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Familiar Faces At The Oscars May Crowd Out Potential Newcomers

“The directors’ branch has been known to be an exclusive club that has snubbed” newcomers like Ava DuVernay and Shaka King. “Crowding the race this year are such big names as Joel Coen for The Tragedy of Macbeth and Steven Spielberg for West Side Story.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Ava Duvernay, Steven Spielberg, Joel Coen, Tragedy of Macbeth

The “West Side Story” Story — Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #114 Did it make sense for Steven Spielberg to remake one of our nation’s most beloved musicals (with music by Bernstein and Sondheim!), attempting to fix the parts that did not age well politically? Is the new version a modern classic or a doomed Frankenstein? Your host Mark Linsenmayer is joined by Broadway scholar, theater critic, and actor Ron Fassler; Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals co-ho...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Podcasts, Film, College, Theatre, Broadway, Steven Spielberg, Bernstein, Sondheim, Frankenstein, Leonard Bernstein, Tony Kushner, Ron Fassler, Jon Burlingame, Ed Morales

Tony Kushner, Architect Of A New Great Historical Mistake

Among my favorite Kushner quotes: “Dare to participate in the great historical mistake of your time.” The particular mistake he has in mind is “West Side Story,” a new movie, directed by Steven Spielberg. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Kushner

Disney's remaining movies for 2021 will premiere exclusively in theatres for up to 45 days, following the 'Black Widow' furore

The cast of Disney's "Eternals." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Disney said on Friday it will release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatres. Musical "Encato" will play for 30 days, while another five movies will have a 45-day window. Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney in July for "Black Widow's" dual-release. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney plans to release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatr...
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Marvel, Theatre, Disney, US, Trends, Tech, Colombia, Delta, Streaming, Scarlett Johansson, Steven Spielberg, Hamilton, Streaming Media

Cool Stuff: Dinosaurs Rule the Earth Again on New ‘Jurassic Park’ Poster by Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos

There are plenty of posters out there featuring artwork that pays tribute to Steven Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park, but only a handful have perfectly captured some of the most iconic moments from the film. Artist Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos has delivered one such print. On his new Jurassic Park illustrated poster being released by Bottleneck Gallery and Vice Press, Burgos has masterfully recreated the stunning climactic shot of the tyrannosaurs rex roaring heroically after dominating a pack of v...
Tags: Art, Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Jurassic Park, Universal, Steven Spielberg, Cool Stuff, Burgos, Action/Adventure, Bottleneck Gallery, Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos

13 films everyone should watch and why—as voted by you

We asked Big Think's readers and staff for their recommendations on films everyone should watch.A collection of fiction and non-fiction works from around the world, these movies will entertain and expand your horizons.The films cover various topics, explore numerous themes, and shed light on several controversial historical events. Ever find yourself unsure of what movie to watch? Have you spent so much time looking at the options on a streaming service that you could have finished a film in the...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Science Fiction, Film, Mexico, Defense, US, War, Earth, Rome, United States, Roger Ebert, Animation, Chile, Italy, Innovation

Steven Spielberg Explains Why Movie Theaters Need to Survive

Steven Spielberg explains why movie theaters need to survive Movie theater chains are struggling amidst the ongoing pandemic and there’s a very real threat many will not make it through these troubling times. And yet, legendary director Steven Spielberg, ever the optimist, revealed in a letter to Empire why he believes movie theaters will eventually return and why they are an important part of our society. RELATED: Wakanda Series in the Works at Disney+ as Disney Inks TV Deal with Ryan Coogl...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Theaters, Jurassic Park, Ryan Coogler, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, West Side Story, Mike Flanagan, ComingSoon, Movie News, Ariana DeBose

Steven Spielberg Still Has Hope that Movie Theaters Will Survive the Pandemic

Movie theaters are going through a rough time right now. While many are open, they can’t operate at full capacity, and on top of all that, streaming movies from home is becoming the new normal. Warner Bros. made huge waves when they decided to release their entire 2021 theatrical slate directly to HBO Max, and other studios are continuing to sell-off some of their non-franchise titles directly to streaming services like Netflix. With things the way they are, there’s been a lot of talk about the...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Warner Bros, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Edgar Wright, Wright, Lawrence of Arabia, Business and Industry News, HBO Max

‘Alien’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, ‘TMNT’, and Harley Quinn Get New Posters From Bottleneck Gallery

Bottleneck Gallery, one of the best purveyors of pop culture art in the world, is back with a brand new set of art prints inspired by some of our favorite movies. Check out these pieces depicting interpretations of Ridley Scott’s Alien, Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Steve Barron’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and a mash-up of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn from Birds of Prey and Heather Graham’s Rollergirl from Boogie Nights. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Artist...
Tags: Art, Movies, Horror, Sequels, Harley Quinn, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Poster, Tmnt, Ridley Scott, Alien, Margot Robbie, Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg, Jones, Cool Stuff

Cool Stuff: ‘The Goonies’ Poster Signed by Drew Struzan is a Real Treasure That Can Be Yours

The Goonies is one of those beloved movies from the 1980s that remains powered by nostalgia. The treasure-hunting adventure from director Richard Donner, writer Chris Columbus, and executive producer Steven Spielberg has stood the test of time, and the ensemble cast including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, and more have been endlessly asked about it for the past 35 years. Now, for the film’s 35th anniversary, you can celebrate The Goonies by getting your hands on the original poster. B...
Tags: Art, Movies, Steven Spielberg, Cool Stuff, Drew-Struzan, Richard Donner, Chris Columbus, Martha Plimpton, Action/Adventure, Bottleneck Gallery, Struzan, The-Goonies, Sean Astin Josh Brolin Corey Feldman

Good Movies as Old Books: 100 Films Reimagined as Vintage Book Covers

At one time paperback books were thought of as trash, a term that described their perceived artistic and cultural level, production value, and utter disposability. This changed in the mid-20th century, when certain paperback publishers (Doubleday Anchor, for example, who hired Edward Gorey to design their covers in the 1950s) made a push for respectability. It worked so well that the signature aesthetics they developed still, nearly a lifetime later, pique our interest more readily than those o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Design, Film, College, Wes Anderson, Ridley Scott, Philip K Dick, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Stephen Frears, Agatha Christie, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson

Billy Goldenberg, Composer For Stage, Screen, And TV, 84

You may not know you know his work, but you definitely do. A partial description: “Emmy-winning composer who worked with Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley, scored Steven Spielberg’s early work and wrote the theme music for more than a dozen television series.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Elvis Presley, Steven Spielberg, Billy Goldenberg, 08.14.20

Video Flashback: Steven Spielberg Honors Sally Field at the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center has released a flashback video of filmmaker Steven Spielberg honoringactress Sally Field at the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Kennedy Center, Kennedy Center Honors, Steven Spielberg, Sally Field, Stage Tube

Inside The Actors Studio Host James Lipton, 93

The show featured an A-list roster of Hollywood and Broadway royalty, including Paul Newman, Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams, Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg. In exchange for their appearance, Mr. Lipton provided a relatively safe space for sometimes guarded celebrities to reveal themselves more personally before a live audience. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Hollywood, People, Broadway, Steven Spielberg, Lipton, 03.02.20, Actors Studio Host James Lipton

Katharine McPhee Will Return to WAITRESS on Broadway for Final Weeks

The producers of the hit musical, Waitress, announced today that Katharine McPhee will lead the company as Jenna for the final weeks of the Broadway run. Katharine McPhee returns to Waitress, where she made her Broadway debut last year. She subsequently made her West End debut in March 2019, reprising the role of Jenna for the show's UK premiere. Since vaulting to fame as a captivating singer on aoeAmerican Idol,a Season 5, she's become a successful recording artist, landing numerous songs and a...
Tags: UK, Nbc, Theatre, Broadway, Cbs, Steven Spielberg, Bmg, Jenna, Marc Shaiman, Katharine McPhee, BWW News Desk, Scott Wittman Hairspray, Love Too Easilya

Steven Spielberg Doesn’t Hate Netflix. Really!

“Recent reporting about the now-rejected proposal to bar movies produced by and for streaming services from Oscar contention has tended to portray Spielberg as a reactionary arch-enemy of Netflix. But insiders say that just isn’t true — his company actually helps Netflix produce some of its programming — and have taken pains to let the New York Times know it.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, New York Times, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, 04.23.19

Cool Stuff: John Alvin’s Classic ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ Poster Can Be Yours

While Drew Struzan is probably the most recognized artist behind some of the most famous movie posters of all-time, the work of the late John Alvin is a close second. Alvin’s work graced the posters for movies like Blade Runner, Gremlins, The Goonies, Batman Returns, and Disney’s 1990s classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. Now arguably his most famous poster, created for Steven Spielberg‘s classic  E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, will be made available as a new ...
Tags: Art, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Alvin, John, Universal, Steven-Spielberg, Cool Stuff, Universal Pictures, Ish, Drew Struzan, Nerdist, Bottleneck Gallery, E.t. The Extra Terrestrial, John Alvin

It’s A Brave Choreographer Who’ll Replace Jerome Robbins’s Dances For ‘West Side Story’

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker is creating new steps for Ivo van Hove’s Broadway production in December, and Justin Peck is doing the same for Steven Spielberg’s movie version. But arriving before those is this spring’s new production at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, making Aletta Collins the first choreographer to replace Robbins’s work in a major professional staging. Says the director, Sarah Frankcom, “Robbins was saying something about where dance was at that time. The relationship between ...
Tags: Art, Dance, Manchester, Broadway, Steven Spielberg, Ivo van Hove, Royal Exchange, Robbins, Justin Peck, Jerome Robbins, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Aletta Collins, 04.10.19, Sarah Frankcom Robbins

Cool Stuff: Get New ‘Indiana Jones’ Trilogy Prints and Some Mondo ‘Jurassic Park’ Goodies

Thankfully, the non-existent war between Steven Spielberg and Netflix is over before it really began. That means we can get back to burning money by buying collectible art, enamel pins and t-shirts inspired by the legendary filmmaker’s movies. This week we have an entire slate of new prints from Karl Fitzgerald honoring the entire Indiana Jones trilogy. Plus, Mondo has a whole batch of new Jurassic Park goodies, including a new print by Matthew Woodsman, enamel pins by Scott C., and an awesome ...
Tags: Art, Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Gear, Sequels, Jurassic Park, Lucasfilm, Indiana-Jones, Steven Spielberg, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Scott C, Scott, Action/Adventure, Ark Indiana Jones

Behind Steven Spielberg’s Campaign To Exclude Netflix

The studio complaints about Netflix break down into a few simple categories. The first is that they spent way more money on Oscars marketing this year than anybody else—reported numbers range as high as $50 million, although even the more conservative $25 million would be five times what Universal spent for Green Book. And second, there’s the whole “they don’t run their films in theaters unless we make them” thing. – AV Club
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg Wants Streaming Movies Knocked Out Of Academy Contention

Sure, Netflix’s Roma won three Oscars – or maybe because the film won three Oscars – Spielberg is not OK with streaming films competing with theatrical releases. “Steven feels strongly about the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Roma, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Steven, 03.02.19

Cool Stuff: Luke Flowers’ ‘Raised by Rainbows’ Art Show Is Like a Pop Culture Coloring Book

Raised By Rainbows is a new art show by Luke Flowers at Gallery 1988 that takes some of your favorite movies and cartoons and gives them a makeover that would make your inner child smile with glee. With a series of prints that feel lifted from children’s books, you can watch characters from Star Wars, The Karate Kid, and Jim Henson play arcade games. Maybe you’d like an illustrated timeline of the first Back to the Future movie. Or perhaps you’d like to learn the alphabet from the Teenage Mutan...
Tags: Art, Movies, Muppets, Michael Jordan, Nba, Bill Murray, Tmnt, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Tron, Cool Stuff, Joey, Johnny B Goode, Jim-Henson, Looney Tunes, National Lampoon

Steven Spielberg Is Expanding His Shoah Foundation To Cover Genocides Beyond The Holocaust

“The Holocaust cannot stand alone. We decided to send our videographers into Rwanda to get testimony. From there we went to Cambodia, Armenia — we’re doing a critical study in the Central African Republic, Guatemala, the Nanjing massacre. Most recently, we’re doing testimony on the anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar and the current anti-Semitic violence in Europe. We’re expanding our scope to counter many forms of hate.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Europe, Media, Myanmar, Steven Spielberg, Issues, Rwanda, Nanjing, SJ, 12.18.18, Cambodia Armenia, Central African Republic Guatemala

Tony Kushner: 'Trump has a sinkhole instead of a soul'

He has spent his life dramatising America’s angels and demons. As his civil rights musical returns to Britain, the playwright reveals all about revamping West Side Story for Spielberg – and writing a play about Trump‘I hate watching my plays,” Tony Kushner says. “They’re all so long and they take for ever and the only one that’s not true of is Caroline. It’s two hours with intermission and I could listen to that music for ever.”Caroline is Caroline, Or Change, Kushner’s only musical. Written wit...
Tags: Politics, London, Musicals, Film, Race, Theatre, America, World news, US news, Culture, Britain, US politics, Stephen Sondheim, Stage, Manhattan, West End

Steven Spielberg Signs Up Lena Dunham To Write A Screenplay About A Syrian Refugee, And The Twitterverse Gets Angry

“@lenadunham constantly talks about representation as crucial to enrich storytelling. Yet, in practice, she has shown a disregard for actually elevating those voices. Now, she’s been signed on to write a Syrian refugee’s story? Hollywood, was no female Arab writer available?” That was one typical response to the news that Spielberg and director J.J. Abrams had hired Dunham to pen the script for their film version of A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss,...
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, Lena Dunham, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Dunham, J J Abrams, 10.30.18

‘Predator’, ‘The Lost Boys’, ‘Minority Report’, and More Art From Hero Complex Gallery’s NYCC 2018 Selection

Los Angeles-based Hero Complex Gallery, one of the nation’s best places to purchase pop culture art, recently completed a trip across the country to New York Comic Con to sell some exclusive art prints for movies like Minority Report, The Lost Boys, Stand By Me, Predator, and many more. Now that the convention is over, the gallery has made its full collection available to all online, and we’ve gathered a few of our favorite selections below. Hero Complex Gallery’s New York Comic Con 2018 Col...
Tags: Art, New York, Movies, Tim Burton, Los Angeles, Robert De Niro, Harry Potter, Harry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Batman, Tom Cruise, Ang Lee, Batman Returns, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Danny DeVito

Justin Peck Will Choreograph Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Remake

Peck, the New York City Ballet dancer and choreographer who won a Tony this year for his work on Carousel, will create the dances for the film, which will be directed by Steven Spielberg to a screenplay by Tony Kushner.
Tags: Art, Dance, Steven Spielberg, Tony, Peck, New York City Ballet, 09.28.18, Justin Peck Will Choreograph Spielberg

Cool Stuff: Mondo’s ‘Jaws’ Screen Prints Perfectly Recreate the Original Poster Painting

Back in 1975, Steven Spielberg‘s surprise hit Jaws became the first summer blockbuster. The movie was not only a certified hit that people couldn’t get enough of, but it’s the quintessential summer movie. It’s the reason everyone associates the words “jaws” with the lethal sharks of the sea. And some of the credit for the pop culture phenomenon goes to the art of Roger Kastel, which you’ll be able to get your hands on today. Mondo has announced that they are re-releasing the classic teaser post...
Tags: Art, Movies, Thriller, Poster, Steven Spielberg, Cool Stuff, Mondo, Jaws, Jason Edmiston, Newsweek, Roger Kastel, Chris Billheimer, Bruce Yan, Mondo Twitter

Steven Spielberg: TV Is Engangering The Movie Business

“I don’t believe that films that are given token qualifications, in a couple of theaters for less than a week, should qualify for Academy Award nominations,” he said. “Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV movie. If it’s a good show, you deserve an Emmy. But not an Oscar.”
Tags: Art, Media, Steven Spielberg, 03.25.18

Film News: Casting Call Issued for Steven Spielberg-Directed West Side Story Remake

Tony Kushner will write the screenplay for this new version.
Tags: Theatre, Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner

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