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Chicago – The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Cso) has come up with the perfect celebration for the pre-holiday weekend, presenting Frank Capra’s classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life in Concert.” On Dec. 10th and 11th, 2016. The Cso will accompany the soundtrack on a restored version of the film.
This is “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Iawl) as you’ve never seen it before, restored to a brilliant print and with the original Dimitri Tiomkin soundtrack score enhanced by the majesty of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The film is projected above the orchestra, and with each symphonic moment in the story, the musicians and choral singers take over the music live. Iawl had many variations of themes in the soundtrack, so besides the Tiomkin original score, there are snippets of WW2 songs “Over There” and “This is the Army, Mr. Jones,” along with the holiday songs “Hark the Herald Angels Sing, »
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Gangland Undercover is back. Recently, A&E announced season two of the series will launch in December.The scripted drama "recounts the personal story of Charles Falco, the most famous informant you've never heard of and his mission to infiltrate three of the world's most notorious biker gangs." The cast includes Damon Runyan, Thomas Mitchell, Hannah Anderson, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Shaun Benson, and Joanne Boland. Season one of the series aired on History.Read More… »
Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. That's a huge milestone prompting Paramount to release a new Platinum Edition on Blu-ray and DVD of the timeless classic.
We're joining in on the celebration by offering three readers each a copy of the newly released It’s A Wonderful Life Platinum Edition Blu-ray in this giveaway.
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This 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition includes a beautifully colorized version of the film and the original black-and- white movie, as well as »
Another release of the Kramer-Foreman-Zinnemann classic gives Savant another chance to make his argument that this supposedly 'liberal' movie is too confused to be anything but political quicksand -- if anything, its statement is bitterly hawkish. High Noon Blu-ray Olive Signature 1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 85 min. / Street Date September 20, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 39.95 Starring Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr, Harry Morgan, Otto Kruger, Lee Van Cleef. Cinematography Floyd Crosby Production Designer Rudolph Sternad Film Editor Elmo Williams Original Music Dimitri Tiomkin Written by Carl Foreman Produced by Stanley Kramer Directed by Fred Zinnemann
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
This is my fourth time out with a review of High Noon, starting fourteen years ago with a pretty miserable Artisan DVD, then a Lionsgate 'ultimate edition,' followed by Olive Film's first, quite good Blu-ray. Olive now revisits the 1952 classic as »
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When thinking about the great flying pictures of Hollywood’s Golden Age, many would immediately turn to war films containing dogfights, high political drama and the sense that all the death we see onscreen is somehow noble because it’s for the causes of peace and freedom. But perhaps the greatest of these pictures, Only Angels Have Wings, isn’t a war movie and doesn’t contain a single dogfight. It’s an altogether smaller story than those sweeping dramas, and all the more powerful for it.
When Jean Arthur’s chorus girl, Bonnie, gets off a steamer at the fictional South American port of Barranca, she expects to see the sights (comprising a bustling market, a couple of dive bars and a rickety open-topped »
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Snd has acquired rights for France, Notorious Pictures for Italy, Corbi for Spain, and Swen Group International for Latin America.
The Solution’s co-founder and partner Lisa Wilson and her team have also closed deals in: Portugal (Cinemundo), the Middle East (Eagle Films), Greece and India (Tanweer), South Africa (Times Media Films), Taiwan (Ipa), Turkey (Aqua/Pinema Group), Indonesia (Pt Prima), and Singapore (Shaw Organisation).
Entertainment In Motion picked up airlines rights and talks are ongoing with other major territories.
Production is set for May in the UK. Justin Chadwick directs the story about a journalist »
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Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl) has assembled one hell of a cast for his next directorial effort. Solution Entertainment Group has announced that Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins, Paul Bettany, Game of Thrones Natalie Dormer and Martin Freeman have all joined Official Secrets, a true-story espionage thriller based on Marcia and Thomas Mitchell's best-selling book The... Read More »
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Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer, Martin Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Harrison Ford have joined the cast of the Justin Chadwick-directed espionage thriller Official Secrets. The pic is based on the bestselling book The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun And The Secret Plot To Sanction The Iraq Invasion by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell. Sara and Gregory Bernstein penned the script and Elizabeth Fowler (Devil’s Knot) is producing. Principal photography is set to start in… »
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