The lineup for the 40th annual Telluride Film Festival has been unveiled, and with it, the announcement of this year's tributees: T Bone Burnett and the Coen brothers, Mohammad Rasoulof, Robert Redford and Alejandro Ramirez. Here's a look back at the history of the honor.
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The Coen brothers, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford are among those to be feted at the 40th annual Telluride Film Festival, which will feature the world premieres of Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" and Ralph Fiennes' "The Invisible Woman." Prestige titles from the 2013 festival circuit so far have been curated for the weekend as well, including Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," J.C. Chandor's "All is Lost" and the Coens' "Inside Llewyn Davis."
VENICE - “Gravity” opens, in coy denial of the mammoth imagery soon to follow, with modest white letters on a black screen, spelling out facts about outer space that sound more than a little like threats. “Life in space is impossible,” the titles conclude, after warning us off with daunting details of distance, physics and unimaginable cold. It’s a simple and – at least from a terrestrial perspective – pretty inarguable thesis that Alfonso Cuarón’s astonishing new film nonetheless goes to great, gruelling and frequently gasp-inducing pains to illustrate, before opening up less certain possibilities with a sudden surge in its own emotional temperature. Life in space is a no-go, sure. But what about life after?
It’s been seven long years since Cuarón, the serenely versatile Mexican stylist capable of finding grace notes in raunchy south-of-the-border road trips and Harry Potter alike, last visited our screens with a chilling fantasy that now sits as an unwittingly perfect bookend to his latest: in “Children of Men,” life scarcely seems possible on Earth.
George Eads takes a "CSI" leave of absence after fighting with a pregnant writer
The leave was prompted by a heated exchange with one of the show's writers. Eads already filmed the first three episodes of the season, but he'll miss Episode 300 and several more episodes.
Four festivals that play out over just seven weeks. Hundreds of films. Some with distribution, some without. Some that are highly anticipated, others that will become surprise gems. It's fall festival time and that just doesn't mean the beginning of awards season. It means new films that will be fought over by competing distributors for acquisition and other movies that may end up going direct to VOD (if they are lucky).
We're down to the top six, and you know what that means -- no more saves from the judges! I'm conflicted about this, as the judges do tend to save the best dancers and not the favorite dancers (mostly) while America votes for who's cutest or has the best story (mostly). But, as we know from years of having it drummed in our heads, this is about who America likes, not necessarily who's best.
David Morrissey sticking with "The Walking Dead" as he films an AMC pilot
He'll film both "Walking Dead" and "Line of Sight" simultaneously, since they're both shot in Atlanta.
"I am the one who knocks" voted the best "Breaking Bad" line
No. 2: "Tread lightly." PLUS: Walt gives Hank the wrong CD.
Could "Breaking Bad" have survived in an Obamacare world?
The AMC series is fully dependent on our broken healthcare system.
Watch the "Glee" Season 5 trailer
See Lea Michele act normally after Cory Monteith's death in the season premiere's Beatles-themed episode.
NBC remaking "Outbreak" as a TV series
John Wells will produce the project based on the 1995 film.
Obama: "Oprah, my girl, she can act"
"She's just a wonderful actress," the president says of Oprah's "Butler" performance.
Twitter account helps San Franciscans avoid "The Real World"
Filming is already underway on the streets of San Francisco.
Chinese state website mistakes "Battlestar Galactica" for an aircraft carrier
A graphic of the "Galactica" spacecraft was used in an article with the headline "Four Major Trends in Aircraft Carrier Development."
Tony Hale reveals his acting process
Watch the "Veep" star's exclusive video for Funny or Die.
Daryl Hannah is set for a "Hawaii Five-0"
She's guesting as a realtor.
"The Glades" and "Longmire" end on season highs, but no word on renewal
They finished their 4th and 2nd seasons, respectively.
Kerry Washington recalls her fave "Scandal" episode from last season
The dialogue-less scene from "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" is what Washington will remember most from last season. PLUS: "Scandal" from A to Z.
"Ravenswood" releases its first official trailer
Check out the "Pretty Little Liars" spinoff.
How "House of Cards" creates its own Washington, D.C. in Baltimore
Location manager Patrick Burn is constantly asked whee Freddy’s BBQ is located in D.C., when it's a location in Baltimore.
Tyra Banks dons a mustache
She wanted "to celebrate all my fiiiine male models" on "America's Next Top Model."
Allison Williams: "Girls" Season 3 is very "lighthearted"
"I think it’s a very funny season," she says.
Go behind the scenes with Stephen Merchant on "Hello Ladies"
The HBO comedy debuts Sept. 29.
PBS tonight tells the story of The March on Washington
It was, says the film, "the event that changed American politics forever."
It turns out any job really can be the basis of a reality TV show. Bravo's "Below Deck" scored its highest rated episode with the season finale, which lured in 1.8 million total viewers. This was up 12 percent and five percent, respectively, from the prior week’s episode. This marks the highest-rated episode of the series among all key demos. Based on the success of the first season, which averaged 1.4 million total viewers, the network renewed the series for second season.
"American Horror Story" returns Oct. 9
"Coven" will have "a feminist theme."
"NTSF:SD:SUV::" brings on Eliza Dushku, Jayma Mays and Santigold
Check them out as Time Angels.
"HIMYM" releases pics from the final season
See images from the season premiere "The Locket."
NASCAR fans have filed 18,359 complaints to the FCC in the last 3 years
They include many complaints for GoDaddy and erectile dysfunction ads.
What happened with Kanye West's HBO "Curb"-like pilot?
Those involved in shooting the 2007 pilot -- including "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" JB Smoove, Larry Charles, Jeff Garlin -- explain what happened.
"Revolution" nabs Zeljko Ivanek
He'll play a scientist named Dr. Calvin Horn.
Bravo renews "Below Deck"
The yacht crew reality show will return for a 2nd season.
See what "The Simpsons" theme park looks like in the flesh
Universal Studios' Springfield is now open for business.
NPR posts old interviews with Letterman, Leno and Conan
Listen to "Fresh Air's" Terry Gross interview Letterman in 1981 before "Late Night" and Conan in 2003. Plus, Leno in 1996.
"Mad Men" creator and other showrunners express their appreciation for "Breaking Bad"
Matthew Weiner, "Dexter's" Scott Buck, "Walking Dead's" Glen Mazzara and "Lost's" Carlton Cuse are true admirers of Vince Gilligan's work.
Nine Inch Nails’ “Hesitation Marks” isn’t out until next Tuesday (Sept. 3), but fans can stream NIN's album in its entirety now via iTunes.
The album comes in standard and deluxe versions (and with four covers), with the latter featuring three bonus tracks: "Find My Way (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix)," "All Time Low (Todd Rundgren remix)" and "While I'm Still Here (Breyer P-Orridge 'Howler' Remix)" ( OK, how cool is a Todd Rundgren remix? )
First single, “Came Back Haunted,” has reached Top 10 at Modern Rock Radio, while the poppy (by NIN standards) second single, “Everything” is also doing well.
Recorded by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, “Hesitation Marks” is Nine Inch Nails’ first album in five years and features Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Kim Crimson’s Adrian Belew (who was in NIN for a hot minute), and bassist Pino Palladino.
And if you’re not busy on Sept. 3, Nine Inch Nails will be playing a record release show at Los Angeles’ Troubadour. The full arena tour starts Sept. 28
Fresh off his 15-minute performance at Sunday night’s Video Music Awards (giving the only appearance people are talking about other than Miley Cyrus’s twerkfest), Justin Timberlake has posted a trailer for his “The 20/20 Experience —2 of 2.” The set comes out Sept. 30.
The combined albums—"The 20/20 Experience" came out in March and is the biggest selling album of 2013 —took 20 days to record in the studio and Timberlake just couldn’t stop as the songs came tumbling out.
Timberlake also posted an open letter on his website, noting that he wrote the songs for the two sets “over a year ago, it’s been so hard to wait this long to release them. I can’t wait for you to hear The 20/20 Experience in full.”
He also promises more action to come: “Catch your breath, TN kids,” he write, alluding to the pet name he’s given his band for this project. “We’ve still got the 3rd and 4th quarter to go.” In other words, we’re just coming up on halftime. Timberlake, who just completed a stadium tour with Jay Z, has his own arena tour coming up for the rest of the year.
He concludes the letter with “This is too much fun.”
The video shows Timberlake and producer Timbaland goofing around in the studio as Timberlake talks about the speed with which the projects came together. “We usually take our time,” he says, and I felt like it would drive the creativity in a different way to feel like we had to spring every day and it would hyper-focus us.” He also says he felt like he "owed" it to himself to exploit this "sense of desperation" to make music.