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European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Sets Best Director Record + Annie Awards Bypass Blockbusters

Michael Haneke at the 2012 European Film Awards. The story of an elderly couple facing illness and death, the German-French-Austrian co-production Amour was the top winner at this year's European Film Awards, collecting trophies in the following categories: Best European Film, Best European Director, Best European Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant), and […]


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European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Sets Best Director Record + Annie Awards Bypass Blockbusters



Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider: LAST TANGO IN PARIS Butter Sex Scene Offensively Ridiculous

Maria Schneider Schneider vs. Bernardo Bertolucci vs. Marlon Brando: Last Tango in Paris Blame Game After Marlon Brando died in 2004, Maria Schneider watched Last Tango in Paris once again and found it “kitsch.” Watching the infamous butter sex/rape scene below, one can see why. The “thrusting, jabbing eroticism” that […]


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Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider: LAST TANGO IN PARIS Butter Sex Scene Offensively Ridiculous



Maria Schneider: Controversial 'Last Tango in Paris' Actress Dies

Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris. The scandalous film was reviled by Lucille Ball, admired by Robert Altman, and reinterpreted by Ingmar Bergman Maria Schneider, best known for her sex scenes with Marlon Brando in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris (1972), died of cancer […]


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Maria Schneider: Controversial 'Last Tango in Paris' Actress Dies



Jill Clayburgh: Outstanding 'An Unmarried Woman' Actress Has Died

Jill Clayburgh in An Unmarried Woman (top) & La Luna (bottom) In my very personal view, the worst thing about 1980s American moviemaking isn't the enormous success of adolescent trash like Return of the Jedi, Beverly Hills Cop, and Top Gun, but the near-disappearance of Jill Clayburgh from the scene. […]


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Jill Clayburgh: Outstanding 'An Unmarried Woman' Actress Has Died



Peter O'Toole Movies: 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'The Last Emperor'

Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif in David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia Peter O'Toole on Turner Classic Movies on Saturday, Aug. 28., '10, TCM's “Summer Under the Stars” series has only four more days to go. (See TCM's Peter O'Toole movie schedule further below.) O'Toole isn't one of my favorite actors – […]


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Peter O'Toole Movies: 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'The Last Emperor'



Penélope Cruz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gael García Bernal Sign Roman Polanski Petition

Actor Gael García Bernal, Academy Award-winning actress Penélope Cruz, veteran director Mario Monicelli, veteran screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr, and Academy Award-winning filmmakers Bernardo Bertolucci and Ethan Coen are a few of the latest additions to the list of signatories demanding freedom for filmmaker Roman Polanski, currently being held by Swiss […]


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Penélope Cruz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gael García Bernal Sign Roman Polanski Petition