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  Film History Before 1920
Films were increasingly being shown as part of vaudeville shows, variety shows, and at fairgrounds or carnivals.
The six-minute narrative film combined re-enacted scenes and documentary footage, and was dramatically edited with inter-cutting between the exterior and interior of a burning house.
The film also included exterior scenes, chases on horseback, actors that moved toward (and away from) the camera, a camera pan with the escaping bandits, and a camera mounted on a moving train.
www.filmsite.org /pre20sintro.html   (0 words)

  
 Genuine (1920) - Genuine: A Tale of a Vampire
Chiunque sia in possesso di dati relativi al film della presente scheda, dati che non siano quelli rilevabili da IMDB, ma che facciano riferimento alla trama o all'eventuale proiezione in Italia, o reperibilità in DVD in Lingua Italiana, e voglia portare a conoscenza gli altri di questi dati, può scrivere a
A questo riguardo Film Gothic sta predisponendo un opera in cinque DVD sulla Storia del Cinema Gotico ed Erotico, che oltre a riportare tutti i film in cui vi sono scene di nudo, per la maggior parte di essi fornirà immagini e filmati..
Film Gothic si dedica poi anche al Fumetto, all'Illustrazione e alla Pittura in relazione al Genere Gotico, Surreale, Onirico ed Erotico.
www.filmgothic.com /indice_italia/film/g/genuine.asp   (448 words)

  
 The Rockefeller Archive Center - "Unhooking the Hookworm"
The script and the film were subject to review and critique by educators, scientists, and health officials.
Many reviewers felt that the film should focus on workers and the loss of manpower due to hookworm disease.
Because of the film's success, it was translated into Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
archive.rockefeller.edu /feature/hookworm.php   (279 words)

  
 Film
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)

  
 AMNH Library - Special Collections - Film List
This film was made during the expedition to the islands off Peru under the auspices of the Brooklyn Museum.
In 1953 and 1954, Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, filmed bird colonies of coastal Peru and Chile and the outlying islands.
The film depicts a variety of dances (the buffalo, hood, war, eagle, corn, deer and snowbird) performed by Indians of the Tesuque, Taos, Acoma and Santa Clara Pueblos.
library.amnh.org /special/film_list1.html   (6843 words)

  
 Film Studies: University of Pittsburgh
Film is one of the major art forms of the 20th century and its study has become an important part of a modern humanities education.
For those students who wish to make film studies the primary focus of their undergraduate program, it is possible to pursue an interdisciplinary major in film studies.
A major in film studies helps students to understand and appreciate the cinematic medium and to be aware of its impact as a cultural and artistic force.
www.pitt.edu /~filmst/undergrad/major.html   (490 words)

  
 THE CABINET OF CALIGARI - DVD
Everything Jane does in the film seems to be continuous with her waking self, but at the same time, she appears to have implicitly accepted the rules of this dream world.
The film was scripted by Robert Bloch, who authored the novel on which Psycho is based and went on to have a lustrous career in the B-movie circuit cranking out exploitation pictures about "crazies" (after The Cabinet of Caligari, he wrote Strait-Jacket and The Night Walker for William Castle).
It turns out that the entire film has existed within Jane's head: she was a nut who had to confront Caligari--the manifestation of her fears of psychiatry--before she could be cured.
filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/cabinetofcaligari.htm   (1453 words)

  
 UCSB: Film Studies Department; Courses 805.893.2347   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An introduction to the study of film as an aesthetic and social phenomenon, and to various forms of critical analysis.
International film history from the camera obscura to the close of the silent era in the late 1920's.
Film Composition, choices of subject and character, ideas of the cinematic, and the relationship of cinema to Chinese culture and society will be studied.
www.filmstudies.ucsb.edu /courses/fall'03.html   (895 words)

  
 1920's MOVIES
The first movies where filmed in New Jersey now the films of the time were being made at the first 20 Hollywood studios.
The films of the 1920's were in major demand during this era.
Films were now becoming bigger, costlier, more polished, and the major film emphasis was on swashbucklers, historical extravaganzas, and melodramas.
www.msad54.org /sahs/socialstudies/finely/1920s/1920gr9/movies.html   (680 words)

  
 Silent Orchestra Film Screenings
Going against the grain of the melodramatic French studio film of the 1920s, the avant-garde extravaganzas of Marcel L'Herbier (1888-1979) are celebrated today for their inventive camera movements, astounding set designs, and freewheeling editing styles.
The silent film screening was a new experience for most of the percussionistas in the audience.
The films are part of the ongoing Art Nouveau series at the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art.
www.silentorchestra.com /silent_film_screenings.html   (0 words)

  
 eWorcester - Entertainment
The 1920 film “The Making of an American” was intended to inspire immigrants to this country to learn English and become successful and assimilated Americans.
The film was shown to more than 112,500 people in Connecticut in 1920, and then copies were sold to other states.
Industrial films such as “The Making of an American” are being sought out more and more because of the unique insight they can give into how things were actually like at the time they were made, as opposed to a Hollywood style-gloss on matters.
www.telegram.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060112/EWORCESTER/301120008/-1/eworcester   (1609 words)

  
 The Times (18/May/1920) - Film Production in England - Alfred Hitchcock DVD Wiki
Within a month or two it will be possible to begin film production on an extensive scale at the new studios which the Famous Players-Lasky British Producers Company are equipping at Islington.
Otherwise the films would be out of date when they came to be shown to the public.
A projection theatre, dark rooms, and painting rooms are established in the basement, and the administrative offices are to be found on the ground floor.
www.daveyp.com /hitchcock/wiki/The_Times_(18/May/1920)_-_Film_Production_in_England   (643 words)

  
 Newspaper Rock: Film doings in Alaska
Cathy Rexford, who co-organized the Native Revolution Film Festival during the 2006 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention and worked as associate producer for the documentary on the Duck-In, said Alaska Natives are adept at passing their stories, values and traditions from generation to generation, and film offers another way to do that.
"Film provides us with a strong voice that is both contemporary and traditional and is a powerful tool with which we can raise important issues," Rexford said.
Not so in film scores, said composer Brent Michael Davids, whose score for the 1920 silent film, "Last of the Mohicans," will be featured at the third annual World Indigenous Film Festival Friday and Saturday at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
www.bluecorncomics.com /2007/01/film-doings-in-alaska.html   (285 words)

  
 Filmography
In the first segment, the film exposes the roots of arrangement as well as the dowry system.
The film questions why young professionals, many living outside of their native India, still anticipate a marriage arranged by their parents.
Filmed both in India and the US, the first segment of What's Love Have To Do With It is scheduled for release in early 2004.
www.whiterainbow.com /Filmography.htm   (271 words)

  
 Film Society of Lincoln Center
For every Naruse heroine there is another woman, her rival or mirror image, whom she finds waiting when she turns a new corner, who legitimately possesses the man to whom the heroine has at best a moral or sentimental claim, or who stands as a living reproach to the heroine.
Near the end of the film, Michiyo’s triumph over Satoko—which marks the renewal of her ability to reconcile herself to the perpetual disappointments of her married life—is signaled by her suddenly seeing the humor in the girl’s modern affectations and laughing at her.
His ability to craft popular films without going over budget or schedule was especially prized by his bosses, who seem to have rewarded him with some degree of autonomy (his regular editor, Ume Takeda, recalled that “as a general rule, Naruse did the editing as he intended and the studio didn’t touch it”).
www.filmlinc.com /fcm/so05/naruse.htm   (1236 words)

  
 Canadian Film: 1920-1945: Foundations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The films, made for the lowest amount of money possible, were a result of the British Parliament’s 1928 introduction of a quota for foreign films, which included those in the Commonwealth.
By the end of the inter-war period, Canada’s contribution to the motion picture was the documentary, a genre of film that was not normally found in Hollywood.
From this Act, the National Film Board was established “as a co-coordinating agency for all public involvement with the medium” (Feldman 90).
www.mala.bc.ca /~soules/mTheory/vol3/cashman/foundations.htm   (357 words)

  
 Pollyanna (1920)
Nice sets and costumes (though no Hollywood glamour) and a pleasant look at small town life.
This is Mary Pickford's first film for United Artists (of which she was a part owner), so it was supposed to be a safe moneymaker and Mary is cast to and plays to what sold in the past.
Discuss this title with other users on IMDb message board for Pollyanna (1920)
www.imdb.com /title/tt0011588   (0 words)

  
 Edition of German Film Censorship Documents 1920-1938
This special institution, a department of the Ministery of the Interior, was founded 1920 as final arbitrator of whether a film could or could not be distributed and shown throughout Germany.
Each film in this edition is documented with information on variations of the title, with credits, cast and censorship data (length, date of the license, number of the license, date of premiere).
The archive gives an excellent impression of which sequences of the films (especially silent films) were to be edited out or which films were banned.
www.deutsches-filminstitut.de /et2tai01.htm   (540 words)

  
 Film of the 1920-1930
Film's transition from silent movies to "speakies" has drawn a lot of critical and scholarly attention, both within the larger community of film studies and more specifically within Emerson's campus.
A comprehensive resource in film history, extensive material about American film in the period of the 1920's and 1930's, organized by period/key movements.
Film History of the 1920's at http://www.filmsite.org/20sintro.html and Film History of the 1930's http://www.filmsite.org/30sintro.html
web.simmons.edu /~russells/filmweb/film.htm   (906 words)

  
 filmportal.de
Darunter finden sich Filme wie Robert Wienes "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari" (1920), Paul Wegeners  "Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam"  (1920), Friedrich Wilhelm Murnaus "Der letzte Mann" (1924), Fritz Langs "Metropolis" (1926), oder G. Pabsts "Die Büchse der Pandora" (1929), deren historische Bedeutung unstrittig ist.
Neben der Ufa konnte sich in den ersten Jahren der Weimarer Republik die 1915 von Erich Pommer gegründete Decla Film Gesellschaft profilieren.
So werden unter dem Schlagwort häufig verschiedenste Filme zusammengefasst, darunter etwa Wienes in Vergessenheit geratenes Nachfolgewerk  "Genuine" (1920), aber auch F.
www.filmportal.de /df/3c/Artikel,,,,,,,,THEMENTHEMENTHEMENTHEMENTHEMENTH,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.html   (1106 words)

  
 Bavaria Film GmbH: 1920
The first film made in the glass workshop at Geiselgasteig is DER OCHSENKRIEG based on the novel by Ludwig Ganghofer.
On May 1, production companies, a further hire company and a cinema are affiliated to the Münchner Lichtspielkunst AG.
The foundation of the group is to be understood as a reaction to the Universum-Film AG (Ufa) founded in Berlin in December 1917, following General Ludendorff's wish for "standardisation of the German film industry".
www.bavaria-film.de /index.php?id=564   (114 words)

  
 Bright Lights Film Journal | Jekyll & Hyde on DVD
For silent film buffs, the 1920 Jekyll and Hyde virtually demands to be seen, thanks to John Barrymore’s bravura set-gnawing in the lead.
The Jekyll-Hyde transformation is perhaps the first and still one of the greatest money shots in the history of horror film, and Barrymore does a great job, throwing his body into convulsions and using his twitching lips and blazing eyes to convince us that we’ve seen the transformation without stop-action camera work.
On the down side, the last minute or two of the film is simply missing, a rather egregious shortcoming that Kino doesn’t bother to mention.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /44/jekyll.htm   (1057 words)

  
 FilmBaby
The film is based upon a medieval Jewish legend about a clay figure that is brought to life to serve as a protector of the Jews who live in the Prague ghetto in the year 1580.
THE GOLEM is a film of great power, as hypnotic as a German Expressionist vision of life as a waking dream.
Set in 16th-century Prague, this 1920 silent film was written by, directed by, and starring Paul Wegener, but the German Expressionist classic, here on DVD with English dialogue cards, is brought to life like its titular clay monster by local music-scene veteran Mark Rubin and his klezmer posse.
www.filmbaby.com /product_info.php?a=b&cat=&products_id=289&page=1   (351 words)

  
 11th Annual HPL Film Festival
There was nothing terribly original for anybody who has been exposed to lovecraftian/occult-inspired film The bright spot was the villain, dubbed Snidely Whiplash, due to his over-the-top performance and facial hair that must be seen to be believed.
The people working on the film clearly did their homework while preparing this film and hopefully it will be apparent when it is released in the spring of 2005.
The film works pretty well, as night gallery decided to make it campy instead of serious, and it works quite well even though it varies somewhat from the original story.
www.unfilmable.com /11th_HPLFF_review.html   (2949 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on The Last of the Mohicans at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I’ve only seen a couple other silent films in the past, and found them to be fun in a vintage sort of way, so I gave this one a chance.
I believe this to be one of the first full-length film adaptations, though a short movie was made 9 years earlier in 1911.
I do believe this film to be the original classic that set the standard for future editions.
www.epinions.com /content_223517576836   (756 words)

  
 Modern Japan - Entertainment - Movies
From about 1920, Japanese film was divided into two main categories: Jidai-geki, or period films and Gendai-geki, or films with modern settings.
A huge number of films were made about the war - about life in the military and about the effects of the war on life at home.
At home, the industry was enjoying something of a revival, although many of the most famous films of the time were at least partly financed by foreign money.
www.japan-zone.com /modern/movie.shtml   (1073 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)

  
 Film Sound History: Pre-20's   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the first films Edison made was of a laboratory worker in his Newark laboratory.
The films were being shown all around the country in arcades and drugs stores.
He worked on the project during several widely seperated intervals (a series of shows of the "Film Parlant" at the Gaumont Palace in Paris in 1913 and demonstrations in the U.S. were the biggest accomplishments).
www.mtsu.edu /~smpte/pre20s.html   (816 words)

  
 UCSB: Film Studies Department; Courses 805.893.2347   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prerequisite: Film Studies 104 or 105 and consent of instructor.
American films of the forties and fifties, and contemporary American and European works will be considered.
Presents a series of popular films and professional documentaries representing a range og trends, images, issues associated with the natural and human environments.
www.filmstudies.ucsb.edu /courses/winter'04.html   (1415 words)

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