How Women Can Save The World By Telling Epic Stories In The Movies

[ Lost Three Stooges film found in Australian garden shed ] However, with a copy of sought-after 1933 Three Stooges movie Hello, Pop! recently uncovered, 46 years after it was presumed lost in an infamous MGM fire, our hopes are now raised of still recovering some of the worlds most wanted missing movies. Check list at the ready? Lets get hunting. Errol Flynn owed his career to Murder At Monte Carlo (Credit: Warner Bros.) Murder At Monte Carlo (1934) Before he swashbuckled his way to becoming Hollywoods biggest star, Aussie-born Errol Flynn made his first stint as a leading man in Murder At Monte Carlo playing a reporter trying to get the scoop on the death of a famous mathematician. The film was average, but Flynn was spotted by studio exec Irving Asher who immediately contacted his Hollywood office, claiming the young actor was the best picture bet we have ever seen. Flynn secured a seven year contract with Warner Bros., and within months was filming the classic Captain Blood. The movie that made him though was lost to the depths of the archives. The Way Of All Flesh (1927) Twelve years before he made movie history with indisputable classics The Wizard Of OZ and Gone With The Wind , director Victor Fleming steered Swiss-born star Emil Jannings to the first ever Academy Award for Best Actor in The Way Of All Flesh. Since that inaugural Oscars night though, all copies of the creepy drama have been inexplicably lost – making The Way Of All Flesh the only Academy Award winning movie no longer thought to exist. The Great Gatsby didn’t go down well with the Fitzgeralds (Credit: Paramount) The Great Gatsby (1926) The first of four adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgeralds seminal novel, and the only one to be filmed in the actual Roaring 20s, The Great Gatsby is an early example of Hollywood jumping on the pop-culture bandwagon. Directed by Herbert Brenon, the movie received only average reviews and was soon a forgotten oddity.


on Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Wanna introduce a film on Turner Classic Movies? Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 1:16 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 A new contest will let a Turner Classic Movies fan co-host a film with Robert Osborne. (Photo: TCM) SHARE 26 CONNECT 12 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE If I watch a classic film on Turner Classic Movies, I make sure to catch Robert Osborne’s insightful introductions and postscripts. More often than not, he tells me something I didn’t know, and that even goes for movies I’ve seen dozens of times (like, say, The Graduate). This month, TCM is holding a contest that will let one lucky fan co-host a movie with Osborne. Over at the site for its ” Ultimate Fan Contest ,” you can submit a 90-second video of yourself introducing a classic film. Along with being featured on the air, the grand-prize winner will win a trip to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, where he/she also will introduce a film. The contest just kicked off, so few submissions have been posted on the site. However, this clever sample sets the standard for what they’re looking for. TCM is accepting entries through Oct. 31.

‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘About Time,’ And Three Other Movies From The New York Film Festival

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As Chris Rosen points out, Oscar Isaac is great as the folk singing title character , Llewyn Davis, who’s trying to stay true to his craft in 1961 New York City. For some reason I had it in my head that Llweyn Davis (the movie and the character) would be more “folksy.” I wasn’t expecting the movie to feel so jaded, and I mean that as a compliment. As far as Coen brothers movies go, Inside Llewyn Davis is closer to Fargo in tone (with a lot less murders) than something like Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Alan Partridge A new ownership group is taking over the radio station where DJ Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) works and, now, everyone is fearful for their jobs. After being laid off, Pat (Colm Meaney) returns to the station, armed with a rifle, and takes the staff hostage. Alan, who wasn’t there at the time of Pat’s attack, is sent in by a hostage negotiation team to be the middleman of the negotiations. Though, Alan starts to like his newfound relevancy, and just possibly lets Pat’s siege go on longer than it should. Before seeing this movie, I was unfamiliar with Steve Coogan’s famous-to-everyone-else-but-me British disc jokey character. So, you certainly don’t have to be a fan of this character — or, for that matter, even know who this character is — before seeing this film. And, yes, I laughed a lot during Alan Partridge. Captain Phillips I’ve already written about this movie at length .

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As a result, they began to think of themselves not just as the citizens of an individual city-state (or polis), but as citizens of the cosmos 0- literally cosmopolites — cosmopolitans. Being a cosmopolitan today means that one takes a humanistic delight in the many cultures and forms of knowledge around the world. It does not mean that one doesn’t feel a sense of loyalty to one’s own country — simply that one has a strong interest in the rest of the world and in the common good of humanity. Nations and peoples flourish when they adopt cosmopolitan ideals. One thinks of Elizabethan England, Gupta India, Renaissance Florence, and Tang Dynasty China at the height of the Silk Road. These were eras when travel and trade linked together many fascinating cultures and peoples, and great art and innovation were the result. For women today, being cosmopolitan means being open to the world, to innovation, to new possibilities. It means not being held back by outmoded ideas of what a woman’s place should be, or what kinds of stories a woman should tell on the big screen. In keeping with this spirit, the audience at Social Media Week LA strongly agreed when I suggested that female filmmakers should not be confined to just romantic comedies and chamber dramas. We should have the opportunity to write and direct grand historical epics, ambitious sci-fi films, imaginative fantasy-adventures, huge comic book movies, sweeping literary adaptations, and much more. It’s by leading such big cinematic efforts that women can make their greatest mark in reshaping the culture. And this reshaping of culture is very much needed today. On a technical level we are more cosmopolitan than ever before, with our greater connectivity to everyone else on the planet (and even the galaxy, with Voyager 1 now leaving the solar system) — but our thinking is not equally broad-minded and cosmopolitan. Despite all our advances in digital communication, the peoples of the world are as riven as ever by conflicts between races, genders, religions, and cultures. I was tremendously proud a few weeks ago that America, a nation that I love for its revolutionary ideals of freedom and democracy, would welcome the first Miss America of Indian descent, Nina Davuluri.