Tag Archives: Steve McQueen

Drinking wine in the sunshine with Patrick Swayze

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Patrick Swayze jumped menacingly from the corral fence to the dusty ground of his ranch in the flats next to the Angeles Forest in La Canada. “Steve McQueen said what?” he said. “There’s nothing tough … Continue reading

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Norman Jewison on film music and the ‘Thomas Crown Affair’

By Ray Bennett GHENT, BELGIUM: Canadian filmmaker Norman Jewison  was presented with the Joseph Plateau Award for lifetime achievement at the 38th Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. Jewison has had an outstanding career as director and producer of major Hollywood … Continue reading

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ tops British Indie Film Awards

  By Ray Bennett LONDON – Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” (pictured), a tale of a young boy from Mumbai who becomes a surprise success on “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire”, was named best film at the British Independent Film … Continue reading

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CANNES FILM REVIEW: Steve McQueen’s ‘Hunger’

By Ray Bennett CANNES – Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen brings the key tenets required to win Britain’s top honor for modern art to directing his first film, “Hunger,” and so it is trite, grim and feebly provocative. It tells … Continue reading

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