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Posts Tagged ‘Frank Capra’

Kathryn Bigelow Joins Rarefied TIME Cover Group

At the recent Golden Globes, Kathryn Bigelow and Jodie Foster commingled on stage and off; Bigelow as a Best Director nominee, Foster as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

By gracing the cover of the February 4 issue of TIME magazine, Bigelow joins Foster once again, this time as only the second female film director to adorn the publication. Foster did so back in October 1991.

The cover shot was taken by Paola Kudacki, the accompanying interview-profile conducted by Jessica Winter with help from Lily Rothman. Female power all around for this one.

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Ninety-Nine-Year-Old Academy Voter Less Than Impressed by The Artist

Moviegoers scratching their heads over this year’s front runner for the Best Picture Oscar have a new heroine. Her name is Connie Sawyer, born when silent movies were all the rage.

She was the focus of a fun sidebar to the fantastic LA Times weekend look at the make-up of AMPAS voter ranks. Reporter Emily Rome caught up with Sawyer at the Motion Picture and Television Country House in Woodland Hills and got this super-senior AMPAS member’s thoughts on The Artist:

The movie was enjoyable enough, she says, but she frankly doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. “Hasn’t anybody seen old films?” Sawyer asked in exasperation. “They’re easy to make and easy to act. All you have to do is overact. I saw a lot of those films in my day.”

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Film Critic Alonso Duralde Among LA Arsonist’s Victims

On Friday, like many other Angelenos, TheWrap film critic Alonso Duralde was keeping watch on the crazy progress of the LA arson fires:

Two days later, Duralde was sharing some much more harrowing fire-related news. Among the carports hit on the night of December 30 was that of the rent-controlled West Hollywood apartment he shares with husband-author Dave White (Exile in Guyville):

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