September 25, 2013
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By (Emory University)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special screening of the 1939 action-adventure film ÒGunga DinÓ on Friday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Before the presentation, Oscar¨ winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron will discuss the sound and visual effects used in the film. The program also will be presented in New York on Monday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.

Pictured: Sam Jaffe, Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as they appear in GUNGA DIN, 1939.

About the Author

Todd Cronan is Associate Professor of art history at Emory University. He is the author of Against Affective Formalism: Matisse, Bergson, Modernism (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2014). His currently working on three books: Red Aesthetics considers what a Left artistic practice might look like (and not look like), focused on the interwar work of Rodchenko, Brecht and Sergei Eisenstein. A second book is a luxury edition of Minor White’s photographic daybooks called the Memorable Fancies (Princeton University Press, 2021). A third book on mid-century modern architecture, design, theory and politics in California focuses on the work of R. M. Schindler, Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, Buckminster Fuller, and Reyner Banham.


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