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A Walt Disney Production: "The Emperor's New Groove"

Note: March 14 will mark the 27th anniversary of the death of Howard Ashman, a musical theatre lyricist and librettist, as well as lyricist, producer, and writer at Disney Animation between 1986 and 1991. 2,690 more words

Blaise Pascal

One of my objections to the mantra that film is all about “telling a good story” is that the insistence ignores the limitations a “good story” imposes on subject matter. 464 more words


All About The Love Goddess

Rita Hayworth was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood’s golden era, and it you only have to watch one movie to know why: Gilda… 398 more words

Last Time Olivia de Havilland Sued a Producer Was 1944. She Won.

Ms. de Havilland as Melanie Hamilton in “Gone With the Wind.” 1939.

“A large part of the reason I decided to move forward with my action against Fox is that I realize that at this stage of my life and career I am in a unique position to stand up and speak truth to power — an action that would be very difficult for a young actor to undertake,” she wrote. 95 more words


Trailblazing Through the Decades: Ida Lupino (1950s)

In honor of Women’s History Month, NYWIFT looks back at some of the remarkable women who have shaped the film, television and digital media industries through the decades. 280 more words

Women In Film

Film History 101 (Part 13)

As part of the Film History 101 project, our trip next makes a sojourn through the 1980s.  It’s worth noting that at this juncture Hollywood thought they had found a clear cut formula for making profitable movies…namely maintaining their bottom lines by “keeping it simple.”  And that meant staying with proven material that catered to a mass audience.  2,353 more words


Film History 101 (Part 12)

When we last left off, we saw how “Jaws” and “Star Wars” had transformed the movie-making landscape.  As Hollywood headed into the 1980s, the emphasis was going to be on mass entertainment that appealed directly to a younger audience.  3,152 more words