Category Archives: film
- Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz dress sells for $480,000 (guardian.co.uk)
- Blue gingham dress worn by Dorothy in Wizard of Oz sells at auction (fox6now.com)
- Judy Garland’s Oz dress fetches $480K in auction (rapidcityjournal.com)
We are in the four day period of the ACFF, now celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary of presenting conservation and nature support films here in Shepherdstown.
We saw two films this afternoon, but tonight we saw two films accompanied by live discussions and question periods with the filmmakers.
The most interesting to me was Marion Stoddart whose life and career spent saving the Nashua River was so well presented in the short film “The Work of 1000.”
Filmmaker Susan Edwards broached the subject Can one person truly make a difference? This film tells the inspiring story of how a remarkable woman saved a dying river–for herself, for the community and for future generations–and became an environmental hero honored by the United Nations.
Mrs Stoddart, now in her 80s spent decades getting a very polluted river clean… petitioning, demonstrating, approaching manufacturers and politicians directly, and getting her husband and children involved. Her live presentation with the audience was very involving.
Our Nation’s River: A System on Edge was the second film we saw this evening. Ten minutes long and made by Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of historic natural filmmaker Jaques Costeau. This piece was particularly meaningful for us, since it is about the Potomac River, the water body that forms our northern border and flows from us down to Washington DC.
Ms, Cousteau answered questions but also presented a discussion panel of professionals from the Nature Conservancy and the Potomac River Foundation.
The House was pretty full at Reynolds Hall, Shepherd University, with a number of standers who wanted to catch everything as well. Among the folks there tonight were most of the officers of Sustainable Shepherdstown (My wife is in that bunch, of course), our current State Delegate John Dolan whose work for us has been spectacular and who is leaving office at the end of the session. Steve Skinner, the Democratic candidate for Delegate who, hopefully, will take John’s place, was there as well. Both men realize the importance the Potomac is to our community. Of course, Republican Candidate Elliot Spitzer was NOT there this evening. Preserving our environment is just not a Republican issue… after all, don’t they all think that Climate Change is a joke?
We’re going to some more films tomorrow.
- Worst Potomac River Flooding in 16 Years Expected (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Flooding a Major Concern for Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Water still concerns Cousteaus (toledoblade.com)
- Flood Warning Continues For D.C., Coastal Md., Va. (baltimore.cbslocal.com)
…the one blog I try to view every day. This is a video that Lisa put together Called “Back in the Good Old Days” which is a good indicator that Romney will bring Bushiness back to us.
Hope you enjoy it. I sure did!
This is a busy weekend as Elly and her Sustainable Shepherdstown group are
having a pot luck supper at our house and we have to do a lot of cleaning today and tomorrow morning. This morning I was up early and cleaned the first floor bathroom. After my radio show I’ve been assigned to the living room… much better than the kitchen!
Tonight we have a movie preceded by a dinner with an old friend of ours who is coming into town because she ha a daughter at Shepherd. So we have a weekend that is really filled up and I’m still getting over my recent health problems which I’m likely to be doing for the next couple of months. Ain’t life great.
- How to Make Your Household Routine More Fun and Effective (standingonedge.wordpress.com)
- Pick the Home Organizing Approach that Works for You (apartmentguide.com)
- Get Your Space Cleaned Up in a Hurry (apartmentguide.com)
- Clean House: Use A Cleaning Bucket or Caddy (ext.homedepot.com)
Former football great Alex Karras, died yesterday at age 77 after battling kidney failure, cancer and dementia. He was able to successfully transition from a career as a pro athelete to a successful career as an actor and Hollywood personality.
He appeared in a series of guest shots on such series as “Daniel Boone” and “Love, American Style,” but it was when his appearance as the lumbering bad guy Mongo in Mel Brooks‘ “Blazing Saddles” that his star really took off.
- Former Detroit Lions Player Alex Karras Suffering From Kidney Failure (detroit.cbslocal.com)
- Alex Karras: NFL star and actor reportedly near death (mercurynews.com)
- ‘Webster’ star and Detroit Lions legend Alex Karras near death (foxnews.com)
Jim Hightower just wrote a very interesting column – “The Price of Admission”.
Here’s the beginning:
Gosh, I feel so much safer now that teenage ticket takers at the Regal chain of movie theaters have been directed by corporate chieftains to search the purses of their female customers.
The Dark Knight Rises shooter had an armory of weapons that wouldn’t fit in any purse. And need I point out that he was a he? Yet, Regal’s rummaging is apparently reserved for women, even though practically all mass shootings have been committed by male specimens of our species.
Read the whole column HERE. And thanks to Hightower for making this absurdity visible to us all.
- Movie Theater Solution to Preventing Mass Murder by Guys with More Guns Than Rambo? Search Women’s Purses (alternet.org)
- Regal Cinemas says safety is priority after Colorado shooting (timesunion.com)
- Regal Cinema Issues Statement After Local Theater Arrest (fox8.com)
Anyone who has ever seen any of “The Pink Panther” films or “Spartacus” or “The Lady Killers” has seen the wonderful work of Herbert Lom. The Czech-born character actor died Thursday at his home in London at the age of 95. Lom is perhaps best known for his appearances in Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” series as the perennially agitated boss of Peter Sellers’ bumbling Inspector Clouseau. But he moved between dramaand comedy with ease.
Lom appeared in more than 100 films, playing a wide variety of roles that covered horror, historical dramas and comedies. He appeared with Sellers in 1955’s “The Ladykillers” ahead of their work together on the “Pink Panther” films. He also did Television character parts in shows like Hawaii Five-0, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Detectives, among others.
Lom also wrote two novels, “Enter a Spy: The Double Life of Christopher Marlowe” and “Dr. Guillotin: The Eccentric Exploits of an Early Scientist.”
- ‘Pink Panther’ actor Herbert Lom dead at 95 (kansas.com)
- Pink Panther actor Herbert Lom has died (metronews.ca)
- Herbert Lom, harassed inspector in Pink Panther films, dies at 95 (thestar.com)
- Clouseau finally safe; Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Herbert Lom) takes on his final assignment (timesunion.com)
- Veteran Czech-born actor Herbert Lom, famous for roles in the Pink Panther films, dies at age of 95 – @BBCBreaking (bbc.co.uk)
- ‘Pink Panther’ actor Herbert Lom dead at 95 (seattletimes.com)
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front
Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions,
Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in
Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for
Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries, Inc
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO
Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Variety Special
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl • NBC • Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker • Bravo • Rickmill Productions
Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again • HBO • Brooksfilms in association with HBO Entertainment
Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances) • PBS • A Production of RPM TV Productions, Inc.
Outstanding Special Class Programs
84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC • Dick Clark Productions, Inc.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances) • PBS
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc.
65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions
Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
Childrens Hospital • Cartoon Network • The Corddry Company, Abominable Pictures and Studio 2.0
The Daily Show Correspondents Explain • thedailyshow.com • Comedy Central Digital Media
Parks And Recreation: April And Andy’s Road Trip • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television
30 Rock: The Webisodes • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television
Web Therapy • lstudio.com • An Is or Isn’t Entertainment production in association with Intelligent Life Productions
The Colbert Report • Episode 7121A • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Episode 17087 • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Late Show With David Letterman • Episode 3602 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Incorporated
Portlandia • One Moore Episode • IFC • Broadway Video in association with IFC
Saturday Night Live • Host: Mick Jagger • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television
- The Emmy Nominations Are Out! (new102.cbslocal.com)
- ‘Mad Men’ tries to make Emmy history (cnn.com)
- Emmys 2012: Homeland, Smash, Kathy Bates and Jeremy Davies Among Early Winners (tvline.com)
- And The Emmy Nominees Are … (huffingtonpost.com)
- 2012 Emmy nominees: Jimmy Fallon, Mr. Nice Guy (newyork.newsday.com)
- UPDATE: “Hatfields & McCoys” Receive 16 Emmy Nominations (wsaz.com)
- Emmys 2012: Parker Posey Teaches ‘Emmy Speech Master Class’ Starring Parker Posey (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- “Mad Men” and “Horror Story” Lead Emmy Nods (snspost.com)
- 64th Primetime Emmys: The nominees list (marquee.blogs.cnn.com)
President Obama’s campaign released a new video made up entirely out-of-context clips of Mitt Romney, intended to show how the Romney campaign’s attack on Obama’s 14 year old “redistribution” comment was unfair. The Romneyites have been releasing Obama’s old statements without including the complete context, thus making him criticizable. If the same thing is done to Romney, the results change the Republican’s entire campaign.
- Mitt Romney’s dad was on welfare (dailykos.com)
- Watch: Obama on Mitt Romney Fundraising Tapes (abcnews.go.com)
- Team Obama releases tongue-in-cheek video taking Romney out of context (thehill.com)
- Best Ad Ever: Obama Schools Romney on Being Taken Out of Context (politicususa.com)
- Ann Romney Will Inevitably Annoy Voters, Says Mitt Romney (jezebel.com)
- The Media Busts Mitt Romney for Trying to Breitbart Them on Redistribution (politicususa.com)
- Romney Campaign Puts Up, Then Almost Immediately Takes Down, a Video Titled “Mitt Doesn’t Disdain the Poor” (slog.thestranger.com)
And, from the 25th Anniversary TV special, here are four different Jean Valjeans singing “Bring Him Home“. The first soloist, Colm Wilkinson — the original Jean Valjean — will be playing the Bishop of Digne in the Les Misérables movie. Truly magnificent!
Colm Wilkinson is worth the whole gig!
- Musical Monday. Les Misérables. (thedailydrift.wordpress.com)
- BREAKING NEWS: LES MISERABLES Movie Release Pushed Back to Christmas Day! (broadwayworld.com)
- Universal moves Les Miserables to Christmas day (canada.com)
- LES MISERABLES – Behind the Scenes Video with Eddie Redmayne (geektyrant.com)
There are two upsetting I got from the news when I turned it on at 6:00 AM and which has made this the start of a very bad day.
1. Attacks at the US Embassies by Islamic terrorists in Egypt and Libya. Our Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed with three other Americans, at least one was a diplomat. The Egyptian Embassy was breached, the American flag was taken and destroyed and replaced with an Islamic flag.
The provocation for these attacks was apparently an internet post of an amateur video satirizing the Prophet Muhammad. It seems that the Islamic press claimed this as a major Hollywood film done as revenge against Islamists for 9/11.
2. Although the two Presidential campaigns had come to an agreement that there would be no attacking each other on 9/11, Mitt Romney blasted the President and his administration for being “sympathetic” to the embassy attackers – calling Obama’s response to the incidents “disgraceful”. He did this at 10 PM last night defying the agreement between his and Obama’s campaigns.
“Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt. Sad and pathetic.”
- Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus
Obama waited to respond until after midnight when the day of remembrance was over. He announced his consolation to the families of the victims and his outrage at the incidents. Then he made everyone aware of his aggravation with Romney’s statement.
“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”
- Obama’s campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt
I would have to agree that I think Romney’s remarks were both unfortunate and representative of his unknowledgable command of foreign policy. That he showed lack of support for his country and its administration at a time of National crisis and at a time in which he had pledged to remain in non-attack mode in his campaign, would make Romney less than reliable as a President.
- 1 Dead as Islamists Storm US Missions in Libya, Egypt (Guest Voice) (themoderatevoice.com)
- ” Disgraceful ! “ (warsclerotic.wordpress.com)
- Romney: Obama handling of Libya, Egypt violence ‘disgraceful’ (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- American ambassador to Libya killed by protesters, Al Arabiya reports (warsclerotic.wordpress.com)
- Romney slams Obama over attacks on US officials in Libya, Egypt (nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com)
- Attacks and protests in Libya and Egypt over Prophet Muhammad film (oddonion.com)
- U.S. Embassy Attacked: CNN Breaking News @ 14:06 EDST, From Egypt… Then Libya, No Comments From Obama (askmarion.wordpress.com)
- Romney Slams the Obama Administration’s Response to Embassy Attacks (nationalreview.com)
- American killed in Libya protest over anti-Muslim film – CBC.ca (cbc.ca)
- Breaking: US ambassador to Libya dead, 3 staff members also reportedly killed in rocket attack (riehlworldview.com)
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 Mile,” died today at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He had suffered a heart attack in July and did not recover.
Duncan began his Hollywood employment history as a celebrity bodyguard in the mid-1990s. He received his first big acting break playing a member of the drilling team sent into space to blow up an asteroid heading to Earth in the big-budget 1998 movie “Armageddon,” starring Bruce Willis.
But it was “The Green Mile,” starring Tom Hanks as a death row prison guard in a Louisiana penitentiary during the Depression, that thrust the 6-foot-5, 300-plus-pound Duncan into the limelight. He portrayed John Coffey, a gentle giant with supernatural powers who has been sentenced to death for the murder of two young white girls.
Duncan credited acting coach Larry Moss with teaching him “how to dig within myself” for the heavily emotional crying scenes in the movie.
“I’m an emotional person, a very emotional person,” Duncan told the Chicago Tribune in 2000. “All those tears you see in the movie were mine.”
In 2002, two years after the Academy Awards ceremony, Duncan told the Orange County Register:
“Realistically, I didn’t think I would win the Oscar, but the nomination was a personal validation for me. It proved to me that I was a good actor. More important, it showed other people that I was a serious actor.”
Duncan later appeared in films such as “The Whole Nine Yards” (2000), “Planet of the Apes” (2001), “The Scorpion King” (2002) and “The Island” (2005). He also did voice work in films and television, including “Brother Bear” (2003) and “Kung Fu Panda” (2008).
(source:the LA Times)
- R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan (m.deadline.com)
- Michael Clarke Duncan, Star of ‘The Green Mile,’ Dead at 54 (celebuzz.com)
- Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies (local10.com)
- ‘Green Mile’ Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dead At Age 54 (newstalkcleveland.com)
- ‘Green Mile’ actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54 (myfox8.com)
- ‘Green Mile’ actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54 (savannahnow.com)
Steve Franken, 80, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80. Franken died last Friday in Canoga Park, CA.
Franken appeared in scores of TV shows and movies over a 50 year career. These included “The Party,” “The Americanization of Emily,” “The Missouri Breaks” and the Jerry Lewis comedies “Which Way to the Front?” and “Hardly Working.”
For many TV fans, especially old guys like me, Franken is best remembered as Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.” The series, which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963, starred Dwayne Hickman in the title role of the girl-crazy grocer’s son, whose beatnik friend, Maynard G. Krebs, was played by Bob Denver. Franken joined the series in 1960, replacing the young actor who had played Milton Armitage, the show’s original rich kid: Warren Beatty.
When Hickman appeared at an autograph show with Franken a few years ago, he said:
“Steve told me people were still coming up to him on the street asking for his autograph and calling him Chatsworth.”
Franken, however was a serious actor who worked up to this past year.
Here is Franken playing the drunken waiter in the Peter Sellers comedy, “The Party,” from 1968:
- Steve Franken, Actor in ‘Dobie Gillis,’ Dies at 80 (nytimes.com)
- R.I.P. Steve Franken (m.deadline.com)
- Steve Franken: 5 Fun Facts About the Actor Who Played Dobie Gillis’s Rich-Snob Rival (aarp.org)
Abraham Remy Charlip was an American artist, writer, choreographer, theatre director, designer and teacher.
In the 1960s Charlip created a unique form of choreography, which he called “air mail dances”. He would send a set of drawings to a dance company, and the dancers would then order the positions and create transitions and context.
I remember him most as a co founder of the Paper Bag Players, one of the most important children’s theatres in the world. He served as head of the Children’s Theater and Literature Department at Sarah Lawrence College, was a winner of two Village Voice Obie Awards, three New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year citations, and was awarded a six-month residency in Kyoto from the Japan/U.S. Commission on the Arts. He wrote and/or illustrated 29 children’s books.
Charlip was the model for illustrations of Georges Méliès in the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret ( if you saw the wonderful movie “Hugo” you know this story), written and illustrated by Brian Selznick.
Great artist. Great loss. Fortunately he left so much behind.
- Remy Charlip, Dancer and Children’s Author, Dies at 83 (nytimes.com)
- Ladies & Gentlemen, It’s Been A While… (heropress.net)
- Dancer, author Remy Charlip dies (sfgate.com)
He was best known as the Count and other characters on Sesame Street.
Nelson, who suffered from emphysema, died Thursday night in his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod, the Sesame Workshop said Friday.
“Every description of his characters describes Jerry as well. Silly, funny, vulnerable, passionate and musical, for sure. That voice of his was superb… We’re having a rough day on the Street.”
“Sesame Street” executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente.
In recent years, Nelson gave up the physically demanding job of operating the Count and other puppets on “Sesame Street” but still voiced the characters.
- Jerry Nelson, Count of ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 78 (cnsnews.com)
- Man behind The Count dies at 78 (lfpress.com)
- Jerry Nelson Dead: Muppet Performer Dies At 78 (news.moviefone.com)
- VIDEO: Voice of Count von Count on ‘Sesame Street’ dies (savannahnow.com)
- Voice of ‘Sesame Street’s’ The Count dies at 78 (marquee.blogs.cnn.com)
- Puppeteer for Sesame Street’s Count, Jerry Nelson, dies (cbc.ca)
Diller paved the way for generations of female comedians, notably like Joan Rivers and others, who broke down the image of the American housewife.
Born Phyllis Ada Driver on July 17, 1917, in Lima, Ohio, she was the first of a new breed; deconstructing the suburban housewife and drawing in laughs on the subject of child-bearing and her fictional husband, Fang.
Eccentric in her appearance, it was balanced by a self-deprecating tone that endeared her to all she met.
‘Her lines were so brilliant that all she had to do was stand on the stage and say ‘em and you would have cracked up.’
- Joan Rivers
- Phyllis Diller Dead at Age 95 (snspost.com)
- Phyllis Diller Dead — Legendary Comic Dies at 95 #Breaking (tmz.com)
- Comedian Phyllis Diller dead at 95 (cbsnews.com)
- Phyllis Diller dead at 95 (salon.com)
- Phyllis Diller dies: Legendary actress, comedienne dies at 95 (wjla.com)
- Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles (onlineathens.com)
- Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles (enterprisenews.com)
- Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles (metronews.ca)
- Al Freeman Jr. Remembered For Soaps To Spike Lee (npr.org)
- Al Freeman Jr – Actor Al Freeman, Jr. Dies (contactmusic.com)
- Emmy Award-Winning Actor Al Freeman Jr. Dead at 78 (atlantablackstar.com)
- Al Freeman, Jr. Has Died (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Al Freeman Jr., Actor Prominent in Civil Rights Era, Dies at 78 (nytimes.com)
- American actor Al Freeman Jr dies (abc.net.au)
- Al Freeman Pioneering Black Actor Has Died At Age 78 (theobamacrat.com)
As Ryan entered to rousing cheers, Romney stopped his speech and made a quick correction:
“Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake. He’s going to be the next VICE president of the United States.”
Then again, maybe Ryan will be the Republican presidential hope if not in name. He does seem to own the party. We will, however, have permanent documentation of Romney’s slip-up, thanks to Think Progress:
- VIDEO: Romney Gaffes Introducing “Next President” Ryan (buzzfeed.com)
- Romney Accidentally Introduces Ryan As ‘The Next President Of The United States’ (politicker.com)
- “It’s Not About The Gaffes”: It’s What Mitt Romney Says When He’s Thinking (mykeystrokes.com)
MoveOn.org has put out a new anti-Romney commercial called “Pickpocket” that went out today in swing states.
Funny, yes… but as close to the real potential circumstance as you can get.
- MoveOn Ad: ‘Mitt Romney, Get Your Hand Out Of My Pocket!’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- Romney’s Strategy Isn’t Working (commentarymagazine.com)
- MoveOn Ad: Mitt Romney the Pickpocket President of the 1% (politicususa.com)
- Ten Swing States Could Decide the 2012 Election; Obama Leads in Nine of Them (salem-news.com)
She was one of America’s most widely read film critics for more than three decades and a provocative presence in millions of homes as a regular reviewer on the “Today” show… and she died this morning at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.
She began at The New York Herald Tribune, the first woman to be full-time critic for a major American newspaper; went to New York magazine, where she was the founding film critic; and then TV Guide, which most defined her to American readers.
Crist was considered by many to be the most popular film critic ever… but film directors often had a different opinion:
“Inviting her to review one of your pictures is like inviting the Boston Strangler to massage your neck.” – Billy Wilder
The composer won every major award in his career, including three Academy Awards, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes. He composed more than 40 film scores, including “Sophie’s Choice,” `’Ordinary People” and “Take the Money and Run.” He won his third Oscar for his adaptation of Scott Joplin‘s music for “The Sting.” On Broadway, Hamlisch received the Pulitzer Prize for long-running favorite “The Chorus Line” and wrote “The Goodbye Girl” and “Sweet Smell of Success.”
Family spokesman Jason Lee said Hamlisch died Monday after a brief illness. Other details weren’t being released.
Hamlisch had been scheduled to fly to Nashville, Tennessee, this week to see a production of his hit musical “The Nutty Professor.”
- Happy Birthday, Marvin Hamlisch!!! (kidzrockinc.co)
- PSO gives tour of ‘force of nature’ Gershwin (triblive.com)
- Broadway-Bound THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Musical Opens at Nashville’s TPAC Tonight, 7/31 (broadwayworld.com)
Remember this from October 2007?
We should never forget these things when dealing with Willard.
- Republicans defend Romney’s visit to Israel amid growing anger over his ‘racist’ comment on Israeli economy (investmentwatchblog.com)
- Mitt Romney Ends His 2012 Casual Racism European Tour [America’s Screaming Conscience] (gawker.com)
- Romney Visits Basalt, Gives Plan for Middle Class (krextv.com)
It was a pre-recorded skit — directed, of course, by Danny Boyle (the celebrated filmmaker helming the entire ceremony) — Daniel Craig in character as James Bond arrives Buckingham Palace, where he is taken to the Queen… the actual Queen Elizabeth… and her corgis. Private rooms within the residence were shown, a testament to the nation’s commitment to making the evening a special one (Boyle pulled off aan awful lot of amazing things in the overall event.)
Take a look at the video and see how Bond gets the Queen to the Olympic stadium:
- Olympic opener will be spectacular but not secret (miamiherald.com)
- London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony start time in New Zealand (3news.co.nz)
- Get the Party Started… (thesun.co.uk)
- Just what will Danny Boyle do for Olympics opening ceremony? (standard.co.uk)
- PREMIERE: THE WAR ON HEALTH: THE FDA’s CULT OF TYRANNY by Gary Null (prn.fm)
- War on Health – Gary Null’s documentary exposing the FDA – *video* (chasvoice.blogspot.com)
- Watch War on Health: The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny (foodfreedomgroup.com)
- Organically Farmed vs. Locally Produced (theepochtimes.com)
- War on Health: FDAs Cult of Tyranny (Trailer) (therealfoodchannel.com)