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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Block Cinema: Becky Sharp
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


February 26th, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Becky Sharp, Becky Sharp
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tu, Sa, & Su 10 am–5 pm We, Th, & Fri 10 am–8 pm
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Northwestern University
TAGS:  
cinema, Becky Sharp
COST:  
Free
> DESCRIPTION

Upon its release, Becky Sharp was at least the sixth screen adaptation of Thackeray’s classic novel Vanity Fair, but it was also the first feature-length film to exclusively use three-strip Technicolor. The film’s vibrant color is perfectly suited for this incisive comedy of manners, which tells the story of Becky (Miriam Hopkins), a cunning striver who exploits her feminine wiles to gain entry into the upper crust of early nineteenth-century English society. Becky Sharp is presented in a restored archival print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.


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