OKG7 things to do Gazette staff
Hollywood to Broadway, Oklahoma City University’s American Spirit Dance
Company brings tap, jazz, big band, Rat Pack and musical theater numbers
to its “fastest-paced show of the year,” 8 p.m.
CFN Gazette staff
As if the movies aren’t predictable enough, the life of legendary
University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer is headed to the big
screen. (Spoiler alert: He wins! A lot!) Hollywood
has a knack for making the act of winning a game feel like cancer was
cured, so we expect nothing less than a $20 million opening weekend.
CFN Gazette staff
If Terrence Malick’s movies are anything, they’re an absolute pleasure to look at. In such films as Badlands, The Thin Red Line and The Tree of Life, the
acclaimed director, who was raised in northern Oklahoma, has
demonstrated a gift for extracting beauty from the most unexpected
places (i.e. cornfields, combat zones, um ... dinosaurs).
Nonfiction Rod Lott Curtis Harrington’s autobiography
is how I imagine the man to have been: soft-spoken, honest and
intelligent. Those wondering, “Who’s Curtis Harrington?” should know
that is part of the book’s point. Here was a talented filmmaker who
never quite got his due, for reasons that had nothing to do with
creativity and everything to do with commerce. Here was an artist who
worked in a system that had no interest in art.
Proponents of the state’s film rebate program hope to keep the incentive from fading to black.
News Liz Blood
Supporters of Oklahoma’s film rebate program say the failure of state
legislators to extend it this year could be a lethal blow to the film
industry unless it’s remedied during next legislative session.
Making Disney's Mary Poppins was anything but merry, as this winner shows.
Drama Rod Lott
If there's one thing Hollywood loves more than itself, it's stories about itself. From The Artist to Argo, these films have translated into Tinseltown's ultimate display of self-affection: Oscar gold.