John G. Avildsen
Film director
John G. Avildsen
John Guilbert Avildsen is an Academy Award-winning American film director.
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Ralph Macchio's New Film, <em>Across Grace Alley</em>, Proves He's More Than an Actor
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Early in his acting career, Ralph Macchio worked with some of the world's great directors including Francis Ford Coppola (the Outsiders), John Avildsen (Karate Kid), Walter Hill (Crossroads) and Arthur Hiller (Teachers). In a sense, this experience was his film school. "I got to be the young guy hanging around the camera watching these masters at work," explains Macchio. "There was so much downtime as an actor, you'd either hang out in your hotel room or go into town and get into trouble. So I would visit the set and absorb all I could, not just from the directors, but also from the production designer, sound mixer and cinematographer." Learning the nuts and bolts of storytelling served Macchio well. In 2002, he wrote and directed Love Thy Brother, a 9-minute comedy which was shown at Sundance and distributed by HBO. "You write what you know," he explains about the film based on his relationship with his real life brother. And who can forget the hilarious FunnyOrDie.com video, W ...
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7 Films to Help You Work Through Labor Day
Agoura Hills - over 4 years
It’s that time of year again. Summer is ending. The school year beginning and you’re not supposed to wear white belts or white shoes anymore. Yes, it’s Labor Day. So seek out Redbox, Blockbuster or Netflix, because here is a list of seven movies about the working world to enjoy on your day off. (Click the titles to see movie trailers.) Office Space (1999, Mike Judge) After his hypnotherapist dies in the middle of a session, Peter Gibbons, (Ron Livingston), is left with a permanent hypnotic suggestion to do whatever he damn well pleases. His new-found nonchalance turns his life around, gets him a promotion and makes him the envy of everyone at the office. But, things get more complicated when he helps some of his laid off friends in a get rich quick scheme that gets them far too rich, far too quickly.  One of the most popular movies that no one ever saw in the theater, Office Space is a quick-witted and endlessly quotable comedy about hating your job and learning to love your l ...
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Programmi tv Sky stasera 3 agosto - Newnotizie
Google News - over 5 years
Su Cinema Family alle 21.00 andrà in onda, il film d&#39;avventura “Karate Kid II ” di John Avildsen con Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita. Il giovane Daniel e il suo maestro Miyagi, volano in Giappone, a Okinawa. Lì affronteranno una banda di taglieggiatori che
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Sylvester Stallone cumple 65 años llenos de acción - El Universal.mx
Google News - over 5 years
En 1976 John Avildsen lo adaptó y Sylvester encarnó el papel principal, que fue un gran éxito comercial. A partir de entonces se ha especializado en personajes basados en el físico, aunque también ha sido capaz de interpretar caracterizaciones más
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Transatlantyk Master Classes - stopklatka.pl
Google News - over 5 years
John Avildsen , John Badham , Rob Cohen , Guber/Peters, Wes Craven czy Frank Perry . Agatha Dominik - Scenariusz - zasady wizualnego i dramatycznego opowiadania, seminarium. Scenarzystka, specjalizująca się w adaptacjach książek, dla takich wytwórni,
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Telefé: Programación del 11 y 12 de junio de 2011 - Comentemos.com
Google News - over 5 years
Director: JOHN AVILDSEN – Actor: RALPH MACCHIO – PAT MORITA - 18.30 Cine: AMOR Y TESORO Matthew y Kate son un matrimonio que se dedica a la búsqueda de tesoros pero que pasan por una crisis matrimonial al borde de la ruptura definitiva
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Telefé: Programación del 4 y 5 de junio de 2011 - Comentemos.com
Google News - over 5 years
Director: JOHN AVILDSEN – Actor: PAT MORITA – RALPH MACCHIO - 18.30 Cine: MISS SIMPATIA 2 Cuenta la historia de la agente del FBI Gracie Hart. Poco después de haber neutralizado con éxito una amenaza contra el concurso de belleza de Miss Estados Unidos
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TAN DUROS COMO LA PIEDRA - DiarioShow.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Después de Rocky, que fue su tarjeta de la suerte, ya que fue su primer film, dirigido por un buen artesano como John Avildsen, y ganó el Oscar. Con esa credencial en el bolsillo, no paró de hacer Rockys a través de los años, con mayor o menor dignidad
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Q&A with Filmmaker and Troma Studios Co-Founder Lloyd Kaufman - Cinespect
Google News - almost 6 years
John Avildsen was sort of a mentor of mine back in the old days. We distributed “Cry Uncle,” which Avildsen directed. I was a partner on that movie. Great guy, clearly talented. Yea, there are plenty of artists who have been able to negotiate the
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FILM; The Directors on the Cutting Room Floor
NYTimes - over 11 years
LAST August, eight days into shooting, Ted Griffin was fired as director of the Warner Brothers film ''Rumor Has It.'' The movie, starring Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Costner, is about an addled bride-to-be who suspects that her secretive family was the inspiration for ''The Graduate.'' Mr. Griffin, who wrote the screenplay for Steven Soderbergh's
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'JOE'; Norman Wexler's Gifts
NYTimes - over 16 years
To the Editor: J. Hoberman's informative, intriguing article tells of John Avildsen, the director of ''Joe,'' and in part of the lesser-known but talented Norman Wexler, the screenwriter. Norman was a mercurial man with an uncanny ear, insight and intellect, which enabled him to succinctly encapsulate a cultural phenomenon in a 90-minute time
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OSCAR FILMS/CONVERSATION; A Couple of Winners Talk Awards and Acting
NYTimes - almost 17 years
AFTER Kevin Spacey received a best-actor nomination for his performance in ''American Beauty,'' he sat down to compare notes with the two-time Oscar winner and eight-time nominee Jack Lemmon (who brought along his dog Chloe). Mr. Spacey, who won an Oscar for his 1995 supporting role in ''The Usual Suspects,'' has worked several times with Mr.
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FILM; For the Sweet Science on Screen, a Split Decision
NYTimes - almost 25 years
Watching the bloody boxing bouts in the new movies "Gladiator" and "The Power of One," I was reminded of a screening of "Rocky IV" I attended some years ago with the trainer Eddie Futch. Mr. Futch, who has worked with such champions as Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes and Ken Norton, watched the fight sequences through squinted eyes, frequently holding up
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Film Flam for 'Rocky'
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Outside the fighter's dressing room, two West Orange, N.J., police officers stood guard. Just a few feet away in the South Mountain Arena corridor, a crowd had gathered behind a wooden sawhorse. Outside the fighter's dressing room, two West Orange, N.J., police officers stood guard. Just a few feet away in the South Mountain Arena corridor, a
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At the Movies
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: Anatomy of a Movie Anatomy of a Movie If everything goes according to plan, Alan J. Pakula hopes to start the cameras rolling in late spring or early summer on ''Presumed Innocent,'' the film version of Scott Turow's long-running best seller about a married Midwestern prosecutor who finds himself on trial for murdering the colleague who was
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Big Name on Campus
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: THEIR NAMES leap off the pages of course catalogues. Registering for their classes inspires the competitive, camping-out-on-the-ticket-line spirit usually reserved for a Bruce Springsteen concert. THEIR NAMES leap off the pages of course catalogues. Registering for their classes inspires the competitive, camping-out-on-the-ticket-line spirit
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About New York; Seeking Stardom In 'Joe Clark, The Movie'
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: In the works was a Warner Brothers movie about Joe Clark, the principal at Eastside High in Paterson, N.J., the guy whose combative control methods got him on the cover of Time magazine, holding his Adirondack Big Stick, the Willie Mays model, flame treated. In the works was a Warner Brothers movie about Joe Clark, the principal at Eastside
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FILM VIEW; VCR's Give Movies a Fresh Start
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: THIS IS WRITTEN IN PRAISE OF THE VIDEO cassette recorder, even as one attempts to deal with the sad news of the imminent demise of the Regency Theater, Manhattan's foremost film repertory house. The Regency has been sold to a giant exhibition combine and is due to be closed next week, remodeled and turned into yet another first-run theater on
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Film: 'Happy New Year'
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: HAPPY NEW YEAR'' didn't look very original or very funny back in 1973, when the original French film, written and directed by Claude Lelouch, opened in New York. The curious thing about the American remake, opening today at the Quad and New Carnegie Cinemas, is that although it's no better, it's certainly not worse. HAPPY NEW YEAR'' didn't
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