Eye For Film >> Festivals >> Bradford >> 2009 >> Widescreen Weekend
A chance to see films which benefit from a big screen at their best.
At The Cutting Edge: Digital Cinema ()
The programme says: This session will cover the current roll-out of D-Cinema and will examine its impact both in the UK and abroad. In addition it will look at Digital IMAX and provide a demonstration of Dolby’s digital 3D system.
Becket (Country: UK, USA; Year: 1964; Director: Peter Glenville; Writer: Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill, Edward Anhalt; Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa, Donald Wolfit, David Weston, Martita Hunt, Pamela Brown, Siân Phillips)
Historical drama about Thomas Becket.
The Bible: In The Beginning... (Country: US, Italy; Year: 1966; Director: John Huston; Writer: Vittorio Bonicelli, Christopher Fry, Jonathan Griffin, Ivo Perilli, Mario Soldati, Orson Welles; Stars: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston, Stephen Boyd, George C. Scott, Ava Gardner, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Sallis, Gabriele Ferzetti)
The first 22 chapters of the bible get the big-screen treatment.
Carousel (Country: US; Year: 1956; Director: Henry King; Writer: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ferenc Molnár, Benjamin Glazer; Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick, Claramae Turner, Robert Rounseville, Gene Lockhart, Audrey Christie, Susan Luckey, William LeMassena)
A dead man asks for one more day on earth to help his family.
The unique element of the Widescreen Weekend, Cineramacana is now in its 14th year and has brought some remarkable short films and clips rarely seen outside their domestic cinemas or expos.
Cinerama Ventures (Country: Various; Director: Various; Writer: Various)
The programme says: The makers of Cinerama Adventure trawl through the vaults. Among the delights is a glimpse of the only surviving 3-panel print of Cinerama’s Russian Adventure, a tribute to the first Super Cinerama theatre ever built and a new short presenting the Arclight Hollywood Cinerama experience of showing How The West Was Won.
The Electric Horseman (Country: USA; Year: 1979; Director: Sydney Pollack; Writer: Shelly Burton, Paul Gaer, Robert Garland, Robert Garland, David Rayfiel; Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Valerie Perrine, Willie Nelson, John Saxon, Nicolas Coster, Allan Arbus, Wilford Brimley, Will Hare, Basil Hoffman)
Romance blossoms between a reporter and a cowboy.
How The West Was Won (Country: USA; Year: 1962; Director: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe; Writer: James R. Webb, John Gay; Stars: Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart)
Epic story about a family of pioneers.
Khartoum (Country: UK; Year: 1966; Director: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon; Writer: Robert Ardrey; Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Johnny Sekka, Michael Hordern, Zia Mohyeddin, Marne Maitland, Nigel Green)
The King And I (Country: US; Year: 1956; Director: Walter Lang; Writer: Margaret Landon, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ernest Lehman; Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiarte, Alan Mowbray, Geoffrey Toone)
Classic about an English governess and the King of Siam.
Paris 36 (Faubourg 36) (Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic; Year: 2008; Director: Christophe Barratier; Writer: Christophe Barratier, Pierre Philippe; Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder, Pierre Richard, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Maxence Perrin), Official Site, Trailer
A group of workers try to take over their music hall when it's threatened with closure, but the arrival of a beautiful new singer leads to tragedy.
The Taming Of The Shrew (Country: Italy, USA; Year: 1967; Director: Franco Zeffirelli; Writer: William Shakespeare, Franco Zeffirelli, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Paul Dehn; Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Alfred Lynch, Alan Webb, Giancarlo Cobelli, Vernon Dobtcheff, Ken Parry, Anthony Gardner)
Zeffirelli's adaptation of the Shakespearean play, showing in 70mm.
This Is New Zealand (Country: New Zealand; Year: 1969; Director: Hugh Macdonald)
The Programme says: During Expo 70, in Osaka, Japan, New Zealand unveiled this glorious three-screen (and three-camera) promotional film. Hidden from view for almost 40 years, this landmark film has been given a stunning restoration.
West Side Story (Country: US; Year: 1961; Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise; Writer: Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Ernest Lehman, William Shakespeare; Stars: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente)
Musical transposes the story of Romeo and Juliet to the gang-ridden streets of New York.
Where Eagles Dare (Country: UK, US; Year: 1968; Director: Brian G Hutton; Writer: Alistair MacLean, Alistair MacLean; Stars: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern, Donald Houston, Peter Barkworth, William Squire, Robert Beatty, Brook Williams)
Richard Burton leads a squad of crack troops to an impregnable alpine schloss to rescue an American general.
Year Of The Dragon (Country: US; Year: 1985; Director: Michael Cimino; Writer: Robert Daley, Oliver Stone, Michael Cimino; Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Eddie Jones, Joey Chin, Victor Wong, K. Dock Yip)
A chance to see Mickey Rourke back in the days when he was young and sexy. He stars as a cop assigned to quell crime in Chinatown.