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Making of Alec Baldwin movie is halted after fatal shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Production of the movie that Alec Baldwin was making when he shot and killed a cinematographer last week has been officially halted, but producers of the Western described the move as "a pause rather than an end."


Crew member who gave Baldwin gun subject of prior complaint

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A crew member says she has raised safety concerns in the past about the assistant director who authorities say unwittingly handed actor Alec Baldwin the prop gun that killed a cinematographer on a film set.


Tokyo festival features Yoshida's films of hope amid despair

TOKYO (AP) - Boxers, janitors, fishermen, the heroes of Keisuke Yoshida's movies are Japanese society's angst-filled losers, struggling against odds in a violent, imperfect, often-crazed world.


Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

NEW YORK (AP) - With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky's the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor billionaires. Immersive journeys to the future, or back to bygone eras.


Despite hybrid release, 'Dune' draws well on the big screen

NEW YORK (AP) - Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" debuted with $40.1 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North America, drawing a large number of moviegoers to see the thundering sci-fi epic on the big screen despite it also being available to stream in homes.


Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, a camera crew for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns.


After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie "Rust" is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets. As authorities investigate why a crew member handed Baldwin a loaded gun instead of one safe to use, industry leaders will look for ways to avoid similar tragedies.


States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: "Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded."


Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show.


Halyna Hutchins remembered as gifted cinematographer

NEW YORK (AP) - Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin, traveled far during her 42 years. She grew up on a remote Soviet military base and worked on documentary films in Eastern Europe before studying film in Los Angeles and embarking on a promising movie-making career.


EXPLAINER: Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after a prop firearm that actor Alec Baldwin was holding discharged on the New Mexico set of "Rust." Director Joel Souza was also hit and injured but has since been released from the hospital. While many things still aren't known - police are investigating - the AP looks at the use of firearms on film and television productions and the safety protocols in place.


Correction: Obit--Von Trapp Daughter story

STOWE, Vt. (AP) - In an obituary published Oct. 21, 2021, about Eleonore "Lorli" von Trapp Campbell, The Associated Press erroneously reported an element of her family relationship. She was a half-sibling to the children depicted in "The Sound of Music," not a stepsibling.


Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

A woman has been killed and a man injured Thursday after they were shot by a prop firearm at a movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said.


In 'Becoming Cousteau,' diving into the depths of Jacques

NEW YORK (AP) - Who was Jacques-Yves Cousteau, exactly?


Review: 'Ron's Gone Wrong' has the movie code all jumbled

There's a clear message in the new film "Ron's Gone Wrong" and that message is to stop watching films like "Ron's Gone Wrong."


Review: 'Harder They Fall' updates the Western, with style

These. People. Existed.


Review: 'The French Dispatch' is a film of 4 quirky stories

There's a line that Bill Murray's Harold Ross-like character Arthur Howitzer Jr, the editor of The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, says a few times in Wes Anderson's new movie that I can't stop thinking about. "Just try to make it sound like you wrote it that way on purpose," he gently advises his staff.


Review: Denis Villeneuve's doom-laden, dynamite 'Dune'

A cool wind sweeps through the sands of "Dune," Denis Villeneuve's chilly, majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic 1965 science-fiction novel.


Bond and 'Willy Wonka' songwriter Leslie Bricusse dies at 90

LONDON (AP) - Oscar-winning British songwriter Leslie Bricusse, whose work includes James Bond themes and Willy Wonka's signature tune, has died. He was 90.


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Making of Alec Baldwin movie is halted after fatal shooting

A Santa Fe County Sheriff's deputy briefly talks with a security guard at the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. A camera operator told authorities that Alec Baldwin had been careful with weapons on the set of the film

129-year journey nears end as France returns Benin treasures

The 19th century Throne of King Ghezo, left, and Throne of King Glele, from Benin, are pictured at the Quai Branly–Jacques Chirac museum, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 in Paris. n a decision with potential ramifications across European museums, France is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artifacts for one last time before returning them home to Benin. The wooden anthropomorphic statues, royal thrones and sacred altars were pilfered by the French army in the 19th century from Western Africa. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6

FILE - In this May 19, 2019 file photo, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Hidden Life' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Rai Bachchan turns 48 on Nov. 1. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)