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  The Phantom of the Opera (1925 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It debuted on September 6, 1925, at the Astor Theater in New York City, and on October 17, 1925 in Hollywood, California.
When the film was originally released, all of the opera scenes of Faust, as well as the "Bal Masque" scene were in an early, two-color form of Technicolor.
The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Phantom_of_the_Opera_(1925_movie)   (877 words)

  
 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.
library.amnh.org /special/film_list1.html   (6843 words)

  
 1925 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Big Parade, directed by King Vidor and starring John Gilbert and Renée Adorée.
The Merry Widow, starring Mae Murray; directed by Erich von Stroheim.
The Plastic Age - directed by Wesley Ruggles, screen-written by Frederica Sagor Maas, starring Clara Bow (her debut) and Gilbert Roland; Clark Gable was also in this film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1925_in_film   (122 words)

  
 Film Projects
She was casting director for The Donald Marshall Story; the woman on the street in the critically acclaimed TV series, The Boys of St. Vincent, and the assistant producer on Sex, Drugs and HIV, a series for the Canadian Medical Association completed in 1998.
In 2002 White wrote and directed her second film, Fool Proof, a one-hour documentary that takes viewers on a roller coaster ride as they experience the rich history and art of clown and circus life.
Other film projects include, an MOW Father’s Pride, of which she is seeking a UK co-producer, and a documentary on a 19th century photographer called The Elsie Holloway Story.
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 Film history and film preservation
Films made in certain wide screen formats or with specific now obsolete sound systems or most colour films from the last three decades are in grave danger.
The script only approximated the completed film: a number of scenes described in the script were not shot (according to Mark Sorkin's hand-written notes in the margins); other scenes which were supposedly not produced, actually showed up in surviving prints; other scenes were constructed differently or appeared at a different point in the film.
The work of the film archivist is to discover the best possibleur-text, using all the methodologies and documentary evidence at their disposal, while resisting the urge to improve both the technical and the aesthetic quality of the work, just because modern laboratory methods make it possible.
www.latrobe.edu.au /screeningthepast/firstrelease/fir1298/jhfr5b.html   (5577 words)

  
 USS Potemkin : Ship's History
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein in 1925, Battleship Potemkin, regarded by many as a masterpiece of storytelling and cinematics, was the cause of quite a stir for its time.
Censors in many countries banned the film out of a concern that their own citizens and navies might be inspired to revolt.
Britain's ban on the film was not lifted until 1954, making it the second-longest ban placed on a film in British history.
www.usspotemkin.com /summer03/history.php   (1300 words)

  
 The Gold Rush (1925)
The Gold Rush (1925) is the quintessential Chaplin/Little Tramp film, with a balance of slapstick comedy and pantomime, social satire, and emotional and dramatic moments of tenderness.
It was Chaplin's own personal favorite film, that showcases the classic Tramp character (referred to as "The Little Fellow" in the re-release version) as a romantic idealist and lone gold prospector at the turn of the century, with his cane, derby, distinctive walk, tight shabby suit, and mustache.
The film, inspired in part by the gruesome Donner Party story, was shot (over a period of 15 months from spring 1924-summer 1925) both on a Hollywood studio back lot and in Truckee, California/Nevada, and premiered in New York at the Strand Theatre in mid-August, 1925.
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 Film Threat - Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1925 version survived, but the extant prints deteriorated to the point that they were rarely screened; many scholars mistakenly believed this version was lost.
Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of the 1925 version, compared to the endless remakes and ripoffs (including the hi-fi "Phantom of the Paradise"), is the Phantom here is presented as Gaston Leroux envisioned him in the original novel: as a demented freak with extraordinary musical genius.
This is the rare film where a character looks straight into the camera without intentionally cuing the audience that the proverbial fourth wall is down (such as Bob Hope's asides to the audience in the Road pictures).
www.filmthreat.com /Reviews.asp?Id=5025   (999 words)

  
 Ben-Hur (1925 Film) Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All told, 60,960 m [200,000 feet] of film was shot for the scene which was eventually edited down to 229 m [750 feet].
The film was co-directed by Charles Brabin, Rex Ingram, J.J. Cohn, and Fred Niblo, and was produced and distributed by MGM; the film made MGM's reputation as a heavyweight force in Hollywood.
Current prints of the 1925 version are of the Turner-supervised restoration, replete with the color tints and Technicolor sections to resemble the original theatrical release, but with the addition of a newly recorded stereo orchestral soundtrack by Carl Davis which was originally recorded for a Thames Television screening of the movie.
popularityguide.com /encyclopedia/Ben-Hur_(1925_film)   (494 words)

  
 1925 article - 1925 common year starting Thursday 1922 1923 1924 1926 1927 1928 - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1925 is a common year starting on Thursday.
A 10-minute film of a miniature windmill in motion is sent across 5 miles from Anacostia to Washington, DC.
1925 article - 1925 definition - what means 1925
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/1925   (1055 words)

  
 Harvard Gazette: Radcliffe Fellow explores early female film pioneers
By the 1990s, however, scholars had unearthed, from deep in film archives around the world, evidence that hundreds of women worked in the early years of silent film, as directors, producers, writers, and editors as well as actresses.
One concrete explanation for the disappearance of women in the early film industry is the disappearance - literally - of their films.
But by 1925, the film industry had been thoroughly masculinized, and she was sent home," said Gaines.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2003/11.06/03-gaines.html   (1081 words)

  
 Lost World (1925)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Filmed at 108 minutes, over the years (after the advent of sound) the film was cut and eventually was considered lost.
There is restored at the beginning a lengthy scene (straight from the novel) showing Malone with his present girlfriend, who tells him rather flightily that she couldn't marry a man who hasn't performed a courage or heroic deed: a scene which forms the impetus of Malone's eagerness to join the expedition.
The later part of the film deviates from the book, where an army of "missing-links" is represented by one ape-man, the war between the tribes is missing, and their escape from the plateau is effected much more easily that it was in the novel: but in essence the film really does stick to its source.
www.classicsondvd.com /lostw.htm   (760 words)

  
 Visages d'enfants / Faces of Children / 1925 / film review / Jacques Feyder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of the most beautiful and moving films of the silent era, Visages d'enfants is a powerful portrait of childhood grief and alienation, exquisitely filmed and acted with utter conviction on all fronts.
By the time the film reaches its dramatic highpoint, the spectator is overwhelmed with concern for the guilt-stricken Jean as he faces up to his hopeless situation.
Believed to have been lost, the film was later reassembled in the 1990s from extracts belonging to a number of film archives.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Visages_d_enfants_rev.html   (757 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)

  
 Film History of the 1920s
Vidor's enduring classic silent film of Everyman, The Crowd (1928), a realistic "slice-of-life" tale of a faceless, underpaid, hard-working clerk who never seemed to get ahead in the big city of New York during the Jazz Age, was under-appreciated at the time of its release.
The film was about an aspiring Jewish cantor's son who wanted to become a jazz singer rather than a cantor in the synagogue.
The other major film studios (Paramount, Loew's, First National and UA) realized the expensive and challenging ramifications of the sound revolution that was dawning, and that talkie films would be the wave of the future.
www.filmsite.org /20sintro3.html   (1608 words)

  
 1926 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Vitaphone system used multiple 33⅓ rpm disc records developed by Bell Telephone Laboratories and Western Electric to play back audio synchronized with film.
and demonstrate their sound-on-film experiments to William Fox of the Fox Film Corporation.
The Fox-Case Corp. was formed in an effort to exploit the system, which was given the name Movietone.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1926_in_film   (186 words)

  
 MCGURK: Film notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Appalachian film fest: Appalachian culture is the focus of a traveling film festival bound for Cincinnati in April from the Appalshop media arts center of Whitesburg, Ky.
The film program is part of “Voices from Home: A Celebration of Community Culture and Arts,” April 18-22, encompassing film, music, still photography and theater at locations around Cincinnati.
What those films have in common — along with advance buzz that tags them as money-losers — is their parent studio, Twentieth Century Fox.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2001/03/25/tem_mcgurk_film_notes.html   (1154 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The 1925 film version of The Wizard of Oz - A690220
A little girl named Romola Remus played Dorothy in the Fairylogues, while in Selig's film Dorothy was played by Bebe Daniels, who would later work in films with Harold Lloyd, and on BBC Radio with her husband, Ben Lyon.
Semon was clownlike on film, from the pale white makeup he wore to the pratfalls and physical comedy that filled his short films.
In both films Dorothy's companions remain the same, though in the 1939 film the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Lion have counterparts in the 'real'; world; in Semon's film they are the same people in disguise.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A690220   (2372 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Uncensored premiere for Potemkin
The film, by Sergei Eisenstein, dramatised a mutiny on the Russian ship showing how it inspired a failed 1905 uprising against the country's czars.
The festival, which is showing the film next year, said no complete print of the original movie survived.
But the film, which was shot for the 20th anniversary of the failed uprising, was victim of "one of the most spectacular cases of censorship in the 1920s" after being cut by the Soviets, a festival statement said.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/4134305.stm   (275 words)

  
 Silent Film Classic Speaks Through Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Yamaha C7 conservatory grand piano at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY for the November screening of the 1925 MGM silent film classic, Ben Hur, “You could feel the electricity.
The Jacob Burns Film Center, a non-profit cultural arts center dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, and world cinema, also presents programs in collaboration with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
She brought a wonderful life to the film through her performance, and made it a truly remarkable experience for everyone who was privileged to be a part of it.”
www.yamaha.com /publications/accent/Accent202/17silentfilm.html   (331 words)

  
 New Score for 1925 Micheaux Film
Gordon, 33, who has been a mainstay of jazz combos led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, says he ``felt connected'' to the project partly because of the story's setting in his native Georgia.
The project is the latest involving Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which puts on the festival.
Rob Gibson, director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, says his Film Society counterpart, Richard Peqa, brought a print of Micheaux's cult classic to his attention in 1998.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/10/13/DD92635.DTL&type=printable   (174 words)

  
 Maureen Stapleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lois Maureen Stapleton (born June 21, 1925 in Troy, New York) in an American theater and film actress.
Her film career also brought her immediate success, with her debut in Lonelyhearts (1958) earning her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She was nominated again for Airport and Interiors (1978), and won for Reds (1981).
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Maureen_Stapleton   (250 words)

  
 The Lost World: 1925 Film
The story itself just featured a gentleman and his lady being accosted by dinosaurs in a barren and rocky landscape, culminating in a battle between a brontosaur and t-rex, and the straw hut the people were hiding in being cast off a cliff.
Some of the stop-motion models from 1925 still survive, abiet in a somewhat dessicated form thanks to the quality of rubber used, in the remaining collection of sci-fi memorabelia held by Mr.
In the interveining years, much of the original film was lost as its owners changed hands and sought to use the film for differnt ends.
silentmoviemonsters.tripod.com /TheLostWorld/LW1925.html   (1453 words)

  
 The Gold Rush (1925)
The greatest film ever made will vary from person to person according to the impact that film makes on that person.
If one is not ever truly moved by a film, a person may focus more purely on superficial film aspects of filmmaking, praising the director and his innovative work.
I cannot choose a film based purely on its quality of production: to me, the story is more important.
www.geocities.com /jnyby83/GoldRush.html   (496 words)

  
 'Nov. 2nd 1925. The Dolgarrog Disaster' (1925) :: Gathering the Jewels
Black and white silent movie of the Dolgarrog Disaster, November 1925, held by the National Screen and Sound Archive.
This footage shows the utter devastation caused by a breach in the Llyn Eigiau dam, which in turn caused a breach in the Coety reservoir dam and the arrival of tonnes of water in the village of Dolgarrog, in the Conwy valley, killing sixteen people.
Such was the interest in the disaster - with huge boulders and other debris strewn about - that the police had to erect a road block to keep back the hordes of onlookers who were obstructing relief operations.
www.gtj.org.uk /film/filmitems.php?lang=en&id=29132   (159 words)

  
 Napoléon / Napoleon / 1925 / film review / Abel Gance
One of the most ambitious films in cinema history, Abel Gance’s epic six-hour long Napoléon is both a stunningly visual work of cinema and a poetically beautiful telling of the life of France’s most famous general.
The film was originally to have been made as a six-part series about the full life of Napoléon.
The film was restored and released a number of times, most successfully in the 1990s by Kevin Brownlow, with music by Carl Davis, running to 5 hours.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Napoleon_1925_rev.html   (356 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: DVD: Phantom Of The Opera: 1925/1929   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Probably possessing the best orchestral score and certainly having the most striking retouching job to the print, this one far outshines any and all of the others, which are in some cases, complete hatchet jobs.
The only thing that I disliked in the film was that Christine acts a little weird most of the time.
The four stars is given to the silent 1925, the restored one is given 1 star.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AKY58   (877 words)

  
 MoMA.org | The Collection | Sergei Eisenstein. Potemkin. 1925
Potemkin is made up of five major sequences: the rebellion of the ship's sailors over rotten food, the mutiny on the quarterdeck, the display of the martyr's body on the quay, the massacre of civilians on the Odessa steps, and the triumphant sailing of the battleship to meet the fleet.
One of the most memorable shots, comprising the Odessa steps sequence, for example, captures the horror of the massacre in a close-up of a woman screaming after she has been wounded by the advancing soldiers.
With this film, Soviet cinema took a central place on the world scene, in spite of the fact that the film was censored, even banned, in many countries for its powerful glorification of the Soviet ideal.
www.moma.org /collection/browse_results.php?object_id=89286   (282 words)

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