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A. O. Scott, in his remembrance of David Carr: “For a while, a few years ago, there was a weekly video on the New York Times website called The Sweet Spot, taped during off hours in the cafeteria on the ...

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Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Graduate, has died at the age of 83. I first saw those two movies on TV when I was in middle school. It was clear to me ...

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Richard Attenborough, who guided Gandhi to 8 Oscars including 2 for himself, has died at the age of 90. In 1947 he played a lowlife yob in Brighton Rock, one of my favorite films noir and #15 on the BFI ...

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Heartsick to report more sad news.

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Louis Zamperini has passed away at the age of 97. Olympic athlete and World War II hero, Zamperini was the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s biography which has been adapted for the forthcoming film, Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. Zamperini’s family ...

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Saddened to report Dennis Farina has passed away at age 69.

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    Faced with painful news I have a really bad tendency to fog my thoughts with mindless distractions. I wander off till the immediate distress stops stabbing my heart. It’s a defense mechanism that keeps me from losing it ...

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He gave us the gliding and often dreamlike images of Zodiac, The Game, Milk, Elephant, Somewhere, Birth. The great Harris Savides has left us way too soon at the age of 55. A favorite collaborator of David Fincher, Noah Baumbach, ...

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(LATimes) Michael Clarke Duncan, the tall and massively built actor with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama “The Green ...

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(via KTLA, Contra Costa Times and The Wrap) British film director Tony Scott, known for such Hollywood blockbusters as “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “True Romance” and “The Taking of Pelham 123,” jumped to his death ...

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Cliff Robertson’s Oscar-winning performance in Charley is viewable in its entirety on youtube.

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Still reeling from our loss of a legend. October, 2009: “How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood”

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The news has just been passed on by Variety but hasn’t yet hit the wire. In tribute to one of my favorite performances by Ms. Russell – Anne Hathaway doing this dance number at last night’s Oscars? Win win:

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For some reason, the news keeps reporting that the “director of Bullitt” died. But to me, he’ll always be the director of one of my all-time favorite movies, Breaking Away:

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TCM’s annual tribute, the filmmakers we lost in 2010. The Playlist identifies the featured song as ‚ÄúHeadlights‚Äù by Sophia Hunger.

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