NEW YORK.- A new photography exhibition entitled Capturing Film History In The Making opened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. The exhibition showcases iconic, behind-the-scenes images of some of the worlds greatest stars filming at UK-based Pinewood and Shepperton Studios over the past 50 years, including Stanley Kubrick and Sean Connery.
Images from Pinewood and Getty Images have been selected to illustrate the extraordinary heritage of these landmark British film and TV studios which date back to the early 20th Century, having merged in more recent years to become the Pinewood Group. Both Pinewood and Shepperton Studios have become synonymous with British and international world-class filmmaking, home to revered filmmakers throughout the years and some of the most successful features ever produced.
Photographs showcased in the exhibition includes David Lean watching Alec Guinness be transformed for his role of Fagin in Oliver Twist; Keira Knightley in Pinewoods Underwater Stage filming scenes for Atonement, Peter Sellers in costume as Inspector Clouseau on the set of a Pink Panther feature and Charlie Chaplin directing his daughter Geraldine and Marlon Brando in A Countess from Hong Kong. Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Tim Burton and Joan Collins are amongst other artists captured off-set in the exhibitions pictures.
Comments Pinewoods Group Sales and Marketing Director Nick Smith This exhibition creates a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the UKs contribution to the film industry, Pinewoods historic relationship with American studios and our continued ability to attract the worlds top industry talent.
Capturing Film History in the Making is supported by the UK Film Council US, the Los Angeles-based office of the UK Film Council. Executive Director Claire Chapman comments We are delighted to be supporting such a superb exhibition of iconic images that will give people of all ages, nationalities and interests a unique opportunity to see and experience. It is a very visual and poignant reminder to us all what impact the UK has had on the international film industry throughout the years.
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, an exclusive reception will held on the evening of August 13th at the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center to which selected members of the media and special guests from the world of film and photography will be invited for a private preview.
Capturing Film History In The Making runs from August 14th to September 5th 2008 at the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery, Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,