Archive for December, 2012
The Library of Congress established the National Film Registry in 1989 to highlight the need to preserve U.S. film heritage. Under the conditions of the National Film Preservation Act, the librarian of Congress names 25 films yearly that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” The films must be at least 10 years old.
The films selected for 2012 are:
“3:10 to Yuma” (1957): Delmar Daves directed this western based on a short story by Elmore Leonard.
“Anatomy of a Murder” (1959): Otto Preminger directed this courtroom thriller that made headlines for its frankness in language and adult themes.
“The Augustas” (1930s-1950s): A 16-minute film by traveling salesman Scott Nixon, who was a member of the Amateur Cinema League, chronicling some 38 streets, storefronts and cities named Augusta.
“Born Yesterday” (1950): Judy Holliday won a best actress Oscar as not-so-dumb-blonde Billie Dawn in this political satire directed by George Cukor.
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961): Audrey Hepburn plays one of her quintessential roles — the quirky Manhattan call girl Holly Golighty — in this romantic dramedy based on Truman Capote’s novella.
“A Christmas Story” (1983): Humorist Jean Shepherd narrates this classic holiday comedy based on his memoirs of growing up in Indiana and hoping to receive a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.
“The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight” (1897): Chronicle of the famed boxing match between James J. Corbett — aka “Gentleman Jim” — and Bob Fitzsimmons that was held on St. Patrick’s Day in Carson City, Nev.
“Dirty Harry” (1971): Clint Eastwood introduced his iconic role as maverick San Francisco Det. Harry Callahan in Don Siegel’s influential action-thriller.
“Hours for Jerome: Parts 1 and 2” (1980-82) : Experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky’s silent tone poem.
“The Kidnappers Foil” (1930s-1950s): Dallas native Melton Barker traveled through the South and Midwest for three decades filming local kids acting, singing and dancing in two-reel films he called “The Kidnappers Foil.” A few weeks after shooting, the townspeople would get a copy of the film for screening at the local theater.
“Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests“ (1922): The two-color (greenish blue and red) film was the first publicly demonstrated color film to attract the attention of the film industry.
“A League of Their Own” (1992): Penny Marshall’s box office hit comedy about the All American-Girls Professional Softball League of the 1940s and early 1950s.
“The Matrix” (1999): Andy and Lana — then known as Larry — Wachowski directed this visually groundbreaking sci-fi thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishburne.
“The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair” (1939): Technicolor industrial film produced for the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
“One Survivor Remembers” (1995): Oscar-winning documentary short about Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein.
“Parable” (1964): The Protestant Council of New York produced this controversial, acclaimed silent allegorical Christian film for the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
“Samsara: Death and Rebirth of Cambodia” (1990): Ellen Bruno’s Stanford University master’s thesis documents the struggle of the Cambodian people to rebuild their shattered society after Pol Pot’s killing fields.
“Slacker” (1991): Richard Linklater’s indie comedy follows a group of diverse characters over the course of one day in Austin, Texas.
“Sons of the Desert” (1933): Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star in one of their funniest vehicles.
“The Spook Who Sat by the Door” (1973): Ivan Dixon directed this controversial thriller about an African American who infiltrates the CIA in order to create a black nationalist revolution.
“They Call It Pro Football” (1967): The first feature from NFL Films utilized Telephoto lens and slow-motion to offer a primer on the game.
“The Times of Harvey Milk” (1984): Academy Award-winning documentary about San Francisco’s first openly gay elected city official who was slain in 1978.
“Two-Lane Blacktop” (1971): Director Monte Hellman’s existential road picture.
“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (1914): This silent adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark 1852 anti-slavery novel is said to be the first feature-length film that starred an African American actor — Sam Lucas, who had appeared in the 1878 stage version.
“The Wishing Ring; An Idyll of Old England”“ (1914): Maurice Tourneur’s charming cross-class romance.
KEANU, DON’T FORGET BELGIUM !!! It’s not in the list yet but I WANT IT OKEYYYYY ! lol
France: 18 December 2013
Netherlands: 19 December 2013
Germany: 25 December 2013
USA: 25 December 2013
Hong Kong: 26 December 2013
Hungary: 26 December 2013
Brazil: 27 December 2013
Bulgaria: 27 December 2013
Turkey: 27 December 2013
Sweden: 3 January 2014
Argentina: 9 January 2014
Australia: 9 January 2014
Denmark: 9 January 2014
Norway: 10 January 2014
Many thanks to KeanuMania and Keanu Russian Club for sharing these pics.
Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves was spotted taking a stroll with a mystery woman (ehem all the fans know it’s his friend Automn McIntosh (reminder: http://keanulover.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/keanu-reeves-and-autumn-mcintosh-having-lunch-in-brentwood/) on Wilshire Boulevard. They went to the hotel Thomson in Beverly Hills, California. 08/12/12.
I wanted to thank Keanu Reeves fans for all the Birthday wishes they sent me yesterday here or on Facebook, you made my day with your nice messages.
I got a lot of presents for my birthday and enjoyed a good time with my family. I still feel I am 30 even if I turned 50 yesterday (but shhhhht … don’t say it to anybody it’s top secret, hehehe).
Keanu fans are wonderful people and we built a solid relationship over the years, I kept the good friends I met 10 years ago, I visited some of them or they visited me. This strong friendship enlightens my day to day life and I am very glad and honored to be your friend.
Thank you Keanu for this marvelous present, you are much more than an actor even if you don’t know it
I asked all my friends to send me Keanu on my birthday but he was too busy I guess LOL. Never mind, I can watch his movies every day as I have them all on my shelves, I can follow him via internet every day, and when I checked all my archived pictures I realized that I could even get a kiss from him (see below)
Many thanks to Keanu and all his fans. I already wish you Happy Holidays guys.
Hugs and Kisses
Now playing in select theaters:
Huntington, NY: Cinema Arts Centre – December 11 only
Victoria, BC, Canada: Cinecenta – December 12-13 only
Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art– December 14 & 16 only
Olympia, WA: Capitol Theater– December 28 to January 3
Lancaster, PA: Ware Center– February 20 only
Montreal, Canada: Cinematheque– January 16 & 25 only
Milwaukee, WI: Union Theater– March 13 only
Date: December 11, 2012 – Location: The Cinema Arts Center in Long Island, NY
Schedule: Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 pm
Side by Side screening + Q&A with: In Person: Filmmaker CHRIS KENNEALLY and cinematographer CHRIS CASSIDY
Featuring music by Long Islanders BRENDAN and BILLY RYAN
Source: Many thanks to Keanu Russian Club for sharing this video – Published on Dec 5, 2012 by KeanuRussianClub
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