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2011-04-15 00:00:28

What would you do if you had just three days to live? Taken seriously, it's not an easy question to answer, but that's exactly what people in over 25 countries and 44 US states did when they entered the LAST 72, a writing contest whose winners are set to be honored in an upcoming awards gala. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 What would you do if you had just three days to live? Taken seriously, it's not an easy question to answer, but that's exactly what people in over 25 countries...

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2009-06-16 17:57:46

Actress Natalie Portman is attached to play the lead in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller Black Swan, The Hollywood Reporter said. Portman would play a veteran ballerina locked in a competitive situation with a rival dancer who could be real, a supernatural apparition or a hallucination, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. If negotiations go well, Aronofsky could start shooting Swan with Portman as early as this year, The Hollywood Reporter said. Aronofsky previously directed...

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2009-05-14 13:23:01

Australian actor Hugh Jackman is set to reunite with Rachel Weisz, his co-star from The Fountain, for a new period drama called Unbound Captives. Variety.com said the 19th century America-set movie was written and will be directed by actress Madeleine Stowe. Stowe's directorial debut will also feature Robert Pattinson as a cast member, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. The story is about a woman, to be played by Weisz, whose husband is slain and two children kidnapped by a...

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2008-12-12 14:18:36

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has agreed to preside over the upcoming 81st Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, the telecast's producers said. Producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon made the announcement Friday. This will be Jackman's first time center stage at the Oscar show, although he has previously been a presenter. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 are to be presented Feb. 22 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and...

2008-09-15 06:00:26

By Susan Wloszczyna TORONTO -- How much does director Darren Aronofsky love Mickey Rourke? Enough to rush off to a festival gift lounge to grab some doggie duds for Loki, the actor's adored Chihuahua-terrier mix. Not that the filmmaker hasn't already given the Hollywood bad boy of the '80s, who devolved into a casualty of fame in the '90s, something better than canine couture. Namely, a comeback role of a lifetime in The Wrestler, one that could easily lead to Rourke's first Oscar...

2008-09-08 09:00:29

"The Wrestler," a drama directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Mickey Rourke, has won the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice film festival. Rourke has starred in the movies "Rumble Fish,""9 1/2 weeks,""Pope of Greenwich Village" and "Barfly." Aronofsky has directed the films "Requiem for a Dream" and "The Fountain." In the new movie, Rourke plays a professional wrestler well past his prime. "I need to thank Mickey Rourke, for opening up his heart and soul for the camera,...

2008-07-25 12:10:00

Hollywood's Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures says it has signed Darren Aronofsky to direct and David Self to write a new installment for its Robocop franchise. Aronofsky directed The Fountain and Self penned Road to Perdition. Their new Robocop flick is expected to be released in 2010. The announcement was made Thursday by Mary Parent, chairman of MGM's Worldwide Motion Picture Group. Darren is undeniably one of the most talented, original and visceral filmmakers, and David is one of the...

2006-09-04 10:48:48

By Mike Collett-White VENICE (Reuters) - Film collaborations between real-life partners are not always happy affairs, but Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky say it is 'so far, so good' after making "The Fountain" together. Weisz, who won an Oscar for her role in "The Constant Gardener," plays Izzi in her fiance's new film about a man in three different eras seeking to save the one he loves. Australian Hugh Jackman plays the lead in a fantasy film about love and coming to terms with...

2006-02-16 01:25:05

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Darren Aronofsky, writer/director of "Pi" and "Requiem for a Dream," has signed a first-look deal with Universal Pictures. The deal calls for Aronofsky, his producer partner, Eric Watson, and their Protozoa Pictures to develop and produce pictures not only for Universal but also for sister companies Focus Features and Rogue Pictures. Protozoa has no projects yet at Universal, but an announcement is expected soon. Aronofsky made his name with the...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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