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The 50 Most Influential Directors of the Century

The 50 Most Influential Directors of the Century

In the theatre there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time- in the cinema, only one,” as quoted by Orson Welles, the prolific director of the most studied film of all time, Citizen Kane. Within the last century cinema has grown from pioneering silent films into orchestrated musicals, “spaghetti...

Sidney Lumet, American Director, Passes Away at Age 86

Sidney Lumet, American Director, Passes Away at Age 86

American director Sidney Lumet has passed away due to lymphoma at the age of 86. The well known director passed away on April 9, 2011, within his Manhattan apartment in New York City. Lumet's death was confirmed by a statement issued by his family. Lumet was a notable, award winning director...

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Director of 'Twilight: Eclipse' to Direct 'Wolverine' Sequel

According to sources, 20th Century Fox's upcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” sequel has a shortlist of directors down to two – “Twilight: Eclipse: director David Slade, and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” director Robert Schwentke.Both directors have been vetted and approved by the project's execs. It...

The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

Influential people come in all shapes and sizes in all generations throughout history. Such people can be grouped together by shared affiliations and backgrounds, for whatever purposes people are drawn to make lists. This list offers some interesting biographical tidbits about 50 people of Jewish...

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What Is a CFO?

A chief financial officer, or CFO, is a high ranking official in a corporation that is tasked with setting the direction for the corporation’s finances. Among the terms that are synonymous with a CFO are: treasurer, finance director or financial director. The CFO has a vital role to play, regardless...

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2011 Academy Awards Oscar Nominations

Here are the official 2011 Oscar nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards. BEST PICTURE127 HOURS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)INCEPTION (Warner Bros Pictures)THE FIGHTER (Relativity Media/Paramount Pictures)THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Focus Features)THE KING'S SPEECH...

Irvin Kershner, American Director, Passed Away

Irvin Kershner, American Director, Passed Away

Irvin Kershner, acclaimed American director, has passed away at the age of 87. Kershner was in Los Angeles, California, at the time of his death. Kershner's god-daughter Adriana Santini confirmed his death resulting from a long term illness to the AFP. Kershner directed the second Star Wars...

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Academy Awards 2010

The Academy Awards were held Sunday, March 7, 2010. The highlights of the show included many highlights. The awards show kicked off with a shocker: a red carpet arrest by police after a man clambered over a 7 foot fence and police took him to the ground and the suspense maintained as statues were...

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Tim Burton and 'Ed Wood' Writers Reunite for 'The Addams Family'

The iconic Hollywood director Tim Burton is reuniting with his scribes from his genius work and award-winning movie “Ed Wood” to create his own take of “The Addams Family,” Deadline reports.Addams Family will be based on the humorous, macabre drawings of Charles Addams, the cartoonist who created...

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Who Is Hayao Miyazaki?

Many great animations for children in Japan are made by a prominent and excellent director and animator named Hayao Miyazaki. His films were famous in Japan and are now gaining momentum across the globe with its English dubbed versions. He is the director and principal illustrator of many children...