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Anthony Asquith's 'Shooting Stars' Selected as BFI London Film Festival Archive Gala

20 August 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'Steve Jobs' European Premiere to Close BFI London Film Festival The BFI London Film Festival has announced that its Archive Gala screening will be the world premiere of a new restoration of Anthony Asquith's "Shooting Stars" (1928). Asquith's first film as co-director and scriptwriter, "Stars" is set behind the scenes at a contemporary film studio. Newly restored by the BFI National Archive, the film will be presented with a new live score by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning composer John Altman. Annette Benson and Brian Aherne play two mismatched, married stars, with Donald Calthrop (Andy Wilkes) as a Chaplin-esque star at the same studio, with whom Mae becomes romantically involved. Chili Bouchier, Britain’s first sex symbol of the silent era, plays a key role as an actress/bathing beauty, an attractive foil to the comic antics of the comedian. The film manages to operate as both »

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Restored 'Shooting Stars' to premiere at BFI London Film Festival

20 August 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Anthony Asquith’s 1928 film to get a new score from John Altman.

The BFI London Film Festival (Oct 7-18) has announced that its Archive Gala will be a new restoration of Anthony Asquith’s Shooting Stars.

The restoration by the BFI National Archive will receive its world premiere on Oct 16 with a new live score by John Altman, the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning composer whose work includes Titanic and Goldeneye. The score has been written for a 12 piece ensemble playing multiple instruments.

Shooting Stars, first released in 1928, was Asquith’s first film as co-director and scriptwriter and is a drama set behind the scenes at a film studio.

Annette Benson (Mae Feather) and Brian Aherne (Julian Gordon) play two mis-matched, married stars and Donald Calthrop (Andy Wilkes) a Chaplin-esque star at the same studio, with whom Mae becomes romantically involved.

Chili Bouchier, Britain’s first sex symbol of the silent era, plays a key role »

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

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