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How Steven Spielberg’s Malfunctioning Sharks Transformed the Movie Business

Before Steven Spielberg became Hollywood royalty, he was just another young director with a giant shark problem. It was July 1974, and 27-year-old Steven Spielberg was sure his career was over. He’d been on location in Martha’s Vineyard for three months, waiting for the overdue star of his new movie Jaws. And now, as he watched [...]

The Quick 10: The Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrates its 50-year anniversary this week. Although a big block-party-style bash is scheduled for later this summer after some much-needed renovations are complete, the actual construction kickoff happened on February 8, 1960, with the star ceremony taking place the following day. Since Hollywood’s celebration is still a few months away, [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dalton Trumbo

The name Dalton Trumbo might not be familiar to you, but if you like classic movies, you probably know his work. This week, let’s take a look at the former American Communist Party member who wrote Spartacus, Roman Holiday, and a slew of other great films. 1. He Was a Bakery Pro While Trumbo was trying [...]