News/Blog: Monthly Archives: March 2016

'PAUSE IT: Deadly Prey'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? What is the difference between a good movie and a bad movie, between a guilty and a genuine pleasure? In David A. Prior’s Deadly Prey we might ask ourselves just this. What is taste? What makes low-brow popcorn flicks so fun? For better or for (entertaining) worse, we … Continue reading PAUSE IT: Deadly Prey

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March 30, 2016

'Pause It: Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? Four shots from Samuel Fuller’s Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street help to exemplify the director’s cinematic philosophy: “Film is like a battleground: love, hate, action, death … In one word, emotion.” Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1972) Director: Samuel Fuller Cinematography: Jerzy Lipman Cast: Glenn Corbett, Christa … Continue reading Pause It: Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street

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March 23, 2016

'Pause It: The Trip'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? In the opening shot from from Roger Corman’s The Trip (1967) two lovers appear to walk on water in the center of the frame. It is a surreal image to say the least. Immediately, it commands the viewer’s attention as we suspend our disbelief. An open shot … Continue reading Pause It: The Trip

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March 16, 2016

'Beware the Ides of March! And stay in with a movie instead'

Here are some films that feature betrayal so treacherous and intrigue so intriguing that they rival the assassination of Caesar!   BLACK CAESAR The brutal assault at the hands of a racist cop will inform the life of Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson, Hammer), who will grow up to become the reigning head of Harlem’s black … Continue reading Beware the Ides of March! And stay in with a movie instead

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March 15, 2016

'Take a Tour of Irish Film for St. Patrick’s Day with Olive Films'

    Can’t make it to Ireland this year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do the next best thing and tour Ireland through film. At Olive Films, we’re very proud of our catalogue of films from, filmed in, and inspired by Ireland. Take a look at some of our favorites!   THE QUIET MAN Let’s … Continue reading Take a Tour of Irish Film for St. Patrick’s Day with Olive Films

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March 10, 2016

'Pause It: Impromptu'

  PAUSE IT: What do you see? In this scene from director James Lapine’s Impromptu (1991), actors Emma Thompson and Anton Rodgers sit up in bed clearly having had a recent marital tiff. At first, the mood between the two characters strikes us as perhaps uncomfortable or even adversarial. Yet, we soon realize that the … Continue reading Pause It: Impromptu

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March 9, 2016

'Olive Films Announces May 2016 Titles'

Spring is almost here, and Olive Films is celebrating by announcing a great slate of titles that will be available May 24, 2016. We’ve got some old favorites on the way just for you, with classic actors like George Sanders, Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, John Wayne, and Sophia Loren. We’ll also be releasing some fun … Continue reading Olive Films Announces May 2016 Titles

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March 8, 2016

'Olive Films Celebrates Women’s History Month'

Olive Films is proud to highlight 24 outstanding female-directed and feminist films found within our catalogue in celebration of National Women’s History Month. Join the discussion as we look at the many contributions women and their stories have made to the art of motion pictures. Despite their often limited exposure and notoriety, women have a long and … Continue reading Olive Films Celebrates Women’s History Month

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March 3, 2016

'Pause It: La belle captive'

    PAUSE IT: What do you see? A Frame within a frame. Formalist director Alain Robbe-Grillet, a leading voice of the Nouveau Roman (new novel) movement of the late 1950s and early 1960s, paints a pretty picture. A painting rests on an easel overlooking a shoreline. But where are we exactly? From the sights … Continue reading Pause It: La belle captive

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March 2, 2016

'Olive Films May 2016 Crossword'

Spring is almost here, and so is a new Olive announcement! Get an insider sneak peek on our May 2016 titles with this Olive Films Crossword. Put your film knowledge to the test! This crossword is themed around classic actors and film news, but focuses on our May releases. Clues about films that we’ll be releasing … Continue reading Olive Films May 2016 Crossword

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