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  • When movie costumes become fashion trends

    When movie costumes become fashion trends
    Deborah Nadoolman Landis has worked as a costume designer on more than 20 films over the last 40 years. Along the way, she has created several looks that have crossed into popular culture and become fashion trends. Here are a few anecdotes, in her own...
  • David Thomson takes a wide view of movies in 'The Big Screen'

    David Thomson takes a wide view of movies in 'The Big Screen'
    Even the most ardent traditionalists have to acknowledge that vast, sweeping changes are at work within the realm of film culture. The very practice of shooting on actual physical film, not to mention running that film through a projector for viewing, has...
  • Star Tours 2.0 journey started 14 years ago at Skywalker Ranch

    Star Tours 2.0  journey started 14 years ago at Skywalker Ranch
    After 14 years in the making, the long-rumored and oft-delayed remake of the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland is about to become a reality. Walt Disney Imagineering's Tom Fitzgerald has been there since the beginning, writing the attraction's original...
  • Bert Schneider dies at 78; 'Easy Rider' producer

    Bert Schneider dies at 78; 'Easy Rider' producer
    Bert Schneider, the iconoclastic producer behind a trio of influential movies — "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Last Picture Show" — that captured the rootlessness and discontent of the late 1960s and '70s and became symbols of a new...
  • Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars

    Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars
    Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
  • John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive

    John D. Lowry dies at 79; innovative film-restoration executive
    John D. Lowry, an entertainment technology innovator who founded Lowry Digital Images, the renowned movie restoration company in Burbank that worked its magic by returning film classics such as "Casablanca" and "Star Wars" to their pristine state for...
  • Ralph McQuarrie dies at 82; created the look of 'Star Wars'

    Ralph McQuarrie dies at 82; created the look of 'Star Wars'
    When director George Lucas hired illustrator Ralph McQuarrie in 1974 to do a series of paintings visualizing scenes from his script for an intergalactic war movie he was trying to sell, McQuarrie liked the concept for the space fantasy. He just didn't...
  • PASSINGS: Grant McCune, Roger Milliken

    PASSINGS: Grant McCune, Roger Milliken
    Grant McCune Effects artist shared Oscar for 'Star Wars' Grant McCune, 67, a member of the team that won the Academy Award for visual effects in 1978 for George Lucas' "Star Wars," died Monday at his home in Hidden Hills, said his wife, Kathy. He had...
  • Irvin Kershner dies at 87; film director

    Irvin Kershner dies at 87; film director
    Irvin Kershner, a versatile movie director best known for "The Empire Strikes Back," the acclaimed 1980 sequel to George Lucas' blockbuster " Star Wars," has died. He was 87. Kershner, who taught screenwriting at USC in more recent years, died Saturday...
  • Lucasfilm scraps plans for new studio in Marin County

     
    Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars movies, said it was scrapping plans to build a studio facility in Marin County, citing longstanding opposition from homeowners....
  • Steve Jobs dies at 56; Apple's co-founder transformed computers and culture

    Steve Jobs dies at 56; Apple's co-founder transformed computers and culture
    Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56. Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy...