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2006-02-06 02:11:57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Swimmers in an ocean race off Sydney faced their worst nightmare when a 10-foot shark was spotted heading straight for them, forcing race officials to quickly pluck competitors from the water. Swimmers in the Cole Classic ocean swim, a six-mile race out through the heads of Sydney Harbor to the city's northern Manly Beach, were around the halfway mark on Sunday when the shark was spotted, local newspapers reported on Monday. Safety boats following the swimmers out...

2006-02-06 01:58:14

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Although they scored five Oscar nominations apiece last Tuesday, Steven Spielberg's "Munich" and the Johnny Cash movie "Walk the Line" drew different receptions at the weekend foreign box office. Spielberg's terrorist thriller was the No. 1 movie for a second weekend, while "Walk the Line" bowed in the No. 3 slot. (In North America, the $110 million haul for "Walk the Line" is more than double that of "Munich.") "Munich" grossed an...

2006-01-31 18:15:00

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood got serious this year as its Oscar-nominated films questioned sexual conventions, race relations and the politics of fear and violence -- a far cry from years past when Hobbits roamed middle-Earth and Americans danced in Paris. The five movies nominated for best picture crisscross a spectrum of social concerns from Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain," a tale of the isolation of two gay cowboys in the 1960s to Steven Spielberg's "Munich,' about Israel's...

2006-01-30 04:00:00

By Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In tackling topics both complex and controversial, the five directors nominated in the DGA Awards feature category said they ultimately found more motivation and reward in raising difficult questions than trying to make statements. The impressive gathering of all five nominees -- Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, George Clooney, Paul Haggis and Bennett Miller -- at the DGA's annual meet-the-nominee breakfast Saturday gave the filmmakers a chance...

2006-01-26 07:17:10

By Erik Kirschbaum MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has torn open another old wound in Germany just as the country where the Holocaust was designed and the 1972 Olympics massacre happened prepares for the world's spotlight again. The American's new film "Munich" was launched in 400 cinemas across Germany on Thursday after weeks of intense media coverage that revived unwanted memories of the shockingly inept handling of events that led to the slaying of 11...

2005-10-24 08:55:13

LONDON (Reuters) - Mobsters in the 1990 film "Goodfellas" have beaten a fear of heights in "Vertigo" and the great white shark of "Jaws" to help the Martin Scorsese film clench the mantle of greatest movie of all time in a survey of UK film experts. Goodfellas, which featured Ray Liotta, Robert de Niro and an Oscar winning supporting role from Joe Pesci, topped the list of 100 movies in a survey of film critics by Total Film. "Goodfellas has everything, in terms of its technical...

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2005-10-06 18:55:00

WASHINGTON -- A great white shark named Nicole logged more than 12,000 miles swimming from Africa to Australia and back, the first proof of a link between the two continents' shark populations, researchers say. A second report details the movement of dozens of salmon sharks from summer waters near Alaska to warmer winter quarters off Hawaii and Baja California. "Sharks have home ranges that are at the scale of ocean basins," said researcher Barbara A. Block of Stanford University. She added...

2005-10-06 13:00:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A great white shark has astounded scientists by swimming from South Africa to Australia and back in a journey that sheds new light on the murky world of the ocean's most feared predator. The epic voyage of the tagged female shark -- named Nicole after Australian actress Nicole Kidman -- will be described in the Thursday edition of the U.S. journal "Science." In the first transoceanic and longest ever recorded trip by a shark, Nicole swam an astonishing 12,400 miles --...

2005-09-17 21:18:03

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - In a life-and-death struggle, Australian surfer Jake Heron punched the great white shark as it bit his arm and thigh, turning the ocean into a bloody cauldron. Miraculously, Heron, 40, lived to tell the tale. Very few people survive an attack by a great white, which can grow to 20 feet, weigh 2.5 tonnes, and with enough power in its jaws to lift a car. Two weeks earlier, marine biologist Jarrod Stehbens, 23, also fought a great white as it pulled...

2005-09-18 01:15:00

SYDNEY -- In a life-and-death struggle, Australian surfer Jake Heron punched the great white shark as it bit his arm and thigh, turning the ocean into a bloody cauldron. Miraculously, Heron, 40, lived to tell the tale. Very few people survive an attack by a great white, which can grow to 20 feet, weigh 2.5 tonnes, and with enough power in its jaws to lift a car. Two weeks earlier, marine biologist Jarrod Stehbens, 23, also fought a great white as it pulled him underwater as he tried to climb...