Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
In celebration of Anderson’s ninth feature “Isle of Dogs” opening in theaters, IndieWire looks back at Anderson’s celebrated collection of commercials and short film advertisements. The clips not only bare Anderson’s trademark style but also feature some of his greatest collaborators, including co-writer Roman Coppola, cinematographer Robert Yoeman, and actors like Jason Schwartzman and Adrian Brody.
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Watch the director’s 15 most memorable ads below.
Maxwell first appeared on the Great White Way in the original production of “City of Angels” as an understudy, swing, and replacement. Her first bid at the Tony Awards came over a decade later for her featured role in the musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in 2005, for which she won her first Drama Desk Award. She went on to earn Tony nominations for her performances in the play “Coram Boy” (2007) and in revivals of “Lend Me a Tenor” (2010) and “The Royal Family” (2010), taking home her second Drama Desk for the latter.
In addition to A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting—the first in a planned three-book series from Katherine Tegen Books (an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)—Ballarini also discussed his plans for the future installments in
Rube Goldberg was an engineer-turned cartoonist who is most famous for the animated contraptions he drew. Goldberg used engineering principles to create fun diagrams of machines which performed simple tasks in complicated ways. Most often his machines were designed to perform everyday household tasks in zany, creative ways. He used a lot of unconventional techniques and materials to create these contraptions.
Due to the fun nature of Goldberg’s animated and real-world creations, it is no surprise that he has had an impact on film. Since film is a visual medium in motion, it is actually the perfect way for Goldberg’s unique machines to come alive. This is a look at some of the best Rube goldberg-inspired machines,
Pinewood Cinema has announced that it will host an exclusive outdoor screening of Damien Chazelle’s multi Academy Award-winning “La La Land” under the stars in the magnificent and iconic gardens of Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire on Friday 8th September at 20.00 (gates open 19.00). To celebrate the event we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the event, along with a copy of the new Pinewood 80th anniversary coffee table book.
This special screening offers an exclusive opportunity to spend an evening in the historical gardens where a host of major feature films and television dramas were shot including, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Bugsy Malone, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Cinderella and more recently, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt.
“La La Land” is a bewitching romance paying tribute to the Hollywood musical. Set in present day Los Angeles,
Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award For Excellence In Television from BAFTA La in October.
The celebrated actor and comedian will collect his honour at the 2017 Amd British Academy Britannia Awards on October 27 in Beverly Hills.
The 91-year-old entertainer has earned five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy, the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into in Television Hall of Fame in a career spanning more than seven decades.
Television credits include The Dick Van Dyke Show, Jake And The Fatman, and Diagnosis Murder. In film he famously appeared in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as Dick Tracy, and more recently the Night At The Museum films. He won a Tony for Bye Bye Birdie.
“I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema,” Van Dyke said
With spoilers, some questions have sprung to mind about Pixar's Cars films. Er, can you help?
The world of the Cars films has always been a bit of a puzzle for me. I don’t have a massive affection for the films, although quite enjoyed movies number one and three. The origins of this particular film world are said to lie in a road trip that John Lasseter – who directed the first two movies – took with his family. That, combined with work Pixar had already been doing on a film called The Yellow Car, set things into motion, and in 2006, the film debuted as Pixar’s fifth feature.
I don’t want to delve into the critical response to Cars. I don’t think it’s going out on too far of a limb to call it Pixar’s least-regarded boxset, but also, I get that these
One of Our Aircraft is Missing
1942 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy /103 82 min. / Street Date November 15, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98
Starring Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles, Hugh Burden, Emrys Jones, Pamela Brown, Joyce Redman, Googie Withers, Hay Petrie, Arnold Marlé, Robert Helpmann, Peter Ustinov, Roland Culver, Robert Beatty, Michael Powell.
Cinematography Ronald Neame
Film Editor David Lean
Camera Crew Robert Krasker, Guy Green
Written by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Produced by The Archers
Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
There are still a few more key Powell-Pressburger ‘Archer’ films waiting for a quality disc release, Contraband and Gone to Earth for just two.
The channel is set to bow next month as a digital multicast offering on Fox stations in top TV markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
At the outset Light TV will feature movies and TV series, most of them from MGM library, ranging from the Fox game show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”to the vintage NBC drama “Highway to Heaven” and pics including “Rocky,” “Hoosiers,” “Red River,” “Little Man Tate,” ”The Nutcracker,” “Lilies of the Field,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Black Stallion,” “All Dogs Go To Heaven,” “Pink Panther,” “Fame” and “Mr. Mom.”
Downey’s LightWorkers Media production banner was acquired by MGM two years ago as part of its purchase of Mark Burnett’s One Three Media. Burnett
Directed by Ken Hughes.
Starring Anthony Newley, Julia Foster and Robert Stephens.
The compère of a seedy strip club struggles to keep one step ahead of the bookies to whom he owes money.
Before video came along, the only way to see a film was at the cinema or on TV. As such as soon as the dawn of home release (with VHS evolving into DVD’s, and now Blu-ray) came, there was an entire history of film to catch up on in terms of releasing. The more iconic films would take precedent, or the box office success. Or some older films could be caught in a mire of rights issues due to folded companies or sold rights. British cinema boomed in the 60’s, yet finding available releases of some lost nuggets of gold can be tough and good releases even more difficult.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tour review, Katey Thompson, November 2016.
The musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is based on the story that Ian Fleming (of James Bond fame) wrote for his son. A tale of a magical flying car and its adventures with two children and their father.
This extravagant production does not disappoint from beginning to end with the upbeat music of the Sherman brothers. The fabulous choreography by Stephen Mear is enchanting from the opening scene to the finale. The staging is simple but changes effectively from a garage, to a windmill, to seaside, to the kingdom of Vulgaria, travelling from grand-prix to stormy seas, and cloudless skies, by means of the simple but highly effective use of a video backdrop. This all added to the magical
•The Small World of Sammy Lee is released on Blu-ray on 14 November
Released on its native soil October 1st, 1978, Patrick was bought up for distribution by over 30 countries after a successful screening at the Cannes Film Festival, easily earning back its $400,000 Aud budget (half of which was chipped in by the Australian Film Commission). More good news followed as Patrick was well received by critics, and rightly so – it’s a tense little beaut with an emphasis on character and scattered shocks throughout.
A children’s open audition call will be held on stage at The Savoy Theatre on 3rd July 2016 to find 25 of the UK’s most talented musical theatre performers! The audition workshop day will be led by the Stagebox Resident Team alongside double Olivier award winning West End & Broadway Choreographer Stephen Mear (Gypsy, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and leading West End Musical Director Nigel Lilley (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bend It Like Beckham, Spring Awakening). Stagebox Artistic Director Sammy Murray is also a leading television and film choreographer and is currently working with Jenna Coleman on new primetime ITV Drama "Victoria". Sammy is also known for her choreography on BBC’s “That Day We Sang” (starring
Directors: Daniel Sackheim.
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, et al.
Synopsis: Daenerys meets her future; Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow. Arya trains to be No One. Varys finds an answer, and Ramsay gets a gift.
We start where we left off, which is gazing upon the naked body of Jon Snow after he is newly resurrected by Melisandre. And yes, there are more important things in this very moment than the public outcry to see his pecker, so if that’s what you’re tuning in for – it’s time to hang up your hat and call it a day. Regardless, our beloved Jon, though clearly – and understandably – flabbergasted as he rises to his feet, and bereft with grief and disappointment as he realises his actions spurred his assassination, takes Ser Davos’ coat.
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