Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting
Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, seven camera crew members for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
TV's 'Warrior' latest proof that Bruce Lee still holds sway
(Cinemax via AP)PHOENIX – Even nearly 50 years after his death, Bruce Lee can still make ripples. Shannon Lee isn’t giving up on finding a new home for “Warrior,” which will eventually be available on HBO Max. “I think he’s really getting his due as a creative — someone who knows how to story-tell,” Shannon Lee said. “It’s just little things that the writers put in there to pay homage to Bruce Lee without being a caricature, which I think is the danger zone whenever you get to the subject of Bruce Lee,” Nguyen said. “He believed in celebrating people’s cultures and backgrounds and not holding it against them,” Shannon Lee said.
Bruce Lee Gets the 30 for 30 Treatment in ESPN's 'Be Water': Watch the Trailer
Now ESPN is putting the spotlight on the life and legacy of Bruce Lee with his own 30 for 30, Be Water. The documentary traces Lee's rise to fame as the greatest martial artist of all time as well as the racism he faced when he arrived in Hollywood. "Bruce Lee is the epitome of the American story," director Bao Nguyen said in a statement. Not just about Bruce Lee but also how America has treated the 'other' in the past." Be Water features interviews with Lee's closest family and friends, as well as fellow martial arts greats like Tony Liu and Dan Inosanto and onetime student Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Strong finish for ESPN's Jordan doc, 'The Last Dance'
The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. ABC averaged 3.9 million viewers, NBC had 3.5 million, Fox had 2.8 million, Univision had 1.5 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 900,000 and the CW had 660,000. Fox News Channel was the most-watched cable network in prime time, averaging 3.39 million viewers. ABC's World News Tonight led the evening newscasts with an average of 10 million viewers last week. NBC's Nightly News had 8.8 million viewers and the CBS Evening News had 6 million.
Video Dungeon Theatre Will Resurrect Brandon Lee on Thursday with a Free Screening of The Crow
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Tarantino defends depiction of Bruce Lee in new film
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(CNN) - Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the depiction of martial arts legend Bruce Lee in his new film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." "Could Cliff beat up Bruce Lee? Brad would not be able to beat up Bruce Lee, but Cliff maybe could," Tarantino said. "If you ask me the question, 'Well, who would win in a fight: Bruce Lee or Dracula?' If I say Cliff could beat Bruce Lee up, he's a fictional character, then he could beat Bruce Lee up."
Quentin Tarantino Addresses Controversy Over Bruce Lee Portrayal in 'Once Upon a Time in
Despite the controversy it's caused, Quentin Tarantino is standing by his depiction of Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. "If you ask me the question, 'Who would win in a fight: Bruce Lee or Dracula?' If I say Cliff can beat Bruce Lee up, he's a fictional character, so he could beat Bruce Lee up." "What Bruce Lee is talking about in the whole thing is that he admires warriors. "If Cliff were fighting Bruce Lee in a martial arts tournament in Madison Square Garden, Bruce would kill him," he added.
Bruce Lee's Daughter Says He Would Be Mad if He Could See 'Once Upon a Time in
Bruce Lee's daughter found it "extremely uncomfortable" to see her dad portrayed in the new movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." She added she believes her martial arts icon father would be so mad" if he saw the portrayal. Bruce was a trailblazer in his craft, according to Shannon. I understand Quentin Tarantino probably doesnt want my opinion on how he should make his film," she said "... However, I am extremely confused by what the intent was.RELATED STORIESHow Margot Robbie Transformed Into Sharon TateSharon Tate Returns to Hollywood in New Quentin Tarantino Film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'Bruce Lee's Daughter Slams 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' for Making Her Dad 'a Punching Bag'
Bruce Lee's Daughter Slams 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' for Making Her Dad 'a
Bruce Lee's daughter is slamming how the movie portrays her father. Shannon, 50, said her father never would have challenged anyone on a film set. [But] here, hes the one with all the puffery and hes the one challenging Brad Pitt. I understand they want to make the Brad Pitt character this super-badass who could beat up Bruce Lee. RELATED STORIESThe Mysterious Death of Brandon Lee on the Set of The CrowHow Margot Robbie Transformed Into Sharon TateSharon Tate Returns to Hollywood in New Quentin Tarantino Film 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'
Cinema Terrible Goes Big with Guest Filmmakers for Screening of DIY Ugandan Action Flick Who Killed Captain Alex?
click to enlarge YouTube / WakaliwoodEvent Details Cinema Terrible: Who Killed Captain Alex? Inspired by Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, director Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (known professionally as Nabwana IGG) founded Ramon Films in the aughts so that he could make his own homegrown epic action flicks in the Wakaliga slum of Kampala, Uganda, and his fourth film seems to have been made for internet superstardom. Inspired by IGG's DIY aesthetic and passion for balls-to-the-wall action, Hofmanis hopped a plane and began to collaborate with Ramon Films as a producer, soon becoming an action star in the films as well.Hofmanis has made the trek to Texas to attend the Cinema Terrible screening ofand will preface the movie with a presentation that includes showing off handmade props and costumes from the film. Plus, IGG himself will pop in remotely via Skype for a post-screening interview and Q&A.Anyone that loves B movies should considera must-see. The film may be blurry and the special effects are anything but slick, but the scrappy production, high energy action and running comedic commentary by VJ Emmie have made this movie a cult classic of the internet era.sacurrent.com