söndag 13 april 2014

(Video) Anna Kendrick at TCM Classic Film Festival: "The Women" Screening - April 12

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TurnerClassicMovies  TCM's Ben Mankiewicz interviews Academy Award-nominated actress and singer Anna Kendrick, introducing The Women (1939), starring Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford, at the El Capitan Theatre, in Hollywood Saturday.

Prior to the start of the film, Ben Mankiewicz led a Q&A with actress and Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air) whose love for the film mirrored that of the audience. She was first exposed to the film when she was 12 years old during her run in High Society on Broadway (a part she received a Tony nominee for) by her co-stars.

Her reaction to the film? She was “so in love with it…[she] wanted to be these women.” Her favorite of the women is Sylvia (played by Rosalind Russell) whom she called “the greatest character of all time.” And she even vowed that one day she would finally be able to reenact a certain move by Russell during the film—the moment that she slides a chair forward to sit using only her foot—in one of her films.
But perhaps the most interesting question of the evening concerned not just the recent remake of the film, but those films that have tried to redo the fast-pace dialogue and snappy wit of films from the 1930s and 40s. In considering this, Kendrick said that today some people with “noble intentions have tried to make these movies..I wish it worked.” I think no one can dispute that this particular film became a classic because it was (and still is) a zenith of such style of filmmaking and features talent at the top of their game, both in front of and behind the camera. More

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