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BAFTA says no to American movies for 2007

LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Highly praised American movies like "Letters from Iwo Jima" will not be considered for the 2007 awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

AFI picks top U.S. TV, films of 2006

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has released its list of the 10 best U.S. movies and television series of 2006.

AFI honors 'Letters from Iwo Jima'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood's "Letters from Iwo Jima" added to its growing list of honors Sunday when the American Film Institute named it one of the year's 10 best films.

'Letters from Iwo Jima' tops LAFCA awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Film Critics Association Sunday named "Letters from Iwo Jima" as its top film of 2006.

Board of Review names 'Iwo Jima' best pic

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review in New York Wednesday kicked off the 2006 movie awards season, naming Clint Eastwood's "Letters from Iwo Jima" best picture.

Early release for next Eastwood Iwo flick

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Clint Eastwood's "Letters from Iwo Jima" will be released in some U.S. cities earlier than scheduled, to qualify for this year's Academy Awards.

Oscar contenders get early start

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The move of the Academy Awards presentation to February has made sure that most weekends this fall are packed with at least one or two film debuts.

News photographer Joe Rosenthal dies

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Joe Rosenthal, the news photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for a shot of U.S. Marines raising a flag at Iwo Jima, has died at the age of 94.

Brooke Astor's care leads to family feud

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- The grandson of New York socialite Brooke Astor has gone to court to wrest custody of the 104-year-old philanthropist from his father. In court papers obtained by the New York Daily News, Philip Marshall claims that his father, Anthony Marshall, refuses t

Eastwood to receive Stanley Kubrick Award

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles has named actor-director Clint Eastwood as the recipient of the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award.

Cole deployed for first time since bombing

NORFOLK, Va., June 8 (UPI) -- The USS Cole left Virginia Thursday for the first time since a bomb ripped a hole in its side and killed 17 sailors, the U.S. Navy said.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 17, the 76th day of 2006 with 289 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2006 with 311 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2006 with 315 to follow.
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Eastwood to show both sides in WWII battle

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Actor/director Clint Eastwood is working on two films that will tell the story of the World War II battle of Iwo Jima from both sides. "Flags of Our Fathers," telling the U.S. perspective of the battle, and the tentatively titled "Lamps Before the Wind,"

Bush inspects Katrina recovery efforts

GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush flew to Gulfport, Miss., Tuesday for an update on progress in the coastal recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans draining faster than expected

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Engineers manning pumps in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans report the floodwaters are receding faster than they anticipated.

Katrina recovery chief wants unity

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The new U.S. chief of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, has called for unity among local, state and federal officials.

Massive morgues opened for Katrina dead

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Two massive warehouses in Louisiana and Mississippi have been established as the collection of Hurricane Katrina's dead goes into high gear.

Eastwood assembling cast for WWII epic

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Actor Paul Walker will help re-enact the emotional Iwo Jima U.S. flag raising in Clint Eastwood's World War II epic "Flags of Our Fathers."

Clint Eastwood casts Iwo Jima movie

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has selected Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford and Adam Beach to star in his next project, about the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima.

Mint issues coin honoring Marine Corps

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Mint has unveiled a new silver dollar honoring the Marine Corps' 230th anniversary.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 17, the 76th day of 2005 with 289 to follow. This is St. Patrick's Day.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2005 with 311 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2005 with 315 to follow.
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