Academy’s December Programs Connect Designers And Directors, Hollywood And Berlin.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rounds out the year with new screenings in the series The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume Collaborations, in conjunction with the landmark Hollywood Costume exhibition now on view, and introduces A New Career in a New Town: Weimar Directors in Berlin and Hollywood, a screening series of early German cinema paired with equally classic Hollywood films.
The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume Collaborations
The Academy spotlights three partnerships from Hollywood’s Golden Age in The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume Collaborations during the month of December. Beginning with Clare West, one of the earliest Hollywood costume designers, and her collaborations with director Cecil B. DeMille on “The Golden Bed” and “Male and Female,” the series goes on to examine the work of Milo Anderson and Michael Curtiz on “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and “Mildred Pierce,” and two of the many collaborations between eight-time Oscar®-winner Edith Head and Alfred Hitchcock, “Notorious” and “Vertigo.”
A New Career in a New Town: Weimar Directors in Berlin and Hollywood
In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s, a partnership between the Academy and LACMA, this new screening series focuses on the early films of German filmmakers F.W. Murnau, Max Ophüls and Ernst Lubitsch. The double-feature presentations juxtapose the directors’ films from the 1920s and ’30s with those they made after they emigrated to America.
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