Monthly Archives: December 2013

Candice Bergen Remembers George Cukor’s Final Film

“He was so much smarter than anyone else,” Candice Bergen said of director George Cukor, the subject of a 50-film retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center continuing through January 7. The 67-year-old actress, a five-time Emmy winner for … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve with Donna Reed’s Daughter

The climax of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE may be the most reliably tear-inducing sequence in American film. But at a Christmas Eve screening at New York City’s IFC Center with special guest Mary Owen, daughter of Donna Reed, … Continue reading

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UPDATE #4: A Sad Week for Classic Film Fans

LAST UPDATE 12/17/13 5 PM (ET) – most recent updates at end of post Classic movie fans are in mourning today, as five unique performers, each much loved for their contributions to the diverse art of film, have died in … Continue reading

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Stanwyck and Capra: An Intense Connection, Revisited

“I would say Frank Capra fell in love with her,” biographer Victoria Wilson said of Barbara Stanwyck last night at Film Forum in New York City. Really, who can blame him? And now, thanks to Film Forum’s 40-film Stanwyck retrospective, … Continue reading

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UPDATE #2: Who Owns That Movie: An Analysis of New Restorations at TCM Film Fest

(UPDATES are indicated in italics. Last update 1/29/14) Turner Classic Movies has revealed four high-profile films and the first announced guest for the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival, set for April 10-13, 2014. Eighty-year-old composer/producer Quincy Jones will be honored at … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Rare Buster Keaton Footage Resurfaces – And You Can Help Bring It To Audiences

UPDATE 12/19/13 10 PM (ET) at end of post In 1964, 68-year-old Buster Keaton began production on FILM, a two-reel (mostly) silent short written by Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright and author of Waiting for Godot. Things did not go … Continue reading

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