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Hollywood Whipping Boy Von Stroheim's Decadent 'Foolish Wives' W

For "Pines," I sat in the garden boxes. Fruhbeck led a detailed, unfussy performance that let the orchestra shine. Some quieter instruments were unnaturally amplified, but generally there was enough real instrumental presence to feel as if one were listening to music. Some in the audience craned their necks to see a looming monitor overhead. Kids looked at their cellphones. I noticed that those who watched the video were often the least civil, talking during the performances, as if they were in their own living rooms. <br>Source:,0,2838572.story

African Beauty: Hollywood classics get photographic remake

The good news: On Tuesday [July30] Foolish Wives -- mastered in HD from an archival 35mm print of the 1972 AFI Arthur Lennig restoration -- comes to Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Classics. It features the original 1922 Sigmund Romberg score, performed by Rodney Sauer, as well as The Man You Loved to Hate, Patrick Montgomery's feature-length documentary profile of von Stroheim, written by his biographer, Richard Koszarski. It may be a bit creaky (the narration by actor Edward Binns seems a tad overwrought) but the doc provides an essential introduction to the triumphs and travails of one of the greatest filmmakers. The feature presentation, on the other hand, has aged like a 1947 Chateau Cheval Blanc. Amid the decadent and reckless post-war atmosphere of Monaco, the arrogantly corrupt Count Karamzin (von Stroheim) lives with his cousins (Mae Busch, Maus George) passing counterfeit money and scamming his way to success. <br>Source:

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T.D. Jakes Builds Bridges in Hollywood, Back to the Future

Jakes (Photo credit: WENN) Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of Potter House in Dallas, Texas, and host of the first International Faith and Family Film Festival being held August 29-31 , sounds like an old Hollywood pro. His message is both newand as old as Hollywood itself. After the History Channel quadrupled their ratings with Mark Burnett s The Bible (2013) mini-series , Jakes said, all of a sudden Hollywood began to say, Wow, there is a market for that material. Mel Gibsons The Passion of the Christ (2004) , he added, was also very impactful on the silver screen, after which Hollywood woke up to the underserved faith market, inspiring hundreds of films that have really begun to turn the head of Hollywood in a significant way. With legendary director Steven Spielberg earlier this summer predicting studio implosions driven by big-budget blowouts (which, in fact, have lately littered the cinema landscape), Jakes, whom Time Magazine dubbed Americas best preacher, is onto something. It was, after all, Ben-Hur that saved Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1925, transforming it into a major Hollywood studio. And from 1950-1962, the top-grossing film for six of those 12 years were biblical epics, including Ben-Hur (1959), Best Picture Oscar winner. <br>Source:

VooDoo BBQ bringing Bourbon Street mojo to Hollywood

What was the inspiration behind the project? Omar Victor Diop: I worked on this project with French-born American photographer Antoine Tempe after an invitation by the Onomo Hotel Group. We thought that actually using cinema as a general theme would be a way for our respective creative universes to meet because cinema involves fashion and aesthetics, but it also involves an important performance dimension. We started working with the movies we liked, the movies that had influenced us. I remember watching in the 1980s the same movies as the young people of Paris and New York and maybe Bangkok. At the end of the day we're all the same young people regardless of where you were born and where you were raised and somehow I wanted to show this also through the choice of movies in the series. <br>Source:

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