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This Actor Played Five Separate Roles In The Wizard Of Oz

Because of the popularity of 1939's "The Wizard of Oz," a movie that was notoriously dangerous to film, modern audiences have a great deal of information about its production. Many books have been written about "The Wizard of Oz." I recommend "The Making of The Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power" (1977) by Aljean Harmetz for a good historical view of film production in 1939. But even for those of us who have seen the film dozens if not hundreds of times, there may be details, lyrics, nua...
Tags: Movies, West, Kansas, Rooney, Dorothy, Florence, Eddie Murphy, Morgan, Emerald City, Fleming, Zeke, Frank Morgan, Frank Baum, Mickey Rooney, Victor Fleming, Jack Haley

Name in the news: Puck

One of the newest media outlets in the US has a very old name: Puck. The digital publication, which launched in September, is owned and operated by a group of veteran New York journalists (Julia Ioffe, Barathunde Thurston, Joe Kelly, Matt Belloni, and others) and promotes itself as “a new media company dedicated to the power corridors of our culture: Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood” and as “a platform for smart, engaging (and, yes, occasionally dishy) journalism.” Its ...
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Name in the news: Puck

One of the newest media outlets in the US has a very old name: Puck. The digital publication, which launched in September, is owned and operated by a group of veteran New York journalists (Julia Ioffe, Barathunde Thurston, Joe Kelly, Matt Belloni, and others) and promotes itself as “a new media company dedicated to the power corridors of our culture: Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood” and as “a platform for smart, engaging (and, yes, occasionally dishy) journalism.” Its ...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Hollywood, Media, Washington, US, Journalism, Bloomberg, Architecture, Austria, Magazines, Linguistics, Shakespeare, St Louis, Jared, Chris Holmes

Breakfast at Tiffany’s at 60: the sharp romcom that grows darker with age

Audrey Hepburn’s star-making turn as Holly Golightly remains as luminous as ever in Blake Edwards’ sweetened yet still bittersweet adaptation of Truman Capote’s novelBreakfast at Tiffany’s was a sacred film in my household growing up. My mother’s VHS tape, fuzzily recorded off TV, was plastered in “do not tape over” warning labels, a defence I might have to explain to someone born 10 years later than I was. The opening credits on this worn copy were briefly disrupted with footage from the 1988 W...
Tags: Books, Comedy, Film, Fiction, Culture, Manhattan, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote, Julie Andrews, Holly, Tiffany, Mary Poppins, Blake Edwards, Moon River, Holly Golightly

Michael Constantine, Windex-wielding dad in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ dies at 94

Michael Constantine, an Emmy-winning character actor known as the genially dyspeptic school principal on the popular TV series “Room 222” and, 30 years later, as the genially dyspeptic patriarch in the hit film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” died Aug. 31 at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was 94. His death was from natural causes, said his agent, Julia Buchwald. Constantine, who began his career on the Broadway stage, was endowed with fierce eyebrows, a personal warmth that belied his perenni...
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Mickey Rooney is having a bad day shooting this promo spot for "Mickey" show (1964)

Someone had the foresight to save this nearly 60-year-old clip of Mickey Rooney shooting a promo for his TV show. Rooney is an old pro, and seems to get along well with the crew. It's simply an interesting peek at how the sausage gets made. — Read the rest
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‘The Capote Tapes’ Trailer: The Prayer of That Acclaimed Truman Capote Documentary Is Finally Answered

Truman Capote lived a life less ordinary. The author of Breakfast at Tiffany‘s and In Cold Blood is now the subject of a documentary, The Capote Tapes. It’s a film about the novelist’s unfinished roman-à-clef, Answered Prayers, and it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival back in 2019. The Capote Tapes currently sits at 95% on the Tomatometer and it’s been a long road to its theatrical release. But it’s finally coming on September 10, 2021, and now you can see the first trailer for...
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The Daily Stream: ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (1977) is a Fascinating and Surprisingly Mean Disney Oddity

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: Pete’s Dragon (1977) Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: It’s a Disney movie about an abused boy with a not-so-imaginary dragon friend being chased by a family of cruel hillbillies who want to make him their personal slave. If that doesn’t sell you on giving this one a shot, nothing will. Why It’s Essent...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Vietnam, New England, Elliott, Pete, Shelley Winters, HELEN REDDY, The Black Cauldron, Roger Rabbit, Mickey Rooney, Jim Dale, The Black Hole, Sean Marshall, Hoagie

Interview: Jimmy Wong on Netflix’s Wish Dragon & Asian Representation

(Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images) Sony Pictures Animation’s Wish Dragon releases on Netflix this Friday, June 11. The animated Chinese adventure stars Jimmy Wong as Din, “a working-class college student with big dreams but small means.” After he finds a magical dragon (played by John Cho) that can grant wishes, he goes on an adventure through Shanghai as he looks to reconnect with his childhood friend Lina. Ahead of the film’s release, ComingSoon Editor-in-Chief Tyler Treese spo...
Tags: Family, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Interview, La, China, America, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Shanghai, Streaming, John, States, Voice, John Cho

The 24 actors who have gotten the most Oscar nominations without winning one

Glenn Close in "The Wife." Sony Pictures Classics The Oscars have repeatedly nominated and neglected numerous actors. Glenn Close, who has never won, is nominated for the eighth time this year for "Hillbilly Elegy." Here are 24 actors, including Close, who have been nominated at least four times without winning. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Each year, deserving performances lose out in the Oscars' best acting categories. But there are a handful of great actor...
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New ‘Reframed’ Series at Turner Classic Movies Will Provide Cultural Context for Problematic Older Films

As society has progressed over time, cultural touchstones from the past have become outdated and in some cases problematic. That can make revisiting classic films a little troublesome. How can we revisit, revere and respect classic movies that have such blatantly racist characters and outdated depictions of our culture? Turner Classic Movies may have the answer. The cable network known for keeping the love for classic films alive is kicking off a new series tonight called Reframed: Classic Film...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, University Of Chicago, The Searchers, Stagecoach, Rope, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Los Angeles Times, Psycho, Tcm, John Ridley, Stewart, Burbank, Tiffany, Ridley, Fred Astaire

The 15 Best ‘Animaniacs’ Songs, Ranked from Great to Greatest

This week marks the return of yet another 90s-era show, another piece of nostalgia revived for the hopeful adoration of fans around the world. This one’s a revival for audiences of all ages: it’s Animaniacs , the ultra-zany weekday cartoon that introduced viewers to the Warner Brothers (and the Warner sister), an exceptionally brilliant mouse with plans for world domination, a trio of wise-talking pigeons, and more. The new show is something of a mixed bag (to this writer), with a longer le...
Tags: Television, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Disney, America, Turkey, Features, Harry Belafonte, Animation, Warner, Dustin Hoffman, Pluto, Steven Spielberg, Belafonte, Warner Brothers, United States of America

June 23 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW June 23 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s June 23 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Corpus Christi 2020 Academy Award Nominee for Best International Feature Film. After years in juvenile prison, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a small village to work as a manual...
Tags: TV, Movies, Colorado, South Park, Horror, Digital, Chicago, TV News, Streaming, Kevin Bacon, Tokyo, Jack, Blu-ray, Dvd, Ben Mendelsohn, Judy Garland

The Criterion Channel Announces One-Year Anniversary Lineup

The Criterion Channel announces one-year anniversary lineup To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of The Criterion Channel, the network has unveiled its lineup of programming set to debut in April, which will include the 1978 animated adaptation of the Richard Adams novel Watership Down and an expansion of the Columbia Noir collection from the channel’s original launch! RELATED: Showtime Offering Free 30-Day Trial For New Users Wednesday, April 1  Toshiro Mifune Turns 100 Fea...
Tags: Extras, Movies, Movie News, Streaming, The Criterion Channel

Watch Klaus Nomi Debut His New Wave Vaudeville Show: The Birth of the Opera-Singing Space Alien (1978)

Given the history New York’s East Village as the first foreign language neighborhood in the country—after waves of European immigrants arrived—perhaps it’s only natural that Klaus Nomi, opera-singing German performance artist who made a name for himself in the punk clubs of the late 70s, would find a home there. By his time, the tenements had given way to other demographic waves: including Beatniks, writers, actors, Warholian Factory superstars, and punk and New Wave scenesters, whom Dan...
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William Saroyan Square in Tujunga to be dedicated Saturday to Armenian-American author

TUJUNGA — The intersection of Commerce Avenue and Valmont Street in Tujunga will be dedicated Saturday as William Saroyan Square, honoring the prolific Armenian-American writer of plays, short stories and novels. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, who authored the motion to designate the intersection in Saroyan’s honor, and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore are set to speak at the 4 p.m. ceremony at the intersection, which coincides with the fourth annual Sunland-Tuju...
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Now Stream This: ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘The Sisters Brothers’, ‘The Hateful Eight: Extended Version’, ‘Detour’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) The time has come again to round up the bet movies streaming right now. We have a new platform in our midst, too! The Criterion Channel recently launched, and it does not disappoint. While I’ll alway pine for FilmStruck, I’m happy to have this alternative. So read on to see some great movies streaming on the Criterion Channel, Netflix, and more. Th...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, New York, Movies, Romance, Drama, California, Horror, Western, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Adaptation, Rooney, Ivy League, Richard Curtis

Brandi Chastain Totally Agrees Her Hall Of Fame Plaque Looks Nothing Likes Her

Was it supposed to be Gary Busey or Mickey Rooney?
Tags: News, Brandi Chastain, Gary Busey, Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney gets plaque for his career playing women's soccer

Or maybe Gary Busey. That's supposed to be Brandi Chastain, recently inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Here's a side-by-side to see who this resembles more: (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Funny, Oops, Sports, Brandi Chastain, Sculpture, Gary Busey, Mickey Rooney, Bay Area Sports Hall

‘Little Rascals’ kid tap dances at 94, stays ‘forever young’

With a crowd cheering “lower,” Sid Hallburn, in black tap shoes, white trousers and a red jacket, dips down – and down. At first, I’m impressed, then I’m amazed. But as Hallburn squats ever closer to concrete, I worry we may soon witness Hallburn’s last moment alive. With white hair slicked back, ruddy cheeks and a passion for putting smiles on faces, Hallburn is 94 years old. Sid Hallburn tap dances as the Forever Young- America’s Oldest Act of Professional Entertainers, perform at St. Wilf...
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The Best 90s Cartoons

The Best 90s Cartoons With the Netflix ReBoot reboot now available, there’s no shortage of cartoons getting a makeover for new generations. Even though the technology of the time has dated ReBoot, it is still one of the best, most original, and re-watchable action/adventure cartoons ever made. It bears another viewing. Started in 1994, the original ReBoot concerned a group of binomes in the world of Mainframe. Guardian Bob and his allies, Dot Matrix and Enzo, protected Mainframe from the evil...
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Is ‘Isle of Dogs’ Cultural Appropriation or Homage?

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: a writer grapples with her love of Wes Anderson and the question of Isle of Dogs‘ cultural appropriation.) “I wish somebody spoke his language.” Those droll words uttered by one of Isle of Dogs’ many English-speaking dogs, Duke (Jeff Goldblum), in response to Atari Kobayashi’s (Koyu Rankin) impassioned Japanese ramblings, get to the heart of what makes Wes And...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Features, Fox, Yoko Ono, Animation, Wes-Anderson, Bill Murray, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Hayao Miyazaki, Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Long Duk Dong

Comedy Crime 'Pulp' Is a Woozy, Disorienting Movie

Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994) wasn't the first movie to be named after pulp fiction. That distinction belongs to writer-director Mike Hodges' Pulp (1972), a movie he made right after the British gangster picture Get Carter (1971) with that film's main collaborators: star Michael Caine and producer Michael Klinger. They were "the three Michaels", as somebody calls them in an extra, having founded a company together for this purpose. The t...
Tags: Music, Comedy, Hollywood, Crime, Drama, Italy, Michael Caine, Quentin Tarantino, King, Humphrey Bogart, Malta, Robert Altman, John Huston, Carter, Michaels, Neil Simon

Photos: Remembering Debbie Reynolds on 1st anniversary of her death

Debbie Reynolds, who lit up the screen in “Singin’ in the Rain’ and other Hollywood classics despite a tumultuous life, died on December 28. 2016, a day after losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was 84. Reynolds enjoyed the heights of show business success and endured the depths of personal tragedy. She lost one husband to Elizabeth Taylor and two other husbands plundered her for millions. Fisher, who found lasting fame as Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” died on December 27, 2016. Fil...
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Every Single Christmas Horror Movie Ranked From “Lump of Coal” to “Turbo Man”

Here’s an insider tip for any aspiring entertainment journalists who might be reading this beastly feature: when pitching an idea to your editor, always know the workload before presenting your case. Like, for example, if you agree to rank every Christmas horror movie (possible), don’t cockily scoff a “I’ve seen a bunch already, how many can there actually be?” Because there’s probably eighty-flippin-eight, at most thirty of which you’ve digested fully. That’s not even counting on-the-cusp argu...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, Features, Philippines, Santa Claus, Santa, Imdb, Krampus, Robert Rodriguez, Jersey, Elf, Nixon, Perkins, Conway, Ken

December 19 Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Releases

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s is off the menu for me because of its racial stereotyping | Letters

Electric lorries | Mickey Rooney as Mr Yunioshi | Uber benchmark | Pre-latte days | Mispronouncing Italian | Theresa May’s church visitsDespite what Elon Musk says (Keep on trucking: a swipe at rail as Tesla unveils electric lorry, 18 November), there is still a crucial role for rail freight in transporting long-distance consumer and bulk traffic in a safer low-carbon way that reduces road congestion and road damage. Also, 136 lorry platoons already exist and are called freight trains. So, durin...
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All 368 Songs From Disney Animated Films Ranked [Part One]

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises. In this edition: the first in a series ranking all 368 songs featured in Disney animated films.) Let’s get the obvious out of the way: I am clearly insane. Why else would I feel compelled to rank every song from every animated feature from the Walt Disney Company? So yes, this list will f...
Tags: UK, Movies, Disney, Cars, America, Features, Fox, Animation, Rooney, Walt Disney Company, Miley Cyrus, Mars, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Tim McGraw, Skrillex

The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) Chantal Akerman Three Key Films: La Chambre (1970), News from Home (1971), Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) Underrated : Je Tu Il Elle (1972) Unforgettable : Jeanne finds herself alone in her apartment with no chores to do, so she sits and sits and sits and stares, and we sit and sit and sit and stare...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Music, New York, Hollywood, London, Jack Nicholson, China, New York City, America, Spain, Rome, Long, Groucho Marx, Frogs

/Answers: Movies That Actually Should Be Remade

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the release of Flatliners, this week’s edition asks “What movie, good or bad, classic or not, do you think actually needs to be remade?” Hoai-Tran Bui: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn’s iconic little black dress and tiara grace the wall of every girl’s college dorm room, and the memory of her lilting voice singing “Moon River” are burned in our memories. But it’s difficult to rewatch Bre...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Kate Winslet, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Doom, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Truman Capote, Cate Blanchett, Answers, PAUL, Tony, Holly, Tiffany