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.
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'.