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Featuring Hollywood Costume-Related Screenings,
German Expressionist Cinema and the Academy Film Scholars Lecture
LOS ANGELES, CA – A Hollywood Costume-related film series, Haunted Screens: Expressionism in the German Cinema and its Influence and the latest installment of the Academy Film Scholars Lectures highlight the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ fall programming season, starting next month.
THE PERFECT MATCH: HOLLYWOOD COSTUME COLLABORATIONS
To complement the groundbreaking exhibition Hollywood Costume, which opens October 2, the Academy will present The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume Collaborations, a screening series exploring the collaborative partnerships between costume designers and directors. Several designers will appear in person to introduce their films and discuss their experiences, including costume designer Mary Zophres (directors Joel and Ethan Coen), Deborah Nadoolman Landis (John Landis) and Marilyn Vance (John Hughes). Ticket holders for the Hollywood Costume exhibition will receive free same-day admission to Hollywood Costume-related public programs.
HAUNTED SCREENS: EXPRESSIONISM IN THE GERMAN CINEMA AND ITS INFLUENCE
In conjunction with the exhibition Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s, presented by LACMA in association with the Academy, the Academy will present in October four groundbreaking films of the 1920s alongside four films they influenced. A number of films in the series, including “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” “Nosferatu the Vampyre,” “Faust” and “M” will be screened from new digital restorations.
SAUL BASS: ANATOMY OF FILM DESIGN
Academy Film Scholar Jan-Christopher Horak will give a presentation on his forthcoming book Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design, examining the career of one of the most accomplished designers in Hollywood history. Best known for his title sequences for such films as “Anatomy of a Murder,” “Psycho” and “Good Fellas,” Saul Bass also worked in advertising, designed posters, and directed numerous documentary and live action short films, including the Oscar®-winning “Why Man Creates.” Horak’s book delves into Bass’s influences, his design aesthetic, and how his ability to infuse his work with high art modernism raised the sophistication of Hollywood films and advertising.
Hollywood Costume is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Swarovski is the presenting sponsor of Hollywood Costume. The crystal house has provided the all-important sparkle to Hollywood’s wardrobes since the 1930s, when Swarovski crystals began to light up the silver screen in classic films like Gone with the Wind, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In recent years, Swarovski has worked closely with talents in costume and set design on blockbusters including Black Swan, Skyfall and The Great Gatsby, and its crystals have been the key creative ingredient in the dazzling set design for the Academy Awards® since 2007.
Additional support is provided by Pirelli and the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
In-kind support provided by Barco, ARRI, JBL and Samsung.
ABOUT HOLLYWOOD COSTUME
Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy, Hollywood Costume will be on view October 2, 2014, through March 2, 2015, in the historic Wilshire May Company building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
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ABOUT THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT M– USEUM, LONDON
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Today, the V&A’s collections, which span over 2000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium and from many parts of the world, continue to intrigue, inspire and inform. www.vam.ac.uk