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Absolute power corrupts absolutely. But when the right actor finds the path straight into a corrupt soul on fire, a strange kind of joy erupts on screen — a sense of true discovery and excitement. This is what Andy Griffith brought to his film...
24 FramesIn this video clip from the Envelope Screening Series Q&A with Times film critic Kenneth Turan and "The Artist's" Jean Dujardin, John Goodman and Berenice Bejo, the actors discuss the warm reception the silent movie has so far received....
The Big PictureHollywood's queen of mean, Nikki Finke, doesn't mince words -- just ask Howard Gantman, corporate communications chief for the Motion Picture Assn. of America. He recently tried to voice, perfectly civilly, some complaints about a piece that Finke’s...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelOscar nominee Tony Curtis, a dapper Hollywood leading man of the 50s and 60s, TV star (“The Persuaders”) and the fellow who would tell you, in unguarded moments, how awful Marilyn Monroe was to work with, has die of cardiac arrest in his Las...
The Big PictureThe cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river and Tony Curtis is dead at 85. No one is going to ever say he was a great actor, especially based on the dreck he did in the last......
Z on TVI watched Larry King's last show. But I am going to hold off on my thoughts. I have very mixed feelings about the way CNN has handled the end of King's run. And I am more interested in what you think.I did a Thursday morning radio piece on King's farewell...
Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98. Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles,...
Tags: Culture, Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, Alice Faye, Jerome Kern
Louis B. Mayer warned anyone who made a movie at MGM: "Be smart, but never show it." The still-subversive thrill of "Sweet Smell of Success" — an independent production released through United Artists — is that it's unabashedly smart in every...
Tags: Elmer Bernstein, Movies, James Wong, Chico Hamilton, Periodicals
Academy Award-winning film director Sidney Lumet, who passed away April 9 at age 86, is remembered for classics such as "Twelve Angry Men," the courtroom drama that challenged racial prejudice and which Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cited as a...
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