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Burt Lancaster was the first movie star I ever met. I've encountered others since, but the circumstances have never been so dramatic. The year was 1971 and I was a young reporter for the Washington Post covering the Cannes Film Festival on my own dime....
German-born director Ernst Lubitsch, who came to Hollywood in the 1920s, had such a deft hand with comedies that it became known as "the Lubitsch touch." The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is to celebrate "A Touch of Laughter:...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesDisney has released the opening title sequence for Sam Raimi's $200-million fantasy “Oz the Great and Powerful” online, and before ......
Italian classic films directed by masters of cinema Federico Fellini, Vittorio de Sica and Michelangelo Antonioni will be vying for viewers' attention Thursday evening. The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood presents Fellini's...
The UCLA Film & Television Archive's Festival of Preservation turns its spotlight on the small screen with a tribute Saturday to the television work of an award-winning actress and a celebration March 23 of an acclaimed but short-lived ABC anthology...
An early film by Robert Atman, a sneak preview of Al Pacino as Phil Spector and a Bob Hope and Bing Crosby "Road" picture double bill are among the highlights this weekend. The UCLA Film & Television Archive's Festival of Preservation offers a rare...
Oscar-nominated director David Fincher ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Social Network") will have an extended conversation at Film Independent at LACMA's "An Evening with David Fincher" Thursday at the Loe S. Bing Theater. The program is to...
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"Hushpuppy grabs a baby chick and puts it to her ear. A TINY HEARTBEAT. She listens with focused wonder and intensity." —from the "Beasts of the Southern Wild" screenplay Can we please drive a stake through the heart of the Screenwriting 101...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIn the shoot’em-up action thriller “Bullet to the Head,” which reaches theaters Friday, Sylvester Stallone portrays Jimmy “Bobo” Bonomo, a ......
Cliff Osmond, 75, a character actor who was a regular presence in director Billy Wilder's comedies of the 1960s and '70s and appeared in dozens of TV series into the 1990s, died Dec. 22 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, said his...
The American Cinemathque's Egyptian Theatre gets its boogie on with a triple bill Saturday night of campy skating disco flicks. The first entering the rink is the 1980 cult fave "Xanadu," which was turned into a Broadway musical more than 20 years...
The American Cinematheque welcomes 2013 with "Motion Picturesque: Cinema at Its Most Beautiful" festival, which shines the spotlight on the visual splendor of motion pictures. The series opens Thursday at the Egyptian with Fritz Lang's influential...
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