Screen Watch: Oscars, Harry Potter, Uggie, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Artist, Leonard Maltin, Digital Cinema, Margaret Thatcher, Saul Bass, Roman Mars


Harry Potter Hard Drive

What is Screen Watch? Each week, we post a collection of images, trailers, videos, and articles on the film industry as it relates to the Ambler and County Theaters. Do you have something that you think we will find interesting or should be included? Email it to


A hard drive (above) containing a DCI-compliant version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This is how  commercial films are being distributed instead of on 35mm and why we need to switch to digital projection.

Interview with Stewart Craig, Oscar nominee for Art Direction for Harry Potter.

Uggie takes a publicity tour

Why are there Nine Best Picture Nominees? An explanation of how the votes are tallied.

Leonard Maltin on movie promotions.

Digital conversion is spreading across Europe.

The Astor theater talks about their Digital concerns.

A Brief History of Title Design from Ian Albinson.

Movie Title Sequences from 99% Invisible by Roman Mars

The Artist blooper reel.

Uggie at the Golden Globes
Uggie at the Golden Globes.

The Iron Lady is causing a stir in Britian as many remember Thatcher in different ways.

David Bordwell’s musings on Digital Cinema.

A Guide to Understanding Tinker Tailor

As 35mm Film Dies, How Do Revival Theaters Cope? in The Atlantic


Thanks to Shane Jenkins and John Toner for sharing articles for this week’s post. Have an article you think we should share? Send it to

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