Call for Entries: The 2012 Laugh and Live Silent Film Festival

Next year, an entirely new kind of silent film festival is coming to Hollywood. The Laugh and Live Film Festival, presented by Los Angeles-based film historian Sparrow Morgan, will be the first festival of its kind: focusing on reviving, not just interest in silent film, but the very medium of silent film itself. The Pictorial […]

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Kitty Packard Pictorial of the Month: The TCM Classic Film Festival

Last night, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre was aglow with Beethoven and Bach and elegance, and tonight … it’s Thor. See what happens when you leave town, TCM? Last year’s was fun… this year’s festival was special. Building on last year’s framework, what was noticeable this year was a close-knit sense of community. This shared, communal experience […]

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Magic at the TCM Film Festival: The Cameraman

From the very beginning, motion pictures were… magic.  Of course, the medium has evolved to become one of the most important means of artistic expression that we’ve ever had– complex, subjective and ever-evolving. But sometimes all we want– indeed, all we need– is a little magic. Perhaps the magic of cinema is found, in its […]

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TCM Film Festival Update: The Third Man

Just came from this morning’s presentation of The Third Man at the Egpytian Theatre in Hollywood. Introduced by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz (who made the most charming gaffe– don’t worry Ben, anyone could’ve mixed up the American and British versions… well, not really, but we positively adore you regardless!) the film was screened to a […]

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2011

Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951). The 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival’s opening film. It’s baaaaaaack.  Watch out, Hollywood. On April 28 2011, thousands of top-hatted, faux-fur frocked, marcelle-waved classic movie fantics will once again converge upon the city for a three-day celebration of all things Classic Hollywood. The TCM Classic […]

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Comic-Con for the Martini Set

Vanity Fair ran a delightful piece today about TCM’s fan community that really deserves a read-through. TCM Classic Film Festival: Comic-Con for the Martini Set absolutely hits the nail on the head when it says “Classic film lovers are as devoted as fangirls and fanboys of other genres, but until recently, they had no real […]

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