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A new study by the Library of Congress reveals some disquieting facts about the country’s early film heritage.
Of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films that were produced and distributed in the United States from 1912 to 1929, the report says, only 3,311 are known to exist today — and fewer than half of those, 1,575, exist in their original 35mm release format.
A memorabilia collector is selling the gray wool suit Gene Kelly wore as he joyously danced in a downpour in the Hollywood musical “Singin’ in the Rain.”
The suit is expected to sell for more than $20,000 when Heritage Auctions offers it up Friday in Dallas. Memorabilia collector Gerry Sola has had the suit for more than four decades after buying it for $10 at a 1970 sale of MGM props and wardrobe items following the sale of the studio to financier Kirk Kerkorian.
When there is more turkey on the table, there are fewer turkeys in the theater.
In other words, it’s December again.
This is the time of year when Hollywood releases a glut of superior product on a suspecting public.
You stay classy, Emerson College, and maybe pour a glass of scotch.
Legendary (fictional) TV anchorman Ron Burgundy is coming to the Boston school on Dec. 4 and, in his honor, the college is renaming its communication school.
Nothing unites the people of the Internet quite like hatin’ on something together. So the press release Monday afternoon announcing a sequel to the beloved holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” was met with the sort of overwhelming derision that really brings people together.
Titled “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” the sequel was written by Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton. Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions are collaborating on the project and, though no director is currently attached, Monday’s announcement declared that the film, with a proposed budget between $25 million and $32 million, was looking to shoot in Louisiana to be ready for the 2015 holiday season.
An award winning filmmaker is coming to Baylor to clear up the mystery surrounding President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and his killer’s subsequent capture once and for all.
Charles Poe, a Baylor alumnus who serves as the vice president of production for the Smithsonian Networks, will be at Baylor today to present his film, “The Day Kennedy Died.”
Film & Digital Media and Phi Beta Kappa are screening Robert Rodriguez’s debut film “El Mariachi” (1992) at 7 p.m. today in Castellaw 101. The film screening is open to the public and free of charge.
According to IMDb, El Mariachi is an action and crime drama that follows a traveling mariachi who is “mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.” The film is 81 minutes long.
We can all agree that it’s been a pretty great year for movies.
But when it comes to this year’s best picture Oscar race, that’s probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama “12 Years a Slave” and the equally acclaimed box-office juggernaut “Gravity” head the list.
Lights, camera, propaganda.
This is the theme for the Cold War Film Festival, which will be presented by the history department Monday through Thursday.
The festival is an event featuring four days of movies from either the Cold War era or movies that represent it. The films will be shown in the Armstrong Browning Library Cox Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to everyone.
“Ender’s Game” will have a happy beginning this weekend, but maybe not a happy ending.
The pricey adaptation of Scott Orson Card’s popular 1985 sci-fi novel is poised to debut at No. 1 with a so-so $23 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys.