Updated 3:01 am PST, Monday, February 25, 2019 Spike Lee holds up brass knuckles reading "hate" and "love" from his iconic film "Do The Right Thing" as he arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) less Spike Lee holds up brass knuckles reading "hate" and "love" from his iconic film "Do The Right Thing" as he arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan ... more Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 55 Caption Close Image 1 of 55 Spike Lee holds up brass knuckles reading "hate" and "love" from his iconic film "Do The Right Thing" as he arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, … [Read more...] about The Latest: Rami Malek falls, but recovers, after Oscar win
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Tim Greiving, The Washington Post Published 11:13 am PST, Saturday, January 26, 2019 Michel Legrand, a French composer with more than 200 screen credits, notably the jazzy movie operas "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "The Young Girls of Rochefort," and whose tunefully romantic music for "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Summer of '42" and "Yentl" brought him Oscars, died Jan. 26 at 86. The death was announced on his website, but no other details were provided. As a teenage piano virtuoso in post-World War II Paris, Legrand irked his classical conservatory teachers when he turned his focus toward jazz. But his penchant for seductive tunes, informed by a classicist's knowledge of the orchestra, made him one of the best-known and most prolific composers of his generation. After a run of hitmaking jazz albums, including collaborations with trumpeter Miles Davis and saxophonist John Coltrane, Legrand drew international attention in 1964 with "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg." Director … [Read more...] about Michel Legrand, Oscar-winning composer of ‘Windmills of Your Mind,’ dies at 86
Jake Coyle, Ap Film Writer Updated 8:14 am PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 FILE - In this March 28, 1977 file photo, William Goldman accepts his Oscar at Academy Awards in Los Angeles, for screenplay from other medium for "All The President's Men." Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenplay writer of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” William Goldman died, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. He was 87. less FILE - In this March 28, 1977 file photo, William Goldman accepts his Oscar at Academy Awards in Los Angeles, for screenplay from other medium for "All The President's Men." Goldman, the Oscar-winning ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this March 28, 1977 file photo, William Goldman … [Read more...] about William Goldman, Oscar winner for ‘Butch Cassidy,’ has died
Matt Schudel, The Washington Post Published 5:20 pm PST, Thursday, November 8, 2018 Francis Lai, who won an Academy Award for his heart-tugging musical score of the blockbuster 1970 movie "Love Story" and who composed the music for more than 100 films, including the 1966 hit French film "A Man and a Woman," died Nov. 7 in Nice, France. He was 86. His death was announced by the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi. The cause was not disclosed. Lai (pronounced "Lay") began his musical career as an accordion player and as an accompanist to the renowned French chanteuse Edith Piaf. He was primarily a songwriter before being introduced to filmmaker Claude Lelouch, who invited Lai to compose a score for "A Man and a Woman" - and for another 35 films on which they worked together. At a time in the 1960s and early 1970s, when the Vietnam War, student unrest and rock music were upending global culture and film, Lai composed movie soundtracks that were unabashedly romantic and … [Read more...] about Francis Lai, Oscar-winning film composer of ‘charming seductiveness,’ dies at 86
Unlike most fields of work, which place a premium on formal education, the entertainment industry is full of rags-to-riches stories in which high school dropouts are propelled to the top of their game. The success of Al Pacino, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp and Demi Moore—none of whom graduated high school—prove that spending time in a classroom is not essential to being a great actor.But whether they’re hedging their bets in case their career doesn't work out, or if they want the benefits of formal education, there are a number of high flying actors, directors and musicians who choose to attend college—and really good ones at that."I don't care if [college] ruins my career," Natalie Portman famously said in 2002 during her stint at Harvard University, where she studied psychology. "I'd rather be smart than a movie star." It’s rare that studying for a Harvard degree would do anything but enhance a career, but Portman had a point. She had already established … [Read more...] about Which Surprising Celebrities are Alumni of America’s Top Universities?