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  Scarface (1932 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scarface (also known as Scarface, the Shame of the Nation and The Shame of a Nation) is a 1932 gangster film which tells the story of gang warfare and police intervention when rival gangs fight over control of a city.
The film is loosely based upon the life of Al Capone (whose nickname was "Scarface").
The film was completed in 1930 but censors would not allow its release until 1932, because of concerns that it glorified the gangster lifestyle and showed too much violence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scarface_(1932_movie)   (333 words)

 John Williams (composer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932 in New York City) is one of the most widely recognized composers of film scores.
While skilled in a variety of 20th century compositional idioms, his most familiar style may be described as a form of neoromanticism, informed by the large-scale orchestral music of the late 19th century and that of Williams' film-composing predecessors.
The music is legendary for its slow, ominous Shark Theme (arguably the single most recognised theme in film music history), and earned Williams his second Academy Award (he had won his first for his 1971 adaptation of the music for the film version of Fiddler on the Roof).
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/John_Williams_(composer)   (936 words)

 Scarface: The Shame of the Nation (1932)
Therefore, this tough, pioneering film could not claim to be at the forefront of the gangster talking film craze in the early 30s.
The gangsters in the film are often portrayed as ignorant, remorseless, and childish criminals who don't comprehend the enormity of their transgressions.
Due to squabbles over the film's release and the hue and cry over its depiction of the world of gangsterism, the film ultimately did poorly at the box office (it was banned in several states, and showings were delayed over a year in Chicago) and was withdrawn from circulation by Howard Hughes.
www.filmsite.org /scar.html   (3229 words)

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Atlanta film fans were treated to a different kind of Kurosawa in last week's showing of his 1951 Oscar-winner for Best Foreign film, "Rashomon," at the High Museum of Art.
During a three-day Japanese film festival on campus, sponsored by film studies and the Consulate General of Japan, another Kurosawa will be presented--one who can laugh at himself and the samurai ideal he helped to create.
This film involves the antics of two young boys who come to realize the force of the cultural hierarchy from their salaryman father.
www.emory.edu /EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/1995/September/ERsept.18/9_18_95jap.film.fes.html   (522 words)

 Exhibition - Moving Images / Amateur Film
Film material constantly decreased in width, from initially 35-mm to 16-mm (1923), 9.5-mm (1921), and finally to only 8-mm (1932).
The introduction of Super-8 film in 1963 and the Super-8 sound film cartridge in 1973 created ideal conditions for home movies, but the new technology of magnetic film recording on video cassettes introduced in the 1980s soon conquered the global market and heralded the swift end of conventional amateur filmmaking.
It was over 100 years ago that the medium of film first put moving people on screen; the 20th century was the era of film, and this new exhibition shows the technology of the age.
www.dtmb.de /Rundgang/Filmtechnik/txt_eng/body4.html   (320 words)

 One hundred Years of Film Sizes. Almost one hundred film widths and perforations were experimented with.
Whereas film equipment has undergone drastic changes in the course of a century it is a little miracle that 35mm has remained the universally accepted film size.
Films from 10 to 15 meter lengths in special containers were for rent from Edison depots or by mail.
An optimum use of the film width was obtained by expanding the image and reducing the size of the perforations on both sides.
www.xs4all.nl /~wichm/filmsize.html   (3700 words)

 Film History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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)

 Norman Taurog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During the filming, he threatened to shoot Cooper's dog if the child actor could not cry for the scene, according to Cooper's 1981 autobiography Please Don't Shoot My Dog.
In the 1960s, he directed several films starring Elvis Presley.
This biographical article related to film is a stub.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Norman_Taurog   (479 words)

 1932   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1932 is a leap year starting on Friday.
June 6 - The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States (1 cent per gallon sold).
November 8 - U.S. presidential election, 1932: Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/1/19/1932.html   (1484 words)

 The Mummy: Classic Monster Collection (1932)
The 1932 edition is a decent movie but I thought it moved at a very slow pace and it often seemed dull to me. Really, not a whole lot happens in the movie.
Since both DVDs of both the 1932 and the 1999 editions appeared on the same day, one would expect they had time to discuss the story's most recent generation.
Film historian Paul M. Jensen appears in the documentary and he also offers the DVD's audio commentary.
www.dvdmg.com /mummy1932.shtml   (1361 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - The Mummy (1932)
The film was also made to take advantage of the Egyptian craze that was still sweeping the world in the wake of the discovery of King Tutenkhamen's (King Tut's) tomb 10 years earlier.
Film Highlights, production notes, the 1932 trailer, cast and crew bios and filmographies were also included, and help make this disc a real special edition.
Universal should know better than to release the film with this state of video and audio, and is given a five-year sentence in which they must do a complete restoration of several of their monster films before release.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/mummy1932.php   (1608 words)

 Film History of the 1930s
James Whale was coerced into making more horror films for Universal, including The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), and then in 1935, the now-talking MONSTER was presented with a Bride Monster (but she screeched her rejection of a Mate) in director Whale's superior horror-comedy sequel Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
Among the films that increased Clark Gable's popular pre-eminence in films was director Frank Capra's hit It Happened One Night (1934) (in which his removal of a shirt revealed his bare chest and the absence of an undershirt - setting the US underwear industry into a tailspin).
The film set a pattern for future films, telling stories about the lives and destinies of several individuals - including a vivacious office worker, a dancer, a jewel-thief - that were woven together into a whole.
www.filmsite.org /30sintro3.html   (1434 words)

 Scarface (1932)
Take this film for what it was then and remains today, a look at a time in America where prohibition elevated criminals to cult hero status.
The film goes out if its way to denounce this trend by being one of the first crime films and by showing the fatal, brutal reality of a life of crime.
The film is old and the ravages of time have taken their toll but overall the quality of this DVD holds up.
www.hometheaterinfo.com /scarface_(1932).htm   (1099 words)

 Film Studies @ Emory University
Where this is not the case, the film is roughly contemporaneous with the writing of the text.
Students MUST be Film Studies majors or minors and should be close to completing the course of study in film.
Our film viewings will be supplemented with articles pertaining to the film at hand and foundational texts from a range of theoretical discourses (narratology, feminist film theory, Marxism, auteur theory, psychoanalysis), which we will deploy-and evaluate-as tools for analysis.
www.filmstudies.emory.edu /ATLAS/coursef03.html   (2735 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)
Films based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' vine-swinging jungle hero had been made ever since 1918, with Tarzan of the Apes, but this 1932 film, the first which starred Olympic gold medalist swimmer Johnny Weissmuller, is considered definitive today.
It is curious that audiences of the Tarzan films consider this the definitive Tarzan, because no portrayal could be further from the character Edgar Rice Burroughs created with his novels.
Several of the early films in the series were shot on location in the jungle, but declining budgets prohibited that for most of the subsequent films (until 1959).
rinkworks.com /movies/m/tarzan.the.ape.man.1932.shtml   (966 words)

 Interview with Filmmaker Laurel Greenberg about the film "Trouble in Paradise,", 07/04
Lamar may be known to movie buffs as Hedwig Keisler, her stage name when she appeared in the first feature film nude scene in the 1932 Czech film "Ecstasy." In scientific circles, Lamar may be remembered for patenting an invention during World War II for a radio-guided torpedo that was unjammable.
Within less than a decade, when the allies were losing the war at sea, she was to break a second barrier when she patented an invention designed to make a radio guided torpedo that was was unjammable.
Lamarr is one of several subjects Perkins and her production team have in the works, all of which are American men and women in the sciences and humanities, a mix of icons and relatively obscure characters that broke barriers and significantly altered the cultural scene.
www.newenglandfilm.com /news/archives/04july/perkins.htm   (907 words)

 Henry B. Walthall: Film Review--The Talkies 1929-1932
Tracy and co-star Joan Bennett reenact a scene from Strange Interlude (another 1932 film which included Walthall among its cast) during which the thoughts of the characters are audible to the audience.
This plot alone would have made for a great film, but the storyline is often preoccupied by Chandu's frivolous romance with a princess and the silly drunken exploits of Chandu's alcoholic sidekick.
For the most part, the film is slow and boring with a bland romance between John Darrow and Blanche Mehaffey.
www.henrybwalthall.com /Talkies1929-1932.html   (2870 words)

 SaveYourMovies - Regular 8mm Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With this advancement in film technology, the Kemco Home Movie camera and a dual size projector was introduced for 16mm and 1/4x16mm to allow viewing both formats.
After processing the film, it was split down the middle and the two 8mm halves were spliced together yielding a 50 ft. reel.
Because changing reels in the middle of the film roll proved to be troublesome, a number of manufacturers introduced straight 8mm wound on 50 ft. reels (Univex, Bell and Howell) and in cassettes (Agfa and Meopta).
www.saveyourmovies.com /Regular8mmFilm.htm   (283 words)

 Silent Film Sources Review
The film picks up when a man leaves a book in a room- "to be opened after my death." He is killed and the book is about vampires.
The film is filled with memorable images: a skull turning to watch; a shadow walking over to join its subject sitting in repose; point-of-view filming from inside a glass-topped coffin as the lid is nailed down and then carried out to the churchyard for burial.
The story goes that the first few days of filming was damaged by a light leak in the camera, but Dreyer liked the effect so much that he had the rest of the film photographed to match.
www.cinemaweb.com /silentfilm/32vampyr.htm   (737 words)

 L'Atlantide / Atlantis / 1932 / Georg Wilhelm Pabst / G.W. Pabst / 1932 / Brigitte Helm / film review
The film is a remake of Jacques Feyder’s 1921 adaptation of Pierre Benoît’s novel, with some striking differences, particularly in the portrayal of the queen Antinea.
As was the case with Feyder’s film, this film uses extensive location photography and cost a fortune to make, even though its runtime is much shorter.
The film was made in three versions, one in French, one in German and another in English.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_L_Atlantide_1932.html   (255 words)

 An Ethnographic Surrealist Film
The surrealist movement in poetry, literature, and film overlapped with the emerging discipline of modern anthropology in France.
By leaving the traces of this process in the film, however, the director undermines the illusion and exposes the artifice of montage.
Of Buñuel's The Golden Age, one of the first sound films produced in France, a critic wrote, "The audio portion is used in a most unusual way: to destroy rather than reinforce the illusion of reality in the work" (Martin 1983: 24).
www.dartmouth.edu /~jruoff/Articles/EthnographicSurrealist.htm   (6969 words)

 Nonfiction Books about Zombies
Most of the film history recited here is that of zombies and mummies, plus you'll see a few other films supposedly about the "symbolic undead" that do not seem to belong.
This work in film theory analyzes the cult classic 1932 film White Zombie from every angle, including the influence it had on later zombie films.
This film history tells the story of zombies as portrayed in the movies, focusing on trends such as the changeover from an enslaved laborer beholden to a Voodoo priest to a corpse-like spreader of disease who likes snacking on human brains.
www.newanimal.org /zombie/nonfic.htm   (521 words)

 Headlines@Hopkins: Johns Hopkins University News Releases
Between 1932, when it was filmed, and the beginning of World War II, what was known as The Johns Hopkins Movie was seen 146 times by more than 30,000 people, giving them a rare behind-the-scenes look at the workings of a 1930s teaching hospital.
Badly shrunken and afflicted with a condition that is virtually destroying the film stock, it can no longer be projected for a public audience and sits in a canister in the basement of Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus.
Lee Watkins, who coordinated the grant application process, said the NFPF worked with him to find the most appropriate film preservation vendor to ensure that the hospital film was copied properly, in what is a laborious and expensive undertaking.
www.jhu.edu /news_info/news/univ03/jul03/film.html   (615 words)

 Reflections on Diversity: Disability in Film
Reflections on Diversity: Disability in Film is a film series focused on addressing disability as another form of diversity.
Films challenge common assumptions of normality and ability and recognize the humanity of all people.
Johnny Got His Gun is a film that explores the consequences of war through the experiences of a man rendered blind, deaf, and immobile by bombing.
thechp.syr.edu /Reflections_on_Diversity__Disability_in_Film.html   (958 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Film As Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In other words, to be considered art, film must demonstrate not only the perfection of each element, but the perfection of those elements in relation to each other...
That is to say: If film art is truly the production of the heart and mind in concert, such devices would merely be means to an end, the bridges crossed on a journey deep into the soul.
It argues for the preservation of the already-gone (e.g., fl and white, silent film, etc.) It is illiberal, ill-conceived, unsatisfactory and unsatisfying.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0520000358?v=glance   (1416 words)

 1933 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ecstasy, a Czechoslovak film, shocks audiences when actress Hedy Lamarr is seen naked in the film.
The Private Life of Henry VIII becomes the first British film to win an American Academy Award.
February 15 - Pat Sullivan, director/producer of animated films, alleged co-creator of Felix the Cat
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1933_in_film   (364 words)

 Film Review: FREAKS (1932) - Elites TV - Your Elite News Source
At just over an hour, the film is a sideshow of physical deformity, and proves that just when you think you've seen it all, there's a human skeleton or a bird lady waiting in the wings to drop your jaw.
The audience upon its initial release definitely missed this message, and as a result Freaks gained notoriety as a classified exploitation film.
The other two are merely shorter substitute edits of the actual ending, as the studio wanted desperately to alleviate the shock value for the audience.
www.elitestv.com /pub/2004/Oct/EEN41700f24c847d.html   (329 words)

 Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Mummy is a remake of the classic 1932 horror film of the same name, starring Boris Karloff.
Though originally written as a script bible for a movie, the author was so disgusted with the monster that Hollywood was making out of her book that she walked out and turned it into a paperback...which then went on to the Times Bestseller list.
I actually liked this film, even given the glaring idiocies and the fact that Russell speaks only six words in the entire film.
www.sfrevu.com /ISSUES/1999/9905/media.html   (1922 words)

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