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Encyclopedia > The Lion Roars Again

The Lion Roars Again is a short film that documents an event that was hosted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The event was the International Press Conclave of 1975. The film was shot in a span of a couple days and was used as a preview of up and coming MGM movies. The film was narrated by Wayne Thomas. For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ...


The film opens up with some commentary from the vice-president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Daniel Melnick. After the commentary. the viewers are treated to tours of a film set. The film set that was toured was the set used for Logan's Run and viewers are even treated to a show about the dress design used in the film. Logans Run is a novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, published in 1967 describing a dystopian future society in which the population is kept young by euthanizing everyone who reaches a certain age. ...


Next, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire honor the documentary That's Entertainment, Part II which was to be released the following year in 1976. Then a discussion on an up and coming film titled The All-American Girl, which was latered renamed Sweet Revenge, is hosted. The end of day one brings a dinner that hosts and honors the cast of The Sunshine Boys with a birthday cake presented to the host, Richard Benjamin. Walter Matthau and George Burns address the members of the audience during this dinner too. Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), better known as Gene Kelly, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Fred Astaire Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... A documentary is a work in a visual or auditory medium presenting political, scientific, social, or historical subjects in a factual and informative manner. ... 2004 DVD release Thats Entertainment! is a 1974 documentary film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... The Sunshine Boys is a comic play by Neil Simon. ... Birthday Cake A birthday cake with writing on it A birthday cake in Western culture is a pastry or dessert served to a person on his or her birthday, sometimes decorated with the persons name and/or a message of congratulations. ... Richard Benjamin (born May 22, 1938 New York City, New York) American actor and film director. ... Walter Matthau Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was a Jewish American comedy actor. ... George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996), was an American comedian and actor, arguably the greatest straight man of 20th-century American comedy. ...


The second day of the film begins with a conference for the movie Hearts of the West, released later that year. A premiere is then held for a new film titled The Wind and the Lion. After the film, the second day and the conclave is ended with a dinner and an elegant ball. The dinner and ball are hosted on a sound stage that was fixed to resemble the Moroccan Desert, the same desert that was depicted in the latter film. Premiere, from French language première meaning first, generally means a first performance. Premieres for theatrical, musical, and other productions are often extravagant affairs, attracting large numbers of socialites and much media attention. ... The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film. ... A ball is a formal dance. ... A sound stage is a hangar-like structure, building or room, that is soundproof for the production of theatrical motion pictures and television, usually inside a movie studio. ... Desert view in Saudi Arabia. ...


The title The Lion Roars Again is a play on MGM's famous opening shot, Leo the Lion surrounded by rolls of film, the MGM title, the saying Ars Gratia Artis, and the word trademark. During the 1950's and the 1960's MGM was said to have lost it's luster and hold as a Hollywood stronghold. The saying that the lion has lost its roar became a popular saying for the MGM name. This film was to document MGM's comeback as Kirk Kerkorian bought the company and tried to revive its name. Leo the Lion is the common nickname for The MGM logo, it was orignally used by Goldywn Films beofe it merged and became MGM. Category: ‪Film stubs‬ ... Art for arts sake is the usual English rendition of a French slogan, lart pour lart, which is credited to Théophile Gautier (1811–1872). ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services to consumers, and to distinguish the business and its products or services from those of other businesses. ... Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Insult. ... Kirk Kerkorian (b. ...


External Links

The Lion Roars Again at The Internet Movie Database The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, television stars, video games and production crew personnel. ...


 
 

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