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  The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
Film scholars agree, however, that it is the single most important and key film of all time in American movie history - it contains many new cinematic innovations and refinements, technical effects and artistic advancements, including a color sequence at the end.
The propagandistic film was one of the biggest box-office money-makers in the history of film, partly due to its exorbitant charge of $2 per ticket - unheard of at the time.
Ironically, although the film was advertised as authentic and accurate, the film's major fl roles in the film -- including the Senator's mulatto mistress, the mulatto politican brought to power in the South, and faithful freed slaves -- were stereotypically played and filled by white actors - in flface.
www.filmsite.org /birt.html   (2438 words)

  Horror film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Wegener's The Golem (1915) was seminal; in 1919 Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was both controversial with American audiences, due to postwar sentiments, and influential in its Expressionistic style; the most enduring horror film of that era was probably the first vampire-themed feature, F.
Notable national outputs were the "giallo" films from Italy, the Jean Rollin romantic/erotic films from France, and the anthology films of Amicus from the UK.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Horror_film   (2769 words)

 ArmenianGenocidePosters.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The film will be a composed of 10-12 short sequences (10 to 20 seconds) of a number of scenes, with transitional fades to fl from image to image.
The film will be edited with cutting-edge technology so as to attempt to re-create an atmosphere of a time and place that has rarely been very convincingly portrayed on film.
Film detail to convey the incongruity, the incredulity of a child coming to grips with this reality (in what was previously a ‘safe’ reality).
www.armeniangenocideposters.org /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=122   (1617 words)

 New York State resource links
1915 - LDS film - #521949 to 521953
1915 - LDS film - 521984 to 521993, 825703
1925 - LDS film - 527244 to 527250, 462891 to 462895 +
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 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
Films used in institutions of learning are exempt from the provisions of the act.
It is made the duty of such officer to examine the films or reels intended for exhibition, and approve such as he shall find to be moral and instuctive, and to withhold his approval from such as tend to debase or corrupt the morals.
His disapproval of any film or reel may be reviewed by a commission consisting of the governor, attorney general, and secretary of state, and if they, or a majority of them, find the film or reel fit for exhibition, it shall be approved.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=236&invol=248   (1581 words)

 The Birth of a Nation (1915)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The original budget for the film was $40,000, but D.W. Griffith spent $110,000, the largest amount ever spent on a film up to that time.
He tried to apologize with the making of his next film, the masterpiece "Intolerance." He certainly had fl friends on the set during the making of "Birth of a Nation" but this harks of the classic case of the good man who doesn't realize that some of the things he is saying are hurtful.
Not until Hitchcock would a director ever again be the star of his own films, wielding a control and vision so unique that their name is forever welded to our memory, for the better or the worse.
us.imdb.com /title/tt0004972   (1206 words)

 Culture Shock: Flashpoints: Theater, Film, and Video: D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation
D.W. Griffith's 1915 Civil War epic, The Birth of a Nation, with its groundbreaking camerawork -- including close-ups, night photography, and tracking shots -- transforms forever the way films are made and images perceived.
The mayor of Chicago refuses to issue a permit to show the film, and a bill is introduced in the Illinois legislature banning artwork that "tends to incite race riot, or race hatred."
In 1992, the National Film Preservation Board registers The Birth of a Nation on the basis of its "cultural, historical, and aesthetic importance," and in 1999, the American Film Institute ranks the film among the top 100 of the century.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/theater/birthofanation_a.html   (568 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Director/Writer: Kaizo Hayashi This film is a tribute to Japanese silent films, particularly the films made in the final phase of the silent film industry.
First, the film is completely silent except for some sound effects, the taped messages from the kidnappers, and a brief narration in one scene provided by a benshi, a person who was hired by Japanese theaters in the silent days to read the dialog to the audience.
The film accomplishes something that is not very common in cinema: the interleaving of (relative) reality and fantasy within a single story line in such a way that it is difficult to tell where the fantasy ends and reality begins.
www.cc.gatech.edu /classes/AY2005/cs6300_fall/projects/project5/movies/09/0975   (542 words)

 Cannes Screens Film on 1915 Massacres of Armenians
film about the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire was shown at the Cannes film festival.
The film Ararat, directed by Atom Egoyan--an Egyptian-born Canadian-Armenian filmmaker famous for films such as The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica, Felicia's Journey, Calendar, and The Adjuster--follows the efforts of a well-known Armenian director to make a film in Turkey about the siege of Van, which precipitated the massacres of Armenians in 1915.
Through juxtapositions of past and present and intertwined story lines, the film explores the effects of making the movie on Aznavour's character and how the massacres have rippled down through the generations of the Armenian diaspora in North America, disturbing and leaving their mark on personal lives.
www.cdca.asso.fr /cdca/cdca-egoyan_article_transitionsonline.htm   (722 words)

 ArtLex on Cinema
Griffith's film was effective propaganda for a revival of the KKK.
But makers of "documentary" works are generally expected to be as objective as possible, and Moore is unappologetic about shaping his works (by his choice of interviewees, questions to them, narrative, and editing) in supporting his opinions.
His films might be called editorialized or diatribes, but they have also been called the P word — propaganda.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/c/cinema.html   (876 words)

 Armenian genocide of 1915 examined in pair of films at MFA
Komitas was devastated by the horrors of the 1915 massacre and spent the rest of his years in various mental institutions.
The film succeeds admirably at fulfilling this task, and because Back to Ararat is probably the first (and perhaps the only) major documentary to address the events of 1915, the film is historically important as well.
While the film informs viewers that the European Parliament recently voted to recognize the acts of 1915 as genocide, the declaration's narrow margin (a vote of 68 to 60) is omitted.
www-tech.mit.edu /V109/N27/mfa.27a.html   (1010 words)

 Neversink Valley Area Museum — Movies Before Hollywood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The film industry was centered in New York City during these early years, and many short and feature silent films were made throughout the surrounding counties.
Most of the film companies based in New York City between 1895 and 1912 and even later, shot the interior scenes for their films in established film studios, and shot the exterior scenes at numerous outdoor locations throughout the area.
Twenty films were completed, which utilized the beautiful unspoiled natural surroundings for breathtaking location shots for Indian and western films, historical dramas and even comedies.
www.neversinkmuseum.org /movies.html   (550 words)

 UNESCO CII - WebWorld
A different category of nitrate fire anecdote concerns films where a fire in the cutting room is supposed to have affected the timing of completion or otherwise to have influenced the shape of the finished film - a phenomenon we have named ‘Nitrate Auteur’.
Bearing in mind the afterlife of nitrate in film archives, we are also looking for portraits of archivists, pictures of preservation staff at work, internal or external views of archive film vaults (perhaps with famous visitors, though such additions are not essential), and pictures of containers or vehicles used for film transport.
We are interested in visual records of deliberate fire tests on film and on vaults, and of the aftermath of archival film fires (again including memorials on the sites of fires).
www.unesco.org /webworld/highlights/fiaf_nitrate_book_180399.html   (1317 words)

 Nontheatrical Films. (from Motion Pictures) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Ultimately unsuccessful, the company instead contributed to the rise of independent film producers and the establishment of Hollywood, Calif., as the nation's film capital.
One of its most important activities is rating films for their suitability for various kinds of audiences.
film industry association founded in 1927 in Hollywood by studio executive Louis B. Mayer and movie personalities; annual presentation of Academy awards, known as Oscars, to films and the actors, directors, writers, technicians, and others involved in making motion pictures; members include actors, directors, writers, cinematographers, producers, film editors, sound...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-232876   (716 words)

 Film Class   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The story of how she won the role is legendary; the cameraman was instructed to keep the film rolling after she had finished her screen-test, and surreptitiously captured several minutes of Audrey being candid and charming and natural and of course, beautiful.
Filmed on location in Mexico, Warner Bros. studio head Jack L. Warner called it "definitely the greatest motion picture we have ever made." Although, to be fair, he probably said that about most of the movies he released.
The film was set to be released on December 12th 1963, but after Kennedy's assassination on November 22nd, due to the film's subject matter, it was bumped into January 1964 out of respect.
fray.ca /musings/film101.html   (6647 words)

 Moving History
This film, made by a local cinema owner to show at the Ripon Palladium the following week, includes scenes of the crowds and the sporting activities that took place with close up shots of soldiers and local people waving to the camera.
The images are particularly poignant as it was filmed in April 1915, and by June 1915 all the regiments had been despatched to the front.
The film served as inspiration for artistic installation work by Shaz Kerr, artist in residence at the Yorkshire Film Archive in 2001.
www.movinghistory.ac.uk /archives/ya/films/ya2highland.html   (213 words)

 The Films of Clara Kimball Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Cuban woman in love with a fisherman marries a man she doesn't love (who has seduced the fisherman's sister) in order to save the family estate, and during a melee at the wedding the husband is blinded.
French woman raised in the jungle wearing leopard skins and mistaken by the locals as the reincarnation of the Queen of Sheba is taken to Paris by an explorer.
I have found that some films, for which she is listed in some sources, she does not actually appear.
www.stanford.edu /~gdegroat/CKY/filmography.htm   (3829 words)

 1915   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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Aero View of Middletown in 1915 Panoramic bird's-eye view of town in 1915, from the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
Armenian Genocide 1915 A poster campaign and a Flash movie that portrays the events of 1915 through photographs and quotations.
www.purpleuniverse.com /free_associate-1915.html   (173 words)

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Archive Director Paolo Cherchi Usai said today that the medium of film was a very powerful element in the development of a nation's cultural story.
Dr Reynaud, an authority in this area of Australian film history, discusses the historical and socio-political context of the films, noting among other things the enthusiastic tone of the early films, which gradually turned to weariness in the later works.
With advice from Dr Reynaud, the National Film and Sound Archive has undertaken a reinterpretation of the The Hero of the Dardanelles, which is the first ever Gallipoli movie, made while the campaign was still underway.
www.afc.gov.au /NewsAndEvents/mediarelease/2005/release_376.aspx   (486 words)

 The Perilous Fight . Early Color Film | PBS
Using Eastman's cellulose-based film and a still camera, the two created some of the world's first moving images in fl and white.
One of the earliest examples of this is in the 1915 film Birth of a Nation.
Several advances in the flexibility of film stock, color developing and camera size made it easy to travel and shoot color film anywhere in the world.
www.pbs.org /perilousfight/rediscovering/early_color_film   (251 words)

 Ufa and German film chronology > German-Hollywood Connection
Messter — as inventor, exhibitor, distributor, producer — was to become one of Germany's most significant film pioneers, and a founder of Ufa.
He is one of the first film producers to realize the advantages of an indoor studio, making filmmakers less dependent on the variable German weather.
The nine-minute-long German film Der Raubmord am Spandauer Schifffahrtskanal bei Berlin (“Robbery and Murder on the Spanau Ship Canal Near Berlin”) is modelled on the American Western, The Great Train Robbery (1903) which has a running time of 10 minutes.
www.germanhollywood.com /ufachron.html   (1161 words)

 UCLA Film & Television Archive - Collections - Frank Borzage
His first film, PITCH O'CHANCE (1915), in which he also acted, is one of the few from this period that have survived.
He later worked at a number of different studios before joining Fox Film Corporation where he made his reputation with such silent films as LAZYBONES, which emphasizes the religious theme that is subtly present in many of his films.
Borzage's last film, THE BIG FISHERMAN (1959), starring Howard Keel and Susan Kohner, was adapted from Lloyd C. Douglas's novel about the life of Saint Peter.All of Borzage's sound films have survived although at least 46 of his earlier films are thought to be lost.
www.cinema.ucla.edu /collections/Profiles/borzage.html   (304 words)

 The Birth Of A Nation Movie Review (1915) from Channel 4 Film
Unarguably one of the most important films in the history of cinema, and also one of the most controversial.
In 1915 The Birth Of A Nation elevated the medium into an art form, proved that film could influence as well as reflect public opinion, and introduced countless technical innovations.
The story, adapted from Thomas Dixon's overtly racist novel 'The Clansman', is loosely based around two families - the Stonemasons in the North and the Camerons in the South.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=101188   (239 words)

 Les Vampires / The Vampires / 1915 / film review / Louis Feuillade / Musidora
Paris is in the grip of an unseen, nameless, terror, against which the police are powerless to act.
The series was made during the early years of World War I, and this makes an impact not just in the chilling content and doom-laden mood of the piece, but also in the eerie look of the abandoned locations chosen by Feuillade.
In her tightly fitting fl costume, and with her beautifully alluring looks, her part as the notorious Irma Vep (an anagram of 'vampire') has an indelibly iconic feel about it, and must have both shocked and delighted cinema audiences at the time.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Les_Vampires_rev.html   (561 words)

 The Birth of a Nation (1915)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The controversy that it generated may very well have helped it to remain better known than other films of the era that were equally innovative and/or lavish, or nearly so.
If the movie had ended shortly after the memorable and well-crafted Ford's Theater scene, the anti-war sentiment and similar themes would remain the main focus, since the effects of war on families and individuals is depicted convincingly and thoughtfully.
Other early feature-length films also include some creative efforts to adapt film-making techniques to longer running times and more complex stories.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0004972   (779 words)

 1915 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
June 18 : The Motion Picture Directors Association (MPDA) was formed by twenty-six film directors in Los Angeles, California.
The Birth of a Nation, directed by D.W. Griffith, starring Lillian Gish, Sam De Grasse, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, and Blanche Sweet
This page was last modified 10:37, 16 January 2006.
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 Gorky film studio // About film studio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1924 Yakov Protazanov produced the firsts sci-fi film "Aelita", with the scenery designed by by Viktor Simov, costumes by Alexandra Ester under the supervision of the famous Nadezhda Pimanova whose name is associated with all the theatrical productions by Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky.
In the "Golden Fund" of the Film Studio, there are films, which have become part of national and international cinematography.
The Gorky Film Studio was among the first to master the film dubbing technology and has been the Russian leader in this area for over half a century.
www.gorkyfilm.ru /english/about.shtml   (841 words)

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