Film

Annette Insdorf

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Annette Insdorf has been a professor in the film program at the School of the Arts for 30 years, teaching Cinema History to undergraduates in the fall and Analysis of F

A scene from the movie The Wizard of Oz

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The song "Over the Rainbow" almost didn't make into the final movie version of 'The Wizard of Oz.' Walter Frisch, a professor of music, traces the history of the classic song in his latest book "Arlen and Harburg’s Over the Rainbow."
Noam Elcott Columbia University Film Professor
Most people walk into a darkened theater and think nothing of it. Not Noam Elcott, an associate professor of art history.
Katherine Dieckmann, Columbia University

Katherine Dieckmann leading a Cafe Columbia talk on the process of screenwriting and making movies.

Associate Professor Katherine Dieckmann is a film director and screenwriter known for her lyrical, character-driven work.

In the movie Still Alice, Julianne Moore plays a Columbia linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, an extremely rare version of the disease.

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How did Columbia wrestler Nat Pendleton (CC’1916) score parts in both the 1920 Olympics and the Marx Brothers movie Horse Feathers?

This spring, Godzilla has been wreaking havoc worldwide as the latest incarnation of the skyscraper-sized lizard stomps its way back onto the silver screen. The 2014 reboot of the iconic film franchise also highlights an enduring research interest of Gregory M.

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Disney's Frozen, written and co-directed by Columbia Film alumna Jennifer Lee ('05), won two Academy Awards—Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Frozen has garnered widespread critical acclaim since its release in November 2013.

Motion picture magnate Mary Pickford keeping track of her screen persona, "Little Mary" in 1918 (Image credit: Margaret Herrick, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills)

When historian Hilary Hallett was researching the cultural history of early Hollywood, she drew on her expertise in feminism and film production to find a defining event about the fledgling industry—the Fatty Arbuckle scandal, a lurid episode involving the death of a beautiful young woman

Once again, Columbia filmmakers dominate the Sundance lineup. This year's festival, which will take place January 17 - 27, 2013 in Park City, Utah, features work by an astounding number of School of the Arts students, alumni and faculty.

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