Displaying items by tag: Kim R Holston

Funny Girl’s legacy and value is as a recreation of Streisand’s one-for-the-ages turn in the stage version, now preserved as long as we can watch movies.” — Matthew Kennedy, author of Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the golden anniversary of the release of Funny Girl, the motion picture adaptation of the stage musical featuring Barbra Streisand’s Academy Award-winning performance as comedienne Fanny Brice.

Produced by Ray Stark (Annie, The Way We Were) and directed by William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben-Hur), the award-winning film also starred Omar Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago) and Kay Medford (BUtterfield 8, Ensign Pulver). The Library of Congress in 2016 selected Funny Girl for preservation in the National Film Registry. [Read on here...]

Bits Latest Tweets

The Digital Bits
Bits #BD Review – @timsalmons spins John Russo's low budget #horror film MIDNIGHT aka THE BACKWOODS MASSACRE—now available on #Bluray from @SeverinFilms in its uncut version with great extras from @redshirtpict. @BillHuntBits thedigitalbits.com/item/midnight-…
The Digital Bits
Bits #BD Review – @stephenbjork checks out the REGION-FREE #Bluray release of John Sturges' #Western LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL from @imprint_films and @viavisionent—now available with a new audio commentary by the late Stephen Prince. @BillHuntBits thedigitalbits.com/item/last-trai…
The Digital Bits
Today on The Bits – David Fincher’s Panic Room is coming to #4K at last, plus Bagdad Cafe, Lupin the 3rd: Mystery of Mamo, Trekkies 25th & much more thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two…