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Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in 1963
A photograph of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman taken during the shoot of the aptly named A New Kind of Love, by Melville Shavelson in 1963 is the image used for the poster for this year's Festival de Cannes, which runs May 15 through 26. The pair were honored at the Festival de Cannes in 1958 -- the year of their marriage.
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Body Bags Blu-ray in the Works
The 1993 anthology Body Bags directed by John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper is planned for Blu-ray later this year. The horror anthology presents three tales: The first about a serial killer, the second about a hair transplant going wrong, and the third about a baseball player.
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Bus Stop Blu-ray
20th Century Fox is preparing the Marilyn Monroe romantic comedy Bus Stop for Blu-ray on July 30. A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.
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78 years ago (May 19th, 1935) Colonel Thomas E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, died from head injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on a Dorset, England, country road. He led the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I.
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James Stewart the war hero
This week 105 years ago (May 20, 1908) James Stewart was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (USA). He won an Oscar, several war medals and the hearts of the American public during a 40+ year career.
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A view to a kill premiered
29 years ago, View to a Kill premiered in San Francisco (USA) at The Palace of Fine Arts. It was the first Bond film to ever make its world debut outside London. (May 24, 1985). James Bond stunt man BJ Worth kicked off events by jumping from a helicopter in front off City Hall.
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The facehugger came alive
34 years ago, Alien was released (May 25, 1979). The film arrived in between Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back as a stylishly malevolent alternative to George Lucas's space fantasy. The instant classic set a tone of its own, offering richly detailed sets, ominous atmosphere and relentless suspense.