Just Imagine (1930) Detection Americas greets first sci-fi blockbuster musicals

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The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque will screen Just Imagine (1930), arguably the first major science fiction film of Hollywood, the day 19 on Sunday, August in the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Although Just Imagine was inspired by the reports, the incident “Metropolis” (1927), this rarely seen film is a fascinating musical comedy in the future, then unimaginably distant, 1980, starring future personal aircraft and rockets Mars Maureen O’Sullivan, El Brendel set, John Garrick, and exotic Joyzelle. The program, which is sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, films exploring the place in the beginning of Futurism in American films and honor. Legendary Oscar? Winning production designer Stephen Goosson Movies for their significant contributions to this highly influential film design

Just Imagine, a film very expensive, as only moderate success in its time and almost forgotten. Today there is such a thing as a lost film and almost impossible to see on the big screen. While the beautiful Art Deco games, miniatures and huge projection remarkable effects or surprise, says production designer John Muto, founder of ADG film series, music, history and love of comedy derived Vaudeville looked very dated and needs as musical films exploded in the 1930s. I suspect this may explain why the film was out of sight. Our audience discover a very amazing movie!


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Today, most of the films in the future represent a dark dystopian world, even apocalyptic. The vision of the future of Just Imagine is a beautiful utopia, playful. The ban can be a nuisance in 1980, but still attract a hero! His girlfriend, leading an expedition to Mars, where he discovers a planet of a showgirl in chrome excluded sarong

is unforgettable art direction in Just Imagine with any rule, Muto said. The heart of the film, a miniature of a future great city of New York, filled an aircraft hanger Arcadia, takes more than 200 artisans to build more than five months and a cost of $ 250,000 in 1930 dollars! Besides the many classic Art Deco setting, the film is an extraordinary laboratory are the first to have electric wire weaving Kenneth team announced later Frankenstein films. The rocket fantastic film was created seal spacecraft become Flash Gordon of the most successful franchises of all time. Since only imagine, so I had a unique and unconventional for its time, was a remarkable tribute to Mr. Goosson when he was recognized with a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction in 1930.


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feature a series of clips that the influence of anything in such films as The Fifth Element (1997), Blade Runner (1982), Minority Report (2002), Things to Come (1936) Imagine, Logan Run (1976) , is Brazil (1985), Soylent Green executed (1973) and Couch (1973).


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Q & A, moderated by Muto, who is Nicholas Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School USCS feature. Imperialism and Popular Cinema and the next morning Project: sacrifice is planning books Empire. Science Fiction Film and Popular

Production Designer of Just Imagine

Goosson, Stephen (1889 1973) was supervisor of Columbia Pictures, art director of 25 years. A talented artist, he is responsible for the appearance of some of the most memorable films in the history of Hollywood. Goosson pioneers worked for several films including Lewis J. Selznick Productions, Mary Pickford, Frank Lloyd, DeMille Pictures and Fox before being hired by Columbia. Nominated for five Academy Awards? Goosson won for its magnificent Shangri-La series of Lost Horizon Frank Capra (1937). A brief selection of his other memorable movie themes could The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Gilda (1946), The Little Foxes belong (1941), Meet John Doe (1941), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and did One Night (1934).

2012 Guild Announces 75th Anniversary, we must honor this visually stunning film, as our way of remembering some of our best craftsmen and artists as Stephen industry Goosson elected, said Tom Walsh, president of ADG. The atmosphere is very informal and the hearing screening of movie enthusiasts, students and colleagues in the movie industry to bring his love of film to the Q & A,. An environment for some lively discussions and fun

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Representing the ADG are Zunftmeister Walsh and Muto Film Society founder. Working with them are the American Film Archives D├ęglise and Gwen Grant Moninger. General admission is $ 11. American Cinematheque members: $ 7. Ninth $ : students / seniors with valid ID All shows start at 17.30 clock 24-hour information is (3456) at 323-466-FILM. In pictures: Just Imagine photos. For ticket information: American Cinematheque / Just Imagine tickets

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About the Art Directors Guild: The Art Directors Guild’s (IATSE Local 800), about 2,000 members working in the United States, Canada and the rest of the world in film, television and theater designers production, art directors, and Assistant Art, Scenic, Title and graphic artist, illustrators and matte artists and set designers and modelers. Founded in 1937, including the ongoing one ADG Film Society, an annual Awards Banquet, a creative community / technology (5D: The Future of Immersive Design) and Membership Directory, a bi-monthly magazine (Perspective) and extensive technical training, creative workshops and craft and art exhibitions. Online Guilds and / Website Resource:
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About American Cinematheque: Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the moving image in all its forms. At the Egyptian Theatre, the Cinematheque presents daily film and video programming, from the classics of American and international cinema reaches new independent films and digital work. Exhibition of rare works, special and rare prints, etc., with fascinating post-screening discussions with the filmmakers who created the work combines Cinematheque tradition that audience are to keep each theater experience once in their life. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (December 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theater in the first film Sid Grauman Grand Palace located on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully in his 1922 return in glory. The Egyptian was the home of the first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded programming the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. For more information about American Cinematheque, visit the website: American Cinematheque. . Follow the American Cinematheque on Twitter (@ sidgrauman) and Facebook (Egyptian Theatre, Aero Theatre)

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