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Top Hotels Made Famous in Film

The top ten real hotels featured in Hollywood

(Newser) - People usually use movies for escapism, but if you’d like to flip the tables and relive a classic film moment, just check into the hotel where it was shot. The Telegraph runs down some of the most famous, from around the world.
  • Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles: Get a room
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Museum Finds Missing Reels of Sci-Fi Classic

Film historians rejoice as Fritz Lang's iconic Metropolis is revived

(Newser) - The  discovery of long-lost footage from Fritz Lang's futuristic classic Metropolis in the archives of a Buenos Aires museum has given the film world a thrill, reports Der Speigel. Nearly a half-hour of Lang's 1927 vision of 21st-century class struggle can be restored. The new scenes flesh out the characters... More »

Wonderful Life's Young George Dies

Bob Anderson, 75, played altruistic young soda jerk in famous role

(Newser) - Bob Anderson, who played the young George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, has died of cancer. He was 75. Growing up in Hollywood with Tinseltown relatives, he first appeared onscreen as a baby, the AP reports. At 7, he acted with Shirley Temple and in 1945 appeared in... More »

Top 10 Oscars That Weren't

Film classics and actors the Academy overlooked

(Newser) - In the Academy Awards' 80-year history, many classic films, performers, and directors have been robbed of their statues. CNN's Screening Room names the 10 most crushing Oscars that weren't, many of which lost out to—gulp—musicals:
  • 1941: Seminal Citizen Kane loses to sappy How Green Was My Valley
  • 1956:
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