Crying in Color

4/3/05 to 4/16/05

  • Scaramouche|April 3

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  • Some Came Running

    • Saturday, April 16 7:00pm

    Introduced by Russell Merritt. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Shirley MacLaine in Vincente Minnelli's melodrama of a dissolute writer returned from war to the drab small town of his youth. The bravura finale turns an actual Midwestern town into a CinemaScope hallucination.

  • Moulin Rouge

    • Saturday, April 9 7:00pm

    Introduced by Russell Merritt. John Huston brought Jose Ferrer to his knees for this lavish Toulouse-Lautrec biopic, a classic of the suffering-artist genre. The film's vision of Lautrec's Montmartre took Technicolor in a newly nuanced direction.

  • Crying in Color: How Hollywood Coped When Technicolor Died

    • Sunday, April 3 4:30pm

    Illustrated Lecture by Russell Merritt. Merritt's colorful talk illuminates the evolution of '50s aesthetics. Followed at 5:40 by a screening of French Revolution melodrama Scaramouche, in which even bloodstains become decorator accents.