The Retro Set Minutes for the Week 6.20.14

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Hi-de-ho Fellow Film Fanatics! A mellow week for movie magic, but still some hi-jinx were afoot!

Here’s what caught our attention this week:


Of course this week we celebrated the birthday of interweb’s favorite film critic, Roger Ebert, who would’ve been 72 on June 18th. And what better way to celebrate than his official list of Top Ten Favorite Films

Speaking of birthdays and Ebert, this week also saw the 44th anniversary of Russ Meyer’s Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, which Ebert penned. Here’s some interesting “takes” by other esteemed critics, from Ebert’s own website

Leonard Maltin lets us in on a recently “found” Buster Keaton treasure.

Today is the opening of Clint Eastwood’s long awaited adaptation of the Broadway hit Jersey Boys. Here he discusses the stage to film translation with LA Times Steven Zeitchik

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

And speaking of Clint Eastwood, Tim Grierson over at Paste has been doing a great series on filmmaking greats.

The late, great Harold Ramis was remembered by friends, family, and colleagues this week at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood . The memorial service was emceed by actor and comedian Martin Short.

Lifetime has announced another new original TV movie: The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell which chronicles the behind-the-scenes trials of… uh…Mario Lopez…and Tiffany Amber Thiessen…and…anyone smell another Liz & Dick?

Ever wanted to trace the footsteps of Jake Gittes from Roman Polanski’s Chinatown? Check out this filming location map. 

Southwest Airlines pilot Capt. Fred Sorenson, who played “Jock”the pilot who flies Indiana Jones out of the jungle in Raiders of the Lost Ark, has retired. What a career!


Here’s this week’s pick for favorite Classic Film Facebook Page!

And finally, be careful what you ask for: Samuel Jackson may still remember his Pulp Fiction Speech!

This weekend, Enjoy life while doing your part! Go see a CLASSIC Movie! You’ll be glad you did! (A Public Service Announcement from The Retro Set)


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