“Forgotten Hollywood”- And the Recipient is…

Posted on March 1, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Turner Classic Movies announced Martin Scorsese will be awarded the inaugural Robert Osborne Award  in recognition of his work as a  film preservationist and impassioned classic movie fan. The award will be presented on April 26th during opening night of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival. Scorsese (below) addressed the subject of film preservation in Hugo.

“`Martin has been a celebrated director for over five decades,  making some of the most influential motion pictures in cinematic history. Five-time nominee for Best Director at the Academy Awards; he won in 2007 for The Departed. In 1990, Scorsese formed The Film Foundation; a nonprofit that preserves and protects celluloid history, working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has restored over 800 films, while the World Cinema Project has restored films from 21 countries. The foundation’s free educational curriculum, The Story of Movies, teaches young kids about a language and history of film.

“`For over 22 years,  Robert Osborne served as prime time host and anchor of TCM, aiding millions of viewers discover and enter the world of classic movies; and dedicating his life to preserving and sharing the movies he loved.  Embraced by fans around the globe as both a fellow movie lover and an unparalleled film historian, his legacy of devotion to classic films, and their ability to inspire, will live on through the Robert Osborne Award.

“`The award will be given out annually at the TCM Classic Film Festival to a recipient whose work helps keep the cultural heritage of classic cinema alive and thriving for generations to come. This year, Leonardo DiCaprio will present the award to Scorsese.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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