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Dambusters anniversary: Chris Evans given trip in Britain's only airworthy Lancaster
How did Chris Evans swing that? Broadcaster is given trip-of-a-lifetime on Britain's only airworthy Lancaster to mark Dambusters anniversary Presenter boasted of trip in historic aircraft, saying 'I can't believe I am getting paid to have this much fun' Radio 2 listeners know not to expect a lot of subtlety when they tune in to Chris Evans' ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
An Oscar-winning performance from Lancaster as the eponymous bible-thumping con artist in Richard Brooks' visually ravishing and dynamic adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel.
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Norman Mailer once said that he had never looked into eyes as chilling as Burt Lancaster's. Sam Shepard spent days as a boy trying to copy his smile.
Sat May 18, 2013
Trailers: Boys, Bears and Burt
Based on the true relationship between Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, the renowned 19th century French neurologist and mentor to Sigmund Freud, and his prized teenage patient, Augustine darkly dazzles and intrigues.
Biggin Hill Airport welcomes Lancaster bomber for Dambusters 70th anniversary
Radio DJ Chris Evans touched down at the runway at around noon yesterday in a Lancaster bomber which had flown from the home of the Dambusters at RAF Scampton.
Tue May 14, 2013
Airport officials look to future funding with Capital City, Lancaster ...
With funding once again flowing to Capital City and Lancaster airports' contract towers through Sept.
Two decades after Apache , Lancaster and Robert Aldrich reunited for a darker and more complex meditation on the Indian wars.
Mon May 13, 2013
Dark Times in Hollywood
The Roxie Theater, an oasis of subversion in the hyper-gentrifying Valencia Corridor, celebrates our roots in crime and over-determined gender roles with passionate programmer Elliot Lavine's annual "I Wake Up Dreaming" festival.
Temperature records set across region
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank topped out at 103 degrees, breaking a 100-degree record for the day that had stood since 1976, the National Weather Service said.
The Southtown Star
Get Up and Go! for May 13, 2013
If you're looking for events worth getting out of the house for, then Get Up and Go! has you covered Mondays-Fridays. EARLY BIRD FLICKS: Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, presents screenings of "Skyfall" at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This James Bond film stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem.
The Flame and the Arrow
In this 1950 swashbuckler, starring Burt Lancaster as Dardo, the leader of a peasant revolt in twelfth-century Lombardy against the Hessian overlords, the director Jacques Tourneur, working with a script by Waldo Salt, turns the medieval action-adventure tale into a symbol of the French Resistance in the Second World War and locates its roots in ... (more)
Lancaster, in his last great performance and one of the best of his career, plays Lou, an aging mob foot soldier in the once bustling and now sleepy gambling mecca, who can't help peering across the way at his beautiful neighbor when she bathes at her sink.
Sun May 12, 2013
The New Yorker
David Denby: "The Killers," at Lincoln Center.
In 1927, Ernest Hemingway published a frightening story about a former boxer and small-time gangster, the Swede, who lies in bed in a New Jersey rooming house, too disgusted to defend himself against men coming to kill him.
Sat May 11, 2013
The second of the four films that Burt Lancaster and Robert Aldrich made together is the story of two mercenaries in Mexico after the American Civil War who are hired by Emperor Maximillian to safely bring a countess to Vera Cruz.
During Geronimo's surrender to the U.S. Cavalry, a lone Apache warrior defiantly interrupts the ceremony of his white conquerors.
Sweet Smell of Success
"Match me, Sidney." Lancaster held his powerful frame in perfect check when he transformed himself for this now-classic film into J.J. Hunsecker, the sexless, iron-willed gossip columnist who rules the world from his table at 21.
The stellar debut of an American movie icon. Ernest Hemingway, author of the classic short story so chillingly recreated in the opening reel of Robert Siodmak's noir classic, always cited The Killers as the best movie ever made from his work.
A companion film to The Killers , perhaps even more visually exciting , also directed by German A©migrA© Siodmak, and told through flashbacks.
Fri May 10, 2013
From Here to Eternity
Adapted from James Jones' classic novel of Army life, From Here to Eternity racked up eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and two Best Supporting Actors Schofield Army Barracks, Honolulu, 1941.