From the Film Vault

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From the Film Vault Blog

New on DVD: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams movie poster

I practically bawled looking at the Ice Age art on display in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, director Werner Herzog's documentary about France's Chauvet-Pon-d'Arc cave. It is that beautiful and moving.

Program Notes: Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Heaven Can Wait movie poster

Warren Beatty's directorial debut, Heaven Can Wait, was one of the biggest comedy hits of 1978, thanks to a great cast, fine performances and witty dialogue that helped make the clunky plot go down a whole lot easier.

Movie Quiz: Tag Lines

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Long before TV commercials became the preferred way of getting out word about a film, Hollywood relied on movie posters and tag lines to do the job. Here are some great (and in at least one instance, not-so-great) movie tag lines. See if you can match them to the appropriate film.

Program Notes: The Lovely Bones (2009)

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It’s not difficult to see why Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones – about a murdered 14-year-old girl who from the hereafter observes the activities of both her family members and her killer – attracted visionary director Peter Jackson.

Butler Talks About: Beyond This Vale of Tears

Bob Butler discusses the films in the Beyond This Vale of Tears series, showing on Mondays and Saturdays all through December at the Kansas City Public Library.