Many Hollywood classics are featured in the Ransom Center’s Drawing the Motion Picture: Production Art and Storyboards exhibition. Produced by Robert De Niro Curator of Film Steve Wilson, the exhibition reveals behind-the-scenes stories of some of the biggest films in more than 100 years of cinema history through the artworks and designs that shaped their final form. This is a list of films represented in the exhibition on view through July 16, 2023. [Read more…] about Films represented in the Drawing the Motion Picture exhibition
Exhibitions + Events
In 2022, friends of the Ransom Center, along with Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, and Leonard Maltin, celebrated our 65th anniversary, establishing an endowment to fund the Robert De Niro Curator of Film position and advancing understanding of the humanities through the Center’s extraordinary film collection. [Read more…] about Celebrate with us in 2023
Off the Page
by LAURA WILSON
In late fall of 2008, I met John Updike and liked him—And thought then I’d like to do a portrait of him. But I dithered, and he died the following January before I had the chance. Earlier, I had seen some photographs taken by Dennis Stock of Updike in 1962 on the beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Updike, in street clothes, was at the edge of the waves, trying to get as close as possible without getting wet. The pictures were like stills from a home movie of a famous grown-up playing a children’s game by the sea.
Updike’s abrupt death prompted me to begin photographing writers in earnest. Over the course of 12 years, I was lucky enough to photograph some of the most influential writers of our time, women and men who will leave a lasting literary legacy.