Small Time Crooks
Small Time Crooks is a 2000 American crime-comedy film. Written and directed by Woody Allen, the film's plot is similar to that of the 1942 comedy Larceny, Inc.. It stars Hugh Grant, Elaine May and Tracey Ullman. Small Time Crooks received positive reviews from critics. Ullman received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, May won the Best Supporting Actress citation at the National Society of Film Critics Awards. Career criminal Ray and his cronies want to lease a closed pizzeria so they can dig a tunnel from the basement of the restaurant to a nearby bank. Ray's wife Frenchy covers; the robbery scheme soon proves to be a miserable failure, after they franchise the business, selling cookies makes them millionaires. One day Frenchy throws a big party and overhears people making fun of their poor decorating taste and lack of culture, she asks an art dealer named David to train her and Ray so they can fit in with the American upper class. Ray hates every minute of it.
What Frenchy does not know is that David is just using her to finance his art projects. Ray gets fed up and leaves Frenchy. David and Frenchy go to Europe for more cultural enlightenment and while there, she gets a call and finds out she has been defrauded by her accountants. She's lost everything including her cookie company and possessions. David turns on her right away and dumps her. Meanwhile, Ray tries to steal a valuable necklace at a party, he has had a duplicate made and through a series of circumstances gets the duplicate and real one mixed up. At the party, he finds out that Frenchy is broke, so he leaves and goes to see her, he consoles her by saying he shows it to her. Her new-found cultural enlightenment enables her to tell, but she produces a expensive cigarette case that she once had given to David as a gift but stole back after he dumped her. It once belonged to the Duke of Windsor, they reconcile, decide to sell it, retire to Florida. Woody Allen as Ray Winkler Tracey Ullman as Frances "Frenchy" Fox-Winkler Elaine May as May Sloane Elaine Stritch as Chi-Chi Velasquez Potter Hugh Grant as David Perrette Michael Rapaport as Denny Doyle Tony Darrow as Tommy Walker Jon Lovitz as Benjamin "Benny" Bukowski Brian Markinson as Officer Ken DeLoach George Grizzard as George Blint Larry Pine as Charles Bailey Kristine Nielsen as Emily Bailey The film received positive reviews from critics.
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes records that 66% out of 100 reviews for the film were positive, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Woody Allen rises from his recent slump with Small Time Crooks. A simple, funny movie, Crooks proves Allen still has the touch that made his name synonymous with off-beat comedy." Metacritic reports. Ullman was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance, Elaine May won Best Supporting Actress at the National Society of Film Critics Awards for her performance. Small Time Crooks was the highest-grossing film directed by Allen at the North American box office between 1989's Crimes and Misdemeanors and 2005's Match Point, with a gross of $17.2 million. However, it was one of the few Allen films which did less well outside the U. S. and Canada, its global gross was $29.9 million. Allen has never said whether the film's similarity to Larceny, Inc. was deliberate or if his film was in any way inspired by it.
The plot parallels episodes of at least two American TV series: Gomer Pyle and Car 54, Where Are You?. Woody Allen bibliography Woody Allen filmography Small Time Crooks on IMDb Small Time Crooks at AllMovie Small Time Crooks at Box Office Mojo Small Time Crooks at Rotten Tomatoes Small Time Crooks at Metacritic
Ginger Rogers was an American actress and singer. She is known for her starring role in Kitty Foyle, but is best remembered for performing in RKO's musical films on stage and television, throughout much of the 20th century. Born in Independence and raised in Kansas City and her family moved to Fort Worth, when she was nine years old. After winning a 1925 Charleston dance contest that launched a successful vaudeville career, she gained recognition as a Broadway actress for her debut stage role in Girl Crazy; this success led to a contract with Paramount Pictures. Rogers had her first successful film role as a supporting actress in 42nd Street. Throughout the 1930s, Rogers made nine films with Astaire, among which were some of her biggest successes, such as Swing Time and Top Hat. After two commercial failures with Astaire, Rogers began to branch out into dramatic films and comedies, her acting was well received by critics and audiences, she became one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s.
Her performance in Kitty Foyle won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Rogers remained successful throughout the 1940s and at one point was Hollywood's highest-paid actress, but her popularity had peaked by the end of the decade, she reunited with Astaire in 1949 in the commercially successful The Barkleys of Broadway. After an unsuccessful period through the 1950s, Rogers made a successful return to Broadway in 1965, playing the lead role in Hello, Dolly!. More lead roles on Broadway followed, along with her stage directorial debut in 1985 on an off-Broadway production of Babes in Arms. Rogers made television acting appearances until 1987. In 1992, Rogers was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors, she died of a heart attack in 1995, at the age of 83. Rogers is associated with the phrase "backwards and in high heels", the title of her memoir, attributed to Bob Thaves' Frank and Ernest 1982 cartoon with the caption "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did...backwards and in high heels".
This phrase is sometimes incorrectly attributed to Ann Richards, who used it in her keynote address to the 1988 Democratic National Convention. A Republican and a devout Christian Scientist, Rogers was married five times, with all of her marriages ending in divorce. During her long career, Rogers made 73 films, her musical films with Fred Astaire are credited with revolutionizing the genre. Rogers was a major movie star during the Golden Age of Hollywood, is considered an American icon, she ranks number 14 on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list of female stars of classic American cinema. Virginia Katherine McMath was born on July 16, 1911, in Independence, the only child of Lela Emogene, a newspaper reporter and movie producer, William Eddins McMath, an electrical engineer, she was of Scottish and English ancestry. Her mother did not want her to be born in a hospital, her parents separated shortly after she was born, but her grandparents, Wilma Saphrona and Walter Winfield Owens, lived nearby in Kansas City.
After unsuccessfully trying to become a family again, McMath kidnapped his daughter twice. Rogers said, her mother divorced her father soon thereafter. In 1915, Rogers moved in with her grandparents while her mother made a trip to Hollywood in an effort to get an essay she had written made into a film. Lela continued to write scripts for Fox Studios. Rogers was to remain close to her grandfather and much when she was a star in 1939, she bought him a home at 5115 Greenbush Avenue in Sherman Oaks, California, so he could be close to her while she was filming at the studios. One of Rogers' young cousins, had a hard time pronouncing "Virginia", shortening it to "Badinda"; when Rogers was nine years old, her mother remarried, to John Logan Rogers. Ginger took the surname Rogers, although she was never adopted, they lived in Fort Worth. Her mother became a theater critic for the Fort Worth Record, she did not graduate from, Fort Worth's Central High School. As a teenager, Rogers thought of becoming a school teacher, but with her mother's interest in Hollywood and the theater, her early exposure to the theater increased.
Waiting for her mother in the wings of the Majestic Theatre, she began to sing and dance along with the performers on stage. Rogers' entertainment career was born one night when the traveling vaudeville act of Eddie Foy came to Fort Worth and needed a quick stand-in, she entered and won a Charleston dance contest which allowed her to tour for six months, at one point in 1926 performing at an 18-month-old theater called The Craterian in Medford, Oregon. This theater honored her many years by changing its name to the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater. At 17, Rogers married Jack Culpepper, a singer/dancer/comedian/recording artist of the day who worked under the name Jack Pepper, they formed a short-lived vaudeville double act known as "Ginger and Pepper". The marriage was over within months, she went back to touring with her mother; when the tour got to New York City, she stayed, getting radio singing jobs and her Broadway debut in the musical Top Speed, which opened on Christmas Day, 1929. Within two weeks of opening in Top Speed, Rogers was chosen to star on Broadway in Girl Crazy by Geor
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is located on a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York along the extent of the length of New York City on its western edge. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, the most densely populated of the 50 U. S. states. New Jersey lies within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U. S. state by median household income as of 2017. New Jersey was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes founded the first European settlements in the state; the English seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey after the largest of the Channel Islands and granting it as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton.
New Jersey was the site of several decisive battles during the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century. In the 19th century, factories in cities, Paterson, Trenton, Jersey City, Elizabeth helped to drive the Industrial Revolution. New Jersey's geographic location at the center of the Northeast megalopolis, between Boston and New York City to the northeast, Philadelphia and Washington, D. C. to the southwest, fueled its rapid growth through the process of suburbanization in the second half of the 20th century. In the first decades of the 21st century, this suburbanization began reverting with the consolidation of New Jersey's culturally diverse populace toward more urban settings within the state, with towns home to commuter rail stations outpacing the population growth of more automobile-oriented suburbs since 2008. Around 180 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period, New Jersey bordered North Africa; the pressure of the collision between North America and Africa gave rise to the Appalachian Mountains.
Around 18,000 years ago, the Ice Age resulted in glaciers. As the glaciers retreated, they left behind Lake Passaic, as well as many rivers and gorges. New Jersey was settled by Native Americans, with the Lenni-Lenape being dominant at the time of contact. Scheyichbi is the Lenape name for the land, now New Jersey; the Lenape were several autonomous groups that practiced maize agriculture in order to supplement their hunting and gathering in the region surrounding the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, western Long Island Sound. The Lenape society was divided into matrilinear clans; these clans were organized into three distinct phratries identified by their animal sign: Turtle and Wolf. They first encountered the Dutch in the early 17th century, their primary relationship with the Europeans was through fur trade; the Dutch became the first Europeans to lay claim to lands in New Jersey. The Dutch colony of New Netherland consisted of parts of modern Middle Atlantic states. Although the European principle of land ownership was not recognized by the Lenape, Dutch West India Company policy required its colonists to purchase the land that they settled.
The first to do so was Michiel Pauw who established a patronship called Pavonia in 1630 along the North River which became the Bergen. Peter Minuit's purchase of lands along the Delaware River established the colony of New Sweden; the entire region became a territory of England on June 24, 1664, after an English fleet under the command of Colonel Richard Nicolls sailed into what is now New York Harbor and took control of Fort Amsterdam, annexing the entire province. During the English Civil War, the Channel Island of Jersey remained loyal to the British Crown and gave sanctuary to the King, it was from the Royal Square in Saint Helier that Charles II of England was proclaimed King in 1649, following the execution of his father, Charles I. The North American lands were divided by Charles II, who gave his brother, the Duke of York, the region between New England and Maryland as a proprietary colony. James granted the land between the Hudson River and the Delaware River to two friends who had remained loyal through the English Civil War: Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkeley of Stratton.
The area was named the Province of New Jersey. Since the state's inception, New Jersey has been characterized by religious diversity. New England Congregationalists settled alongside Scots Presbyterians and Dutch Reformed migrants. While the majority of residents lived in towns with individual landholdings of 100 acres, a few rich proprietors owned vast estates. English Quakers and Anglicans owned large landholdings. Unlike Plymouth Colony and other colonies, New Jersey was populated by a secondary wave of immigrants who came from other colonies instead of those who migrated directly from Europe. New Jersey remained agrarian and rural throughout the colonial era, commercial farming developed sporadically; some townships, such as Burlington on the Delaware River and Perth Amboy, emerged as important ports for shipping to New York City and Philadelphia. The colony's fertile lands and tolerant religious policy drew more settlers, New Jersey's population had increased to 120,000 by 1775. Settlement for the first 10 years of English rule took place along Hackensack River and Arthur Kill –
Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American director, writer and comedian whose career spans more than six decades. He began his career as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen began performing as a stand-up comedian, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes; as a comedian, he developed the persona of an insecure, fretful nebbish, which he maintains is quite different from his real-life personality. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Allen fourth on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, while a UK survey ranked Allen as the third-greatest comedian. By the mid-1960s, Allen was writing and directing films, first specializing in slapstick comedies before moving into dramatic material influenced by European art cinema during the 1970s, alternating between comedies and dramas to the present, he is identified as part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmakers of the mid-1960s to late 1970s.
Allen stars in his films in the persona he developed as a standup. Some of the best-known of his over 50 films are Annie Hall, Manhattan and Her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanors. In 2007 he said Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Match Point were his best films. Critic Roger Ebert described Allen as "a treasure of the cinema". Allen has received many honors throughout his career, he has won four Academy Awards: three for one for Best Director. He garnered nine British Academy Film Awards, his screenplay for Annie Hall was named the funniest screenplay by the Writers Guild of America in its list of the "101 Funniest Screenplays". In 2011, PBS televised the film biography Woody Allen: A Documentary on the American Masters TV series. In 1992 Dylan Farrow accused Allen of molesting her, an accusation he has denied; the accusation gained new life with the rise of the Me Too movement. In 2019 Amazon canceled the release of his film A Rainy Day in New York, filmed in 2017. Allen is suing Amazon for breach of contract for $68 million.
He is shooting a film in Spain. Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, he and his sister, were raised in Midwood, Brooklyn. He is the son of Nettie, a bookkeeper at her family's delicatessen, Martin Konigsberg, a jewelry engraver and waiter, his family was Jewish, his grandparents immigrated to the US from Russia and Austria and spoke Yiddish and German. Both of Allen's parents were raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, his childhood was not happy. Allen spoke German quite a bit in his early years, he would joke that when he was young he was sent to inter-faith summer camps. While attending Hebrew school for eight years, he went to Public School 99 and to Midwood High School, where he graduated in 1953. Unlike his comic persona, he was more interested in baseball than school and his strong arms ensured he was first to be picked for a team, he impressed students with his extraordinary talent with magic tricks. For pay, he wrote jokes for agent David O. Alber.
At the age of 17, he changed his name to Heywood Allen and began to call himself Woody Allen. According to Allen, his first published joke read: "Woody Allen says he ate at a restaurant that had O. P. S. Prices—over people's salaries." He was earning more. After high school, he attended New York University, studying communication and film in 1953, before dropping out after failing the course "Motion Picture Production", he left before the end of the first semester. He taught himself rather than studying in the classroom, he taught at The New School and studied with writing teacher Lajos Egri.p.74 Allen began writing short jokes when he was 15, the following year began sending them to various Broadway writers to see if they'd be interested in buying any. He began going by the name "Woody Allen". One of those writers was Abe Burrows, coauthor of Guys and Dolls, who wrote, "Wow! His stuff was dazzling." Burrows wrote Allen letters of introduction to Sid Caesar, Phil Silvers, Peter Lind Hayes, who sent Allen a check for just the jokes Burrows included as samples.
As a result of the jokes Allen mailed to various writers, he was invited age 19, to join the NBC Writer's Development Program in 1955, followed by a job on The NBC Comedy Hour in Los Angeles. He was hired as a full-time writer for humorist Herb Shriner earning $25 a week, he began writing scripts for The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, specials for Sid Caesar post-Caesar's Hour, other television shows.p.111 By the time he was working for Caesar, he was earning $1,500 a week. He worked alongside Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon, he worked with Danny Simon, whom Allen credits for helping form his writing style. In 1962 alone he estimated. Allen wrote for the Candid Camera television show, appeared in some episodes, he wrote jokes for the Buddy Hackett sitcom Stanley and for The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, in 1958 he co-wrote a few Sid Caesar specials with Larry Gelbart. After writing for many of television's leading comedians and comedy shows, All
Gordon Hugh Willis Jr. ASC was an American cinematographer and film director, he is best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather series as well as Woody Allen's Annie Hall and Manhattan. Fellow cinematographer William A. Fraker called Willis's work a "milestone in visual storytelling", while one critic suggested that Willis "defined the cinematic look of the 1970s: sophisticated compositions in which bolts of light and black put the decade's moral ambiguities into stark relief"; when the International Cinematographers Guild conducted a survey in 2003, they placed Willis among the ten most influential cinematographers in history. Willis was born in Astoria, New York, his parents had been dancers in Broadway theatre before his father became a makeup man at Warner Bros. in Brooklyn. As a child, Willis fell in love with films, he wanted to be an actor and became interested in lighting and stage design turning to photography. For a time he intended to be a fashion photographer, photographing models he knew from living in Greenwich Village.
"I didn't know shit," Willis said," dumber than dirt. No money, no jobs etc." Through contacts of his father's he worked as a "gofer" on various movies in New York. During the Korean War Willis served in the Air Force, managing to join the Photographic and Charting Service in a motion picture unit. "I spent four years learning everything I could about making movies," Willis said. After leaving the Air Force a friend helped him to join the East Coast union in New York and he started to work as an assistant cameraman, working his way up to become a first cameraman about thirteen years later, he worked in advertising, shooting numerous commercials, made a number of documentaries, a discipline that influenced his style. "You learn to eliminate, as opposed to adding," Willis said of his time making documentaries. "Not many people understand that."He was a camera operator on the feature documentary Windjammer filmed in Cinemiracle.. Willis once stated: "I'm a mimimalist. I see things in simple ways...
It's human nature to define complexity as better. Well, it's not." In 1969, director Aram Avakian hired Willis to work on his film End of the Road. This was Willis' first movie. Willis went on to work for some of the most acclaimed directors of what is now seen as a golden age of American film-making, he captured America's urban paranoia in three films he shot with Alan J. Pakula: Klute, The Parallax View and All The President's Men, he collaborated with Hal Ashby on The Landlord, James Bridges on The Paper Chase, Herbert Ross on Pennies From Heaven. At a seminar on film-making he gave in 2003, Willis said, "It's hard to believe, but a lot of directors have no visual sense, they only have a storytelling sense. If a director is smart, he'll give me the elbow room to paint", he added: "It's the judgment they're paying for." In a interview he explained that when he started out in films he "did things in visual structure that nobody in the business was doing in Hollywood", explaining: "I wasn't trying to be different.
When asked by the interviewer how he applied his style to different genres and to working with different directors, Willis answered: "You're looking for a formula. The formula is me."Up to the making of The Godfather, Willis used Mitchell reflex cameras with Baltar or Cooke lenses. After that he used Panavision equipment. Willis went back to using Mitchells on The Godfather Part II, in order to retain the visual coherence of the two films. Asked in 2004 about shooting films digitally, he was skeptical: "The organics aren’t the same," he said. "The interpretive levels suffer", adding: "Digital is another form of recording an image, but it won’t replace thinking." Willis turned down the first two Godfather films, until Coppola told him they wouldn't look the same without him. His work turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and underexposed film, as well as in his control of lighting and exposure to create the sepia tones that denoted period scenes in The Godfather Part II.
His contributions strengthened the themes of the story, as when shooting Marlon Brando with his eyes hooded in shadow, a piece of lighting design that followed from the fact that Brando's make-up had to be lit from above. Willis said; the visual structure of the films was, he said, but he gave Coppola credit for hiring him, saying: "I'm not that easy to deal with". He praised the director for the "management hell" of his struggles with Paramount, adding that he was "grateful he could separate the visual structure of these movies from the mess that went on to fashion them". Willis' collaboration with Woody Allen began with Annie Hall. Willis described making films with Allen as being so comfortable that it was like "working with your hands in your pockets". On Annie Hall he contrasted the warmth of Annie and Alvy Singer's romance in New York with the overexposure of the film's California scenes, while in Allen's Manhattan he was responsible for what has been called a "richly textured black-and-white paean to the beauty and diversity of the city itself".
Willis, whose idea it was to use anamorphic widescreen for the filming, said: "We both felt that New York was a black-and-white city". Willis worked on the Allen films Interiors, Stardust Memories, A Midsummer Night
Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures, including The Godfather Part II, The Front, Once Upon a Time in America, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Harlem Nights, Hudson Hawk, Ruby, Léon: The Professional, 2 Days in the Valley, Dinner Rush, Lucky Number Slevin. He had a pivotal role in the Spike Lee film Do the Right Thing as Salvatore "Sal" Frangione, earning a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he played Don Domenico Clericuzio in the miniseries The Last Don. Aiello, the fifth of six children, was born on West 68th Street, the son of parents, Frances, a seamstress, Daniel Louis Aiello, a laborer, who deserted his children and wife, who had lost her eyesight and become blind. For many years, Aiello publicly condemned his father but the two reconciled in 1993, although Aiello harbors a resentment of his father's conduct, he moved to the South Bronx when he was seven, attended James Monroe High School. At the age of 16, Aiello lied about his age to enlist in the U.
S. Army. After serving for three years, he returned to New York City and did various jobs in order to support himself and his family. Aiello served as a union representative for Greyhound Bus workers and was a night club bouncer at the legendary New York comedy club, The Improv. Aiello broke into films in the early 1970s. One of his earliest roles came as a ballplayer in the 1973 baseball drama, Bang the Drum Slowly, with Robert De Niro. Aiello had a walk-on role as small-time hood Tony Rosato in The Godfather Part II, ad-libbing the famous line "Michael Corleone says hello!" during a hit on rival gangster Frank Pentangeli. In 1980, Aiello had a co-lead role with Jan Michael Vincent in Defiance, about some Manhattan residents who fight back against the thugs terrorizing the neighborhood; the next year, he received considerable acclaim for playing a racist New York City cop in Fort Apache, The Bronx with Paul Newman. In 1981, Aiello won a Daytime Emmy Award for his appearance in an ABC Afterschool Special called A Family of Strangers.
He was paired with De Niro again for the Sergio Leone gangster epic, Once Upon a Time in America, as a police chief whose name was "Aiello." His many film appearances included two for director Woody Allen, who cast him in The Purple Rose of Cairo and Radio Days. Aiello is best known for his role as pizzeria owner Sal in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. At the time of the film's release, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, he called the role his "first focal part", he further identified the film as a collaborative effort, during which Spike Lee at one point told him "Whatever you wanna do, you do." Aiello went on to write a crucial scene he shared with John Turturro ten minutes prior to its production. The role earned him nominations for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as film critic awards from Boston and Los Angeles. Aiello has portrayed more sympathetic characters, he gained recognition as the befuddled fiancé of Cher opposite her Oscar-winning performance in the romantic comedy Moonstruck, the actor made a comic appearance in drag for the Robert Altman fashion-industry film Prêt-à-Porter.
He had sympathetic roles in the 1990 horror thriller Jacob's Ladder and the 1991 comedy-drama 29th Street. Aiello played nightclub owner and Lee Harvey Oswald assassin Jack Ruby in the 1992 biopic Ruby and a political big shot with mob ties in City Hall, starring Al Pacino, he starred in the independent feature film Dolly Baby and directed by Kevin Jordan. Aiello's singing has been on display in films such as Hudson Hawk, Once Around, Remedy that starred his son Ricky Aiello and Jonathan Doscher, he has released several albums featuring a big-band sound, including I Just Wanted to Hear The Words, Live from Atlantic City, My Christmas Song for You. Aiello and EMI songwriter Hasan Johnson released an album of standards fused with rap entitled Bridges in 2011, he played the father for the video of Madonna's song, "Papa Don't Preach", recorded his own answer song, "Papa Wants the Best for You", written by Artie Schroeck. Aiello's Broadway theatre credits include Gemini, The Floating Light Bulb and The House of Blue Leaves.
He was in the 1976 Broadway play Wheelbarrow Closers, directed by Paul Sorvino. In July 2011, Aiello appeared Off Broadway in the two-act drama The Shoemaker, written by Susan Charlotte and directed by Antony Marsellis; the play is a stage version of his 2006 movie A Broken Sole, which began life in 2001 as a one-act play. Aiello lived in New Jersey, for many years, he moved to Saddle River, New Jersey. He is the father of stuntman and actor Danny Aiello III, who died in 2010 of pancreatic cancer, His surviving children are Rick and Stacey Aiello. In 2014, Aiello published his autobiography, I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else: My Life on the Street, On the Stage, in the Movies via Simon & Schuster, his nephew is announcer for the New York Yankees. List of crooners Danny Aiello on IMDb Danny Aiello at the Internet Broadway Database Danny Aiello at AllMovie Official website
British Academy Film Awards
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts or BAFTA Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to honour the best British and international contributions to film. The ceremonies were held at the flagship Odeon cinema in Leicester Square in London, before being held at the Royal Opera House from 2008 to 2016. Since 2017, the ceremony has been held at the Royal Albert Hall in London; the British Academy of Film and Television Arts was founded in 1947 as The British Film Academy, by David Lean, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, Charles Laughton, Roger Manvell and others. In 1958, the Academy merged with The Guild of Television Producers and Directors to form The Society of Film and Television, which became The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1976; the stated charitable purpose of BAFTA is to "support and promote the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners, benefiting the public".
In addition to high-profile awards ceremonies, BAFTA runs a year-round programme of educational events, including film screenings and tribute evenings. BAFTA is supported by a membership of about 6,000 people from the film and video game industries; the Academy's awards are in the form of a theatrical mask designed by American sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe, in response to a commission from the Guild of Television Producers in 1955. The ceremony took place in April or May, but since 2001 it has been held in February in order to precede the Academy Awards. Most of the awards are open to all nationalities, though there are awards for Outstanding British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Producer or Director. Only UK films are eligible for the categories of The British Short Film and British Short Animation awards; the Awards ceremony is delayed broadcast on British television the same evening, across the world. In the United States it is shown on BBC America, it has been broadcast in colour since 1970.
During each annual ceremony, BAFTA pauses in memoriam to pay tribute to those in the industry who have died over the past 12 months, showcasing a montage of images accompanied by music. The award ceremony is held in London. From 2000 to 2007, the ceremonies took place at the flagship Odeon cinema in Leicester Square. Between 2008 and 2016, the ceremonies took place at the Royal Opera House; the 70th Awards in 2017, subsequent ceremonies, were held at the Royal Albert Hall. Until 2012, the mobile telephone network Orange sponsored the awards. Orange's parent company, EE, took over the sponsorship of the event from 2013. BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay BAFTA Award for Best British Actor BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor BAFTA Award for Best British Actress BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress BAFTA United Nations Award. BAFTA Fellowship The Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award British Academy of Film and Television Arts British Academy Television Awards Official website BAFTA Awards database Museum of Broadcast Communications: BAFTA IMDB: BAFTA