‘Pictures at a Revolution’ makes its way to the big screen

Posted by · 12:11 pm · May 16th, 2010

When I read Mark Harris’s “Pictures at a Revolution” last summer, an amazing history of the American filmmaking revolution through the lens of the 1968 nominees for Best Picture, one of my first thoughts was, “This would make a great film.” I was thinking narrative, though, mainly because key figures like Rex Harrison and, of […]

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TCM’s ‘Summer Under the Stars’ posters

Posted by · 9:35 am · July 13th, 2009

Brad Brevet over at Rope of Silicon points me today over to the Turner Classic Movies website, which, in preparation for August’s mega “Summer Under the Stars” program, has released a modest series of redesigned posters for a few of the classic films set to be screened.  The “Magnificent Seven” and “Grapes of Wrath” posters […]

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What does it all mean?

Posted by · 10:19 am · February 2nd, 2009

“Pictures at a Revolution,” Mark Harris’s smart, keen-eyed study of the cultural implications of the 1967 Best Picture race, is without a doubt one of the best books ever written on the subject of the Academy Awards. So it’s hardly surprising that Harris, in a piece for yesterday’s Observer, has provided the most intelligent take […]

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