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BAMcinématek to honour Sam Shepard by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-09-14 17:11:47

BAMcinématek pays screen tribute to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright - True West: Sam Shepard on Film Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Sam Shepard, who died on July 27, 2017 at the age of 73, will be honored by BAMcinématek in New York with True West: Sam Shepard on Film.

Wim Wenders' Don’t Come Knocking and Paris, Texas (BAFTA Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Shepard); Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar nomination for Shepard's portrayal of Chuck Yeager); Graeme Clifford's Frances; Daniel Petrie's Resurrection; Terrence Malick's Days Of Heaven; Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point, co-written by Shepard; Robert Altman's adaptation of Fool For Love; Robert Frank's Me And My Brother (text by Shepard, poems by Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky); Shirley Clarke's video of Shepard's Tongues performed by Joseph Chaikin, and Far North, directed by Sam Shepard will be screened.
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Sam Shepard

Chicago – He was a true renaissance man, but his unassuming persona would conceal that lofty designation. Sam Shepard was a playwright, actor, author, screenwriter and director of countless important stage and screen works. Shepard died on July 27th, 2017, of complications due to Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Als). He was 73.

Sam Shepard, American Storyteller

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He was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and graduated high school in California. After a brief stint in college, he started his career in a traveling theater repertory company. After landing in New York City, he dropped the Rogers from his name and began to work Off Broadway. He won six Obie Awards for his stage writing, and began his screen career by penning “Me and My Brother” (1968) and “Zabriskie Point” (1970). His had a love connection with rocker Patti Smith, which led to the collaborative play “Cowboy Mouth” (1971). He
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In memoriam: writer and actor Sam Shepard

Tony Sokol Aug 1, 2017

Sam Shepard has sadly passed at the age of 73. We bid farewell to a great playwright, author and actor.

Playwright, author, and actor Sam Shepard, who spearheaded the Off Broadway movement, and starred in such films as The Right Stuff, Mud and Midnight Special, died on the 27th of July, the theatre public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown announced. Shepard was 73 years old. Known for such plays as Buried Child, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, Curse Of The Starving Class and A Lie Of The Mind, Shepard’s 1969 science fiction play The Unseen Hand influenced Richard O'Brien's stage musical The Rocky Horror Show.

Shepard wrote 44 plays as well as books of short stories and essays. Besides his 1979 work Buried Child, his plays, True West and Fool For Love were also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. 11 of Shepard’s plays won Obie Awards including Chicago and
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Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright, Dead at 73

Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright, Dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died Sunday at the age of 73.

Shepard, who suffered from Als in recent years, died at his home in Kentucky from complications from the disease, his rep told The Hollywood Reporter.

The winner of 13 Obie Awards, Shepard won his first six for plays he penned between 1966 and 1968. After his success on the off-Broadway stage, Shepard segued to screenwriting with credits on films like Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriske Point and Robert Frank's Me and My Brother.

During this time, Shepard also
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Newswire: R.I.P. Sam Shepard, award-winning actor and playwright

Sam Shepard, the award-winning and prolific actor and playwright who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Right Stuff (1983) and won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Buried Child in 1979, has died. The news was broken by Broadway World, and a representative of Shepard’s family tells The New York Times that Shepard died from complications of Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 73.

Born in 1943 under the name Samuel Shepard Rogers III, Shepard adopted his stage name shortly after moving to New York in the early 1960s, where he first gained renown on the Off-Off-Broadway theater scene. He wrote his first screenplay, Me And My Brother, in 1968, followed by the screenplay for Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point in 1970. His film career began in earnest in the late ‘70s, when he took on the lead role in Terrence Malick’s Days Of ...
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Watch Miley Cyrus Sing Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' in Hilarious Google Translation

Watch Miley Cyrus Sing Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' in Hilarious Google Translation
The highlight of Miley Cyrus' epic Tonight Show takeover on Wednesday night was her fully-committed yet hilarious rendition of Ed Sheeran's hit "Shape of You," sung in Google Translation. The new title was "Your Body's Curves."

The Roots assisted the pop star on the upbeat tune, which turned Sheeran's suave refrain ("I'm in love with your body") to the creepily sterile "I like that cadaver." Cyrus, who has a gift for comedic timing, delivered the weirdness without missing a beat.

Cyrus also impressively belted on a cover of
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Don’T Blink – Robert Frank Screens This Weekend at Webster University

Don’T Blink – Robert Frank Screens September 23rd – 25th at 7:30pm at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood).

Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographer’s candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic elegance that are hallmarks of Frank’s artistry. Director Laura Israel (Frank’s longtime film editor) and producer Melinda Shopsin were given unprecedented access to the notably irascible artist. The assembled portrait is not unlike Frank’s own movies – rough around the edges and brimming with surprises and insights – calling to mind Frank’s quintessential underground movie, the 1959 Beat short, Pull My Daisy (co-directed by Alfred Leslie). Don’t Blink includes clips from Frank’s rarely seen movies, among them Me and My Brother
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Thn Get Sinister with Bughuul actor Nick King

Interview with Sinister actor Nick King

Back in 2012 mega horror production house Blumhouse Productions, headed by Jason Blum, introduced the world to a new horror villain, Bughuul. Bughuul was the malevolent force that tormented Ethan Hawke and his family in the creepy film Sinister.

This week the sneaky spirit is back once more, this time setting his sights on the young son of Shannyn Sossamon in Sinister 2. Last time around Bughuul made a impression with his startling visual and his ability to materialise out of nowhere, inducing trauma in audience members across the globe. For the most part though Bughuul, aka Mr Boogie, was shrouded in mystery, something that the new film seeks to unravel.

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to play a horror villain? Well now’s your chance as we sat down with stuntman Nicholas King, who has played the iconic monster in both films.
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Terrence Malick and the Tao of the Sojourning Soul, Part 1: Spiritual Voices

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Sometimes I imagine that it is 1983 and Terrence Malick is somewhere in Paris, living a quiet, normal life. As he walks to one of his favorite cafes, he catches a glimpse of Gilles Deleuzes’ Cinéma 1: L’image-mouvemont in a bookstore window. Naturally, he’s curious. In an intellectual era dominated by Theory, the only other book of philosophy that had taken up cinema as a way to do philosophy was The World Viewed, written by his friend and one time academic advisor Stanley Cavell. I imagine that Malick seeks out Deleuze, who is lecturing at the University of Paris VIII. Two years later, he buys a copy of Deleuze’s Cinéma 2: L’image-temps. Deleuze confirmed what Malick has long suspected, but either forgotten or was distracted from in the hedonistic atmosphere of 1970s L. A. chronicled by Peter Biskind in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls—cinema “thinks” philosophically. Other
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Watch: Double the Tom Hardy in Trailer for Gangster Drama 'Legend'

"Me and my brother, we're gonna rule London." Hot on the heels of the intense trailer for the crime drama Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, it looks like Tom Hardy has a great crime thriller of his own on the way too. Legend sees the star of Inception and Mad Max: Fury Road pulling double duty as twin brothers Reggie and Ron Kray, two of London's most notorious gangsters from the 1960s. It's only a teaser trailer, so it mostly just sets the stage for the story, but there's a good indication that this could be a fantastic crime thriller with a tour de force from Hardy on display. Keep an eye out for Taron Egerton in there too. Watch! Here's the first UK teaser trailer for Brian Helgeland's Legend from Studio Canal UK: Legend is written and directed by Brian Helgeland (A Knight's Tale, Payback, 42). Tom Hardy stars
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Jason Manford on BBC's all-male panel show ban: "Why say it? Just do it"

Jason Manford has backed the BBC's decision to ban all-male panel shows.

The comedian described the move as "brilliant", but questioned the broadcaster's decision to make the ruling public knowledge.

He told the Radio Times: "I just don't think they should have said it out loud. Why say it? Just do it.

"By saying it, you're undermining the female on the panel show because now she's thinking, 'Am I here because I'm funny or because they needed one?'"

The BBC's Director of Television, Danny Cohen, announced the change in February 2014, prompting criticism from Mock the Week host Dara Ó Briain.

Manford added: "Me and my brother have got some comedy clubs and we always make sure there's a female either on the bill or a female Mc, because it just makes blokes act differently.

"When I see a female act who's totally nailing it, I think, 'Well, she's worked
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Ufc's Jon Jones -- 'Let's Fight Already' ... Says NFL Star Bro

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Ufc champ Jon Jones is being Called Out by his own brother -- NFL star Chandler Jones -- who tells TMZ Sports he's ready and willing to step in the octagon with Jj 'cause he's 100% confident he could beat his ass.  "Me and my brother used to fight all the time when we were young ... and I'm pretty sure I can take him down now. I am way bigger than he is," Chandler tells us.
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