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In 1983, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Booker-prize winning novel Heat and Dust was released in theatres for its first run, and in 1984, BAFTA rewarded her with a Best Adapted Screenplay award. But even many film buffs will not recognize her name. Ruth Prawer Who???
Although she was the genius who wrote most of screenplays for their their award winning films, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s name has been submerged under the moniker “Merchant Ivory Productions.”… read more.
Jane Campion, the pioneering New Zealand-born filmmaker known for her Oscar-winning film The Piano (1993) and now Sundance TV’s “Top of the Lake” series, is being honored with a retrospective look at her innovative film career. “Jane Campion’s Own Stories,” will run from September 8th through September 17th at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in Manhattan.… read more.
So I happened to be at a morning screening for film critics at the Film Forum last Thursday, and when I emerged from the Ladies Room afterwards (at around 12:10), I saw that a screening of the new 4G Silver Anniversary Restoration of Howards End was about to begin. Since this was the last day I would be able to see it at the Film Forum on a Big Screen, I thought “what the heck,” and I stayed.… read more.