Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Oct 23, 2011
5:30pm
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THE SCENES WHERE WE LIVE: ART DIRECTORS FILM SOCIETY SERIES 2011
Plus Industry Panel Discussion!
LAND OF THE PHARAOHS
Co-Presented by the Art Directors Guild Film Society

Come dressed as your favorite pharaoh or dancing maiden for this screening of Howard Hawks' Egyptian epic with lavish art direction by Alexander Trauner (THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, CHILDREN OF PARADISE, THE APARTMENT). What better place to see it that on the Egyptian Theatre's grand screen? A multimedia presentation on the career of designer Alexander Trauner and a brief overview of the Egyptian-style Hollywood epic (15 min.) will precede the film.

Discussion following with Jim Hewitt, art director and set designer, and author of 'Egypt: A Visual Sourcebook,' and Kara Cooney, UCLA Egyptologist and Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture, and creator and host of the Discovery Channel's "Out of Egypt," moderated by production designer John Muto.
LAND OF THE PHARAOHS
1955, Warner Bros., 144 min, USA, Dir: Howard Hawks

This truly phenomenal CinemaScope fantasia of ancient Egypt features pharaoh Jack Hawkins, who is obsessed with building an eternal monument to his glory, while nympho wife Joan Collins (at her slinky, scheming best) tries to orchestrate his murder. Stunning technical credits all around, with a script co-written by William Faulkner (!), and sumptuous art direction by the legendary Alexander Trauner. "When I first saw it as a kid, LAND OF THE PHAROAHS became my favorite film." - Martin Scorsese


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Oct 23, 2011 • 5:30pm
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