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MEL GIBSON To prepare for his role as Gen. Harold G. Moore in the Vietnam war flick "We Were Soldiers," Mel Gibson said he went through boot camp, read everything he could get his hands on and spent hours talking to the real Gen. Moore.
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OSCAR BALLOTS IN THE MAIL Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officials made the short trip from their headquarters to the post office in Beverly Hills on Wednesday to make sure that final ballots for the 74th Academy Awards were safely in the mai
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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A BIG SCORE FOR THE BIG GUY
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Robert Redford will receive honorary Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that Robert Redford will receive an honorary Academy Award at the Oscars ceremonies on March 24.

Arthur Hiller to receive Hersholt Award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that director Arthur Hiller will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 74th Aca

'Beautiful Mind' wins 4 Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- 'Beautiful Mind' wins 4 Golden Globes
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Early film, video art gets retrospective

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Whitney Museum has mounted the largest exhibition to date of early film and video installations that found their way into art galleries when the radical new
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Is Tinseltown ready for yet another movie and television awards show?
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Movie producers, writers, actors and directors -- like other mere mortals -- are transient, as are athletes, coaches, musicians, composers and authors.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 12, 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
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JOHN WILLIAMS
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ANIMAL RIGHTS
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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

THE 'HOTTEST' CARS
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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THE HARRY POTTER MOVIE
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HANKS TO BE HONORED BY AFI
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Alfred Hitchcock
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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. In 1956 he became an American citizen, while remaining a British subject.

Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognisable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximise anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or "MacGuffins" meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the extremely complex psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his cameo appearances in his own films, interviews, film trailers, and the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, he became a cultural icon.

Hitchcock directed more than fifty feature films in a career spanning six decades. Often regarded as the greatest British filmmaker, he came first in a 2007 poll of film critics in Britain's Daily Telegraph, which said: "Unquestionably the greatest filmmaker to emerge from these islands, Hitchcock did more than any director to shape modern cinema, which would be utterly different without him. His flair was for narrative, cruelly withholding crucial information (from his characters and from us) and engaging the emotions of the audience like no one else." The magazine MovieMaker has described him as the most influential filmmaker of all-time, and he is widely regarded as one of cinema's most significant artists.

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