3D Rarities to Leap from Academy Screen
Beverly Hills, CA (August 18, 2010) — Some of the earliest examples of three-dimensional motion pictures will be presented at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “3D Rarities: From 1900 and Beyond” on Tuesday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The evening will be hosted by internationally recognized film historian Serge Bromberg.
It’s a common motion picture legend that the Lumière brothers’ early film “Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat” (1896) had audiences fleeing from their chairs as the train approached the station, threatening to run directly off the screen into the auditorium. However, few know that the Lumière brothers reshot the arrival of a train in 3D and organized a technically improved screening of that footage and other 3D shorts in 1935.
Bromberg, who is based in Paris, will present a look back at the origins of 3D, including the first efforts by the Lumière brothers and other rarities from Georges Méliès, Norman McLaren, Charley Bowers and the Disney Studios, in the 3D edition of his “Retour de Flamme (Saved from the Flames)” show. These periodic presentations highlight archival rediscoveries and feature his own commentary and live piano accompaniment.
Tickets for “3D Rarities: From 1900 and Beyond” are on sale now. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the program when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.
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Tarrah Lee Curtis