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« on: September 16, 2007, 05:16:08 PM »

October 3 American Film Institute will be holding a special evening screening 11 movies in one night, each introduced by the Star or Director, Tickets go on sale September 19th, more information can be found here:
http://www.afi.com/tvevents/40th/unforgiven.aspx



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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007, 08:36:24 PM »

a special evening screening 11 movies in one night
:o Wow! You mean one day? Either way, wow! Awesome  :D

I like the concept.

If only every screening could be held in presence of the star and/or director ::)
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007, 08:50:54 PM »

Wow, wish I could go ...  8)

From the blurb:
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The film is seen by many as a companion piece to Eastwood's 1971 film THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES

1971? Come on, AFI ... how hard can it be to get these things right!  ::)
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 07:02:32 AM »

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34070

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The AFI 40th Anniversary Celebration At The Arclight In Hollywood Sounds Like A Filmlover’s Dream!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here.

Do you live in Los Angeles?

No? Well, if you’re a rabid movie freak, you might start considering a vacation that would put you here in LA on October 3rd. That’s the night that the AFI is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a one-of-a-kind celebration that will take over the entire Arclight Theaters complex.

Personally, I’m not sure what the hell to do. I’d like to make ten clones of myself so that I could enjoy each and every one of the special presentations they’re doing at the same time. They’re going to show eleven classic Hollywood films on the same night at the same time, and tickets go on sale this week. Each of the films will be introduced by a different big name who is part of the film. Certainly not a novel idea, but what makes it special is just how star-studded this line-up is.

Want to see SPARTACUS with Kirk Douglas? Kirk freakin’ Douglas?! Or THE BIRDS with Tippi Hedren? Not big enough? How about THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Julie Andrews? Or ROCKY with Sylvester Stallone? That’s probably the one my wife’s going to want to go see. ROCKY is her absolute all-time favorite film, and she adores the iconic character of Rocky Balboa. Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner will be showing WHEN HARRY MET SALLY..., George Lucas will be presenting STAR WARS, Angela Lansbury will present BEAUTY & THE BEAST, and Morgan Freeman will be there with THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

The ones I consider the most tempting are ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST with Nicholson, which is probably my favorite film of his, and I’ve been in LA for seventeen years and never been in the same room with this living legend. I’m not sure how many opportunities there will be to see him present something great he was part of. Then there’s BONNIE & CLYDE with Warren Beatty appearing. I think Warren Beatty’s career is one of the most interesting in Hollywood, and BONNIE & CLYDE is such a defining part of his iconography.

But I have a feeling that if I have to choose, I’m going to buy a ticket for UNFORGIVEN presented by Clint Eastwood. I wish my dad could fly out to be here for that. He’s the one who raised me in awe of Eastwood, and I think it’s pretty clear to me that Eastwood really is my favorite screen icon. His work in westerns defines the genre for me, and UNFORGIVEN is sort of his perfect metafiction summary of all the work he’s ever done in the genre, all wrapped up into one film. It’s one of my favorite films of the ‘90s. Hell, scratch that. It’s one of my very favorite films. And I’d love to see him in this setting, celebrating that movie.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007, 07:16:24 AM »

Shame on them  :-X
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007, 09:54:06 PM »

Note: AB's comment refers to my post pointing out that the AFI has the release year for The Outlaw Josey Wales wrong. ;)
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007, 05:56:29 PM »

I read about this a few days ago. It's cool, but, man, all night?!?! Not sure if I could do that.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 06:33:41 AM »

Note: AB's comment refers to my post pointing out that the AFI has the release year for The Outlaw Josey Wales wrong. ;)

Interesting enough... when I saw The Outlaw Josey Wales during the AFI Clint Eastwood outdoor film festival in Wash DC a few months ago, I told the guy from AFI who was running the show that the brochure had the wrong release year for the movie. He was actually a pretty cool guy and we talked Clint movies for about 15 minutes or so.
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 07:04:54 AM »

I still want to see Unforgiven on the big screen!  :(
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 05:22:10 PM »

Interesting enough... when I saw The Outlaw Josey Wales during the AFI Clint Eastwood outdoor film festival in Wash DC a few months ago, I told the guy from AFI who was running the show that the brochure had the wrong release year for the movie. He was actually a pretty cool guy and we talked Clint movies for about 15 minutes or so.

Cool, but not cool enough to get an egregious error changed on the AFI site ... ;)
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2007, 08:04:48 AM »

Since Morgan Freeman's going to be there to introduce the great Shawshank Redemption, wouldn't it be sweet if he dropped in to say a few words on Unforgiven?

Wonder if him and Clint will be hanging out before/after the big events...
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 10:39:46 AM »

So far away..  :( I'd love to go to something like this.. Maybe I'll get my chance some day.  ;D
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