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The Man Who Would Be Caine [Be Reel Podcast]

Decades before he carried Batman’s breakfast, grunted “bah-humbug” at the Muppets, and launched a thousand mediocre Cockney impersonations, Michael Caine mostly played transgressors.Listen: Kasi Lemmons: The Power of Myth, History, And Black Love [Be Reel Podcast]In films like “Alfie” (1966), “The Italian Job” (1969), “Get Carter” (1971), and “The Man Who Would Be King” (1975), […]

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Spy Who Loved Me director Lewis Gilbert dies aged 97

Filmmaker whose career spanned eight decades was best known for directing three Bond films and making a star of Michael Caine in AlfieObituary: a true professional who shunned the limelightLewis Gilbert, the British director of a string of celebrated films including the 1965 Michael Caine hit Alfie and The Spy Who Loved Me, arguably the […]

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Lewis Gilbert, Director of ‘Alfie’ and Three James Bond Films, Dies at 97

Prolific British director Lewis Gilbert, whose credits include “Alfie” and three James Bond films, has died. He was 97.“It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend Lewis Gilbert,” Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement on Tuesday. “Lewis was a true gentleman. He […]

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Lewis Gilbert, Director of James Bond Hits ‘Moonraker’ and ‘You Only Live Twice,’ Dies at 97

Lewis Gilbert, the Oscar-nominated British filmmaker whose credits include “Alfie” and three James Bond titles, died on Feb. 23, according to multiple media reports. He was 97. Gilbert’s Bond titles include “You Only Live Twice,” “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker.” “Alfie” won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966 and […]

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