Film Friday Weekly Roundup
It’s shaping up to be a fantastic week for the classic film fan, especially the ones who live in Toronto. First, we get the totally fab news that Blancanieves is Spain’s official nom for Best Foreign Language Film at next year’s Oscars. Stay tuned for wider North American release! And coming up this weekend in Toronto we’ve got the first screening from the new Toronto Film Noir Syndicate I Wake Up Screaming, a Nuit Blanche night of silent films at TIFF Bell Lightbox, and a classic double bill of Oliver Twist and The Pickwick Papers from the Toronto Film Society! Whew! That’s a lot of awesome movie yumminess!
Speaking of I Wake Up Screaming, check out this piece from Riding the High Country.
Immortal Ephemera reviews The Story of Temple Drake, the sensationalist screen adaptation of William Faulkner’s most problematic work Sanctuary.
The Last Drive In asks Who Killed the Teddy Bear?
Don’t shoot the messenger, but 1001 Movies I (Apparently) Must See Before I Die watched Abel Gance’s Napoleon and hated it.
The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World makes an erroneous call in the Battle of the Silent Clowns.
These are all awesome ideas for recycling celluloid, but for the love of all that is holy, someone buy that 16 mm Citizen Kane print before it becomes a bookshelf.
And here they are, the first color movies ever made, along with some tidbits about the restoration process.