Colleen and I went to the Walker Art Center’s Cinema series on Friday to catch the last film they were showing in a Lawrence Kasdan retrospective, The Accidental Tourist. Turned out this was also the last show in that theater before they close it down for two months to install new seats and an updated sound system (they already installed a new digital projector).
Even though I’d seen the movie before (and used to own it), I didn’t remember all of it. I guess that’s one benefit of getting older – everything old is new again…
Right before the movie started, we were told that it’s getting harder and harder for them to locate original film copies of older movies. This one was released in 1988, but the Walker couldn’t locate a print and were planning to show a Blu-ray version. Apparently Mr. Kasdan was here earlier in the week and offered to ship a personal 35mm copy from his vault in Los Angeles. So cool!
Here’s a list of some of the other films he wrote and/or directed:
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Return of the Jedi
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Body Heat
- The Big Chill
- Grand Canyon
- The Bodyguard
Not a bad rÃ©sumÃ©, eh?Originally published by DK on April 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm