2 and 3 plus 10 add up to a TFH Milestone: our 600th Trailer!
Find out what these numbers mean in this week’s preview!
On Monday, June 20th, Allan Arkush rushes back after spending Two Weeks in Another Town
Director Vincente Minnelli and star Kirk Douglas reunited for this operatic non-sequel followup to their caustic 1952 Hollywood saga The Bad and the Beautiful, now set ten years later in the La Dolce Vita movie world of Rome and based on a novel by Irwin Shaw. Some claim its protagonists are thinly veiled representations of Tyrone Power, Linda Christian and Darryl Zanuck. Extensively recut by the studio, it’s still a deliriousfantasy about Eternal City filmmaking with some memorable sequences and a terrific cast.
On Wednesday, June 22nd, Josh Olson puts 3 On a Match.
The largely forgotten Ann Dvorak sizzles in this snappy 63 minute pre-code Warner Bros. melange of booze, drugs and gambling. Scarface star Dvorak still has a cult following, which has gotten a modern boost from recent dvd releases of her films by Warner Archive. As a result, Turner Classic Movies has scheduled a Summer Under the Stars 24 hour tribute, coming up on August 24. Here’s a website devoted to her:http://www.anndvorak.com/cms/
And on Friday, June 24th, prepare yourselves for our epic 600th trailer: Larry Cohen on The Ten Commandments.
Our 600th trailer is Epic in every way. Larry manages to find 10 MINUTES of stuff to say about this extended promo for C.B. DeMille’s last religious spectacle– which isn’t really so much about the Bible as it is about Anne Baxter’s breasts. Seems like every ten minutes somebody’s wailing “Oh Moses, Moses, Moses…”! Paramount’s fabulous new Blu-ray captures the textures and colors of this enduring blockbuster better than anything since its original VistaVision release.