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From Elvis to Madonna, Here Are All the Musical Biopics in the Works

Movie musical biopics are a beloved Hollywood tradition and one that — unlike erotic thrillers — shows no signs of slowing down.Over the years we’ve seen Sissy Spacek win an Oscar as Loretta Lynn in “Coal MIner’s Daughter,” Jessica Lange earn a nomination as Patsy Cline in “Sweet Dreams,” and Reese Witherspoon win Best Supporting […]

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Michael Apted obituary

Eclectic director of documentaries and feature films, from Seven Up! to James BondMichael Apted, who has died aged 79, was a director who moved with ease between socially conscious documentaries and feature films with a special focus on female achievement.In the latter camp was Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), for which Sissy Spacek won the best […]

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‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Clerks, ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Added to National Film Registry

“Purple Rain,” “Clerks,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Amadeus,” “Sleeping Beauty,””Boys Don’t Cry” and “The Last Waltz” are among this year’s additions to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.The list also includes 1944’s “Gaslight,” starring Ingrid Bergman in an Oscar-winning performance; the 1955 film noir “The Phenix City Story,” based […]

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‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Amadeus,’ ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ ‘Clerks’ Enter National Film Registry

Purple Rain, Amadeus, She’s Gotta Have It and Clerks — this year’s biggest public vote-getter — plus seven films directed by women, including Boys Don’t Cry, are among the latest cinematic treasures chosen for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, it was announced Wednesday.The list of 25 films picked to be preserved for future […]

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Tom Rickman, Screenwriter on ‘Hooper’ and ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ Dies at 78

Tom Rickman, screenwriter of such films as the Burt Reynolds-starrer Hooper and the Oscar-winning Coal Miner’s Daughter, died Monday of cancer. He was 78.Friend and fellow screenwriter Nicholas Meyer confirmed the news Wednesday in a Facebook post, writing, “It is with an exceedingly heavy heart that I report the death of my dear friend and […]

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