Writing during the early years of the talkie era, film theorist Rudolf Arnheim warned against the inevitable coming of "the complete film," in which advances in sound, color, widescreen, and 3-D would create an illusion of reality nearly indistinguishable from life itself. While Arnheim's assumption that technological progress would primarily serve the pursuit of realism has largely been borne out, there have been some magnificent blips along the way. "Technicolor Dreaming," the Walter Reade's four-day celebration... More >>>