The Art Directors Guild Film Society and American Cinematheque presents a June 28th screening of the 1938 classic “The Adventures of Robin Hood” at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre, to celebrate Academy Award-winning production designer Carl Jules Weyl.
Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia De Havilland and Basil Rathbone, “Robin Hood” was the highest grossest film of 1938, and won three Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction for Weyl. The other two awards were: Best Film Editing by Ralph Dawson and Best Original Score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, whose love theme for Robin and Marian became a hit.
The German-born Carl Jules Weyl was originally a successful architect who designed such iconic L.A. buildings as the Brown Derby Restaurants, the Hollywood Boulevard Building and the Hollywood Palace Theatre. During the Great Depression, Weyl became an art director first for Cecil B. DeMille and then later for Warner Bros. from 1934 to 1947. His filmography includes other classics such as “Casablanca”, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “The Big Sleep”.
Having not seen this movie since it was on TV when I was a kid, I’m particularly excited to see it on the big screen and pay more attention to the music, sets, and costumes. I also plan to look for these bloopers listed on IMDB, especially the one about a car being visible in the background! The movie starts at 5:30pm, and tickets are $7 for American Cinematheque members and $11 for non-members ($9 for seniors and students).
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