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Tim Burton fans in the Toronto area have cause to celebrate and rejoice. Tiff Bell Lightbox will be offering a major exhibition and retrospective on the director’s work. The exhibition will hundreds of pieces of Burton’s artwork going back as far to work he did as a teenager. There will be more than 700 items including paintings, drawings, puppets, costumes, storyboards, and maquettes from Burton’s personal vault, studio archives, and private collections. There will also be an “extensive film retrospective spanning Burton’s 27-year career, including his early shorts and a related series of films that influenced, inspired and intrigued him as a filmmaker, will run parallel to the exhibition.”
Hit the jump to check out the full press release. The exhibition will run from November 26, 2010 until April 17, 2011. Tickets go on sale October 26th.
Here’s the press release:
Tim Burton Exhibition And Retrospective Opens On November 26
- Matt Goldberg
I've been watching a lot of Hitchcock films recently, which inevitably means that I've been exposed to some of Bernard Herrmann's greatest scores, providing the inspiration for this article and prompting me to listen to some of his greatest scores.
Below are what I consider to be the highlights of his career, minus Taxi Driver, which was covered in the Scorsese piece and Psycho which was addressed in the Iconic Movie Music Themes article, linked below.
Citizen Kane (1941)
It's quite amazing that one of Herrmann's earliest scores was for a film that is widely regarded as the greatest film of all time. Welles was reportedly so enamoured with Herrmann's compositions that many scenes were shaped to bring the most out of the music. »
Alexa here. Today would have been Natalie Wood's 72nd birthday. She was one of those rare child actors who grew into a graceful adult on screen. As a teenager I was so entranced with the melodrama of Splendor in the Grass that it lived in our Vcr for months. So like any good fangirl I bought this old teen movie magazine from the 50s the instant I spotted it.
Natalie had just secured her role opposite Gene Kelly in Marjorie Morningstar. (Looks like that remake starring Scarlett Johansson never materialized.) Interestingly, inside Natalie is pretty honest about her "work" with Nick:
"A lot of what people think are dates," she explained, "are not dates at all. They're publicity things. They're work, actually."
Myles Wilder was the son of B-movie director W. Lee Wilder, and scripted many of his father’s more memorable science fiction and horror films in the 1950s. Myles wrote such cult classics as Phantom from Space (1953), Killers from Space (1954), The Snow Creature (1954), Manfish (1956), Fright (1956), Spy in the Sky (1958), and Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons (1960)
Wilder, who was also the nephew of Oscar-winning director Billy Wilder, began his career writing radio scripts for The Whistler series. He worked frequently on television in the 1960s and 1970s, penning episodes of such series as Bonanza, McHale’s Navy which earned him two Emmy Award nominations, Mr. Terrific, Get Smart, The Flying Nun, and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. He was writer and story consultant for numerous animated series including The Addams Family, Inch High Private Eye, Hong Kong Phooey, Korg: 70,000 B.C., Partridge Family 2200 A.D., and Valley of the Dinosaurs.
Wilder died »
The Ghost of Slaughterford is journalist and actress Axelle Carolyn's first horror script coming to the big screen! Sick of waiting for a perfect acting role, she took matters into her own hands and wrote her own.
"The Ghost of Slaughterford is a script that I wrote end of last year, after getting tired of waiting for the perfect part to land on my lap," she explains to us. Axelle and husband, director Neil Marshall, "were driving one day through the British countryside and came across a sign which said "Slaughterford". The name was so great that it inspired me to write. The result is somewhere between The Innocents, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and The Wicker Man, with a hint of Hammer Films."
The very British-sounding horror movie is moving fast, "We're hoping to shoot before the summer," she explains. "Neil is executive producing and I'll be playing »
5 items from 2010
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