Intolerance

Anita Loos retrospective

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This article is from 2007.

Intolerance

And so begins this year’s List-sponsored Anita Loos Retrospective of films, written by or adapted from the work of the grand old dame of American screenwriting. First up is legendary silent film director DW Griffiths’ one true masterpiece from 1916, Intolerance. A cinematic epic on the subject of intolerance from the fall of corrupt Babylon onwards, Loos contributed her own unique witty title cards to proceedings.

The film will be shown with live piano accompaniment by Forrester Pyke. Future highlights in this retrospective include the wonderful 1936 disaster flick San Francisco and, of course, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Filmhouse, 623 8030, 16 Aug, 1pm, £6.50 (£4.55). See EIFF’s programme for details of other films.

This article is from 2007.

Anita Loos Rediscovered

  • 90 min

Profile of one of the most prolific screenwriters of cinema's first half-century, and world renowned author of novels, plays and memoirs. This talk will feature screenings of Loos' work, including her first filmed scenario 'The New York Hat'.'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

  • 1955
  • UK
  • 99 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Richard Sale
  • Cast: Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain, Rudy Vallee, Alan Young

Goofy musical extravaganza. Part of the Anita Loos Retrospective. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

Hold Your Man

  • 1933
  • US
  • 87 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Sam Wood
  • Written by: Anita Loos, Howard Emmett Rogers
  • Cast: Jean Harlow, Clark Gable

Hard-boiled urban romance with a heart of gold, based on the novel by Anita Loos. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

Intolerance

  • 1916
  • US
  • 124 min
  • E
  • Directed by: D W Griffith
  • Written by: DW Griffith, Hettie Grey Baker, Tod Browning, Anita Loos, Mary H O'Connor, Walt Whitman, Frank E Woods
  • Cast: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Constance Talmadge, Lillian Gish, Josephine Crowell, Margery Wilson, Frank Bennett, Elmer Clifton, Miriam Cooper, Alfred Paget

Four-part silent lament on man's inhumanity to man. Part of the Anita Loos Retrospective. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

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