Movie Quote of the Day – The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, 1943 (dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
The festival was two weeks ago and it was amazing. I did a lot of coverage/interviews this year over at YAM Magazine, and now that it has all posted I wanted to make sure you guys over here got to read it all.
- a roundup of the event
- my personal roundup, including some crazy shenanigans and photos of me with celebrities.
- red carpet interviews with Michael Murphy, Barbara Rush, Leonard Maltin, William Wellman Jr. and Bob Mackie
- excerpts from roundtable discussions with Ben Mankiewicz and Robert Osborne
- an exclusive interview with Thelma Schoonmaker about Martin Scorsese and her late husband Michael Powell
- an exclusive interview with Rick Baker about monster films
- an exclusive interview (while having tea!) with Tippi Hedren
There is just so much to say about 1948’s The Red Shoes, that I just can’t cover it all. I saw this for the first time last week and I absolutely fell in love with it. I think it’s one of those films that has aged splendidly because it was so ahead of its time when it was first released. It’s about obsession and love and desire and artistic drive and feminism and just so many other things. It also contains some of the greatest art direction and cinematography of all time. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (won), Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (won), Oscar Best Film Editing, Best Writing – Motion Picture Story and Best Picture. It was up against Johnny Belinda, The Snake Pit, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and winner Hamlet.