Beatty got back

Posted by · 10:35 am · June 21st, 2011

Usually, the news that someone is about to write, direct, produce and star in some film of no clear description for Paramount wouldn’t seem particularly worthy of notice until the parties involved release a few more details. But when the “someone” in question is 74 year-old Warren Beatty, the one-time Hollywood monarch whose name hasn’t […]

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New site focuses on the filmmaking process

Posted by · 8:35 am · September 10th, 2009

I was tipped off this morning to an interesting new site co-founded by actress called Natalie Portman called MakingOf.com.  The site’s “about” page states the intended mission:  “to champion the art and craft of entertainment creation…we realized that so much of what goes into entertainment creation is unavailable to the people who love and consume […]

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Mr. Beatty, direct another film please?

Posted by · 2:19 am · June 24th, 2008

Interviewing Warren Beatty a few years ago in Toronto, I was struck at once by his intellect, which is laser sharp. The man misses nothing. He speaks slowly, taking long pauses before he speaks, and avoids personal questions, which I dislike and refuse to ask anyway. He was with Annette Bening at the time, supporting […]

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Where have you gone, Al Pacino?

Posted by · 3:52 pm · May 24th, 2008

It has been more than 30 years since Al Pacino gave his career-defining performance as cold blooded Michael Corleone in “The Godfather Part II.” He radiated quiet danger the moment he appeared on screen without ever raising his voice or allowing his mouth to wrap its way around words and spit them out like venom. […]

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