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Judy by the Numbers: "Smile"

Anne Marie has been chronicling Judy Garland's career chronologically through musical numbers...

On January 22, 1964, CBS announced the inevitable: The Judy Garland Show would be cancelled after just one season. Though the network stated that the cancellation was so that Judy could spend more time with her family, the subpar ratings and tumultuous backstage difficulties had made the show untenable for the studio. In fact, less than a month after the announcement - after Episode 22 was shot - Judy ended the longest artistic partnership she'd had on the show when she fired Mel Torme. Musical director replaced and show revamped for the fifth time, Judy still ended the series looking and singing like a million bucks.

The Show: The Judy Garland Show Episode 22

The Songwriters: Charlie Chaplin (original score), John Turner & Geoffrey Parsons

The Cast: Judy Garland, directed by Dean Whitmore

The Story: The style the show settled on was
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Comic-Con 2015: Interviews with the Cast of Lost In Space

The legendary Lost in Space turns 50 years old this year and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will celebrate the occasion this September by releasing the complete series on Blu-ray, with over six hours of bonus features included.

At Comic-Con, Daily Dead was honored to take part in roundtable interviews with Lost in Space cast members Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright, and Bill Mumy, who reflected on their favorite Lost in Space memories, the show's legacy, the upcoming Blu-ray, and much more.

The cast reflects on their favorite memories of working on Lost in Space from 1965–1968:

Mark Goddard: My moments are always the fun that I had with Bill [Mumy] on the show. I'm a prankster, and Billy came along with me during my pranks because I had to have him with me because I might get in trouble. If I had Billy with me, I wouldn't get in
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Mel Brooks discusses 'Blazing Saddles,' Brooksfilms, and the best screening ever

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Mel Brooks discusses 'Blazing Saddles,' Brooksfilms, and the best screening ever
So the phone rings, and I answer it, and it's Mel Brooks. That's an actual thing that happened. That's now something I can say. And even better, the 40 minute conversation that followed me answering the phone is one of my favorites in recent memory. How often do you get to talk to a comedy legend about one of the pinnacle moments of not only their career, but of film comedy in general? I was told I'd have about 15 minutes originally. Time was tight. And if you get offered 15 minutes to talk to Mel Brooks about "Blazing Saddles," you take it, right? We ended up having a really fun back and forth about that film, about films he's produced, about his partnership with Gene Wilder, and about the ways Hollywood failed the great Richard Pryor. The only reason we wrapped it up is because we had to, and it would have
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The 1978 Radio Times: Christmas TV, before Thatcherism ruined it

Highbrow lectures, arthouse films and a spot of Steptoe and Son – the Christmas TV and radio schedules of the 1970s were smarter, kinder and more varied than today's

"The holiday starts here. And to put you in party mood some of your favourite comedians bring the spirit of pantomime to these pages. Mike Yarwood, on our cover, opens the festivities, followed by a host of BBC TV comedians – Michael Crawford, Ronnies Corbett and Barker, John Inman, Larry Grayson (with Isla St Clair, of course), Little and Large, and last, but not least, a villainous Peter Cook."

And so begins the bumper 118-page edition of the Christmas and New Year Radio Times for 1978. The 26-page guide to BBC television and radio for 23 December 1978 to 5 January 1979 is more than just a list of programmes: it's a fascinating historical document, revealing much about the country we were that last Christmas before Thatcherism arrived and changed everything.
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The Rest Of 2012: Movies We’re Dying To Watch!

2012 has been a blockbuster year for Bollywood so far. Several films have done tremendous business while others have broken out of the regular mold and given audiences something fresh and new to watch. But the year is hardly over!

Bollywood usually reserves its best and biggest films for the second half of the year and this year is no different. Huge holiday releases, the big Khan films and several smaller quirky films are lined up in the coming months. It’s a virtual Bollywood feast and there’s something to please everyone’s palate so get those wallets ready! It’s ticket-buying season!

These are the films that the Bollyspice Team is looking forward to the most:

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2

Releasing: August 8

Directed By: Anurag Kashyap

Genre: Action, Thriller

Starring: Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Reema Sen, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia

The epic conclusion to Anurag Kashyap’s magnum opus hits theaters this week.
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Martin Scorsese to receive a BAFTA fellowship – Awards Alley

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: Martin Scorsese filmed the bulk of his latest feature, “Hugo,” in the UK. Now the Brits want to pay him back for that gesture, and years of contribution to contemporary cinema.

The Oscar-winning director has been tapped to receive a BAFTA fellowship, the highest accolade the British Academy can present. The annual fellowship is given out by the British Academy of Film, Television and Arts in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film.

Scorsese joins previous honorees Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, and last year’s winner, Christopher Lee.

The group says that Scorsese will receive his award during this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, which will be held in London on Feb. 12.

Scorsese called it “a great honor.”

Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage.
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Megan Fox and John C. Reilly Added to Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘The Dictator’

Megan Fox and John C. Reilly Added to Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘The Dictator’
Megan Fox's name has come up this week through conversations that are a little bit unsavory (personally, I'm done with the backstage Transformers stuff [1], inasmuch as it was ever of interest beyond her role being recast) but here's a better piece of news for the actress. She and John C. Reilly have both been added to the cast of The Dictator. That's the new film in which Sacha Baron Cohen and his Borat and Bruno director Larry Charles chronicle the not really true tale of a Middle Eastern despot who ends up in the Us, and a goat herder who happens to be his exact double. The film is a little bit Charlie Chaplin and a little bit Saddam Hussein, (it is based in part on the novel Zabibah and The King, which bears the despot's name, but was likely ghostwritten) but the more important thing seems to be
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From Britain With Love – Presented By The Film Society of Lincoln Center, UK Film Council & Emerging Pictures

Film Society of Lincoln Center, UK Film Council & Emerging Pictures presents From Britain With Love

June 11 . July 9

6 indie UK films will screen in 10 Us cities launching with Toast starring Helena Bonham Carter

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, UK Film Council and Emerging Pictures announced the details today for plans to showcase six recent independent films produced in the United Kingdom for a release in more than ten cities stateside from June 11 . July 9.

Curated by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and in partnership with Emerging Pictures – the largest all-digital specialty film and alternate content theatre network in the United States – the showcase will premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on June 11 as part of the opening celebration for its state-of-the art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Each of the films will be shown once at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and once downtown at the IFC Center.
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Halloween On 'Community,' The World Series And Charlie Chaplin In Today's Twitter-Wood

Halloween On 'Community,' The World Series And Charlie Chaplin In Today's Twitter-Wood
The cast of "Community" kept their tweet feeds lively last night with a few behind-the-scenes shots from their Halloween episode. It butted heads schedule-wise with Game 2 of the World Series, though, where Rose McGowan returned once again to support the Giants, prompting Alyssa Milano to ask why she wasn't a baseball fan when they worked together on "Charmed."

Elsewhere, Eli Roth was amused by the Charlie Chaplin time traveler theories that have been floating around. You'll find his thoughts along with pics of 50 Cent with Robert Redford and Sarah Silverman having a good time with Kathy Griffin after the jump.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for October 29, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@kathygriffin I really think @sarahKSilverman is admiring my rack! http://plixi.com/p/53638002

-Kathy Griffin, Actress ("Shrek Forever After," "Pulp Fiction")

@50cent This is me and robert redford one of the best actors ever. http://plixi.
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Boardwalk Empire Recap: Is This “I Love Money?”

This is a Recap of Boardwalk Empire Episode 2, “The Ivory Tower”, originally airing September 26, 2010. If you thought the first episode was Olde Timey Gangstery, then hoo boy, you were correct in that evaluation. Episode 2 of the ‘Walks picks up with Nucky getting a visit from the resident prohibition agent, the joyless, no-nonsense, no-sympathies, yes-hat Agent Van Alden: Live-Action Rex Banner isn’t buying Nucky’s explanation that Hans Schroder, the baker’s assistant with one minor arrest 10 years ago, mastermined the previous week’s gangster mass-murder, and shrugs off Nucky’s shady offer to speak with the sheriff, Brother McIncahoots. We find out later that the agent isn’t just mad at Nucky but also generally joyless, evidenced when he writes this unromantic letter to his wife: Van Alden returns to his supervisor with the series-establishing line that compared to Arnold Rothstein, Nucky Thompson is the “much bigger fish.” Congratulations – you watched the opening credits.
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Mm@M: Charlie Chaplin and The Sad Clown.

Previously on Mad Men @ the Movies: 4.1 Live From Times Square 4.2 Sixties Sweethearts 4.3 Catherine Deneuve & Gamera, 4.4 Jean Seberg, 4.5 Hayley Mills & David McCallum

Before we begin, a hearty congrats to Mad Men team for their third Emmy. Confetti thrown.

Episode 4.6 "Waldorf Stories"

In this episode, Don and Roger continue their downward spirals (it seems to be the long arc plot of Season 4) drinking way too much and imbibing too much awards show adulation (Don wins a Clio) or nostalgia (Roger continually reminisces). Meanwhile Peggy and Peter are on the rise, choosing pragmatism and hard work over their individual personal discomfort. The older characters tripping themselves up and the younger characters changing and rising is definitely the long arc of Season 4.

The only character chatting up the movies this week was Roger Sterling (John Slattery).Roger: Charlie Chaplin was very lonely. That Tramp -- too much of a sad sack. Laurel and Hardy - they're much better.
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M. Night Shyamalan, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone and Nicola Peltz Interviews – The Last Airbender Director and Cast On 3D, Video Games, Bollywood and Saying Goodbye To Twilight

M. Night Shyamalan doesn’t do anything small, professionally. As a mostly unknown 27-year-old filmmaker, his first studio film, Wide Awake, received a splashy March 15, 1998 premiere at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater with an introduction by sitting Vice-President Al Gore. At age 29, his next film, The Sixth Sense stunned audiences around the world and reaped global grosses of $672 million along with two personal Oscar nominations for Shyamalan. Later that year, his first screenplay for a studio film that he didn’t direct, Stuart Little took in $300 million, worldwide. Shyamalan’s next five films grossed $1.1 billion, worldwide. The critical reception may have cooled over his past few films, but it served to shoot the stakes even higher for his new film, The Last Airbender, which opens today. However, Shyamalan gives off the sense that he wouldn’t be happy with anything less than a monumental challenge.

Collider caught up with Shyamalan
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