April 30, 1998 |
Joe Mankiewicz could just as easily have been talking about Edith Head, his costume designer on "All About Eve," as about his fictional character Eve Harrington, in that famous opening line, "There never was, nor ever will be, another Edith Head." Ambitious, talented, political, territorial and brilliant. A product of her time and the prolific studio system, Head worked on 1,131 productions from the mid-1920s through early 1970s. She won eight Oscars and was nominated for 35.
October 5, 1997
Imagine my shock to read Sean Mitchell's article on actress Julianne Moore ("Not Strictly Naked Ambition," Sept. 28) and her performance in the upcoming R-rated "Boogie Nights," where he states that Moore's role as a porn star in the film ". . . involves hard-core scenes in which she has sex on camera with Mark Wahlberg." Really! So Moore and Wahlberg, possibly in an effort to add unheard-of realism to their parts, didn't simply simulate the act but actually engaged in it, right there in front of the crew?
March 21, 2010 |
Redheads hold an iconic place in American pop culture. There's the voluptuous come-hither trappings of Rita Hayworth and cartoon sex bomb Jessica Rabbit; the comedic zaniness of Lucille Ball, Debra Messing, Carrot Top and Conan O'Brien; and the girl-next-door sweetness of '80s film princess Molly Ringwald. There's even a template for the icy redhead a la Marcia Cross and Julianne Moore. For all of these famous folks, it could be said that red hair is part of their brand. Naturally red hair is a rare commodity.
February 11, 1998
Here are the major awards and nominations already gathered by the Oscar nominees in the topeight categories: Best Picture Golden Globe winner: As Good as It Gets The Full Monty Good Will Hunting Nat. Society of Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential L.A. Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential N.Y. Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential Golden Globe winner: Titanic * Best Director Golden Globe winner: James Cameron DGA Award nominee: James Cameron Peter Cattaneo Atom Egoyan Nat.
July 28, 2006 |
For the first time at the Venice Film Festival, all films vying for the top Golden Lion award will make their world premiere at the late summer event, organizers said Thursday. Among those in competition at the Aug. 30-Sept. 9 festival: Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland," starring Adrien Brody and Ben Affleck. The movie dramatizes an investigation into the death of George Reeves, star of the 1950s TV show "Adventures of Superman."