Archive for 2013

25 U.S. Films Deemed Essential to Preserve

posted December 20, 2013

The Library of Congress has announced the 25 films that have been added for 2013 to the U.S. National Film Registry. As each year, the selection includes classics, gems, curiosities, and some films you may well consider duds. And you can help to choose next year's batch.

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For Welles Fans, There’d Never Be “Too Much Johnson.” Until Now.

posted October 27, 2013

The discovery in 2008 of a lost Orson Welles silent film has been one of the finds of recent years. Little matter that the footage not only is not a finished film, not even a rough cut.

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Was Hollywood Cozy with Hitler?

posted October 24, 2013

Was Hollywood cozy with Hitler? That's the claim of a new book that has proven incendiary — and has been soundly disparaged.

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THE THEATERS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

posted October 5, 2013

Colonial Theater 1948 1515 4th ave seattle municipal archives

Part 3 (of 3) about the movies that fell out of a house wall asks: "What kind of societal self-loathing is it that moves us to assign iconic structures to the wrecking ball? Couldn't we redeploy them – preserve at least the buildings as repositories of cultural memory?"

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