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‘The Godfather’ Helped Invent the Blockbuster, Even Before ‘Jaws’ and ‘Star Wars’

In the March 29, 1972 issue of weekly Variety, Paramount ran a 10-page ad for “The Godfather.” This was two weeks after it opened at five Manhattan theaters (then unheard of for a top-tier release), and one week after adding around 290 more in nearly every state. The ad listed each theater, the gross to […]

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Olivia de Havilland, Oscar Winner and Last Surviving Star of ‘Gone with the Wind,’ Has Died at 104

Gone with the Wind and The Adventures of Robin Hood actress Olivia de Havilland was one of the few surviving stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age. But this weekend, the Oscar-winning legend left this world after spending over a century on it. Olivia de Havilland died peacefully in her sleep at home in Paris, France on […]

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11 Must-See Olivia de Havilland Movies That Aren’t ‘Gone With the Wind’

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland passed away Sunday at the age of 104. Immortalized for her work in “Gone With the Wind” and “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” many might have actually missed the features that showcased de Havilland’s true range and talents. That’s where this list comes in. In honor of the […]

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Olivia de Havilland, Oscar winner and star of ‘Gone With The Wind’, dies aged 104

Talent, awards, tempestuous relationship with sister Joan Fontaine, and legal wrangles with Warner Bros.Olivia de Havilland, the double Oscar winner and one of the last icons of Hollywood’s Golden Age who starred in Gone With The Wind, has died from natural causes at her home in Paris. She was 104.de Havilland lived in France for […]

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Olivia de Havilland Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘Gone With The Wind’ Actress Passes At 104

Olivia de Havilland, a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, has died. She was at home in Paris, France on Saturday when she died in her sleep at age 104.De Havilland rose to prominence in the 1930s in a series of swashbuckling adventure films with Errol Flynn, including Captain Blood and The […]

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Spike Lee: ‘Confederate Statues Need to Come the F— Down’

In an interview on a new episode of Luminary’s Black List Podcast, hosted by Black List co-founder Franklin Leonard and Black List community director Kate Hagen, Spike Lee voices his agreement with growing calls to remove statues and iconography commemorating the Confederate States of America.“F— that flag,” Lee said. “That flag, to me, [makes me […]

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Gone With the Wind and the damaging effect of Hollywood racism

The temporary removal of the Oscar-winning drama is renewing a conversation about the film industry’s murky past and its effect on society at largeThere is a scene in 1974’s underground blaxploitation-era film The Spook Who Sat by the Door where a group of black militants comically mock the ubiquity of Gone With the Wind-like imagery […]

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Film Score Pioneer Max Steiner Is Ripe for Rediscovery, with the Help of a New Biography

Composer Max Steiner, whose scores for “King Kong,” “Gone With the Wind” and “Casablanca” placed him in the movie-music pantheon, isn’t much discussed today. He seems to belong to that old-school, pre-synthesizer world of orchestral scoring from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.But as author Steven C. Smith points out in his engrossing new biography of […]

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Trump Mocks ‘Parasite’ Best Picture Win: ‘What the Hell Was That All About?’

President Donald Trump took aim at “Parasite’s” historic Oscar wins at a Colorado rally on Thursday.“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” he asked, prompting jeers from the crowd. “Did you see it?”“The winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about?” he went on. “We got enough problems […]

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