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  FLOR DE DURAZNO (Patria Film, 1917)
Films which are a mistery for me since they are never going to reach Argentina because they end in archival shelf simply because nobady has imagination to market them around the world.
Yet, many films (some of them very good) despite the technological changeovers will continue to be unavailable for viewing, if they are not lost, simply because the industry believes that they wont make any money with them.
The acting is quite good for 1917, it was very well produced and, while most of it is hard to follow without the titles, it features lots of interesting flashbacks and a handful of interesting optical tricks.
www.gardelweb.com /Flor-de-Durazno-1917.htm   (751 words)

  
 chicagomediaworks.com - Documentary Film Styles
This film is an early example of cultural relativism and the collaboration between informant and filmmaker.
Results: films are based in pedagogical intent and teach the viewer through a distanced, omniscient Voice of God commentary.
From this point, there is a notable decline in the use of still photographs in anthropology and in monographs because of shift in interest from objects to structural and psycholanalytical approaches to culture (except in the Third Reich).
www.chicagomediaworks.com /2instructworks/3editing_doc/3editing_docfilmstyles.html   (1324 words)

  
 Big Boss Man Samuel Arkoff (1917-2001) | PopMatters Film Feature
AIP films were not cut-rate schlock, much as the titles and promotion could lead you to assume otherwise.
Their dull beach party films were a weak substitute for stories that could have embodied the energy and audacity of rock 'n' roll.
Fearful that the film might imply advocacy of psychedelics, AIP tampered with the last shot in the story to assert that mind-altering drugs were lethal in the extreme.
www.popmatters.com /film/features/010920-arkoff.shtml   (1439 words)

  
 evgenni bauer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Russian film makers of the period were effectively working to suit the tastes of two markets, the indigenous and the foreign.
Although, I have stated that Bauer and other film-makers of the Russian style, exhibit a radical stylistic alterity to the cinema of Europe and America, this does not imply that their approach to the development of a spatial and temporal cinematic world is of the same radical difference.
In a particular scene, as the mute girl walks with her father at the beginning of the film, a static frame reveals the figures in the near foreground.
www3.telus.net /kbridget/bauer.htm   (2084 words)

  
 Cleopatra (movie)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The story of this silent film was very loosly based on the plot of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.
Years later with the imposition of Hollywood's Hays Code the film was judged too obscene to be shown, and no surviving prints are known to exist.
The 1963 film is infamous for bankrupting 20th Century Fox.
www.city-search.org /cl/cleopatra-(movie).html   (713 words)

  
 The Tiger's Coat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
W.W. Hodkinon (1881-1971) was among the first film distributors to begin showing early films in a theater rather than in run-down nickelodeons, thereby helping to make cinema (which heretofore had a reputation as appealing only to the most vulgar audiences) a respectable pasttime for the upper-classes.
It was a success, and soon he began operating a regional film exchange and encouraging other exhibitors to follow his lead and open their own theaters.
She appeared in about 15 feature films during her brief screen career, and only "The Prince of Pep" (1925) and "Twinkletoes" (1926), in addition to "The Tiger's Coat," seem to be available for viewing today.
www.silentsaregolden.com /DeBartoloreviews/rdgtigerscoat.html   (2588 words)

  
 Kansas Silent Film Festival 2004, Schedule
The 1925 version of this film was destroyed in a studio fire and mediocre prints of it are all that survive.
The film was re-released in 1929, partially re-shot and re-edited and is still the better version of this classic tale.
Denise Morrison is a film historian from Kansas City, Missouri, with a special focus on silent film.
www.kssilentfilmfest.org /kssff2005/notes.html   (1606 words)

  
 Willis O'Brien
When the processed film was projected in sequence the inanimate models moved with the illusion of life.
He brought the giant gorilla to life on film using eighteen inch high models constructed on metal skeletons with ball-and-socket joints, padded with foam rubber and cotton, and covered with rabbit skins to simulate the beast's fur.
Although seldom used in the film, this prop was on display at the Chinese Theatre during the film's 1933 Hollywood premier.
www2.netdoor.com /~campbab/Obie.html   (549 words)

  
 The film music recorded by Roberto Firpo
What follows is a series of recordings done by Roberto Firpo that are related to films, for the most part musical themes for silent films.
This march was the theme of the film of the same title.
In 1932, the film was reissued with a soundtrack and Turgenova recorded the Fresedo theme; this version, as well as the film, do exist.
www.todotango.com /english/biblioteca/cronicas/rfirpo_film.asp   (1465 words)

  
 Toronto International Film Festival 2002 Interview with Travis Wilkerson director of An Injury to One
The film provides the historical background to the event, the decades-long exploitation of the region and its workers by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.
The strength of Wilkerson’s film, which suffers from occasional bouts of self-consciousness, is its seriousness and intelligence in the examination of a history that is almost entirely concealed by official sources.
We’re entering this period in which the means of film production are available to us, but the means of distribution are totally unavailable to us, and that seems increasingly to be the most pressing issue facing progressive or radical filmmakers.
www.wsws.org /articles/2002/oct2002/wilk-o04.shtml   (2188 words)

  
 Teddy at the Throttle (1917)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Compared to the classic short comedies Chaplin and Arbuckle were making at the time it's not an especially funny film, being more of a situation comedy with strong dollops of melodrama, but it sure does move, and we can still see why audiences of the time found it exciting.
We might groan today at such cornball elements as a top-hatted villain who actually ties his victim to the railroad tracks, but viewed in context-- that is, with the understanding that these elements were already considered cornball, even in 1917 --this film is still exciting, satisfying, and fun.
She was cordial for the most part, but when I asked her about this film she gave me a sour look and promptly changed the subject.
us.imdb.com /Title?0007433   (667 words)

  
 Marketing and Public Relations News Release
Many of the films in the series received major awards and acclaim from the international cinema industry and deal with topics ranging from the Russian Revolution to the current conflict between Russia and Chechen separatists.
The film was made in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
This film series is being coordinated by Dr. Elizabeth Drummond, assistant professor of history at Southern Miss.
www.usm.edu /pr/prnews/feb05/russianfilms.htm   (594 words)

  
 Statistics for Film works processed in 1917   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For previous years the information is known not to be completely accurate as some records, mostly from before 1931, are now lost.
Information on films passed by the BBFC many years ago is added to the system when it is confirmed and so these figures may slightly change over time.
Prior to 1987 no distinction was made between film features, advertisements and trailers.
www.bbfc.co.uk /website/Statistics.nsf/6f307bfc67596aac80256a100036784a/07f79f8795152b1f80256a2a00631931?OpenDocument   (106 words)

  
 1917 in film -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The first film to use it was (Click link for more info and facts about The Gulf Between) The Gulf Between.
The Little American, starring (United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)) Mary Pickford; directed by (United States film maker remembered for his extravagant and spectacular epic productions (1881-1959)) Cecil B. DeMille.
Teddy at the Throttle, a Keystone comedy with (United States actress in many silent films (1899-1983)) Gloria Swanson.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/1/19/1917_in_film.htm   (1152 words)

  
 LiP | Film Review | A History of Native Americans in Cinema
The film was distinguished enough to land him the director's berth in a whole string of movies over the next decade, culminating in the sensitive and critically-acclaimed 1928 screen version of Helen Hunt Jackson's Ramona.
Always, the Indians in such films serve as mere plot devices intended mainly to validate the main white characters' alleged sensitivities, and to convey forgiveness to "good" (i.e., most) whites for the misdeeds of their "bad" (i.e., atypical or "deviant") peers.
Critical reaction to the film was interesting, to say the least, consisting in large part of chatter concerning its limitations and technical deficiencies rather than the profound social significance of its very existence.
www.lipmagazine.org /articles/revichurchill_35.htm   (2559 words)

  
 CinemaTechnic | Camera Resources | ARRI 35 II
The inside of the camera is simply a film chamber with the gate, the single pull-down claw (no registration pin is used) and chrome plated brass film guides.
The film sprockets are part of the magazine, although the partially protrude into the camera when the magazine is fitted.
The first Hollywood feature film to use the Arriflex was Dark Passage, 1945 directed by Delmer Daves, who had tested the captured Arriflexes for the US Air Force during his service in the war.
www.cinematechnic.com /resources/arri_35-2.html   (2260 words)

  
 William Desmond Taylor - TOM SAWYER, 1917   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
All three films were Paramount releases directed by William Desmond Taylor and scripted by Julia Crawford Ivers.
What the film makers decided to film they did by the book and scenario writer Ivers stuck very closely to the original narrative, editing and embroidering it where she saw fit but respecting the material.
She is filmed in harsh sunlight in a Baby Jane wig with braids and decked out in a wedding cake dress and full length pantalettes which make it hard to look demure.
www.yorku.ca /twainweb/reviews/1917-TS.html   (2469 words)

  
 Panthea (1917)
This was her second and last film with director Allan Dwan.
It was produced in late 1916, released in January of 1917, and later re-released in 1920.
Curiously enough, the best part of the film is the preliminary portion in which are outlined the events preceding the episodes that made up the action of the play.
www.stanford.edu /~gdegroat/NT/oldreviews/panthea.htm   (2084 words)

  
 Moving History
The introduction of submarines in the First World War was seen as a crucial change to the nature of warfare, and proved to be a formidable force: the German U-boat campaigns in both World Wars constituted serious threats to Britain’s survival.
This film provides a unique and remarkable illustration of the effectiveness of the campaign in the First World War, accompanying the U-35 and its charismatic commander Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière as they attack and sink a number of allied merchant ships in the Mediterranean and east Atlantic in the spring of 1917.
The film stresses the chivalry with which de la Perière conducts his attacks – a careful attempt to reassure German and neutral audiences after the allies had successfully used actions like the torpedoing of the Lusitania to brand U-boat sinkings as atrocities.
www.movinghistory.ac.uk /archives/iw/films/iw2gurtel.html   (240 words)

  
 Annual Betzwood Silent Film Festival to be Held at MCCC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The historic films will be presented as they would have been seen originally-on a large screen with live organ accompaniment.
The Betzwood Film Archive was established in the Library of Montgomery County Community College in 1989 so that this unique part of our local history is preserved for all to enjoy.
Initially founded by film pioneer Siegmund Lubin of Philadelphia, and after 1917 owned and operated by Wolf Brothers, Inc. of Philadelphia, the 350-acre studio saw the production of over 100 films.
www.montgomerycountycommunitycollege.net /cr/mc3news/2003/april/betz.htm   (457 words)

  
 Cleopatra_(movie)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was one of the most elaborate Hollywood films ever produced up to that time, with particularly lavish sets and costumes.
The picture was filmed on the Dominquez slough just outside of Long Beach, California.
It was not a box-office flop, but it did not perform nearly as well as Fox hoped, and took several years to break even and the financial loss from the film forced the studio to file for bankruptcy.
www.comicscomics.com /search.php?title=Cleopatra_(movie)   (589 words)

  
 The Pioneer of Indian Cinema: Dadasaheb Phalke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Raja Harishchandra was made in 1913 under the banner of Phalke Film Co. in 1917 Phalke Film Co. was incorporated into the Hindustan Film Co. Phalke's Raja Harishchandra is recognized as the first indigenously made story film.
Except for the imported camera, the processing outfit and the raw film, which were not made in India, everything was organized by talented artistes willing to work in films.
Towards the end of 1934, he was invited by Kolhapur Cinetone to direct the Hindi and Marathi film Gangavataran.
movies.indiainfo.com /tales/dadasaheb.html   (392 words)

  
 Silent Era : PSFL : Chase Me, Charlie (1917)
Essanay Film Manufacturing Company [Perfection Pictures] production; distributed (in the United Kingdom in 1917) by Film Booking Offices [British], and (in the USA in 1918) by George Kleine System.
Released in 1917 (in the United Kingdom at seven reels).
The original short films were directed by Charles Chaplin.
www.silentera.com /PSFL/data/C/ChaseMeCharlie1917.html   (176 words)

  
 The Unluckiest Man in Hollywood, Part 2 Timothy Noah
Goldstein's manuscript reveals him to be an excitable fellow, deeply convinced that he was an accomplished film director, even though he'd never directed a film before.
Whether or not he was a spy or a frustrated artist or just bananas does not alter the fact of his actions, which blatantly served to undermine public support for our own war effort in support of our allies.
I mean, they even let him edit the film and continue screening it, which hardly seems so Orwellian to me, given the circumstances.
www.slate.com /id/1005613   (1327 words)

  
 Ford Rises from the Dead. Again.
The movies of 1917 started a four-year, 25-film association between Ford and Carey.
Films in those days were made in community, as well, by the same troupe of players, writer, cameraman, director month after month -- and both brothers found ways to continue this mode of production long after it ceased being an industry norm.
Many traits like this one, inherited from brother Frank, are intensified in Jack's hands, so that already his movies seem more “personable” than other films: emphasis on the girl suffering, on moral aspects, on feelings; inventing a bit of business for each shot; a whacky sense of humor.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/03/26/john_ford_rises.html   (998 words)

  
 ITEM NO. ITEM DESCRIPTION BOX NO.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
1917.17 FILM Fairhaven Bay from hemlock bluff on slope of Mount Misery.
1917.65 FILM Gowing’s Swamp, wool grass and Andromeda Polifolia in foreground (vert.).
1920.1 FILM Heywood’s Meadow from the railroad--ice melting in the pond.
www.concordnet.org /library/scollect/Fin_Aids/Gleason.html   (5049 words)

  
 Unidentified Film Stills   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Click here to see stills from an unidentified Paramount film from 1917.
This still was included in a group of Paramount films from 1916-1917.
This one may be a Paramount still from 1916 - 1917.
home.comcast.net /~silentfilm/unknown.htm   (238 words)

  
 Robert Farnon - film and TV composer
Robert Farnon was born in Toronto in Canada and his initial musical experience included playing trumpet in the Orchestra of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before moving to work in the US.
He also arranged and recorded songs for many leading artists including Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and Tony Bennett with whom he was to form a long association through concert and television appearances.
He composed the scores for several films, though his most instantly recognised compositions (at least to those of a certain age) are without doubt his themes for television series of the 60s and 70s particularly "Panorama" and the War Dramas "Colditz" and "Secret Army".
www.mfiles.co.uk /composers/Robert-Farnon.htm   (549 words)

  
 1918 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Following litigation for anti-trust activities, the US Supreme Court orders the Motion Picture Patents Company to disband.
The Sinking of the Lusitania - a short animated propaganda film by Winsor McCay.
Tarzan of the Apes, starring Elmo Lincoln and Enid Markey
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1918_in_film   (154 words)

  
 A Slave of Love (Raba Lubvi) Film Review - Time Out Film
Crimea, 1917: a film crew shooting a silent melodrama while away a long summer in sub-Chekhovian languor.
In true social-realist style, the idyll gives way to grainy realism, but the film is fatally undecided on whether to celebrate the glamour of a world with which it is more than half in love yet feels obliged to condemn.
The film team pick their favourites from this year's programme.
www.timeout.com /film/74786.html   (251 words)

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