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2002 Movie About Film Decomposition Included Among National Film Registry's 2013 Inductees

Gilda,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’: 2013 National Film Registry movies (photo: Rita Hayworth in ‘Gilda’) See previous post: “‘Mary Poppins’ in National Film Registry: Good Timing for Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks.’” Billy Woodberry’s UCLA thesis film Bless Their Little Hearts (1984). Stanton Kaye’s Brandy in the Wilderness (1969). The Film Group’s Cicero March (1966), about a Civil Rights march in an all-white Chicago suburb. Norbert A. Myles’ Daughter of Dawn (1920), with Hunting Horse, Oscar Yellow Wolf, Esther Labarre. Bill Morrison’s Decasia (2002), featuring decomposing archival footage. Alfred E. Green’s Ella Cinders (1926), with Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis. Fred M. Wilcox’s Forbidden Planet (1956), with Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Robby the Robot. Charles Vidor’s Gilda (1946), with Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready. John and Faith Hubley’s Oscar-winning animated short The Hole (1962). Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), with Best Actor Oscar winner Maximilian Schell,
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Beery Is Loving Father of Future Superman Newspaper Editor in Oscar-Winning Blockbuster

Wallace Beery: Best Actor Academy Award winner and Best Actor Academy Award runner-up in the same year (photo: Jackie Cooper and Wallace Beery in ‘The Champ’) (See previous post: “Wallace Beery Movies: Anomalous Hollywood Star.”) In the Academy’s 1931-32 season, Wallace Beery took home the Best Actor Academy Award — I mean, one of them. In the King Vidor-directed melodrama The Champ (1931), Beery plays a down-on-his-luck boxer and caring Dad to tearduct-challenged Jackie Cooper, while veteran Irene Rich is Beery’s cool former wife and Cooper’s mother. Will daddy and son remain together forever and ever? Audiences the world over were drowned in tears — theirs and Jackie Cooper’s. Now, regarding Wallace Beery’s Best Actor Academy Award, he was actually a runner-up: Fredric March, initially announced as the sole winner for his performance in Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, turned out to have
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American Society of Cinematographers opens renovated clubhouse

HollywoodNews.com: The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) announced completion of the renovation and expansion of the organization’s historic clubhouse here today. Los Angeles Councilman Tom LeBonge and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Leron Gubler joined an array of venerable cinematographers, filmmakers and professionals from all sectors of the industry at the ceremony.

“Our clubhouse has been a second home for the world’s most talented cinematographers for nearly 75 years,” says Asc President Michael Goi. “We are committed to perpetuating the spirit of artistry that resides within the walls of the Asc clubhouse, and enhancing our capacity for educational outreach programs for the next generation of filmmakers from around the world.”

The renovated clubhouse contains a treasure trove of film history, including a Kinetoscope projector that was designed by the Edison Company during the 1890s, early motion picture cameras, lenses, photographs of cinematographers who have set the standards for artful filmmaking,
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