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Movies Lost, Found, And Funded

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 14, 2011 4:59 AM
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I am proud to be part of this year’s blogathon “For the Love of Film (Noir),” an enterprise I missed out on when it was launched in 2010. Last year, film buffs just like you raised a sizable sum through grass-roots donations and helped to save three silent film shorts discovered at the New Zealand Archive. There's an equally worthy project on tap this year; details follow later in this posting.It’s been several months since the chief of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library in Moscow presented, with ceremonial flourish, digital copies of ten long-missing American silent films to Dr. James Billington at the Library of Congress.
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ET Talks to Oscar Hopefuls

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 8, 2011 5:12 AM
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Oscar Nominees' Day To Shine

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 8, 2011 3:04 AM
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A good-humored Colin Firth poses with a magnum of champagne at our luncheon table.
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Links To Movie History

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 7, 2011 5:30 AM
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History is where you find it, ranging from rare film clips of early Technicolor, silent-era Disney and more, newly posted online, and works of true scholarship, to amazing discoveries hiding in plain sight.

Celebration And Discovery In Santa Barbara

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 31, 2011 6:30 AM
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Honoree James Franco greets his pal Seth Rogen backstage at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday night.
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My Oscar Best Picture Breakdown

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 28, 2011 5:30 AM
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Entertainment Tonight asked me to provide some thoughts about all of this year's Best Picture nominees. Here are the results at ETOnline.

5,000 Fingers…And More

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 26, 2011 5:30 AM
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Oscar Looks Beyond Hollywood

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 25, 2011 6:49 AM
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Considering that the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is comprised of people who work in the mainstream movie industry, it’s encouraging to see that they refuse to follow the company line and repeatedly honor good work from the independent film world and foreign countries. Some major players lobbied hard, and spent untold thousands of dollars, to attract Academy interest this year, but the voting members opted for actors like Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michelle Williams and films like Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, and Rabbit Hole instead.

German Film History Uncovered

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 24, 2011 5:29 AM
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A beautiful poster for Das alte Gesetz (The Old Law), from 1923, a seeming precursor to The Jazz Singer about a rabbi’s son who becomes a successful stage actor.
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My Award Show Diary

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 18, 2011 5:00 AM
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Bill Murray waxes eloquent about Sofia Coppola at the National Board of Review awards.
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