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  AMNH Library - Special Collections - Film List
This film was made by Commander George M. Dyott, a professional cinematographer, whose main purpose was to show the environment of India, Nepal, and Burma, and therefore be valuable to the hall preparators designing the dioramas for the AMNH Hall of South Asiatic Mammals.
The films were shot between 1925 and 1930 by William L. Finley (Director of Wildlife Conservation and field naturalist for the Association) his wife, Irene, and Arthur N. Pack (President of the Association.) Footage of Finley filming through blinds or with costumes is found throughout the films.
This film was taken in the mountains of British Columbia, and concentrates on the arduous task of filming the North American mountain goat.
library.amnh.org /special/film_list3.html   (6240 words)

Films shot by individuals and firms, and restricted to their private consumption are not included in these figures.
The Indian film archives, the largest non-western repository, is also among the most notorious at preservation; less than 10% of all films made before 1931 (some estimate as low as 1%) of Indian films still exist.
Indian films, a very large segment of the yearly film copy market, have an average of 300 prints in circulation per film because of the much larger size of cinema viewing halls, and the lack of "multiplexes" for shows on several screens.
www2.sims.berkeley.edu /research/projects/how-much-info-2003/photo.htm   (3952 words)

The historic discovery was made after AFI obtained the film from a former movie projectionist in Portland, Oregon, who himself acquired it more than 30 years ago in a trade for his collection of silent movies, and had stored it in the basement of his home ever since.
Filmed in Westchester County, New York, RICHARD III stars Frederick C. Warde, the preeminent Shakespearean actor of his time, who is also credited with having discovered and mentored Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.
Though he was not aware of the full extent of the film's importance, Buffum was aware of its early place in film history and would protect it by running it by hand from start to finish once a year to ensure the celluloid wasn't sticking.
www.r3.org /onstage/oldfilm/release.html   (1291 words)

 A Brief History of Amateur Film Gauges and Related Equipment, 1899 - 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The film was 9.5mm wide with one rectangular perforation in the center on the frame line.
Not to be confused with a later print film also called Kodacolor, this 16mm film achieved color motion pictures with the use of a process first devised in 1908 by Albert Keller-Dorian, improved by Berthon, thence know as the KDB process.
The system used 8mm film, provided to the consumer as spools of 16mm film, to be exposed on one half of the film at a time, the spool then turned over and the other half exposed.
www.oldfilm.org /nhfWeb/ed/03Symp/03Symp_Kattelle.htm   (1712 words)

 7 Pages on Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Overcoats are applied to the film to minimize scratches and other unwanted impurities caused by the insides of the camera when the film moves through the camera and when it is processed.
Film that is sensitive to light over the entire visible spectrum is called panchromatic and is the type used for most general photography.
With color film, the dye couplers combine with the developer to form the color image wherever the metallic silver is present.
www.angelfire.com /al/photolink/film.html   (2059 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 rare and restored German film Night and Ice (aka In Nacht und Eis) was one of the earliest disaster films.
D.W. Griffith's expensive follow-up film to The Birth of a Nation (1915) was the monumental historical and dramatic epic Intolerance, told with parallel cross-cutting between its four stories, symbolically linked by the image of Lillian Gish rocking a child.
www.filmsite.org /milestones1910s.html   (2840 words)

 New Zealand Film 1912-1996
New Zealand film 1912-1996, not surprisingly, is organized chronologically, and it includes a useful bibliography and an appendix containing pertinent information from the New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978 on the Commission's mandate.
The government-funded National Film Unit, of course, was also a training ground, as Edwards observes in his commentary on coverage of the Commonwealth Games (Games '74): "The liveliness and originality of so much of the film is no coincidence.
As Helen Martin points out, in Neill's film "there are many films, themes and genres not mentioned at all (the shaggy dog tale, the pot-boiler co-production, the film reflecting Pacific Island culture, the urban comedy, the feminist thriller, the Hollywood clone.
www.latrobe.edu.au /screeningthepast/shorts/reviews/revdec/nzf.html   (996 words)

 Das Mirakel (1912 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kearton's pioneering talking film was an adapted version of the 1911 Max Reinhardt stage spectacular of the same name.
Filmed wholly on location in the grounds of Kreuzenstein Castle and at the catheral of Pechtoldsdorf, Vienna, Austria.
The film was loosely remade as The Miracle in 1959 by Warner Bros., a two-hour Technicolor epic starring Carroll Baker, Roger Moore, Walter Slezak, Katina Paxinou and Vittorio Gassman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Das_Mirakel_(1912_film)   (375 words)

 Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film
Among the films shown at Viña in 1967 were no less than seventeen from Brazil, where film-makers in São Paulo were stimulated by the arrival in 1963 of Birri and several of his associates, who had been forced to flee their country.
A distinctive feature of these films is the dissolution of the authoritative monologue of voice-over narration in favour of a dialogical form of construction which allows the film-maker to apply a dialectical, and hence highly politicised, interpretation of the subject matter.
Whenever their films were seen in Latin America, in film festivals and film clubs, they powerfully encouraged the ambitions of documentarists who had none of the access to an audience which their Cuban compadres enjoyed.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/documentary/latin.html   (3926 words)

 Silent Era : DVD : Richard III (1912) Review
The recovery of a long-lost film is always a cause for celebration among film historians, archivists and fans but in 1996 a special and loud hurrah went up over the recovery of the oldest surviving complete American feature film, Richard III (1912).
Film collector William Buffum from Portland, Oregon, turned over to the American Film Institute a complete print that he’d been caring for since the early 1960s (also donated was the 1919 Lon Chaney short When Bearcat Went Dry).
The film has a little print damage, dust and speckling, as would be expected for a print 84 years old at restoration, but generally a broad range of graytones and excellent image detail are characteristic of this print.
www.silentera.com /DVD/richardIIIDVD.html   (780 words)

 1912 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
October 31 - The Musketeers of Pig Alley, directed by D.W. Griffith, debuts as the first gangster film.
Edison introduces the Home Kinetoscope, a home film-projector which uses a 22 mm print consisting of three rows of frames.
Alexander F. Victor improves on the 17.5 mm format with his Duoscope, which uses two center perforations instead of the typical one.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1912_in_film   (262 words)

 filmjourney.org : Winsor McCay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Thus, the film largely consists of a smiling dinosaur raising its left leg or its right leg or bowing to the audience.
Not that the film isn't without its historical importance or creative skill, especially when one notices the shimmering background has been painstakingly redrawn in each frame--at this point in time, McCay used rice paper, not layers of celluloid, and personally inked thousands of individual sketches.
This is followed by his promise to make 4,000 more drawings in a month's time, which is followed by more footage of assistants comically wheeling in barrels of ink and large slabs of stacked paper to his office, a source of later slapstick when the piles of drawings fall over and become disordered.
filmjourney.weblogger.com /2004/08/17   (687 words)

 Introduction to Modern Music in Silent Film Films Movie Movies Picture Pictures
But just as the music brought films to life in their heyday, music is bringing the silent film back to life today, wooing a strong minority of enthusiasts to the genre that is consistently growing in number and shows no sign of decline.
It is by virtue of this fortunate decision that the film exists today, as it was thought to be a lost film until a nearly perfect-condition print was discovered in an organ bench during renovations at the Eastman Theater in the 1950's.
This theatrical reissue not only successfully brought the film to the attention of modern-day young people, but it also was a key player in elevating the film’s reputation from that of a silent-era oddity to that of a legendary cult film that even those who normally don't watch silent movies return to frequently.
www.polanegri.com /music_in_silent_films_intro.htm   (1899 words)

 filmjourney.org : American Film Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The figures for non-Hollywood American films are even worse, although exact statistics are impossible to calculate because so many films were being made for a variety of venues and audiences.
Part of the reason film as an art form has had such difficulty surviving even one century is its long identification with immediate profits and its economic depreciation after initial exhibitions, as well as its material fragility.
Prior to 1950, the film base was highly flammable and many films were actively melted down in order to extract their silver content.
filmjourney.weblogger.com /2004/12/10   (941 words)

 Film History Before 1920
In the early years of cinema, film producers were worried that the American public could not last through a film that was an hour long, thereby delaying the advent of feature films (60-90 minutes in length) in the US.
As film production increased, cinema owner William Fox was one of the first (in 1904) to form a distribution company (a regional rental exchange), that bought shorts and then rented them to exhibitors at lower rates.
It was a "photo-drama" expose of white slavery at the turn of the century in NYC, although the film exploitatively promised steamy sex in its advertisements.
www.filmsite.org /pre20sintro2.html   (3331 words)

 Fathom :: The Source for Online Learning
The value of the film as a cornerstone of American cinema history was established by virtue of the fact that it existed.
With the 1912 Richard III, audiences were treated to the cinematic equivalent to a night in the theatre, with the added attraction of having more lavish sets, a large cast and a significant number of exterior scenes.
During the early part of the twentieth century, films were shot in fl and white but were frequently either toned (processed in various color washes) or hand-tinted.
www.fathom.com /feature/122578/index.html   (1731 words)

 The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ (1905)
The two prints from which the DVD transfer were made are incredibly pristine, and the film looks terrific (better than the later 1912 film, From the Manger to the Cross, that comes on the DVD).
And the tradition that St. Michael aided the Holy Family on the flight to Egypt is strikingly imagined in a scene in which the archangel blinds Herod’s soldiers to the presence of the Holy Family, literally turning the latter invisible before chasing the soldiers away.
And in the climactic moment of the Ascension sequence (and of the film as a whole) we see Jesus, not simply ascending into the sky, but seated at the right hand of the Father with the Holy Spirit, surrounded by saints and angels.
decentfilms.com /sections/reviews/1656   (719 words)

 Wessex Film and Sound Archive
Film and sound researchers are asked to sign a visitors book upon arrival.
There is also a library of books relating to film and sound and a selection of compilation videos available for browsing.
The Wessex Film and Sound Archive was set up in 1988, funded by Hampshire County Council through Hampshire Archives Trust, a registered charity.
www.hants.gov.uk /record-office/film/index.html   (203 words)

 The Thylacine Museum - The Thylacine Films: Motion Film Footage (film 1)
This is the earliest thylacine film known to exist.
It was taken in September 1912 by a Mr.
If the film fails to display, or you get an error from your web browser, please click here for help.
www.naturalworlds.org /thylacine/films/java/film1/film_1.htm   (188 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Page: Lost Legends (Film at Eleven)
The film industry was still in its adolescence in 1912, but it was already taking rapid strides towards maturity.
These films were short (generally no more than one reel in length), and of course they were both silent and fl-and-white, but they had already captured the imagination of a population eager for new forms of entertainment.
The film industry had not quite shed the somewhat seedy image it had acquired in the days of the nickelodeon, however, which is one of the reasons why this detail of the Titanic story has received relatively little attention.
www.snopes.com /lost/poseidon.htm   (892 words)

 L'Inferno Press from 1912
The following articles appeared in the trade weekly in 1912.
They show the impact this remarkable film had at the time.
"The film of Dante's “Inferno,” produced by the Milano Company, is now being shown daily, from 11 a.m.
www.linferno.com /press_1912.htm   (78 words)

 Thanhouser: A Study in Film - Volume 1
This collection consists of seven classic silent films that were produced between 1911 and 1915 by the pioneering Thanhouser Company of New Rochelle, New York.
Recently discovered, The Evidence of the Film was selected by the Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington as one of 25 films added to the National Film Registry in 2001 for special preservation status.
Early "women's lib" film with a comedy twist starring William Russell and William Garwood.
www.marengofilms.com /thanhouser.htm   (185 words)

 1912   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
1912 is a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar)
Taft's base was undercut by Progressive Party candidate (and former Republican) Theodore Roosevelt who finished second ahead of Taft.
The election of 1912 was one of the few times since 1804 when the country was given the opportunity to debate its future.James Chace, a history profession Bard College, spins an interesting and readable story about the four men who...
www.freeglossary.com /1912   (1456 words)

 6/2/00: Film Score Friday
Among the material was a nitrate print, in mint condition, of William Shakespeare's The Life and Death of King Richard III (1912) a film that until this discovery had been considered lost.
A film score is meant to do one thing: show through music what is happening in the film and to not only become like a character itself but also to transport the audience to another place namely (in this case) ancient Rome.
The film was a delight and the actor's voices {except for Drew Barrymore who they had to dub) added to the charm and realism of the presentation.
www.filmscoremonthly.com /articles/2000/04_Jun---Film_Score_Friday.asp   (3035 words)

 Mackinac Island Film Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
According to the late Bill Rabe of Mackinac Island, the first was a 1912 silent film in which pirates sailed into the straits and came ashore to pillage.
Built in the 1950's by the MRA (Moral Rearmament Association -- "Up With People"), the state-of-the-art sound stage was the second largest in the world at the time of its construction (MGM's was the largest), and is still in excellent condition.
To produce feature films that will be a credit to the island, emphasizing its beauty and history, and portraying the island and its inhabitants in a positive manner.
www.mackinacfilms.com   (212 words)

 All About Jewish Theatre - David Raksin(1912 - 2004) Film composer and writer of 'Laura' died at 92
Composer of more than 100 film scores, he also wrote for television, the theatre and the concert hall.
My whole film is set in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean.
When Raksin was assigned to Laura (1944), the film's producer-director Otto Preminger told him he wanted to use Gershwin's "Summertime" as the main theme.
www.jewish-theatre.com /visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=797   (691 words)

 Fathom :: The Source for Online Learning
The American Film Institute (AFI) is the nation's pre-eminent arts organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image.
Since 1967, AFI has served as America's voice for film, television, video and the digital arts, with innovative programs in education, training, exhibition, preservation and new technology.
AFI aims to enrich users' understanding of film history as well as the cutting-edge contemporary craft and practice of the emerging digital arts.
www.fathom.com /partners/afi/index.html   (266 words)

 Fort Lee Film Commission  |  Fort Lee, NJ
This film, made at the Eclair Studio in Fort Lee in 1912 (current day site of Constitution Park on Linwood Avenue), was restored from a 16mm print and 35mm nitrate elements provided to the Film Commission by the late film collector Al Dettlaff.
This film, produced jointly by the Mary Pickford Institute and the Fort Lee Film Commission, details the history of the Center and its founder Lou Costello and highlights the life of the kids of the Center today.
The FLFC attended the Pordenone Film Festival in Italy from October 9-16, 2004, and was honored for Fort Lee’s role as the birthplace of the American film industry.
www.fortleefilm.org /events.html   (2426 words)

 Amazon.com: New Zealand Film, 1912-1996: Books: Helen Martin,Sam Edwards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The films are arranged chronologically and each entry includes full credits and cast details, as well as a critical overview.
Sam Edwards is Convenor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Waikato.
The authors have intended this to be a reference book to New Zealand feature films over the period indicated and their selection demonstrates that they have a very liberal view of what constitutes a "New Zealand" film and a "feature".
www.amazon.com /Zealand-Film-1912-1996-Helen-Martin/dp/0195583361   (884 words)

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