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Film Society Of Lincoln Center & Film Forum
Topic by: Eoliano
Posted: August 8, 2004 - 5:59 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 15, 2004 - 3:32 AM PDT

author topic: Film Society Of Lincoln Center & Film Forum
Eoliano
post #1  on August 8, 2004 - 5:59 PM PDT  
Man, why on earth did I ever leave New York? With the selection of films at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Film Forum, I would be having a field day and certainly wouldn't be singing the summertime movie blues or sitting in the TV room watching DVDs.

Anyone who is old enough to remember seeing any his films on the big screen or is an avid western fan will be interested in the Anthony Mann retrospective at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater August 11 through 29. Not only are the showing Mann's top-notch westerns, they will be screening his film noirs as well as his later films such as El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire. Also showing at Lincoln Center is a series of old Rock 'n Roll movies from the late 50s and early 60s. Meanwhile, downtown at The Film Forum, there is a Murnau retrospective, a massive Japanese monster festival titled They Came from Toho: Godzilla and the Kaiju Eiga, plus screenings of Visconti's The Leopard, Pontecorvo's Burn!, and Cimino's original cut of Heaven's Gate. If you're in New York be sure to check them out, I sure wish that I could.
Cinenaut
post #2  on August 9, 2004 - 12:59 PM PDT  
On a certain level, you gotta envy those New York Cinemaniacs.
sinisterguffaw
post #3  on August 9, 2004 - 4:25 PM PDT  
No I don't. I mean, I love movies, but come on! Did you see how much peanut butter that guy puts on his sandwich? HALF THE JAR, man! That's just crazy!
Eoliano
post #4  on August 9, 2004 - 5:37 PM PDT  
C'era una volta... Oops, sorry sinny, I mean once upon a time yours truly was a habitual truant from school and frequently shuttled from Brooklyn to midtown Manhattan to spend countless hours in movie theaters. I mostly went to the art house cinemas to watch the latest Fellini, Buńuel or whatever director's film was currently showing. I usually went to two screenings and spent all of my hard earned but paltry income thusly. When I had the extra scratch, I would grab a sandwich at Max's Stage or Carnegie delis. Otherwise, I made do with a Sabretts or Hebrew National frankfurter on the street. Those were the days...
IronS
post #5  on August 9, 2004 - 7:05 PM PDT  
> On August 9, 2004 - 5:37 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> C'era una volta...
> ---------------------------------

Aha!!!!
Eoliano
post #6  on August 9, 2004 - 7:26 PM PDT  
> Aha!!!!

Aha, so you are jealous! But I wasn't flirting with sinny, honest!
sinisterguffaw
post #7  on August 10, 2004 - 10:32 AM PDT  
I tried to warn you, Eoliano! But you had to tempt fate and try that Italian stuff on me, and now look at the mess you're in!

Some day I'll see New York. Up close. I've seen it from across Lake Ontario, but that's different.
Eoliano
post #8  on August 10, 2004 - 1:12 PM PDT  
> I tried to warn you, Eoliano! But you had to tempt fate and try that Italian stuff on me, and now look at the mess you're in!

You did indeed warn me, and now that hamano has temporarily bowed out it looks like I'm stuck with the honor of hosting a new game.

You make the view of New York from Lake Ontario sound so bucolic...
oldkingcole
post #9  on August 10, 2004 - 11:23 PM PDT  
> On August 8, 2004 - 5:59 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Anyone who is old enough to remember seeing any his films on the big screen or is an avid western fan will be interested in the Anthony Mann retrospective at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater August 11 through 29. Not only are the showing Mann's top-notch westerns, they will be screening his film noirs as well as his later films such as El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire.

Where the heck is El Cid on DVD? I've been waiting years for this. It's a great film, has one of Miklós Rózsa's best movie scores, and would look good on my DVD shelf with those other Heston epics, Ben Hur and Planet of the Apes. El Cid was restored and re-released to theaters several years ago. Why did no DVD release result from all that restoration effort?
Eoliano
post #10  on August 11, 2004 - 7:32 AM PDT  
> Where the heck is El Cid on DVD? I've been waiting years for this. It's a great film, has one of Miklós Rózsa's best movie scores, and would look good on my DVD shelf with those other Heston epics, Ben Hur and Planet of the Apes. El Cid was restored and re-released to theaters several years ago. Why did no DVD release result from all that restoration effort?

I could be mistaken, but I thought El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire were released on DVD a while back, albeit briefly, though technology being what it is today, both films cry out for new transfers. Tiomkin and Rózsa composed some terrific scores during that period and their music certainly helped elevate these films. You are not alone in lamenting their absence.
Eoliano
post #11  on August 13, 2004 - 12:00 PM PDT  
As far as I've been able to tell, the video rights to El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire are owned by Buena Vista, as is 55 Days at Peking. Two years ago there were rumors circulating that these films were scheduled for DVD, but Disney being Disney, nothing happened. At least we can thank Warner Bros. for King of Kings, the only Bronson epic released thus far in the U.S.
artifex
post #12  on August 15, 2004 - 3:32 AM PDT  
> On August 9, 2004 - 12:59 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
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> On a certain level, you gotta envy those New York Cinemaniacs.
> ---------------------------------

Thanks, now I'll have something to show how I'm not overly-addicted, in comparison.

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