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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, May 22, 2016

Co-presented by the Art Directors Guild Film Society

William Cameron Menzies was likely the most celebrated art director in silent motion pictures for his work on such extraordinary films as THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924). He won the first Oscar for Art Direction for THE DOVE (1927), and in 1936 directed the landmark sci-fi epic THINGS TO COME. In 1939 he took a step forward in filmic visualization so profound that an entirely new term had to be coined: production designer. For previsualizing and supervising the entire look of GONE WITH THE WIND, Menzies received the first Academy Award for Production Design.

With live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick. Discussion following with James Curtis, author of William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come, who will sign his book in the lobby at 5:00 PM. Program moderated by production designer John Muto.
1927, 99 min, Dir: Alan Crosland

Based on the life of poet François Villon, this silent is set in William Cameron Menzies’ fantastic vision of 15th-century Paris and is packed with adventure and laughs. Star John Barrymore described Villon as a “poet, pickpocket, patriot - loving France earnestly, French women excessively, and French wine exclusively.” With Conrad Veidt as King Louis XI.

Screening format: 16mm. Print courtesy of Film Preservation Associates.
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, May 22, 2016 • 5:30pm

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