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 Film History of the 1920s
In the early 1920s, three nightmarish, German expressionistic films were to have a strong and significant influence on the coming development of U.S. films in the 30s-40s - notably the horror film cycle of Universal Studios in the 30s, and the advent of film noir in the 1940s:
The dark films of Josef von Sternberg in the late 1920s ushered in the gangster film: Underworld (1927), The Drag Net (1929), and The Docks of New York (1929).
This meant that the film had to be shot with three synchronized cameras, and then projected on a gigantic, 3-part screens.
www.filmsite.org /20sintro2.html   (1562 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1928
The Warlord era represents the period in the history of the Republic of China from 1916 to the mid-1930s when the country was divided by various military cliques, and this division continued until the fall of the nationalist government in mainland China in many regions, such as in Sichuan...
Griffiths experiment was conducted in 1928 by Frederick Griffith which was one of the first experiments suggesting that bacteria are capable of transferring genetic information, otherwise known as the “transforming principle”, which was later discovered to be DNA.
William Joseph Kennedy (born January 16, 1928) is an American writer and journalist from Albany, NY, whose novels, many of which feature the interaction of members of the fictional Phelan family, are based in local history and the supernatural.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1928   (7455 words)

 Abwege / Crisis / Georg Wilhelm Pabst / 1928 / film review
This film, in which Brigitte Helm gives a daringly realistic portrayal of a sexually frustrated bourgeois wife, evoked great controversy when it was released in 1928.
There’s Helm’s commanding performance of a woman visibly tortured by her ferocious sexual urge, a set piece scene in a night club which conveys the decadence and moral decay of German society in the late 1920s, and some exquisitely beautiful photography which is subtly influenced by the expressionistic style.
That the film is far less well known than Pabst’s other work is down to the fact that one reel of the original film was lost.
filmsdefrance.com /FDF_Abwege_1928_rev.html   (381 words)

  Moving History
The film 'St Kilda, Britain's Loneliest Isle' made in the 1920s was commissioned by the steamship company that ran a service between Glasgow, the west coast of Scotland and the island of St Kilda.
The spartan and isolated existence of the people of the island is highlighted in the film through shots of the long awaited arrival of the supply ship, the men catching birds for food, the women spinning, the harsh terrain, the people’s unfamiliarity with the cameras themselves.
For example the film 'Eriskay- A Poem of Remote Lives' (1935) illustrates life on a Hebridean island in the 1930s, and 'The Rugged Island' (1933) is set in a crofter community on the Shetland Islands.
www.movinghistory.ac.uk /archives/ss/films/ss2kilda.html   (309 words)

 Luxonline Histories: 1928
The film recreates the story of the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin and the ensuing brutal uprising of 1905 in which hundreds of protestors and civilians were massacred by the Csar’s Cossaks.
Eisenstein’s use of rapid editing and jump cuts, combined with close-ups of those being killed and wide shots of the crowd fleeing in disarray, alongside dehumanised, regimented images of the guards, creates a montage of terror and anguish that reveals the power of cinema to induce emotion through editing.
The use of the collective protagonist, in favour of a single central character emphasizes Eisenstein’s association with the masses and imbues the film with a sense of communal pain.
www.luxonline.org.uk /histories/1900-1949/battleship_potemkin.html   (222 words)

 Guido Deiro 1928 Sound Film
In this film Guido performs two pieces: (1) The Overture from I Capuleti ei Montecchi by the Italian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), and (2) the Serenade from Les Millions D'Arlequin by the Italian composer and conductor Riccardo Drigo (1846-1930).
This film displays the great artistry, virtuosity, musicianship, and stage presence of the first great star of the piano-accordion at the age of 42 at the height of his fame.
Although this film is short by contemporary standards (a little more than six minutes), it is of great musical and historical interest, as it shows in no uncertain terms the greatness of the man who in 1910 inaugurated the fifty-year Golden Age of the Accordion.
www.henrydoktorski.com /recordings/guidodeirodvd.html   (502 words)

 The Silent Film Bookshelf
That many of the founders of the film industry were Jews is a historical fact, and "Baring the Heart of Hollywood" is mild compared to "The International Jew." Nonetheless, sections are offensive.
In the early 1920s, most films were made in a factory-style manufacturing system with sets built on stages and outdoor scenes filmed on backlots or nearby locations.
When silent films were first released, the music was as important to the experience as the film itself.
www.cinemaweb.com /silentfilm/bookshelf   (5040 words)

The film's triumphant opening on July 12, 1912, as the first full-length drama shown in the United States prompted Zukor to found the Famous Players Film Company.
Wings, the studio's 1928 release, received the very first Academy Award® for Best Picture from the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In addition, several of the most successful franchises in film history, including Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, The Godfather and Indiana Jones, are part of the Paramount Pictures library.
www.paramount.com   (441 words)

 Anthology Film Archives - Film Schedule
During this time a post-object art movement was emerging, wherein artists turned their attention to performance activities.
FILMS IN REAL TIME documents a range of activities from musical performance to the rigors of physical labor, sometimes completely raw and unedited, at other times crafted into records of time and place.
Please note that all films are shown on video.
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org /schedule   (481 words)

 Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns 3 - Our Language (1924-1928) - Rotten Tomatoes
Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns 3 - Our Language (1924-1928) to receive a rating.
The 10-part, 19-hour film begins with the music's roots in post-Civil War New Orleans and concludes roughly a century later.
Create a journal and start rating films in your entries.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/jazz_a_film_by_ken_burns_3_our_language_19241928   (444 words)

  Educational Programs & Events | Film/Concerts/Performances
This film, directed by Peter Watkins, is a truly visionary look at an all-powerful industry that manipulates the masses through the media, especially through pop singers.
This film is an extremely visual adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel about man who has a smile carved on his face, making it impossible for him to express any true feeling.
Directed by Paul Leni, this was one of the European-influenced Hollywood films that came at the end of the silent era.
www.kemperart.org /education/performances.asp   (635 words)

  Modamag | The Silent Film Era: 1904-1928
In examining the beginnings of film as a popular medium, it is important to note how precisely the foundations for all aspects of the film business were imprinted by the first studios, actors, directors, producers and exhibitors.
This film told the story of a domineering father who relinquishes his stern authority after seeing his children cower in fear underneath the kitchen table and examines the class divide between a working class and upper class.
As the film industry grew, a myriad of stars were born and they set the archetypes for the various genres of stars we have today - comedy, drama and romance.
www.modamag.com /silentfilmera.htm   (1551 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)

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)

 The Silent Era
The film was directed by Shankradev Arya with Wilayat Begum in the female lead and M. Ismail, Vijay Kumar, Heera Lal and Master Ghulam Qadir in the supporting cast.
These films are best remembered for their deeply focused imagery and the dramatic effects achieved by the clever use of light and shade.
Kardar's eighth and last film was Sweetheart alias Qatil Katar, in which he again appeared as the hero opposite debutante Bahar Akhtar whom he introduced with her sister Sardar Akhtar, later a leading actress.
pakistani_films.tripod.com /the_silent_era.htm   (1646 words)

 Film History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Different film gauges (size) and formats were initially marketed, but 16mm dominated the amateur home movie film making market until 8mm and Super8 film was introduced into the consumer market.
The focus of this history is to give a summary of when mainstream movie film and movie devices became available to the average family in the United States for recording family events and activities.
Film projecting for viewing causes eventual wear and tear from the friction of the tape moving through the projector and from the intense heat put out by the projection bulb.
www.cytechandprofservices.com /filmhis.htm   (1158 words)

 Film in Australia - Stories from Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal
Cinesound was the most active of the Australian film studios in the early sound era producing a number of Australian features including a popular series of films based on Steele Rudd's Dad and Dave characters during the 1930s as well as newsreels and documentary films.
It was a daring film, not only was it the first Australian produced film to be shot in colour but it was also the first to use Aboriginal actors in lead roles and the first to feature at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
With the establishment of the film funding bodies and the training of film makers through the Australian Film Television and Radio School finally a new generation of Australian filmmakers were able to bring their visions to the screen.
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/film   (1100 words)

 Academy Award - The Film Guide - A Wikia wiki
To qualify, a film had to open in Los Angeles during the twelve months ending on July 31 of the preceding year.
Today, according to Rules 2 and 3 of the official Academy Awards Rules, a film has to open in the previous calendar year (from midnight January 1 to midnight December 31) in Los Angeles County, California, to qualify.
The greatest number of Academy Awards won by a film is 11, a distinction shared by 3 films: Ben-Hur, Titanic, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
filmguide.wikia.com /wiki/Academy_Award   (1205 words)

 1928 Original Film Version of “Chicago” Sceens at Academy | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
The film was presented under the banner of the Academy's "Lost and Found" series in conjunction with the UCLA Film and Television Archive Festival of Preservation.
The 1928 original film version of "Chicago" was screened with live Jazz Age musical accompaniment by Johnny Crawford and his Orchestra at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Film Preservationist Jere Guldin, pictured here, discussed his work on restoring the film, which was presented under the banner of the Academy's "Lost and Found" series in conjunction with the UCLA Film and Television Archive Festival of Preservation.
photos.oscars.org /listanevent.php?events=680   (713 words)

 1928 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent.
This animated short was the first film to include a soundtrack, completely created in post production, including sound effects, music, and dialogue.
Note: Prior to 1933, awards were not based on calendar years, which is why there is no 'Best Picture' for a 1928 film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1928_in_film   (336 words)

 Qwika - similar:1928
This is a list of Academy Awards ceremonies, the year in film which they were honoring, their hosts, and their date of the ceremony.
See also: 1927 in film 1928 1929 in film 1920s in film years in film film 1 Events 2 Top grossing films 3 Academy Awards 4 Movies released 5 Short film series 6 Animated short film series 7 Births 8 Deaths [edit] Although some movies released in 1928 had sound, most were still silent.
Related year entries: List of years in film 1927 in film 1928 in film 1929 in film List of years in television 1927 in television 1928 in television 1929 in television [edit] Month Day Event January 13 Dr. Ernest Frederik Werner Alexanderson performs the first successful public television broadcast.
www.qwika.com /rels/1928   (1483 words)

 The Thylacine Museum - The Thylacine Films: Motion Film Footage (film 4)
This film sequence was taken at the same time as film 3 (1928), and depicts the same individual.
The motions made by the animal do not appear to be indicative of aggression, and it seems to be playing with the keeper as he moves his hand along the fence.
Throughout the sequence the animal appears to move swiftly and to be extremely responsive to the hand movements of its keeper.
www.naturalworlds.org /thylacine/films/java/film4/film_4.htm   (187 words)

 Academy Film Archive - Profile of the Academy Film Archive - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Academy Film Archive is a part of the Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Films and film programs associated with the Student Academy Awards.
The Archive participates on the archival council of the Film Foundation and the Sony Preservation Committee and is a full member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and is active in the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).
www.oscars.org /filmarchive/profile_film.html   (664 words)

 International Clarinet Association - ClarinetFest Archives
Both the silent film and the duo divide into four sections that I have labeled: "Exposition of Characters," "Scherzando," "Largo," and "Agitato." The tempo markings in the duo's score dictate the real-time length of each section and therefore the proportion of each section to the whole.
The sections of the film, and therefore the film's internal proportions result from changes of scene and action.
The four sections of the film and of the duo are organized in the style of a modified sonata cycle.
www.clarinet.org /fests/1999/Barrett.asp   (519 words)

 Motion Picture Sound Recording In Its Infancy 1928 part1
It was 1928 and the panic was on.
When the AEO light was used in a separate recorder, the film could be edited, but the quality was poor, and the Fox-Case system soon went the way of Vitaphone and the carrier pigeon.
A pair of ultralight metallic ribbons provided a slit through which a strong source of light was focused on the film as it passed through the recording machine and photographed the sound.
www.filmsound.org /film-sound-history/sound1928part1.htm   (2106 words)

 Tookeys Film Guide - Film Reviews since 1902   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To say that virtually all of the film is shot in close-up makes it sound duller than it is - Dreyer skilfully keeps his camera and Joan's accusers on the move, while she remains motionless at the centre, constricted, penned in by her persecutors.
We come to share her sense of claustrophobia, which is another reason why the film is so painful to watch.
and the fact that the film was made in the open [with] no make-up...
www.tookeysfilmguide.com /Film.asp?id=8528   (660 words)

 Un Chien Andalou   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You have to admire the temerity of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali to create this piece of material circa 1928, when it was going to cause an outrage in that taboo period.
The film opens with Buñuel in the infamous scene where he slashes the eyeball of a woman with a razorblade.
After this initial disturbing image, the rest of the film has other dreamlike sequences, which cannot be easily explained.
www.wayney.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /uca.htm   (345 words)

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