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  • Attenborough, the actor, outshone Attenborough, the director

    Attenborough, the actor, outshone Attenborough, the director
    Across the history of the Academy Awards, certain films have been rewarded as best picture of their respective years for two big reasons: scale of ambition, and personal financial risk. Producer Michael Todd went into hock up to his earlobes making "Around the World in 80 Days." In a decidedly non-antic vein, Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi" was another of these ambitious gambles.
  • Eli Wallach celebrated with TCM marathon

    Eli Wallach celebrated with TCM marathon
    The remarkable Eli Wallach, who died this week at age 98, will be saluted with an 11-hour marathon of his films Monday on TCM. The five movies in the tribute to the veteran actor include his debut, "Baby Doll" (1956), which contains one of his finest...

    Louis C. Blau, Entertainment Attorney Who Represented Stanley Kubrick, Dies at 99

    Entertainment attorney Louis C. Blau, who represented directors Stanley Kubrick and Francois Truffaut, Motown founder Berry Gordy and actors including Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Walter Matthau, Richard Widmark and Lana Turner, has died. He was 99....

    Samuel Fuller documentary 'A Fuller Life' premiering at Venice

    Samuel Fuller documentary 'A Fuller Life' premiering at Venice
    Sixty years ago, maverick director Samuel Fuller won the Bronze Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival for his gritty film noir “Pickup on South Street” with Richard Widmark and Thelma Ritter. Now, six decades later, Samantha...

    The virus of 'Contagion': What are moviegoers really scared of?

     
    Is it really a big surprise to discover that while America is enduring its worst economic downturn in 70 years and experiencing a paroxysm of partisan political infighting that the No. 1 movie last weekend was “Contagion,” which depicts a...