Sydney Pollack

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HBO's Unlikely New Series Offers No Sex, Violence

Network looks to PG series to rekindle viewers' interest

(Newser) - HBO's newest series one has nothing to do with single New Yorkers or mobsters in New Jersey. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, based on the novels by Alexander McCall Smith, is more like a younger, Botswanan version of Miss Marple—in a good way. R&B singer Jill Scott... More »

Pollack's 'Films Always Felt Like Best Pictures'

Capable in every genre, he let actors speak for themselves

(Newser) - Sydney Pollack was a throwback, Desson Thomson writes in the Washington Post. He liked to say he didn’t have a style, and it was true—he "made movies in what seemed like every conceivable genre—thrillers, westerns, epics, actioners and comedies. But his formula was pretty much the... More »

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