspect of the production -- are entertaining and informative.