Jack, a has-been actor, is called by director Kruger to dub a film in Rome. There, he is torn between the angelic beauty of Veronica and the charms of Carlotta, a former girlfriend. Ten years on, Douglas and Minnelli are again depicting the world of movie-making. –Locarno Film Festival
Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was a Hollywood director and stage director. His skilled integration of story, music, lighting, and design elements in a film made him the most critically respected crafter of American film musicals. With first wife Judy Garland, he was the father of Liza Minnelli.
Born Lester Anthony Minnelli in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Minnelli was the youngest surviving child of Mina Mary LaLouette Le Beau and Vincent Charles Minnelli. His father was musical conductor of Minnelli Brothers’ Tent Theater. Minnelli’s Chicago-born mother was of French Canadian descent and his paternal grandfather was from Sicily.
With his background in theatre, Minnelli was known as an auteur who always brought his stage experience to his films. The first movie that he directed, Cabin in the Sky (1943), was visibly influenced by the theater. Shortly after that, he directed Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), during which he befriended the film’s star… read more
The comprehensive retrospective runs through May 31.
Two jaw-dropping scenes from director Vincente Minnelli: the ball in Madam Bovary and the drunken car ride in Two Weeks in Another Town.
A publicity still of Kirk Douglas from the orgy / party sequence in Vincente Minnelli’s mangled masterpiece, Two Weeks in Another Town.
BAMcinématek and the Locarno Film Festival take that word “Complete” seriously. The retrospective runs through November 2.
A new issue of Bright Lights Film Journal boasting six book reviews and the publication on March 15 of J Hoberman's An Army of Phantoms: American