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Maybe I just love old Hollywood…or maybe I just like Faye Dunaway’s tam (inside joke). At any rate…this is back when movie stars were really movie stars and most of the mythology was still alive…before the “over coverage” of today. It’s just Faye and Warren just doing what classic movie stars do: Stunt for the camera in Paris. Why not?


Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty at the premiere of Bonnie and Clyde.Paris, 1968.

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We support the arts! The Lights Camera Discover team stopped through Atlanta to let us know how they’re doing and what they’re up to. In this clip they discuss their vision for the LCD initiative.

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Steve Buscemi on the cover of Esquire Magazine (Russia).

By now we all know how the media can influence perceptions of individuals, ideas, and products. But while the media industry has a myriad of players and decision makers, it seems like an unofficial “consensus” can sometimes form within the industry when it comes to certain topics. Taken a step further, I’ve started to ponder if this consensus (or bias) can apply to how we, the consumers of media content, view the rest of the world given the range and volume of that content we consume these days. To explore this, I focused on the upcoming movie Colombiana, starring Zoe Saldana.

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Kevin Costner could join Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Kevin Costner is the latest A-list name to be associated with Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Django Unchained.

Being pitched as a ‘Southern’, Django plays with the tropes of Westerns in a story about a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) who attempts to save his wife from an evil plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).

According to Deadline, Costner would play Ace Woody, the evil sonofabitch who’s responsible for training slaves to fight in amusement park Candyland.

Todd Phillips confirms he’d be interested in Hangover 3

With The Hangover Part II opening worldwide next week, director Todd Phillips has spoken out about the possibility of a third and final Hangover movie.

While quizzed at a press conference for Part II, Phillips was surprisingly positive regarding the idea of continuing the series with Part III.

Though the director admits that “quite honestly we really haven’t talked about it as we just finished the movie two weeks ago”, he goes on to add that a third movie could be a trilogy capper.

“The third would very much be a finale and an ending,” Phillips says. “The most I could say about it - and I haven’t discussed it with these actors - is that it is not following that template but very much a new idea.”

Duke Ellington and Paul Newman, Paris Blues (1961)

We like the “Old Hollywood” practice of taking great stills to help give insight to the moments on set. Nice to see these icons in a little known work by today’s standards.

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Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971, dir. Mike Hodges)

“I was in a club somewhere in the West End just after Get Carter was released and the gangster I’d based Jack Carter on - not that he ever knew it - came up to me and said, “I saw that Get Carter, Michael.” Uh-oh, I thought, but I kept a dead straight face and I said, “Did you?” and he went on, “Biggest load of crap I’ve ever seen.” “Really?” I said, looking for the exit. “What makes you think that?” And he said, “Michael, you weren’t married, you didn’t have any kids and you had no responsibilities. You don’t understand why we do things. Me, with no special skills, I had to hold on to a wife and kids.”

And I thought - no special skills? He’d only killed about five people - not that he’d ever been charged with anything, but everyone knew…and I said, “Oh blimey, you’re right. That was a terrible mistake.” I completely agreed with everything he said. You don’t want to argue with someone like that. 

Violence has consequences and you don’t often see that in movies. It’s a sort of pornography: people are struck time and time again and the next time they appear they just sport a small Band-aid, not even a black eye or missing teeth. If you were a real victim of the violence you see in films, you would be in hospital or dead. In Get Carter you see the effect of one whack, although we never cut to the gore.”

-Michael Caine, The Elephant to Hollywood

The Yellow Brick Road in The Wiz

(Chrysler Building x 5) 

The yellow brick road leads to the Chrysler Building in The Wiz (1978).” An especially notable anecdote regarding Sidney Lumet’s “The Wiz” is that the World Trade Center was dressed up as Oz.

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