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Sydney Pollack: Articles


Robert Mitchum Movies: 'The Yakuza' Surprising Casting, 'Ryan's Daughter' Cast Against Type

Robert Mitchum ca. late 1940s. Robert Mitchum movies 'The Yakuza,' 'Ryan's Daughter' on TCM Today, Aug. 12, '15, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series is highlighting the career of Robert Mitchum. Two of the films being shown this evening are The Yakuza and Ryan's Daughter. The former is […]


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Robert Mitchum Movies: 'The Yakuza' Surprising Casting, 'Ryan's Daughter' Cast Against Type



Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 One of Biggest Artistic Misfires of the Decade

Robert Redford in 'The Great Gatsby' 1974. Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 misfire and 'The Way We Were' 1973 box office hit on TCM Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month Robert Redford returns this evening (Jan. 20, '15), with three more films: two Sydney Pollack-directed efforts, Out of […]


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Robert Redford: 'The Great Gatsby' 1974 One of Biggest Artistic Misfires of the Decade



Robert Redford Movies: Two of the Biggest Blockbusters Ever and War Hero or Serial Killer?

Robert Redford in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.' Robert Redford movies: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' 'The Sting' and honorable war hero or psycho serial killer? They don't make movie stars like they used to, back in the days of Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Harry Cohn. […]


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Robert Redford Movies: Two of the Biggest Blockbusters Ever and War Hero or Serial Killer?



Sydney Pollack & Jane Powell, Norma Talmadge & Alan J. Pakula: Academy Library Acquisitions

James L. Brooks, among whose films are Terms of Endearment (1983), Broadcast News (1987), and As Good as It Gets (1997) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library celebrated the acquisition of 12 unique collections on Wednesday, May 19. Among the collections are the Joseph L. […]


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Sydney Pollack & Jane Powell, Norma Talmadge & Alan J. Pakula: Academy Library Acquisitions



Richard Attenborough Award Winners + Oscar Shorts Screenings

2009 WGA Award motion picture nominations: January 7, 2009 2009 WGA Award winners: February 7, 2009 MOTION PICTURES ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Burn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus Features Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus Features Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein Company […]


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Richard Attenborough Award Winners + Oscar Shorts Screenings



Sydney Pollack: Oscar-Winning Director Dies

Sydney Pollack, the director of several critical and box office successes of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, died of cancer earlier today in the Los Angeles suburb of Pacific Palisades. He was 73. Pollack began his show business career on the stage and later moved on to television, where he […]


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Sydney Pollack: Oscar-Winning Director Dies



'Tootsie': Dustin Hoffman Showcase Screening

Sydney Pollack's 1982 Best Picture nominee Tootsie, one of the funniest comedies of the 1980s, is the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series. The comedy about an unemployed actor who goes to gender-bending lengths to land a role, will screen […]


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'Tootsie': Dustin Hoffman Showcase Screening