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Credit: Twentieth Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in partnership with Bulgari, is pleased to announce a global celebration fit for a queen to commemorate Cleopatra’s 50th anniversary and pay tribute to the enduring legacy of its stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the historical epic shot on 70mm film took home four Academy Awards and was the highest grossing films of 1963 earning more than $57 million in its initial release. Cleopatra infamously cost an unprecedented $42 million to make (equivalent to over $300 million today) and was racked with scandal as the onscreen love affair between Cleopatra (Taylor) and Mark Antony (Burton) spilled over into real life during the three-year production in Rome. Burton celebrated his great love for Ms. Taylor with exquisite gifts from Bulgari.
- Michelle McCue
The first part of my first ‘Reel Ink’ of 2013 is a bit of a catch up, as this instalment of the column features books which were all published in 2012.
Reel Ink #2 Part 1 includes the autobiography of a member of a Hollywood dynasty, a look at the city of Los Angeles within the context of the film industry’s role in its history and the evolution of the city’s image, and an examination of how politics and social and cultural agendas impacted and shaped ‘70s American cinema.
Tom Mankiewicz was a true scion of whatever it is that passes for Hollywood royalty; his father was Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz (A Letter To Three Wives, All About Eve, Cleopatra) and his uncle Herman Mankiewicz was the co-writer of Citizen Kane. While nowhere near as well-known as his illustrious relatives, Mankiewicz’s posthumously published autobiography My Life As »
- Ian Gilchrist
Who says movies aren’t educational? I’ve learned a lot, frivolous and otherwise, while watching the big screen: 1) That everyone should have his/her own theme music ("Dr. Zhivago," "I’m Gonna Git You Sucka") 2) How to brown mushrooms, (do not crowd skillet), brown meat (pat it dry first) and chop onions ("Julie & Julia") 3) How to crack an egg (decisive wrist action) ("Sabrina") 4) How to make gnocchi ("The Godfather," "Part III") 5) How best to slice garlic (with a razor blade) ("GoodFellas") 6) How to modernize a frock by ripping off frou-frou ("A Letter to Three Wives," "Bells Are Ringing") 7) How to apply lipstick ("Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?," "Bonjour Tristesse," "Lost in Translation")Read the rest of this article here. »
- Carrie Rickey
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is letting you decide what classic films they will release on Blu-ray for the first time.
That’s right, your vote counts. Fans vote for their favorite classic titles through the “Voice Your Choice” campaign.
Click Here To Vote
Here is an portion the news release:
Los Angeles (January 15, 2013) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today its partnership with the ultimate film discussion website, Home Theater Forum, for a one-of-a-kind campaign, Voice Your Choice, allowing film enthusiasts to decide which classic films they would like to see digitally restored and transferred to Blu-ray for the very first time. The program celebrates Fox’s most notable films from the 1930’s thru the 1960’s featuring performances by famous actors such as Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne and more. Throughout the campaign, fans will also have the opportunity to write in and submit additional titles. »
- Jeff Bayer
4 items from 2013
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