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  • 'My Dog Tulip' explores a canine-human connection

    'My Dog Tulip' explores a canine-human connection
    The new animated film "My Dog Tulip," based on British writer J.R. Ackerley's 1956 memoir by the same name, seems like a loving homage to the bond between man and dog. So it's surprising to hear filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger say they hope their...
  • Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'

    Ken Russell dies at 84; director of 'Tommy,' 'Lisztomania'
    Ken Russell, the often controversial British director known for his flamboyant visual style in films such as "The Devils," "Altered States" and the Who's rock opera "Tommy," has died. He was 84. Russell, who lived in Lymington in southern England, died...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Cacoyannis, Linda Christian

    PASSINGS: Michael Cacoyannis, Linda Christian
    Michael Cacoyannis Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek' Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...
  • Arthur Penn's Broadway legacy

     
    Arthur Penn, who died this week at age 88, will always be remembered for his film work, especially for directing the groundbreaking "Bonnie and Clyde." But Penn belonged to that increasingly rare breed of directors who felt at home on......
  • Bullock locks down her “Proposal” director for a drama

     
    The Variety story about Sandra Bullock's untitled drama with her “Proposal” director Anne Fletcher suggests a touch of Paul Mazursky's watershed 1978 film “An Unmarried Woman.” With a hint of “Saturday Night Fever?”...
  • Julian Schnabel takes his lumps over ‘Miral’

     
    Reviews for the artist Julian Schnabel’s latest foray into filmmaking have not been kind. The director of the acclaimed dramatic biographies “Before Night Falls” and “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” is taking his lumps...
  • ‘Zorba the Greek’ director dies

     
    I was in grad school when I first caught “Zorba the Greek.” To my friend Kamiran, who now lives in Norway,was always insisting that I watch it. To this Iraqi national who had fled Saddam and his wars to enroll at UND, “Zorba” was...
  • Harold Pinter, influential playwright and Nobel winner, dies at 78

    Harold Pinter, influential playwright and Nobel winner, dies at 78
    Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78. Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...
  • Joan Alexander dies at 94; '40s radio actress played Lois Lane in 'Superman'

    Joan Alexander, a leading radio actress in the 1940s best known for playing Lois Lane, the ace reporter who was constantly being rescued from peril by Superman, died of an intestinal ailment May 21 at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was 94. After...
  • PASSINGS: Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, Roger Newman, Andree Peel

    PASSINGS: Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, Roger Newman,  Andree Peel
    Mohammed Sayed Tantawi Sheik was top cleric of Egypt Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, 81, Egypt's top cleric who was known for promoting the government agenda against female genital mutilation and the face veil, died of a heart attack Wednesday during a...
  • Illeana Douglas, indie-movie fan

    Illeana Douglas, indie-movie fan
    ILLEANA DOUGLAS appears in "Expired" with Samantha Morton and Teri Garr; it opens June 27 in L.A. She is working on another movie, "Oh Joy," with writer-director Greg Pritikin about "a guy, a girl and a cowboy." A new season of her Web show "Illeanarama"...
  • Tony Awards' decision on 'Oleanna' shows inconsistency in dramatic revival category

     
    The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Thursday that the recent Broadway production of David Mamet's "Oleanna" will be eligible in the Best Revival of a Play category. For people familiar with "Oleanna," the committee's decision points to...