News

Beau Geste Joins Up In Academy’s “Summer of Silents”

Copyright© A.M.P.A.S.

Beverly Hills, CA . The 1926 Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor winner .Beau Geste. will be the next film screened in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. .Summer of Silents. series on Monday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The evening will feature live musical accompaniment by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

Ronald Colman and William Powell starred in this first film version of Percival Christopher Wren.s classic adventure novel about three brothers who join the French Foreign Legion to protect their family.s honor. Film historian Frank Thompson will introduce the feature.

At 7 p.m., .Saturday Afternoon. (1926), starring Harry Langdon, will be screened as part of the evening.s pre-show festivities.

The Medal of Honor, the first significant annual film award, pre-dating the establishment of the Oscars®, was voted by the readers of Photoplay Magazine
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Humoresque Kicks off “Summer of Silents” at the Academy

Beverly Hills, CA .The Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor winner .Humoresque. (1920) will kick off a summer-long screening series of silent films at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. A restored 35mm print from UCLA Film & Television Archive will be screened with live musical accompaniment composed by Michael Mortilla, and performed by Mortilla on piano and Nicole Garcia on violin.

Directed by Frank Borzage, .Humoresque. is the film version of Fannie Hurst.s short story about a young violinist who rises from New York.s Jewish slums to international fame with the help of his doting mother. The film was the first to receive the Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor, the first significant annual film award, pre-dating the establishment of the Oscars®. The Medal of Honor was voted by the readers of Photoplay Magazine and
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Summer Of Silents To Unspool At The Academy

Beverly Hills, CA . The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off its summer screening series, “Summer of Silents: Photoplay Award Winners of the Silent Era,” on Monday, June 13, with a big-screen presentation of “Humoresque” (1920) with live musical accompaniment. The eight-film series, which will run through August 8, will showcase silent films of the 1920s, all of which were Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor award winners. All screenings will be held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Pre-show festivities will begin at 7 p.m.

The Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor was the first significant annual film award, pre-dating the establishment of the Oscars®. First awarded in 1920, it was voted by the readers of Photoplay Magazine and given to the producer of the year’s winning film.

The evenings also will feature live musical accompaniment as well as pre-show presentations of such
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

2011 Grammy winners: Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire win big

  • Pop2it
The 2011 Grammy Awards were big for the ladies -- country trio Lady Antebellum took home the most awards with five, while Lady Gaga earned three. Eminem had two honors, but Alternative Rock group Arcade Fire won the coveted Album of the Year.

Here is the full list of winners:

Album Of The Year

The Suburbs -- Arcade Fire

Recovery -- Eminem

Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum

The Fame Monster -- Lady Gaga

Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry

Record Of The Year

"Nothin' On You" -- B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars

"Love The Way You Lie" -- Eminem Featuring Rihanna

"Forget You" -- Cee Lo Green

"Empire State Of Mind" -- Jay-z & Alicia Keys

"Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber

Drake

Florence & The Machine

Mumford & Sons

Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year

"Beg Steal Or Borrow" -- Ray Lamontagne, songwriter (Ray Lamontagne And The
See full article at Pop2it »

Sundance selects composer lab

Sundance selects composer lab
The Sundance Institute unveiled Tuesday the five documentary filmmakers and six music composers selected for its second Documentary Composers Lab, which runs this year Aug. 1-5. This year's fellows for the docu program include: Ra'ed Andoni, Mark Becker, Mercedes Moncada, Hank Rogerson, and Jilann Spitzmiller. Composing fellows are Peter Fitazpatrick, Aiko Fuskushima, Joseph Julian Gonzales, Gary Louris, Frank Macchia and Ras Mesinai. Said Diane Weyermann, director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund: "An original score is a powerful and effective element of a nonfiction film. This lab is an opportunity for documentary filmmakers to explore the power of music."

See also

Credited With | External Sites