News/Blog: Monthly Archives: September 2017

'Color Palette: Amer'

Our October theme of the month, Bump in the Night: Horror Tropes, continues with Amer (2009). This throwback to giallo horror draws influence from not only the hallucinatory and sexual themes of the genre, but also the look of it. Much like the classics of Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Amer uses lurid colors and lighting to … Continue reading Color Palette: Amer

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September 28, 2017

'Frame by Frame: Cauldron of Blood'

Our October theme of the month, Bump in the Night: Horror Tropes, continues with Cauldron of Blood (1970). In this partially animated sequence, a sunbathing woman transforms into a skeleton, which breaks apart to form the title. These opening credits seem to be paying homage to iconic title sequences by Saul Bass, such as Psycho. You can … Continue reading Frame by Frame: Cauldron of Blood

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'Olive Films announces November 2017 Olive Signature Titles'

THE EVOLUTION OF OLIVE SIGNATURE Last year, with the launch of Olive Signature, we brought you a product of exceptional quality. Featuring superior restorations, entertaining and informative bonus content, and beautiful packaging, our intent was to bring you a product that achieves nothing short of what you should expect from us—the best. Since the premiere … Continue reading Olive Films announces November 2017 Olive Signature Titles

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'The Evolution of Olive Signature'

THE EVOLUTION OF OLIVE SIGNATURE Last year, with the launch of Olive Signature, we brought you a product of exceptional quality. Featuring superior restorations, entertaining and informative bonus content, and beautiful packaging, our intent was to bring you a product that achieves nothing short of what you should expect from us—the best. Since the premiere … Continue reading The Evolution of Olive Signature

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'Pause It: Tales that Witness Madness'

Our October theme of the month, Bump in the Night: Horror Tropes, continues with Tales that Witness Madness (1973). PAUSE IT: What do you see? A fiery blaze engulfs a sinister-looking portrait in Freddie Francis’s Tales That Witness Madness (1973). In “Penny Farthing,” the second tale of four short episodes in this horror anthology, the proprietor of … Continue reading Pause It: Tales that Witness Madness

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'With All Due Credit: Cooley High'

Our September theme of the month, Back to School, wraps up with our film of the month, Cooley High (1975). These opening credits from Cooley High effectively establish the time, place, and atmosphere of the film to come. Even though these stills prominently display landmarks not yet around during the film’s 1964 setting (such as the Standard Oil Building, … Continue reading With All Due Credit: Cooley High

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'Color Palette: Teachers'

Our September theme of the month, Back to School, continues with Teachers (1984). Abundances of patriotic reds, whites, and blues pop from this scene, in which Richard Mulligan’s class recreates the iconic Washington Crossing the Delaware. You can take home Teachers on DVD and Blu-ray. Color Palette Archive: The King of Pigs Cooley High Assault on a Queen … Continue reading Color Palette: Teachers

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'Pause It: The King of Pigs'

Our September theme of the month, Back to School, continues with The King of Pigs (2011). PAUSE IT: What do you see? It’s an odd scene. Menacing pigs, their eyes aglow, stare back at us in Yeon Sang-ho’s The King of Pigs. The animated still is one that elicits such raw emotion in the viewer in part … Continue reading Pause It: The King of Pigs

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September 27, 2017

'Frame by Frame: High School Confidential'

Our September theme of the month, Back to School, continues with High School Confidential (1958). The year is 1958. You’re the new kid in town. How do you prove to the Juvenile Delinquent students that you’re cool? A drag race, obviously! You can take home High School Confidential on DVD and Blu-ray. Frame by Frame archive: Wake of … Continue reading Frame by Frame: High School Confidential

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September 26, 2017

'With All Due Credit: Cheers for Miss Bishop'

Our September theme of the month, Back to School, continues with Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941). This film’s opening credits sequence incorporates a diploma to introduce its story of a kindly schoolteacher. Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941) Director: Tay Garnett Cast: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway, Dorothy Peterson, Rosemary DeCamp Available from Olive Films on DVD and Blu-ray.

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September 22, 2017

'Color Palette: The King of Pigs'

Our September theme of the month, Back to School, continues with The King of Pigs (2011) In Yeon Sang-ho’s (Train to Busan) debut The King of Pigs, the animated light source gives the room an expressionist divide of color. Cool, blue shades are in the foreground, obscuring the warmer red and brown shades towards the back. … Continue reading Color Palette: The King of Pigs

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September 19, 2017

'Pause It: Cooley High'

Our September theme of the month, Back to School, continues with our film of the month, Cooley High (1975). PAUSE IT: What do you see? Four stills from director Michael Schultz’s seminal coming of age flick, Cooley High. Shot on location in and around Chicago’s Near North Side, the film showcases much of 60s and 70s … Continue reading Pause It: Cooley High

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September 14, 2017

'Color Palette: Cooley High'

  Our September theme of the month, Back to School, continues with our film of the month, Cooley High (1975). In Cooley High, the city of Chicago is an ever-present backdrop, the common thread tying together all the slice of life stories, and a charismatic protagonist. In this scene, as Preach and Brenda walk along the … Continue reading Color Palette: Cooley High

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