Film Anniversaries celebrated at The Digital Bits

posted by Michael Zoldessy on December 24, 2013 at 7:55 am


Longtime Cinema Treasures contributor, Michael Coate, has been writing some wonderful pieces for The Digital Bits lately that we thought would be of interest to readers. As 2013 winds down, here are some of the significant anniversaries from the past year.

RETURN OF THE JEDI (30th anniversary)

IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (50th anniversary)

THE ROBE / CINEMASCOPE (60th anniversary)

Comments (9)

raysson on December 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Chris Utley: I can wait for Michael Coate’s retrospective on the 40th Anniversary of THE EXORCIST on Digital Bits.

Not to mention THE STING on its 40th Anniversary too.

Coate also has put his retrospective on the 40th Anniversary of George Lucas' AMERICAN GRAFFITI which is already on the Digital Bits site!

And coming soon from Micheal Coate:

“MY FAIR LADY” (50th Anniversary from 1964)

“MARY POPPINS” (50th Anniversary from 1964)

“A HARD’S DAY NIGHT” (50th Anniversary from 1964)

“BLAZING SADDLES” (The 40th Anniversary from 1974)

“CHINATOWN” (The 40th Anniversary from 1974)

“EARTHQUAKE!”/SENSURROUND (The 40th Anniversary 1974)

“THE TOWERING INFERNO” (The 40th Anniversary,1974)

“THE GODFATHER PART II” (The 40th Anniversary,1974)

“BEVERLY HILLS COP” (The 30th Anniversary,1984)

CinemarkFan on December 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Yeah, I really want to read Coate’s retrospective on “The Exorcist”. I thought about doing one myself, but I’ve been too tied up helping my parents over this week.

Mark_L on December 26, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Michael is the most thorough researcher I’ve ever seen. He works very very hard to make sure the information he prints is correct. He goes after details that many would ignore, such as what city a particular theatre might be located. Some are located in suburbs with names and boundaries that have changed over the years, and he looks long and hard to make the location correct. I enjoy his work and hope he continues with many more projects.

EricBurkholz01 on February 26, 2019 at 9:01 pm

I love this post about the return of the Jedi, this has been one of my favorite star wars for so long. 30 + years and counting of some of the best possible coverage and cinema in the modern world! Just great!

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