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Steven Spielberg Says He Won’t Direct Another Musical After ‘West Side Story’ at PGA Awards Breakfast

Ahead of tonight’s Producers Guild of America awards ceremony, the annual breakfast with the nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award at the Skirball Cultural Center.The theme of the panel, moderated by PGA president Lisa Fisher, was Steven Spielberg, nominated as one of the producers for his musical “West Side Story.”During the conversation, the two-time […]

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‘West Side Story’ Finds Its Rhythm on Location in New Jersey

Kristie Macosko Krieger, one of the producers for Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” says there was no way they could have pulled off shooting the 20th Century Studios remake without the aesthetic backdrop and financial incentives that the state of New Jersey provided. “We looked all around, and Paterson, N.J. gave a grit and an […]

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Tom Hanks Picks ‘Cloud Atlas’ as One of His Top 3 Tom Hanks Films: ‘Making It Was Magical’

“Cloud Atlas” got its start as an infamous box office flop and one of 2012’s most polarizing critical releases, but it has since garnered a passionate cult following and many fans consider it to be the Wachowski siblings’ unsung masterpiece. The sprawling science-fiction epic is based on David Mitchell’s 2004 novel of the same name […]

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The Impressive Story Of How Saving Private Ryan’s D-Day Sequence Was Shot

“Saving Private Ryan” earned Steven Spielberg his second Academy Award for best director, and deservedly so. It’s one of the greatest war movies of all time. Even those who weren’t enamored of the overall film back in 1998 had to concede that its depiction of the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy during World War II was […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Armstrong’ Doc Set for Release on 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

In today’s film news roundup, a Neil Armstrong documentary and “The Invisible Man” get release dates, “Forrest Gump” and “Saving Private Ryan” get re-released and Patrick Fugit gets cast.Release DatesGravitas Ventures has bought worldwide rights to the Neil Armstrong documentary “Armstrong” and will open the film on July 12 in theaters and on demand, Variety […]

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Evan Rachel Wood to Star in Hiroshima-Inspired ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’ (Exclusive)

Evan Rachel Wood will star alongside Jim Sturgess and Shinobu Terajima in “One Thousand Paper Cranes,” the story of Hiroshima survivor Sadako Sasaki and author Eleanor Coerr, who wrote the worldwide bestselling children’s book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.” Independent has boarded sales ahead of Cannes, where the project will be at the Marche. […]

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual CAS Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.”In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes Anderson’s […]

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Why The Post should win the 2018 best picture Oscar

Ahead of the Academy Awards, Jonathan Freedland celebrates Steven Spielberg’s timely tale of press freedomFor a man who is the world’s most successful film-maker, Steven Spielberg has a remarkably thin record at the Oscars. Of course, this points to the perennial Spielberg debate: is his accomplishment chiefly commercial, measured in box-office receipts, rather than artistic? […]

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