Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘Life of Pi’ tops World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GENT, Belgium – Canadian composer Mychael Danna was named best film composer of the year and won the best original film score award for “Life of Pi” at the World Soundtrack Awards.

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Re-mastered James Dean movies due on Blu-ray Disc

By Ray Bennett Warner Home Video said it will release all three of James Dean’s movies re-mastered for Blu-ray Disc in an “Ultimate Collector’s Edition” on Oct. 28. “East of Eden” (pictured with the late Julie Harris), “Rebel Without a … Continue reading

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Conversation with Nicolas Roeg set for Oct. 24 at the Idler

By Ray Bennett Think of Rome and Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” comes immediately to mind. Think of Vienna, it’s Carol Reed’s “The Third Man”. In Venice, it’s Nicolas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now”.

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When Tom Clancy told me he was going mad

Tom Clancy, who has died aged 66, made a huge impact with his first novels in the 1980s – “The Hunt For Red October”, “Patriot Games” and “Clear and Present Danger” (pictured), which in turn became major motion pictures. In … Continue reading

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British wave the flag at TIFF

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – The Toronto International Film Festival last month sometimes seemed more like the London International Film Festival with a steady parade of British films and filmmakers. TIFF screened 288 feature films including 56 red carpet premieres … Continue reading

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