Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

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    High On Movies At Telluride

    This year’s poster image was created by Oscar-winning Pixar artist Ralph Eggleston, whose many credits include production design for Finding Nemo and WALL•E.

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    Time...Marches On!

    Most people who watch the opening segment of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, a faux newsreel called “News on the March,” don’t realize that it is a very precise parody of The March of Time, the innovative documentary short-subject series that played in theaters, while an equal...

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    Celebrating A Cinematic Heritage

    I don’t know of another town in the United States that celebrates its link to movie history quite like Niles, California. Last year I wrote about my long-delayed introductory visit to the Niles Essanay Silent Film History Museum (to read it and see my photos, click HERE). This year I made a return v...

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    It's Thelma Todd Day on TCM!

    Thelma Todd and her screen partner ZaSu Pitts.

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    Let's Hear It For Vitaphone!

    Carlena Diamond, "Harpist Supreme"

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    Doug Loves Movies

    Doug Benson is a very funny guy. You may have seen him on TV or at a local comedy club; he tours all the time. Or you may be familiar with his stoner documentary Super-High Me. But I’ve gotten to know Doug because he hosts a podcast called Doug Loves Movies (formerly known as I Love Movies)...

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    Everything Old Is New Again—In 3D

    If you’re in New York City any time over the next two weeks and you’ve never seen “old-school” Hollywood 3D, make a beeline for Film Forum on Houston Street. Forget the untruths and distortions you’ve read about how primitive the process was in the 1950s and judge fo...

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    A New Show: Maltin On Movies

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    Turner Classic Movies Plays Its Cards Right

    I don’t know how the folks at TCM keep topping themselves, but they do. For their annual Summer Under the Stars festival, featuring a different star for every day in August, they’ve hired graphic artist Michael Schwab to create a series of distinctive collector cards, depicting each star in an iconi...

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    Silent Films Live Again!

    To celebrate the 15th year of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, its directors decided to extend the event by an extra day, kicking off Thursday night and screening all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The results were exhausting but exhilarating. As in years past, near-capacity crowds turn...

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