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CELEBRATING “IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD” ON ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kramer’s It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Digital Bits is pleased to present this chronological list of the epic comedy’s original North American roadshow engagements, which is meant to provide some nostalgia for those who experienced these presentations when they were new and to honor the movie palaces in which the memorable screenings took place. [Read on here...]
Earlier this year, The Digital Bits celebrated the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi with this retrospective article. Now, we continue our anniversary coverage of Jedi, the concluding chapter of George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy, with this Q&A with author J.W. Rinzler regarding his new book, The Making of Return of the Jedi, which is due out this week from Del Rey/LucasBooks. [Read on here…]
“The Modern Miracle You See Without Glasses!”
The Digital Bits is pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 60th anniversary of the release of The Robe, the first motion picture produced in CinemaScope.
In addition to a detailed history of the film’s original theatrical release, the article features a roundtable interview with three authorities on widescreen history.
THE ORIGINAL ENGAGEMENTS OF “THE ROBE”
Presented here is a chronological listing of the original first-run theatrical engagements of The Robe for the major and selected secondary markets in the United States and Canada. The number of weeks the film played has been provided for some of the entries. [Read on here...]
“It’s designed primarily for fun, to be entertaining, a warm movie about what it’s like to be a teenager. But it’s also about the end of a political era, a sociological era and a rock era.” — George Lucas
The Digital Bits is pleased to present this retrospective article to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of American Graffiti, George Lucas’s classic 1973 film that nostalgically asked, “Where were you in ’62?”
This article features a chronological list of the movie’s original theatrical engagements in the major cities of North America, plus a collection of historical information and quotes from critics. The article is also an attempt to clarify some misconceptions about the movie’s distribution and box-office performance. [...]
The Digital Bits is pleased to present this retrospective article to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of Die Hard, the action-adventure classic that turned Bruce Willis into a superstar, catapulted John McTiernan to the A-list of movie directors, and created a new standard for the modern action movie. The article features an interview with action movie authority Eric Lichtenfeld plus a collection of historical data.