Mary McCartney takes us inside the walls of Abbey Road Studios for her feature directorial debut, If These Walls Could Sing. The film premiered during Labor Day weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. Over the years, the fest has become a mecca for studios to launch their Oscar contenders. In any event, Disney is using the opportunity to launch the Abbey Road documentary. If you’re not launching a musical doc at SXSW, Telluride is the…"If These Walls Could Sing: A History of Abbey Road Studios"
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Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen is now available for audiences to watch at home on Blu-ray, DVD, and via digital retailers. What follows is my original review from earlier this year: Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen is a documentary that comes one year after Fiddler on the Roof marked its 50th anniversary. Jeff Goldblum narrates the movie but his contribution is minimal compared to how many cast and crew provide commentary. Filmmaker Daniel…"Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen on Home Video"
Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen is a documentary that comes one year after Fiddler on the Roof marked its 50th anniversary. Jeff Goldblum narrates the movie but his contribution is minimal compared to how many cast and crew provide commentary. Filmmaker Daniel Raim conducts original interviews while other clips–such as Oswald Morris–come from archival sources. This is a documentary that is very different from Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles because this one is completely…"Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen: A Must Watch"
John Williams’s Film Music, written by Emilio Audissino, was published in 2014 but this John Williams book is an important contribution to film history canon. Williams is among the greatest composers in the history of film music. He is the second-most nominated individual in Oscar history next to Walt Disney. This only speaks to his contributions to cinema. And like the book notes, he certainly has his detractors. However, I am not one of them.…"John Williams’s Film Music Is A Great Read"
Ahead of Indiana Jones 5, fans got some exciting news with John Williams returning and Phoebe Waller-Bridge signing on to star. It was already confirmed that Harrison Ford would be reprising his role as legendary archaeologist Indiana Jones. James Mangold will be directing the fifth installment, taking over the director’s chair from Oscar winner Steven Spielberg What we didn’t know during Disney Investor Day was anything about the cast. Given Shia LaBeouf’s legal troubles, I…"Indiana Jones 5: John Williams Returns, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Signs On"
To Catch a Thief teams up Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 thriller about a reformed jewel thief attempting to clear his name. John Robie (Cary Grant) is “The Cat,” a reformed jewel thief. Jewels have been stolen from the many luxurious hotels in the French Riviera as the film starts. Naturally, people suspect Robie given his former past time. He insists that he’s innocent. Robie gets his chance when he meets…"To Catch a Thief: Paramount Presents a 4K Scan"
Director Matt Schrader spoke to Solzy at the Movies on Labor Day ahead of Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD release of Score: A Film Music Documentary. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Matt Schrader: Doing pretty well. Thank you for taking time on your holiday Monday here. It’s very last minute but I’m glad the timing worked. I’m glad the timing worked too. I took a quick break…"Matt Schrader talks Score: A Film Music Documentary"
Jurassic Park was released 24 years ago on June 11, 1993 and this film changed my life as it was the one that set me on a course of wanting a filmmaking career. I still remember the first time I watched the film in 1993 at Showcase Cinemas and how I flinched when the Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared on screen for the first time. To this day, I still find myself either quoting the film or…"Jurassic Park at 24: How Steven Spielberg’s Film Changed My Life"