New this week: 'The Sea Beast,' early Elton John, 'Maggie'
This week’s new entertainment releases include two lost albums from rock superstars Neil Young and Elton John, more than two dozen contestants of reality shows like “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “Big Brother” facing off in the contest “The Challenge: USA,” and Netflix’s “The Sea Beast” brings a “Moby Dick”-like tale down to kid size.
7 tricks horror movies use to scare you
The most effective horror movies play on viewers' senses. From Alfred Hitchcock to M. Night Shyamalan, horror-film makers have always loved messing with our visual and auditory perception, using camera trickery, calculated shot composition, and immersive sound design to instill fear in their audiences. In this episode of "Movies Insider," we give a breakdown of some of their go-to techniques and explain what makes these classic horror devices so effective at crafting fear. Find out why the dark voyeur perspective is such a staple of slasher flicks. See how horror directors use negative space to make shots feel "off" and how their use of shallow focus creates discomfort in audiences. Plus, learn about the special range of low-frequency sounds in horror-movie soundtracks, which are basically programmed to put our bodies on edge. Here's how movies trick you into being scared.news.yahoo.com
The Master of Suspense
Alfred Hitchcock proved time and again that he was the master of suspense. From suspense to romance to comedy, the themes varied, but the movies all began the same way: with Hitchcock's meticulous preparation. For Professor Sullivan, Hitchcock is both an obsession and a profession. He says Hitchcock was a master at tapping into the psychology of his characters. "Do you think Hitchcock had a weakness for blondes?"cbsnews.com
From 2008: The artistry of Alfred Hitchcock
From 2008: The artistry of Alfred Hitchcock He was the “Master of Suspense” whose legendary films, including “Notorious,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” and “Psycho,” rewrote the rules of cinema. In a report that originally aired on “CBS Sunday Morning” November 2, 2008, correspondent Seth Doane looks back on the life and career of director Alfred Hitchcock, and talks with stars Eva Marie Saint (“North by Northwest”) and Tippi Hedren (“The Birds,” “Marnie”), horror director John Carpenter, and film professor Jack Sullivan about Hitchcock’s innovative talents and unique legacy.cbsnews.com
New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'
(Columbia Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Edgier than the (also great) Gwyneth Paltrow version, Anya Taylor-Joy takes on the role of the matchmaker extraordinaire this time. — Billie Eilish was on the road for just three days before she had to cancel her worldwide tour due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. But thankfully on Saturday the Grammy-winning star will host her first global livestream concert. “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event” uses music, comedy, short documentaries and celebrity appearances to explore the Latino experience.
Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97
FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1981 file photo, Actress Rhonda Fleming poses for a photo in Hollywood, Calif. Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was 97. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97
(AP Photo/Wally Fong)LOS ANGELES – Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California, assistant Carla Sapon told The Associated Press. Legend or not, at 19 Louis was awarded a six-month contract at the studio of David O. Selznick and a new name: Rhonda Fleming. I’m much more fulfilled today than at any time in my life.”After Fleming’s sister, Beverly Engel, died of cancer in 1991, Fleming and her husband established the Rhonda Fleming Mann Resource Center for Women with Cancer at the UCLA Medical Center. A couple of years after Mann died, Fleming married for a sixth time, to Derol W. Carlson, who died in 2017.
Protests continue into second day in Tehran after Iran admits it mistakenly shot down plane
New Library of Congress ambassador namedAuthor Jason Reynolds was named the Library of Congress newest national ambassador for young peoples literature on CBS This Morning. The two-year position aims to raise the nations appreciation of youth literature, as it relates to literacy, education and the development and betterment of lives. Reynolds is a best-selling and award-winning author and poet whose work includes Patina and As Brave As You. He and the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, join CBS This Morning.cbsnews.com
At least 12 dead as dangerous weather targets more than 30 million Americans
Queen says she supports Harry and MeghanAfter an unprecedented meeting, Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement her family is "supportive" of Prince Harry and wife Meghan's plans to split their time between the U.K. and Canada. But she also said she would have "preferred" a different decision. Charlie D'Agata reports.cbsnews.com
Essential movies of the '30s and '40s
OK, and let's not forget "Young Mr. Lincoln," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and the first of Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes movies. Some of those movies made this list -- how could they not? "The Grand Illusion" (1937)Set during World War I, this great French drama from director Jean Renoir explores the futility of war and class distinctions through French officers captured by German forces. "Casablanca "(1942)Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris, and film fans will always have this stirring tale of an American finally choosing duty over love in the midst of World War II. "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)The definitive movie about soldiers returning home from war, filled with touching moments.