A friend of mine who is also an occasional commenter here noted privately in response to my Casino post from the other day that Scorsese just makes the same movie.
Poster for Norman Jewison's 1967 film In the Heat of the Night
Hollywood is mostly a union town but when new sides of the industry develop, they have to be organized too and they often aren't. You saw that with the video.
Julia Reichert, 2011, photo credit Seth Bauguess, Wright State University Julia Reichert, a significant figure in documentary filmmaking and progressive politics and the arts here in the Dayton area, has.
This is the grave of Sam Spiegel. Born in 1901 in Jaroslaw, Poland (though it was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire), Spiegel grew up in a wealthy Jewish household..
We do need a word on Wolfgang Petersen here, as he has died at the age of 81. I see Peterson as one of a long line of European directors.
One of the truly great character actors of the last half-century is gone. When I think of Hall, I think of his great work in Hard Eight, Paul Thomas Anderson's.
Given the centrality of Goodfellas to the culture of this site, I am sure that we will have more to say about the passing of Ray Liotta. I was always.