| Sep 28, 2011
David Zelag Goodman, a screenwriter best known for such 1970s films as the controversial psychological thriller "Straw Dogs" and "Lovers and Other Strangers," a comedy that earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 81.
Goodman died Monday at an...
| May 29, 2011
| 4:17 PM
When Leonard Kastle's debut movie as a writer and director, "The Honeymoon Killers," was released in 1970, critics raved over the grimly realistic, low-budget, black-and-white crime drama about a lowlife lothario and his overweight nurse lover whose...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86.
Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
| Apr 18, 2011
Hans Joachim Tiedge
West German spy defected to East Germany
Hans Joachim Tiedge, 73, a top West German counterintelligence officer who defected to East Germany in 1985, died April 6 at his home near Moscow, according to his German publisher.
| Jan 28, 2012
As Japan's preeminent graphic designer and art director in the 1970s and early '80s, Eiko Ishioka helped build her reputation by heading media campaigns for Parco, a major boutique shopping complex chain.
But instead of focusing on fashion or other...
| Nov 8, 2011
Hollywood costume designer Theadora Van Runkle, whose influence spanned four decades and a range of movie genres including period pieces like "Bonnie and Clyde" — which earned her the first of three Academy Award nominations — and over-the-top...
| Sep 30, 2010
Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....
| Jan 22, 2011
Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78.
Know for her...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 9:11 AM
LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- Irvin Kershner, who directed the Star Wars sequel "The Empire Strikes Back," has died. He was 87.
Kershner died Saturday in Los Angeles after a long illness, according to actress and family friend Adriana Santini.
He's survived by...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Turner Classic Movies, continuing its 31 Days of Oscar festival, focuses on movies set in New York. If you're of a certain age, you'll remember that "Wait Until Dark" was one of the scariest films of the 1960s. It airs at 8, and features Audrey Hepburn in...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Arclight Cinemas, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, asked filmgoers to choose classic movies for this month's ArcLight Presents. And they came up with some popular choices, including "Raiders of the Lost Ark."...
| May 31, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Many people bemoan violence in movies, but some of the greatest American films were violent. TCM offers three classics: "Badlands" at 8 with Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek; "Bonnie and Clyde" with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway at 10; and "Dog Day...