Ransom Center opens “Making Movies”

Making_Movies_Taxi_Driver_300dpiThere’s always something going on around the UT campus, but there are certain organizations to whose calendar I tend to pay particular heed.

Our friends at the Harry Ransom Center are opening their newest exhibition today, and it promises to get a rave from the critics.

Making Movies” will draw on the significant film holdings of the Ransom Center to examine the creative process in filmmaking. The massive David O. Selznick collection alone could serve as the sole resource for such an undertaking, but with recent acquisitions like the Robert DeNiro collection and the Stella Adler archive, and relevant literary archival holdings like those of playwrights Tom Stoppard and screenwriter Ernest Lehman, the exhibition could hold cinephiles captive for its entire duration.

From the Ransom Center website:

The exhibition runs from February 9 to August 1, 2010, at the Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.

Featuring more than 350 items, the exhibition draws on the Ransom Center’s extensive holdings documenting the history of the motion picture industry to illustrate the highly collaborative nature of the movie-making process. The exhibition focuses on the artistic collaboration that is unique to the medium.

You can see a preview video for “Making Movies” at the Ransom Center website. Find information on location and hours here.

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