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theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer
theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer

theladybadass:

Nothing But a Man (1964), starring Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln. 

Nothing But a Man tells the story of a black railroad worker who falls in love with the town preacher’s daughter, and tries to maintain his respect in the white racist south in the early ’60s. Directed by Michael Roemer

The Parent Trap screening at The El Capitan Theater in Technicolor!

The Parent Trap screening at The El Capitan Theater in Technicolor!

Mork meets Robin Williams Mork meets Robin Williams
criterioncast:

Going to The Reel Thing this weekend? Don’t miss this panel on Criterion’s restoration of The Apu Trilogy featuring Lee Kline and Chris Zembower on August 23rd!


  “The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray is considered to be among the most important achievements in the very rich and diverse tradition of Indian cinema. But when Criterion set out to remaster the three films of the trilogy  – Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar, there was no indication of how difficult the task would be.  The films were beautifully shot in black-and-white by Subrata Mitra, Ray’s great cinematographer, but have long been available only in low quality video editions and rare 35mm prints.”
  
  “This presentation will talk about the preservation program for these films conducted in the 1990’s by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which included the devastating fire at a film laboratory in 1993 that damaged or destroyed a number of negatives.  There were no technologies available in 1993 capable of restoring the deeply damaged film elements.  When this current Ray remastering project was initiated, these materials were revisited. Many portions were indeed burned to ash.  Nevertheless, some of the negative had survived, and after further inspection and consultation with the Academy Film Archive, the fragments were consigned to Bologna’s Immagine Ritrovata, where technicians rehydrated the film, painstakingly fixed the sprockets and other physical damage, and made 4k wet gate scans of  the remaining reels for all three films. This work required hundreds of hours of exacting and meticulous hand labor by expert film preparators. Using fine grain masters and duplicate negatives from Janus Films, the Academy and the BFI, suitable replacements were made for the non-usable or missing sections of the original negatives. To control costs, a workflow developed for a previous project (A Hard Day’s Night) was deployed.”
  
  “The presentation will be in four sections: outlining the importance of the films, the 1994 preservation project, the phase of detailed film repair and scanning, and the 4k workflow that made this project economically feasible.”
criterioncast:

Going to The Reel Thing this weekend? Don’t miss this panel on Criterion’s restoration of The Apu Trilogy featuring Lee Kline and Chris Zembower on August 23rd!


  “The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray is considered to be among the most important achievements in the very rich and diverse tradition of Indian cinema. But when Criterion set out to remaster the three films of the trilogy  – Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar, there was no indication of how difficult the task would be.  The films were beautifully shot in black-and-white by Subrata Mitra, Ray’s great cinematographer, but have long been available only in low quality video editions and rare 35mm prints.”
  
  “This presentation will talk about the preservation program for these films conducted in the 1990’s by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which included the devastating fire at a film laboratory in 1993 that damaged or destroyed a number of negatives.  There were no technologies available in 1993 capable of restoring the deeply damaged film elements.  When this current Ray remastering project was initiated, these materials were revisited. Many portions were indeed burned to ash.  Nevertheless, some of the negative had survived, and after further inspection and consultation with the Academy Film Archive, the fragments were consigned to Bologna’s Immagine Ritrovata, where technicians rehydrated the film, painstakingly fixed the sprockets and other physical damage, and made 4k wet gate scans of  the remaining reels for all three films. This work required hundreds of hours of exacting and meticulous hand labor by expert film preparators. Using fine grain masters and duplicate negatives from Janus Films, the Academy and the BFI, suitable replacements were made for the non-usable or missing sections of the original negatives. To control costs, a workflow developed for a previous project (A Hard Day’s Night) was deployed.”
  
  “The presentation will be in four sections: outlining the importance of the films, the 1994 preservation project, the phase of detailed film repair and scanning, and the 4k workflow that made this project economically feasible.”
criterioncast:

Going to The Reel Thing this weekend? Don’t miss this panel on Criterion’s restoration of The Apu Trilogy featuring Lee Kline and Chris Zembower on August 23rd!


  “The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray is considered to be among the most important achievements in the very rich and diverse tradition of Indian cinema. But when Criterion set out to remaster the three films of the trilogy  – Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar, there was no indication of how difficult the task would be.  The films were beautifully shot in black-and-white by Subrata Mitra, Ray’s great cinematographer, but have long been available only in low quality video editions and rare 35mm prints.”
  
  “This presentation will talk about the preservation program for these films conducted in the 1990’s by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which included the devastating fire at a film laboratory in 1993 that damaged or destroyed a number of negatives.  There were no technologies available in 1993 capable of restoring the deeply damaged film elements.  When this current Ray remastering project was initiated, these materials were revisited. Many portions were indeed burned to ash.  Nevertheless, some of the negative had survived, and after further inspection and consultation with the Academy Film Archive, the fragments were consigned to Bologna’s Immagine Ritrovata, where technicians rehydrated the film, painstakingly fixed the sprockets and other physical damage, and made 4k wet gate scans of  the remaining reels for all three films. This work required hundreds of hours of exacting and meticulous hand labor by expert film preparators. Using fine grain masters and duplicate negatives from Janus Films, the Academy and the BFI, suitable replacements were made for the non-usable or missing sections of the original negatives. To control costs, a workflow developed for a previous project (A Hard Day’s Night) was deployed.”
  
  “The presentation will be in four sections: outlining the importance of the films, the 1994 preservation project, the phase of detailed film repair and scanning, and the 4k workflow that made this project economically feasible.”

criterioncast:

Going to The Reel Thing this weekend? Don’t miss this panel on Criterion’s restoration of The Apu Trilogy featuring Lee Kline and Chris Zembower on August 23rd!

“The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray is considered to be among the most important achievements in the very rich and diverse tradition of Indian cinema. But when Criterion set out to remaster the three films of the trilogy – Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar, there was no indication of how difficult the task would be. The films were beautifully shot in black-and-white by Subrata Mitra, Ray’s great cinematographer, but have long been available only in low quality video editions and rare 35mm prints.”

“This presentation will talk about the preservation program for these films conducted in the 1990’s by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which included the devastating fire at a film laboratory in 1993 that damaged or destroyed a number of negatives. There were no technologies available in 1993 capable of restoring the deeply damaged film elements. When this current Ray remastering project was initiated, these materials were revisited. Many portions were indeed burned to ash. Nevertheless, some of the negative had survived, and after further inspection and consultation with the Academy Film Archive, the fragments were consigned to Bologna’s Immagine Ritrovata, where technicians rehydrated the film, painstakingly fixed the sprockets and other physical damage, and made 4k wet gate scans of the remaining reels for all three films. This work required hundreds of hours of exacting and meticulous hand labor by expert film preparators. Using fine grain masters and duplicate negatives from Janus Films, the Academy and the BFI, suitable replacements were made for the non-usable or missing sections of the original negatives. To control costs, a workflow developed for a previous project (A Hard Day’s Night) was deployed.”

“The presentation will be in four sections: outlining the importance of the films, the 1994 preservation project, the phase of detailed film repair and scanning, and the 4k workflow that made this project economically feasible.”

(via Session Schedule | The Reel Thing)

On August 21st, The Reel Thing XXXIII opens with a reception at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, a presentation, and the world premiere screening of the 4k restoration of The Day The Earth Stood Still. With more topics, speakers and screenings still to be announced, the program includes

  • Restoration of Satyajit Ray’s classic Apu Trilogy
  • Special Screening of the new 4K restoration of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Germany)with live music accompaniment by Michael Mortilla
Mood Indigo

currently playing at the Laemmle in Claremont

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A film about a skateboard-riding vampiress in Iran who listens to Lionel Richie, Madonna and Michael Jackson, and wanders the streets, alone at night.

© Joel Meyerowitz 2012. New York City, Times Square, 1963.

Made in Hawaii

In looking up movies filmed and set in Hawaii like the ones listed on the Hawaii Film Office’s site, I realized that there are a lot of films I still haven’t seen like Hula (1927), Waikiki Wedding (1937) and The Hawaiians (1970).

Of the movies that I’ve seen, here are features, shorts and documentaries, partially or entirely filmed and set in Hawaii nei, that I’d recommend.

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From Here to Eternity (1953)

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Hell’s Half Acre (1954)

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Blue Hawaii (1961)

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In Harm’s Way (1965)

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Hawaii (1966)

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North Shore (1987)

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My Crasy Life (1992)

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Keao (2008)

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Stones (2009)

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The Descendants (2011)

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Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings (2012)

Thanks to @scrivener for this challenging assignment. It took a week to compile, and along the way discovered a lot more movies I still need to see.

Check out the movies that made his top 10 list.

What titles would make your list of Movies Filmed and Set in Hawaii?