Last summer, German film director Roland Emmerich toured a number of sites around Pearl Harbor as he prepared to remake the action epic “Midway” about the 1942 battle that turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific against the Japanese. NAVY PHOTO Smoke billows from the USS Yorktown after a Japanese bomber hit the aircraft carrier in the Battle of Midway near Midway Island in June 1942. Inset, actor Woody Harrelson reportedly will play Adm. Chester Nimitz, top, in the action epic.NAVY PHOTO In May 1942, intelligence experts at the Combat Intelligence Unit at Pearl Harbor, known as Station HYPO, intercepted hundreds of Japanese messages per day and deciphered about 25 percent of their contents. The messages provided information warning of an impending attack on Midway Island and enabling a U.S. ambush of the Japanese strike group. The Battle of Midway, fought June 4-7, 1942, was widely considered the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Last … [Read more...] about $100M ‘Midway’ movie remake set to film on Oahu next month
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Steven Zeitchik, The Washington Post Published 10:39 am PDT, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Photo: Sanja Bucko, Warner Bros. Pictures Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Constance Wu as Rachel and Henry Golding as Nick in "Crazy Rich Asians." Constance Wu as Rachel and Henry Golding as Nick in "Crazy Rich Asians." Photo: Sanja Bucko, Warner Bros. Pictures How the boutique company behind 'Crazy Rich Asians' is pioneering a new model 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A decade ago, a movie producer named John Penotti was feeling low. He had just nearly lost his shirt on a series of independent productions, which he made during flush times only to find the 2008 financial crisis had claimed many of the distributors who would buy them. Casting about for a new model, he decided to investigate the Asia market. There was only one … [Read more...] about How the boutique company behind ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is pioneering a new model
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Movies Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMargalit Fox July 20, 2018 Shinobu Hashimoto, a screenwriter whose first film, “Rashomon,” became a touchstone of world cinema, and who went on to collaborate with its director, Akira Kurosawa, on celebrated pictures like “Ikiru” and “Seven Samurai,” died on Thursday at his home in Tokyo. He was 100. His death was confirmed by Tomo Tran of Vertical Inc., the United States publisher of his memoir, “Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I.” Mr. Hashimoto, who had previously worked as an accountant, was the last living member of the cadre of screenwriters around Kurosawa (1910-98). Because Kurosawa liked his screenplays to be written collaboratively, all of Mr. Hashimoto’s work for him was done with others, including Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima and Kurosawa … [Read more...] about Shinobu Hashimoto, Writer of Kurosawa Films, Is Dead at 100
It was a big night for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which won five awards - including best film and best original screenplay as well as best actress for its star Frances McDormand. In many ways its story - a strong woman standing up for injustice - was just what Hollywood needed. Many stars wore black to the awards ceremony as part of the ongoing campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in the film industry. As expected, Gary Oldman won the best actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, setting him up as the clear favourite to win an Oscar. Underperformer of the night was The Shape of Water, which was expected to sweep the night by some critics. It was nominated for 12 awards but only came away with three. The winners: Best Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Director: Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water) Leading Actor: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) Leading Actress: Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside … [Read more...] about Bafta winners 2018: All the awards including best film, leading actor and actress
On January 15 2016, Japanese mining conglomerate Tagruato received a flurry of emails. The banal, “thank you for your correspondence” replies the company issued in response were signed “Employee of the Month 2016”. This was a surprise, as the Tagruato homepage had lain dormant since January 2008. A visit to the site confirmed that was no longer the case. There, an image revealed the employee of the month, at subsidiary operation Bold Futura, to be “Telemetry Analyst” Howard Stambler. “Howard will celebrate his seven-year anniversary with Bold Futura in the fall,” went the entry. “Howard’s drive, commitment and refusal to accept easy answers resulted in a significant breakthrough diagnosing transmission complications with two of our governmental clients’ orbiting satellites.” In his grainy company photo, Stambler was a dead ringer for the actor John Goodman. It really was Goodman, of course. His presence … [Read more...] about Making sense of the Cloverfield universe: how do the films connect?