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24 Frames"Rififi" and "Topkapi": Forced to work in Europe because of the Hollywood blacklist, director Jules Dassin made excellent use of his opportunities, making among other films a pair of heist movies that just about redefined the genre....
24 FramesAki Kaurismaki films, a 1950s sci-fi double feature and a program curated by Edgar Wright are among this week’s film highlights....
Talking PicturesA director’s work, if the director is lucky, has a way of bubbling up in the popular culture decades after a film’s initial release. This week in Chicago we are experiencing, happily, a Jules Dassin bubble, containing two different and......
Alain Bernheim, a producer and literary agent who with humorist Art Buchwald sued Paramount Pictures for using their concept for the 1988 film "Coming to America," has died. He was 86. Bernheim, a Hollywood Hills resident, died Friday of complications...
Ken Burns is a matchmaker with a camera. He has introduced Americans to themselves, to their history, with documentaries such as "The Civil War." He also used the "pan and scan" camera technique to make still images of the long-dead seem alive on the...
Filmmakers Edward Klosinski, 65; a Polish cinematographer best known for his work with director Andrzej Wajda (Jan. 5) Ralph Bradshaw White, 66; an underwater cinematographer who documented the 1985 discovery of the Titanic (Feb. 4) Kon Ichikawa, 92; a...
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Jules Dassin, the blacklisted American filmmaker who was a master of film noir, directing such classics as "Brute Force," "The Naked City" and "Rififi," died Monday in an Athens hospital. He was 96. The cause of death was not made public. The...
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Times Staff WriterRoscoe Lee Browne, the Emmy-award winning actor with the mellifluous baritone that he used to give voice to roles as varied as Shakespeare's plays and the popular animal film "Babe," died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 81....
Tags: Television, Health, Edward Albee, Literature, Dylan Thomas
Zap2It.comFor five seasons on "Alias," if J.J. Abrams wanted his team of spies to go to Rome or Shanghai or Berlin, he had to insert an aerial establishing shot of the city and then dress a stage on the Burbank lot to resemble the exotic locale. Making his...
Special to The TimesWHAT is it about the public's obsession with stars? The media has been enthusiastically covering Hollywood for 100 years, and today's incessant, Internet-fueled celebrity "news" is omnipresent. The distribution methods have been dramatically accelerated,...
Times Staff WriterA.I. Bezzerides, Buzz to his friends, had a long, fruitful writing career in the 1940s and '50s, churning out pulp novels and scripts for film noir classics such as "On Dangerous Ground" and "Kiss Me Deadly." Yet, like many screenwriters, he remains...
Times Staff WriterReady for a singing and dancing "Reservoir Dogs"? That's what the makers of "Kaante" are hoping India's mass audience is eager to see, and while the Hindi-speaking film industry is looking to the much-delayed movie to give it a boost, it shouldn't...
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