Classic film series highlights Bradenton museum

January 14, 2013 by  

The South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida, recently announced that as part of the celebration of its 65 years since it opened it will be featuring the movies that were the greatest hits in theaters the year the Museum opened.

In 1948, the year of the opening, the popular directors were Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, and Billy Wilder, while the popular actors and actresses were James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, and Marlene Dietrich. The movies in which they starred will be shown as part of the Spring Film Series of the Museum in the all-digital Bishop Planetarium.

On January 11, the film ‘Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ was shown, in which John Huston directed his father Walter Huston and Humphrey Bogart. It was an adventure of gold and greed and enabled both Hustons to win Oscars.

This Friday, January 18, ‘Rope’ will be shown, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart. The film uses long takes so as to seem as if there is one continuous shot and is famous for taking place in real time.

Concluding things, on January 25, there will be a screening of ‘Hamlet’ which Sir Laurence Olivier directed and in which he was the star. It is an adaptation of the tragedy by William Shakespeare and won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

As is customary for performances and theater shows, it would not be surprising if flyer printing and poster printing were being used by the Museum to make the public aware not only of the anniversary but of the special movies on offer.