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March 5, 2006 |
George Hively, 72, a film editor who also worked in television and was best known for cutting several of Stanley Donen's movies, died Feb. 7 in San Pedro of complications of pneumonia. The Los Angeles native was the son of George C. Hively, a writer and film editor whose screen credits began in the silent era and included 12 of John Ford's early movies. The younger Hively worked with several notable directors, including Donen on his films "Lucky Lady," "Movie Movie" and "Blame It on Rio."
November 10, 2011
Spin the reels back for a look at some of the winners from this year's key festivals: SUNDANCE Grand Jury Prize, dramatic: "Like Crazy," directed by Drake Doremus Audience Award, U.S. dramatic: "Circumstance," directed by Maryam Keshavarz Audience Award, documentary: "Buck," directed by Cindy Meehl CANNES Palme d'Or: "Tree of Life," directed by Terrence Malick Grand Prix: "Once Upon a...
December 13, 1987 |
Terrence Malick--absent from the screen for nine years, since writing and directing the acclaimed "Days of Heaven"--is coming back. A rep confirms that he'll script "Great Balls of Fire" for Orion. The Jerry Lee Lewis bio will reunite Dennis Quaid (who'll star) and director Jim McBride, who recently teamed for "The Big Easy."
January 8, 2012 |
"Your sentences are so long," said a friend who teaches English at a local college, and I could tell she didn't quite mean it as a compliment. The copy editor who painstakingly went through my most recent book often put yellow dashes on-screen around my multiplying clauses, to ask if I didn't want to break up my sentences or put less material in every one. Both responses couldn't have been kinder or more considered, but what my friend and my colleague may...
May 14, 1999 |
In just about every country in the world except our own, Ethiopian gold medalist Haile Gebrselassie is a sports superstar of the first magnitude. The U.S. tends to prefer athletic heroes with more explosive, rapid-fire attributes than those, like Gebrselassie, who can merely run faster over longer distances than any human being on the planet. For that reason and many others, "Endurance" seems as unlikely a candidate for domestic big-studio release as any film imaginable.
December 10, 2013 |
Brad Pitt's film company, Plan B Entertainment, has signed a production deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment -- an arrangement that precipitates his company's departure from Paramount Pictures at the end of the year. The pact takes one of Hollywood's hottest and best-known production banners away from the Viacom Inc.-owned studio and aligns it with crosstown rival 20th Century Fox. Plan B's first-look deal with Paramount expires Dec. 31. The production company has been based at the studio since 2005. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll New Regency and RatPac will finance future projects from Plan B as part of a multi-year, overall deal, New Regency said in a statement Tuesday night. The company is based on the 20th Century Fox lot and has a long-term distribution arrangement with the studio.
December 22, 2005 |
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was named Wednesday as a recipient of an inaugural Jim Henson Honor, an award that reflects the values of the late Muppets creator. The British author behind the boy wizard was chosen for the Jim Henson Celebration Honor, the top award. "By encouraging audiences of all ages to rediscover the magic of books and reading, Ms. Rowling has truly made this world a better place," said Brian Henson, son of the award's namesake.
April 6, 2000
What's happening the next few weeks: * The Taos Talking Pictures Festival runs April 13-16 at the Taos Convention Center, Storyteller Cinemas and the Oo-oonah Art Center. "The Big Kahuna," right, with Kevin Spacey, is the opening night film. Anjelica Huston and Terrence Malick will receive awards. World premieres include "The Last Producer," "Lost Forever," "The Origin of Man" and others. Some free screenings. Others, $5-$8. Passes $175-$500. (505) 751-1605.