His résumé reads like an American Film Institute Top 100 list, recording his work with unforgettable films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, Stand By Me and The Green Mile. His movies have created genuine feeling in people for more than two decades, whether those emotions be extreme horror, deep sadness, divine absolution or even witty cheerfulness.
It is truly amazing when a film captures the audience members collective heart; when every person sitting in the theater cant help but feel all the trivial pains and pleasures put forth in the story. Unfortunately for audiences everywhere, this only occurs once in a great while. However, it did in many theaters this weekend when writer and director Cameron Crowes Almost Famous caught its first batches of well-deserved attention. The movie, Crowes first film since his double Academy Award-nominated Jerry Maguire, is set in one of rock n rolls most cardinal eras, the 1970s - back when everything was on vinyl.
Like many who go to the Big Apple to try to make it big in show business, Darcie Roberts got her break in New York.Tonight, Roberts plays a similar role as Lola Lamar, the leading lady in Barry Manilows Copacabana, who heads to New York to break into the business.The play is inspired by Manilows Grammy award-winning song Copacabana. Copacabana is the story of a small-town girl from Tulsa, Okla.
Run to the library, catch a better book and kiss this story line goodbye - Run Catch Kiss by Amy Sohn (Scribner Paperback Fiction, $12) falls far short of its potential. Just out of college, Ariel Steiner, 22, is an aspiring actress in New York City who becomes discouraged after being cast in fat-girl roles and after going on countless letdown auditions. The novel tells of a young woman with low self-esteem who essentially sells herself to the lowest bidder to make extra money.
Backed by successes on the silver screen, several filmmakers are trying their hand at television production with new shows starting on FOX this season.Dark Angel, produced by Titanic director James Cameron, and Freakylinks, supported by Gregg Hale, a producer of The Blair Witch Project and David S.