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Mike Fenton, Famed Casting Director on ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘E.T.’ and Many Other Movies, Dies at 85

Mike Fenton, the legendary casting director who worked on the “Back to the Future” franchise, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and scores of other classic movies and TV shows, has died. He was 85.Fenton co-founded what is now known as Casting Society of America in 1982. He was a prominent casting director […]

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Francis Ford Coppola Feels Sad That George Lucas’ Career Became Eclipsed By ‘Star Wars’

George Lucas was once a very promising young filmmaker working under the wing of his mentor Francis Ford Coppola in the heyday of New Hollywood, so it’s a bit depressing seeing his legacy get eclipsed by “Star Wars.” Between “American Graffiti” and “Thx 1138” audiences were robbed of more distinct films by Lucas, and Ford […]

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David Lynch, Breitbart and Star Wars: Episode IX—The Last Skywalker

I was reading Room to Dream, David Lynch’s memoir-of-sorts, on the way to Star Wars: Episode IX—The Last Skywalker. For Lynch, writes his biographer/interlocuter Kristine McKenna, “The 1950s have never really gone away […] classic rock ‘n’ roll; diner waitresses wearing cute little caps; girls in bobby sox and saddle shoes, sweaters and pleated plaid […]

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