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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Screening: March 2nd- Thief of Bagdad 1924

TONIGHT!

Thief of Bagdad

“The Thief of Bagdad” is a 1924 American swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks. Freely adapted from “One Thousand and One Nights”, it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Bagdad. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Thief of Bagdad

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924)
Saturday March 2nd, 2013 7:00pm
Animation Resources Screening Room
Pacoima, CA

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Fairbanks considered this to be his personal favorite of all of his films, according to his son. The film’s use of imaginative gymnastics fit the athletic star, his “catlike, seemingly effortless” movements were as much dance as gymnastics. Along with his earlier Robin Hood (1922), the film marked Fairbanks’s transformation from genial comedy to a career in “swashbuckling” roles. The movie, strong on special effects of the period (flying carpet, magic rope and fearsome monsters) and featuring massive Arabian-style sets, also proved to be a stepping stone for Anna May Wong, who portrayed a treacherous Mongol slave.

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We will be screening a newly restored high definition print which will be accompanied by a stunning score in 5:1 surround sound by Carl Davis. This very special event will be held at 7:00pm (please note the earlier time this month) Our screening room is located in Pacoima, CA. The Animation Creative League events are by invitation only. To request an invite, contact Taber Dunnipace at…

thecreativeleague@hotmail.com

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If you can bring refreshments, please do. Confirmations will go out well in advance of the screening. Space is limited. Please do not RSVP unless you plan to attend, and make sure you let us know if you can’t make it so we can offer your seat to another person. See you at the screening!

Thief of Bagdad



Thief of Bagdad

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Creative League Halloween Party Oct 20th: Mario Bava’s Black Sunday!

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Horror movies are often suspenseful, atmospheric, creepy or scary, but they aren’t usually truly horrific. Mario Bava’s “Black Sunday” (aka “Mask of Satan”) is the exception. It is all of the above, but most of all, it is genuinely horrifying.

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BLACK SUNDAY
Saturday October 20th, 2012 7:30pm
Animation Creative League Screening Room
Pacoima, CA

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Mario Bava and Barbara Steele on the set of “Black Sunday”.

“Black Sunday” was Bava’s first film, and today it is seen as the transition point between old school monster movies which depended on atmosphere and modern horror pictures which rely on shock. Considered extremely grusome upon original release, the film was banned in England and was censored in the US. It has gone on to become one of the most successful independent horror films of all time, making a star of the lead actress Barbara Steele, and launching Mario Bava’s career as a director.

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Black Sunday Mario Bava
Black Sunday Mario Bava
Black Sunday Mario Bava

Loosely based on Nikolai Gogol’s story “Vly”, “Black Sunday” tells the tale of a witch named Asa who is burned at the stake by her own brother, only to come back 200 years later to take revenge on her brother’s descendents. The film has spectacular cinematography inspired by the classic Universal horror pictures, and trick shots like a complete 360 degree pan and an uninterrupted cut where the camera flies through a window in a cow shed out through a graveyard to a spot where a body is rising from a grave.

Black Sunday Mario Bava
Black Sunday Mario Bava

The film has had a tremendous influence, not just on filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola and Tim Burton, but on legions of fans who caught the film on late night TV. There’s imagery in this film that once seen can never be forgotten. You’re in for a wonderful Halloween treat!

Black Sunday Mario Bava

We will be screening a newly restored hidef print of “Black Sunday”. This very special screening will be held at 7:30pm on August 18th, 2012. Our screening room is located in Pacoima, CA. The Animation Creative League meetings are by invitation only. To request an invite, contact Taber Dunnipace at…

thecreativeleague@hotmail.com

If you can bring refreshments, please do. Confirmations will go out well in advance of the screening. Space is limited. Make sure you let us know if you can’t make it so we can offer your seat to another person. See you at the screening!

Black Sunday Mario Bava

To see what a genius Mario Bava was with lighting and cinematography, compare the way the scene looked in the film above with a production still on the set below. Wow!

Black Sunday Mario Bava

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Black Sunday Mario Bava

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Creative League: Will Eisner Screening Aug 18th

Creative League Will Eisner Screening

Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist is the definitive documentary on the life and art of the godfather of the American comic book. This award-winning full-length feature film (which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and screened in over 25 film festivals worldwide) tells the story of arguably the most influential creator in comics, Will Eisner, who as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and visual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to the rise of graphic novels in recent years.

Creative League Will Eisner Screening

WILL EISNER: PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTIST
August 18th, 2012 7:30pm
Animation Creative League Screening Room
Pacoima, CA

Creative League Will Eisner Screening

This very special screening will be held at 7:30pm on August 18th, 2012. Our screening room is located in Pacoima, CA. The Animation Creative League meetings are by invitation only. To request an invite, contact Taber Dunnipace at…

thecreativeleague@hotmail.com

Creative League Will Eisner Screening

During his sixty-year-plus career, Eisner introduced the now-traditional mode of comic book production; championed mature, sophisticated storytelling (especially through his unforgettable creation “The Spirit” and subsequent books); advocated using comics in education; pioneered the now-popular “graphic novel,” and became an inspiration for generations of artists.

Creative League Will Eisner

The movie includes interviews with Eisner and many of the foremost creative talents in America, including Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman (who also narrates the movie), Frank Miller, Stan Lee, Gil Kane, and many others.

Creative League Will Eisner Screening

If you can bring refreshments, please do. Confirmations will go out well in advance of the screening. Space is limited. Make sure you let us know if you can’t make it so we can offer your seat to another person. See you at the screening!

Creative League Will Eisner Screening

Creative League Will Eisner Screening


View Teaser on YouTube

Creative League Will Eisner Screening

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Creative League Will Eisner Screening