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  • The Land of Lost Movie Scripts: 'Reel to Reel'

     
    I suppose it would take the late Carl Sagan to count the number of unproduced movie scripts in Hollywood (“billions … and billions…”) and most of them probably earned their way into a studio dumpster. However, here’s an...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, March 18, 1941

     
    March 18, 1941: Lee Shippey has a letter from author Harlan Ware about attempts to deport Jan Valtin, who wrote “Out of the Night.” This is the book that Tom Treanor mentioned recently. I never heard of this title before......
  • Oscar winner Alan Arkin comes to the Florida Film Festival

     
    He's worked with everyone from Orson Welles to Steve Carell, Eva Marie Saint to Amy Adams. Alan Arkin won an Oscar for playing a grumpy grandpa in “Little Miss Sunshine,” but he has been stealing scenes in movies for half a century. He was the...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 3, 1941

     
    April 3, 1941: Tom Treanor, who died covering World War II for The Times, writes about Leland Stowe, a reporter for the Chicago Daily News who was visiting Los Angeles. Stowe and Treanor had crossed paths several times in Europe,......
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 8, 1941

     
    April 8, 1941: Lee Shippey shares a letter from England and Tom Treanor has a roundup of items about the fighting in Europe. Those "changes" in Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" dwindled to one minor alteration, otherwise the film goes out......
  • Champagne and frozen peas outtakes

     
    I'm laughing out loud here at my desk (other reporters are looking at me oddly) at the video posted on Midnight Sun of a drunk Orson Welles doing a Paul Masson commercial. Just as funny is the frozen pea spot......
  • Will Richard Linklater's 'Me and Orson Welles' have a wonderful new life?

     
    A year ago, when "Me and Orson Welles" made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was one of the most anticipated new films of the season and a leading candidate on most distributors' acquisition lists. Directed by......
  • A gold standard for Norman Corwin

     
    Time's a-wastin'. Next May, Norman Corwin celebrates his hundredth birthday. The nation should celebrate with him. The genius poet of radio, the Mozart of the spoken word, Corwin has won almost all the plaudits his craft can offer -- Peabody awards, an...
  • Movie release dates: What's ahead on the Oscars derby track?

     
    OCTOBER 16 "Where the Wild Things Are" ??? Director Spike Jonze's adaptation of the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak could be a strong contender in the crafts categories. Stars include past Oscars champ Forest Whitaker plus Catherine Keener....
  • 'Antichrist': Grueling, even as Von Trier goes

     
    In all his best known works -- from 'Breaking the Waves' (1996) through 'Dancer in the Dark' (2000), 'Dogville' (2003) and 'Manderlay' (2005) -- Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has repeated the the same template: He gives us an appealing female...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Mo'Nique makes 'Precious' friends | Oscar hopes for 'Amelia' in a tailspin | 'Avatar' trailer kicks off during NFL game

     
    • Anne Thompson (THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD) and Sasha Stone (AWARDS DAILY) both rally to the defense of "Precious" star Mo'Nique, who has been MIA from many of the media events for this indie film. Reports Anne, "The actress will fly in from Atlanta for the...