Prop was used in the film's opening sequence
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Sunday 22 February 2009
Thursday 08 January 2009
Steven Spielberg's lawyers have thrown up a fascinating insight into the working mindset of the director often dubbed the most powerful man in Hollywood.
Wednesday 05 November 2008
US best-selling author Michael Crichton, who wrote such novels as "The Andromeda Strain" and "Jurassic Park," and created the popular TV drama "ER," has died at 66, his family said today.
Monday 03 November 2008
Monday 06 October 2008
The principals behind DreamWorks SKG and Paramount Pictures sealed their parting of ways yesterday, allowing the DreamWorks studio to tie up with Reliance ADA Group of India to start a new film company.
Friday 15 August 2008
Cuban druglord Tony Montana (Al Pacino) is holed up in his Miami mansion as goons pour on to his property aiming to take him out for good.
Thursday 19 June 2008
Sunday 25 May 2008
Sunday 18 May 2008
Thursday 17 April 2008
A week is a long time in primary school. Seven days ago, courtesy of a star guitar-singing turn in the classroom, the twins' daddy was top dog. It was daddy this, daddy that, you're the best daddy in the whole wide world. Suffering from a severe bout of daddy-fatigue, mummy went on strike. That was then.
Saturday 29 March 2008
An A-level student is set for Hollywood stardom after landing the role of Tintin in a movie adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg.
Saturday 01 March 2008
Friday 22 February 2008
The harmless cartoons being sketched by the rotund figure on page 6 would eventually give millions the shivers. Like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott, Alfred Hitchcock "was a notorious planner who would not do anything if it had not been accurately previsualised." This book tells you how to get down the essence of a film - including such options as the travelling shot (Easy Rider), high-angle shot (Groundhog Day) and canted-angle shot (The Third Man) - for no more than the cost of a pad and pencil. Would-be Tarantinos are even told how to dress for the big pitch: "casual but smart".
Thursday 14 February 2008
One not unreasonable response to Steven Spielberg's decision to resign as artistic adviser to the Beijing Olympic Games would be to ask why he offered his services in the first place. Of course, China is an exciting place. Equally exciting is the challenge represented by the world's most populous nation and fastest-growing economy hosting the world's premier sporting event. But any global figure runs a risk if he lends his name to the Chinese government.
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Roy Scheider, the American actor best known for his portrayal of the reluctantly heroic police chief in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, has died at the age of 75.
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