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Kent L. Wakeford, ‘Mean Streets’ Cinematographer, Dies at 92

Award-winning Cinematographer Kent L. Wakeford, best known for his work on Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets” and “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” has died at the age of 92.On Oct. 10, the director of photography died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Wasserman Campus. His film career began after a brief stint as a cameraman […]

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Martin Scorsese’s Body of Work Extends Far Beyond Male-Centric Mafia Movies

Actors sometimes complain about being typecast, but it’s a fact of life for anyone in entertainment. John Ford is usually labeled a director of Westerns, despite “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Mister Roberts.” David Lean is known for his epics, but he also directed “Brief Encounter” and “Summertime.” Vincente Minnelli? The director of musicals, overlooking […]

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‘Parasite’ as an HBO Miniseries? This Is Not Your Father’s Foreign-Film Crossover (Column)

There’s a time-honored tradition of turning celebrated movies into television series. A lot of them have ended up as sitcoms: “The Odd Couple,” “M*A*S*H,” “Alice” (spun out of Martin Scorsese’s 1974 landmark “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”). But not all of them. Did you know that “Casablanca” was turned into two different TV series, one […]

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