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  Encyclopedia: 1929 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture.
Years in film July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining.
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 The Broadway Melody - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was the first musical motion picture released by the studio; over the next 30 years MGM would become the most popular producer of this genre of film entertainment.
The film was written by and James Gleason from a story by and directed by.
The film was quite successful at the time, and is often considered the first complete example of the Hollywood musical.
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 Blackmail (1929 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Blackmail (1929) was Alfred Hitchcock's first movie with sound, as well as being the first British film with sound.
The film was not originally intended to be a talkie and began production as a silent film.
So, it was decided that, since some scenes had been shot already, Ondra would still act in the film but she would mouth all of her lines phonetically while her words would be dubbed in by off-screen actress.
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 1929 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The days of the silent film were numbered.
The film was the first full-length talking film to be filmed outdoors.
The Hollywood Revue of 1929, a showcase of talent under contract to MGM.
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 In Old Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The film, which was based around the character of the Cisco Kid in the story The Caballero's Way by O.
Henry, was a major innovation in Hollywood: it was the first major Western to use the new technology of sound and the first talkie to be filmed outdoors.
The film made extensive use of authentic locations, filming in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park in Utah and the San Fernando Mission and the Mojave Desert in California.
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 MIT OpenCourseWare | Literature | 21L.435 Shakespeare, Film and Media, Fall 2002 | Home
Filmed Shakespeare began in 1899, with Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree performing the death scene from King John for the camera.
The phenomenon of filmed Shakespeare raises many questions for literary and media studies about adaptation, authorship, the status of "classic" texts and their variant forms, the role of Shakespeare in youth and popular culture, and the transition from manuscript, book and stage to the modern medium of film and its recent digitally inflected forms.
We will study the films as works of art in their own right, and try to understand the means -- literary, dramatic, performative, cinematic -- by which they engage audiences and create meaning.
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Literature/21L-435Shakespeare--Film-and-MediaFall2002/CourseHome   (536 words)

 Jeanne Eagels' Legacy
She used her influence to pass censorship approval to produce a film version of the play, which was considered highly immoral.
Some of the dialogue and staging from this later film is remarkably similar to that in the original (1929) film.
In a macabre twist, Sam Fuller, the director the 1960s films "Shock Corridor" and "The Naked Kiss", was the newspaper reporter who broke the story of Eagels' death on October 3, 1929.
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 Film History of the 1920s
Film studios were confronted with many problems related to the coming of sound, including restricted markets for English-language talkies.
Lubitsch's first sound film The Love Parade (1929) (with Jeanette MacDonald's debut appearance), 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.
The film was originally released as a silent film, but the studio pressured Hitchcock into adding dialogue sequences (with innovative post-synchronization techniques) for a talkie version.
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 American Experience | The Crash of 1929 | Film Description | PBS
By 1929, Charles Mitchell, President of the National City Bank (which would become Citibank), had popularized the idea of selling stock and high yield bonds directly to smaller investors.
The Crash of 1929 chronicles a fateful year through the words and experiences of the descendants of these titans of finance.
Michael Meehan was the stock specialist who manipulated the glamour stock of the day, RCA, from $2.50 a share up to a peak of over $500 a share, making millions for the few who were in on the deal.
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 Len Lye FILM Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This pioneer experimental film was described by Lye (in his book, No Trouble, published by Laura Riding and Robert Graves in 1930) as dealing with "the beginnings of organic life".
Premiered by the London Film Society in 1929 the film was almost refused a certificate by the puzzled British Board of Censors who suspected that it might be about sex.
The film was shot in fl and white - using fl and white backdrops - then "colourised" in the laboratory by manipulating the three separate strips of Gasparcolor film.
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 Foster on Film - Short Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There followed a great number of plotless, themeless, "films." A year before The Great Train Robbery (which is often given credit as the first scripted film), A Trip to the Moon presented a reasonably coherent story, characters, and some amazing special effects.
The film starts with an eye being sliced open, and goes on to give us dead mules and a piano, ants, and a woman being run over in the street.
In a post-apocalyptic world, scientists determine time travel is the only hope for survival, but after a number of failures, decide to send to the past a man with an obsession on the events at an airport in his childhood.
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 DVD Times - Phantom of the Opera (1929)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wishing to capitalise on the success of the film and with the recent phenomenon of talking movies, the film was released again in 1929 in two versions.
The sets made for the film are magnificent and include a full-scale replica of the Paris Palais Garnier Opera House, a set that has been used in many other productions, including the 1943 version of The Phantom of the Opera, and is still in use today.
The majority of the film however and certainly the last half are mostly free from all but the smallest of damage.
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 © Anita Page, Silent and Sound Film Star - goldensilents.com
Film actress and blonde starlet Anita Page is one of the last actresses from the silent era still alive as of this writing.
Her next two films were "Navy Blues" (1929) opposite Haines, and "The Flying Fleet" (1928) opposite Ramon Novarro.
The film was a huge success, although crude technically by today's standards, and it broke all records and won the Academy Award for Best Picture that year.
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 Film History of the 1920s
Films varied from sexy melodramas and biblical epics by Cecil B. DeMille, to westerns (such as Cruze's The Covered Wagon (1923)), horror films, gangster/crime films, war films, the first feature documentary or non-fictional narrative film (Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North (1922)), romances, mysteries, and comedies (from the silent comic masters Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd).
Film theaters and studios were not initially affected in this decade by the Crash in late 1929.
By 1929, the film-making firms that were to rule and monopolize Hollywood for the next half-century were the giants or the majors, sometimes dubbed The Big Five.
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 Religion in American film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The film is most remembered for portraying a lynching in a quite graphic manner, which generated a great deal of controversy in 1919.
This film is in many ways a meditation on fascism and the relationship of what the film calls religious fanaticism to fascism, and it's all presented under a cover of romance and millions of costume changes for Maria Montez.
People were polled about how the film affected their attitudes toward Jews, and more than 50% said they had left the film with a more favorable attitude and something like 30% said their attitude was negatively influenced by the film.
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 Eastman Kodak Size 118 Autographic Film Cartridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is an unopened box of Eastman Autographic film, size A118, with an expiration date of October, 1929.
The purpose of Autographic film, introduced in 1914, was to allow a photographer to make notes about a photograph and have those notes appear in the margin of the processed print.
The A indicates that this is Autographic film.
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 Rosemary's Cornwall Links: Film & Television
Filmed in Mevagissey Cornish villagers and Breton refugees who had fled from the Nazis appeared in the cast as French fishermen.
Film And TV Locations In The South West the West country has been for many years one of the most sought after regions in the country for film locations.
The two TV film sequel's to Saving Grace are Doc Martin (2003) which tells the story of Martin Clunes character as the doctor in the film in the months leading up to the Saving Grace story and Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie (2003) also starring Martin Clunes as Dr.
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 chicagomediaworks.com - Eisenstein's Film Essays
Orthodox montage is montage on the dominant, the foreground, the chief tendency within the frame, the central stimulus attended by a whole complex of secondary stimuli.
The modern film use of typage is based on the wish to delineate a character so sharply that upon entrance the audience will "place" him as a known element.
A director must master the techniques of film diction, the theory of montage, the technique of the frame, and the traditions and methodology of literature.
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 Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1929, Kenneth W. Adams and W.C. Handy wrote a short film treatment based on Handy's famous song "St. Louis Blues" and convinced the film studio RCA Phototone of the idea of making a short film.
The film was shot in June of 1929 in Astoria, Long Island and was shown between the years 1929 to 1932.
The film features a top notch Jazz band that includes, James P. Johnson on piano, Thomas Morris and Joe Smith on cornet, as well as the Hall Johnson Choir.
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 175.775 Narrative Perspective: Dramaturgy [14]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though this is a deeply racist film, Griffith employs techniques of cross-editing to achieve narrative continuity of extraordinary depth and complexity.
Later psychological explanations in line with the cognitive revolution's challenge to behaviorism argued that viewers are active creators of their perceptual experiences: the meaning of the juxtaposed images and sounds are constructed via cognitive processes such as memory and judgment.
His analogies of shot to word, sequence to sentence and film to language were central to his establishmment of montage as the medium's primary structural principle--Kuleshov consequently set the pace for both montage theorists (e.g., Eisenstein and Pudovkin) and for film grammarians/linguists (e.g., Raymond Spottiswoode and Christian Metz" (Berg, 1975, p.
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 Chinese-American dancer stars in restored 1929 silent film - 09/17/04
Though you may not have heard of her, she’s the definition of memorable, which is undoubtedly the chief reason the 1929 silent film “Piccadilly” can now be seen in an especially rich and lengthy sepia-drenched version restored by the British Film Institute.
In Dupont’s film, Wong plays Shosho, a dishwasher who dances and seduces her way up in to the dining room of London’s posh Piccadilly Club.
Racially speaking, “Piccadilly” is as casually insensitive and careless as you might expect from a film of this era, but it’s also surprisingly crafty about finding ways to incite discussion.
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 Chelovek s kino-apparatom (1929)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Trivia: The film anticipates many of the techniques used 50 years later in Koyaanisqatsi (1983).
Vertov did not use a script for the beginning of the film because he did not want the audience to believe it was fictional.
Vertov's film is one that I will need to see again to have a full appreciation of his talent.
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 "Show Boat" (1929 film version) answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This film like many from 1929 is a part-talkie.
Universal was unfazed and went on to shoot their silent film.
Contemporary accounts of the film do indicate, however, that the film employed a synchronized music and effects score throughout and had a number of synchronized songs as well.
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 Judy Garland Database: "The Big Revue" (aka "Starlet Revue")
Apparently, the film was produced by or for the Ethel Meglin Dance School by Mayfair Pictures at Tec-Art Studio.
The film was shot on June 11, 12 and 13, just after Judy's 7th birthday on June 10.
A clip of the Gumm Sisters' number from the film is included on the laser disc box set, "Judy Garland: The Golden Years at M-G-M," MGM/UA The complete film is available on videotape from various collectors.
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 MoMA.org | The Collection | Dziga Vertov. The Man with the Movie Camera. 1929
The film then takes its viewer on a kaleidoscopic, humorous ride through Soviet cities, while drawing parallels between the moviemaker and the factory laborer, and exposing the filmmaking process.
By making use of all filming strategies then available—including superimposition, split screens, and varied speed—Vertov created a revolution in cinematic art with his defiant deconstruction of moviemaking and dramatic norms.
After the Bolshevik Revolution, along with his wife/editor and brother/cameraman, he made films and developed polemics that called for the death of filmmaking and relied on artifice and drama.
www.moma.org /collection/browse_results.php?object_id=89505   (250 words)

 1929 in film
See also: 1928 in film, other events of 1929, 1930 in film, list of 'years in film'.
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The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
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 Show Boat (1929)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The film began as a silent version of the Ferber novel, was pulled and made a part-talkie with a singing prologue, a ten minute two-scene initial talkie sequence, and an extended, many scene twenty minute plus sequence later in the picture.
The film is basically a triangle between the young lovers, and the disapproving mother, Parthy.
This is definitely a curio but worth preserving to give us a third view of the same material in film terms and to see and hear the narrative apart from the now overly familiar Kern-Hammerstein score.
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 Arts4All: ArtsPass News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Restored by the British Film Institute and distributed by Milestone Film and Video, E.A. Dupont's classic 1929 silent film PICCADILLY will premiere as a Special Event of the 41st New York Film Festival at 2pm on Saturday, October 4, accompanied by the live performance of composer Neil Brand's new score for a seven-piece ensemble.
Her sword dance is one of the highlights of the film and gives the erstwhile star of the cabaret show, Gilda Gray, famous for her shimmy dance, something to fret about.
Dupont in the film's extreme close-ups did in some respects for Anna May Wong what G.W. Pabst did for Louise Brooks-give her the opportunity to reveal her stunning, sexually provocative, classical beauty.
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