During some recent film research, the American Cinematheque made an interesting discovery - the Vatican has a list of recommended movies, divided into the categories of religion, values and art. Among the titles cited in the “Values” section are Ingmar Bergman’s iconic THE SEVENTH SEAL and DERSU UZALA, a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar winner from Akira Kurosawa.
For the total “Old Hollywood” experience, take a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more at this adaptively re-used historic landmark!
Created to mark the 100th anniversary of motion pictures, the Vatican created a list of 45 important films divided into categories of religion, values and art. Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE and John Ford’s STAGECOACH are included among the classics representing the artistry of cinema.
One of the signature films of New Hollywood, Martin Scorsese’s TAXI DRIVER (1976) was both shocking and prescient. In our Spielberg Theatre, Visual Consultant Thomas Ethan Harris reveals the cinematic techniques that give Scorsese’s dark masterpiece its remarkable power.
Gene Hackman plays a surveillance expert in both Francis Ford Coppola's THE CONVERSATION, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and Tony Scott's 1998 ENEMY OF THE STATE - could it be the same character? See the films together and decide for yourself.