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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1999
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Steven Spielberg could be overheard telling friends it didn't really bother him, but his "Saving Private Ryan" losing out to "Shakespeare in Love" in the best picture race kept the celebration a little muted at Monday night's Dreamworks/ Paramount post-Oscar bash.The gathering at Barnaby's near Beverly Hills was far from funereal: Spielberg got to hold court with his best director Oscar, and a host of other statuettes could be seen accompanying their tuxedo-clad new owners.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1999
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Steven Spielberg could be overheard telling friends it didn't really bother him, but his "Saving Private Ryan" losing out to "Shakespeare in Love" in the best picture race kept the celebration a little muted at Monday night's Dreamworks/ Paramount post-Oscar bash.The gathering at Barnaby's near Beverly Hills was far from funereal: Spielberg got to hold court with his best director Oscar, and a host of other statuettes could be seen accompanying their tuxedo-clad new owners.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 24, 1998
"Titanic," James Cameron's $200 million epic about the 1912 sea disaster, tied "Ben-Hur" with the most Oscars in history, winning 11 at last night's 70th annual Academy Awards ceremony.The blockbuster, which just last summer was rumored to be a flop in the making, won the Oscar for best picture as well as awards for: costumes, sound, sound effects editing, visual effects, original dramatic score, film editing, original song, cinematography, art direction and direction."Titanic's" 14 nominations had tied the record set by the 1950 film "All About Eve."
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 24, 1998
"Titanic," which had been nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations at the 70th annual Academy Awards ceremony, was listing but not sinking midway through the proceedings last night.Gloria Stuart, the 87-year-old actress who portrayed a survivor of the 1912 sea disaster and was widely favored to win the Oscar for best supporting actress, lost in an upset to Kim Basinger ("L.A. Confidential"). And Kate Winslet, who played a doomed lover on the ship, lost to Helen Hunt for her performance in "As Good As It Gets."
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By Ann Hornaday and Chris Kaltenbach and Ann Hornaday and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2000
George Figgs, operator of Fells Point's late Orpheum Theater, is taking his act on the road. Tomorrow, Figgs will debut his Mobile Movie Unit - the projector, popcorn machine and other components of the old Orpheum - in Salisbury. There on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he'll re-create one of the most enjoyable movie-going experiences of yore: the drive-in. At 9 p.m., behind the Ethan Allen furniture store on Main Street, Figgs will show "American Graffiti," a film chosen to coincide with a daylong car show also scheduled for tomorrow in Salisbury.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | December 19, 1997
Has anyone not heard that "Titanic" is the most expensive movie ever made? Is there a citizen at large who doesn't know of the problems that bedeviled its production, from director James Cameron's explosive temper to the PCP-laced lobster chowder? Anyone out there remember that the two studios behind "Titanic," 20th Century Fox and Paramount, almost came to blows last summer while deciding when to release the film?Well, forget it all. "Titanic," a three-hour, wide-screen historical romantic epic, steams over its advance hype, leaving the tatters of gossip columns and inside reports in its prodigious wake.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | June 9, 2009
Dorothy W. "Dotty" Taylor, a former WAMPAS Baby starlet and Hollywood movie actress who appeared during the early 1930s in comedies starring Laurel & Hardy and Charlie Chase, died in her sleep Thursday at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 96. She was born Dorothy Violet Wannenwetch, the daughter of a founder of the Western Southern Life Insurance Co. and a homemaker. During her early years, she moved with her family to Virginia Beach, Va., and later to Baltimore, where she graduated in 1929 from the old Hannah More Academy in Reisterstown.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 3, 2005
Titanic [Paramount] $30 After a steerage-class maiden voyage on DVD, the 1997 Oscar-winning blockbuster Titanic sets sail with a seaworthy "special collector's edition." The three-disc set contains enough extras to fill the time on a trans-Atlantic voyage -- or a cross-country car trip. Three commentary tracks are devoted to informative director James Cameron, an equally entertaining segment with several members of the crew -- including executive producer Jon Landau -- and cast (including stars Bill Paxton and Gloria Stuart)
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | May 21, 1999
Kate Capshaw exudes a worn beauty in "The Love Letter," in which she plays Helen McFarquhar, an embittered bookstore owner who is given a second chance at love. Though Helen never thaws out into a character the audience can warm up to, this quirky romantic comedy has enough original characters, cozy atmosphere and plot twists to keep filmgoers interested, if not passionately engaged.After sending her daughter off to summer camp, McFarquhar happens upon an anonymous letter squeezed into the cushions of a couch in her shop.
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