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Adam West Was Cast As A Conspiracy Theorist In Emperor’s New Groove, But Was Cut From The Final Film

“The Emperor’s New Groove” is a famously weird Disney movie that was almost even weirder. The delightfully offbeat David Spade comedy has endured several reassessments since its 2000 release, going from a notoriously troubled production (as documented by Vulture in that outlet’s great oral history) to a middling box office performer to an enduring cult […]

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Producer Janet Yang Was Just Elected President Of The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its new president today, and the honor goes to Emmy-winning producer Janet Yang. Yang was elected by the Oscar voting organization’s Board of Governors, and the exec behind movies like “The Joy Luck Club” and “Over the Moon” is the third woman and second person […]

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Late Cinematographers Michael Chapman and Allen Daviau Remembered at Camerimage Film Festival

Acclaimed cinematographers and ASC members Michael Chapman and Allen Daviau, who both died last year, were the focus of a legacy panel at EnergaCamerimage Film Festival on Monday, led by the likes of Lawrence Sher (“Joker”), Xavier Pérez Grobet (“Watchmen”), Amy Vincent (‘Footloose”) and Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”).Nominated for five Oscars for his work on “Bugsy,” […]

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Steven Spielberg Pays Tribute To ‘E.T.’ Cinematographer Allen Daviau, Who Died Of Covid-19

When someone who works in the industry dies, we usually focus on the actors, writers, and directors — after all, so does the Academy’s In Memoriam segment. One role we generally don’t focus on so much are the cinematographers, and we just lost one of the greats. Allen Daviau, the 5-time Academy Award nominee cinematographer […]

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Allen Daviau, Spielberg Cinematographer and Five-Time Oscar Nominee, Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 77

Allen Daviau, the five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer who worked for Steve Spielberg and Barry Levinson on films including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Empire of the Sun and Bugsy, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus. He was 77.His death was announced by the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, where he lived. Daviau is the […]

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Christian Bale’s Top 5 Performances So Far

We currently live in an age where the term “movie star” has become a bit outdated. Actors’ popularity has become eclipsed by franchise recognition or famous IP—Robert Downey Jr. is famous, sure, but audiences aren’t flocking to The Judge, they’re turning out for Marvel movies. However, while the traditional “movie star” moniker may be dying, […]

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