Gary Owens Interview

Gary Owens performs in a skit at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards with Lilly Tomlin as Ernestine. Here is a very good interview from the Laugh-In DVD collection with Gary Owens. He talks about how he got his start in radio and then television. Gary also goes into depth about his animation voice work, meeting Walt Disney, as well as his connection to Mel Blanc. I remember … Continue reading Gary Owens Interview

Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Orson Welles (Audio)

More on photographer Bob Willoughby here.  In the late ’60s and early ’70s, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich had conducted extensive interviews with Welles, but a number of circumstances–including the director’s decision to compose an autobiography that he never got around to writing–kept the interviews out of the public eye. Finally edited and annotated by Jonathan Rosenbaum, these conversations give wonderful insights into Welles’s craft and personality. … Continue reading Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Orson Welles (Audio)

Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane article in International Photographer.

Article in International Photographer, the forerunner of International Cinematographer Magazine. International Photographer (Jan-Dec 1941) Deep Focus Raising Kane In a 1969 interview, cast and crew remember working with the mad genius Orson Welles on his groundbreaking first film. Republished from the DGA’s Action magazine (May-June, 1969)     Continue reading Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane article in International Photographer.

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Update:The new Orson Welles documentary MAGICIAN starts in Los Angeles and New York City on December 10th!  More info: http://cohenmedia.net/films/magician Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary – the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), … Continue reading Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Walt Before Mickey – Exclusive Trailer

From our friends over at DisneybyMark. Walt Before Mickey, is a big screen movie about the life of a simple man with a big dream: Walt Disney. Set in the early 1900′s, the film is based on the book Walt Before Mickey that chronicles Walt’s early years and his rise to success. This feature film is being produced by Armando Gutierrez (Henry & Me), Jeff Rice … Continue reading Walt Before Mickey – Exclusive Trailer

Robin Williams in Back to Neverland

Robin Williams, Walter Cronkite and Jerry Rees prepare for the opening scene. From JerryRees.com Go there for more great photos and information. I worked with Jerry Rees when I was at Walt Disney Imagineering. His is a very talented guy and is best known for the delightful Brave Little Toaster. He went to Cal Arts. Written & Directed by Jerry Rees Starring Robin Williams & Walter Cronkite This … Continue reading Robin Williams in Back to Neverland

Glen Keane’s “Duet” at Google I/O Conference 2014

Interesting that a technology company like Google is turning to hand drawn animation. A celebration of life through the hand-drawn line, Duet is the latest in a series of Google ATAP’s Spotlight Stories, interactive short films made exclusively for mobile devices. Animator Glen Keane unveiled a first look at his latest and most personal project to date, as part of a special ATAP (Advanced Technology and … Continue reading Glen Keane’s “Duet” at Google I/O Conference 2014

Shebang! with Casey Kasem on KTLA

Casey Kasem is best remembered as a radio personality and animation voice artist. But he also did television, including a KTLA show called Shebang! Produced by Dick Clark of American Bandstand, it was a music show like Shindig!, Hullabaloo, and Ready Steady Go!. Casey Kasem was inducted into to the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1985. The Doors make their first live … Continue reading Shebang! with Casey Kasem on KTLA

Jacques Tati’s ‘Playtime’ Restoration Trailer

Jacques Tati’s Playtime has been restored in 4K and will be coming out in Blu-ray. Here is the new trailer. The financial difficulties faced by Jacques Tati with his film “Playtime” released in 1967. Interviews with Tati and American film director David Lynch. Excerpt from the documentary “Once Upon A time … Mon Oncle” Original trailer from 1967. Monsieur Hulot has to contact an American … Continue reading Jacques Tati’s ‘Playtime’ Restoration Trailer

UFOTOG, a new film by Douglas Trumbull

I have always been a great admirer of Douglas Trumbull. Here is the press release about his newest project. SEATTLE, April 30, 2014 — Academy Award winner Douglas Trumbull, announced today his forward-looking ten-minute demonstration movie UFOTOG. Produced at TRUMBULL STUDIOS in western Massachusetts, the experimental sci-fi adventure written and directed by Trumbull in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second, demonstrates his new process called MAGI, which explores … Continue reading UFOTOG, a new film by Douglas Trumbull