Had another interesting and enjoyable day at the 2017 Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival.
Today’s films were:
This Is Cinerama (1952)
The TCM folks worked with the Cinerama Dome folks in Hollywood (now owned and operated by ArcLight Cinemas) to screen two films in the dome-shaped theater–It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (the first theatrical release created in the format), and This Is Cinerama (a travelogue-style film that shows off the format).
Film historian and author Leonard Maltin was on hand to introduce this film and the format.
I loved seeing the Dome. And I loved seeing the film. Really a unique and wonderful experience.
The Jerk (1979)
Director Carl Reiner was there to introduce this film that launched Steve Martin’s movie career.
King of Hearts (1966)
This French anti-war comedy film directed by Philippe de Broca was a thought-provoking delight. Actress Geneviève Bujold was there to introduce the film and she looked luminous and lovely.
Top Secret! (1984)
I love, love, love this crazy comedy. Directors David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker were there to introduce the film.
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Dirty and somewhat uneven, but when it delivers, it’s hilarious. Edgar Wright was there to interview director John Landis and the creative team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker.