Talking Heads Double Bill at Egyptian Theatre
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The last date listed for Talking Heads Double Feature:Stop Making Sense and True Stories was Sunday July 3, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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American Cinematheque screens producer/star Douglas Fairbanks' 1927 swashbuckler The Gaucho, with live musical accompaniment, followed by a fascinating discussion of the film's magnificent art direction and its influence on another filmmaker, Gene Kelly. Carl Oscar Borg's enormous set was built to be both visually striking and to withstand Fairbanks action-filled stunts, which inspired Kelly's production design as a director. Not only will you see the full, fun Fairbanks movie, in which he plays an amoral Bandit King in the Andes, but you'll also see a clip reel featuring excerpts from Fairbanks' other adventure films, as well as Kelly's work in The Pirate, The Three Musketeers and Singin' in the Rain. Professor John Tibbetts of the University of Kansas (author of Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century) and special guest Patricia Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly's widow and biographer, will delve into the relationship between set design and dance and stunt choreography, in a panel moderated by John Muto, the founder of the Art Directors Guild Film Society. Learn More
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This was a sublime cinematic experience. The Egyptian Theatre is gorgeous and comfortable. I want to thank the American Cinemateque for offering this screening.
The patrons were mostly polite and quiet. I only noticed two people browsing the...continued
_Stop Making Sense _
1984, Palm Pictures, 88 minues, USA, Director: Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme revolutionized the art of shooting rock concerts with this innovative masterpiece about the Talking Heads, considered by many critics to be the best concert film of all time.
_True Stories _
1986, Warner Bros., 90 min, USA, Director: David Byrne
David Byrne of the Talking Heads drops in on a small Texas town as it’s about to celebrate the state’s sesquicentennial. Various quirky, memorable characters emerge, including John Goodman as Louis Fyne, a rotund bachelor longing to get hitched.
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