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Schoonmaker, Scorsese Talk Up ‘Tales of Hoffmann’

15 October 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon – Martin Scorsese has influenced generations of new filmmakers. But who and what films influenced Scorsese? One front-runner: “The Tales of Hoffmann,” Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1951 adaptation of Jacques Offenbach’s opera, which liberated the duo from the constraints of early 1950s’ sound cinema.

In a video presentation made for and screened at the Lyon Lumière Festival Monday, Scorsese admitted that he became “rather obsessed” by the movie.

That could be an understatement. Attending Lyon on Tuesday Thelma Schoonmaker, Scorsese’s three-time Oscar winning editor and Powell’s widow, took a captivated audience through the film, shot in only 17 days, its singularity and huge impact on not only Scorsese but also George Romero. Cecil B. DeMille was another large admirer. Bertrand Tavernier pointed to “Blade Runner” as just one movie that channeled “Tales.”

Starring Robert Rounseville as Hoffmann, Moira Shaerer in a double act- an automated doll Olympia »

- John Hopewell

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Daily | Marker, Lynch, Powell

8 October 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In today's roundup of news and views: Chris Marker's photographs taken in North Korea, David Lynch's depiction of Los Angeles, a discussion of the work of Claire Denis, a Martin Scorsese symposium, revisiting Michael Powell's The Tales of Hoffmann, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Jean-Luc Godard's Notre musique, a collection of writing by George Kuchar, an interview with Abdellah Taïa, Christopher Hitchens on John Wayne, reviews of David Cronenberg's first novel, Tom Tykwer's plans for a television series set in Berlin in the 1920s, Joe Sarno Day at DC's and more. » - David Hudson »

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Camerimage to host Powell-Pressburger tribute

3 October 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Cinematography festival to present retrospective on the innovative British film-making duo, attended by Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

Camerimage (Nov 15-22) is to host a special retrospective around the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

The film festival that celebrates cinematography, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, will be attended by Powell’s wife and three-time Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker as well as film scholars and Powell-Pressburger experts Erich Sargeant and Ian Christie.

Films of the due set to be screened at Camerimage include:

The Edge Of The World; 1937; cin. Monty Berman, Skeets Kelly, Ernest Palmer

One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing; 1942; cin. Ronald Neame

The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp; 1943; cin. Georges Périnal

A Canterbury Tale; 1944; cin. Erwin Hillier

I Know Where I’m Going!’; 1945; cin. Erwin Hillier

A Matter Of Life And Death; 1946; cin. Jack Cardiff

Black Narcissus; 1947; cin. Jack Cardiff

The Red Shoes; 1948; cin. Jack Cardiff

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Venice: Thelma Schoonmaker On Working With Martin Scorsese, ‘Silence’ & Preserving Michael Powell’s Legacy

2 September 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Thelma Schoonmaker was at the Venice Film Festival today to accept the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. She was also on the Lido to present a restored version of her late husband Michael Powell’s The Tales Of Hoffman. I sat down with Martin Scorsese‘s longtime Oscar-winning editor for a chat this morning overlooking a raging Adriatic Sea. Our conversation ranged from two of the most important men in her life, to the controversy surrounding The Wolf Of Wall Street, the ways digital editing is changing the business, and getting ready for Scorsese’s passion project Silence.

Schoonmaker, who first edited a Scorsese film with Who’s That Knocking At My Door in 1967, and has cut each of his movies since Raging Bull, also works with the director to see Powell’s films restored and the word spread about the helmer of such classics as The Red Shoes, The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Venice Classics line-up revealed

15 July 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Venice Film Festival has unveiled the 21 restored films – 18 features and 3 shorts - that will screen in its Classics section of restored films.

The section, introduced in 2012, features a selection of classic film restorations completed over the past year by film libraries, cultural institutions or production companies around the world.

Director Giuliano Montaldo will chair the jury of film students which will award the Venice Classics Award for Best Restored Film and for Best Documentary on Cinema.

The 2014 Venice Classics line up:

Features 

Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses), dir François Truffaut (France, 1968, Colour) restored by : Mk2

Bez końca (No End), dir Krzysztof Kieślowski (Poland, 1984, 108’, Colour) restored by: Studio Filmowe Tor with the support of the National Audiovisual Institute (the Multiannual Government Programme Culture +) and the Polish Film Institute

Gelin (Bride), dir Omer Lütfi Akad (Turkey, 1973, 92’, Colour) restored by: Erman Film

Guys and Dolls, dir Joseph L. Mankiewicz (USA, 1955, 150’, Colour) restored by: Warner Bros. Motion Pictures Imaging and [link »

- sarah.cooper@screendaily.com (Sarah Cooper)

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‘Guys and Dolls’ Joins Venice Classics Line-up

15 July 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its Venice Classics line-up, which includes Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “Guys and Dolls” (1955) and Francois Truffaut’s “Baisers voles” (Stolen Kisses, 1968).

The section is devoted to classic films that have been restored over the past year by film archives, cultural institutions or production companies, and documentaries about cinema and its auteurs. The pics compete for awards for best restored film, and best documentary on cinema.

The festival, which runs Aug. 27-Sept. 6, will present 21 restored films in the Venice Classics section, including 18 feature-length films and three short films.

The line-up includes a screening of Marco Bellocchio’s “La Cina e vicina” (China Is Near), winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1967 Venice Film Festival. Restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, the film is drawn from the collection of Historic Archives of the Contemporary Arts (Asac).

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- Leo Barraclough

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2014 TCM Classic Film Festival to Open with Gala Screening of Newly Restored Oklahoma!

13 February 2014 6:45 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will open the 2014 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of a brand new restoration of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! (1955). TCM’s own Robert Osborne, who serves as official host for the festival, will introduce Oklahoma!, with the film’s star, Academy Award®-winner Shirley Jones, in attendance. Vanity Fair will also return for the fifth year as a festival partner and co-presenter of the opening night after-party. Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide withTCM’s 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.

In addition, the festival has added several high-profile guests to this year’s lineup, including Oscar®-winning director William Friedkin, who will attend for the screening of the U.S. premiere restoration of his suspenseful cult classic Sorcerer (1977); Kim Novak, who »

- Melissa Thompson

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On my radar: Stana Katic's cultural highlights

4 January 2014 4:02 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor Stana Katic, best known as Castle's detective Kate Beckett, on the weird world of La artist Alex Gross, the rebel's voice of King Krule and the joys of living in a Mongolia yurt

Born in Canada, Stana Katic's early career on television saw her appear in sci-fi drama Heroes and play information broker Collette Stenger in season five of 24. She landed the role of was in the 2007 film Feast of Love before playing Corinne Veneau in the 2008 Bond film, Quantum of Solace. A year later, she landed the role for which she has become best known: playing NYPD detective Kate Beckett in the ABC crime drama, Castle. Katic has also launched her own production company, Sine Timore Productions, and founded The Alternative Travel Project, which encourages people to go car-free for a day. Having starred in his 2011 film, For Lovers Only, Katic reunited with director Michael Polish »

- Leah Harper, Pearl Lowe

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On my radar: Stana Katic's cultural highlights

4 January 2014 4:02 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor Stana Katic, best known as Castle's detective Kate Beckett, on the weird world of La artist Alex Gross, the rebel's voice of King Krule and the joys of living in a Mongolia yurt

Born in Canada, Stana Katic's early career on television saw her appear in sci-fi drama Heroes and play information broker Collette Stenger in season five of 24. She landed the role of was in the 2007 film Feast of Love before playing Corinne Veneau in the 2008 Bond film, Quantum of Solace. A year later, she landed the role for which she has become best known: playing NYPD detective Kate Beckett in the ABC crime drama, Castle. Katic has also launched her own production company, Sine Timore Productions, and founded The Alternative Travel Project, which encourages people to go car-free for a day. Having starred in his 2011 film, For Lovers Only, Katic reunited with director Michael Polish »

- Leah Harper, Pearl Lowe

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