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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."
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.
July 10, 2011 |
The most significant figure in all of postwar Soviet cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky died in 1986 at age 54, leaving behind only seven features, the first five produced in the Soviet Union and the last two in Italy and Sweden. The son of a poet, Tarkovsky made deliberate, cryptic films that dealt with such intangibles as the mysteries of existence, the contradictions of faith, the power of art and — most indelibly — the passing of time. He was hardly the first or only filmmaker to engage with questions of temporality in film.
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.