The legendary Players club for the arts in New York City is the favorite hang out of Cinema Retro scribes. Thus, we were delighted to see Mike Myers and Kevin Kline's very funny promotional short for AMPAS in which Myers creates another memorable character who forces Kline to take a course in Oscar etiquette when it is reported that he is mishandling the Best Supporting Actor award he won in 1989 for A Fish Called Wanda. The lush atmosphere of The Players is given ample display- and we can't wait to get there for the next cocktail party! Click here to view
The classic original version of The Italian Job was among many films shot at legendary Twickenham Studios.
Movie fans worldwide are mourning the closing of Britain's legendary Twickenham movie studios which has hosted acclaimed film productions that include the original versions of Alfie and The Italian Job, as well as A Hard Day's Night, Blade Runner and the recent War Horse. Tragically, the studio will close just before celebrating its centenary. The administration claims insurmountable debts. The studios are already in bankruptcy protection and will shuttered by June.Twickenham was not able to compete with the state-of-the-art facilities at nearby Pinewood Studios. For more click here
Leslie Nielsen and Raquel Welch in The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.
The Academy Awards have often been prominently featured in major movies from A Star is Born to The Bodyguard. Empire magazine takes a look back at films in which the coveted award plays a significant plot point. Most bizarre, however, the writers failed to name one of the most famous films to feature the Oscar....maybe because the title of the movie didn't give enough of a clue as to what it's about. It's called The Oscar (1966)!