Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 24, 2009
Over three evenings from Sept. 9-11, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a program about motion picture formats titled “Behind the Motion Picture Canvas: Film Formats through the 21st Century.”
The program willl include screenings of “Manhattan” on Sept. 10 and “The Black Stallion” on Sept. 11 at the Sameul Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Academy Science and Technology Council member Rob Hummel will host each evening.
Filmmakers will discuss how film formats shape creative decisions, the technical constraints and the artistic opportunities that accompany the choice of format. The program also will examine the role that emerging technology has played in the evolution of film formats, and how the technical choices made by Thomas Edison and William Dickson at the dawn of the film era continue to influence movies today.
Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” was filmed in Panavision with Eastman B&W negative. It was released in 35mm Anamorphic (CinemaScope) with Eastman Kodak B&W prints, with prints by Technicolor. This screening will premiere a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive.
Carroll Ballard’s “The Black Stallion” was filmed in 35mm with Eastman Color negative, composed for 1.85. It was released in Eastman Color prints composed 1.85 with prints by Technicolor. This screening also will premiere a newly struck print from the Academy Film Archive.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 19, 2009
“Harold and Maude” to Kick Off Weekend Retrospective Screening Series
Cameron Crowe and Peter Bart will host a free-wheeling discussion with panelists including Jon Voight, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Diablo Cody, Haskell Wexler and Jeff Berg as part of special Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences salute to Oscar®-winning film editor and director Hal Ashby on Thursday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The conversation will be followed by a screening of Ashby’s 1971 bittersweet romance “Harold and Maude.” The salute also will kick off a weekend retrospective screening series at the Linwood Dunn Theater, featuring five new prints of Ashby’s films from the Academy Film Archive.
Ashby began his career as a film editor; he was nominated twice in the category, winning in 1967 for “In the Heat of the Night.” He made his directorial debut in 1970 with “The Landlord.”
Ashby applied his unconventional storytelling style to a series of films that uniquely combine the humor and pathos of everyday life within a broad range of subjects, from returning Vietnam War veterans to Hollywood hairdressers.
In 1978 Ashby was nominated for directing the anti-war drama “Coming Home,” a film that received eight Academy Award® nominations and went on to win three Oscars® including Actor in a Leading Role and Actress in a Leading Role for Voight and Jane Fonda. Ashby died in 1988.
For the complete schedule of the Ashby retrospective click HERE
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