As we have come to the close of another empowering Black History Month, once again we are hit squarely with a reminder that there are still some places and institutions where African Americans/blacks have yet to receive full recognition.
Mike Nichols, who died on Nov. 19 at age 83 in New York, might have gone down as one of the great directors in Hollywood history based upon his first two films alone.
Paramount has announced that it will become the first Hollywood studio to stop releasing movies on reels of old-fashioned film, a medium that's been around since the movie industry began some 120 years ago. Paramount's The Wolf of Wall Street is the first blockbuster to come out only in digital format.
Syd Field was one of the most famous names in Hollywood screenwriting - even though, by his own account, the only movie script of his ever produced was an obscure Argentine film, Los Banditos. "I never saw the film," he once explained. "But it was a pretty good script, as I remember."
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