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  CityReflections.ca > Vancouver > 1907 > 2007
With a camera mounted on the front platform of a B.C. Electric streetcar Harbeck filmed everyday life on the streets of Vancouver on May 7, 1907.
With the centenary of the Harbeck film just a year away, several organizations have joined together to recreate the film in 2007.
The Vancouver Historical Society, the Vancouver Public Library among others are re-creating the 1907 film in 2007.
www.johnatkin.com /harbeck/project.htm   (346 words)

  
  Encyclopedia: 1907 in film
See also: 1907 in film 1908 1909 in film years in film film Events Thomas Edison formed the Motion Picture Patents Company, with goals of controlling production and distribution, raising theater admission prices, cooperating with censorship bodies, and preventing film stock from getting into the hands of nonmember producers.
Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects.
Katharine Hepburn Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an iconic star of American film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1907-in-film   (2516 words)

  
 1907 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
November 28 - In Haverville, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater (in a few years he had the largest theater chain in New England and in 1917 he founded his own production company, which eventually became part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).
Carl Laemmle of Paramount experiments with combining audio from phonographs with film.
Laemmle's experiements lead to the German development of "Syncroscope." "Syncroscope" had several successful demonstrations, but was eventually abandoned.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1907_in_film   (171 words)

  
 Ben Hur (1907 film): Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Ben Hur is a 15 minute long 1907 silent film (additional info and facts about silent film), it was the first film version of Lew Wallace (additional info and facts about Lew Wallace) 's novel Ben-Hur (additional info and facts about Ben-Hur).
The Kalem Company, the studio that produced this version of the film, was sued by the Lew Wallace estate for copyright infringement (A violation of the rights secured by a copyright) and in a precedent setting case had to pay a substantial fee for the infringement.
The focus of the piece was upon the chariot race (A race between ancient chariots) which was filmed on a beach in New Jersey (A Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies) with local firemen playing the charioteers and the horses that normally pulled the fire wagons pulling the chariots.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/be/ben_hur_(1907_film).htm   (210 words)

  
 Ben Hur (1907 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ben Hur is a 15 minute long 1907 silent film, it was the first film version of Lew Wallace's novel Ben-Hur, one of the best-selling books at that time.
The film was directed by Canadian director Sidney Olcott.
The focus of the piece was the chariot race which was filmed on a beach in New Jersey with local firemen playing the charioteers and the horses that normally pulled the fire wagons pulling the chariots.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ben_Hur_(1907_film)   (241 words)

  
 EntWagon.com : Famous quotations on Cinema, famous sayings, quotable words, thoughts, poetry
My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.
Films can only be made by by-passing the will of those who appear in them, using not what they do, but what they are.
But the way it is, you are occupied with noticing that her knees are too bony and that her toenails are too large.
www.entwagon.com /cgi-bin/quotes/quotes.pl?cat=Cinema&id=1   (356 words)

  
 Timeline of Influential Milestones and Turning Points in Film History
Herein is a detailed timeline of the key film milestones, important turning points, and significant historical dates or events (organized by decade) that have had a significant influence on the world body of cinema and shaped its development.
The latter, a 12-minute dramatic film, was the first to use modern film techniques, such as multiple camera positions, filming out of sequence and later editing the scenes into their proper order.
The typical film was only a single reel long, or ten- to twelve minutes in length, and the performers were anonymous.
www.filmsite.org /milestones1900s.html   (1025 words)

  
 Russian Archives Online > The Archives > RGAKFD > Narrative Index p.5
The earliest of these films was made by the French cameraman Kamill Serf during the coronation of Nicholas II in Moscow in 1896.
They show in their films the life of the royal family, sporting events; they also filmed and presented the topical film "Picturesque Russia".
The objects of filming were political and cultural figures, the construction of warships, the Moscow flood, the testing of new agricultural equipment and the oil industry in Baku.
www.pbs.org /redfiles/rao/archives/rgakfd/textind5.html   (469 words)

  
 Political Film Society - The House of Mirth
The film, the third effort to put the story on the screen (following up the 1918 silent and 1981 television versions), focuses on attractive but orphaned scion Lily Bart (played by Gillian Anderson), who was much admired in New York high society in 1905, when the story begins.
In 1907, when the film version ends, Lily is ruined and tragically takes her own life.
She was then used by adulterous Bertha Dorset (played by Laura Linney) to regain the attention of her husband George (played by Terry Kinney), but placed in a position where she was accused of extramarital sex with George because the rules of high society would permit no other inference.
www.geocities.com /~polfilms/mirth.html   (562 words)

  
 The Silent Film Bookshelf
The film was acclaimed for its authenticity and location photography, though critics largely ignored the predictable story and weak performances.
The filming and projection standard for sound films is 24 frames per second (fps), but silent films would be filmed and shown at speeds ranging from 12-26 fps.
Some films were made on distant locations when it was cheaper, or the results could not be achieved at the studio.
www.cinemaweb.com /silentfilm/bookshelf   (5040 words)

  
 Research in Film Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Some sources provide plot summaries of films or overviews of issues and many suggest or refer to other materials that might be useful for your research.
Type in the name of the film or type in your topic: e.g., "feminist film theory." To be sure to limit your search only to those articles focusing on film, type in "film" and select "descriptors" as the limit from the drop down box on the right.
The AFI is the United States' preeminent professional association for the preservation and advancement of film and television.
libweb.uoregon.edu /guides/film   (1753 words)

  
 Hollywood History 1891 - 1917
1907 the litigation comes to close in favour of Edison's control over the dominant (and almost only practical) design of camera technology.
Royalties from equipment manufacturers, film producers and from theatres (using projectors) collected and distributed to the four companies.
In short through licensing and royalty contracts the MPPC and General Film had acted unlawfully in all three sectors of the industry.
www.comms.dcu.ie /flynnr/hollywood_history_1891_-_1917.htm   (1060 words)

  
 Film & Video Reviews
Film criticism can also take the form of longer analytical pieces of writing which attempt to discuss particular films in terms of various historical, social, or psychological contexts; artistic trends; and cinema styles.
Reviews of selected films from 1982 to the present taken from a broad range of periodicals.
Besides indexing film reviews in popular periodicals, such as Time and Newsweek, the MAGS Index also covers a number of important periodicals devoted to film and video, such as Cineaste, Sight and Sound, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, Fil m Criticism, Literature-Film Quarterly.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/FilmReviews.html   (896 words)

  
 Film Guide to Research - Georgetown University Library
Type in the name of the film, or to limit your search to those articles focusing on film, add "film in de." This will ensure that the descriptor (subject) field includes the term "film." For example: Streetcar Named Desire and film in de Off-campus access instructions.
Films of early twentieth-century life, including films of New York City, the San Francisco Fire, and President McKinley's inauguration and funeral.
Each chapter is a bibliographic essay on some aspect of film, e.g., history of film, film criticism, film and society.
www.library.georgetown.edu /guides/film   (1818 words)

  
 Resources for Film Reviews and Criticism
A frequently updated film metasite designed with academic study in mind, this directory (part of a larger humanities study site) partly includes links to reference materials, archives, film history and genre, and information on international film.
A listing of English language films from 1907 to the present, with entries providing a brief plot summary and critical evaluation of each movie.
Film as Literature, Literature as Film: An Introduction to and Bibliography of Film's Relationship to Literature.
www.library.uiuc.edu /egx/guides/film.html   (2463 words)

  
 Flickr: Discussing 1907 Harbeck film of Vancouver in Vancouver
This is for those who haven't seen the film of Vancouver in 1907 by William Harbeck.
Harbeck was known for his filming of San Francisco after their devastating 1906 earthquake and did film work for the CPR.
I heard about the attempt to re-create the 1907 route, including closing Cordova so the camera crew can head west, the wrong way on what is now a one-way street.
www.flickr.com /groups/vancouver/discuss/72157600103120493   (700 words)

  
 VA-Around the World in Eighty Minutes
Jeffrey Ruoff is a film historian, documentary filmmaker, and assistant professor of film and television studies at Dartmouth College.
Travel lecturers are not celebrities and the films are not usually structured around their personalities, as was the case with the films of Martin and Osa Johnson [Doherty 1994: 38].
It is a convention of the travelogue that the lecturer filmed the country represented.
www.dartmouth.edu /~jruoff/Articles/VAAroundtheWorld.htm   (6655 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Film Art with free Film Viewer's Guide: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all it's own, and since 1979 David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson's Film Art has been the most repected introduction to the art and analysis of cinema.
In the new sixth edition, Film Art continues it's commitment to providing the best introduction to the fundamentals of serious film study - images throughout the book are collected from actual film frames, not from production stills or advertising photos - but the book has been extensively re-designed to improve readability and teachability.
She holds a master's degree in film from the University of Iowa and a doctorate in film from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/007238932X?v=glance   (1122 words)

  
 UCB Libraries | Subject Guides | Film Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
In searching for information about a particular film, you will need (1) its title, (2) the director's full name and (3) the year it was produced.
If the film is foreign, it is useful to have its foreign title.
The major index for articles or reviews of films found in film journals and periodicals.
ucblibraries.colorado.edu /research/subjectguides/filmstudies.htm   (1090 words)

  
 film music
Film composers in America; a checklist of their work.
FAQ on the nuts and bolts of film scoring from Auricle, which designed the software used for many film scores.
The Sixth Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival July 8, 2001.
www.lib.uchicago.edu /e/su/music/musfilm.html   (491 words)

  
 Film Reviews (Yale Library Film Studies)
Film, video, books and film, and DVD review and general commentary website.
We offer a pure unfettered review of films and Hollywood in an intelligent and sophisticated manner." Also has pages on animation, film history, and links to film news sites.
Reproduction is permitted only under the provisions of fair use under the Copyright Act of the USA, 17 U.S.C. Contact the Yale University Library Manuscripts and Archives Department for information about the visual materials used on this Web site.
www.library.yale.edu /humanities/film/reviews.html   (746 words)

  
 UMKC Libs: Guide to Film Studies
Note: Information on a specific film, actor, director, screenwriter, etc., can also be found by searching under the film's or person's name as a subject heading (e.g., "allen, woody"; "citizen kane").
Further information about searching for films is available through the library guide "Finding Films and Videos in the MERLIN Library Catalog".
Note: Reference sources specific to a particular genre of film can be found by doing a keyword search in the MERLIN Library Catalog using the genre name (e.g., "film noir and encyclopedia," "comedy and dictionary").
www.umkc.edu /lib/instruction/MNLsubjguides/film.htm   (1125 words)

  
 Film Reviews and Film Criticism: A Selective Guide to Sources in the
UC Berkeley Libraries
Produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute (bfi) it is based on the Summary of Film and Television (SIFT) database collated by the bfi over the past 70 years.
Film Index International provides in-depth indexing of over 100,000 films - from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters - and biographical information for over 40,000 personalities.
Film reviews can also be found in general and news magazines (Time, Newsweek, The Nation, New Republic, Rolling Stone, and others).
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/filmstudies/reviewslist.html   (1480 words)

  
 film prop bayonets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Another film prop, this time an 1853 with the socket shortened, without a locking ring this wouldn't lock onto a rifle
Sold as used for the film "The Longest Day" this is a very crude 98/05 look alike made from lightweight alloy, and in this instance with a thin steel blade.
Alamo (2004) film prop, socket blade is based on French socket of period,
www.old-smithy.info /bayonets/film.htm   (490 words)

  
 Lecture 8: Non-fiction / Documentary Film
Film emphasized mechanization of society and is composed mainly of moving gears, levers, pendulums and other mechanical items
Filming done unobtrusively so the subjects of the film would forget the presence of the camera and “just be themselves.”
Goal to show life as it really is using the film as his artistic medium.
www.tcf.ua.edu /Classes/DShabazz/T112/F01/Lecture8.htm   (855 words)

  
 Ben-Hur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
The great chariot race scene is still regarded as a triumph of exciting film making and was much imitated, (even so recently as the "pod race scene" in almost 75 years later), although seldom so well as in the original.
The film was directed by Charles Brabin, J.J. Cohn, and Fred Niblo, and was produced and distributed by MGM; the film made MGM's reputation as a heavyweight force in Hollywood.
The film is the third highest grossing silent film in cinema history, taking in more than $5.5 million at the box office in 1925.
www.aseannewsnetwork.com /articles/content/b/be/ben_hur.html   (1025 words)

  
 Movies - 1907 in film
November 28 - In Haverville, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater (in a few years he had the largest theater chain in New England and in 1917 he founded his own production company, which eventually became part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer).
Laemmle's experiements lead to the German development of "Syncroscope." "Syncroscope" had several successful demonstrations, but was eventually abandoned.
You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.
listing-index.ebay.com /movies/1907_in_film.html   (191 words)

  
 Library and Media Services-Film Studies Research Guide
Since film research tends to be multidisciplinary in nature, you may have to search several databases to gather enough information on your topic.
It's also an excellent first place to start when doing film research because it has lists of articles and books written about a film or filmmaker.
Decade by decade analysis of film, including technology, social and economic conditions, and aesthetic treatment.
www.emerson.edu /library/index.cfm?doc_id=1111   (755 words)

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