"I come from seven suicides; maybe more," says the Oscar-nominated actress—and in the new documentary Running From Crazy she talks candidly about her lifelong efforts to overcome a long history of Hemingway family mental illness. Hemingway's family was so closed off from each other that no one ever even told her in which room of their Idaho retreat Ernest Hemingway killed himself; but she tells Bill Newcott that somehow, even as a young child, she knew.
Russ Hodge called the the game in which Bobby Thompson’s miracle home run sealed the pennant for the New York Giants in 1951. Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca was on the mound that day, and for 62 years he has carried the weight of that fateful pitch. Now 87, Branca is the subject of a new documentary, Branca’s Pitch. Utterly dejected after the game, Branca told me, he and his wife Ann were consoled by their friend, a Catholic priest.
Robert Redford delivers one of the few lines he has in the new adventure movie, All is Lost. After that, Redford has no one to talk to—he’s adrift on a crippled boat, battling storms and sharks. It’s perhaps the crowning dramatic achievement of 77-year-old Redford’s career, and he was guided through it by a relative newcomer: writer/director J.C. Chandor.
Hollywood has come a long way when it comes to depicting the horrors of slavery—but 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen tells Bill Newcott he relied on an unusual source to help tell his story: Walt Disney's animated classic Pinocchio.
For the stylish new horror flick, We Are What We Are, Kelly McGillis ventured from her mountain home for a rare movie role. The star of such classics as Top Gun and Witness tells Bill Newcott how her new life beats everything that stardom ever offered.
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