THE NINTH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
Here's another installment in the months long sporadic project to document the history of the Telluride Film Festival. The focus today is on the 9th fest that occurred from Sept. 3-6, 1982.
Boseman and Lena
Burden of Dreams
City of Lovers
Fire on the Water
The Great Moment
The Grey Fox
Marigolds in August
Mules of Smiles, Years of Struggles
Money and the Woman
My Life to Live
Night of the Shooting Stars
The Palm Beach Story
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
Say Amen, Somebody
The Thirteenth Chair
Victor Sjostrom: A Film Portrait
We of the Never Never
YOUR REMINDER ABOUT TELLURIDE AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE
I couldn't help but notice a tweet from Peter Howell, film critic for The Toronto Star and President of the Toronto Film Critics Association, this week.
Peter and I have exchanged messages over the past few years regarding both Telluride and Toronto's film fests. He's been very kind to me as I have worked on this blog. Anyway...
He tweeted a chart from Vanity Fair that graphically underscores fall film fest premiere relationships and Best Picture Oscar winners.
Here's a screen grab of that tweet:
Sorry about the size here, but it gives you a better look at the graph which really does highlight what has happened in terms of Telluride and the Best Picture Oscar.
Of course, I would add that although The Artist (2011), Birdman (2014) and Spotlight (2015) didn't "premiere" as T-ride...they did screen there. In the case of both Birdman and Spotlight, they screened within hours of dropping at Venice. This year The Shape of Water joined their company.
THE CONTINUATION OF CANNES GUESSES
Ioncinema opened up its Cannes speculation this week with a post that focused on films from North and South America that could make the grade when Thierry Fremaux announces the lineup on April 12th. Ioncinema says they'll continue next week with looks at other films from around the planet that they think might get in.
Among the North and South American possibilities are these that have the pedigree to suggest a Telluride crossover:
Terrence Malick's Radegund
Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk
Tony Zierra's SK13
Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind
Alfonso Cuaron's Roma
Sebastian Lelio's English language version of Gloria
That's the MTFB for Thursday. I'll have more on Monday. Have a great weekend.
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