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2011-05-01 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) MONDAY, MAY 2: CITIZEN KANE'S 70TH Profile America -- Monday, May 2nd. One of the most influential motion pictures ever made was released this week 70 years ago -- "Citizen Kane," directed by Orson Welles, who also played the title role. Welles had already become famous for his legendary 1938...

2008-10-03 00:00:15

By JOHN WALSH Have You Seen...? By David Thomson ALLEN LANE Pounds 22 (1007pp) Pounds 19.80 (free p&p) from 0870 079 8897 David Thomson is the world's leading sage about film. Dulwich- educated and now living in San Francisco, he's a polymath rather than a critic. His works include biographies of Orson Welles and David O Selznick, major considerations of Warren Beatty and (Thomson's dream girl) Nicole Kidman, and the brilliant Suspects, in which he imagined the off-screen lives of...

2008-10-02 03:00:30

By Marker, Chris It all began in Brussels' Film Library ("Cinematheque Royale") when my friend Jacques Ledoux, the flamboyant conservator, received a package of brand new prints from Moscow. In it, classics like Eisenstein, connoisseurs' choices like Barnet, and one totally unknown: Schastye (Happiness) by A. I. Medvedkin. Ledoux hadn't ordered it, he didn't even know the man's name. Apparently, one hidden hand had thrown that bottle into the sea of Cinematheques, hoping for a welcoming...

2008-07-31 18:00:33

By Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 31--Orson Welles has the title of Hollywood's Most Abused Genius, because he produced one absolute masterpiece in "Citizen Kane," a handful of near-classics and a lifetime of butchered movies studios recut or aborted. But who can test this theory? You'd have to comb foreign countries to find all the missing work, and only a cineaste extraordinaire would go to such trouble. Luckily, Charlotte's Ross Wilbanks is that kind of guy....

2008-07-24 09:00:47

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Over the years, TV's best-known movie review show has gone from hosts Siskel and Ebert to Ebert and Roeper to Roeper and guest critics -- and now it's Lyons and Mankiewicz. Ben Lyons, a Hollywood reporter and film critic for "E! News" and others, and Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz will take over "At the Movies" when its new season begins in September, Disney-ABC Domestic Television said this week. Don't look for the syndicated program's...

2008-06-13 18:00:00

By Christopher Blank "Orson's Shadow," now onstage at Circuit Playhouse, comes on the heels of "The Compleat Stage Beauty," another play about life in the theater. Both are packed with inflated egos, barbed banter in English accents and numerous references to Shakespeare. Even the themes make them appear to be companion pieces for people fascinated by the inner workings of this business we call show. "Stage Beauty" concerned a 17th century actor who specialized in female roles. The...

2005-09-15 03:21:13

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood filmmaker Robert Wise, a four-time Academy Award winner who brought the beloved musicals "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music" to the big screen during a career that spanned six decades, died on Wednesday, four days after turning 91. Wise died of heart failure at UCLA Medical Center, trade paper the Hollywood Reporter said, citing family friend and talent agency owner Lawrence Mirisch. Born September 10, 1914, in Winchester, Indiana, Wise got...


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