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Block Cinema: Becky Sharp

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Becky Sharp
Block Cinema: Becky Sharp

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
February 26th, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Sat-Sun 10-5; Wed-Fri 10-8
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
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.