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  • William Peter Blatty reflects on 40th anniversary of 'The Exorcist'

    William Peter Blatty reflects on 40th anniversary of 'The Exorcist'
    For the last four decades, William Peter Blatty's demonic possession thriller, "The Exorcist," has ranked as the ultimate in scare fare. His 1971 novel sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for more than four months, and director William Friedkin's 1973 blockbuster film version, for which Blatty earned the adapted screenplay Oscar, is largely held as a masterpiece of the horror genre.
  • Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective

    Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective
    Director-producer Tony Scott, who apparently committed suicide Sunday in San Pedro at age 68, left behind a lengthy filmography. One of the first directors to make the transition from commercials to features, he helmed movies including "Top Gun,”...

    Clive Donner dies at 84; part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s

    Clive Donner dies at 84; part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s
    Clive Donner, who was part of the British new wave of directors in the 1960s with films such as "What's New Pussycat?" and "Nothing But the Best," has died. He was 84. Donner, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday in London, according to British news...

    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...

    Saturday’s Highlights: The Marx Brothers on TCM

     
    Saturday’s Highlights: The Marx Brothers on TCM