Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993), every inch a film director.
Anonymous asked: Do you know where the Lubitsch sign that hung in Billy Wilder's office is today? Or who to ask? Thanks.
Hmm. Since the only photo I’ve seen of this sign (drawn by Saul Bass!) seems to be modern and museum-like, I want to say it’s hanging in the lobby of the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in Westwood Village in southern California. That’s my guess. I wouldn’t know who to ask except the executor of his estate or his relatives.
Any readers know the whereabouts of the Lubitsch sign?
If you are talking about the “how would Lubitsch do it?” sign, it’s in the Deutsche Kinematek Museum für Film und Fernsehen in Berlin > http://www.deutsche-kinemathek.de/en
It’s my 2nd-favourite item in the permanent collection, number 1 being the vast array of Peter Lorre’s passports under different names/disguises from when he escaped Germany and subsequently moved to Hollywood. Also, Marlene Dietrich’s complete luggage set and the original backdrop art for Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. A fabulous film museum.
Cannes Film Festival 1983 - Special Jury Prize: Robert Bresson (L’Argent) and Andrei Tarkovsky (Nostalghia).
I have a videotape of the awards ceremony from the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, where a Special Jury Prize was jointly awarded to the then seventy-six-year-old Bresson for his last film, L’Argent, and to Andrei Tarkovksy, for Nostalghia. As Bresson, called up by Orson Welles, stepped on to the stage, a tumult broke out, a furious acoustic battle between those booing and those acclaiming him; the audience was asked for calm a number of times—only as Tarkovsky was invited on stage did the storm of protest abate.