Preservation of FIlm

Inside High Noon Documentary – “A Simple Little Western”

High Noon – “A Simple Little Western” written by John Mulholland

All New Directors Cut coming Fall 2017!

INISDE HIGH NOON
Narrated by: Frank Langella
Written & Directed by: John Mulholland
Produced by: Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland
On Camera Participants:
President Bill Clinton
Prince Albert of Monaco
Brian Garfield
Jonathan Foreman
Tim Zinnemann
Maria Cooper
Lee Clark Mitchell
Stephen Prince
M.Z. Ribalow

INSIDE HIGH NOON, a documentary explores both the remarkable 1952 film and the gripping story behind its troubled production. The real-life events behind the making of HIGH NOON make for rich drama, indeed.

When released, HIGH NOON was seen as an attack on HUAC. However, this means little to an audience today. INSIDE HIGH NOON examines with fresh insight what makes HIGH NOON timeless, and why it works so powerfully still, over 60 years after its release.

Official Site: www.insidehighnoon.com
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Inside High Noon – Directors Cut
Produced by Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland
Written/Directed by John Mulholland
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HIGH NOON was hailed upon its release in 1952 as an instant classic. It won several Academy Awards, including one for its legendary star, Gary Cooper. It was named the year’s best picture by the New York Film Critics Society. And yet, even though it’s high on the American Film Institute’s 100 Best Films of the Century, HIGH NOON’s respect has been hard won, indeed. Perhaps no other classic film has had such a rocky road as this “simple little western.”

Decried by influential auteurist critics and academics, HIGH NOON has been attacked for being untrue to the western genre – read anti-populist; for being “middle-brow” (whatever that might mean); for being social drama hiding behind the western genre – and muddled social drama, at that; for being the most un-American film ever made (courtesy of John Wayne), etc.

However, 56 years after its release, HIGH NOON still powerfully resonates with audiences around the world. When Solidarity needed a universal image to promote democracy and the right to vote in Poland in 1987, they chose Gary Cooper in HIGH NOON, a ballot in his hand rather than a gun. Conservatives and liberals both manage to cite HIGH NOON on the floor of Congress as a metaphor for their competing political ideals. Political cartoonists and headline writers inevitably use HIGH NOON as reference for countless crises. President Eisenhower cited High Noon as his favorite film, as have President Clinton and former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizuma.

On one hand, HIGH NOON has been attacked for being a conservative, damaging portrait of arrogant male paternalism. On the other hand, HIGH NOON is praised for challenging entrenched notions of gender, for exploring masculine anxiety, masculinity as a construct. Feminist critics and academics are offering intriguing and complex new readings to HIGH NOON.

Example: Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly) is having her new husband, Marshall Will Kane (Cooper), quit his career, leave his town, leave his friends, marry outside his church, and open a store of her choosing (wearing, perhaps, an apron?). Does Will Kane take on the villains at noon as a final gasp of masculine protest, as a declaration of independence from his wife’s control?

Ernest Hemingway compared a story’s meaning to an iceberg – like the iceberg, 7/8th of which lies hidden beneath the surface, 7/8th of a story’s meaning lies beneath the surface.

Carl Foreman’s bare-to-the-bones script and Fred Zinnemann’s equally spare direction are a perfect film correlative to Hemingway’s iceberg theory. This taut, seemingly straightforward little suspense western is complex, multi-layered, and perhaps even more relevant today than when it opened over 60 years ago.

– John Mulholland, writer/director

INSIDE HIGH NOON
@insidehighnoon

Produced by Richard Zampella & Shannon Mulholland

Multimedia by TransMultimedia
@transmultimedia

Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella – Remastering Standard Def Library to HD-Blue Ray

Preserving a library of over 1000 hours of interviews on Classic Hollywood, Authors, Directors, Actors, Producers among others.
Remastering the library from standard Def to HD-BlueRay. Preserving for the future.
– Richard Zampella

TransMultimedia to Remaster SD Library of 1000+ Hours of Archival Interviews to HD/Blu Ray

TransMultimedia Entertainment (www.trans-multimedia.com) has announced that it is remastering its standard definition library which includes over a 1000 hours of never seen before interview footage.

TransMultimedia will bring over 1000 hours of archival interviews featuring subjects of Classic Hollywood actors, directors, fashion designers, producers, authors and more into HD format for Blu-ray or new media exploitation in the years to come. A full list of subject matter will be released in the coming weeks.

“Richard Zampella” – Managing Partner of TransMultimedia, commented: “Our decision to remaster these incredible interviews not only allows existing fans to experience these historical stories of the golden age of Hollywood in high definition, but also encourages a new global audience to discover and see some of these interviews for the first time.

“We have an exciting and busy year ahead but are confident that our Blu-ray plans for these treasures will ensure that these informative and educational archival interviews will live on for generations to come.”

TransMultimedia is a New York based media company that produces content in all media throughout the world. Learn more on various preservation projects by Managing Partner of TransMultimedia, “Richard Zampella” at his Historic Continuance blog.

TransMultimedia produced the NY Times Critic’s Pick feature documentary in HD/Blu-Ray “Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen” (cooperhemingway.com) released in theaters in 2013 as well as numerous multimedia projects.

TransMultimedia to Remaster SD Library of 1000+ Hours of Archival Interviews to HD/Blu Ray
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TransMultimedia to Remaster SD Library of 1000+ Hours of Archival Interviews to HD/Blu Ray

-Richard Zampella
http://www.richardzampella.com
http://www.trans-multimedia.com

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