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Posted 02 March 2017 - 04:11 PM

FYI: The final schedule for last year's festival was released on Monday, April 11, which was just 17 days before the festival.

From 2012: Festival Fans with Ben Mankiewicz at the HRH....

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From 2013: Fans in the gallery at the Footprint Ceremony...

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From 2014: Some closeups of the lovely display to celebrate TCM's 20th Anniversary...

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An after, and I mean "way" after party....with Sean Cameron, "Sue Sue," Author Lynn Zook, a  TCM original MB member, Kingrat, and MB member Butterscotchgreer.....

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TCM's Host for Disney From The Vault Series Leonard Maltin and Documentarian Alexa Foreman...

 

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TCMFF 2014 pass holders do the Red Carpet Rumba....

 

Hitchcock heroines Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak pose for admiring media and fans....

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Ben Mankiewicz discusses aspects of The Essentials during Jeremy Arnold's Guest Programming appearance on TCM.....

 

Esteemed author Jeremy Arnold visits the Silver Screen Oasis this weekend to discuss his book, The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter: http://www.silverscr...hp?f=127&t=6989


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:49 AM

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Author and historian Jeremy Arnold will visit The Silver Screen Oasis this weekend from March 3-March 5!

THE ESSENTIALS: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter


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"Since its inception on Turner Classic Movies in 2001, The Essentials has become the ultimate for movie lovers to expand their knowledge of must-see cinema and discover or revisit landmark films that have had a lasting impact on audiences everywhere. With a foreward by TCM Host Robert Osborne, Arnold's compilation of films has been deemed a classic by Amazon reviewers.

Based on the hit series, THE ESSENTIALS by Jeremy Arnold showcases 52 must-see movies from the silent era to modern times. Readers can enjoy one film per week, like on the show, for a year of great viewing, or indulge in a movie-watching binge-fest. Each film is profiled with entertaining discourse on why it's an Essential, and running commentary is provided by TCM's Robert Osborne and Essentials guest hosts past and present: Sally Field, Drew Barrymore, Alec Baldwin, Rose McGowan, Carrie Fisher, Molly Haskell, Peter Bogdanovich, Sydney Pollack, and Rob Reiner.

Featuring full-color and black-and-white photography of the greatest stars in movie history throughout, THE ESSENTIALS is the ultimate curated guide to 52 films that define the meaning of the word "classic."

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Jeremy Arnold is an author, film historian, and classic-movie commentator. His book, The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter (Running Press, 2016), is the companion to TCM’s Essentials series. With a foreword by Robert Osborne and running commentary from all past and present Essentials hosts, it explores the background and significance of 52 of the films that have been shown to date on TCM as “essential” movie watching.

Since 2003, Jeremy has written over 500 programming articles and classic film reviews for the TCM website. His 2012 coffee-table book, Lawrence of Arabia: The 50th Anniversary, was published by Sony Pictures Entertainment as the official companion to the Blu-ray release of David Lean’s epic. His essays on the making of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, You Can’t Take It With You and Mr. Deeds Goes to Town were published by Sony in recent Blu-ray digibooks; a new piece on Lost Horizon is upcoming.

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Ben Mankiewicz discusses aspects of The Essentials during Jeremy Arnold's Guest Programming appearance on TCM.....

Jeremy also contributed to the 2003 edition of Jeanine Basinger’s book The World War II Combat Film: Anatomy of a Genre. Further essays and interviews with filmmakers and industry professionals have appeared over the years in Variety, Moviemaker, Premiere, and the Directors Guild of America magazine.

To date, Jeremy has recorded six audio commentaries for DVD or Blu-ray releases: Ride Lonesome (1959), Ladies of Leisure (1930), Jamaica Inn (1939), Lured (1947), Sudden Fear (1952), and No Highway in the Sky (1951). Twice he has been engaged as a guest programmer, host, and lecturer aboard Crystal Cruises with classic film themes—including a complete career tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

A native of Washington, D.C., Jeremy resides in Los Angeles but is a lifelong fan of the New York Mets.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 09:33 AM

I'm excited about Noir Alley with Eddie Muller, and I hope you are, too! I'm also wondering about our next TCM Film Festival 2017 update. What's up with the schedule, Doc?

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What film images do I want to see pop up on the TCM Film Festival website?

Victor, Victoria (with Lesley Anne Warren and/or Julie Andrews)
Anne of The Thousand Days (with scheduled guest Genevieve Bujold)
The Opposite Sex (the oft-reviled 'remake' of "The Women," which should be accepted on its own 'merits')
The Ruling Class
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with C.C.H. Pounder)
Starting Over (with Candice Bergen)
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (with Mel!)
Star Wars (40th anniversary time)
Merry Melodies ("I Love to Singa")

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (60th Anniversary!!!)
The Gods Must Be Crazy (South African comedy and a 35th anniversary!)
Dear Ruth (with William Holden and Joan Caulfield)

And a few more!


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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:27 PM

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is taking up permanent residence in the shadowy world of film noir with the launch of Noir Alley, a new programming franchise hosted by Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation. Known to classic film fans as “The Czar of Noir,” Muller will explore the genre from every angle as he introduces a different noir classic each week. Noir Alley will air Sundays at 10 a.m. (ET) starting March 5 with a screening of the movie widely credited as the first film noir, The Maltese Falcon (1941).

Film noir, with its gritty and dark style, was a favorite among 1940s and 1950s moviegoers and continues to be one of the most popular genres of classic film today. Noir Alley will showcase film noir's heavy hitters each week including the below March lineup:

March 5: The Maltese Falcon (1941), the unforgettable classic about "the stuff that dreams are made of," directed by first-time director John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet

March 12: Detour (1945), a remarkable and highly influential film directed on a shoestring budget by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage

March 19: Act of Violence (1948), a revenge tale about WWII veterans directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Van Heflin and Robert Ryan

March 26: Tension (1949), an engrossing thriller about a would-be wife killer directed by John Berry and starring Richard Basehart and Audrey Totter

Noir Alley is designed to be an immersive, multiplatform experience for both seasoned noir fans and newcomers to the genre. Fans are invited to engage with the Noir Alley community through social media by:

Joining the conversation on the @NoirAlley Twitter page (twitter.com/NoirAlley) and Noir Alley Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NoirAlley) and tagging #NoirAlley;
Participating in a live tweeting session through the @NoirAlley Twitter handle during the March 5 screening of The Maltese Falcon

Diving into Noir Alley's Twitter and Facebook pages, which will feature a constantly refreshed collection of special content, including exclusive videos from Eddie Muller.

“With this series dedicated to nothing but film noir, we will trace the evolution from its cinematic origins to its influence on more recent films," said Charles Tabesh, senior vice president of programming for TCM. "As one of the foremost experts on film noir and a noir preservationist, Eddie Muller is the perfect guide to lead fans into the shadows each week for an immersive, hard-boiled experience.”

“Film noir offers more than just entertainment,” said Muller. “They serve as a vital part of both film and American history and I’m honored to have the opportunity to share these cinematic treasures – from the well-known classics to the unsung gems waiting to be rediscovered – with TCM's community of movie lovers."

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:50 AM

Anyone catch last night's late screening of 1972's "The Ruling Class?" Could this film be on our 2017 roster? I tend to agree with Roger Ebert concerning his estimation of this film's merits. First half-comedy of British eccentricities, Second half-a meandering descent into madness. But as a black comedy, it does have its moments. Coral Browne, "Auntie Mame's" Auntie Vera, and Mrs. Vincent Price, actually looks lovelier and younger than she appeared in the 1959 film of Patrick Dennis' wacky but well-turned out aunt. How does that happen without a miracle or a savvy surgeon? Jack Hawkins ("Zulu" and "The Bridge Over the River Kwai") was one of the producers! Alistair Sim volunteered to play the wacky, befuddled bishop! The humor is a little difficult to navigate if you're not British. "Gurney," the family name is more than likely a possible reference to "Barrow Gurney," a mental hospital near Bristol. Raking over the dust-covered Anglo-Saxon institutions seething with tradition is a staple of this unusual cult film. A cult comedy classic....

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:51 AM

Only 31 films have been announced so far, and we usually have around 80 finally announced on the schedule, with several panel discussions, and some book signings.

Here are a few article updates concernings films scheduled or special guests who have been announced:

Kliph Nestorhoff's latest article about Cary Grant: http://blog.wfmu.org...experience.html

Sidney Poitier's daughter speaks out about the legacy of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" :http://www.huffingto...4b045cd34c3c39c

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:16 AM

"King of Hearts" is now back on the roster of films, so it's official again, and Genevieve Bujold's bio, as well as Sidney Poitier's, is now posted on the special guests list:

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"Known for bringing a mixture of innocence and intensity to her acting, Geneviève Bujold’s career spans an illustrious five decades. Born in 1942 in Montreal, Quebec, the French Canadian star began her dramatic career at the Montreal Conservatory of Dramatic Art, where she trained in classic French theatre. Her break into cinema came in 1965 when she was recommended to the iconic French director Alain Renais, who cast her in the 1966 film The War is Over. That same year she starred alongside Alan Bates in the Philippe de Broca’s cult classic KING OF HEARTS (1966). She caught the eye of Hollywood producers and starred in the television adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan (1967) for which she earned an Emmy nomination. That same year, Bujold returned to Canada where she married film director Paul Almond and starred in the first of five films of his, Isabel. Bujold made her Hollywood film debut two years later starring as Anne Boleyn opposite Richard Burton as King Henry the VIII in Anne of a Thousand Days (1969). The performance earned Bujold a Golden Globe win for Best Actress and her first Oscar nomination. The 1970s proved fruitful as Bujold continued on in a host of riveting classical performances and Hollywood hits that included working with Brian DePalma, Michael Douglas and Charlton Heston. She stayed busy throughout the 1980s winning a series of Genie Awards in Canada before slowing down in the ‘90s. Bujold continues to work in primarily independent, small-budget films with her most recent being the Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominated film Chorus (2015)."
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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:10 PM

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It's having a 35th Anniversary. I'd love to be listening to that Henry Mancini score in LA in April. Here's Vincent Canby's original review: http://www.nytimes.c...750C0A964948260

Roger Ebert's take: http://www.rogereber...orvictoria-1982

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Blake Edwards wrote and directed many comedies, and it would be fabulous to have Julie Andrews visit the TCMFF again to celebrate this masterpiece!

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 01:22 AM

Anyone interested in a newly restored pre-code at the fest?
Pre-codes are so popular at the TCM Film Festival. I hope we have a chance to see this one in 2017....
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Ernest Lubitsch's "Trouble in Paradise" (1932) has been restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation and The Film Foundation: https://www.cinema.u...take-this-woman
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:45 PM

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One film that certainly blends with our comedic fest theme this season is 1982's My Favorite Year. I hope it will be added to the lineup. Director Richard Benjamin and Marc Linn-Baker have recently introduced it at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which has just concluded. Maybe it was a practice run for April in LA? Will we have our swash buckled? I shall raise a flagon of ale to toast it's arrival on the list!

 

Dick Benjamin would be a great guest!

And so would Marc Linn-Baker!

 

Here's a link to the AJFF announcement for My Favorite Year, and take time to notice who sponsored the screening if you have a few minutes....  ;)


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:20 PM

Kingrat, I'm unsure what happened to "King of Hearts," and it's possible that Sidney Poitier may just be "in attendance" but in previous years, "in attendance" usually means some sort of participation in an introduction or concluding remarks. Since we don't have much more to go on as far as comments, what you've stated could be the premise. Even if Mr. Poitier is just "in attendance" in the audience, I'd be thrilled to be there, as would most pass holders.

As for Lee Grant, it says "tribute" in one of the email notifications and on the latest news bulletin, but she's scheduled for a Club TCM interview, so she's probably not the "big interview." No definite subject for the "Live From The TCM Film Festival" interview has been formally announced. We just need to wait for more definite clarification.

Genevieve Bujold's name is still on the guest list, so I'm hoping she'll be at the fest. More later! ;-)

 

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:06 PM

SueSue, I noticed that King of Hearts is no longer listed with the films announced for the festival. Do you know anything about this? Does this mean Genevieve Bujold is less likely to appear?

 

The press release seemed to suggest that Lee Grant will be the featured interviewee. With her work as actress and director and her experience with the blacklist, she would certainly be an interesting subject. Because the release merely says that Sidney Poitier will be in attendance at the showing of In the Heat of the Night, that may mean that he is not well enough to be interviewed, but will be introduced and receive a thunderous ovation from those in attendance.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 11:31 AM

With an esteemed actor like Sidney Poitier, many of our TCM pass holders' hearts are aflutter with the anticipation of seeing such a talented, generous man grace the stage at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, April 6, for the Gala Festival Premiere Screening of In The Heat of The Night.

 

​From The Turner Pressroom Release:

 

"Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 6th with a 50th anniversary screening of the Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger classic In the Heat of the Night (1967). The iconic actor Sidney Poitier, who will attend the screening, broke stereotypes and new ground when he starred in this five time Academy Award winner about a black detective from the north who finds himself investigating a murder in a small-town in Mississippi. Producer Walter Mirisch and Director Norman Jewison along with actress Lee Grant and composer Quincy Jones will be on hand to discuss the film which is considered to be a landmark."

 

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"Actress Lee Grant will be feted with a tribute featuring a screening of her debut film Detective Story (1951), along with The Landlord (1970) and a conversation in Club TCM.

 

Many of us are hoping that Sidney Poitier will be the Live From The TCM Film Festival extended interview. Hope you all are as excited as I am about these latest special guest additions as well as the 8 new films.

 

 

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90 Years of Sidney Poitier Blogathon hosted by The Wonderful World of Cinema begins February 17 here: https://thewonderful...tier-blogathon/

 

 

The Sidney-Poitier-as-Social-Barometer Film Theory by Silver Screenings: https://silverscreen...rometer-theory/

 

Sidney Poitier and The Civil Rights Movement in Hollywood by Margaret Perry: http://margaretperry...t-in-hollywood/

 

TCM Database biography of Sidney Poitier: http://www.tcm.com/t...Sidney-Poitier/

 

​If you haven't ordered a festival pass, there's still time!

 

There are still Classic, Palace, and Spotlight passes available here: http://filmfestival.tcm.com/attend/

 

 

 

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​Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger..."In The Heat Of The Night" is our Gala Premiere!

 

​Just don't be left out in the cold! This year's slate of films and iconic guests make it one of the most exciting years to enjoy historic, favorite films, pay tribute to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, and mingle with film lovers from all over the world.  See you in less than two months!

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:52 PM

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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
A 50th anniversary screening of Norman Jewison’s landmark drama (and Best Picture winner) starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Poitier broke stereotypes and new ground for his leading role as a black northern cop who finds himself investigating a murder in small-town Mississippi.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
You’ve got a Golden Ticket to enter a world of pure imagination as you relive the magic of this whimsical fantasy film that celebrates the bliss of being young at heart. Gene Wilder stars as the quirky candy tycoon Willy Wonka, who opens the doors of his factory to five lucky children from around the world.

Detective Story (1951) – Featuring an appearance by Lee Grant
Lee Grant earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her film debut as a shoplifter, who finds herself in the hot seat of an angry, hard-nosed detective (Kirk Douglas) obsessed with getting justice. William Wyler directs this day-in-the-life police drama that received three other Oscar nominations, including Eleanor Parker for Best Actress.

The Landlord (1970) – Featuring an appearance by Lee Grant
Hal Ashby made his directorial debut with this film about a wealthy young man (Beau Bridges) who buys a tenement in a Brooklyn neighborhood and attempts to evict the current black tenants, only to have his life changed when he gets to know them. Lee Grant co-stars in a scene-stealing role as Bridges’ well-to-do mother.

The Graduate (1967) – Featuring an appearance by Buck Henry
A 50th anniversary screening of Mike Nichols’ iconic film that made a star out of Dustin Hoffman and become a pop culture milestone due to its highly quotable dialogue and memorable soundtrack from Simon & Garfunkel. Hoffman stars as Benjamin Braddock, a college graduate who has an affair with a neighbor’s wife, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), then finds himself falling for the woman’s daughter (Katherine Ross).

Saturday Night Fever (1977) – Featuring appearances by John Badham and Donna Pascow
John Travolta danced his way to superstardom with his iconic performance as Tony Manero, a young Brooklyn man who finds success and love at the local disco. With its infectious soundtrack from the Bee Gees and iconic dance sequences, the film brought disco into mainstream and became an instant classic still much loved by audiences 40 years later.

The Last Picture Show (1971) – Featuring an appearance by Peter Bogdanovich
Director Peter Bogdanovich left his mark with this eight-time Academy Award-nominated coming-of-age story about love, loss and boredom in a tiny Texas town set in 1951. The film was the screen debut of Cybil Sheperd and stars Jeff Bridges, with Cloris Leachman and Ben Johnson both garnering Oscar wins for their roles in the film.

What’s Up, Doc? (1972) – Featuring an appearance by Peter Bogdanovich
In Peter Bogdanovich’s homage to classic screwball comedy starring Ryan O’Neal and Barbra Streisand, four identical, plaid overnight bags cause a slew of zany misadventures for four strangers in San Francisco. This film earned a Golden Globe nomination for Madeline Kahn and cemented her onscreen comedic persona.

Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – Featuring an appearance by Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd
TCM honors the late Debbie Reynolds with this 65th anniversary screening of the film often called the greatest musical ever made. Reynolds and Gene Kelly star as an ingénue and silent film star, respectively, who fall in love as Hollywood transitions from silent films into talkies.

Postcards From The Edge (1990) – Featuring an appearance by Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd
The late Carrie Fisher adapted the screenplay of this dramatic comedy from her semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Meryl Streep stars as a recovering drug addict whose acting career is jeopardized when her famous mother (Shirley MacLaine) moves in. An all-star cast rounds out this Mike Nicolas directed picture featuring Dennis Quaid, Rob Reiner, Gene Hackman, Richard Dreyfuss and Annette Bening.

High Anxiety (1977) – Featuring an appearance by Mel Brooks
The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, is the inspiration (and co-writer) of this 40th anniversary genre spoof, where Mel Brooks plays a doctor who must overcome his diagnosis of “high anxiety” to prove he was framed for murder. A number of Brooks’ repertory company returns including Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Ron Carey.
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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:43 PM

More films, more special guests!!!!  Sidney Poitier, Lee Grant, Buck Henry, Todd Fisher, Billie Lourd, Mel Brooks! Wowee!!!

Thank you, powers that be. :D

Announced 2017 Special Guests:

JOHN BADHAM - Director
JERRY BECK - Animation Historian
PETER BOGDANOVICH - Actor, Director and Author
MEL BROOKS - Director, Producer, Actor, Writer
GENEVIÈVE BUJOLD - Actress
LEE GRANT - Actor, Director and Author
BUCK HENRY - Writer and Actor
FREDERICK HODGES - Music director
LESLIE IWERKS - Director and Producer
NORMAN JEWISON - Director
QUINCY JONES - Producer, Composer, Conductor and Musician
BILLIE LOURD
RUSSELL MERRITT - Director and producer
WALTER MIRISCH - Producer
DONNA PESCOW - Actress
SIDNEY POITIER - Actor and Director
SEAN SHARP - Baritone, graphics director and DJ

*We regret the following will no longer attend as previously announced:

STEPHEN HORNE - Composer and Musician
DIANA ROWAN - Composer and Musician
 
 
Which films and special guests are you excited about?

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 01:54 PM

Art Directors Guild Awards To Showcase 30 Original Film Backdrops
Over 30 Backdrops from Films Such as Singin in the Rain, Ben-Hur
and "North by Northwest" Will Be Displayed at the Feb. 11 Ceremony

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"LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2017 Monumental Hollywood backdrops from classic films such as Singin in the Rain, Ben-Hur, Hello, Dolly! and North by Northwest will be showcased at the 21st Annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards (IATSE Local 800), held Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland and hosted by Emmy®-winning comedian Patton Oswalt.

Hand-painted film backdrops from over 30 films will be displayed on canvas and on a large LED monitor during the pre-show cocktail reception and awards program. Guests will have the opportunity to take photos in front of the "Make Them Laugh" backing from Singin' in the Rain.

The awards presentation, organized by ADG Awards co-producer Thomas Walsh, is part of a continued collaboration between ADG and J.C. Backings in celebration of The Art of the Hollywood Backdrops book release in November 2016, published by Regan Arts, a Phaidon Global Company. The Art Directors Guild Archives joined forces with the books authors Karen L. Maness and Richard M. Isackes to compile a definitive behind-the-scenes history of scenic artists who crafted the iconic but now endangered art form of the Hollywood backdrop.

"We delight in the fact that historic motion picture backings will be displayed at the Art Directors Guild Awards, said Karen L. Maness, the books co-author. Attendees will witness for themselves the majesty of these classic paintings. Added Walsh, This book proves that this profession cannot be fully replaced by technology, rather that this art form remains a necessary, tactile, visual, and immersive creative endeavor."
I'd love to see a few of these backdrops at the festival!!!!

FesTiVal uPDATEz??? :wub: We'd love some, thank you!
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:27 PM

Kingrat, it's great to hear from you. I hope all is well in your "neck of the woods." ;-)

1984's Choose Me: "Three previously unconnected lives unexpectedly intertwine in this romantic drama. Mickey (Keith Carradine) is a charming storyteller and ladies' man who becomes involved with Nancy (Geneviève Bujold), a radio personality known on the air as "Dr. Love," who confidently dispenses relationship advice, yet has a disastrous love life of her own. Also crossing their paths is Eve (Lesley Ann Warren), an ex-call girl who operates her own bar and hops restlessly from lover to lover."

I'd be there, Kingrat!!
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Keith Carradine hosted the Westerns series in July of 2016 entitled "Shane Plus A Hundred More Great Westerns" which was very popular. Carradine also walked the TCMFF 2016 Red Carpet chatting with all the journalists and sharing his love of classic film, introduced "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" in 2016, and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" a few years ago. So he is a good friend of TCM.

What makes a film classic according to Keith Carradine? A stellar cast, a great script, and a dedicated director. If a film continues to be watched and enjoyed decades after its production, it qualifies. He stressed that great scripts make great films.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:10 PM

SueSue, although I would be happy for either Coma or Anne of the Thousand Days to be added to the schedule, the one I would truly love to see is Choose Me. Let's dream a little: with Keith Carradine and Lesley Ann Warren, too.

 

If not this year, another year. Of course Keith Carradine is busy with Madam Secretary and his other projects, but he has appeared at the festival before, to great acclaim.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:17 AM

What a lovely comparison, laffite! I've never seen that episode of Twilight Zone, so I'll have to put that on my watch list.

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Dodsworth has screened at the TCM Film Festival in 2011 (with film historian Marilyn Ross, I believe), and it's one of my favorite Mary Astor vehicles, and it's one of my favorite screen romances!

Here's one of the reviews I wrote for Joseph Egan's latest book:
The Diaries May Be Purple, But This Book Is Pure Gold!
A review of "The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s"

"Having a top-notch researcher plumbing the depths of archives for minute details that flesh out the experiences of all the major players in one of the hottest scandals to ever grace newspaper headlines makes fascinating reading. Access to Mary Astor's daughter, Marylyn Thorpe Roh, and being able to conduct an in-depth interview with her makes the narrative arrive to a coda that captures all the nuances of the mother and daughter struggles through the trial and its aftermath. Roh, the only person who could answer all of biographer Joseph Egan's probing questions consented to several interviews and shared her personal experiences, photos, and memories of her mother. A more compelling analysis of the main player in such a well-publlicized saga doesn't exist, while the evolution of such a massive research project is just as fascinating as its subject. Photos of and comments about major Hollywood players, high-priced legal eagles, abusive parents, and a self-seeking ex-husband enrich Egan's narrative as much as the motivations of such a popular Oscar-winning actress who struggled with alcoholism and a heart condition while also realizing one of her earlier ambitions to become a writer. If you are intrigued, this review pales when compared to the actual treasures of reading "The Purple Diaries: Mary Astor and the Most Sensational Hollywood Scandal of the 1930s."

"Dodsworth" is also one of Robert Osborne's "picks" on his favorite's list.
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