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Coppola, American Zoetrope Founders Thrill San Franciscans

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Forty years ago Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Carroll Ballard, and Walter Murch moved to San Francisco from Los Angeles, and founded the film company American Zoetrope.  Three years later Coppola made ‘The Godfather.’ Accompanied by their wives, last night the men sat around on stage at the world-renowned Castro Theatre, telling the story of how it all began.   Zoetrope was $30,000 in dept before Coppola did ‘The Godfather.’  Worried about the debt and knowing that C...

Coppola, American Zoetrope Founders Thrill San Franciscans

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Forty years ago Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Carroll Ballard, and Walter Murch moved to San Francisco from Los Angeles, and founded the film company American Zoetrope. Three years later Coppola made ‘The Godfather.’Accompanied by their wives, last night the men sat around on stage at the world-renowned Castro Theatre, telling the story of how it all began. Zoetrope was $30,000 in dept before Coppola did ‘The Godfather.’ Worried about the debt and knowing that Coppola was “the...

Eskişehir, an off-the-beaten-track fılm festıval with Flair - Part 2

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One of the interesting sidebars of the festival is a three room Visconti exhibit on view at the main city art museum of Eskişehir, sponsored by the İtalian Cultural İnstitute in the capital, Ankara. A half dozen Italian classics by Visconti, Fellini, Antonioni. et al, will also be shown. The Anadolu campus has a major department of film studies and therefore a rather sophistıcated youthful vıewership.  In an educational vein four early Hitchcock films from the thirties are scheduled and a ...

Réminiscences de Cannoises...

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 Prix d'Interprétation Masculine au Festival de Cannes 1946 - 19491946: Ray Milland pour Le Poison (The Lost Week-end) de Billy Wilder1947: Pas de prix d'interprétation masculine cette année 1949: Edward G. Robinson pour La Maison des étrangers (House of Strangers) de Joseph L. Mankiewicz1950-1959 1951: Michael Redgrave pour L'Ombre d'un homme (The Browning Version) de Anthony Asquith 1952: Marlon Brando pour Viva Zapata de Elia Kazan 1953: Charles Vanel pour Le Salaire de la ...

Eskişehir, an off-the-beaten-track fılm festıval with Flair

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The 10th Eskişehir (Turkey) Film festival opened on Saturday, May 2 on the spacious modern-looking campus of Anadolu University wıth a flourish and gala celebration worthy of many an A-festıval. While this festival is relatively minor sandwiched in between the big Turkish festivals of İstanbul, Ankara, and Antalya, it has a truly international flavor and offers extraordinary hospitality to foreign visitors in a forested college campus setting with handsome modern buildings, ...

Richard Widmark: Salute To A Sneer

 Thursday, March 27--------No one quite mastered the sneer as did actor Richard Widmark, who died Monday at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut at the age of 93. That sneer and a high-pitched giggling laugh is what shot him the stardom in 1947, when he played the psychopathic killer Tommy Udo in the gangster film KISS OF DEATH. Nothing in the movies before or since can compare with the scene in that film when Widmark tied up an old woman in a wheelchair with a cord ripped from a lamp and shoved he...

Oscars’ most memorable moments on "love" compilation DVD

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It’s hard not to feel some affection – even love – for the Oscars, the biggest film industry awards ceremony. And this year is no exception. The Oscars 2008 will go down in history as the most highly anticipated award ceremony of all time, if only for the drama surrounding whether the event would go ahead at all. And the Oscars wouldn’t be the Oscars without the stars’ dramatic acceptance speeches. With a 45 second deadline and an audience of more than a billion viewers, the pressure ...

It's Tromadance time again

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THE NINTH ANNUAL TROMADANCE FILM FESTIVAL will take place Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 Noon-9pmThe ACKK!-ademic Series: Volume OneHuman ape monkey school children, women with unnatural waist sizes, genitalmutilation, comic books, aliens with foam rubber heads, bad laser effects,cojoined twins, Vampira and...Baltimore! It doesnʼt get more shocking then thiscollection of candid, educational portraits of the independent voices and actions that populate the wonderful worlds on display at TromaDa...

History of Oscar winners and nominees for best actor

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Winners and nominees Following the Academy's practice, the films below are listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film's year of release. For example, the Oscar for Best Actor of 1999 was announced during the award ceremony held in 2000. Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.1920s1928 Emil Jannings - The Last Command as "Gen. Dolgorucki/Grand Duke Sergius Alexander" and The Way of All Flesh as "August Sc...

DENNIS HOPPER’S CONTRIBUTION TO MODERN CINEMA RECOGNIZED WITH CAPRI LEGEND AWARD

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Dennis Hopper, the visionary actor who has starred in some of the most important films ever made, will receive the Capri Legend Award, Sunday, December 28 at the 12th Annual Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival. Producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) serves as Chairman of the international gathering, December 27th through January 2nd in Capri, Italy.  The Capri Legend Award, one of the premier honors given by festival organizers, is presented to an actor whose ext...

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Soirées spécialesOuverture, palmarès, clôture - Avant-premièresSoirée d'ouverture vendredi 26 oct. Opéra Berlioz, 20 h 30 [photo 8787] Promets-moi, de Emir Kusturica (Serbie, 2007, 2 h 6 mn, VOSTF). AvecMarija Petronijevic, Uros Milovanovic, Ljiljana BlagojevicUn jour le grand-père de Tsane lui annonce qu'il va bientôt mourir et lui faitpromettre qu'il ira rejoindre la ville la plus proche pour vendre la vac

Venice Film Festival To Honor Bernardo Bertolucci

 Thursday, August 23--------The Venice International Film Festival has announced that it will honor the filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci with a special achievement award. Bertolucci will receive the 75th Anniversary Golden Lion at the Festival, which opens next week. One of the seminal filmmaker auteurs of the last 50 years, Bernardo Bertolucci was born in the Italian city of Parma. He was the second son of his father, a poet and art historian. Bertolucci began writing at the age of fifteen, and...

The Mystique of Marlon Brando

Friday, April 27-----Last evening, the audience at a packed screening theater at Pace University had a singular treat.....the world premiere screening of a documentary portrait of the most influential actor of the past century. BRANDO, directed by Leslie Greiff and Mimi Friedmann, is an exhaustive three-hour study of  Marlon Brando....the man, his talent and his demons. The film was produced by Turner Classic Movies, which will show the film in two parts next week, as part of its "star of ...

A GREEK-JEWISH ENCLAVE IN NEW YORK AND FRENCH-SPEAKING JEWS IN GREECE

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by Alex Deleon, for <www.filmfestivals.com> March 20, 2007 After the opening weekend at the expansive Cinerama theater downtown the Festival has now moved over to more modest quarters in the auditorium of the Seattle Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) on the edge of the University of Washington campus. The museum  lobby is quite interesting itself with an exhibit of old Seattle photos currently on display featuring celebrity visitors to Seattle in the good old days. Among them, ...

Greek Jewish enclave in NY and french-speaking jews in Greece

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After the opening weekend at the expansive Cinerama Theater downtown the Festival has now moved over to more modest quarters in the auditorium of the Seattle Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) on the edge of the University of Washington campus. The museum lobby is quite interesting itself with an exhibit of old Seattle photos currently on display featuring celebrity visitors to Seattle in the good old days. Among them, a very young Marlon Brando, shown fishing with a local native American,...

The Berlinale is paying homage and awarding an Honorary Golden Bear to Arthur Penn

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The Berlinale is paying homage and awarding an Honorary Golden Bear to the pioneering American director Arthur Penn. From his roots in New York theater and live television to his landmark films of the 1960s, Penn established himself as a leading icon of the New American Cinema, with such films as THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962), MICKEY ONE (1965), BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967), ALICE’S RESTAURANT (1969), LITTLE BIG MAN (1970) and THE MISSOURI BREAKS (1976). In his distinguished 40 year career, the respect...

Berlinale Retrospective Fetes Director Arthur Penn

Saturday, February 10----The Berlinale is paying homage and awarding an Honorary Golden Bear to the pioneering American director Arthur Penn. From his roots in New York theater and live television to his landmark films of the 1960s, Penn established himself as a leading icon of the New American Cinema, with such films as THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962), MICKEY ONE (1965), BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967), ALICE’S RESTAURANT (1969), LITTLE BIG MAN (1970) and THE MISSOURI BREAKS (1976). In his distinguished 4...

Hoboken International Film Festival Launches On The Waterfront

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Thursday, February 8------Hoboken, New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, is famous for three things: the site where the American pasttime of baseball was invented; the birthplace of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra; and the location for the 1950s film classic ON THE WATERFRONT, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando, in the role that won him his first Oscar. This historical waterfront town was once a bastion of working class families, visiting sailors and tough ...

9 days that shook the film world

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THE FIRST ROME FILM FIESTA, OCT. 13 – 21, 2OO6 The whole report day by day from day one. In less than a week, on the fateful FridayThe Thirteenth of the current month (October 13, 2OO6), the First International Film Festival ever held in Rome will open the gates of the Eternal City to a floodtide of media representatives, journalists, film professionals, actors, directors, film fans, and just plain curious stargazers of all stripes and colours. Whether this new festival turns out to be a blas...

Meet The Jurors

Friday, October 20----The jurors at the Turks and Caicos International Film Festival don't have much time to relax on the beach. They are too busy screening the films in competition, and deliberating in time for Saturday evening's Awards Gala at the swanky Palms Resort on beautiful Grace Bay. The Festival will be honoring a number of categories with the Sal Del Mar Awards. The Awards have been named for the "salt of the sea", which is this island nation's largest export product. The hard-wor...

Cronenberg Opens Stockholm Film Festival

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"Lifetime Achievement Award" recipient David Cronenberg cut the 'ribbon' - a strip of celluloid - at the Stockholm Film Festival kick off November 17. "Are you sure you want to give me those scissors--that's kind of dangerous", he quipped to fest director Git Scheynius, and introduced the opening film: A History of Violence. He joked as he cut that he was going to do some fast editing of his latest feature, the one he is most proud of, the one he admits to "selling out" on because of its huge bu...

Hamptons International Film Fest panels with filmmakers

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Panels, Readings, & Special Events with Industry Insiders at The 13th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival: October 19-23, 2005The Hamptons International Film Festival (October 19-23)offers a number of interactive events including Festival Panels at the Southampton Inn, Bookhampton Talks sponsored by Time Warner Books, the Cinematography Master Class with Declan Quinn, a Daily Town Hall at the Festival Lounge, the Industry Mentor Forum and Conversations with our Rising Star mentors Alec B...

2nd Pride International Film Fest awards Liz Taylor

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The 2nd annual Pride International Film Festival has just announced its “Lifetime Achievement and Distinction” Honoree this year. This special award, which was given to Hollywood actor and British thespian Sir Ian Mckellen in 2004, will be presented to Hollywood icon & Academy Awardee, Ms. Elizabeth Taylor.Pride International Film Festival had developed one of the most important exhibition of GLBT works with its pioneering advocacy in the country towards the education of HIV/AIDS awareness, ...

Krakow Short & Docu Festival

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45th KRAKOW SHORT & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL "L'embarras de choix" The 'Krakow Internationl Festival of Short and Documentary Films', which is now its 45th incarnation Making it one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals of this kind in the world, has shortened its official monicker to a more simple "KRAKOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL" and has expanded its offerings to a mind-boggling 440 films -- all screened within six days as singleton showings in four different locations. With this ...

American Indies tango in Buenos Aires

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AMERICAN INDIES TANGO IN BUENOS AIRESBy Sandy Mandelberger, Special Events EditorThe 7th edition of the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) is in full swing, and among the 300 plus films is a heady mix of American independent talents. Known as the Sundance of South America, the Festival is devoted to showcasing quirky, individualistic cinema from Europe, Asia, Latin America and, increasingly, the US.While the focus on indie cinema makes the Sundance reference an e...

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