Ball of Fire
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

6 items from 2016


'Breakfast Club,' 'Rushmore' Among Films Added to National Film Registry

14 December 2016 2:10 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Breakfast Club, Rushmore, The Princess Bride and legendary punk documentary The Decline of Western Civilization are among the 25 films that have been inducted into the National Film Registry, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

Disney's The Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds are also in the Class of 2016's inductees in the registry, which showcases "the range and diversity of American film heritage to increase awareness for its preservation."

The oldest film to be inducted in the Class of 2016 is 1903's Life of an American Fireman, »

Permalink | Report a problem


National Film Registry: 25 New Films Added, Including ‘Rushmore’ and ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’

14 December 2016 10:59 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

25 movies have been added to the National Film Registry, bringing the total number of cinematic works officially recognized by the Library of Congress to 700. Among the new additions are “The Birds,” “The Lion King,” “Point Blank” and “Rushmore” — the first of Wes Anderson’s films to be included.

In order to be so honored, a film must be at least 10 years old and deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the National Film Preservation Board. Full list below.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘L.A. Confidential,’ ‘Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Top Gun’ & More Enter The National Film Registry

The Atomic Cafe” (1982)

Ball of Fire” (1941)

“The Beau Brummels” (1928)

“The Birds” (1963)

Blackboard Jungle” (1955)

“The Breakfast Club” (1985)

The Decline of Western Civilization” (1981)

East of Eden” (1955)

Funny Girl” (1968)

Life of an American Fireman” (1903)

The Lion King” (1994)

Lost Horizon” (1937)

“Musketeers of Pig Alley” (1912)

Read More: ‘Symbiopsychotaxiplasm,’ ‘Portrait of Jason,’ ‘Imitation of Life’ Among New Additions to National Film Registry »

- Michael Nordine

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Birds,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Thelma & Louise’ Join National Film Registry

14 December 2016 12:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With the addition of 25 new films — including “The Birds,” “The Lion King,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Thelma & Louise” — the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress now includes 700 films that span more than a century.

The 2016 inductees into the registry include movies long considered classics, obscure documentaries and films once too racy or avant-garde to be accepted by the mainstream. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden made the selections after consulting with a panel of experts who make up the National Film Preservation Board.

Congress established the registry in 1988 with the National Film Preservation Act of 1988 — requiring the Library of Congress to designate and preserve films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. Films must be at least 10 years old to be chosen.

Director Ridley Scott said he was “honored and proud” to have the 1991 feminist empowerment ode, “Thelma & Louise,” selected, noting it joined another of his films on the list. »

- James Rainey

Permalink | Report a problem


Melbourne Cinémathèque, And The Season Of Barbara Stanwyck

22 February 2016 1:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The Melbourne Cinémathèque kicked off last week in Melbourne, Australia, and as usual contains cinematic delicacies and sublime screenings of classic and contemporary cinema covering the key master auteurs. Screening every Wednesday evening at the Australian Centre for Moving Images (Acmi), part of the programme is the upcoming season that highlights Hollywood goddess Barbara Stanwyck, check the details below and whatever you do, do not miss Double Indemnity on the silver screen! March 9–23 Barbara Stanwyck: Ball Of Fire beginning Wednesday 9 March, the Melbourne Cinémathèque presents a a stellar selection of films starring Barbara Stanwyck. Following a number of retrospectives around the world, and the recent release of volume of a biography by Victoria Wilson, the season presents six feature films from the career...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

»

Permalink | Report a problem


Melbourne Cinémathèque, And The Season Of Barbara Stanwyck

22 February 2016 1:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The Melbourne Cinémathèque kicked off last week in Melbourne, Australia, and as usual contains cinematic delicacies and sublime screenings of classic and contemporary cinema covering the key master auteurs. Screening every Wednesday evening at the Australian Centre for Moving Images (Acmi), part of the programme is the upcoming season that highlights Hollywood goddess Barbara Stanwyck, check the details below and whatever you do, do not miss Double Indemnity on the silver screen! March 9–23 Barbara Stanwyck: Ball Of Fire beginning Wednesday 9 March, the Melbourne Cinémathèque presents a a stellar selection of films starring Barbara Stanwyck. Following a number of retrospectives around the world, and the recent release of volume of a biography by Victoria Wilson, the season presents six feature films from the career...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

»

Permalink | Report a problem


Close-Up on "Ball of Fire": Screwball Classic Skewers Stuffiness with Snappy Slang

8 January 2016 4:18 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

 Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Ball of Fire is playing on Mubi in the Us January 8 through February 7, 2016.To rephrase a popular literary adage, one shouldn’t judge a film by its credits. Many a noteworthy roster of talent has yielded a less than superior motion picture. Such is not the case, however, with the 1941 Samuel Goldwyn production, Ball of Fire. Aside from the legendary producer, who had over 100 movies under his belt by this point in his career, the film boasts an Oscar-nominated story by Thomas Monroe and Billy Wilder, a script by Wilder and frequent co-writer Charles Brackett, a supporting cast of famous faces like Dana Andrews, Dan Duryea, and Elisha Cook Jr., and superb star turns by Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. Behind the camera, the music is by Alfred Newman, Gregg Toland is the cinematographer, Daniel Mandell is the editor, »

- Jeremy Carr

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

6 items from 2016


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners