News/Blog: Monthly Archives: August 2017

'August 2017 New Releases: Best Deals'

August is a great month to be an Olive Films fan! From favorites like Ang Lee’s romantic tale with a twist, The Wedding Banquet, and Larry Cohen’s blaxploitation hit Hell Up in Harlem to classics like Orson Welles’s The Stranger and TV’s Flipper, we’ve got a little bit of everything to meet your late summer needs. You may … Continue reading August 2017 New Releases: Best Deals

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August 29, 2017

'Color Palette: Assault on a Queen'

  Our August theme of the month, High Seas, continues with Assault on a Queen (1966). This still from Assault on a Queen (1966) sets up a frame so typical of film noir that we almost expect it to be in milky black and white. Instead of shades of grey, we get a full range of … Continue reading Color Palette: Assault on a Queen

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August 25, 2017

'Memories of Jerry Lewis'

“Going unnoticed has never been my strong suit.” — Jerry Lewis, 1926-2017 Since the news first broke of Jerry Lewis’s passing, many have taken the time to look back on the life and career of a man who for over sixty years was a giant of film, television, radio, and stage. Olive Films joins the … Continue reading Memories of Jerry Lewis

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August 23, 2017

'Pause It: Wake of the Red Witch'

Our August theme of the month, High Seas, continues with our film of the month, Wake of the Red Witch (1948). PAUSE IT: What do you see? Page one, chapter one… our story begins. These opening shots of Edward Ludwig’s Wake of The Red Witch (1948) are that of the cover and opening pages of Garland … Continue reading Pause It: Wake of the Red Witch

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August 22, 2017

'Color Palette: The Buccaneer'

  Our August theme of the month, High Seas, continues with The Buccaneer (1958). A fog rolls over Anthony Quinn’s The Buccaneer, accentuated by the drab blue, brown, and grey shades of the costumes and ship. The Buccaneer (1958) Director: Anthony Quinn Cast: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens Cinematography by: Loyal Griggs (The Ten … Continue reading Color Palette: The Buccaneer

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August 17, 2017

'Olive Films Announces August 2017 Titles'

  August is a great month to be an Olive Films fan! From favorites like Ang Lee’s romantic tale with a twist, The Wedding Banquet, and Larry Cohen’s blaxploitation hit Hell Up in Harlem to classics like Orson Welles’s The Stranger and TV’s Flipper, we’ve got a little bit of everything to meet your late summer needs. These … Continue reading Olive Films Announces August 2017 Titles

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August 15, 2017

'Pause It: Assault on a Queen'

Our August theme of the month, High Seas, continues with Assault on a Queen (1966). PAUSE IT: What do you see? Five figures stand in frame. The composition is balanced with roughly two characters occupying both the left and right edges of the screen; in the middle, Trinidadian actor and playwright Errol John is positioned next … Continue reading Pause It: Assault on a Queen

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August 11, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Wake of the Red Witch'

Our August theme of the month, High Seas, continues with our film of the month, Wake of the Red Witch (1948). Abandon ship! The crew of the Red Witch races against time as water pours in through a hole in the schooner’s hull. Quick cuts between the Captain (John Wayne), the crew, and the flooding below … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Wake of the Red Witch

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August 7, 2017

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