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Stanley Donen at the HFA

October 10, 2009

I caught the Stanley Donen appearance at the HFA‘s screening of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) on Friday night. The film represents MGM’s first foray into CinemaScope, which produced a picture about twice as wide as the then current standard Academy format. Donen used every inch of it by the way, seven brides + […]

Movies

Not The Dueling Cavalier: Stanley Donen at the Harvard Film Archive

October 2, 2009

This month the Harvard Film Archive presents a series of films drawn from the career of Stanley Donen. Donen’s pictures can be conveniently divided into two sections: the iconic musicals of the 1950s, like On the Town (screens Oct.2), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Oct.9), and Singing in the Rain (Oct.2), and those films made […]