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  Sexual or Erotic Films
Films of romance with heart-throb sexy lead characters may have sexual elements, but these are often secondary to the main plot goal - the search and attainment of love.
The very first kiss on film was between a Victorian couple seen in the Edison kinetoscope The May Irwin Kiss (1896) (aka The Kiss, or The Irwin-Rice Kiss in a filmed scene from the stage play The Widow Jones).
This titillating short 20-second film, with a close-up of a kiss, was denounced as shocking and pornographic to early moviegoers and caused the Roman Catholic Church to call for censorship.
www.filmsite.org /sexualfilms.html   (1618 words)

  At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Intolerance (1916)
The film, as with much of Griffith's work, is heavy-handed by today's standards in the delivery of its message, but the individual stories are great stories first and foremost and morality plays second.
The grandeur and epic scope of the film is readily apparent on the screen.
While the film takes its time building up steam, gradually it does, and by the time it reaches the last half hour, during which all four stories reach their climaxes with increasingly furious cross-cutting, it has achieved a powerful intensity.
a.rinkworks.com /movies/m/intolerance.1916.shtml   (402 words)

  At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Intolerance (1916)
The film, as with much of Griffith's work, is heavy-handed by today's standards in the delivery of its message, but the individual stories are great stories first and foremost and morality plays second.
The grandeur and epic scope of the film is readily apparent on the screen.
While the film takes its time building up steam, gradually it does, and by the time it reaches the last half hour, during which all four stories reach their climaxes with increasingly furious cross-cutting, it has achieved a powerful intensity.
rinkworks.com /movies/m/intolerance.1916.shtml   (402 words)

 U B U W E B : William S. Burroughs Films
This section is intended to delineate a general background to the underground film developments of the 1960s that maintain a concern with structure and consequently the materiality of the medium.
The development of a theory of structural film cannot be dealt with in terms purely related to cinematic developments; rather it is necessary to examine structural film in terms of contemporary problems (and their contexts) within other arts, in the same way that Man Ray's film approaches can be paralleled with his techniques in photography.
The films produced contain highly sophisticated editing techniques and documenting the "materialaktions." These were performance art pieces whereby the human body is treated as the material and action against the body becomes the material for the film.
www.ubu.com /film/burroughs.html   (7218 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)

 TIME 100: Charlie Chaplin
An advertisement for a Charlie Chaplin film was a promise of happiness, of that precious, almost shocking moment when art delivers what life cannot, when experience and delight become synonymous, and our investments yield the fabulous, unmerited bonanza we never get past expecting.
In a 1995 worldwide survey of film critics, Chaplin was voted the greatest actor in movie history.
In 1916, his third year in films, his salary of $10,000 a week made him the highest-paid actor — possibly the highest paid person — in the world.
www.time.com /time/time100/artists/profile/chaplin.html   (405 words)

 Mladen Milicevic - Film-Music Synaesthesia
That film was a rhythmic harmony for the eyes, and clearly demonstrated his interest in alteration of rest and motion, like the sound and pause in music.
The film was made without a camera, consisting of fl and white frames which correspond to sound in one-to-one relationship.
The whole film is only one shot which takes forty-five minutes to reach its maximum extension, the soundtrack parallels this movement with an ascending sine wave, starting at 50 Hz and ending around 12 kHz.
myweb.lmu.edu /mmilicevic/NEWpers/_PAPERS/exp-film.html   (1967 words)

 Filmkultura: Prints: Sulamith "sings" again
Since the first time a film was restored the question of what kinds of changes may the restorer effect compared to the original state of the film has puzzled professionals.
The first attempt at coloured restoration made by the Film Institute was an "agitka" (humorous propaganda sketch) from 1919, where newly drawn text inserts were placed into a visual context of rather deteriorated quality, in spite of all the corrections targeting the dampening of trembling and the creation of better light-effects.
Besides, today's researcher must always be optimistic, hoping that a further variant of the film may turn up one day, and preserving the possibility of making the "longest version" of the film one day was the main reason of leaving the inserts unnumbered.
www.filmkultura.iif.hu:8080 /articles/prints/szulamit.textonly.en.html   (3457 words)

 Irish Film Institute»Irish Film Censorship»Details
While some films were being censored in Ireland as early as 1916, national film censorship proper only began with the Censorship of Films Act, 1923.
According to the Act, still in operation, films may be banned or cut if deemed to be “indecent, obscene or blasphemous”, or are otherwise “subversive of public morality”.
Thus, films which showed women in non-traditional roles—for example, in night-clubs or in chorus lines; engaged in activities such as drinking or smoking, or dressed in what the censors called “semi-nude” clothes—were excised to ensure that they conformed to a traditional notion of the woman’s place in the home.
www.irishfilm.ie /cinema/season1.asp?PageID=60&SID=71   (507 words)

 screenonline: Tom Brown's Schooldays (1916)
Contemporary reviews were generally favourable, commenting that the film captured the British spirit and taught wholesome lessons about the value of truth and of being a gentleman, although a few also bemoaned the unnecessary addition of a love affair.
The film uses some unusual techniques for its period, as in the scene in which Tom and East's faces are placed in the top corners of dialogue intertitles while they mouth the words written beside them.
Tom's sister Cynthia could have developed into an interesting character, but like most women in the film, she is there primarily to provide a side-plot to the main action and to reveal aspects of Tom's character.
www.screenonline.org.uk /film/id/575267/index.html   (395 words)

 Library of Congress
The San Francisco Preparedness Day parade of 1916 was perhaps the largest parade ever held in the city.
This film, with its animated propagandistic prologue, was made shortly after the bombing and was clearly aimed at local audiences.
Pathe film of the bombing scene was filmed after most of the bodies had been removed.
www.sfmuseum.org /loc/prepday.html   (416 words)

 Historical Film Archives Online
The two later films include a 1915 travelogue that shows scenes of the rebuilt city and a tour of the Panama Pacific Exposition and a 1916 propaganda film.
Archive of British Public Information Films from the Central Office of Information.andnbsp; Since 1945 the COI has produced andquot;information campaigns designed to inform the public on a huge range of issues which affect their daily lives, such as health, welfare, education and rights.
These films were made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope andamp; Biograph Company and consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba, and the Philippines, showing troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other war-time events.
gethelp.library.upenn.edu /guides/hist/onlinefilm.html   (1021 words)

 RTÉ Libraries and Archives: preserving a unique record of irish life.
Colour film was used again to record the visit of President de Valera to Kilmainham Gaol.
The ceremony was attended by veterans of 1916 as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps, the Lord Mayor, Alderman Timmons, and the Taoiseach Mr Lemass.
Film cameras were there again to record some of the event in colour.
www.rte.ie /laweb/ll/ll_t06_colour_a.html   (834 words)

 Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film
These early genres of documentary film were quickly assimilated into existing modes of popular culture and entertainment, and initially appeared in venues which used other, non-filmic, forms of performance, such as acrobatics, song, and dance.
This potential was not lost on early film theorists, who soon began to see documentary film as the principal means through which a genuine form of film art could be created, against the background of the accelerating domination of the medium by the mass-produced Hollywood feature film.
However, from the 1970s onward, documentary film theory tended to adopt the concerns and intellectual orientations of theorists within the semiotic, structuralist, post-structuralist and postmodernist camps of film theory.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/documentary/introduction.html   (2529 words)

 News - Film Ireland
Darklight has been invited to curate a screening of films to be shown in the Europazug festival (Krakow, Poland) at the end of April.
The film is a poignant reminder of the destructive power of fundamental belief and ultimately the redemptive nature of love.
Ogden's groundbreaking film explores the life of traveller girl Winnie, using members of the travelling community in the leading roles, and met with great critical success on its cinema release.
www.filmireland.net /news/news6.htm   (1682 words)

 women film pioneers - august theme of the month
Film historians, friends and colleagues of Marion are also featured, including her biographer, Cari Beauchamp; pre-eminent silent film historian Kevin Brownlow; film critic Leonard Maltin; Museum of Modern Art film department chief curator Mary Lea Bandy; and Oscar®-nominated former child star Jackie Cooper.
One of the first feature films ever produced, the restoration of Helen Gardner’s CLEOPATRA (1912), which was funded by TCM and restored by George Eastman House, will be scored by critically-acclaimed and double platinum record seller, Canadian composer and performer Chantal Kreviazuk and her husband, Our Lady Peace lead vocalist Raine Maida.
Author and feminist film theorist Jane Gaines, who is a professor and director of the Program in Film and Video at Duke University and founder of the Women Film Pioneers project, will introduce the films with TCM host Robert Osborne.
alt.tcm.turner.com /SPECIAL_THEME/00/08/index.htm   (438 words)

 glbtq >> arts >> Film Actors: Lesbian
From the days of silent films through the present, lesbian actresses have played a significant role in Hollywood--both in the movies themselves and outside of them--but their contributions have rarely been recognized or spoken of openly.
Her film career began with the silent film War Brides (1916) and continued through such movies as Camille (1921) and culminated in The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944).
But her film career finally dried up, not only because of the spectacular failure of Salomé, but also because of the formation of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1922, which was to institute the infamous Motion Picture Production Code in 1929, and the rise of the studio system.
www.glbtq.com /arts/film_actors_lesbian.html   (857 words)

 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of the Somme, 1916
Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during 1916, the Battle of the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916, which to this day remains a one-day record.
However the German onslaught at Verdun at the start of 1916, where the German Army Chief of Staff, von Falkenhayn promised to ‘bleed France white’, resulted in the diversion of virtually all French manpower and efforts.
The German Verdun offensive transformed the intent of the Somme attack; the French demanded that the planned date of the attack, 1 August 1916, be brought forward to 1 July, the aim chiefly being to divert German resources from Verdun in the defence of the Somme.
www.firstworldwar.com /battles/somme.htm   (1956 words)

 1916 in film : Information and resources about 1916 in film : School Work Guru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1916 in film : Information and resources about 1916 in film : School Work Guru
See also: 1915 in film, other events of 1916, 1917 in film, list of 'years in film'.
November 19 - Samuel Goldfish (later renamed Samuel Goldwyn) and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Company (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).
www.schoolworkguru.org /encyclopedia/1/19/1916_in_film.html   (150 words)

 Henry B. Walthall: Film Review--The Silents 1916-1927
Film on the "Further Career and Adventures of the Lone Wolf." Walthall has the lead role as Michael Lanyard, the fictional thief/good guy "Lone Wolf." The film begins on the Western Front during the Great War.
This film seems to be a very important addition to Walthall's repertoire, as--next to Birth of a Nation--I've seen more screen shots of this film in books with chapters on Walthall than any other.
Although, he was only 49 when this movie was filmed, he is made up to look like a decrepit old man mourning his son's departure off to war and, later, his son's death.
www.henrybwalthall.com /Silents1916-1927.html   (1336 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)

 » Best Films of 1916 - Alternative Film Guide
Sold for Marriage, a drama with comedic touches directed by William Christy Cabanne, and starring Lillian Gish as a young Russian immigrant in the United States, is the sole 1916 release that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching — and one that I heartily recommend.
Before the film world consolidated later in the decade and established itself as a big corporate industry and producer of mass-market, assembly-line, glossy entertainment.
After the failure of this film, Cecil B. DeMille ended his long string of artistically impressive films and from then on focused on lavish and self-indulgent bedroom comedies, Biblical epics, or morality tales which juxtapose religious parables with the decadence of the Jazz Age.
www.altfg.com /blog/altfg/best-films-of-1916   (1953 words)

 Chinese Language Film Collection -- Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While films from other nations were shown in China as early as 1896, China's own film industry was slow in forming.
Three principal factors combined to bring about this era: the advent of sound film, the active participation of the Left-Wing Movement in the film industry, and the need for wartime propaganda during Japan's invasion of China's northern provinces.
These socially conscious films were a pastiche of Hollywood and Soviet styles combined with local popular culture which resulted in a post-colonial movement that foreshadowed the Third Cinema of the 1960s.
polaris.gseis.ucla.edu /skozerow/intro.htm   (515 words)

 Political Film Society - Unleashed
Unleashed, directed by Louis Leterrier, is marketed as an action film, but there is more to the plot than the excellent fighting sequences.
When the film begins, Danny (played by Jet Li) has a collar around his neck.
Soon, his gangster "uncle" Bart (played by Bob Hoskins) takes the collar off and orders, "Kill!" Danny then pounds everyone in sight except for his uncle and his gang, who depart with loot; on returning home, he is locked up in a cage.
www.geocities.com /polfilms/unleashed.html   (374 words)

 glbtq >> arts >> Film
On the first night, filming was interrupted by a furious crowd of protestors who came armed with ear-splitting whistles.
Despite the critical and commercial success of these films, lesbian and gay cinema is not something that happened only since gay liberation--although politicization has provided the impetus to sift through history and tease out what was previously concealed.
A 1916 Swedish film, The Wings, seems to be one of the first overt gay screen romances; based on Herman Bang's novel, Mikael, it races through the melodrama of sculptor Claude Zoret and the elusive youth of the title.
www.glbtq.com /arts/film.html   (782 words)

 The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh is the penultimate expressionistic street film, full of sets that look both realistic and fantastic at the same time, unsettling multiple exposures, operatic performances whose weight you can really feel on your chest, and a magic that few movies made after audio took over have been able to tap.
It is not simply the movement of the camera that makes this film so exceptional, instead it is the careful choreography of the camera around and between people and objects.
Although the film is often faulted for its happy and improbable ending, the epilogue is so tinged with giddy irony that I could not imagine the film without it.
www.sloppyfilms.com /murnau/lalaugh.htm   (813 words)

 San Francisco Film Society
Awarded the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for services rendered to film archiving, David Francis also is a Fellow of the British Film Institute and the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Library of Congress.
The 45th San Francisco International Film Festival is presented by the San Francisco Film Society, a nonprofit arts organization whose goal is to lead in expanding the knowledge and appreciation of international film art and its artists by showcasing the most compelling, thought-provoking international films, special tributes and major restorations and today’s brightest stars.
The 45th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 18–May 2, 2002 at the AMC Kabuki 8 Theatres, the Castro Theatre, the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley and Landmark’s Park Theatre in Menlo Park.
www.sffs.org /press/novikoff_02.html   (684 words)

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