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Exclusive vintage film projection in Library Auditorium, Thursday Jan. 12, 3pm.

This week we are featuring YELLOW SKY (1948) this THURSDAY at 3pm in the Library Auditorium.

We are keeping our screenings on Thursdays at 3pm this semester.

We are grabbing a potpourri of fantastic films on celluloid. Please consider coming or letting others know about these great screenings.

YELLOW SKY is a 1948 American Western film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, and Anne Baxter. The story is believed to be loosely adapted from William Shakespeare's THETEMPEST.

THE TEMPEST was also loosely adapted for FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956) last summer, so here is a Western also inspired for comparison.

Post-war Westerns considerably grew in complexity and maturity, in many ways. The stories, the cinematography, and the all received added depth in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Come see this great example of a film that is a good exemplar for a ‘run-of-the-mill’ Western, but the bar is raised so far that it really has some considerable craftsmanship and excellence.

Why we have this in our archive: Most likely it is because the opening and closing music was taken from Alfred Newman's score for the Twentieth Century-Fox film Brigham Young (1940), which was also written by Lamar Trotti.

Come see the Hollywood machine producing a consistent and well-crafted film.

Come see some fantastic cinematography, where the camera is a (heavy) physical object and each shot had to actually film something in reality

Come see the film on celluloid and talk through some history.

Happy New Year and hope to see you there!