John Landis’ ‘Animal House’

November 1, 2009

My father, the late actor/director Ray Danton, was a gifted man. He was handsome, had a baritone voice, stood over six feet and weighed a chiseled 190 pounds in his prime. […]

Follow the Blu-ray Way: Restored, Hi-Rez ‘Oz’ Is a Horse of a Different Color

November 1, 2009

The Wizard of Oz re-released on home video? Again? That’s a question that’s going to be asked a lot as the studios finally dip into their libraries to release evergreen films, ingrained in our cultural consciousness, in the Blu-ray format. And nothing is quite as ingrained as The Wizard of Oz, one of the most watched and beloved films of all time. […]

Still Loving ‘Lucy’

November 1, 2009

From the CineMontage archives, a 2009 interview with the award-winning editor, Dann Cahn, about the beginnings of the I Love Lucy show and the ground-breaking editorial requirements for the three-camera production. […]

Frankly, Selznick Did Give a Damn

November 1, 2009

Why David O. Selznick feared a tombstone epitaph as the man who made Gone with the Wind (1939) is mysterious. This film was his Tara as much as it was Miss Scarlett’s. […]

Fixing Television, One Show at a Time

November 1, 2009

To hear Stuart Bass, ACE, talk about television editing, one might think he has an insouciant attitude towards his craft. “Editing comedy is a specific talent…it’s just difficult to say what that talent is,” he says glibly. […]

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