I used Random.org to choose the winners of the Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein double feature.
I need you all to email me before tomorrow at classicforeverblogger(AT)yahoo(DOT)com with your name, address, and theatre preference. I'll pass this info on to Fathom Events and they will mail you your tickets!
Thank you to everyone for participating! And thanks again to Fathom for allowing me to host this giveaway! :-D
Just in time for Halloween, NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies
and Universal will present a Halloween Double Feature in movie theaters
nationwide on Wednesday, October 24th in celebration of Universal’s
100th Anniversary. Don’t miss seeing Boris Karloff on the big screen as
the original “Frankenstein” (1931) followed by Karloff and Elsa
Lanchester in “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935).
The event will begin with TCM Host Robert Osborne as he treats
audiences to exclusive interviews conducted at this year’s TCM Classic
Film Festival. Joining him will be Karloff’s daughter, Sara Karloff
along with Bela Lugosi, Jr. the son of the classic Dracula star
and Academy Award® winning make-up artist, Rick Baker. All three will
talk about classic horror movies, how legendary icons like Boris Karloff
and Bela Lugosi helped define the genre and how today’s horror films
measure up to the classics.
To enter to win, just drop me a comment or send me an email at classicforeverblogger(AT)yahoo(DOT)com before Thursday the 18th!
I went to see Lawrence of Arabia last night [errr, last Thursday night. I may or may not have forgotten to publish this] (full disclosure: I was give free passes by Fathom Events).
IT WAS SO MUCH THAT I CAN'T EVEN.
I had never seen Lawrence
all the way through before (somehow I had managed to see random different
chunks of it), so I was quite excited. I brought my mum along…because she had
never seen it. I had been told by more than one person that if there was one
film that MUST be viewed in theatres – it was Lawrence of Arabia.
And, um, yes.
Reasons Lawrence of Arabia must be viewed in theatres:
1) Close-ups of Peter O’Toole’s face that are 15ft tall.
2) It’s the only way to truly experience the magical properties
of Omar Sharif’s tears (more powerful than unicorn blood mixed with fairy dust).
Honestly, the #1 lesson to be learned from Lawrence of Arabia is never go into the desert. Ever. ever. ever. ever. (Okay, the #1 lesson is actually Bros Before Killing Turks...but more on that later.)
But, even though that is the important lesson to be learned, the desert still calls to you. It's so stinkin' beautiful you literally want to go get lost in the desert. WHY ARE YOU MESSING WITH OUR MINDS, ALL-POWERFUL DAVID LEAN?!
Honestly, it's one of those film films -- I mean, it has brilliant writing and acting and such, but the film itself is just an experience. And, obviously, I'm not the first person to say this about Lawrence of Arabia. I actually really don't have anything new to say about Lawrence. Except that it was awesome.
And honestly, it reminded me of how much I love Omar Sharif. When that man cries-- IT HURTS ME.
I mean, Peter O'Toole is one of the greatest actors ever (and one of my all-time favorites) and his performance is beyond words and his scenes of pain or confusion are beautifully done. The entire audience feels the pain and empathizes. But even his tears are nothing close to Omar Sharif's.
Oh my gosh. I just wanted to break down and cry every time.
BROS BEFORE KILLING TURKS, LAWRENCE. WHY DID YOU FORGET THIS!?
Anyway, I quite enjoyed the film and the experience of seeing it with my mother. She was convinced that all the Turks were Germans ("they look like Germans") and about three minutes into the movie she made the grand discovery that "Wow, Peter O'Toole is a great actor" -- but that just makes it all more fun! ;-D
In conclusion of this horribly disjointed post, I must describe my entrance into the theatre to see the movie.
I walked in. The theatre was completely dark. The screen was completely black. There was a single old man sitting in the center of the room. This was playing:
It was kinda awesome.
And, really, go see this film...in theatres. Or sit really close to your TV with the speakers on full blast.