Criterion on Social Media

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Re: Criterion on Social Media

#3001 Post by Minkin » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 pm

I'll put my hopes on it being Gold Diggers of 1933, but now we're speculating about a like of a Mitzi Gaynor tweet!

Come on Criterion, you've been too tight-lipped with hint dropping lately (where's a good 'ole restoration desk hint?).

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#3002 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:50 pm

It wasn't a like, it was a retweet. They don't usually retweet things that have nothing to do with their roster, hence why so many of us are taking this as clue for a future release

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#3003 Post by Minkin » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:04 pm

Well, if I had a dollar for every time there's been a Written on the Wind Criterion social media post + person then expecting it in the next month's announcements, despite this pattern having gone on for about 5+ years.... :P

The issue with speculating lately - is that the old way of Criterion posting clues (except the newsletter /new years clues) are mostly all gone. Being added to Filmstruck doesn't mean much of anything anymore; the celebrity picture is usually just a closet pick (which hasn't added up to much in nearly all of them); and there's been no restoration-station or other hints for quite awhile (the # of bonus feature behind the scenes images have dropped off as well). This is probably why a greater percentage of the monthly announcements end up being surprises. Its only when somebody involved with a project accidentally spills the beans do we get any definitive clues; but if Criterion has moved to the Social Media speculation business, than all for the best - but I'd like to see some of them come true (Written on the Wind).

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#3004 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:06 pm

I mean, compared to the Gorin set, Written on the Wind might as well be a recent title from IFC

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#3005 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:13 pm

Minkin wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 pm
I'll put my hopes on it being Gold Diggers of 1933, but now we're speculating about a like of a Mitzi Gaynor tweet!

Come on Criterion, you've been too tight-lipped with hint dropping lately (where's a good 'ole restoration desk hint?).
LQ would flip her wig

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#3007 Post by zedz » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:18 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Criterion retweeted Mitzi Gaynor's post about her costumes in Les Girls, which is def not coming to Crit since WA just put it out, but maybe they're planning to release a movie with costumes by Orry-Kelly?

Also I had no idea Mitzi Gaynor was still alive (and tweeting)!
Maybe they're going to include Gillian Armstrong's Orry-Kelly documentary with a forthcoming release? If so, it would presumably be a glitzier movie where his costumes are front and centre. I can't imagine it would be an extra on Armstrong's My Brilliant Career, which is confirmed as forthcoming, isn't it?

Edit: I haven't seen the Orry-Kelly doc, but you should definitely ask David Hare about it! :wink:

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#3008 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:40 am

Minkin wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 pm
I'll put my hopes on it being Gold Diggers of 1933, but now we're speculating about a like of a Mitzi Gaynor tweet!

Come on Criterion, you've been too tight-lipped with hint dropping lately (where's a good 'ole restoration desk hint?).
I read the retweet as less to do with Mitzi Gaynor and more to do with Orry-Kelly. On the heels of newsletter clue for Arsenic and Old Lace this seems like a piggy back hint to me.

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#3009 Post by Drucker » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:21 pm

More Chungking Express teasing and on Kar-Wai's bday no less.

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Re: Criterion on Social Media

#3010 Post by Lowry_Sam » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:41 pm

Minkin wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:25 pm
I'll put my hopes on it being Gold Diggers of 1933,
Hopefully if Criterion releases some Gold Diggers it'll be either a box of the series of films or part of a bigger Busby Berkeley box.

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