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Could 'It Happened One Night' be Coming to Criterionc

21 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The clue to the right was included in Criterion's most recent newsletter, hinting at an upcoming title they will be releasing. I am terrible at these things and can never get them right, but I took it to Twitter and guesses began flooding in including Paul Robeson's Jericho (1937) and Robert Bresson's Lancelot of the Lake (1974), but it seems the folks over at Criterion Forum may have been onto something guessing Frank Capra's It Happened One Night (1934) starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert with the image referring to Gable's character's reference to the "Walls of Jericho" as he walks in to see Ellie (Colbert) has erected a sheet between their two beds: Oh thisc Well, I like privacy when I retire. Yes, I'm very delicate in that respect. Prying eyes annoy me. Behold the walls of Jericho! Uh, maybe not as thick as the ones that Joshua blew down with his trumpet, »

- Brad Brevet

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Variety’s Scott Foundas Remembers Paul Mazursky: A Poetic Farceur of American Lives

1 July 2014 10:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Are you happy?” the woman asks her husband midway through Paul Mazursky’s “Blume in Love” (1973), to which he replies, “I’m just not miserable.” It is a flashback to earlier, relatively happier times in the busted-up marriage of the divorce lawyer Blume (George Segal) and his wife, Nina (Susan Anspach). But one can find the same scene or its close equivalent in most of Mazursky’s 15 feature films, which time and again centered on small-time American dreamers striving to feel a little less miserable in their lives.

The time was the early 1970s — that much-mythologized moment in Hollywood cinema — and Mazursky was among the directors whose work most embraced the new personal and sexual freedoms then taking hold in American culture and American movies. Divorce and adultery were laissez-faire subjects in his films when they were still taboo around the water cooler. Four years before “Blume,” his debut feature, »

- Scott Foundas

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Rush Limbaugh Predicts Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Will Be 'Huge' (Audio)

1 July 2014 3:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rush Limbaugh made a rare plea to his audience to see Dinesh D'Souza's America, a film that opens in 1,105 theaters on Wednesday and that the nation's top radio talk-show host likened to Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life. Photos Politicians (and First Ladies) Who Have Guest-Starred on TV Shows "Ladies and gentlemen, a movie made well can do an incredible job of telling a story, using images and words and music that make you think," Limbaugh said Tuesday during a passionate segment that was not a paid endorsement. "Remember the movie It's a Wonderful Life?

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- Paul Bond

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Pedro Almodovar To Receive 6th Lumiere Award

19 June 2014 3:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid — Following in the illustrious footsteps of Clint Eastwood (2009), Milos Forman (2010). Gerard Depardieu (2011), Ken Loach (2012) and Quentin Tarantino (2013), Pedro Almodovar will receive the 6th Lumiere Award at France’s 2014 Lumiere-Grand Lyon Festival.

A unique film event, organized by the Lumiere Institute’s Bertrand Tavernier, the celebrated French cineaste, and Cannes Festival topper Thierry Fremaux, the Lumiere Festival is held in France’s city of Lyon. Its program is made up almost entirely of theatrical screenings of movie re-runs, restorations and re-issues.

As Tarantino before him, Almodovar will program a selection of films at the festival, under the section title, Almodovar: Mi Historia del Cine.

Almodovar’s Lumiere Prize ceremony will take place Friday Oct. 17.

2014’s 6th Lumiere Fest will also host its second Classic Film Market after a debut 2013 edition that saw deals – Twilight Time’s pacting with London-based Protagonist Pictures on U.S rights to a package of Film »

- John Hopewell

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When the Stars Moved to Malibu: Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and A-Listers on the Beach

14 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In 1930s Malibu, writes Robert Wagner in You Must Remember This, "You could lease a lot with 130 feet of ocean frontage for $30 a month." Soon, surfers Gary Cooper and Ronald Colman moved in, as did Barbara Stanwyck and Frank Capra (whose house Tom Hanks later lived in). Recalls Lee Majors, who moved to Malibu after his split with Farrah Fawcett in 1980: "I bought a place on the widest part of the beach, sight unseen. Larry Hagman and Burgess Meredith were neighbors and best friends until Larry blocked Burgess' view, so they quit speaking." Photos Malibu:

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- Tim Appelo

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The Top 10 Iconic Movie Inanimate Objects

10 June 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

When we think of movie characters they are larger than life in human form. However, there is a tendency to connect a particular film or film’s mortal personality with something that registers beyond the piece of entertainment or the walking and talking characterizations. The realization is that some movie-related inanimate objects equal or surpass the human element in cinema while adding elements of mystery, curiosity, symbolism and imagination.

In The Top 10 Iconic Movie Objects let us take a look at some of the non-breathing items that made an impact in their perspective films and see what meaning these images brought to the table. Perhaps you have in mind your own treasured inanimate objects that come to mind that transcends your viewing pleasure during the screening of your favorite flicks?

The Top 10 Iconic Movie Inanimate Objects are as follows (Note: the selections are not presented in any order of chosen »

- Frank Ochieng

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Black Liberation via White Privilege: A Reappraisal of Michael Mann’s 'Collateral'

9 June 2014 3:11 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Sometimes the work of a great filmmaker can hit all the right notes but not strike the right chord in audiences, critics or both at the time of the film’s initial release.  Such was the case with Orson Welles’ "Citizen Kane" (1941), Alfred Hitchcock’s "Vertigo" (1958), Francois Truffaut’s "Shoot The Piano Player" ("Tirez sur le pianiste" - 1960) and of course most famously with Frank Capra’s "It's A Wonderful Life" (1946).(1)   Although many films miss their commercial and/or critical marks, some films gain in reputation and commercial success only after repeated viewings, revivals and reappraisals by audiences and critics.  I am not above such critical »

- Andre Seewood

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Film Review: ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’

30 May 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s movie night, and you can choose between crazy-shouty Robin Williams (think “The Fisher King”) and blubbering feel-good Robin Williams (like the one who discovers his son, dead from autoerotic asphyxiation, in “World’s Greatest Dad”). Which would you prefer? Trick question! In “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” you can have it both ways, as Williams plays the human equivalent of a bulging forehead vein who learns he has 90 minutes to live and spends the rest of the movie making amends, like Ebenezer Scrooge at the end of “A Christmas Carol.” Most auds will prefer have no Robin Williams at all.

Inspired by the 1997 Israeli movie “The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum,” in which actor-director Assi Dayan tried to imagine how the worst possible news could possibly bring out the best in someone, this schmaltzy remake from “Field of Dreams” helmer Phil Alden Robinson (directing his first film since 2002′s »

- Peter Debruge

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Blu-ray Review: 'Sullivan's Travels'

28 May 2014 4:41 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ While screwball comedies may be known primarily for their fast wit and heartfelt romance, they're also significant for their engagement with the post-Depression American landscape. In many instances, this meant setting up unlikely relationships between millionaires and ordinary people to highlight the social gulf and to celebrate human resilience. Sullivan's Travels (1941), released on Blu-ray this week, saw comedy stalwart Preston Sturges aim for the social conscience of Frank Capra's more serious pictures, and come away with a film which not only portrayed the times beautifully, but also argued passionately for the value of cinema as a tonic for the downtrodden.

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- CineVue UK

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Quentin Tarantino To Close Cannes Hosting Screening Of Sergio Leone's Restored 'A Fistful Of Dollars'

13 May 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Each year, the Cannes Film Festival's lineup of classic films allows those on the Croisette to catch up with old favorites, often in newly restored editions, and this year is no different. The lineup includes films by Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Jean Renoir, Wim Wenders, Francois Truffaut, Krzysztof Kieślowski and more, but one filmmaker in particular will get a boost by Quentin Tarantino. Sergio Leone's restored "A Fistful Of Dollars" will screen on Saturday, May 24th, after the awards are handed out at Cannes, and on hand will be Tarantino himself to host the screening and share his love of the director. Tarantino has never been shy about the debt he owes to Leone, whose style is clearly imprinted on such films as "Django Unchained" and "Inglourious Basterds," and it should make for quite an event for those in the south of France.  The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14-25. Press release below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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How the 'Dies Irae' Chant from 600Ad Found Its Way into 'Star Wars', 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Exorcist'

7 May 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

CBC Radio 2, hosted by Tom Allen, has put together a fantastic look at how the medievel chant, "Dies Irae" (meaning the song of death) has wormed its way from 600 Ad into the films of today including John Williams' score for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Dimitri Tiomkin's score for Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, Howard Shore's score for The Lord of the Rings and even inspired Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells", which are heard at the beginning of William Friedkin's The Exorcist. The following video takes you through the history of the chant from its beginnings to Hector Berlioz's 1820 "Symphonie Fantastique" and Sergei Rachmaninoff's 1940 "Symphonic Dances". Even Hans Zimmer's score for Disney's The Lion King makes an appearance. Check out the video below. yt id="dLgvKwOYniY" width="500" One of the world's oldest songs isn't about love, sex or even power. »

- Brad Brevet

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“Endangered Indian Classics” to screen at Il Cinema Ritrovato in Italy

5 May 2014 12:16 AM, PDT | DearCinema.com | See recent DearCinema.com news »

Waheeda Rehman & Guru Dutt in Pyaasa

The 28th edition of the Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, one of the major film festivals in the world dedicated to film restoration, will showcase a special section titled “The Golden ’50s: Endangered Indian Classics”.

This package has been curated by the Film Heritage Foundation founded by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur in Mumbai with the aim of showcasing landmark Indian films and creating awareness about the urgent need for preservation and restoration of these films.

The festival will be held in Bologna (Italy) from June 28 to July 5. The festival website says about Indian cinema, “One of the most important film heritages in the world. Quantitatively it has no rival, but it urgently needs to be preserved: this exhibition aims to be a reconnaissance, a first exploratory step towards recovering the classics of Indian cinema.”

The package includes  Raj Kapoor’s Awaara, Mehboob Khan’s Mother India, »

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Cannes 2014. Classics & New Additions

1 May 2014 2:03 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

 Above: Sophia Loren, this year's Guest of Honor, in Vittorio De Sica's Marriage Italian Style

The following films comprise this year's slate of Cannes Classics:

Marriage Italian Style (Vittorio De Sica)

A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone)

Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)

Regards sur une revolution: Comment Yukong déplaça les montagnes (Marceline Loridan & Joris Ivens)

 Cruel Story of Youth (Nagisa Oshima)

Wooden Crosses (Raymond Bernard)

Overlord (Stuart Cooper)

Fear (Roberto Rossellini)

Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

The Last Metro (François Truffaut)

Dragon Inn (King Hu)

Daybreak (Marcel Carné)

The Color of Pomegranates (Sergei Parajanov)

Gracious Living (Jean-Paul Rappeneau)

Jamaica Inn (Alfred Hitchcock)

Les violons du bal (Michel Drach)

Blue Mountains (Eldar Shengelaia)

Lost Horizon (Frank Capra)

La chienne (Jean Renoir)

Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa)

8½ (Federico Fellini)

Two Documentaries about Cinema:

Life Itself (Steve James)

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (Hilla Medalia)

None of these films will be presented on film. »

- Notebook

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Cannes Classics Lineup Includes Films By Alfred Hitchcock, Sergio Leone, Frank Capra, Jean Renoir & More

30 April 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Cannes Film Festival isn't just about uncovering the brightest new talents, and freshest expressions of the cinematic art (but yes, it's a huge part of it). Each year, organizers curate a great selection of classic films, and this year is no different. Films by Alfred Hitchcock, Sergio Leone, Frank Capra, Jean Renoir, Wim Wenders, Francois Truffaut, Krzysztof Kieślowski and more will be unveiled, many newly restored, giving the current generation of moviegoers a chance to look back at the movies that likely inspired many Cannes filmmakers.  Cannes will also be bestowing Sophia Loren with Guest Of Honor status, with the actress giving a masterclass to attendees. Cannes runs from May 14th to 25th. Press release below. ---------- Sophia Loren as a guest of honor, the birth of the Italian western, 30 years old for Paris, Texas, a homage to Henri Langlois, Kieslowski back at Cannes, a masterpiece of Georgian cinema, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Sophia takes centre stage as a Cannes Classic

30 April 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Sophia Loren and her son Edoardo Ponti heading for Cannes One of the grand surviving divas of Italian Cinema Sophia Loren will be the guest of honour in the Cannes Classics section of the official selection, it was announced today (April 30), with a programme of restored works including films by Jean Renoir, François Truffaut, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Marcel Carné, Sergio Leone and Frank Capra.

The selection comprises 22 features and two documentaries about cinema, all screening for the first time exclusively in digiital copies with no 35mm prints on view.

Loren will be present at the screening of The Human Voice (La Voce Umana), directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, which marks her return to the screen after a gap of several years. The short film is based on a one-person play first performed in 1930, and written by the French poet and writer Jean Cocteau. Unlike the stage version, which was written in French, »

- Richard Mowe

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Cannes Classics 2014 unveiled

30 April 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sophia Loren named guest of honour and Kieslowski returns to Cannes Film Festival. No 35mm prints to be screened for the first time.

The Cannes Classics line-up of film masterpieces, presented in restored prints, has been announced. The programme comprises 22 features and two documentaries, screened in either 2K or 4K. But for the first time no 35mm print will be screened at Cannes Classics “with regret for some or with celebration for others”, according to a statement.

Guest of honour will be Sophia Loren, who won the award for Best Actress at Cannes in 1961 and was president of the jury in 1966. She will be present at the screening of La Voce Humana (2014), directed by Edoardo Ponti, which marks her return to movies.

That same evening, a 4K restoration of 1964 film Marriage Italian Style (Matrimonio all’italiana) by Vittorio De Sica will be screened.

Loren has also accepted to give a masterclass - a conversation which will take »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Cannes Classics Selection Unveiled

30 April 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – The Cannes festival has unveiled a 22-feature selection for its Cannes Classic section of historical and restored films.

Headlining the selection are Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars,” Wim Wenders’ “Paris Texas,” Nagisa Oshima’s “Cruel Story of Youth,” Francois Truffaut’s “The Last Metro,” and King Hu’s “Dragon Inn.”

Sophia Loren is set as the guest of honor and will attend both the screening of Vittorio de Sica’s “Marriage Italian Style” and Edoardo Ponti’s 25 minute short film “La Voce Humana,” which marks Loren’s most recent cinema role. The Italian diva will give a masterclass, an on-stage conversation in the Salle Bunuel.

As a tribute to Marcello Mastroianni, who features on this year’s Cannes festival poster, there will be a screening of “8½” in a version restored by French companies Gaumont and Éclair.

The Classics section will also include two documentaries about cinema: Roger Ebert study “Life Itself, »

- Patrick Frater

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James Earl Jones Returns To Broadway To Star In Revival Of Pulitzer Prize-winner 'You Can’t Take It With You'

25 April 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

James Earl Jones will return to Broadway, to star in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can’t Take It With You, starting in August.  You Can't Take It with You is a comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The original production of the play opened at the Booth Theater on December 14, 1936, and played for 838 performances. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and was adapted for the screen as You Can't Take It With You, directed by Frank Capra, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. Synopsis: At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before you realize that if they are mad, then the rest of the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The Greatest Movie Journeys

25 April 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s not always the destination but how you get there, and John Curran’s Tracks, released today in the UK,  proves exactly that. Starring Mia Wasikowska as the socially inept and desperately stubborn Robyn, Tracks follows this young woman as she treks 1,700 miles across West Australia.

To celebrate the film’s release we took a look at some of the best journeys in cinema and the characters who took them.

Stand By Me

1986, dir. Rob Reiner

A perfect film about the tribulations of growing up, Stand By Me ends with four boys visiting a missing body, but the obstacles that they endure on their trip, from raging trains to high school bullies are what shape its characters. So believable are the scrappy and defiant nature of our four protagonists that its difficult not to side with them, even if the end of their journey doesn’t signify a great victory. »

- Beth Webb

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James Earl Jones to return to Broadway this fall in 'You Can't Take It With You'

24 April 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

It appears that Broadway’s current obsession with Moss Hart (now embodied in the just-reviewed Lincoln Center production of his beloved memoir Act One) is going to continue just a bit longer. James Earl Jones, a.k.a. The Voice (well before it was a hit NBC reality competition program), will lend those Darth Vader tones to the 1936 American classic You Can’t Take It With You, written by ace scribes Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman and even better known for the Best Picture Oscar-winning 1938 film by Frank Capra.

In the first revival in over 30 years, Jones is assumed »

- Jason Clark

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