News/Blog: Monthly Archives: December 2015

'Olive Team Picks: Favorite Olive Films Titles of 2015'

As 2015 comes to a close, so does another year’s catalog of classic Hollywood, independent, and foreign gems. We asked Olive Films staff to tell us about their favorite Olive Films titles of the year.   Maria: Extremities (1986) Director: Robert M. Young Starring: Diana Scarwid, Farrah Fawcett, James Russo, Alfre Woodward Farrah Fawcett being hounded by … Continue reading Olive Team Picks: Favorite Olive Films Titles of 2015

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December 30, 2015

'January 2016 Releases'

With holiday shopping winding down, it’s time to get excited for the Olive Films titles that will be released January 19, 2016. We have some really great films for you from all different genres and eras, many of which have never been released for home media until now. They are all available to pre-order now. … Continue reading January 2016 Releases

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December 28, 2015

'Roar stampedes onto iTunes'

We are thrilled to announce that Roar will be available on iTunes beginning January 5, 2016. Produced over the course of ten years, Roar is an audacious cinematic experiment: a thriller showcasing the majesty and ferocity of African lions, filmed on location amidst dozens of actual untrained cats. Photographed by Jan De Bont (d.p. of Die Hard and director … Continue reading Roar stampedes onto iTunes

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December 23, 2015

'Pause It: Beach Blanket Bingo'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? In the lighthearted teen comedy Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), director William Asher makes perfect use of anamorphic aspect ratio. Notice how actress Annette Funicello, hoisted up by co-star Frankie Avalon, is horizontally positioned. By framing her literally from head to toe, the resulting shot is made even more … Continue reading Pause It: Beach Blanket Bingo

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'Pause It: Baby It’s You'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? Jill Rosen (Rosanna Arquette), a young woman at a school assembly, peers out at us from the center of a crowd. Dressed plainly in a 1960s style plaid outfit, she draws our focus immediately to her eyes and her thoughts. How is this striking effect achieved? Arquette’s expression … Continue reading Pause It: Baby It’s You

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December 16, 2015

'Pause It: The Deadly Bees'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? Bees! In this shot from The Deadly Bees (1966) director Freddie Francis made use of special effects to simulate the attacking swarm. Employing techniques similar to those in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds(1963), Francis superimposed footage of swarming bees over footage of his unscathed actors. To heighten the “Hives … Continue reading Pause It: The Deadly Bees

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'Happy 100th Birthday to Frank Sinatra'

“May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.” -Frank Sinatra During the filming of Young at Heart (1954), Frank Sinatra planned a surprise Birthday party for Ethel Barrymore that touched her deeply. This December 12, we’d like to take the turn to celebrate what would have been Frank’s … Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday to Frank Sinatra

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December 12, 2015

'Holiday Gift Guide'

Are you looking for the perfect gift for that film buff in your life who seems to already have everything? Here are some unique gift ideas from Olive Films that are sure to thrill any cinephile.   THE BELLS OF ST. MARY’S: (Blu-ray, DVD) Witty, heartwarming, and one of the most beloved classics of all … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide

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December 8, 2015

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