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Every Which Way But Loose Was A Controversial Project For Clint Eastwood To Choose

Clint Eastwood is justifiably considered one of our greatest living directors. Over his nearly 70-year career, he has received 11 Academy Award nominations and won four times. His revisionist Western “Unforgiven” is widely hailed as the modern apotheosis of the genre. Few filmmakers have left a deeper impact on American cinema. Even fewer have opted to […]

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The Surprising Influence Taxi Driver Had On Unforgiven’s Script

Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” and Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” have both racked up numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations for Best Picture as well as spots on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest movies of all time. Beyond that, these two films would, on the surface, seem to be different genres and not have […]

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Paul Greengrass On “Getting To A Better Place” With ‘News Of The World’ [Interview]

Directors who have reached a certain stature always find a way to add a Western to their resume. Or, at least a Western of some ilk. Clint Eastwood (“Unforgiven”), Quentin Tarantino (“Django Unchained”), the Coen Brothers and, now, Paul Greengrass.Read More: ‘News Of The World’: An Old-Fashioned Western With A Contemporary Heart [Review]Reuniting with his […]

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Herb Stempel, Whistleblower Who Inspired Robert Redford Film ‘Quiz Show,’ Dies at 93

Herb Stempel, the federal whistleblower who exposed how the NBC game show “Twenty-One” was manipulated for ratings, died last month at the age of 93. His death was confirmed this weekend by Stempel’s stepdaughter to The New York Times.Stempel’s story was told in the Robert Redford film “Quiz Show,” which starred John Turturro as Stempel […]

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