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From Walls to Wheels: Driving Art in High Gear

Bruce Helander | Posted 06.20.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Sir Alfred DiMora showed a special enthusiasm for cars at ten years old when he began to race miniature slot cars, which led to a genuine passion for the automobile. By the time he was thirteen, he dreamed of building his own car, and, like most genuine passions, simply would not let go until the goal was realized.

George Lucas Still Owes Cindy Williams 75 Cents From The 1970s

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.11.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Four years before he made "Star Wars" and kicked off his journey to being a billionaire, George Lucas directed 1973's "American Graffiti." Among the c...

Matthew Jacobs

9 Tidbits From George Lucas' Tribeca Chat With Stephen Colbert | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment

The chance to see George Lucas discuss his career ranked fairly high in our Tribeca Film Festival priorities, especially with Stephen Colbert conducti...

George Lucas Talks 'Strange Magic' and His Future in Film

Bryan Young | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Like most stories George Lucas has come up, this one is firmly rooted in classic mythology and aims to offer a tale to help us distinguish between actual love and mere infatuation through music and some of the most gorgeous animation to hit the big screen.

Legendary Artists vs. Legendary Designer

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Marc A. Coronel

As far back as I can remember, I always admired the graffiti art surrounding California, especially three legendary graffiti artists, Revok, Reyes and Steel, who recently filed a landmark lawsuit in California against embroiled fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.

HuffPost Interview: David Robert Mitchell, Director of 'Myth of the American Sleepover'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, "American Graffiti" was an influence on his movie, "The Myth of the American Sleepover," David Robert Mitchell says. But that wasn't the movie he wanted to make. And he hasn't.

HuffPost Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How long is it going to take for filmmakers to understand that movies about teenagers set in past decades are not intrinsically funny just because of the cheesy fashions and music of the era?

BLOG WATCH> Graffiti Artist Pose On Curated | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Artist Driven with Pose | Los Angeles from LRG on Vimeo. Back in January, I noted Chicago-based graffiti artist Pose and his work for LRG. As follow ...

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.

McCain & the Missiles of October

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Many voters are attracted to McCain's quick, "don't look back" decision-making and fancy that he will keep them secure. But would he? The experience of October 1962 strongly suggests otherwise.