CINEMATHEQUE PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2013
UW CINEMATHEQUE WELCOMES MARK GOLDBLATT IN PERSON!
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED FILM EDITOR & DIRECTOR WILL PRESENT SCREENING OF THE PUNISHER
On September 20th, the UW Cinematheque will welcome noted film editor, director and UW-Madison alum Mark Goldblatt (class of 1970) to the UW Madison campus. Mr. Goldblatt’s editing credits include such contemporary action classics as THE TERMINATOR, COMMANDO, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, STARSHIP TROOPERS, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, BAD BOYS 2, PEARL HARBOR and TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, which earned him an Academy Award nomination in 1992. He most recently served as editor on the still-in-release PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS.
In his days at UW-Madison, Goldblatt was an instrumental programmer with the WUD Film Committee. In the late 1970s, he began his career as an editor with Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, working on such films as Ron Howard’s feature directorial debut, GRAND THEFT AUTO and Joe Dante’s PIRANHA.
In the late 1980s, Goldblatt himself turned to directing with two features for New World Pictures. His second feature, THE PUNISHER, was the first of three separate adaptations of the Marvel comic book character. It stars Dolph Lundgren in the title role. On Friday, September 20th, at 7 p.m., in 4070 Vilas Hall, Mark Goldblatt will introduce THE PUNISHER. After the screening, Goldblatt will discuss the film and his career in Hollywood.
As always, all screenings are free and open to the public. Please see below for a complete description of this special program
THE PUNISHER will screen at:
4070 Vilas Hall
821 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
Admission free for all screenings, seating limited.
Our website: http://cinema.wisc.edu
THE PUNISHER - Mark Goldblatt in person!
USA, Australia | 1989 | 35mm | 89 min.
Director: Mark Goldblatt
Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé
In one of the big-screen’s first attempts to bring a Marvel comic book to life, Lundgren plays Frank Castle, a cop who is transformed into the vengeful title character when his family is wiped out by criminals. When The Punisher takes on the Japanese mob that’s taking over his city, his former partner (Gossett) moves in to stop the vigilante. Fun and fast-moving, director Mark Goldblatt’s second feature is told in the same hyper-violent, yet classical, style that marked the great action movies of the 1980s. It was a style that Goldblatt helped to create through his influential work as an editor on such key entries in the genre such as The Terminator, Commando and Rambo. Goldblatt, a UW Madison alum, will join us in person to discuss his film and career in Hollywood. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.
See you at the Movies!
Jim Healy, Director of Programming