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9 Great Films Influenced By Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo'
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Hitchcock's classic continues to have an impact on first-rate cinema. A new screening series in New York illustrates the movie's impact.
Added by on 4/18/15
How 'Pretty Woman' Revived Romantic Comedies
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Category: Production
Tagged: Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman was initially conceived as a gritty story of a drug-addicted prostitute. In an early version of the script, Vivian Ward uttered lines like, "Are you sure you want me to stay for the entire night? I could just pop you good and be on my way." A condition of her unusual arrangement with the billionaire Edward Lewis was that she stay off cocaine for the week they spent together. The whole thing, at first, was meant to be a dark exploration of class divisions in Los Angeles and beyond. It was meant to be a cautionary tale. It was definitely not meant to be a romantic comedy.
Added by on 4/11/15
Who Has the Upper Hand? Ben Stiller vs. Owen Wilson
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Category: Analysis
Tagged: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
The Upper Hand is where we pit unsuspecting entertainers against one another to determine who currently has a greater grip on the hearts and minds of America.
Source: grantland.com
Added by on 4/3/15
'Pretty Woman' at 25: 10 Reasons Why This R-rated Cinderella Still Works Its Magic
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Category: Analysis
Tagged: Pretty Woman
The two biggest box-office openings so far in 2015 are a pair of fantasies aimed squarely at the female movie-going population: "Cinderella" and "Fifty Shades of Grey." These two cinematic success stories have something else in common. They owe a debt to a massively popular predecessor that combines elements of both stories. Namely, "Pretty Woman," which celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.
Added by on 3/23/15
The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind 'Mad Men'
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What was in the original 5-year-old script? Who was the other choice to play Don Draper? And the question that kicked off everything: "Who the f--- is AMC?"
Added by on 3/12/15
Stop trying to copy 'How I Met Your Mother'
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The writer @meghandemaria explains why rom-com sitcoms just don't work
Source: theweek.com
Added by on 3/11/15
Who Won the Scenes? Sylvester Stallone vs. Kurt Russell in 'Tango & Cash'
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Category: Analysis
Tagged: Tango & Cash
Tango & Cash wasn't designed to be a showcase for superior displays of theatrical virtuosity. But it did offer a subtle subversion of each man's onscreen persona. In short, Tango & Cash permitted Tango to act a little like Cash and Cash to act a little like Tango.
Source: grantland.com
Added by on 3/10/15
How long is the runway in Fast & Furious 6?
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Category: Analysis
Tagged: Fast & Furious 6
Action movie Fast & Furious 6 has been a huge global success - but it would take a very long runway to make one climactic scene a reality, finds the BBC's Ben Carter.
Source: www.bbc.com
Added by on 3/10/15
Lorne Michaels's Other Show
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Here is the Lorne Michaels-backed show I wish had lasted for 40 years, or at least more years than it did: the Toronto-based Kids in the Hall. For these reasons.
Added by on 3/10/15
Neill Blomkamp: I didn't get 'Elysium' right
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Category: Cast & Crew
Tagged: Neill Blomkamp, Elysium
Neill Blomkamp's third full feature film as director, Chappie, arrives in cinemas this Friday. The film features Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman, and it follows the huge success that Blomkamp enjoyed with District 9, and the not quite so much success he had with Elysium.
Added by on 3/4/15
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