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  • Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz

    Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz
    One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life." Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
  • Hollywood legend Dick Zanuck: a princeling who earned his stripes

    Hollywood legend Dick Zanuck: a princeling who earned his stripes
    When Dick Zanuck and I had lunch last month, it would’ve been impossible to imagine that the veteran producer would be gone six weeks later. Zanuck, who was 77 when he died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, looked at least a decade younger and...
  • 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...
  • Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'

    Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'
    Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
  • Mel Shaw dies at 97; Disney design artist

    While playing polo on the fields of Southern California in the late 1930s, Mel Shaw met Walt Disney and was soon playing on his team, the Donald Ducks, that took on the president of Mexico's personal team in 1938 — and won. "He called me a wild...
  • What to read in 2013

    What to read in 2013
    January Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
  • Midweek Madness keeps that special holiday feeling flowing

    For your Midweek Madness drollery, I have -- yes -- once again gone to the SCTV well, this time to pull up a holiday-theme gem. You may thank me later. Here's the attempted filming of promo for a 'Liberace' Christmas Special with a very temperamental...
  • Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera

    Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera
    Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
  • Revolution on the screen, on the ground in 'I Am Cuba'

    Revolution on the screen, on the ground in 'I Am Cuba'
    From 1964, a time when the world seemed ready to accommodate 33 revolutions per minute, the film "I Am Cuba" boasts some single-take shots so boggling, the following phrases showed up in my notebook: "How did they do that? A three-story-high tracking shot...
  • When H.G. Wells met Orson Welles, Or: How typos lead to neat things

    When H.G. Wells met Orson Welles, Or: How typos lead to neat things
    The strangest part of this story may be that in the middle of World War II, 74-year-old British author H.G. Wells took a train to Texas to speak to a meeting of the United States Brewers Assn. I can't quite figure out why he was tapped to speak there;...
  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    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...