Tribute to Noir Visionary John Alton
Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:27 PM
SFFS Executive Director Graham Leggat will introduce the 8:00 pm double-feature screening of The Big Combo (restored 35mm print courtesy of the Film Foundation and the UCLA Film & Television Archive) and The Spiritualist (new 35mm print courtesy of Sony Classics).
Alton's camerawork can also be seen on January 26th at the Castro Theatre in "Raw Deal". Includes an on stage interview with actress Marsha Hunt.
I'm so there
Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:56 PM
Man, you guys are so lucky to get a 35mm screening of the Big Combo.
Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:22 PM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:51 PM
Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:03 AM
Yeah, the Noir City festival really is great. Last year I got to see a restored 35mm print of "Strangers on a Train"...it was fantastic.
Hey dude, I'm in SF as well, I hit you up on myspace, we should check it out.
Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:44 PM
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 12:32 PM
Oh, and just one thing that I always forget until I see a b&w film on the big screen...grain! Oh the glorious grain! I'm too used to seeing these classic films compressed for a 32" television screen, it was almost hypnotic watching this nearly pristine 35mm print being projected onto the 50' screen.
It was a double feature, but sadly, I couldn't stay to watch "The Spiritualist"
Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:00 AM
"The Big Combo" has some very nice work in it, but it's overall not his signature work. Check out "T-Men", "He Walked By Night", or the lesser known "Devils Doorway" (a Noir Western!!).
Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:21 PM
Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:25 PM