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Today in Movie History: August 9

Stories of the infamous shoot for James Cameron’s The Abyss are almost as harrowing as the movie itself. The director’s penchant for perfectionism led him to engineer an unprecedented underwater shooting schedule, pushing cast and crew to the limits and endangering people’s safety more than once. One particularly grueling evening triggered a furious emotional meltdown from actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, still spoken of in …

Director Martin Scorsese arrives at The Royal Premiere of his film Hugo at the Odeon Leicester Square cinema in London

Movie Birthdays: November 17

Birthday wishes go out to the late Rock Hudson, hunky leading man whose death from complications due to AIDS shocked the world in 1985; actor/producer/director/Burton Penguin Danny DeVito; stuntwoman-turned-actress Zoe Bell; French bombshell Sophie Marceau; Abyss survivor Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio; character actor/stapler fetishist Stephen Root; and former Mean Girl Rachel McAdams. Oh yeah, and some guy named Scorsese was born …