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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will present 145 pieces of film history in the exhibition Hollywood Costume, which is the organization’s first, and probably last, show at the May Co. space.
The show, running Oct. 2-March 2, includes works representing 25 Oscar winners for costume design, as well as such notable pieces as the original ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” (Adrian, 1939), which the Academy hails as “the most famous shoes in the world.”
The multimedia exhibit was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, and then showed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Australian Centre of the Moving Image and Phoenix Art Museum. This is the final stop, and the Academy has added more than 30 costumes from recent films for this show. The new additions include Jared Leto’s costume from “Dallas Buyers Club” (designed by Kurt & Bart) – a recent acquisition from the »
- Tim Gray
This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.
The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 145 costumes from over 60 lenders. The Academy’s presentation will add more than 30 costumes to this landmark show, including Jared Leto’s costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Burt, 2013) – a recent acquisition to the Academy’s collection – as well as costumes from such recent releases as The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained (Sharen Davis, »
- Michelle McCue
To mark its 75th anniversary, the film has been digitally re-mastered and will be shown in the 3D format from September 12.
The picture, which received five Academy Award nominations, winning Best Song ('Over the Rainbow') and Best Original Score, will be shown in the format for the first time ever.
"The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved films of all time and we are thrilled that our long-time partners at Warner Bros Pictures have made IMAX a part of this exciting milestone event," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp.
"This film revolutionised the use of colour and special effects in cinema, and we're excited to add another 'first' - bringing this timeless classic to moviegoers across the UK through the power of IMAX 3D for the very first time. »
September UK release will mark the 75th anniversary of the much-loved classic.
“The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved films of all time and we are thrilled that our longtime partners at Warner Bros Pictures have made IMAX a part of this exciting milestone event,” commented Greg Foster, senior executive vice president, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment.
Warner Bros initiated the 3D conversion with an 8k scanning of the original Technicolor camera negative, which was then transformed by creating a depth-map of each frame to construct 3D imagery.
This was followed by the long process to further refine viewer distances and fully layer shapes »
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The short answer: because Hollywood declared it so. Of course, that was before 1939 came along and actually became the unofficial greatest year of movies of all time, including the releases of Gone With the Wind, Stagecoach, The Wizard of Oz, Dark Victory, Wuthering Heights, Of Mice and Men, Ninotchka, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Love Affair and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. And those were just the Best Picture nominees, excluding The Rules of the Game, The Women and Gunga Din and many more. Well, 1938 did have Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, Jezebel and Best Picture winner You Can’t Take It With You, which I honestly adore. Yeah, there’s something of an imbalance there. The claim that 1938 was the greatest came before the year was through as part of a marketing campaign to get Americans back to the movies. It was still the Great Depression, and by some theories that should’ve meant people sought out more escapist »
- Christopher Campbell
There are some incredibly talented people working in TV at the moment, whether it’s Breaking Bad series creator Vince Gilligan, or Game of Thrones’ showrunners, Db Weiss and David Benioff, or Orange is the New Black boss, Jenji Kohan. When it comes to sci-fi, though, no one quite has the talent of Ronald D Moore, the man who brought Battestar Galactica back from the dead.
With the DVD launch of his Helix, Moore’s latest foray into the adventures on the small screen, we look back at five moments that back up his claim as King of Sci-Fi
Star Trek: The Next Generation – Yesterday’s Enterprise
Moore’s career began when he submitted a spec script for Star Trek: The Next Generation, which became season three episode, The Bonding.
Less than six months later, Moore had become one of the show’s regular writers, and was tasked with combining »
- Ben Mortimer
Kids say the darnedest things! Isn't that what Bill Cosby taught us back in the 1990s? Well, the legendary comedian was right, obviously, especially when it comes to memorable movie quotes. We wanted to take a look back through the decades at some of the most hilarious, touching, unforgettable lines said by kid characters (most are live-action, but there are a few animated characters too). We even asked some of our friends and readers what their favorites were and came up with this list of 25, but it just as easily could have been 50.
And if you notice we paid extra attention to the '80s and '90s, let's just say that's when many of us were growing up; we're sure younger (and older) readers could come up with an entirely different lineup of quotes. Feel free to share them in the comments!
"So never kick a dog / Because he's »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
Are you planning on seeing Dawn of the Planet of the Apesc Well, then I have a deal for you. Best Buy is having a sale on the Planet of the Apes: Legacy Collection for only $19.99 and with it you get up to $8 off a ticket to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. No, the set doesn't include Rise of the Planet of the Apes, what you're getting are the original Planet of the Apes films -- Planet of the Apes, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes. I have this set and it's excellent, click here to pick it up on sale. If you want to add Rise to the order, bb url="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rise-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-blu-ray-disc/6621184.pcid=2311478&skuId=6621184&st=rise%20of%20the »
- Brad Brevet
Warner Bros. Consumer Products And Party City Partner For Party Goods With Character
New Collection of Favors, Balloons, Décor and More to Feature Warner Bros. Characters Including Superman, Batman, Godzilla, and Scooby-Doo!
Burbank, CA – June 18, 2014 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (Wbcp), on behalf of DC Entertainment, is partnering with Party City Holdings, Inc., the largest wholesaler & retailer of party goods in the U.S. and Canada, to release a new collection of family-friendly party goods, favors, décor and balloons inspired by Warner Bros.’ iconic properties and the DC Comics pantheon of Super Heroes. The product, featuring an array of beloved characters such as Superman, Batman and Scooby-Doo, will be available in Party City stores across the U.S. and Canada this summer.
“We are thrilled to team up with Party City, a renowned party supplier, to offer fans of all ages the chance to celebrate with their favorite characters,” said Karen McTier, »
- Matt MacNabb
After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated TV series.
The dark comedy, described as a sass-and-sorcery series, revolves around beer-guzzling maidens — Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, Dee the atheist human cleric and Betty the hippy smidgen thief — who are hired to kill monsters and other beasts.
Image Comics and Shadowline publish the “Rat Queens” books created by Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchurch.
Weibe’s other Image comicbook, “Peter Panzerfaust” is being adapted by BBC Worldwide, with the pilot penned by “Life on Mars” creators Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, and Heavy Metal also producing.
Pukeko and Heavy Metal, which acquired the rights to “Rat Queens,” plan on developing the books” into a 30 minute show before pitching it to TV networks. »
- Marc Graser
After being attached to the forthcoming "Ant-Man" Marvel super hero flick for a staggering eight years, director/co-writer Edgar Wright left the project he has been nurturing on the basis that the studio made changes to his script without his permission. Variety presents nine other examples of high profile film productions dating back to "The Wizard of Oz: and "Gone With the Wind" that saw directors replaced, mostly due to "creative differences". Click here to read. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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
Robots have been a part of cinema since its creation and still make for intriguing on-screen presences. With RoboCop set for a Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, DVD and Blu-ray release on 9th June 2014 from Studiocanal, we count down the most memorable movie cyborgs to have graced our screens.
Evil Maria – Metropolis (1927)
Fritz Lang’s classic sees an inventor, who has created a robot to resurrect his deceased wife, apply the likeness of a popular female worked named Maria (played by Brigitte Helm) in an attempt to ruin her reputation amongst her peers. Once completed, the robot is an evil incarnation of Maria and wreaks havoc in the dystopian future depicted by Lang.
Not only are these two of the most beloved robots in cinematic history, but one of the most revered fictional filmic double acts to adorn the screen. R2-D2 (played by »
- Phil Wheat
In addition to celebrating the best of the season's new musicals, the Tony Awards honored the tenth anniversary of Wicked on Sunday with a special performance. Photos: Tonys Awards Red Carpet Arrivals The soaring female-friendship anthem "For Good" -- made famous by original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel -- was performed with tender feeling by the show's current Broadway leads Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber. The musical is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and tells the backstory of the witches in L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. It shattered its own record this past Christmas, becoming the first and only Broadway musical in history to gross
- THR Staff
The 2014 Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival has announced its complete programming line-up for the event, set to run from July 10-20.
The Outfest Five In Focus series spotlighting emerging filmmakers will include Abdellah Taïa’s Salvation Army, Ken Roht’s Perfect Cowboy, Sydney Freeland’s Drunktown’s Finest, Stewart Thorndike’s Lyle and Mariana Rondón’s Bad Hair.
As part of its Outfest Forward programme, the festival will present OutSet shorts, a series of five short films written, produced and directed by a new generation of Lgbtq storytellers from Outfest and LifeWorks’ Young Filmmakers Project.
The 2014 Outfest UCLA Legacy Project screenings will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Longtime Companion, a groundbreaking feature examining the impact of the arrival of HIV/AIDS, and present the world premiere restoration of Sign of Protest.
Included in the Under The Stars series screening at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre will be The Wizard Of Oz: The Sing-Along as well »
With the massive success of Maleficent recently, Disney is working hard on their next live-action adaptation and we can report that Dreamgirls writer and director Bill Condon is set to direct a new version of Beauty And The Beast!
The original film from 1991 was hugely popular for Disney and was one of the few animated films to receive a ‘Best Picture’ nomination at the Academy Awards. Disney has had a real flush of success recently with the live-action remakes of Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard Of Oz spin-off Oz The Great And Powerful. There is also news of Iron Man director Jon Favreau directing a new version of The Jungle Book and Thor director Kenneth Branagh recreating the classic Cinderella.
Condon’s work on Dreamgirls and Chicago makes him a fantastic choice to direct such a well loved film, we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the news as we hear it. »
- Lucinda Holt
Disney’s quest to re-imagine the contents of its back catalogue continues, with confirmation that Bill Condon will direct a live-action version of the studio’s 1991 Oscar nominated animated feature, Beauty And The Beast. The great modernisation of Disney classics has thus far been well-received by audiences, who embraced updated versions of Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard Of Oz (aka Oz the Great and Powerful), and most recently carried Maleficent to a $170 million opening weekend. With this latest project, the studio is clearly hoping to capitalize on that success.
The story – based on the traditional fairy tale first published in 1740 from the pen of Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve – has been filmed many times since Jean Cocteau’s 1946 version, La Belle et la Bete. Disney’s own 1991 animation of the tale was directed by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale from a screenplay by Linda Woolverton. Billed as a musical romantic fantasy, »
- Sarah Myles
The mogwais are nearing middle age.
That's right, Steven Spielberg's magnificent horror comedy "Gremlins," about a bunch of cuddly creatures that turn into scaly monsters and overtake a small, Rockwellian town, is turning 30 this summer. And to celebrate, Warner Bros has a bunch of exciting things planned. The first of which has already happened: you can now own the movie digitally, for the first time ever (please, take the time to luxuriate in a wonderful clip from the movie, located below). Later this year, too, we will be getting a deluxe, 30th anniversary Blu-ray, complete with two brand-new featurettes featuring Steven Spielberg, alongside other creative principles (like director Joe Dante) and many members of the cast and crew.
We were lucky enough to chat with Zach Galligan, who played Billy Peltzer, the initial owner of Gizmo, the mogwai that inadvertently breeds the gremlin menace. Galligan has become something of a cult icon himself, »
- Drew Taylor
Thanks to two major comic book sequels and a highly-anticipated monster movie, May box office wound up over $1 billion for the fourth year in a row. Without any of those movies truly breaking out, though, overall business was at its lowest level since 2010.Those three movies*The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past*all opened over $90 million. That's only the second time that's ever happened: the first was in May 2007, when three titles debuted north of $110 million.Unfortunately, all three of the May 2014 blockbusters dropped off at least 60 percent in their second weekends: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Godzilla are going to struggle to reach $200 million, while X-Men: Days of Future Past will fall short of its franchise record.With over four weeks of theatrical engagements, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 led the box office in May with $191.6 million. The movie opened to $91.6 million on the first weekend of the month, »
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‘Thrones’’ Hound Gets an Upgrade
In HBO’s “Game of Thrones” characters often encounter battle in their everyday lives — and have the scars to prove it. Makeup artist Jane Walker, brought on board for season 4, had the challenge of improving the Hound’s (Rory McCann) scar with a new design and material. She studied photos of burn patients and used silicone for a more flesh-like look. It takes 2½ hours to apply. To create the facial scar on Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Walker applied liquid plastic-like material to the skin. “You put some heat on it and it shrinks slightly causing that lovely puckering and dipping,” says Walker. “I tried to make it look as if the healing process kicked in.”
Giving a Witch Her Ghastly Glow
Season 3 of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” brought on the famous characters from “The Wizard of Oz,” including the Wicked Witch of the »
- Nikara Johns
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