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Little Big Man (Region B)

Arthur Penn’s under-appreciated epic has everything a big-scale western could want — spectacle, interesting characters, good history and a sense of humor. Dustin Hoffman gets to play at least five characters in one as an ancient pioneer relating his career exploits — which are either outrageous tall tales or a concise history of the taking of The West.

Little Big Man

Region B Blu-ray

Koch Media

1970 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 139 147 min. / Available from Amazon.de / Street Date September 14, 2017 / Eur 17.99

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Jeff Corey, Aimée Eccles, Kelly Jean Peters, Carole Androsky, Ruben Moreno, William Hickey, Jesse Vint, Alan Oppenheimer, Thayer David.

Cinematography: Harry Stradling Jr.

Production Designer: Dean Tavoularis

Art Direction: Angelo P. Graham

Special Makeup: Dick Smith

Special Effects: Logan Frazee

Film Editors: Dede Allen, Richard Marks

Original Music: John Hammond

Written by Calder Willingham from the novel by Thomas Berger

Produced
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Ted Sarandos Snubbed by Academy and More Details From the Board of Governors Candidates

Earlier today, the Academy sent an email to all members with the final list of Board of Governors candidates. Conspicuously absent is Netflix CEO and Ted Sarandos, who hosted a recent Academy museum fundraiser and was hoping to get a chance to run for the board.

Also absent is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the current president of AMPAS, who’s stepping down this August and not seeking a third three-year term on the 54-member board. You have to be on the board in order to run for President. Others no longer in the running are Sony Pictures Classics and CBS Films executives Michael Barker and Terry Press, producer Paula Wagner, director Brett Ratner and actors Queen Latifah and Lou Diamond Phillips. Actress Laura Dern is one current board member who is backed by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and gaining support.

The final election begins Monday, June 19 and closes on Friday, June
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Ted Sarandos Snubbed by Academy and More Details From the Board of Governors Candidates

Earlier today, the Academy sent an email to all members with the final list of Board of Governors candidates. Conspicuously absent is Netflix CEO and Ted Sarandos, who hosted a recent Academy museum fundraiser and was hoping to get a chance to run for the board.

Also absent is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the current president of AMPAS, who’s stepping down this August and not seeking a third three-year term on the 54-member board. You have to be on the board in order to run for President. Others no longer in the running are Sony Pictures Classics and CBS Films executives Michael Barker and Terry Press, producer Paula Wagner, director Brett Ratner and actors Queen Latifah and Lou Diamond Phillips. Actress Laura Dern is one current board member who is backed by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and gaining support.

The final election begins Monday, June 19 and closes on Friday, June
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Writers Guild Talks Going Down to the Wire as Hollywood Wonders Why

Indications are strong that industry negotiators will need be working down to the wire during the next five days to avoid a writers strike.

Sources tell Variety that there have been mixed results from the past two days of contract negotiations Tuesday and Wednesday. There were no public comments from either side at the headquarters of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers as both camps are observing a media blackout.

On Tuesday, sources said the AMPTP made some adjustments to the previous offer extended to the WGA on April 13. The studio side was awaiting a detailed response from WGA on Wednesday. One person noted that on Tuesday WGA negotiators came into the room toting papers with “96.3%” printed out in large type — a reference to the record percentage of eligible guild members who supported the strike authorization vote.

Sources characterized the mood in the room at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, California
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Writers Guild Talks Going Down to the Wire as Hollywood Wonders Why

Indications are strong that industry negotiators will need be working down to the wire during the next five days to avoid a writers strike.

Sources tell Variety that there have been mixed results from the past two days of contract negotiations Tuesday and Wednesday. There were no public comments from either side at the headquarters of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers as both camps are observing a media blackout.

On Tuesday, sources said the AMPTP made some adjustments to the previous offer extended to the WGA on April 13. The studio side was awaiting a detailed response from WGA on Wednesday. One person noted that on Tuesday WGA negotiators came into the room toting papers with “96.3%” printed out in large type — a reference to the record percentage of eligible guild members who supported the strike authorization vote.

Sources characterized the mood in the room at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks,
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YouTube Star Mamrie Hart Signs First-Look Deal With Lionsgate (Exclusive)

YouTube Star Mamrie Hart Signs First-Look Deal With Lionsgate (Exclusive)
YouTube star and best-selling author Mamrie Hart has signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate.

The deal builds upon Hart’s existing relationship with the studio responsible for the comedy “Dirty 30,” which she co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in alongside Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart (no relation). The deal underlines the growth of Lionsgate’s digital initiative as Helbig received a first-look deal with Lionsgate last year and Hannah Hart inked one with the studio in February.

Mamrie Hart will work with Lionsgate to further broaden her digital and creative career, with an eye toward feature directorial opportunities. Lionsgate will also collaborate with Vincent Nastri of Bleecker Street Entertainment in producing those projects.

“I am beyond thrilled to continue working with Lionsgate,” Hart said. “They couldn’t have been more supportive or collaborative in all aspects of ‘Dirty 30,’ but beyond that, they
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Storyscape sets 'Hot Art' at Ovation TV

Drama series marks arts network’s first foray into scripted television.

Storyscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper has set the one-hour scripted series for development at Ovation TV and hired UK-based Simeon Thornton to write the pilot.

Hot Art is based on the book Hot Art: Chasing Thieves And Detectives Through The Secret World Of Stolen Art by Canadian journalist Joshua Knelman.

The story takes place in London as a squad of undercover police officers from Scotland Yard are tasked with solving art crimes and catching the perpetrators.

Cooper will produce for Storyscape with Sandy Shenkman overseeing development. Cate Weber will oversee development for Ovation TV.

“We are thrilled to work with Bob Cooper at Storyscape Entertainment on the first scripted series we are developing at Ovation TV,” Ovation TV CEO Charles Segars said.

“Through their stewardship, we look forward to seeing Hot Art brought to life to join the rest of our high-quality programming such as Versailles
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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai at8d

The new branded line Shout Selects chooses Buckaroo for special-special edition treatment, with a long making-of docu just like the ones from the heyday of DVD. And this oddest of oddball sci-fi pictures has a backstory worth documenting. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Blu-ray Shout Select 1984 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 102 min. / Street Date August 16, 2016 / 34.93 Starring: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown, Carl Lumbly, Vincent Schiavelli, Dan Hedaya, Bill Henderson, Damon Hines, Billy Vera Cinematography Fred J. Koenekamp Production Designer J. Michael Riva Art Direction Richard Carter, Stephen Dane Film Editor George Bowers, Richard Marks Original Music Michael Boddicker Written by Earl Mac Rauch Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Neil Canton, W.D. Richter Directed by W.D. Richter

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Not content with its already well appointed special Blu-ray editions,
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Who Should Receive Honorary Oscars Next?

We're about one month away from the announcement of this year's Honorary Oscar recipients. They're usuallly announced at the end of August for a November Governor's Awards ceremony. This year's ceremony will be on November 12th. Last year rumors circled that it was Doris Day's turn but that didn't turn out to be accurate. For the past two years, The Film Experience has tried to make up for the dearth of movie site reporting about the Oscar Honorary careers (beyond the sharing of press releases / YouTube videos of their speeches) with mini-retrospectives so we're always hoping they'll choose well to give us wonderful careers to discuss right here. 

Let's reprint a list of worthies we shared a year or so ago, with a few adjustments, in case any of the elites in the Academy are undecided about who to put forth or get behind for these coveted honors.

 

James Ivory
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Sony’s PlayStation 4.5 Unlikely To Incorporate PlayStation Vr Processing Unit

PlayStation 4.5, Sony’s confirmed mid-generational upgrade, wasn’t on the guest list for E3 2016 as planned, but with news of Xbox and Microsoft pushing ahead with Project Scorpio, more and more information is beginning to come to light regarding the hardware currently codenamed PS4 Neo.

Technical specs and the actual appearance of the console remain up in the air for now, but one thing that is nigh on certain is that PlayStation 4.5 won’t incorporate the Ps Vr processing box internally.

Come October, the PlayStation Vr will launch with an external unit that renders images in virtual reality, essentially splitting the visual output of the PlayStation 4 to display the experience across the headset and TV. And so, when news of Sony’s hardware refresh began to seep online, many had anticipated that the extra processing power would negate the need for Ps Vr’s complementary unit. According to PlayStation R&D director Richard Marks, though, that simply isn’t the case.

Per Game Informer:

“That box is very particular. We need something that will take the Hdmi out of the PS4 and split it into two different places. We need something that will gather the data back from it via Usb. It’s not really possible to not have something. It’s doing this correction for the television set. What we do is render the best possible image for the PS4 out of the headset. We want to also show the image on the headset, so we have to undo this weird warping that’s been done for the headset. It’s also 120 frames-per-second for the headset, and most TVs don’t support that. You could potentially put it in [the PS4], but there’s no reason to do that.”

For now, PlayStation 4.5 is without a release window. PlayStation Vr, meanwhile, is pegged to arrive across North America and Europe on October 13. We Got This Covered has boots on the ground in Los Angeles, and you can find out our early impressions of Sony’s virtual reality device here.
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Editors Guild Selects 75 Best Edited Films of All Time

Now this is a list that could result in a lot of fascinating dissection and thanks to HitFix it comes to our attention almost three years after it was originally released back in 2012, celebrating the Motion Picture Editors Guild's 75th anniversary. Over at HitFix, Kris Tapley asks, "Is this news to anyone elsec" Um, yes, I find it immensely interesting and a perfect starting point for anyone looking to further explore the art of film editing. In an accompanying article we get the particulars concerning what films were eligible and how films were to be considered: In our Jan-feb 12 issue, we asked Guild members to vote on what they consider to be the Best Edited Films of all time. Any feature-length film from any country in the world was eligible. And by "Best Edited," we explained, we didn't just mean picture; sound, music and mixing were to be considered as well.
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What is the best-edited film of all time according to those who do the job?

  • Hitfix
A random bit of researching on a Tuesday night led me to something I didn't know existed: The Motion Picture Editors Guild's list of the 75 best-edited films of all time. It was a feature in part celebrating the Guild's 75th anniversary in 2012. Is this news to anyone else? I confess to having missed it entirely. Naturally, I had to dig in. What was immediately striking to me about the list — which was decided upon by the Guild membership and, per instruction, was considered in terms of picture and sound editorial as opposed to just the former — was the most popular decade ranking. Naturally, the 1970s led with 17 mentions, but right on its heels was the 1990s. I wouldn't have expected that but I happen to agree with the assessment. Thelma Schoonmaker's work on "Raging Bull" came out on top, an objectively difficult choice to dispute, really. It was so transformative,
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Argo, Silver Linings Playbook And Brave Win Big At 63rd Annual Ace Eddie Awards

“Argo” (edited by William Goldenberg, A.C.E.) and “The Silver Linings Playbook” (edited byJay Cassidy, A.C.E. and Crispin Struthers) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) respectively at the 63rd Annual Ace Eddie Awards tonight where trophies were handed out in ten (10) categories of film, television and documentaries.

The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing. “Brave” (edited by Nicholas C. Smith, A.C.E. & Robert Grahamjones, A.C.E.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and “Searching For Sugar Man” (edited by Malik Bendjelloul) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Television winners included ”Nurse Jackie – Handle Your Scandle” (edited by Gary Levy) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, “Breaking Bad – Dead Freight” (edited by Skip MacDonald, A.C.E.) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television,
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“Argo” wins… so does “Silver Linings Playbook”

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Argo’ (edited by William Goldenberg, A.C.E.) and ‘The Silver Linings Playbook’ (edited by Jay Cassidy, A.C.E. and Crispin Struthers) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy/Musical) respectively at the 63rd Annual Ace Eddie Awards tonight where trophies were handed out in ten (10) categories of film, television and documentaries. The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing. ‘Brave’ (edited by Nicholas C. Smith, A.C.E. & Robert Grahamjones, A.C.E.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ (edited by Malik Bendjelloul) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature). Television winners included ‘Nurse Jackie Handle Your Scandle’ (edited by Gary Levy) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, ‘Breaking Bad ‘ Dead Freight’ (edited by Skip MacDonald, A.C.E.) for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial television,
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News Nuggets: Grammy ratings second highest in 20 years

Grammy ratings down from last year, but are still the second highest in 20 years. Rolling Stone Radio National welcomes Gold Derby's Matt Noble to talk about Gotye's three Grammy wins, the second most for an Australian musician, behind Keith Urban. Guy Lodge discusses how mixed signals from the BAFTA Awards keep the Oscar race alive: "Where they could merely have checked off every consensus favorite from the season thus far, BAFTA threw in enough individual choices to suggest they're at least as keen on guiding Oscar voters to viable alternatives as they are in merely guessing their taste." In Contention Veteran editors Richard Marks and Larry Silk will receive Lifetime Career Achievement Awards at the Ace Eddie Awards on February 16. Alexander Payne will present to Marks, while documentarian Barbara Kopple will present to Silk. Marks's films include "The Godfather, Part II," "Terms of Endearment," "Broadcast News,&...
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Richard Marks, Larry Silk to Receive Ace's Lifetime Achievement Awards

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Veteran film editors Richard Marks and Larry Silk will receive the American Cinema Editors' Lifetime Career Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual Ace Eddie Awards, the group said Friday. Marks' award will be presented by filmmaker Alexander Payne and film critic Kenneth Turan and Silk's by two-time Oscar-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple. Hosted by comedian David Cross, the show, scheduled for Feb. 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will also honor Steven Spielberg with the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award. Marks has won three of his four Oscars working with legendary
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American Cinema Editors (Ace) will honor veteran editors Richard Marks, A.C.E. and Larry Silk, A.C.E.

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American Cinema Editors (Ace) will honor veteran editors Richard Marks, A.C.E. and Larry Silk, A.C.E. with the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Career Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual Ace Eddie Awards on February 16, 2013 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Lifetime Career Achievement Award honors veteran editors whose body of work and reputation within the industry is outstanding. Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne and Film Critic Kenneth Turan will present to Marks and two-time Oscar®-winning Documentarian Barbara Kopple will present to Silk. As previously announced, Steven Spielberg will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor and Ace Eddie Award winners in nine categories of film, television and documentaries will be announced. The evening?s Mc will be Actor/Comedian David Cross. Nominees were previously announced and can be viewed online at the Ace website: americancinemaeditors.com. Richard Marks, A.C.
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Celebs and fellow singers shocked by Whitney Houston's death - Realbollywood.com News

Celebs and fellow singers shocked by Whitney Houston's death - Realbollywood.com News
New Delhi, Feb 12: Whitney Houston's sudden demise has left Hollywood's pop stars in a state of sadness and disbelief.

Many of them expressed their grief across social networking sites and remembered the 48-year-old star.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to Whitney and her entire family. Working with her is an experience that I'll cherish for ever," said Enrique Iglesias.

'Now and Forever' singer Richard Marks commented on her death by saying 'What a total drag".

"Just heard that Whitney Houston has died! This is so awful! I'm devastated," Natasha Bedingfield said.

Mariah Carey described Houston.
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The X Factor beats Strictly Come Dancing for Google searches

Web giant reveals dance show has been in decline since John Sergeant season, but Simon Cowell series continues to grow

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing may not have begun in earnest yet but it has already lost the ratings battle with The X Factor – at least in terms of internet search requests, according to Google.

Interest in the BBC1 dance show has been on the decline since the sixth series featuring John Sergeant three years ago, according to a snapshot of search data presented by Matt Brittin, managing director of Google's UK and Ireland operations, at the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention on Thursday.

Simon Cowell's The X Factor, which returned to ITV1 for its eighth series last month, has continued to grow year on year in terms of searches on Google, with interest in both shows strictly seasonal.

Brittin, demonstrating search data that is freely available
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DVD Playhouse--March 2011

DVD Playhouse—March 2011

By

Allen Gardner

127 Hours (20th Century Fox) Harrowing true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco, in another fine turn), an extreme outdoorsman who finds himself trapped in a remote Utah canyon, his arm pinned between two boulders, with no help nearby, no communication to the outside world, and dim prospects for survival, to say the least. Director Danny Boyle manages to prove again that he’s one of the finest filmmakers working today by making a subject that is seemingly uncinematic a true example of pure cinema. Inventive, breathtaking, funny, and horrifying, often all at once. Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara make a memorable, brief appearance as hikers who connect with Ralston during his journey. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Commentary by Boyle, producer Christian Colson, co-writer Simon Beaufoy; Deleted scenes; Featurettes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS-hd 5.1 surround.

Amarcord (Criterion) Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning, autobiographical classic might
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