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Hal Ashby

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  • A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
  • Is J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8' the result of an unhealthy Steven Spielberg obsession?

     
    There’s a lot to admire in J.J. Abrams’ new film, “Super 8,” starting with the spirited relationship between Joe (Joel Courtney) and Charles (Riley Griffiths), the teen filmmaking buddies whose interactions illustrate the emotional...
  • Weekend Movie Pick: Hal Ashby's lost gem 'The Landlord'

     
    Larry Karaszewski has a day job that keeps him busy, having written (with his writing partner Scott Alexander) a host of movie delights, including "Ed Wood" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt," as well as the upcoming "Percy Jackson and......
  • Charles Eastman dies at 79; playwright and screenwriter

    Charles Eastman dies at 79; playwright and screenwriter
    Charles Eastman, a playwright and screenwriter whose credits included the 1970s films "The All-American Boy" and "Little Fauss and Big Halsy," has died. He was 79. Eastman, the brother of the late "Five Easy Pieces" screenwriter Carole Eastman, died July...
  • David Carradine dies at 72; star of 'Kung Fu'

    David Carradine dies at 72; star of 'Kung Fu'
    David Carradine, who became a TV icon in the early 1970s starring as an enigmatic Buddhist monk with a flair for martial arts in "Kung Fu" and more recently played the head of a group of assassins in the "Kill Bill" movies, has been found dead in Bangkok,...
  • Robert Ginty dies at 60; action-film star also directed for TV, led Irish theater center

    Robert Ginty dies at 60; action-film star also directed for TV, led Irish theater center
    Robert Ginty, a versatile actor who starred in the 1980 film "The Exterminator" and built a varied career as a producer, director and actor in film, television and the stage, has died. He was 60. Ginty died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, said Michael...
  • Hundreds Attend L.A. Funeral for David Carradine

    Hundreds Attend L.A. Funeral for David Carradine
    LOS ANGELES -- Hundreds of people, including friends, family and former co-stars, attended a funeral service for actor David Carradine Saturday. The service was held indoors at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, the cemetery adjacent...
  • Actor David Carradine Found Dead; Might Be Suicide

    Actor David Carradine Found Dead; Might Be Suicide
    Actor David Carradine has been found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok. The U.S. Embassy confirms the 72-year old died either late Wednesday or early Thursday morning. A Thai newspaper is reporting Carradine was found hanged in his luxury hotel room...
  • Thai police: Carradine death may be accidental

    Thai police: Carradine death may be accidental
    The body of American actor David Carradine, best known for the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu," was found in a hotel room closet with a rope tied to his neck and genitals, and his death may have been caused by accidental suffocation, Thai police said Friday....
  • Carradine's Family "Outraged" Over Publication of Death Photo

    Carradine's Family "Outraged" Over Publication of Death Photo
    LOS ANGELES -- David Carradine's family members are "outraged" after a forensic photo of the "Kung Fu" actor was published in a Bangkok tabloid and are threatening legal action against any media outlet that reprints images of the actor in death. Famed L....
  • Owner: David Carradine Regular Customer at SoCal Sex Shop

    Owner: David Carradine Regular Customer at SoCal Sex Shop
    New reports are surfacing that David Carradine went on a shopping spree at a local sex shop just weeks before his death in a Bangkok hotel. The owner of Susie's Delights in Tarzana told KTLA reporter Chris Wolfe that the "Kung Fu" actor had been a...
  • Walter Mirisch, his memoir and memories

    Walter Mirisch, his memoir and memories
    Oscar-winning producer Walter Mirisch has lived the American dream. He grew up in a poor immigrant family, and despite suffering hardships during the Great Depression, he found his way to Harvard. He later went on to a storied career producing some of the...