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2016 TCM Classic Film Festival Opens With 40th Anniversary Screening Of All The President’S Men

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will open the 7th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 28thwith a 40th Anniversary screening of the Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman political thriller All The President’s Men (1976).

The festival, set to take place April 28 – May 1 in Hollywood, will also include tributes to the following screen legends:

· Director-writer Carl Reiner featuring a screening of Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) and an extended conversation

· Actor Elliott Gould featuring screenings of his Golden Globe nominated performance in M*A*S*H (1970), The Long Goodbye (1973) and a conversation in Club TCM

This year’s festival will include appearances by:

· Eva Marie Saint – on hand to introduce a screening of the political comedy The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966)

· Director John Singleton – presenting a 25th anniversary screening of his coming-of-age classic Boyz N The Hood (1991)

· Actor Stacy Keach – discussing John Huston’s gritty look at
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Speedy

Silent comedy rules!  Harold Lloyd epitomizes 'twenties optimism while serving up the fun. Even better, he filmed this on the streets of New York, so we feel as if we stepped into a time machine. The great disc extras include input from New Yorker extraordinaire Bruce Goldstein. It's a great show for holiday viewing -- unless your family hates New York. Speedy Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 788 1928 / Color / 1:33 silent aperture / 86 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date December 8, 2015 / 39.95 Starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth, Byron Douglas, Brooks Benedict. Cinematography Walter Lundin Film Editor Carl Himm Original Music Carl Davis Written by John Grey, Lex Neal, Howard Rogers, Jay Howe Produced by Harold Lloyd Directed by Ted Wilde

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Criterion's Blu-ray of Harold Lloyd's 1928 comedy Speedy is a double pleasure. First, it reminds us that Harold Lloyd is a flat-out delight, as funny
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December releases announced by The Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection has recntly announced its line-up of releases for December, which include Ted Wilde’s Speedy, Michael Ritchie’s Downhill Racer, Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes and Howard Brookner’s Burroughs: The Movie.

Downhill Racer

Astonishing Alpine location photography and a young Robert Redford in one of his earliest starring roles are just two of the visual splendors of Downhill Racer, the visceral debut feature by Michael Ritchie. In a beautifully understated performance, Redford is David Chappellet, a ruthlessly ambitious skier competing for Olympic gold with an underdog American team in Europe, and Gene Hackman provides tough support as the coach who tries to temper the upstart’s narcissistic drive for glory. With a subtle screenplay by the acclaimed novelist James Salter, Downhill Racer is a vivid character portrait, buoyed by breathtakingly fast and furious imagery that places the viewer directly in the mind of the competitor.

Special Features:

–High-definition digital restoration,
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Harold Lloyd And The Birth Of Romantic Comedy: A Conversation With Suzanne Lloyd

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Cinema Retro is pleased to announce the premiere of a new column: Criterion Corner, which will highlight reviews and interviews pertaining to new Criterion video releases. For our debut column, we are honored to have Raymond Benson's exclusive interview with Suzanne Lloyd, granddaughter of legendary comedy star Harold Lloyd.

By Raymond Benson

On the advent of The Criterion Collection’s upcoming release of Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman on Blu-ray and DVD, it’s high time that the silent film star gain some recognition from at least two generations that missed out on seeing this master comedian in action. Last year’s release of Safety Last! certainly got the ball rolling, and with Lloyd’s granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd, working as the trustee to his film library and head of Harold Lloyd Entertainment, Inc., the goal is to bring the pictures of the “third genius” (after Chaplin and Keaton) to a wider audience,
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Katzenberg in 3D honour

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Katzenberg in 3D honour
The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society will present the 2014 Harold Lloyd Award for filmmaking to DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.

The presentation will take place at the body’s annual Creative Arts Awards on January 28.

Harold Lloyd was an actor, director, producer, and passionate advocate for 3D his entire life,” said Suzanne Lloyd, chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment. “Harold saw filmmaking as a creative and technical achievement. He understood his audiences and was passionate about serving them.

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s work is the embodiment of what Harold believed to be important in this craft,” she added.

“The Lloyd Award is annually given to individuals whose passion and commitment for 3D is equalled by the quality of their work,” said president and CEO of 3net and 3net Studios Tom Cosgrove, who also serves as society co-chairman. “Jeffrey Katzenberg’s dedication to his craft and his unparalleled legacy of groundbreaking 3D movie making at DreamWorks Animation makes him uniquely
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Blu-ray Reviews: "Safety Last" (1923) And "Things To Come" (1936)- The Criterion Editions

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By Raymond Benson

We expect nothing less than greatness from that Cadillac of DVD/Blu-Ray labels, The Criterion Collection, and this month’s releases do not disappoint. I’m betting that even hardcore Cinema Retro readers may not have seen these two brilliant classics—one a silent film from 1923, the other a British work of wonder from 1936—both containing jaw-dropping visuals that will amaze even the most cynical of cinema aficionados.

First up—Safety Last!, the film for which actor Harold Lloyd will be most remembered. Lloyd was often called “the third genius” (after Chaplin and Keaton), and his works were not readily available to Baby Boomers because he had refused to sell them to television at the low price he was offered. Lloyd always felt his films were worth more, and rightly so. This was a guy who made many more pictures than either Chaplin or Keaton and transitioned
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Criterion Collection: Safety Last! | Blu-ray Review

The timeless comic genius of Harold Lloyd shines through in Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s 1923 classic Safety Last!, one more silent film championed by the Criterion Collection folks. The indelible bookish, horn-rimmed glasses, straw-hat-wearing comedian show wonderfully how he earned the moniker “the King of Daredevil Comedy”. The “third genius” of the silent era (after Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton), stars in this Horatio Alger-style story of a country boy trying to make good in the big city.

The naive Boy (Harold Lloyd) travels on a train to the big city from the small town Great Bend, promising to send for his Girl (Mildred Davis, Lloyd’s real-life wife) after he has ‘made good’ with fame and fortune. In the opening sequence, he appears behind vertical bars – presumably imprisoning jail bars, but they are actually the train station’s gate. He becomes a low-paid, bookish-looking salesman in the
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Nebraskans Hone in on Hollywood

Nebraskans Hone in on Hollywood
The Croisette will get a taste of Midwestern American sensibilities this year when Omaha native Alexander Payne screens his latest pic, “Nebraska,” in competition. And back in Los Angeles, members of 21-year-old networking group the Nebraska Coast Connection, will be rooting for their homegrown hero to take home the fest’s top prize.

Founded in 1992 by Cornhusker State native and producer Todd Nelson, Ncc provides an opportunity for (mostly) Nebraska transplants working in Hollywood to rub elbows with other industry professionals. The monthly salons began in June 1995 and take place every second Monday at the Culver Hotel in Culver City, Calif.; more specifically, in the former office of Harry Culver — yep, also a Nebraska native.

“The fact that Harry’s office serves as our home, for me, is one of the coolest things,” Nelson says.

On average, the monthly meetings host 30-50 people, though that number can quadruple when notable
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Safety Last!

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Harold Lloyd clocks his rise to success in Safety Last!

Silent movie star Harold Lloyd lets loose with a torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts in the 1923 comedy classic Safety Last!.

In the film, Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success.

Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, Safety Last! is the first Harold Lloyd film to be released by the Criterion Collection since the Lloyd catalog was acquired by Janus Films in 2012. Janus Films will tour Safety Last! theatrically starting in April to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of its Release,
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3D Creative Arts Awards: 'Life of Pi' Named Best Live-Action Feature

3D Creative Arts Awards: 'Life of Pi' Named Best Live-Action Feature
Ang Lee’s Life of Pi won three awards in categories for best live-action 3D feature, best stereography in a live-action film and 3D moment of the year for “fish flying over boat” at the International 3D Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards ceremony. Also Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Lee received the Harold Lloyd Filmmaker Award, which was presented by Lloyd’s granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd, and society co-chairman Tom Cosgrove, CEO of 3net. Photos: The Making of 'Life of Pi' Feature honorees included Brave, which received a pair of awards for best animated 3D feature and best stereography

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Martin Scorsese receiving a 3D distinction for “Hugo” – Awards Alley

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: Martin Scorsese finally took the technological plunge in 2011, shooting his film-preservation fantasy “Hugo” in 3D. For his efforts, the director’s about to rewarded.

The International 3D Society announced that it will present Scorsese with the Harold Lloyd Award for artistic and technical achievement in 3D. The irony being that Scorsese uses a sequence from Lloyd’s “Safety Last!” during a crucial moment in “Hugo,” so the award couldn’t be more appropriate.

Marty Scorsese has embodied Harold Lloyd’s vision and passion for captivating movie fans around the world for his entire career,” said Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd’s granddaughter and chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment, who will make the presentation. “With ‘Hugo,’ he has shared his love of filmmaking and filmmakers, in 3D, which would also have thrilled Harold.”

The award will be presented at the Society’s Creative Arts Awards ceremony, Feb.
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Martin Scorsese to be Honored by International 3D Society

Martin Scorsese to be Honored by International 3D Society
Martin Scorsese will receive the Harold Lloyd Award, the International 3D Society's highest filmmaker honor for artistic and technical achievement in 3D. The award will be presented at the Society’s Creative Arts Awards ceremony, Feb. 1 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Photos: Martin Scorsese On Set “Marty Scorsese has embodied Harold Lloyd’s vision and passion for captivating movie fans around the world for his entire career,” said Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd’s granddaughter and chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment, who will make the presentation. “With Hugo he has shared his love of filmmaking and filmmakers, in 3D, which would also have thrilled

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Humoresque Kicks off “Summer of Silents” at the Academy

Beverly Hills, CA .The Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor winner .Humoresque. (1920) will kick off a summer-long screening series of silent films at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. A restored 35mm print from UCLA Film & Television Archive will be screened with live musical accompaniment composed by Michael Mortilla, and performed by Mortilla on piano and Nicole Garcia on violin.

Directed by Frank Borzage, .Humoresque. is the film version of Fannie Hurst.s short story about a young violinist who rises from New York.s Jewish slums to international fame with the help of his doting mother. The film was the first to receive the Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor, the first significant annual film award, pre-dating the establishment of the Oscars®. The Medal of Honor was voted by the readers of Photoplay Magazine and
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James Cameron To Recieve 3D Filmmaking Award

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James Cameron is set to receive the first ever Harold Lloyd Award in 3D filmmaking from the International 3-D Society.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning director will be the first ever honoree for his outstanding achievement in 3D filmmaking and advocacy.

The award is named in honor of 3D visionary photographer Harold Lloyd.

"He has embodied Harold Lloyd's vision and passion for dazzling audiences across the globe," says Suzanne Lloyd, chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment and Lloyd's granddaughter. "With Avatar and his commitment to 3-D storytelling, it is appropriate that he is the first recipient of this most prestigious annual award."

Cameron will receive the award on February 9 at the International 3-D Society's 2nd Annual Creative Arts Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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James Cameron To Receive Inaugural 3D Filmmaking Award

James Cameron To Receive Inaugural 3D Filmmaking Award
James Cameron's next acceptance speech may go from "I'm the king of the world!" to "I see you" as the "Avatar" director is set to receive the International 3-D Society's inaugural Harold Lloyd Award.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winner will be the first-ever honoree, for his "outstanding achievement in 3-D filmmaking and advocacy." Suzanne Lloyd, granddaughter of 3-D photography visionary Harold Lloyd and chairman of Harold Llyod Entertainment, stated that James Cameron was the obvious choice because he "has embodied Harold Lloyd's vision and passion for dazzling audiences across the globe."

"With 'Avatar' and his commitment to 3-D storytelling, it is appropriate that he is the first recipient of this most prestigious annual award," she added.

Cameron will be presented with the award on February 9 at the International 3-D Society's 2nd Annual Creative Arts Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The ceremony itself
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James Cameron wins award for 3-D achievement

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James Cameron has won the first Harold Lloyd award for achievement in 3-D. The 'Avatar' director has been given the prize - named after an early advocate of 3-D technology from the 1920s - by the International 3-D Society, and will pick up the prize at the 2nd Annual Creative Arts Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 9. Suzanne Lloyd, chair of Harold Lloyd Entertainment and granddaughter of the legend claimed the Canadian filmmaker showed "passion" working the technique in groundbreaking 2009 movie 'Avatar'. She said: "James Cameron has embodied Harold Lloyd's vision and passion for dazzling audiences across the globe. "With 'Avatar' and his commitment to 3-D storytelling, it is appropriate that he is the first recipient of this most prestigious annual award." The awards show in February 9 will be recorded and telecast in 3-D on the internet. James lost out on the
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James Cameron honored with inaugural 3D award

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Let’s say you were planning on creating an award recognizing achievement in 3D film technology. Could you possibly give the inaugural award to anyone Other than James Cameron?

No, which explains why the “Avatar” director is going to receive the International 3D Society’s inaugural Harold Lloyd Award, a trophy created to honor outstanding achievement in 3D filmmaking and advocacy.

James Cameron has embodied Harold Lloyd’s vision and passion for dazzling audiences across the globe,” said Suzanne Lloyd, who is 3D pioneer Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter and chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment. “With ‘Avatar’ and his commitment to 3D storytelling, it is appropriate that he is the first recipient of this most prestigious annual award.”

Cameron will be presented the award on Feb. 9 at the International 3D Society’s second annual Creative Arts Awards at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, according to THR.
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