Iranian who inspired "The Terminal" dies at Paris airport
An Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and inspired the Steven Spielberg film “The Terminal” died Saturday in the airport, officials said. Merhan Karimi Nasseri died after a heart attack in the airport’s Terminal 2F around midday, according an official with the Paris airport authority. Police and a medical team treated him but were not able to save him, the official said.news.yahoo.com
Steven Spielberg on making "The Fabelmans": "It was cathartic for me"
One of the most successful directors of epics began as a child besotted with filming toy train wrecks with an 8mm camera. But Spielberg's latest is a semi-autobiographical drama about his parents, touching on a family secret he had buried for years.cbsnews.com
Steven Spielberg debuts his movie memoir 'The Fabelmans'
Steven Spielberg premiered his much-anticipated “The Fabelmans” to thunderous applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his most autobiographical film and one the 75-year-old filmmaker said he’s been building toward his whole lifewashingtonpost.com
Steven Spielberg debuts his movie memoir 'The Fabelmans'
Steven Spielberg premiered his much-anticipated “The Fabelmans” to thunderous applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his most autobiographical film and one the 75-year-old filmmaker said he’s been building toward his whole life.
New this week: 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and 'Goodnight Mommy'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Little Big Town and Marcus Mumford, “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns with high stakes for the future of Gilead, and twin brothers go to their mother’s house for a stay but find something is off about her in the film “Goodnight Mommy.”.
Real Life 'Goonies'? A Mysterious Shipwreck Found Off the Oregon Coast : Short Wave
For centuries, mysterious blocks of beeswax and Chinese porcelain have washed up on the Oregon coast, leading to legends of pirates, treasure, and a sunken Spanish galleon. It became known as the Beeswax Wreck, and it inspired centuries of treasure hunters—and maybe even Steven Spielberg, as he created The Goonies. Now, researchers have found nearly 330-year-old timbers from the ship in a hard-to-access cave. This is the story of how a team of volunteer archeologists are working to solve one of the most enduring mysteries of the Pacific Northwest, using old-school detective skills and one well-timed natural disaster.npr.org
Brad Johnson of 'Melrose Place,' Marlboro Man ads dies at 62
Brad Johnson, who jumped from rodeo cowboy to portraying the Marlboro Man in cigarette spots and film and TV roles including Steven Spielberg’s “Always” and “Melrose Place,” has died. Johnson died Feb. 18 in Fort Worth, Texas, of complications from COVID-19, his agent, Linda McAlister, said Saturday. Johnson played opposite Holly Hunter in 1989’s “Always,” a remake of a 1943 film (“A Guy Named Joe”) about firefighting pilots.news.yahoo.com
Sanctions on Russian oligarch donors hit Israel institutions
Billionaire Moshe Kantor has severed his longstanding ties to Tel Aviv University — joining a growing list of Russian Jewish oligarchs who have scaled back their philanthropic activities after coming under international sanctions for their ties to President Vladimir Putin.
TCM Film Festival returns to Hollywood with Spielberg, more
Classic film lovers know the importance of a grand entrance and the folks at Turner Classic Movies are pulling out all the stops for the return of the TCM Classic Film Festival this week in Hollywood. After two years of virtual editions because of the pandemic, the festival kicks off Thursday with the help of Steven Spielberg, who will be on hand to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”news.yahoo.com
It’s Here! Sneek Peek Of Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’
By Mina CastilloThe Walt Disney Company released the new “sneak peek” of Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” on Oct. 27, fueling the audience’s anticipation for the film. For some, Spielberg’s “West Side Story” provides the opportunity to pay off this debt. Spielberg’s “West Side Story” is quite a leap for Zegler, who first played Maria’s role in a Performing Arts School presentation at Bergen Performing Arts Center. Sneek Peek of Spielberg’s ”West Side Story” was published in collaboration with LatinHeat Entertainment. Sneek Peek Of Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Hollywood Fraternity Mourns Demise Of Legendary Filmmaker Richard Donner
WASHINGTON — The sudden news of filmmaker Richard Donner’s demise has shocked Hollywood with heartfelt tributes pouring in for him. The ace filmmaker was known for helming the original “Superman” film, the “Lethal Weapon” film series, and “The Goonies.” He had passed away on July 5 at the age of 91. Director Steven Spielberg, who wrote the story for Donner’s “The Goonies,” remembered him in a statement. “Richard Donner’s big heart & effervescent charm shone in his movies through the remarkable performances of his cast, which is no mean feat,” he said. The news of his demise was confirmed by Donner’s production company, although the details have not been disclosed yet.thewestsidegazette.com
‘The Alien’ Who Inspired Hollywood: India Gears Up To Celebrate Filmmaker Satyajit Ray
But they may not know what is common among them — Satyajit Ray. Nolan, who visited India in 2018, said he got interested in learning more about the Indian film industry after watching “Pather Panchali”. The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata will be inaugurating a statue of the filmmaker on its campus, apart from adding a course on him at the school. He is also an author of “ The Pather Panchali of Satyajit Ray: An Illustrated Study ” and has interacted with the maestro himself. (Edited by Amrita Das and Ojaswin Kathuria)The post ‘The Alien’ Who Inspired Hollywood: India Gears Up To Celebrate Filmmaker Satyajit Ray appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
Artificial intelligence project lets Holocaust survivors share their stories forever
In an innovative attempt to harness the artificial intelligence technologies of the present and the future to keep alive the stories of the past, Holocaust survivors may be the first people ever to be able to continue carrying on conversations (virtually, at least) even after their deaths. Heather Maio had worked for years on Holocaust-related exhibits and knew that "Schindler's List" director Steven Spielberg had created the Shoah Foundation to record the testimonies of thousands of Holocaust survivors. Kor died last summer, but using the Shoah foundation's technology, Stahl was able to conduct another 60 Minutes interview with Kor's digital image. "He had a gorgeous face, a movie star face, and very pleasant, actually," Kors' digital image told Stahl. Gutter's digital image replied.cbsnews.com