Category Archives: Screening Report

Girl, Reconstructed: Clara Bow in GET YOUR MAN (1927)

“Everything you’re going to see today has never been screened before,” film historian David Stenn said on Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art. These are words most film fans only dream of hearing. But when they’re spoken by the biographer of Silent … Continue reading

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Rare Ernst Lubitsch Film Screens at New York Jewish Film Fest

“What would Lubitsch do?” a sign in Billy Wilder’s office famously read. It was both a testament to Wilder’s respect for the German-born director (for whom he co-wrote two films) and a tribute to Ernst Lubitsch’s ability to balance light … Continue reading

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Orson Welles’ EVIL – Still Touching Third Rails, 57 Years Later

TOUCH OF EVIL was supposed to be Orson Welles’ triumphant return to Hollywood after a decade in overseas exile. Sadly, that’s not how it turned out. “Universal loved the rushes,” Joseph McBride, author of three books on Welles, said last … Continue reading

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Ben and Frank Mankiewicz Talk CITIZEN KANE, Bobby Kennedy, and Living up to a Famous Name

As a host of Turner Classic Movies, Ben Mankiewicz is accustomed to interviewing living legends. Yesterday in New York City, he turned the mic on a legend he knows better than any other: his dad, Frank Mankiewicz. “There aren’t many fathers who … Continue reading

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Ellen Burstyn on Women in Film: “What Women in Film?!”

Despite winning an Academy Award for ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE in 1975, star Ellen Burstyn wasn’t offered the lead in Alice, the CBS-TV spin-off that debuted the following year and aired for nine seasons. “I didn’t have anything to … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Stretched

This is a story about good news and bad news. It’s also a tale of one man’s obsession with film and television aspect ratios, and why you should be too (if not obsessed at least aware). We’ll start with the Bad … Continue reading

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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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