Archive for April 22, 2011

The Complete History of Kinema #3

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2011 by dcairns

Let’s see, well, we’re skipping golden age Hollywood, neo-realism and a few other things…

Interesting that George Stevens sued to try and prevent TV stations inserting ads into A PLACE IN THE SUN, and Otto Preminger sued to try and stop them cropping his films (which really do lose absolutely everything when viewed in the wrong ratio, almost uniquely in my view). I’d like to be able to say that Bert I. Gordon sued to prevent Elvira introducing his films, but that would be untrue, in a factual sense. But, in a deeper, poetic sense, very true indeed.