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Series | SHADOW OF A DOUBT, LOVE STREAMS, ORPHEUS, WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES
Aero Theatre, Egyptian Theatre and Los Feliz 3
Home / Love Behind the Scenes
The intertwining of personal and professional lives often brings a unique depth to storytelling, creating a magical synergy on and off the screen and producing some of the most enchanting and emotionally charged works of art.
Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville’s collaboration on SHADOW OF A DOUBT not only marked a significant contribution to the world of cinema but also highlighted the romantic nature of working together in the film industry. As Hitchcock’s wife and creative partner, Alma played a crucial role in shaping the narrative and atmosphere of the film. Known for their groundbreaking contributions to independent cinema, John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands shared a profound connection that fueled their collaborative efforts. The epitome of this connection can be witnessed in LOVE STREAMS, a film that not only explores the complexities of human relationships but also serves as a testament to the real-life love between them. Legendary French duo, Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais, brought their love story to life through the enchanting realm of fantasy in ORPHEUS. Cocteau’s poetic vision and Marais’ captivating performances blended seamlessly to create a timeless piece of cinema. The film not only showcases their artistic collaboration but also reflects the profound influence of their romantic bond, infusing the narrative with a sense of passion and otherworldly beauty. Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, demonstrated a shared artistic vision that extended beyond the confines of their personal relationship. Their collaboration is marked by a meticulous attention to detail and a shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of cinematic storytelling. WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES stands as a testament to their ability to create a visually stunning and emotionally resonant work, showcasing the seamless blend of their personal and professional worlds.
These couples have left an enduring legacy, proving that the fusion of love and artistry can result in films that transcend time and touch the hearts of audiences around the world. The romantic synergy between partners in the film industry adds a layer of authenticity and depth to the storytelling process, creating a unique magic that continues to captivate cinephiles and inspire future generations of filmmakers.
$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)
Aero Theatre | ‘Love Behind the Scenes’
$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)
Egyptian Theatre | ‘Love Behind the Scenes’
Los Feliz 3 | ‘Love Behind the Scenes’
Los Feliz 3 | ‘Love Behind the Scenes’
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