Emma vs. Audrey

Posted by · 2:24 pm · August 10th, 2010

British papers have probably made more of Emma Thompson’s recent dismissal of Audrey Hepburn than her slightly flip comments warranted, but it has prompted an interesting amount of side-taking over the merits of one of Old Hollywood’s most beloved (or so we thought) icons. If you’re new to this story, Thompson’s jabs at Hepburn were […]

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LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1963 and 1964

Posted by · 4:42 pm · July 28th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. The Beatles weren’t the only British invasion happening around 1963 as “Tom Jones” took the big prize at the Academy Awards and British talent racked up no less than 9 of the 20 acting nominations. It also became one of the few comedies to win, slaying […]

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Mulligan set for ‘My Fair Lady’

Posted by · 3:09 am · March 25th, 2010

Between Carey Mulligan and Mia Wasikowska, it seems the industry has no need for other 20-something actresses — they’ll divvy up all the plum parts between them. Days after Mulligan’s name was connected to the English-language remake of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” comes the news that she’s to play Eliza Doolittle in the […]

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And the pointless remake of the day is…

Posted by · 3:58 am · June 6th, 2008

… “My Fair Lady.” Variety reports that Columbia is putting together a new version of the classic Lerner & Lowe musical, George Cukor’s 1964 filmization of which copped the 1964 Best Picture Oscar.  The studio is calling it an “update,” something of a misnomer considering it will in fact retain the 1912 London milieu of the […]

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