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One would be shocked to discover how many classic films have gotten lost in time, having been briefly presented to the world only to never be seen or found again. Even more shocking are some of the larger-than-life movie concepts that the film industry of yesteryear would come up with ("King Kong Appears in Ido," for instance) that unfortunately didn't manage to make the historic imprint that many other classics have. Fortunately, the Uncsa School of Filmmaking has obtained a truck load full of film prints and dedicated itself to restoring and screening as many as they can, including the long-lost musical version of "Othello" entitled "Santa Fe Satan" that will be screened at this year's RiverRun International Film Festival, according to Camel City Dispatch. "Santa Fe Satan" (originally entitled "Catch My Soul") had a difficult production, with the creator Jack Good adapting the original stage version for film and »
- Ziyad Saadi
Martin Firrell's video artwork, metaFenella, sees the 86-year-old actor imparting her wisdom. Why has it taken so long for the art world to celebrate this subversive Carry On star?
Would you take life advice from a woman who smokes? From her body, I mean. In Martin Firrell's online artwork metaFenella, you can sample the wisdom of actor Fenella Fielding who, in the 1966 film Carry On Screaming!, uttered the immortal line "Do you mind if I smoke?" At which moment a cloud of the stuff wafted from her sultry form.
I'd like to see more art about the Carry On films. Or even a wider acknowledgement of them as art in their own right.
Fenella Fielding, now in her 80s, has of course done things besides Carry On. She pioneered women's standup comedy, was a legendary Hedda Gabler on stage and her unmistakable voice has enriched such classic television programmes as The Prisoner. »
- Jonathan Jones
The sad passing of actress Alexandra Bastedo earlier this month saw many recalling and celebrating her work on '60s spy-fi series The Champions - just one entry in the canon of cult programme makers Itc Entertainment.
Though it also branched out into film production - with the likes of 1976's The Eagle Has Landed and 1982's The Dark Crystal - Itc was best known throughout the 1960s and '70s for its raft of cult TV programming, with shows like The Champions making an indelible screen icon of Bastedo and others like her.
This week, the Week in Geek is looking to redress the balance with a fond tribute to Itc Entertainment - one of the UK's very best, most influential production teams.
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3 items from 2014
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