Japanese filmmaker Hayato Sakuta is to take part in a five-day immersion program in Los Angeles after winning first prize at the Digital Hollywood University, a one-day educational event organized in…
Producer and former Columbia Pictures topper David Puttnam, who is prexy of the U.K. Film Distributors' Assn., has called on exhibs to ensure they do not sacrifice a "quality experience" for their…
Killer Films' Christine Vachon, the New York-based producer of multiple U.S. indie landmarks - Todd Haynes' "Safe," Larry Clark's "Kids" and Kimberly Peirce's "Boys Don't Cry" - will preside over the…
David Puttnam, prexy of the U.K. Film Distributors' Assn. and indie film producer of pics such as "The Killing Fields" and "Local Hero," will receive the 2011 Intl. Award at Blighty's RAAM kudofest…
Though no one seems to have stopped and asked if the world really needs it, this remake of the 1962 Gallic kidpic about warring tykes is a light, often charming transplant to Irish soil that's…
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Offering a romanticized view of heroism drawn from the Hollywood war epic, Memphis Belle is unashamedly commercial. Its moral fabric is thinner than that of other David Puttnam productions.
The Big Picture is a surprisingly genial, good-natured satire on contemporary Hollywood mores, one of the last pics made under the David Puttnam regime at Columbia.
Several members of the team that put together the highly successful That'll Be the Day  are associated with this much more elaborate and ambitious followup.