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Tokyo Olympiad Shown at Cannes Film Festival

June 2, 2014 The official film of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. A widescreen masterpiece by Kon Ichikawa, the world renowned director of The Burmese Harp and Fires on the Plain. Over 250 people, 100 cameras and 100,000 metres of film were utilised for this massive project which became both a huge popular and critical hit, winning numerous international prizes. The film received its international première at the 1965 Cannes Festival.

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Clint Eastwood Unveils Four Seasons in Jersey Boys First Look – Picture

Jan 6, 2014 A new movie still from Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming Jersey Boys has been released. The image gives fans a first look at the silver-screen adaptation of the hit musical, which is due to land in cinemas in June. The musical biopic tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who achieved success as an American singing group in the 1960s. Boardwalk Empire‘s Vincent Piazza and Broadway actors John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda portray Valli and his fellow singers Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi in the Warner Bros project.

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First Image From Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’ Takes Center Stage

Jan 3, 2014 The first image from Clint Eastwood‘s adaptation of the Broadway musical Jersey Boys is now online. It doesn’t feature any stars, however, just the four members of the Four Seasons at the heart of the show, played by John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza and Michael Lomenda. What’s interesting about the image is it looks almost like a carbon copy of the Broadway show. Is Eastwood doing a more theatrical film adaptation, ala Chicago? Or will it be more realistic, like Les Miserables? We’ll discuss below.  

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Clint Eastwood’s Adaptation of ‘Jersey Boys’ Revealed in First Photo

Jan 3, 2014 “Big girls don’t cryyy!” Take a gander at the first official photo from the Jersey Boys movie, being directed by Clint Eastwood (yea, really!) adapting the Tony-award winning Broadway musical that first hit the stages in New York in 2005. The big screen adaptation stars (most of these actors coming from Broadway) John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, and Michael Lomenda as “Franki Valli and the Four Seasons”, seen below. They’re singing in front of a big lit sign, which is similar to the set design from the musical involving elaborate moving set pieces that help tell the 1960s-set story. A trailer is due out soon.  

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Color By Numbers

Oct 10, 2013 MPI’S Maxine Gervais breaks down a new post workflow for Pacific Rim. By ICG Staff. It was a tough summer for Hollywood blockbusters. Many failed to live up to the sky-high box office expectations imposed by the massive budgets of today’s VFX-heavy franchise projects. Pacific Rim, produced by Chris Nolan’s Legendary Pictures, and released by Warner Bros. was one such casualty, although that wasn’t for any lack of effort on the part of the film’s dynamic creative team, which included Oscar-nominated writer/director Guillermo del Toro and Oscar-winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, ASC, AMC. Set in the near future, the world of Pacific Rim is under threat by huge invaders who come from beneath the sea. Mankind’s only hope is the Jaeger, a giant robot that takes two human brains linked together to operate. Although critics and audiences may not have fully noticed, Pacific Rim was revolutionary in many respects, not the least of which was its use of highly saturated colors, and a spontaneous, filmmaker-friendly post workflow headed up by Maxine Gervais, colorist at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging.  

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“The Wizard of Oz” to Receive 75th Anniversary IMAX 3D Screenings and Special Anniversary DVD Release

Sept 16, 2013 The classic film “The Wizard of Oz” will be released in IMAX 3D in celebration of its 75th anniversary later this month. The film will be presented in an exclusive one-week engagement in IMAX theatres across North America beginning Sept. 20. It will play in 400 IMAX theatres nationwide before the 75th Anniversary Blu-Ray is released for sale. Directed by Victor Fleming, the film starred Judy Garland as Dorothy, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Bert Lahr as the Lion, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Billie Burke as Glinda and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West.  

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ in 3D IMAX World Premiere

Sept 16, 2013 There’s no place like home, there’s no place like… Hollywood. “The Wizard of Oz” first introduced the world to the wonders of Technicolor on August 15, 1939, at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Last night, 74 years and one month later, Warner Bros. premiered “The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience” at the grand reopening of the theater, now TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, recently renovated to maintain that sense of grandeur. Among the many guests on the ruby red carpet were Ruth Duccini (one of the two surviving Munchkins, pictured above), Molly Ringwald, Marcia Gay Harden, Mario Lopez, John Fricke (a “The Wizard of Oz” historian), Danielle Wade (Dorothy in the current national tour of the Broadway adaptation), and many more.  

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Is ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in 3D Worth Your Time?

Sept 16, 2013 Taking one of Hollywood’s most beloved Golden Age classics like “The Wizard of Oz” and converting it to both 3D and IMAX is a heady undertaking, and one that even “Oz” experts weren’t sure would work. However, on September 20, the restored “Oz” will open at IMAX theaters around the world, including the newly renamed and restored TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd, where it debuted on August 15, 1939. The release is timed to the film’s 75th anniversary. At a presentation September 9 at the Chinese Theater, officials from IMAX and Warner Bros., who now own the MGM musical, spoke about the painstaking, 16-month process by which a movie made with 1939 technology was updated for today.  

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Must-See: Witch’s Mole and Nose in IMAX 3D’s ‘Wizard of Oz’

Sept 16, 2013 Sept. 15 was family day at the 75th anniversary unveiling of “The Wizard of Oz” in IMAX 3D at the newly converted TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman’s, in Hollywood, now the largest IMAX theater in the world and where the film premiered in 1939. At the premiere’s pre-party, industryites and their kids sampled the cupcakes and candies, scribbled 3D drawings at coloring stations, and were introduced to Madame Tussaud’s newest creation, Judy Garland as Dorothy.  

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2013 HPA Awards Announce Craft Category Nominees, Special Award Winners

Sept 9, 2013 LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Post Alliance – the trade association for the post production community – announced the nominees for the craft categories of the 8th Annual HPA Awards and winners of several special awards. The HPA Awards honor excellence in post production and bring recognition to the achievements of individuals and companies who are engaged in significant and revolutionary work in post production. The HPA Awards will take place on the evening of November 7, 2013 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.  

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