Amy Dawes

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…

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…

Charlie Chaplin

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Icons of the Century: The immigrant comic genius who would make America laugh through the Great Depression, Charlie Chaplin arrived in Hollywood in 1914, at the right moment in history to ride an…

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…

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…

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Rocky Mountain high

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One of the few film fests that conjures nearly its entire audience from afar, Telluride -- situated in a tiny town in a box canyon in the Colorado Rockies -- must also must invest in theaters to…

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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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Stuart Beattie

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An L.A. cab driver whose life is stuck in neutral (Jamie Foxx) discovers that his passenger (Tom Cruise) is a hired assassin who intends to force him, at gunpoint, to drive him to each of of the five…

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Paul Haggis

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A grizzled trainer of prizefighters (Clint Eastwood) gains an unlikely title prospect in a tough, eager white female from the sticks (Hilary Swank), who develops a legendary knockout punch, launching…

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