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Chicago Film Festival Bosses Latest To Pull Aretha Franklin Film From Line-up

Bosses at the Telluride Film Festival were forced to pull the planned premiere of Amazing Grace when the singer's lawyers filed a last-minute motion in a U.S. District Court in Colorado late on...

Aretha Franklin Seeks To Halt Documentary Screening

Director Sydney Pollack filmed the singer in concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles back in 1972, as she recorded her live album Amazing Grace, but he struggled to...

Forty-three-year-old Aretha Franklin Documentary To Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

The moviemaker planned to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the project, recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles back in 1972, but he struggled to sync the sound...

Tom Cruise Given Flying Lessons By Sydney Pollack

Tom Cruise learned to fly planes after he was gifted with a course of lessons by late moviemaker Sydney Pollack.The pair became great friends after working together on 1993 film The Firm and Cruise reveals...

Streep Stuffed Bra To Land Out Of Africa Role

MERYL STREEP had to prove she was sexy to director SYDNEY POLLACK before she landed a role in Oscar-winning film OUT OF AFRICA - so she stuffed her bra.The award-winning actress was in her mid-30's...

Oscar Glory For Best Actress Kate Winslet

British star Kate Winslet has won the best actress Oscar for Holocaust drama The Reader.Nominated for an Academy award for the sixth time, the 33-year-old finally claimed a statuette at the Kodak Theatre in Los...

By on 23 February 2009

Pollack: 'Movies Justify My Existence'

Movie mogul SYDNEY POLLACK fears he will never retire - because he couldn't justify his existence if he stopped making films. The 70-year-old director says that although the gruelling film-making process makes him frustrated...

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