August 7, 1996
Celebrated choreographer and director Stanley Donen will be honored Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, at 8 p.m. Clips from more than a dozen of Donen's films will be shown, including the famous sequence from "Anchors Aweigh" in which Gene Kelly dances with Jerry the cartoon mouse. The evening will be hosted by Turner Classic Movies' Robert Osborne and Donen will be on hand to share his memories.
March 24, 1998
It was natural for the man who had Fred Astaire dance on the ceiling in "Royal Wedding" and made Gene Kelly get his feet wet in "Singin' in the Rain" to accept his honorary Academy Award with a ditty and a dance. "Tonight, words seem inadequate," director Stanley Donen said. "In musicals, that's when we do a song." The orchestra started playing and Donen broke out in song. Donen, 73, made dozens of musicals and created some of film's most memorable moments.
May 3, 1990 |
Following are The Times' recommendations for today's schedule of the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFIFEST), with commentary by the film reviewing staff. Information: (213) 480-3232 or (213) 520-2000. Highly recommended: "FUNNY FACE"(U.S.; Director: Stanley Donen; Cineplex Century Plaza 3, 8 p.m.). A restored print of the 1957 musical classic, a satire on fashion photography and Americans in Paris.
July 2, 2006 |
SEVERAL of director Stanley Donen's movies are not only classics, but are considered flawless representatives of their genres -- musicals such as 1952's "Singin' in the Rain," which he co-directed with star Gene Kelly, 1954's "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and 1957's "Funny Face"; the 1958 comedy "Indiscreet"; the 1963 romantic thriller "Charade"; and the 1967 romantic drama "Two for the Road."
January 14, 1993 |
"Indiscreet" makes one nostalgic for the stylish romantic comedies of the 1940s and '50s. In this 1958 film, Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant play Anna and Phillip, two unattached, glamorous and successful Americans who meet in Anna's tony London apartment. Their mutual attraction is swift and palpable. Phillip, a businessman up for a NATO post, tells Anna he's married; he feels it's the only way to maintain his bachelor status.
April 27, 2000 |
Composer James Newton Howard received the Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' 15th annual awards gala. An 18-time winner of ASCAP film and television awards since 1992, Howard, 48, known for his ability to include a range of diverse styles in his scores, composed the music for such films as "The Fugitive," "The Prince of Tides," "Pretty Woman" and "The Sixth Sense."