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  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)

  Encyclopedia: 1924 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general.
The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 swashbuckler film which tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph.
Marcello Mastroianni in 1958 Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (September 28, 1924 – December 19, 1996) was an Italian film actor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1924-in-film   (1220 words)

 Film Archive Goes Silver
Six to eight reels of a feature are spliced into one enormous strip of film that lies coiled on a disk, three feet across, that rotates horizontally in the projection booth.
"Film preservation mostly has to do with making new prints from original material," explains Buck, "while conservation involves working with what you have." Until Buck was hired a year ago, less than 20 percent of the archive's films had been carefully inspected or repaired.
For someone interested in film history, the projector's stubborn refusal to evolve is actually one of its great strengths; optical disks may make DVDs obsolete in a few years, but movie projectors will always be able to access the entire history of the medium.
www.harvard-magazine.com /on-line/010459.html   (1429 words)

 The Seattle Times: Obituaries: Marlon Brando, 1924-2004: Film icon was rebel on and off screen
His naked emotional display on film was matched by often-tragic events in his private life, from his pain-wracked childhood to his failed marriages to his self-castigating courtroom pleas during his son Christian's manslaughter trial.
One of his greatest legacies as an actor was to penetrate the deepest thoughts of his characters and convey their motivations finely and believably.
Dealing with film and marital woes, he was depressed and began another of his increasingly habitual eating binges.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/obituaries/2001971460_brando03.html   (1338 words)

 Warner Bros. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the 1930s, the Warner Bros. Studio became known for producing gritty, dark crime films that were accused of glorifying the gangster lifestyle.
In the late 1990s, Warner Bros. obtained the rights to produce the Harry Potter films and released the first one in 2001 the second one in 2002 and the third one in 2004.
The ownership of the classic WB films came full-circle when Time Warner bought Turner, although technically they are under the ownership of Turner Entertainment while WB is once again responsible for their distribution.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Warner_Brothers   (845 words)

 Film | Marlon Brando, 1924-2004
Yet he was the American actor of modern times, and the second half of the 20th century, someone who was regularly placed in that small circle of the finest actors, the most potent and dangerous, actors who could take a role and their audience into emotional territory that no one had anticipated.
But the film was a smash hit (his first such success) and Vito was a model of the new American ambiguity: a killer, a pioneer of criminal method, and a man with a sense of love, duty and respect.
The film is lacerating, but Brando's pain in character is subdued by the achievement of the acting.
film.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4962559-3156,00.html   (3370 words)

 Silent Era : The silent film website
The set includes the restored film mastered in high-definition, including all of the footage edited from the film before its premiere in its original and intended sequencing, accompanied by a full-orchestra presentation in 5.1 surround sound of the original Edmund Meisel German premiere music score overseen by Eisenstein.
Also included is a presentation of the edited film as it originally premiered with optional English intertitles, a documentary on the making and restoration of the film, and a photo gallery.
Kino International has released a two-disc DVD set, Reel Baseball: Baseball Films from the Silent Era (1899-1926), which includes Babe Ruth in Headin’ Home (1920), Charles Ray in The Busher (1919), and the Photofilm early sound film of the De Wolf Hopper recitation of Casey at the Bat (1922).
www.silentera.com   (1357 words)

 Entr'acte / 1924 / film review / Rene Clair / Dada
This extraordinary early film from director René Clair was originally made to fill an interval between two acts of Francis Picabia’s new ballet, Relâche, at the Théâtre des Champs- Elysées in Paris in 1924.
Music for the film was composed by the famous avant-garde composer Erik Satie, who appears in the film, along side its originator, Francis Picabia.
Hence, one possible interpretation is that the film is mocking mankind's attempts to cope with the brevity of his existence.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Entre_acte_rev.html   (477 words)

 Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924) Filmed Opera: Tosca: Film Music on the Web CD Reviews February 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Parts of this act take a regressive approach to the film’s action – scenes from earlier in the film are here played in reverse, such as Tosca placing flowers at the statue of the Archangel or Scarpia moving back into the darkness of his rooms at the Palazzio.
It is not in any real sense an analytical film – it is filmed exactly as the libretto directs – but takes as its focal point the drama and lyricism of its three protagonists.
This is a film where the voice is the star – and even given the diversity, and beauty, of the staging it remains so.
www.theclassicalsite.com /film/2002/Feb02/Tosca.html   (1444 words)

 CBC Arts: Historic Inuit film returns to Canada
The film apparently included footage of Inuit at a seal camp on an island in Elu Inlet, southwest of Cambridge Bay.
Keith managed to track down a fragile copy of the silent, fl and white film at the Danish Film Institute and brought it back to Cambridge Bay, where it was shown to several people earlier this week.
Anavilok says the film shows how the Inuit taught Rasmussen to survive and hopes it will also teach younger generations watching the film how to survive if they're ever lost on the land.
www.cbc.ca /story/arts/national/2005/08/03/Arts/inuitfilm050803.html   (481 words)

 1924   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1921 1922 1923 - 1924 - 1925 1926 1927
January 25 - The 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
November 19 - In Los Angeles, California, famous silent film director Thomas Ince ("The Father of the Western") dies, reportedly of a heart attack, in his bed (rumors soon surface that he was shot dead by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst).
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/1/19/1924.html   (1070 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)

 Catherine / Une vie sans joie / Backbiters / 1924 / film review / Jean Renoir
First and foremost, it is a film with great humanity in which people of good and bad character are clearly defined and set against one another.
In the poetic realist films of the late 1930s, it is mere chance, the luck of the draw, that ultimately decides the outcome for the films' central characters.
There is more than a hint of that in the film's dizzying final twenty minutes, where events appear to be completely out of the control of mortal man and things appear to be unravelling according to some pre-ordained plan.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Catherine_rev.html   (902 words)

 [... Film|Snob Reviews 1924]
In itself, it's mostly dull and difficult to follow - the narrative is barely contained and not helped by the replacement of intertitles with illegible subtitles.
Slightly witty, slightly stylish and slightly impressive triptych of fantasy tales that aren't as focused on horror as they initially appear to be.
The film is mostly remembered for its expressionistic sets and remarkable collection of actors.
www.geocities.com /ykantgoranrite/1924.html   (741 words)

 The Eureka Reporter... Real News by Real People   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Film Preservation Associates’ recent release is of the original Leni film, which was adapted from a 1922 play by John Willard.
The 82-minte film’s music — which he composed for a chamber group of piano, violin, cello, clarinet, bass clarinet and cornet — is in one tempo, Stover said.
The first thing he did was to watch the film, but not in an ordinary way.
www.eurekareporter.com /Stories/ae-03230504.htm   (668 words)

 MoMA.org | The Collection | F.W. Murnau. The Last Laugh. 1924
Murnau's silent film The Last Laugh tells the tragic story of a self-confident hotel porter, brilliantly portrayed by Jannings, who is demoted to lavatory attendant.
The film's most shocking and brutal moment comes when the hotel manager unrelentingly strips the pleading porter of his uniform; it is as if the porter's skin were being ripped off.
Dispensing with the customary intertitles, and filming while moving the camera in extraordinarily inventive ways, Murnau and his cinematographer, Karl Freund, transformed the language of film.
www.moma.org /collection/browse_results.php?object_id=89494   (227 words)

 Dáil Éireann - Volume 7 - 06 May, 1924 - WRITTEN ANSWERS. - FILM TRADE COMPLAINTS.
O'HIGGINS: I assume that the complaints of the film trade referred to by the Deputy are those concerned with: (1) import duty on films; (2) fees charged by the proprietors of the Dame Street Bonded Stores for bonding services; (3) entertainments tax; (4) arrangements and charge for censorship.
There is no obligation on film importers to utilise the Dame Street premises as a bonded store, just as there is no obligation on importers of tea to bond in any given bonded store.
All that has happened is that the Revenue Commissioners on application have approved of the Dame Street premises as satisfying their requirements for a bonded store.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0007/D.0007.192405060027.html   (288 words)

The film could truly boast a cast of thousands, and a stellar cast of key players lead by German actor extraordinaire, Conrad Veidt, who for one rare film, was allowed to play not the villian, but the victim, the horribly disfigured Gwynplaine.
It would be difficult for a newcomer to this film, whether scholar or layman, to discern this American-made film from the rich gothic texturing of period German films.
Yet despite all of the tragedy the film depicts, it has to be one of the most romantic films ever made.
www.monsterzine.com /200010/manwholaughs.html   (1095 words)

 Classic Movies - Silent Film Stars and Directors
Adina's tribute to the great silent film star and co-founder of UA is written in an amusing way from his point of view, at least according to Ms.
One of the great silent film comedians, he was once thought of as the equal of Chaplin, and has recently been receiving some well-deserved attention.
Actress Olive Thomas was a popular model and silent film star who is probably best known today for having been the focus of the first great Hollywood scandal when she died from poisoning, supposedly an accident.
www.classicmovies.org /links/silentfilmstars.htm   (1342 words)

 clevescene.com | Film | Loud Silent Night | 1998-11-12   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This year's Avant Garage, at the Cinematheque, includes Ballet Mechanique, a 1924 film with dancing pots and pans by cubist painter Fernand Leger.
In the temperance tale The Story of a Gin Bottle--which has no credits and is not listed in any film anthology Lanza's come across--a mustachioed man takes up residence in a bottle of spirits and lures young women to take a deadly drink.
Also on the bill are the 1924 film Melimontant and Entr'Acte, a product of a Dadaist collaboration that included Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie, and Man Ray.
www.clevescene.com /issues/1998-11-12/film/film3.html   (275 words)

 Maurice Jarre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Maurice Jarre (born in Lyon, France, September 13, 1924) is a French composer of film scores, noted for his use of the Ondes Martenot, and for the scores of many films including a series of David Lean films, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970) and A Passage to India (1984).
Jarre wrote for orchestras, but largely switched to synthesized music in the 1980s, largely for practical rather than aesthetic motivations, many critics feel.
Now officially retired, Jarre's scored his last film in 2001, a TV movie about the Holocaust entitled Uprising.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Maurice_Jarre   (306 words)

 Film legend Marlon Brando dies at age 80 - Marlon Brando (1924-2004) - MSNBC.com
While his early roles were marked by an overt, almost predatory, sexuality that made him a rebellious film icon, Brando let his good looks fade as he gained weight and became increasingly reclusive in later years.
Tahitian beauty Tarita, who appeared in the film, became his third wife and mother of two of his children.
Brando’s jowly, raspy-voiced don became a film icon, down to the subtlest mannerisms: the Mafia chief stroking a cat sweetly as he plotted violence, the contemplative brush of fingers against his bulldog jaw.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5351267   (1749 words)

 The Passionate Adventure (1924)
A copy of this film is located at the National Film and Television Archive (35 mm., 5875 ft.) with German intertitles.
This British film, distributed here by Lee-Bradford, is a serious sex play of high order in that its direction and action seem both concentrated on the story itself rather than on the proposition of emphasizing whatever of sex is contained therein.
It is a high-grade film for high-grade audiences, and the theme is inoffensively handled so that censorial trouble will hardly result.
www.stanford.edu /~gdegroat/AJ/reviews/pa.htm   (415 words)

 Kino Film: America
Among the distinguishing talents of filmmaking pioneer D. Griffith was his gift for endowing history with a sense of drama and immediacy, evidenced in his vibrant renditions of the Civil War (The Birth of a Nation), the French Revolution (Orphans of the Storm) and the Fall of Babylon (Intolerance).
In his rarely seen 1924 film America, Griffith focused his astute cinematic eye and proficiency at melodrama on a rousing, grand-scale re-creation of the war for independence.
A murderous redcoat, Butler ravages the fledgling colonies with a band of barbaric Mohawks, whose crude characterization clearly parallels Griffith's treatment of the liberated slaves of The Birth of a Nation.
www.kino.com /theatrical/th_item.php?film_id=6   (159 words)

 The Phantom of the Opera (1924) (Silent Film Classic) - $3.14   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Additionally, 1930 sound excerpts are available on a separate synchronized audio track; there is a commentary track by film historian Scott MacQueen; and every scrap of historical data in existence is included as extras.
By the time this version of the film had been issued in 1925, it was the third such release for 'Phantom', and the hodgepodge of title cards vary from rewrites and reshoots that occured (the first two premieres were disasters).
The 16mm 1925 version features several different (albeit better) takes of shots and additional sequences dropped from the later sound reissue and give a more cohesive story than the version commonly seen today, but its visual quality understandably leaves much to be desired.
dvd.dvd-eworld.com /569602/goodsB00005RF2C.html   (1520 words)

 Gerald Peary - essays - Treasures from American Film Archives, 50 Preserved Films: 1893-1985
For film freaks this holiday season, it's as festive as smooching 'neath the mistletoe, an equivalent to those vintage Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong CDs on which jazz fans routinely groove: Treasures from American Film Archives, 50 Preserved Films: 1893-1985.
Recently discovered, this clip is the earliest filmed record of Welles's artistry: the play's spectacular conclusion, when "Birnum Wood" lands in the lap of Macbeth, here a megalomaniac fl ruler probably inspired by O'Neill's The Emperor Jones.
Her Crowning Glory (1911), preserved by the UCLA Archives, an intro to America's first popular film comedian, round-bellied John Bunny, who died in 1915, and was mourned then around the globe.
www.geraldpeary.com /essays/stuv/treasures.html   (796 words)

 The Ballet Mécanique Film
She brought it to the attention of Jonas Mekas, the noted filmmaker and founder of Anthology Film Archives, a non-profit organization devoted to film history, who determined that the print—which contained hundreds of splices—was quite likely the original print that was shown, under her husband's direction, at the film's premiere in 1924.
Posner supplied me with a timecoded VHS dub of the film, which was made at 20 frames per second, a projection rate that he determined looked correct (the 24-frames-per-second standard we know today had not yet been developed in 1924).
The world premiere of the finished film with music took place on May 5, 2001, at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, as part of the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio Marathon Concert, which in turn was part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival.
www.antheil.org /film.html   (1106 words)

 PBS - Weekend Explorer - Film Heritage
Kanab was a hub of filmmaking activity during the golden era of Western films in the 1940's and 50's.
The Parry brothers who had helped make the film decided to market the town to Hollywood and shot photos by plane and on horseback of every conceivable shooting location.
Besides the scenery which hasn't changed much since most of it is protected in the form of National and State Parks and Monuments, the Lone Ranger's perch still sits in Kanab Canyon and the Gunsmoke sets as well as other sets are still lovingly maintained by the people of Kanab.
www.pbs.org /weekendexplorer/utah/kanab/film.htm   (428 words)

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