The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below.
Above, a 1948 photo of Stanley Kubrick and showgirl Rosemary Williams in Look Magazine. [Kino Images]
Marlon Brando‘s costume test for A Streetcar Named Desire. [@emmafgreen]
Michael Haneke‘s 1989 feature debut The Seventh Continent is now available to stream on YouTube.
Robert Joseph Flaherty‘s seminal 1922 documentary Nanook of the North is getting a Blu-ray release next month. [Blu-Ray.com]
Quentin Tarantino recounts a Hollywood rumor that Martin Scorsese once contemplated murdering a studio executive who wanted to edit Taxi Driver.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman on the set of Casablanca.
Toshirō Mifune on the set of Seven Samurai with director Akira Kurosawa carrying a live blade, the only type of sword he would use in his enactment as samurai in films. He would often repeat, “By carrying a live blade, it has forced me to master each movement. I must be a perfectionist. It also gives me a sense of realism.” [Criterion Corner]
A new Wim Wenders foundation has been established in Dusseldorf that will make his entire film oeuvre available to the public in 2013. [Thompson on Hollywood]
Watch a 20-minute video detailing the long Hollywood history of shooting musicals live on set, before 2012’s Les Miserables.
Watch a one-hour American Cinema special on film noir, featuring interviews with Martin Scorsese, Abraham Polonsky, Kathryn Bigelow, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Joe Lewis, Marie Windsor, Paul Schrader, Lawrence Kasdan and Edward Dmytryk. [Cinephilia & Beyond]
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