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

  
 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 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.
Included in the film are magnificent shots of the Tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, and the tombs of the other Achaemeni kings, Darius I, Darius II and Xerxes, and the nearby ruins of Persepolis.
library.amnh.org /special/film_list2.html   (6405 words)

  
 1926 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sponable demonstrate their sound-on-film experiments to William Fox of the Fox Film Corporation.
Al Jolson films A Plantation Act one of the first unreleased talkies and a test film for The Jazz Singer
The oldest surviving animated feature film is released in the Weimar Republic, directed by Lotte Reiniger.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1926_in_film   (287 words)

  
 1996 Review of Futuristic 1930 Film 'Metropolis'!
The German language films were produced by the Nazi firm UFA for demestic German moviegoers and for export to New York and California from 1933-1938.
His films are punctuated by shifts of viewpoint and discoveries which transform the reactions of his characters - and of his audience.
But they also occur in the Mabuse films; in M, with the policeman mistaken by a burglar for another thief; and in The House by the River (1950), when a servant is strangled because another maid appears to be responding to her cries for help.
www.dailyrepublican.com /metropolisfilmreview.html   (1522 words)

  
 The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) - PopMatters Film Review
A modern, existential condition is visible in the construction of her silhouettes: fragmented pieces of paper bolted together at various joints, moving mechanically from frame to frame.
The editing that conveys this desire is nothing less than ingenious (which hardly excuses the film's racism or its representation of women as objects of men's barter), as when the Sorcerer attends the birthday celebration of Princess Dinarsade's father, the Caliph.
Although the film is not critical of this decision, it reveals how her power as a ruler is sacrificed for his marriage bed.
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/a/adventures-of-prince-achmed.shtml   (1174 words)

  
 The DVD Journal: The Origins of Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
From the primordial screen magic of George Meliés — a stage performer who innovated cinematic special effects and the art of story-telling in films that still charm 100 years later — to Buster Keaton and Charles Chaplin and Nosferatu and The Lost World, these are the things our modern cinematic dreams are made on.
Like live-action films from the era, a number of the toons here display social attitudes of the time, including racial characterizations that would be abhorrent now but were standard conventions then.
Artistically the most important film in the series, Maurice Tourneur's 1915 Alias Jimmy Valentine is to the gangster genre what Chaplin's The Gold Rush and Keaton's The General are to film comedy.
www.dvdjournal.com /reviews/o/originsoffilm.shtml   (2379 words)

  
 Emak-Bakia / 1926 / film review / Man Ray   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is also perhaps the most baffling of Man Ray’s films, involving some of his most extraordinary abstract visual imagery, with far less recognisable images than his other films, such as L’Étoile de mer and Les Mystères du château de Dé.
The film is in fact closer in style to Man Ray’s 1923 experimental short film, Le Retour à la raison, and uses some of the techniques which the artist invented for that film.
A recurrent theme in the artist’s films (and indeed surrealist art in general at that time) is the relationship between dreams and desire.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Emak_Bakia_rev.html   (443 words)

  
 Tartuffe (1926) - Channel 4 Film review
Released in Germany in 1926 but subsequently overlooked - in part because the original negative was lost - Tartuffe straddles several different genres simultaneously: romance, melodrama, anti-religious satire and unashamed moralising.
Based on the 1664 play by French dramatist Molière and made while Murnau was under contract to Ufa studios, the result is a minor work compared with Nosferatu or Faust, but for its visual inventiveness alone it represents a valuable addition to the director's work.
An elderly, wealthy councillor (Picha) is being cared for by his housekeeper (Valetti) who, having persuaded the old man to disinherit his actor grandson and make her the heir instead, is slowly poisoning him.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=141382   (287 words)

  
 The Lodger (1926)
Considering that most of the films for which he’s known were made in the 1950’s and 1960’s, many casual viewers may be surprised to learn that Alfred Hitchcock’s career as a director stretches all the way back to the mid-1920’s.
The monochrome film makes it impossible to be certain, naturally, but I’d have guessed that Tripp’s hair was more of a pale, reddish brown.) At least the girl isn’t on her own.
It’s a very imaginative way to dress up the look of the film, and the scarcity of dialogue cards does prevent the movie from becoming even slower than it already is, but there are a number of important scenes which non-lip readers will find it nearly impossible to follow.
www.1000misspenthours.com /reviews/reviewsh-m/lodger1926.htm   (1520 words)

  
 Brickfilms.com :: Viewing Film
Of course the film is not perfect - the sheer size of the project simply dictates using shortcuts - and the shortcuts are mainly by introducing a rather large number of stills: seconds of one image without any movement.
Watching this film, you can tell how much the director wanted this to be similar to the original classic from the silent film era.
Also, since many of these films are hosted on free sites (most of us are not paid to do this, after all), sometimes waiting a few minutes and coming back will resolve a downloading error.
www.brickfilms.com /filmview.php?filmID=1801   (507 words)

  
 Asian American Film: Screenings & Events
In this documentary, the silent 1926 Japanese film, "Kurutta ippeiji" "A Page of Madness" is interpreted by the Aono Jikken Ensemble, a Seattle WA based musical group through their rehearsals and performances of their composed score.
He considers film and video to be just another medium much like the watercolors,crayons and Chinese brush and ink that he creates his drawings.
The film’s look was also achieved through the use of several video formats: Pixelvision, a toy camera no longer made by Fisher Price that generates a grainy fl and white surveillance camera like image, hi 8 video, miniDV and 24P miniDV.
www.asianamericanfilm.com /archives/000949.html   (1118 words)

  
 Hollywood Film Studios in the 20s   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Films were bigger, costlier, more polished, and the major film emphasis was on swashbucklers, historical extravaganzas, and melodramas.
Vidor's classic film of Everyman, The Crowd (1928), a "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.
Lubitsch's first sound film The Love Parade (1929) (with Jeanette MacDonald's debut appearance), however, exhibited the director's creative adaptation to the requirements of sound film, and was one of the first backstage musicals with musical numbers that were integral to the plot.
www.mc.cc.md.us /Departments/hpolscrv/RichardsN2.html   (3034 words)

  
 Metropolis (1926) - German film history by Thomas Staedeli
When Fritz Lang shooted the film "Die Nibelungen", Brigitte Helm's mother had written to Thea von Harbou, in which she suggested to her, how talented her daughter would be.
This film was constituted simultaneously the climax of her career.
Perhaps an other reason for her decision was the negative press reports which went round because of several traffic accidents she caused and of a short prison sentence as a result of it.
www.cyranos.ch /metrop-e.htm   (6486 words)

  
 The New York Review of Books: Girls & Guns
The film is static, no more than a filmed play that tries, largely through Rogers's frenetic performance—she's much too old for the part and cracks gum and bats her eyelashes incessantly—to make up for its lethargy.
In the film's first number, "All That Jazz," one of the dancers is made up to look like Gwen Verdon at her louche best.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is the Madonna spirit in the film.
www.nybooks.com /articles/16152   (3281 words)

  
 The Great Gatsby (1926)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Trivia: Although a lost film, the trailer survived and is one of the 50 films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives.
I cannot comment on the film as a whole, but having viewed a surviving trailer I can't say I am anything short of impressed by the technical quality of this very first adaptation of F. Scott Fitsgerald's novel.
On the whole, a fascinating glimpse at an absent piece of film history.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0016938   (524 words)

  
 Mannequin (1926)
A copy of this film is preserved at the Library of Congress (16 mm viewing print and 35mm negative).
This was Dolores Costello's first film after her starring debut in The Sea Beast with future husband John Barrymore.
SINCE the film success of "Humoresque," Fannie Hurst's name has been to conjure with, but in "Mannequin," the story which won the Liberty Magazine $50,000 prize she owes much to James Cruze and an exceptionally well-chosen cast of players.
www.stanford.edu /~gdegroat/AJ/reviews/mannequin.htm   (1226 words)

  
 screenonline: Film Studios and Industry Bodies > Empire Marketing Board Film Unit (1926-33)
However, the film unit functioned best as an experimental film school.
film unit also spawned controversial film histories, book-length investigations into film-financing, intellectual film journals and created a sizeable non-theatrical audience for factual film.
Educational film for children focusing on new life in the farmyard
www.screenonline.org.uk /film/id/513720/index.html   (419 words)

  
 Series V inventory - Robbins-Mills Collection of Herbert Wendell Gleason Photographic Negatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Negative pitted; emulsion separated from film base in channels.
Negative damaged; emulsion separated from film base in channels.
Negative damaged; emulsion separated from film base at bottom corners.
www.concordnet.org /library/scollect/Fin_Aids/Gleason/seriesV_inv.html   (2489 words)

  
 Port Townsend Film Festival News
Using a rating system from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent), the average rating for all films was 4.2, with the highest being 4.915 and the lowest 3.402.
The addition of new venues, a different seating policy at one theatre, and an immensely popular outdoor film brought forth a 14 percent increase in attendance at the 6th annual 2005 Port Townsend Film Festival.
The film will screen on Sunday, November 6, as the second in a series of "Scribe to Screen" presentations begun last year with a screening of the film adaptation of Christopher J. Koch's novel, The Year of Living Dangerously.
www.ptfilmfest.com /news/archive/2005.10.html   (1463 words)

  
 O.F.C.S.: The Online Film Critics Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Society's web site, which has been hosted since January 2001 by the highly influential film resource Rotten Tomatoes (www.rottentomatoes.com), provides the most comprehensive online listing of reviews and original interviews with the leading artists in today's cinema, plus links to the most important motion picture-related web sites.
The annual OFCS Awards, announced after the new year, are widely regarded as a prime barometer in determining which individuals and films are top contenders for the Academy Award nominations.
The Governing Committee is the OFCS liaison with the film industry and the Net community.
ofcs.rottentomatoes.com /pages/pr/top100animated   (389 words)

  
 Menilmontant (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
An important film made by Dimitri Kirsanov in France, a silent film done without titles which "is not a melodrama but an antecedent to neo-realism, portraying life itself with a sensitive use of natural sets and a feeling for poetry and truth" (Georges Sadoul).
In the film, a young girl is seduced by a young man who deserts her when she is pregnant.
She contemplates suicide, meets her sister who's since become a prostitute, and is reconciled with her again.
www.1worldfilms.com.cob-web.org:8888 /France/menilmontant.htm   (96 words)

  
 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: The Origins of Film: 1900-1926   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The sad truth is that the vast majority of American silent films are lost.
Ninety percent of the U.S. feature films from the 1910s and about 80 percent of those from the 1920s no longer exist.
Disc 1 holds The African American Cinema I and The African American Cinema II, beginning with the earliest known surviving feature film by an African American, followed by examples of the hundreds of "race movies" made by and for African Americans through what amounted to a separate "underground" film industry outside of Hollywood.
www.dvdjournal.com /quickreviews/o/originsoffilm.q.shtml   (249 words)

  
 Weekend: Film: Hot Ticket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The incomparable Rosa Rio will be at the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ Sunday at Tampa Theatre for a matinee of the 1926 silent film Sparrows, starring Mary Pickford.
Rio moved to Sun City Center in 1993 and soon began accompanying silent film classics at the rococo theater.
With her glittery outfits and flair for showmanship, she has drawn big crowds to hear her improvised scores to The Phantom of the Opera, Son of the Sheik, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and others.
www.sptimes.com /News/082301/news_pf/Weekend/Film__Hot_Ticket.shtml   (217 words)

  
 Mindjack Film: 31 Days of Horror
We're in the process of putting together a Halloween feature here but Not Coming to a Theater Near You beat us to the punch with their sure to be excellent 31 Days of Horror.
So far they've covered Roger Corman's The Premature Burial and the 1926 silent film The Bat, promising a new movie review every day until Halloween.
Archives prior to April, 2005 are from Donald Melanson's personal film blog.
www.mindjack.com /film/2005/10/31-days-of-horror.html   (79 words)

  
 1927 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
May 11 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was formed.
Italian Alberto Rabagliati wins a Rudolph Valentino look-alike contest and moves to Hollywood to start his acting career.
October 18 - George C. Scott, film and stage actor (d.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/1927_in_film   (322 words)

  
 » Obit: Shohei Imamura (1926 - 2006) - Alternative Film Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Born in Tokyo in 1926, Imamura entered a technical school in order to avoid being drafted into Japan’s Imperial Army.
His studies at the renowned Waseda University were followed by work as an assistant director to the likes of Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo monogatari / Tokyo Story, 1953) and Kinuyo Tanaka (Tsuki wa noborinu / The Moon Has Risen, 1955).
His socially conscious films frequently focused on those at the bottom of Japan’s rigid social structure, and featured sex as a major topic.
www.altfg.com /blog/archives/2006/06/04/obit-shohei-imamura-1926-2006   (402 words)

  
 Silent Era : PSFL : Rebus-film No. 1 (1926)
A growing source of silent era film information.
This listing is from The Progressive Silent Film List by Carl Bennett.
Silent Era Home Page > PSFL > Rebus-film No. 1 (1926)
www.silentera.com /PSFL/data/R/RebusfilmNumberOne1926.html   (63 words)

  
 Reigate and Redhill History - From the Archives Reigate & Redhill on Film 1926 - 1935 (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Reigate and Redhill History - From the Archives Reigate and Redhill on Film 1926 - 1935 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)
Search for old film footage of the area
Please note, these are DVD-Rs which play on the majority of players, please check compatibility before purchase.
www.reigatehistory.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /archives.html   (217 words)

  
 Film made in 1926 - Cornerhouse
Please note - our archive only contains films shown at Cornerhouse and is not an exhaustive index of all film production!
An Irish film made just ten short years after the events it depicts, the believed lost and recently re-discovered and restored IRISH DESTINY charts a love story involving a middle-class IRA fighter against the background of the fight for independence.
Fritz Lang's classic in a digitally restored print.
www.cornerhouse.org /film/browse-year.aspx?year=1926   (131 words)

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