WEEKLY WRAP: Academy expands, Malden passes

Posted by · 5:05 pm · July 3rd, 2009

• This week’s Off the Carpet column took a long, hard look at the ramifications of a 10-nominee Best Picture race. • As the popular game of expanding past fields to ten continued, we joined in the speculation. • Meanwhile, AMPAS added 134 members to its voting body, from Seth Rogen to Danny Boyle to […]

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Saying goodbye to Karl Malden

Posted by · 8:37 am · July 2nd, 2009

In the wake of actor Karl Malden’s death at the age of 97 yesterday, a number of appreciations, remembrances and good old fashioned obituaries have predictably flooded the net.  I thought I’d collect as many as I could in this space, beginning with, for me, the most heart-warming sentiment of the lot. John Farr at […]

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R.I.P. Karl Malden

Posted by · 3:17 pm · July 1st, 2009

Too many films to recount, too many great pieces of acting to list.  “On the Waterfront,” “Baby Doll,” “Cheyenne Autumn,” an impressive TV streak in “Streets of San Francisco.”  I’ll always remember “Streetcar.”  He was 97.  Now that’s a life.

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Elia Kazan sparks renewed interest

Posted by · 9:41 am · June 5th, 2009

So many of today’s youth have not seen films made before the year they were born and they are missing so much. I remember being 18 and spending some time with my girlfriend at the time at her job, which allowed for me to get a lot of reading done. One of her co-workers expressed […]

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