Views On Film:
24 FRAMES - WITH STEVE VERTLIEB
THE GULL COTTAGE TV NETWORK DEBUTS FALL 2016 ...
... And over the next few months the hosts of our first slate of online shows (dedicated to cinema fashion, novels to film, film music, 80s Cinema and more) will be introduced via regular written columns here at the GullCottage online magazine. Our dear friend - film historian Steve Vertlieb (subject of our documentary feature THE MAN WHO "SAVED" THE MOVIES), kicks things off with his new column 24 FRAMES.
Steve Vertlieb with legendary dir. Frank Capra
A former on-air TV reviewer of film as well as magazine publisher, Steve Vertlieb's learned, literate and much published dissertations on cinema over the last near half-century have made him a much sought after consultant on numerous projects, including an appearance in the 2006 award winning documentary KREATING KARLOFF, and as consultant on TCM's 75th Anniversary Restoration of Merian C. Cooper's original KING KONG. Widely considered one of the nation's foremost experts on the legendary "Great Ape", his numerous articles on the subject (including that in the still definitive volume THE GIRL IN THE HAIRY PAW) is referenced to this day by film makers, teachers and cinema students alike.
As an archivist, Mr. Vertlieb's collection of rare movie memorabilia, letters and more is to such an unparalleled degree, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences at one time opened a dialog in the hopes of using parts of it for a planned film history annex.
His status as a film historian, love of the medium, and voluminous output as a journalist / author has engendered immense respect within the film community and produced a lifetime of personal & professional relationships with names as varied and famous as RAY BRADBURY, RAY HARRYHAUSEN, VERONICA CARLSON, LEE HOLDRIDGE, BILLY WILDER, DAVID AMRAM and more.
Divided into three departments - "Reviews", "33 1/3rd: The Art & Craft of the Film Score" and "Vertlieb Considers" (editorial commentary on classic and contemporary cinema) It is the honor of the GullCottage / Sandlot to welcome Steve Vertlieb's 24 FRAMES as an integral addition to our online film magazine and ever growing cinema reference and research library.
THE MOUSE HOUSE RETURNS TO LEGENDARY GLORY WITH IT'S
SUMPTUOUS NEW TAKE ON A CLASSIC VILLAINESS
(Walt Disney / Roth Films)
GullCottage rating (***** on a scale of 1 - 5)
Dir. by - Robert Stromberg
Written by - Linda Woolverton
Based On "LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT"
by Charles Perrault, and
"LITTLE BRIAR ROSE" by The
Prod. by - Joe Roth
Exec. Prods. - Sarah Bradshaw, Don Hahn, Angelina Jolie
Dir. Of Photography - Dean Semler
Edited by - Chris Lebenzon, Richard Pearson
Production Design by - Dylan Cole, Gary Freeman
Costume Design by - Anna B. Sheppard
Music - James Newton Howard
Running Time: 97 mins.
Angelina Jolie (Maleficent), Elle Fanning (Aurora), Sharlto Copely (Stefan), Leslie Manville (Flittle), Imelda Staunton (Knotgrass), Juno Temple (Thistlewit), Sam Riley (Diaval), Brenton Thwaites (Prince Phillip), Kenneth Cranham (King Henry), Hannah New (Princess Leila), Isobelle Molloy (Young Maleficent), Michael Higgins
(Young Stefan), Ella Purnell (Teen Maleficent), Janet McTeer (Narrator)
MALEFICENT (official trailer #3)