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  AMNH Library - Special Collections - Film List
The film begins with narration and maps depicting the early exploration of Mozambique and dwelling particularly on the arrival of the Portuguese.
This film was given to the AMNH by the estate of Anne Morgan, J. Morgan's youngest child.
This film is part of the travelling exhibition entitled "Contemporary African Arts," which was mounted by the Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago and shown at the AMNH in 1974.
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 AMNH Library - Special Collections - Film List
This film is a good overall record of an expedition which covered 16,000 miles in northern Africa, showing Moslem architecture and the great variations in people and terrain of the region.
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.
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 The Kid (1921 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was a huge success, and was the second-highest grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Audiences of the time were deeply affected by the film and the relationship of the Kid with the much-loved Tramp character, from whom they had not previously seen such emotional depth.
Chaplin reissued the film in 1972, and he composed a new musical score to accompany the film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Kid_(1921_movie)   (316 words)

 1921 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The murder charge was later reduced to one of manslaughter at the preliminary hearing.
December 4 - The first Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against actor and film director Roscoe Arbuckle ends in a hung jury voting 9-2 for acquittal.
May 23 - Grigori Chukhrai, Ukrainian film director (d.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/1921_in_film   (332 words)

 AllRefer.com - Satyajit Ray (Film, Biography) - Encyclopedia
His subtle, austere, and delicately lyrical films made him one of the outstanding filmmakers of the 20th cent.; he was the first Indian director to win international acclaim.
His early reputation was built on a trilogy of luminous neorealist films that portrayed the everyday life of a Bengali family and the childhood, youth, and manhood of a character called Apu.
Ray was also a screenwriter, wrote the musical scores for many of his films, and was intimately involved with all the elements of their production.
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 The Kid (1921)
Released in early 1921, the film was a huge success, critically and commercially.
Part of the motivation for the new version was to regain copyright control over the film, as all films released in the US prior to 1923 are in the public domain.
The original aspect ratio of this film was 1.33:1, which was the standard aspect ratio for films in the times prior to the existence of optical soundtracks.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ID=4424   (2179 words)

 Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television: Warner Bros film grosses, 1921-51: the William Schaefer ledger - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The films are organised by seasons, which ran from September through August, and seasonal totals are offered for each of the four columns of figures [4].
However, the subsequent costs of film prints, publicity and distribution are not indicated in the ledger, and these would have to be deducted from the total earnings before a real profit figure could be ascertained.
The nine films produced in the 1921-22 and 1922-23 seasons, before the studio was incorporated and renamed "Warner Bros Pictures, Incorporated", were released under the West Coast Studio name [7].
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 Fatty Arbuckle
On Labor Day, September 5, 1921, silent film star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and a roommate, Fred Fishbach, entertained guests in their 12th floor suite, rooms 1219, 1220, and 1221 at the St.
Arbuckle, a popular performer who had written, directed and appeared in dozens of films, was nonplused when the party was crashed by disreputable starlet Virginia Rappe, but the actress was allowed to stay.
Though he would direct films under the name William B. Goodrich, it was ten years before Arbuckle was allowed by a major studio to act in films.
www.mistersf.com /notorious/notfatty02.htm   (403 words)

 Janosik on February 26, 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The film they came to see was the original Janosik, filmed in 1921.
After the presentation of the film, all were invited to coffee, tea and home made deserts which were prepared by the SCIC directorate.
This film is about the relationship between Jesus Christ and his mother, Maria and as part of the Easter theme, it is the Centres' contribution to these activities in the Slovak community.
www.slovak.com /cinema/jan_rew.html   (333 words)

 Alexis Smith Online Research :: Information about Alexis Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Alexis Smith (June 8, 1921 in film – June 9, 1993 in film) was an Actor.
Her earliest film roles were uncredited bit parts and it took several years for her career to gain momentum, but her appearance in The Constant Nymph was well received and led to bigger parts.
Her final film, The Age of Innocence (1993) was released shortly after her death.
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 Venice Film Festival
The Filmmaker, who is the head of the film festival's jury, met with press in front of a blue screen which carried simulated background scenes.
The film, which also stars Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, and Alan Rickman, tells the story of Collins who was the IRA's director of intelligence when he helped fight for Ireland's independence from 1919 to 1921.
The film has caused some controversy in England, where some politicians fear that the tension in Northern Ireland might be flared by the film.
www.indiewire.com /onthescene/fes_96VeniceFF_960903.html   (597 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Cinema celebrates the silent pianist
Many may think silent film pianists are a thing of the past, but some musicians still make a healthy living playing along to old movies at festivals around the world.
The National Film Theatre in London regularly shows silent films and as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, it is holding an evening marking the pianists' contribution.
A regular performer at London's Film Festival, he claimed the original film music is much better than it is given credit for, with some cinemas running to 30 piece orchestras.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/2321019.stm   (544 words)

 Encyclopedia: 1921   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
See also: 1920 in film 1921 1922 in film 1920s in film years in film film Events February 20 - The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1921: Events Bessie Coleman attends flying school in France and became the first licensed African-American female pilot.
1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1921   (7193 words)

 RESONATOR -- Projects -- Nosferatu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Anja Kreysing sets the foundation for the film score with a beautiful and classic accordeon line: the theme for the film's young couple Nina and Jonathon.
During the course of the film, the accordeon is supported, later replaced by synthesized soundscapes, sampled fragments of voices, electronic instruments and other sources of sound to give the film an additional layer of modern sound and feel.
Various versions of the original film exist, some feature different titles than others and even a colorized version (where different scenes are tinted in different colored duplex tones that seem fairly random at times) has been made, alledgedly approved by the director.
www.resonator.de /projects/nosferatu.html   (239 words)

 Silent Era : DVD : The Love Light (1921) Review
The film was a creative risk because it was a turgid and tragic love story that departed somewhat from the sweet Mary character audiences loved, and it was a WWI era drama made at a time when audiences had had their fill of war stories.
This complicated film requires a complicated synopsis: Angela lives with her two brothers in a small coastal town in Italy.
Our opinion has been that this was one of Mary Pickford’s lesser films, but it also represents one of her many attempts to stretch as an artist and carry her audience with her.
www.silentera.com /DVD/loveLightDVD.html   (1167 words)

 1921   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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May 24 - Elections are held for the first time for the new Northern Ireland Parliament.
June 1 - Tulsa Race Riot of 1921: A race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma kills 85 people.
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 The Three Musketeers (1921)
The film, along with The Mark of Zorro was a prototype for Fairbanks' later films and its crowning glory is Fairbanks' performance.
Here, as in his other films, Fairbanks' audaciously extroverted nature oozes from every pore of his body and although this does over-extend his performance, this is a sin that is easily forgiven.
At the beginning of the film, riding on his nag in his silly hat, D'Artagnan is made to appear clumsy and ridiculous, and the children laugh at him.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/cteq/00/10/three.html   (1211 words)

 National Film Preservation Foundation - Press Release (09.24.2002)
San Francisco, CA (September 24, 2002)—A 1973 documentary on the construction of the World Trade Center and a 1921 racing film by America's first motorcycle manufacturer are among the 58 films that will be preserved through grants announced today by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Through these efforts films that might have languished unseen and forgotten can now enrich the lives of all Americans," said Pamela Wintle of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, who represented the National Film Preservation Board on the summer grant panel.
Seventeen of the awards are funded through The National Film Preservation Foundation Act of 1996 and secured through appropriations from the Library of Congress.
www.filmpreservation.org /about/pr/pr_2002_09_24.html   (292 words)

 Silent Era : DVD : The Sheik (1921) Review
The film, based on a ‘scandalous’ British novel, seems more than a bit melodramatic today, with its ‘forbidden’ interracial love elements and its sappy story of a privileged and self-determined society woman who is knocked-down a peg or two by the desert and its inhabitants.
The film is padded with a hodge podge of footage taken during the event and of the contestants afterwards, but the film served its purpose for Valentino and made Selznick a goodly sum of money at the beginning of his career as a film producer.
The film, which is likely exerpted from a longer compilation reel, has little purpose other than to keep new Valentino footage on the world's cinema screens until he formally returned to film acting.
www.silentera.com /DVD/sheikDVD.html   (900 words)

 Purab aur Pachhim film
Through its temporal and spatial scope, the film sagely suggests that the struggle for Indian "independence" did not end in 1947, but must be waged continuously in the market-driven world of postcolonial "brain drains," diasporas, and transnational (but West-centered) capital.
The film epitomizes the burden that diasporic society places on women as bearers of tradition, and its intense nationalism allows no hint that the West might offer Indians anything besides money, sex, and science — it’s ultimate goal is to Bring the Boys Home.
Yet although predictably sexist and jingoist in its surface message, the film is more complex on the level of characterization: there are bad Indians like Harnam and Omkar, and good Westerners like Christina, who renounces her Indian fiancé when she learns from Bharat that he has an abandoned desi wife and child.
www.uiowa.edu /~incinema/purab.html   (946 words)

 The Kid (1921)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Charlie breaks loose and chases after the truck as he is being chased by a policeman from the slanted roof-tops in order to catch up to the truck and regain his "son." The close-up scene where father and son tearfully reunite is as touching as anything ever enacted on film.
As old as this film is, it holds up extremely well, with comedy timing it's main factor, thanks to both Chaplin and Coogan.
This also set the pattern for his future film works which was to at least include one crying scene.
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We will look at a number of films that have shaped the field, their formal properties such as mise-en-scène, acting, and montage, various movements (the French New Wave), Hollywood genres (Westerns and Film Noir), the documentary and avant-garde traditions, current topics in film studies (gender, race, post-colonial studies), and the advent of digital cinema.
We will rigorously practice "looking" and "reading" films to develop a conceptual paradigm of what cinema is and its place and function in the society at large.
Final exam is divided into four sections: discuss the formal elements of a specific film; discuss a major film theory; discuss the work of a major filmmaker; discuss a national cinema and the role aesthetics and politics play in the culture(40%).
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 Nordisk Film International Sales +45 33 26 68 80
The devious business man Hallandsen is their target, but as this film ends Egon is not in jail; he is tied a...
During one of his numerous trips to jail, Egon has received a course in business management, and it has dawned on him, that there is such a thing as honest crime.
Their main antagonist in the first film is Inspector Mortensen of the police, but also a competing gang who carry guns and are not afraid to use them.
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 CULT FILM SITE: International Cinema
Abel Gance's stunning anti-war film features a troubled, exploited war veteran (Victor Francen) who summons an army of men killed in war to rise from their graves.
This gripping film is based on the same 1933 murder case that inspired Jean Genet's 'The Maids.' With Francine Berge, Colette Berge and Pascale de Boysson.
A young woman (Gina Lollobrigida) turns to prostitution after a broken romance with a married man. One of her clients (Franco Fabrizi) is an anti-fascist wanted by the police, and the two begin a deep and ultimately tragic friendship.
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 Reno News and Review Theater review - August 9, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Music plays, a projector behind the audience clickity-clacks to life, and a short fl-and-white film appears on the curtain, illustrating the basic premise of the story.
A few minutes into the film, the projector cuts off and the curtain rises, where the actors pick up the scene seamlessly and show the rest of the story live on stage.
The first skit, The Sheik's Tent, based on the 1921 film The Sheik, is a funny take on the legend that was Rudolph Valentino.
www.newsreview.com /issues/reno/2001-08-09/theater.asp   (778 words)

 The Kid (1921)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The mother (wonderfully portrayed by Edna Purviance) has had the child out of wedlock, so she leaves it in the backseat of a car.
The original release of the film in 1921 was actually 56 minutes in length.
A musical score was added and three scenes were cut from the film in 1971.
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 Actors Directors from Germany, Austria, Switzerland - German-Hollywood Connection
Films: The Moon Is Down, The Cross of Lorraine, and Passage to Marseilles (all 1943).
Fehr worked in the German film industry until the Nazi takeover forced him to flee to Britain and later the U.S. In Hollywood after 1937, Fehr worked for many years at Warner Bros. as the head of post-production.
He edited two Hitchcock films and shared an Academy Award with his daughter, Kaja Fehr, for their editing of Prizzi's Honor in 1985.
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 Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921
The development of early American animation is represented by this collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921.
The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings.
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
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 CULT FILM SITE: Silent Films
Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill (he said it was the only film adaptaion of his work that he actually liked), this picture tells the tragic tale of a young girl who turns to prostitution after being sent away by her father.
Symbolic anti-war film where the body of a submarine commander is entered by the spirit of Jesus Christ.
Alfred Hitchcock's first suspense film is this turn-of-the-century thriller about a murderer whose beautiful young victims all bear his calling card.
sepnet.com /rcramer/silent.htm   (4916 words)

 "It Might Be" by Ellis Parker Butler from Film Fun
Film Fun (September, 1921) "It Might Be" Commentary.
"A film of the highest artistic merit was shown at the Superb Glory theatre last night.
In this film, 'Impudence,' which seems sure of a long run at the Superb Glory theatre, the greatest art is combined with the most excellent acting.
www.ellisparkerbutler.info /epb/biblio.asp?id=5174   (394 words)

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