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  • Scorsese says NY Review film meant as guide to young Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    By Michael Roddy BERLIN (Reuters) - Director and producer Martin Scorsese says he hopes his documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Review of Books will point young people in the right direction for getting reliable information in an age of data overload. Scorsese and co-director David Tedeschi screened what they said was a nearly finished version of the as-yet-untitled documentary on Friday at the Berlin international film festival. Best known for box-office hits like "Raging Bull" and "The Wolf of Wall Street", Scorsese said he had been a faithful reader of the review. Since it was launched during the 1963 New York newspaper strike, the influential publication has published authors and critics ranging from Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal and Joan Didion to Ian Buruma and Zoe Heller. More »

  • American documentary filmmaker Saul Landau dead at age 77 Wed, Sep 11, 2013

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Saul Landau, an American documentary filmmaker best known for his expose on atomic bomb testing and films on Cuba, has died from cancer, the Institute for Policy Studies, where Landau was a fellow, said on Tuesday. He was 77. The Washington-based think tank said Landau died at his home on Monday. Known as a champion of progressive and left-wing causes, Landau won the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting and an Emmy with co-director Jack Willis for the 1980 film "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," about the health effects of 1950s U.S. ... More »

  • Elmore Leonard: Crime Writer Dies Aged 87
    Elmore Leonard: Crime Writer Dies Aged 87 Tue, Aug 20, 2013

    Crime fiction legend Elmore Leonard has died at his Michigan home, aged 87. More »

  • US Author Gore Vidal Dies Aged 86 Wed, Aug 1, 2012

    The American author, playwright and commentator Gore Vidal has died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 86. More »