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  • TCM salutes Lucille Ball, Marlon Bando, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, many others

     
    Of special note: TCM on Saturday, Aug. 6, salutes Lucille Ball, one of TV's greatest stars, who gained her training over many years in the movies. Viewers will get to see her Technicolor beauty in "Du Barry Was a Lady," her teaming with Desi Arnaz in "The...
  • Terry Gilliam’s next project? Maybe ‘Mr. Vertigo’

     
    Terry Gilliam has sort-of announced that he's working on a script based on Paul Auster's novel “Mr. Vertigo.” Auster (“The Music of Chance,” “Smoke,” “Blue in the Face”) is a niche novelist of great repute...
  • Theater review: 'Moby Dick -- Rehearsed' at the Lyric Theatre

     
    David C. Nichols reviews Whitmore Eclectic's production of Orson Welles' "Moby Dick -- Rehearsed" at the Lyric Theatre....
  • ‘Hanna’ and the lost art of the long take

     
    You or I don't always notice when a scene in a film has gone on a long time without an edit, the “long takes” Orson Welles, Hitchcock (in “Rope”) and Robert Altman (“The Player”) were famous for. But we can sense them....
  • Karl Rove, the movie? Texan Richard Linklater will film it.

     
    Richard “Dazed and Confused” Linklater has announced plans for “College Republicans,” a movie about the political awakening of Bush adviser and GOP guru Karl Rove. Linklater, a Texan himself, directed “School of Rock”...
  • Veracruz proposes lesser charges for Twitter terrorism suspects

     
    The state of Veracruz in Mexico wants to change its penal code to apply a lower charge against the jailed Twitter and Facebook users accused of terrorism for spreading unconfirmed rumors of an attack on local schools (link in Spanish). A proposed change...
  • ‘The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael’

     
    From the lofty perch of this magazine or that one, most notably The New Yorker, Pauline Kael presided over the Golden Age of Film Criticism, producing essay length appreciations of individual films, filmmakers and actors, or bemoaning the state of...
  • Do newspapers have a future? Here's one half-baked idea

     
    Domino's has its artisan pizza. Why can't journalists be artisans too?...
  • David O. Selznick's life, via Ben Stiller and 'The Messenger'

     
    EXCLUSIVE: Few personalities dominated Hollywood with such larger-than-life brashness as David O. Selznick. A son of a high-flying silent-film producer, Selznick produced some of the biggest hits of Tinseltown's golden era -- most notably, of course,...
  • Norman Corwin: 1910-2011

     
    He only wrote a few big screen scripts, most famously, “Lust for Life,” about Van Gogh. His TV work spanned the early decades of the medium, teleplays, mostly, one-offs that were acting and writing showcases. But in radio, Norman Corwin was...
  • Drew Barrymore to co-host ‘The Essentials’ at TCM

     
    Barrymore will make her debut beside Robert Osborne on March 3. "The Essentials" is a Saturday evening staple that salutes a classic film. The choices this season will include "Dinner at Eight," which features Drew's grandfather, John, and great-uncle...