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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhen attempting to take in the rather shocking news of the death of British-born director, writer and producer Anthony Minghella at age 54, it's tough not to feel in part the passing of a unique creative force that connected audiences to another era. ....
Tags: Cinema Industry, England, Death, Matt Damon, Film Festivals
The enduring popularity of "Blithe Spirit" owes as much to its archly whimsical premise as to the adept way that author Noël Coward dispatches his bon mots. Both are on display in the well-appointed Hermosa Beach Playhouse revival of this indestructible...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"The Orphanage" made its illustrious debut at the Cannes Film Festival this year and, as its deeply unsettling story of mothers, children and ghosts unfolded on the screen, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona heard a noise in the dark that gave him a...
Robert Mulligan, who was nominated for an Academy Award for directing the 1962 film classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," died Saturday at his home in Lyme, Conn. He was 83. Mulligan had heart disease, his nephew Robert Rosenthal said. The director began...
Last week, Patrick Goldstein wrote a lengthy critique of the Oscars in which he urged that the academy get real. Goldstein's complaints are completely valid as long as one assumes that the Academy Awards are first and foremost a TV show. He argues that...
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
David Lean's 1962 “Lawrence of Arabia” is one of the most universally praised films ever made, and deservedly so. Nominated for 10 Oscars, winner of seven (including Best Picture), it has only grown better with time. The few aspects that might...
For millions of young "Star Wars" fans, and some not so young, Alec Guinness is the man who played Obi-Wan Kenobi. And that is that. For all they know Guinness only did this in his life: expound on the glories of The Force and get Mark Hamill up to...
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...
Chicago Tribune reporterWho is your choice for the biggest surprise of the season so far? Would I be in the running if I said Tim Jennings? -- Chuck Durante, Guiling, China There are a number of candidates. Tim Jennings is a good one, seeing he was benched at the end of last...
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VarietyLONDON -- Spanish helmer Pedro Almodovar is set to deliver the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' annual David Lean film lecture on Nov. 18. "Pedro Almodovar is one of cinema's truly original voices with a body of work that includes a number of...
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Advanced tech in 'Laurence' restoration: New incarnation of Lean's epic shows digital assets, liabilitiesVarietyFor the Sony Pictures Entertainment pros behind the new 4k digital restoration of "Lawrence of Arabia," which will be shown in 630 theaters for one day only on Thursday before being released on Blu-ray Nov. 13, the unveiling will be the result of more...
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