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Woman In Gold' Director Simon Curtis Shares Insight About His Film

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

In 1907, Austrian painter Gustav Klimt completed his masterpiece Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. The painting, which contains actual gold leaf, became known as Woman in Gold. It was considered to be the Austrian Mona Lisa.

Popcorn Preview: Woman in Gold

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

As the film opens, we see the restless Adele Bloch-Bauer sitting for a portrait by Gustav Klimt. Who would have guessed that a family portrait would become the center of an Austrian identity crisis? Especially a portrait of a Jewish woman. In 1998, Maria Altmann's sister Louisa is laid to rest. A

Movie Review: Woman in Gold -- The Art of Justice

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Does it matter that Woman in Gold, Simon Curtis' moving drama about a woman seeking the return of art the Nazis stole from her family 50 years earlier, seems stenciled from a familiar template?

Helen Mirren in Woman in Gold: How German Was It?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The restitution of Klimt's "Woman in Gold" to its rightful heir is a story of justice won, and a up-yours to Holocaust deniers and those who continue to enact violence against Jews and other peoples who value human life.

The Berlinale Diaries: Woman Power, the Eyes of a Thief Have It and Darren Aronofsky

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Berlinale is certainly woman-centric. There are exceptional leading ladies commanding the red carpet as Juliette Binoche did on opening night, in her tuxedo-inspired white gown and fresh make up.

Best of Berlinale: A Conversation With Simon Curtis on Woman in Gold

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In his director's statement for the stunning new film Woman in Gold, which world premiered at this year's Berlinale as part of their Special Gala line-up, Simon Curtis writes "the film is about identity and asks the question, are you where you're from or where you are?"

Actor Michelle Williams' Uncanny Marilyn Wins Award Noms

Brad Balfour | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Who knew that when actress Michelle Williams first appeared as the bad girl in Dawson's Creek, she would have the uncanny good sense to take on roles ...

How Marilyn Monroe Got Her Groove, and How Dad Became Cool

Harvey Weinstein | Posted 01.26.2012 | Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein

As a father of four daughters, I've learned that cool is a gift that only comes occasionally; but for a short time, Marilyn Monroe, and the movie I made about her, made dad cool.

Williams Has Same 'Hunger as Monroe,' Says My Week With Marilyn Director

Felice Arenas | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

Both are flaxen-haired, beautiful, and have had their personal ups and downs dominate headlines. But what is the most striking similarity between Michelle Williams and Marilyn Monroe?

Review: My Week With Marilyn

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard now to conceive of just how huge a star Marilyn Monroe was at the peak of her fame in the mid-1950s. Take Lady Gaga, multiply her by Brangelina at their most visible -- and then take it to the 10th power.

Interview: Director Simon Curtis discusses My Week with Marilyn

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Simon Curtis bristles a little when asked why, having directed so extensively in television and produced numerous films, it took him so long to direct...

More Marilyn: Monroe Photos at the Milk Gallery

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

A lovely ingénue strolled about the Milk Gallery in a black Dior with train, a replica of a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in an iconic photograph by Bert Stern.

Following Monroe: My Week With Marilyn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.11.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Marilyn Monroe may have been the original superstar, from the era when such mega stardom was invented. Her public and private persona remains infinitely fascinating.