Amy Dawes

Steven Spielberg

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Icons of the Century: Ocean swimming would never be the same after stunned movie-goers watched the shark attack in "Jaws" in the summer of 1975, and neither would the movie business. The film's $260…

Paul Newman

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Icons of the Century: At his best when countering his ridiculously good looks by playing rascally, insolent smart-asses, Newman gave the world the callous, womanizing cowhand of "Hud"; the…

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Jack Nicholson

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Icons of the Century: Whether poking his bandaged nose where it isn't welcome as Jake Gittes in "Chinatown," or ad-libbing his immortal "He-e-e-re's Johnny!" while axing through a door in "The…

Harry Houdini

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Icons of the Century: In tough times -- such as the early 1900s, when masses of unschooled immigrants struggled to get a foothold in America -- a man who excelled at thrilling, death-defying escapes…

Katharine Hepburn

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Icons of the Century: A revelation when she burst on to the Hollywood scene in 1932 with her inimitably patrician voice and impeccable bone structure, Katharine Hepburn personified the independent…

Bette Davis

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Icons of the Century: "Fasten your seatbelts; it's going to be a bumpy night," she declared as Margo Channing in "All About Eve." Moviegoers were happy to go along for the ride when this bug-eyed…

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Mind the gaps

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In the boomtown that is the current film festival scene, career opportunities are opening for those with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for pics.

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Circuit jammed

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The box office is slumping. DVD sales are slowing. But film festivals keep expanding and growing. In fact, many key fests are building their audiences by leaps and bounds, even as competition on the…

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