Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Interest has been high for Vci's new The City of the Dead, a movie
Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels will head the jury for the 11th Dubai International Film Festival’s Muhr Feature Competition. The Precious and The Butler helmer will head a four-person
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that editor Terry Rawlings will be the subject of a BAFTA Tribute on Dec 7 at the organisation’s Piccadilly headquarters in London.
‘A BAFTA Tribute: Terry Rawlings’ will honour his contribution to picture and sound editing, and will celebrate a career spanning 50 years.
Nik Powell, chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee, said: “Terry Rawlings is one of the great editors of both sound and picture.
“For more than half a century his work has been admired by all – not least the huge audiences who have, maybe unknowingly, experienced his influence on films like The L Shaped Room, Women in Love and Bedazzled in the 1960s, The Duellists, The Great Gatsby and The Devils in the 1970s, through to classics such as Watership Down, Alien, Chariots of Fire, Yentl, [link
On Monday, August 22, join John Landis for the trailer to Lord Love a Duck.
George Axelrod’s unclassifiable satire is one of the oddest Hollywood movies, which over the years has engendered passionate support and derision. For some it’s an incisively bizarre portrait of sixties America, for others it’s a sloppily made, undisciplined mess (with more boom mikes visible in full frame than even Play It Again Sam). However, nothing can dim the luster of the incredibly perverse scene where Tuesday Weld’s horny dad (Max Showalter) practically ejaculates while watching his sexy daughter try on sweaters.
On Wednesday, August 24, join Josh Olson for the trailer to Bedazzled.
The New Yorker called Stanley Donen’s Python-esque take on the Faust story “the intellectual’s Hellzapoppin’”. Of course that was back when people were actually familiar with Olson & Johnson’s brilliantly Brechtian, now sadly obscure comedy.
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