Spielberg voted top director

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- Readers of Britain's Empire magazine have voted Steven Spielberg cinema's greatest director, above Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese.

Cable TV star helps wounded troops

BETHESDA, Md., May 13 (UPI) -- A popular cable television personality on the History Channel is visiting badly wounded U.S. troops, the American Forces Press Service said Friday.

Director Mendes to get lifetime award

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- British film director Sam Mendes will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Directors Guild of Great Britain, the BBC reported Thursday.

Showime plans Disney power struggle movie

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Showtime is planning a movie about the doomed relationship between Disney chief Michael Eisner and former colleague Mike Ovitz, Daily Variety said Friday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 26, the 208th day of 2004 with 158 to follow.
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Stanley Kubrick exhibit opens in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 1 (UPI) -- A German museum has opened a exhibit chronicling filmmaker Stanley Kubrick's five-decade career, including props from "Eyes Wide Shut" and "Dr. Strangelove."

Stiller: Not much I won't do for a laugh

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Ben Stiller admitted to reporters in Los Angeles recently there is little he won't do for a laugh.

'The Missing:' Ron Howard's horror-western

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Ron Howard's first film since winning the Best Director Oscar for "A Beautiful Mind" is the vastly different "The Missing." It's a highly fictionalized and stra

Big buck to preserve low-budget flicks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A half-century after George and Mike Kuchar were forced to take their low-budget movies underground, some big names are putting up the cash to preserve them.

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Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2003 with 158 to follow.
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"Northfork": Awesome -- and annoying

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- "Northfork" is the most spectacular looking $2 million movie in decades. One staggering image succeeds another in the Polish Brothers' precocious and precious v
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Feature: Thomas Gibson, good guy

LOS ANGELES, May 30 (UPI) -- Thomas Gibson sheds his "Dharma & Greg" nice guy image to pay a troubled police officer in the new TV movie "Evil Never Dies."
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Newcomer Rob Marshall wins DGA Award

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Rob Marshall won the Directors Guild of America's top feature film directing award in Los Angeles Saturday for "Chicago."

Feature: Oscar eyes on DGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America presents its 55th annual DGA Awards on Saturday, probably providing a strong clue as to who will win the Oscar for Best Director.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'The Pianist' wins top BAFTA prize

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- "The Pianist" was named best film and its director, Roman Polanski, won the David Lean Award for best direction at the 2003 BAFTA Awards.

BAFTA will honor producer Saul Zaentz

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Orange British Academy Film Awards will present producer Saul Zaentz with one of the highest honors in film, the Academy Fellowship, in London Sunday.

Hollywood Analysis: An Oscar for Scorsese?

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- One of the more compelling storylines of this year's Hollywood awards season is the question of whether Martin Scorsese will finally win an Oscar.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Directors Guild announces nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America announced feature film nominees Tuesday for its 55th Annual DGA awards, singling out three relative newcomers and two veterans.

What's happening in Hollywood

President Bartlet gets another term, two more years for 'The Simpsons,' and other stories about Hollywood.
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Book sums up crucial cultural century

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Yale University historian emeritus Peter Gay, author of a five-book study of Victorian culture, has followed up with a one-volume summary and expansion on the t

Video of the Week: 'We Were Soldiers'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- With war again on the horizon, Mel Gibson's gory but honorable Vietnam movie "We Were Soldiers" is a timely release on DVD ($29.99 list) this Tuesday. On VHS, i
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 26, the 207th day of 2002 with 158 to follow.
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