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Acclaimed Cinematographer Harris Savides Dead at 55

Hollywood mourns celebrated craftsman

(Newser) - Harris Savides, one of the most acclaimed cinematographers in modern American cinema, has died of brain cancer at the age of 55. Savides, who started out as a fashion photographer, started working in movies in the mid-90s and his gift for bringing an understated beauty to film made him one... More »

Lauren Bacall Wins an Oscar

Roger Corman, Gordon Willis, John Calley share the spotlight

(Newser) - A mere 65 years after her unforgettable screen debut, Lauren Bacall has won an Academy Award. The honorary Oscar was a high point of a ceremony last night in Los Angeles that also celebrated the careers of filmmaker Roger Corman, cinematographer Gordon Willis, and producer John Calley. "I can't... More »

Writing Porn Is Easy, But the Pay Stinks

(Newser) - In many ways, the life of a porn screenwriter is a breeze compared to Hollywood, Christopher Beam writes for Slate. “Your average 90-minute porn film will have between five and seven sex scenes,” he explains. “At five to 10 minutes each, that leaves only about a half-hour... More »

Spiderman Actress Fought With Lover Before Suicide

(Newser) - British Spiderman actress Lucy Gordon had a loud row with her older lover before she hanged herself in their Paris apartment last week, neighbors told the Daily Mail. Boyfriend and cinematographer Jerome Almeras was sleeping in bed following the argument when Gordon, 28, killed herself. He discovered her body, cut... More »

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