Tag Archives: Oscar

Heaven Hunter

Over the weekend we lost a giant of cinema when Michael Cimino passed away on July 2 at the age of 77. Some might wince at the word “giant” to describe Cimino’s work as a writer and director, but he made two masterpieces, and his decade-ish long run between Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) and The [...]

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Dog Day Today

40 years ago, in 1975, Dog Day Afternoon exploded off of movie screens, electrifying audiences with its concrete realism, combustible characters, political undertones and a love story at the heart of the film that makes the movie seem as current and gripping as ever. Here’s the New York Post with the story behind the story [...]

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Addressing the Academy…

OK, so back in the day I did some live blogging during the Oscars. Tonight I’m going to watch the broadcast while listening to the commentary from On Cinema at the Cinema. I’m at my girlfriend’s house helping her get some dinner together and editing some photos and notes I took tonight at a community [...]

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Monster Man: Rick Baker

  While Rick Baker is probably best known for the staggering, Academy Award-winning transformation sequence he orchestrated for the classic An American Werewolf in London, he most recently had another howling success when he took home the Oscar for his make-up in the remake of The Wolfman. He’s won Hollywood’s highest award for Best Makeup [...]

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