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  Who Watched the Film?
Films are made to be watched, and without a sense of the original audience our grasp on films as historical documents remains incomplete.
Likewise, film trade magazines began appearing around 1907 to advise exhibitors (supposedly with less bias than the producers) on what films would be profitable, and local theater managers often printed reports that reveal audiences' tastes and assumptions in these trade journals.
Recurrent patterns in films from one era tell what genres were popular; what behavior was seen as heroic or villainous; and what sorts of scenes were considered visually beautiful, hilarious, or endearing.
historymatters.gmu.edu /mse/film/question4.html   (1230 words)

 Film Society of Lincoln Center
Films in every genre were produced - special effects or trick films, melodramas, comedies and films d'art, so-called art films, usually adaptations of stage plays shot in a highly theatrical style.
The film begins at the turn of the century; as she's watching a demonstration of that new moving pictures machine, a young woman gives birth right there to her first child.
This modernist updating of the detective film begins as reporter José Ditirambo is hired by the bitter widow of a recently deceased writer to find the young woman who, according to the widow, destroyed her husband's life.
www.filmlinc.com /wrt/showing/catalunya06.htm   (4475 words)

 Visual and Special Effects Film Milestones
The in-camera matte effect was of two separately filmed segments: the interior of a train station and the window (where a shot of a passing train was matted).
This film also used the technique of a traveling matte (the process of adding a moving element to a frame so that it could be separated as an element and combined with a different background).
Although this film was not the first sound film, nor the first 'talkie' film or the first movie musical, it was the first feature-length Hollywood "talkie" film in which spoken dialogue was used as part of the dramatic action.
www.filmsite.org /visualeffects1.html   (1441 words)

 Horror film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nevertheless, original horror films continued to appear sporadically: Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987) and Tom Holland's Child's Play (1988) were both praised by some, although their success again launched multiple sequels, which were considered inferior by fans and critics alike.
The Canadian film Cube (1997) was perhaps one of the few horror films of the 1990s to be based around a relatively novel concept; it was able to evoke a wide range of different fears, and touched upon a variety of social themes (such as fear of bureaucracy) that had previously been unexplored.
Films like Hostel (2006), Saw (2004), House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil's Rejects and the Australian film Wolf Creek (2005), took their cue from The Last House on the Left (1972), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and The Hills Have Eyes (1977).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Horror_film   (3208 words)

 1906 Earthquake Damage Motion Pictures - Library of Congress
"Views of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Ruins" This film is a compilation of views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire and dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906.
"San Francisco After the 1906 Earthquake and Fire" This film is made up of five panoramas, four wide and one close-up, of the ruins of downtown San Francisco shortly after the 1906 disaster, plus a panorama and scene in a nearby refugee camp.
"1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Damage" For the surviving refugees, the first few weeks were hard; as aid poured in from around the country, thousands slept in tents in city parks, and all citizens were asked to do their cooking in the street.
www.sfmuseum.org /loc/movie.html   (448 words)

 Film in Australia - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal
Cinesound was the most active of the Australian film studios in the early sound era producing a number of Australian features including a popular series of films based on Steele Rudd's Dad and Dave characters during the 1930s as well as newsreels and documentary films.
It was a daring film, not only was it the first Australian produced film to be shot in colour but it was also the first to use Aboriginal actors in lead roles and the first to feature at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
With the establishment of the film funding bodies and the training of film makers through the Australian Film Television and Radio School finally a new generation of Australian filmmakers were able to bring their visions to the screen.
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/film   (1100 words)

 IFP.org - Networking Center - Jobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
1906 has been in production for two years ans is the only feature length documentary made about the 1906 earthquake.
The film tells the story of the quake in the past while following one of its living survivors, Herb Hamrol (103) in the present.
The film is planned to premiere in SF in the fall.
www.ifp.org /jobs/job.php?id=4573   (217 words)

 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance: Calendar of Events: All Events
Lecture with Erica Pan: "The Impact of the 1906 Earthquake on Chinatown"
The 1906 Earthquake in the Santa Clara Valley: Recall and Prepare
The Refugees and the Relief in Berkeley 1906 (exhibit)
1906centennial.org /activities/calendar/?date=2006-4-14   (527 words)

 BBC NEWS | Wales | North East Wales | 1906 football film scores plaque
The silent fl-and-white film, lasting just two minutes and 10 seconds, was shot by film pioneers Mitchell and Kenyon but is now lodged with the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales in Aberystwyth.
Richard Coombs, film liaison manager of the Wales Screen Commission in North Wales, said the film of the match was an "invaluable part of our celluloid heritage".
In September another plaque in the film trail was unveiled in Snowdonia to mark the spot where the comedy Carry On Up The Khyber was filmed in 1968.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/wales/north_east/4562124.stm   (510 words)

 Film Society of Lincoln Center
At the beginning of film history two aesthetic schools developed in Catalunya: one, led by Fructuós Gelabert, was broadly realistic; the other, originating in the work of Segundo de Chomón, was notably fantastic.
The film that really inaugurated the movement was Vicente Aranda’s Fata Morgana (65), which broke from conventional narrative with a collage of literary references—from Borges to Alice in Wonderland to Hamlet.
Her film, a nostalgic evocation of remembrance, portrays memory and the passage of time by fusing documentary elements and fictive strategies.
www.filmlinc.com /fcm/JF06/journal.htm   (1704 words)

 1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance: Member Events: 1906 in Film
A special exhibition of silent, short films made in 1906 or showing San Francisco in 1906, including the Miles Brothers short "A Trip Down Market Street"is presented with live piano accompaniment typical of film presentations of that era.
Although by modern standards not politically correct, the film is interesting in its depiction of early San Francisco and uses the 1906 earthquake as an element in the climax of the film.
This event is part of the museum's program to provide the public an opportunity to explore the history of film through film showings in a 1913 late nickelodeon theater with live musical accompaniment typical of that era.
1906centennial.org /activities/?id=420   (217 words)

 New York State resource links
1875 - LDS film - 847869, 825688 to 825691
1915 - LDS film - 521984 to 521993, 825703
1925 - LDS film - 527244 to 527250, 462891 to 462895 +
www.connorsgenealogy.com /NewYorkState   (4413 words)

 Documenting a disaster, 1906 - Arts & Leisure - International Herald Tribune
By 1906, roll film that could be loaded in daylight had made cameras increasingly portable and easy to use, and the Bay Area itself was densely populated with professional photographers.
In 1906, too, the world was full of photographic publishing houses - the network broadcasters of their day - which specialized in satisfying the ever-growing demand for exotic images from far-off lands.
By 1906, it was marketing several new Brownie models a year, including one that could make miniature panoramas and another that produced postcard-sized negatives.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/02/03/news/sfphotos.php   (1223 words)

 english 1810 : introduction to film
Whereas “glance cinema” assumes that a film need not hold the viewer’s attention for an extended period of time, “gaze cinema” requires the undivided concentration of its spectators.
For its sources, film now moves to the novel and to the legitimate theater rather than vaudeville.
The look at the camera becomes taboo and the devices of cinema (such as the close-up) are transformed from playful tricks to elements of dramatic expression, entries into the psychology of character and the world of fiction.
www.missouri.edu /~engwest/courses/film1/handouts/08.30-lecture.html   (290 words)

 A Cynic's Demise: Billy Wilder (1906-2002) | PopMatters Film Feature
His films may incorporate some of the most skeptical and scathing images of American small-mindedness and stupidity, yet he regularly redeemed his characters before the final credits.
The film was one of Wilder's most notable commercial failures, yet it is hard to imagine he assumed that the public would accept his image of them as mindless voyeurs, obsessed with calamities and scandals.
Each succumbs to the common wisdom that his last several films were not only box office failures, but also lapses of skill and intelligence, as his age and temperament increasingly excluded him from his audience.
www.popmatters.com /film/features/020410-billywilder.shtml   (1616 words)

 feeling listless - "Life. Like things and things going on."
Film "Liverpool City Council's Film Office - part of North West Vision - organised a total of 240 filming days between January and the end of March compared to 74 last year.
Good survey of the projects that are being produced in Liverpool, although there is only one feature film, there's a mass of television, including the bizarre sounding Casualty 1906 which sounds like it'll do for the Holby City branch of the NHS what Neil Gaiman's comic 1602 did for the Marvel Universe.
It's good to see that companies are still choosing the city as a backdrop for their productions.
feelinglistless.blogspot.com /2006/08/1906.html   (131 words)

 ReadingGroupGuides.com - 1906 by James Dalessandro
Warner Brother's Films is scheduled to begin production in 2005 on a $150 million film version of 1906, from a script also written by James Dalessandro.
The one-hour film is scheduled for release in 2006.
On January 25, 2005, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to set aside the city's official death count of 478 from the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, based on a resolution that he wrote and presented.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides3/1906_2.asp   (393 words)

 The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 100 Years Later
Simulations of ground shaking from the 1906 earthquake, based on 3D geologic and seismic velocity models developed by the USGS in collaboration with LLNL, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University.
A major international earthquake conference commemorating the 1906 earthquake, focusing on a century of progress in earthquake science and engineering, and the likely impact of future earthquakes in the Bay Area.
A documentary film that recounts the 1906 disaster and highlights a century of progress in earthquake science from its beginnings just following the 1906 event, through the development of plate tectonics, to state-of-the-art research today.
earthquake.usgs.gov /regional/nca/1906   (817 words)

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In the early years of film, panoramas were a favored way to present the entirety of a scene to an audience.
These primal films have been preserved by the Library of Congress.
(These films show) the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire.
www.dualmoments.com /pansfromfilms/sfq1906pano/index.html   (349 words)

 Learn more about 1906 in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Learn more about 1906 in the online encyclopedia.
April 18 - 1906 San Francisco earthquake on the San Andreas Fault destroys much of San Francisco, California.
The estimated magnitude of the earthquake is 7.8.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /1/19/1906.html   (643 words)

 Views of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Ruins
This film is a compilation of views and pans among the ruins of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire and dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906.
The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [17715] The camera, positioned at the southwest corner of Mission and 5th streets, makes a hurried and jerky pan from the east side of 5th street eastward to the south side of Mission Street.
He is photographing the film titled San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18, 1906 (Side B, Chapter 2).
www.sfmuseum.org /loc/movie0.html   (614 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: [San Francisco Earthquake Aftermath, 1906]
Obviously made by the same person, this film retains its predecessor's great power through the simplicity and effectiveness of its design.
To make things even more interesting and confusing, another film is available at the archive on the same subject: SanFranc1906_2.
It could also be a work of the same person although its style is a bit different and less disciplined.
www.archive.org /details/SanFranc1906_3   (292 words)

 PolyOne PolyAdd™ 1906 Antiblock PEC Antiblock Additive Concentrate
1906 consists of calcium carbonate dispersed in a polyolefin resin.
The masterbatch is an off-white color and is supplied as free flowing, dust free, underwater cut pellets compatible with color masterbatches in applications where the finished article must be colored.
Note: 1906 Antiblock PEC should not be used where high film clarity is needed.
www.matweb.com /search/SpecificMaterialText.asp?bassnum=PH1PO3042   (377 words)

 Theater and Film Timeline, 1904-1914
Motion pictures are another story - the first real public movie presentation was only in 1895, and the films of this decade seem primitive and weak to modern audiences.
Still, this is one of the most interesting times in the history of cinema… filmmakers were discovering the basic tricks of the trade and, in America, the business end of the industry was beginning to pull itself together.
1906 > Nordisk studio is established in Denmark by Ole Olsen - ~Nordisk briefly becomes one of the world’s leading film exporters
cnparm.home.texas.net /Subj/Film.htm   (3976 words)

 Centennial of 1906
Although there was no major damage at UC Berkeley, the 1906 earthquake did touch the campus community.
In the 100 years since the 1906 earthquake and fire members of the University community have continued to contribute to our understanding of earthquakes and their effects on our environment, as well as our ability to prepare for them.
One hunderd years after the 1906 earthquake devastated the city of San Francisco, this centennial exhibition provides a historical look at this "earth-shaking" event in California.
seismo.berkeley.edu /1906   (568 words)

 Ruth Berlau
The Ruth of the film's title is Ruth Berlau, an extraordinarily beautiful and feisty Danish novelist, actress, photographer, and director who was born in Copenhagen in 1906.
From the time of her meeting with the German playwright Bertolt Brecht in 1933, her life was marked by her work with him and her love for him despite the fact that he, as the film shows, stole some of her best work and most of her earnings.
The film also includes footage of Bertolt Brecht's appearance before the inquisitorial House Unamerican Activities Committee and of Charles Laughton in Galileo (which has been called the "rarest Charles Laughton item in movie history").
www.mith.umd.edu /flare/redruth/index.html   (402 words)

 History Microforms - UA Library
(Film reproductions of manuscripts relating to Spanish Sonora (now southern Arizona, Sonora, and Sinaloa) from the Archivo franciscano, a manuscript collection in the National Library of Mexico)
Aguascalientes; 1901-1906; Micro- film 1292; Guide GS 4.20:M285
Tampico; 1824-1906; Micro- film 1235; Guide: GS 4.20:M328 p
www.library.arizona.edu /help/how/find/microforms/history/mexican.html   (814 words)

 Microforms on Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Years included: 1885, 1892, 1895, 1900, 1906, 1909, 1914, 1922, 1929, 1931, 1935, 1945, 1950.
British Labour History Ephemera, 1900-1926 14728 film More than 1100 pamphlets and other ephemera of British Labour history concerning key aspects of social/political life of the period.
17239 and 14873 film Primary sources for the Nationalist movement leading to the Easter rising, in 1922, to the Partition and the Irish Free State.
www.lib.msu.edu /widder/guides/subjects/history/british/nineteenth.htm   (924 words)

 Blackton--Father of American Animation
Six years after creating "The Enchanted Drawing," Blackton made "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces," a film in which you see an artist's hand draw faces and figures that begin to move.
Take a look at this film and see what kind of film techniques you recognize.
Although today we remember Blackton for creating the earliest cartoons, his main work was making dramatic films with actors.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/sh/animation/blcktn_3   (94 words)

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