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  • Leonard Maltin
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    A Sound That Will Last Forever

    Film music buffs cite Jerry Goldsmith’s score for Chinatown as one of the all-time best, but relatively few people know who played the memorably moody trumpet lead. It was the same man you hear on the soundtrack of An American in Paris and countless other MGM musicals. Uan Rasey died last week at the age of 90, and I feel lucky that I got to interview him several years ago for my newsletter Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Apple's Tim Cook Unveils iPhone 4S, Fails To Live Up to Steve Jobs

    Yesterday at the "Let's Talk iPhone" conference, Apple changed things up. Rather than announcing the iPhone 5, they announced a phone that looks no different than their current model, and only distinguishes the new product with an S added after iPhone 4. However, while the iPhone 4S appears to be no different, its capabilities are innumerable (Apple numbered them at over 200).

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  • Peter Bogdanovich
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    Shock Corridor

    Shock Corridor

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  • Shadow and Act
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    2011 Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Lineup (Infiltrating Hollywood Makes The Cut)

    As the image above states, the festival runs from October 27 - 30, in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Coen Brothers Join TV Migration with Detective Comedy

    Everybody's going to TV. Even Joel and Ethan Coen have sold an hour-long private detective comedy to Fox, HarveKarbo. With Cedar Rapids writer Phil Johnston on the script, the brothers' single-camera show will trace the life of P.I. Harve Karbo and his noir-like investigations into the seedy underbelly of Hollywood high society. The Coens, along with Johnston, Imagine co-founder Brian Grazer and president Francie Calfo, will executive produce, reports Deadline.

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  • The Playlist
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    Lars Von Trier Will No Longer Speak To Press Or Do Interviews; Faces Charges Over Cannes Comments

    It wasn't that long ago that troublemaking director Lars Von Trier was poking fun at his Person Non Grata status bestowed upon him after his bungled comments in Cannes this spring. With a U.K. poster for "Melancholia" bearing an image of the director with a hilarious and fake official seal from Cannes in the top left corner, it seemed the director was putting the events on the Croisette behind him in good spirits. But it appears his saga is far from over as the director made a surprising announcement today.

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert Downey Jr. To Get Lawyerly As 'Perry Mason' In Big Screen Adaptation

    'Mr. Ed' Also Headed To The Multiplex, Of CourseSome actors use their newfound fame and clout to try and get more adventurous, ambitious stories movies made. And then there's Robert Downey Jr. If you had said in the late 1990s that the actor would become the star of two major tentpoles and one of the biggest actors in the world, you would have been laughed at. But the actor has not only rebounded, but been given the kind of second chance that pretty much never happens and he's not gonna screw it up with some indie flick. He's already done enough of those those. While he's got the "Sherlock Holmes" and "Iron Man" movies bringing home the bacon, he's now got another franchise ready vehicle lined up to keep the green stuff rolling in.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    YouTube Launches In Kenya; Promises Local Content From Local Content Producers

    ... And you know we'll be watching for content to share here on S&A. I already subscribed. More HERE.

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  • The Playlist
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    More New Pics From Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo'

    Even though it has been quite a while since the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" dropped this summer, it appears that with the movie coming next month, a new wave of marketing is unfolding. Just a couple of days ago, some new pics surfaced online centered on Ben Kingsley and Jude Law, and now courtesy of the latest issue of Empire, a few more snaps from the movie have been revealed.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Johnny Depp Inserts Foot in Mouth in Vanity Fair Interview

    Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor hauling in piles of cash to make crappy movies about being on a pirate ship in the caribbean and then making pretty unwatchable films based on Hunter S. Thompson books. I don't fault the guy for doing his passion projects because he has the clout to do pretty much whatever he wants.

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