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RYAN GOSLING AND BRADLEY COOPER—ON 35mm FILM

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 14, 2013 12:00 AM
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Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of screening "The Place Beyond the Pines," which opens in theaters March 29, for my class at USC School of Cinematic Arts. My guests were producer Jamie Patricof and co-writer/director Derek Cianfrance, who made a deliberate decision to shoot his feature on 35mm film.

PREMATURE BURIAL FOR 35mm FILM

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 13, 2013 1:27 AM
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  • 31 Comments
In the midst of doom and gloom regarding the future of 35mm and digital cinema overtaking the movie industry, I received a press release from Eastman Kodak several weeks ago, boasting that six of this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees were shot on Kodak film:

MAKING FILM SCHOLARSHIP FUN

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 11, 2013 2:13 AM
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Book review — Jeanine Basinger is a rare film scholar who brings to her subject the enthusiasm of a lifelong fan.She’s not afraid to write conversationally, punctuating her thoughtful points with often-hilarious asides.

Oz The Great And Powerful

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 8, 2013 1:05 AM
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  • 9 Comments
No movie ever can, or will, replace 1939’s "The Wizard Of Oz," but taken on its own terms, this eye-filling fantasy is an entertaining riff on how the Wizard of that immortal film found his way to Oz.

THE 3 STOOGES: LOST, FOUND, AND UNSEEN

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 6, 2013 12:28 PM
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  • 21 Comments
By now you may have read about the exciting discovery of a long-lost two-reel short subject, "Hello Pop" (1933) starring Ted Healy and his Stooges. A 35mm nitrate print, in two-color Technicolor, turned up in a private collection in Australia and is now being restored at a Los Angeles laboratory by Warner Bros.
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BUGS BUNNY’S OSCAR BATTLE

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 3, 2013 1:00 AM
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Did you know there was a furor over two strikingly similar cartoons—one from MGM with Tom and Jerry, one from Warner Bros. with Bugs Bunny—back in 1946?

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 1, 2013 1:05 AM
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  • 6 Comments
Some fairy tales and fables are dark, while others invite a range of interpretations. This rendering of “Jack and the Beanstalk” is pretty full-blooded, especially for a family-oriented film, but this gives it some backbone to match its elaborate visual effects.

PHANTOM

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 1, 2013 1:02 AM
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It’s refreshing to encounter a movie that doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel, but simply sets out to tell a good story and fulfill the expectations of a genre piece.

STOKER

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 1, 2013 1:00 AM
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When a visual stylist like Korean director Park Chan-Wook (of "Oldboy" fame) is handed a screenplay that demands an atmosphere of portent and dread, it’s likely that the filmmaker will make the most of the opportunity

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