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Lou Barlia, Camera Operator on ‘Love Story,’ ‘Jaws’ and ‘Steel Magnolias,’ Dies at 92

Lou Barlia, who served as a camera operator on films from Love Story, Death Wish, Jaws and The Big Chill to Brighton Beach Memoirs, Steel Magnolias and Frankie and Johnny, has died. He was 92. Barlia died June 25 at his home in Las Vegas after a brief battle with mesothelioma, his family announced. In his four-decade career, Barlia also looked through a viewfinder on Serpico (1973), The […]

‘Jaws’ and the Internal Debate Over Who Wrote the Iconic USS Indianapolis Speech

The “USS Indianapolis” speech, impeccably delivered by the legendary Robert Shaw in Jaws, is regarded as one of the finest monologues in motion picture history. However, the debate over just who wrote the monologue is mired in murky waters. In the blockbuster film helmed by then-budding director Steven Spielberg, which swam into theaters 47 years […]

Steven Spielberg Initially Thought John Williams’ ‘Jaws’ Theme Was a Joke

It would become one of the most memorable themes in film history and earn John Williams his second Oscar — but filmmaker Steven Spielberg thought the composer was joking around when he first heard the theme to Jaws. The living-legend film composer, who created such score staples as Star Wars, Superman and Indiana Jones, turned […]

Critic’s Notebook: A Dazzling and Sometimes Frustrating Showcase for Hollywood History at the Academy Museum

According to Hollywood lore, a world-class motion picture museum situated in Los Angeles has been in the works for nine decades. By the 1960s, a group of industry legends — including Walt Disney, Louis B. Mayer, Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson — had moved forward with the concept. Yet they threw in the towel after […]

Netflix’s New Releases Coming in September 2021

Netflix is leaping into fall with a number of new films and TV shows, as well as its regular new rotation of existing shows and movies. Among the original drama films coming to the streamer this month are the 9/11 biographical drama Worth on Sept. 3. Starring Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan and Stanley Tucci, the […]

HBO’s New Releases Coming in May 2020

Take a look at the movies and TV shows that will be added to HBO in May 2020.

Art Directors Guild to Honor ‘Jaws’ Production Designer Joe Alves

Oscar-nominated production designer Joe Alves will receive an Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

Original ‘Jaws’ Mold Shark Fully Restored for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced on Thursday that the original shark used in 'Jaws' has been fully restored.

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in May

Take a look at the titles that will disappear from Netflix this month.

John M. Dwyer, Set Decorator for ‘Star Trek’ Series and Movies, Dies at 83

John M. Dwyer, the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning set decorator who worked on 'Jaws,' 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' and 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' not to mention two series and six films in the 'Star Trek' universe, has died. He was 83.

One Outtake of Robert Shaw’s Death in ‘Jaws’ Was Even More Graphic

The moment was so over-the-top, the crew started laughing when cut was called.

From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Jaws’: 22 Films That Are Famously Misquoted

Although many films are established in the cinematic world, infamous lines of Hollywood’s most famous films are mistakenly misquoted.