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    'Crouching Tiger,' 'Howards End,' 'Talk to Her': the best of Sony Pictures Classics

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jun 16, 2014

    With the company's honchos set to be feted at LAFF, we count off their greatest
  • Howards End - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    One of the best Ismail Merchant/James Ivory films, this adaptation of E. M. Forster's classic 1910 novel shows in careful detail the injuriously rigid British class consciousness of the early 20th century. The film's catalyst is "poor relation" Margaret Schlegel (Emma Thompson), who inherits part of the estate of Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave), an upper-class woman whom she had befriended. The film's principal characters are divided by caste: aristocratic industrial Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins); middle-echelon Margaret and her sister Helen (Helena Bonham Carter); and working-class clerk Leonard Bast (Sam West) and his wife (Nicola Duffett). The personal and social conflicts among these characters ultimately result in tragedy for Bast and disgrace for Wilcox, but the film's wider theme remains the need, in the words of the novel's famous epigram, to "only connect" with other people, despite boundaries of gender, class, or petty grievance. Filmed on a proudly modest budget, Howards End offers sets, spectacles, and costumes as lavish as in any historical epic. Nominated for 9 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film took home awards for Thompson as Best Actress, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's adapted screenplay, and Luciana Arrighi's art direction. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
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    The elite Oscar club George Clooney is set to join

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Feb 22, 2013

    How many Oscar-winning actors also boast wins in other categories?
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    Five Oscar-winning actors who have won in other categories

    Type: Gallery | Date: Friday, Feb 22, 2013

    Two men to date have won Oscars for Best Picture (awarded, of course, to the ...
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    Emma Thompson tapped for Santa Barbara fest's Modern Master Award

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013

    'Saving Mr. Banks' star is only individual to win Oscars for both acting and writing
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    Closure for 'Margaret' at last as legal tussle finally ends

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Apr 3, 2014

    Producer Gary Gilbert drops $8 million-plus lawsuit against Kenneth Lonergan
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    Roundup: Can GKIDS crash the animation Oscar race again?

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

    Also: Phoenix makes amends, and the most deserving Best Actor no-hopers
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    AMPAS to salute Vanessa Redgrave in London

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Nov 4, 2011

    Could tribute be followed up with an Oscar for 'Coriolanus?'
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    An evening with Vanessa Redgrave and the Academy

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Nov 14, 2011

    Meryl Streep and Ralph Fiennes lead the cheers at starry AMPAS tribute