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Topic: center

The write stuff

A new exhibit celebrates all things Oklahoma and literary.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Oklahoma Writers: A Literary Tableau
ongoing
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
okhistory.org
522-6676
$4-$18
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bolo

Local filmmaker Mickey Reece corners moviegoers in the ring with a sports dramedy that comes out swinging.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Bolo
8 p.m. Saturday
City Arts Center
3000 General Pershing
cityartscenter.org
951-0000
$5
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

‘Hyde’ and shriek

The strange case of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ comes to the stage in a Broadway-bound musical.


Performing Arts

Rod Lott
Jekyll & Hyde
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 16, through Jan. 20
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
okcciviccenter.com
297-2264
$20-$60
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
funrun

For the ‘Fun’ of it

Watch Kyle Roberts’ app-tastic adaptation of a smartphone game sensation.

Played Fun Run yet? Or perhaps, like me, just watched over your kid’s shoulder as he did?

Hell, even if you haven’t heard of the game, this clip’s themes are universal enough that you’ll get it. Local filmmaker/animator Kyle Roberts’ latest project is “Fun Run in Real Life,” a three-minute video that sees some wicked parkour unleashed throughout downtown Oklahoma City — especially Stage Center, which seems made for dat sh!t — as fast-paced participants use their feet and try not to lose their heads:



You may have recognized OKC rapper Jabee lending his voice. (If not, you weren’t paying attention; like all good hip-hoppers, he directly references himself in the lyrics.)

God help us all if Hollywood decides to turn Fun Run into a movie, but if it does, Roberts deserves the directing gig. —Rod Lott

Hey! Read This:
Hipper than now? Local rap and hip-hop artists realize working together will strengthen their scene    
Man in motion: With stop-motion shorts parodying Iron Man and Michael Jackson, local filmmaker Kyle Roberts now takes on James Bond   
Parkour hits the ground running in Oklahoma     


by Rod Lott 02.15.2013 1 year ago
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oscars

Oscar, Oscar!

Even half a country away, Oklahoma has not gone unnoticed in Academy Awards history.

I’ll start with the obvious: The 85th annual Academy Awards air Sunday night on ABC.

Now for the not-so-obvious: A hell of a lot of Oklahomans have won or been nominated for the Oscars in years past, and three such statuettes are on display in the Oklahoma History Center’s ongoing Oklahoma @ the Movies exhibit.

To celebrate Sunday’s big event, the OHC has passed along this list of Okie-centric films, actors, actresses and behind-the-camera talent who’ve been blessed by Oscar’s gaze. —Rod Lott

Oklahoma Movies with Best Picture Oscar/Nominations:
Cimarron (1931) Best Picture Oscar
The Awful Truth (1937) Best Picture Nomination
The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Best Picture Nomination
Picnic (1956) Best Picture Nomination
How the West Was Won (1962) Best Picture Nomination
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Best Picture Nomination
The Last Picture Show (1971) Best Picture Nomination
Bound for Glory (1976) Best Picture Nomination
Rain Man (1988) Best Picture Oscar

Oscar-Winning Oklahomans:

Joan Crawford
Mildred Pierce (1945) Best Actress Oscar
Possessed (1947) Best Actress Nomination
Sudden Fear (1952) Best Actress Nomination

Blake Edwards
Victor/Victoria (1982) Best Adapted Screenplay Nomination
• Honorary Oscar for Career Achievement (2004)

Gray Frederickson
The Godfather, Part II (1974) Best Picture Oscar
Apocalypse Now (1979) Best Picture Nomination

Gene Havlick
Lost Horizon (1937) Best Film Editing Oscar
You Can't Take It with You (1938) Best Film Editing Nomination
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Best Film Editing Nomination

Van Heflin
Johnny Eager (1942) Best Supporting Actor Oscar

Ron Howard
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Best Picture Oscar
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Best Director Oscar
Frost/Nixon (2008) Best Picture Nomination
Frost/Nixon (2008) Best Director Nomination

Ben Johnson
The Last Picture Show (1971) Best Supporting Actor Oscar

Jennifer Jones
The Song of Bernadette (1943) Best Actress Oscar
Since You Went Away (1944) Best Actress Nomination
Love Letters (1945) Best Actress Nomination
Duel in the Sun (1946) Best Actress Nomination
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955) Best Actress Nomination

Steve LaPorte
Beetlejuice (1988) Best Makeup Oscar

Matthew Mungle
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Best Makeup Oscar
Schindler's List (1993) Best Makeup Nomination
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Best Makeup Nomination
Albert Nobbs (2011) Best Makeup Nomination

Elmo Williams
High Noon (1952) Best Film Editing Oscar
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Best Film Editing Nomination

Michael Wilson
A Place in the Sun (1951) Best Screenplay Oscar
5 Fingers (1952) Best Screenplay Nomination
Friendly Persuasion (1956) Best Adapted Screenplay Nomination
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Best Adapted Screenplay Nomination


Oscar-Nominated Oklahomans:

Margaret Avery
The Color Purple (1985) Best Supporting Actress Nomination

Lucien Ballard
The Caretakers (1963) Best Black-and-White Cinematography Nomination

Ralph Bane
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) "The Trolley Song" Best Original Song Nomination
Good News (1947) "Pass that Peace Pipe" Best Original Song Nomination

Gary Busey
The Buddy Holly Story (1978) Best Actor Nomination

James Garner
Murphy's Romance (1985) Best Actor Nomination

Ed Harris
Apollo 13 (1995) Best Supporting Actor Nomination
The Truman Show (1998) Best Supporting Actor Nomination
Pollock (2000) Best Actor Nomination
The Hours (2002) Best Supporting Actor Nomination

Carol Littleton
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Best Film Editing Nomination

Terrence Malick
The Thin Red Line (1998) Best Director Nomination
The Thin Red Line (1998) Best Adapted Screenplay Nomination
The Tree of Life (2011) Best Director Nomination

Jack Oakie
The Great Dictator (1940) Best Supporting Actor Nomination

Brad Pitt
Twelve Monkeys (1995) Best Supporting Actor Nomination
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Best Actor Nomination
Moneyball (2011) Best Picture Nomination
Moneyball (2011) Best Actor Nomination

Alfre Woodard
Cross Creek (1983) Best Supporting Actress Nomination

Hey! Read This:
Beetlejuice: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD review     
Oklahoma @ the Movies exhibit feature     
• The Tree of Life film review    

by Rod Lott 02.22.2013 1 year ago
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