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  King Kong (1933 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film, directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, is notable for Willis O'Brien's stop-motion animation, Max Steiner's musical score, and actress Fay Wray's performance as the ape's improbable love interest.
Amazingly the now classic film was not nominated for any Academy Awards, however it's speculated that the film would have won best special effects for many of the films groundbreaking effects if the award had existed at the time.
The film was also part of the film colorization controversy in the 1980's when it and other classic fl-and-white films were colorized for television.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_Kong_(1933_film)   (764 words)

  
 Loch Ness Video Film Evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A still from the film was exhibited but this was no conclusive proof of the monsters existence and it could not be confirmed that the location was in fact Loch Ness.
Again the film that Irvine exposed has been lost but it was shown at a Linnean Society meeting where no one could give a reasonable explanation of the object caught on film.
The film is approximately 15 seconds long and shows what looks like waves or humps moving against the wind at a range of 900 to 1000 metres.
www.thefrasers.com /nessie/cine1.html   (2196 words)

  
 Film Theory
From that point on, especially with the expansion of film departments and faculties at institutions of higher learning, film theory and criticism proliferated at a rapid rate, and film journals became as much a place for heated debate on the issues of art and aesthetics as the learned journals were for essays on literature.
For him, film, by being freed from the constraints of real time and space as well as causality, is capable of being constructed with the free play of the viewer's mental life.
But it is basically Bazin's shrewd and perceptive appreciation of film, his ability to respond to the nuances of each work, his discerning eye for style and form, and his telling use of details and techniques as the source for his concepts that have survived as a model for future writers of film criticism.
www.press.jhu.edu /books/hopkins_guide_to_literary_theory/film_theory.html   (2658 words)

  
 AG_E_Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was filmed originally as a series of twelve episodes, and the work by Enrique Rosas was a true "super production" that surpassed any expectations of the audiences as well of the critics of its time.
In this sense, the film is one of the most contemporary of its time, a great work of "cinema vérité", that includes two very real elements: the inspector Juan Manuel Cabrera playing himself, and the famous final scene showing real execution of the thieves, filmed by Rosas himself in 1915.
In 1933, in an attempt to modernize, the series was voiced and edited to transform it into a long film.
www.arts-history.mx /auto/AG_E_Film.html   (280 words)

  
 Cinema And Film Industry in Weimar Republic, 1918-1933
Film industry in the Weimar Republic was deeply affected by the intervention of economic and political concerns in all aspects of cultural life.
Fantastic films were the direct expressions of the ambition and desire of middle and lower middle class that sought escape in the cinema because their real prospects were so limited.
The film’s emphasis on the instinctual is significant in comprehending the social distrust of the democratic institutions of the Weimar Republic.
www.korotonomedya.net /theoria/weimar.html   (12386 words)

  
 Museum of the Moving Image   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Robeson and his wife star in Borderline, a highly experimental film that explores the reactions of vacationers at a Swiss resort to the arrival of a fl couple.
With more than 160 films newly restored or preserved in 35mm and 16mm, the survey celebrates the accomplishments of pioneer filmmakers working in the United States and abroad during the formative period of American film.
Many of the films have not been available since their creation over a century ago, some have never been previously screened in public, and almost all have been unavailable in pristine projection prints until now.
www.ammi.org /site/screenings/content/2001/avantgarde.html   (447 words)

  
 Alice in Wonderland (1933 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1933 live-action film Alice in Wonderland is a version of the children's book of the same name by Lewis Carroll.
As the above cast list reveals, the plot of the film is a conflation of elements from both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
The film had advanced visual effects for the time it was made.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alice+in+Wonderland+(1933+movie)   (183 words)

  
 King Kong (1933)
Co-producers and directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack (both real-life adventurers and film documentarians) conceived of the low-budget story of a beautiful, plucky blonde woman (Fay Wray) and a frightening, gigantic, 50 foot ape-monster as a metaphoric re-telling of the archetypal Beauty and the Beast fable.
The film was shot during the spring and summer of 1932 in the confines of the studio.
During the voyage, Ann prepares to practice and rehearse a scene for the film director on the deck, "to see which side of my face looks best and all that." Driscoll really believes her life is in jeopardy and is feeling protective of her safety: "This is no place for a girl," he tells her.
www.filmsite.org /kingk.html   (1592 words)

  
 Remote Control : Zero for Conduct (1933)
Although director Jean Vigo only completed four films when he died in 1934 at the age of 29, his films have had an enormous impact on generations of filmmakers who have tried to combine the disparate elements of stark reality and surreal fantasy as seamless as Vigo.
Throughout the film, Vigo infuses just the right amount of fantasy into what are otherwise straightforward scenes of childhood, giving the entire work a feeling of dreamy fantasia where the realities of childhood are kept at arm’s length.
A film to be treasured and studied, the film has left its trace on everyone from Francois Truffaut to Federico Fellini, and while Vigo’s sole feature-length film, L’Atalante, suggested even greater things, it is this film that illustrates the poetic realism that is synonymous with Vigo’s name.
www.pifmagazine.com /vol28/v_zero_for_conduct.shtml   (553 words)

  
 Norman Taurog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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)

  
 Rudolf Arnheim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For display to a larger number of spectators the problem of stereoscopic film has not yet been solved satisfactorily (and is still an issue even today)--and hence the sense of depth in film pictures is extraordinarily small.
As a final point, Arnheim in Film As Art declares that for film to be considered art, it must demonstrate not only the perfection of each element, but the perfection of those elements in relation to each other: melody, harmony and overall composition.
1933 -- The Nazis come to power and one of their earliest menacing acts is the dismissal of Jewish university professors, and correspondingly, because Rudolf's ancestry is Jewish, the sale of his innovative book about film, Film als Kunst (published only months earlier) is no longer permitted.
pages.slc.edu /~psychology/biographies/arnheim   (2671 words)

  
 1933 shopping links US   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Item # mp00001This 1933 film is the classic Beauty and the Beast tale in which the beast sacrifices everything for his love.
The film, which stars Fay Wray, was voted one of the 100 best films of all time by the American Film Institute.
Item #MP0001 This 1933 film is the classic Beauty and the Beast tale in which the beast sacrifices everything for his love.
inspirationus.helenk.net /inspiration/1933.html   (520 words)

  
 screenonline: Film Studios and Industry Bodies > Associated British Picture Corporation (1933-70)
film empire, with a chain of cinemas as well as studios.
The studio became known as "the porridge factory" for reasons more likely to do with the quantity of films that the company turned out, than their quality.
in 1969, but the company is still involved in film and television production today.
www.screenonline.org.uk /film/id/460815   (173 words)

  
 Madame Bovary / 1933 / film review / Jean Renoir
It is certainly am ambitious film for Renoir to attempt at this stage in his career and his film is faithful to Flaubert’s novel in content and spirit (although the film was far less controversial than the novel when it was first published).
His device of filming scenes from a distance, often through an open doorway, is particularly well used here, creating the impression that the viewer is standing on the set, spying on intimate conversations.
As a result, the film’s famous tragic denouement is intensely moving, without the clumsy sentimentality or grossness which has marred other film adaptations of the story.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Madame_Bovary_1933_rev.html   (457 words)

  
 The Thylacine Museum - Thylacine film 1
This is the very famous film taken in 1933 of a thylacine that lived at the Hobart Zoo.
Popularly known as "Benjamin" or simply "Ben", this is possibly a misnomer since this individual is said by some references to have been a female.
This film is the one most often seen in natural history documentaries.
www.naturalworlds.org /thylacine/films/java/film1/film_1.htm   (109 words)

  
 CINEASTE
In the year 2000, the film was restored under the direction of Martin Koerber, and it is now in crystalline condition and shorter by only about seventy meters (under three minutes) than the print that left Lang’s hands in 1933.
The shift in emphasis from Mabuse as a character in the film to Mabuse as a detached spirit hovering over it and circulating through it by means of (or in the form of) language is one of the aspects of Testament that make it a remarkably modern film.
He explains that one goal of the producers of the French version was to shorten the running time of the film; as he notes, this was largely accomplished through reducing the scenes between Kent and Lilli (notably, by omitting the flashback to their first meeting at an employment office).
www.cineaste.com /lang.htm   (2532 words)

  
 MoMA.org | The Collection | Leo McCarey. Duck Soup. 1933
Among the film's famous scenes are the moment when Groucho mistakes Harpo for his own mirror image, and the barrage of oranges and grapefruits that greet Margaret Dumont as she sings the national anthem in the film's riotous finale.
In the film, the Marx brothers, with McCarey, present a world in which organized groups, political parties, nations, and social classes seem foolish, and court jesters sane.
Yet the film was such a failure when it opened in 1933 that Paramount dropped its contract with the Marx brothers.
www.moma.org /collection/browse_results.php?object_id=89491   (270 words)

  
 Zéro de conduite / Zero de conduite / Jean Vigo / Zero for conduct / 1933 / Film review
The film, based on Vigo’s own unhappy school day experiences, was only Vigo’s third film and his first fictional work.
Needless to say, Vigo’s film of rebellion in a boarding school was too much for the authorities at the time.
After its first showing in 1933 there was an immediate outcry and fears that it might result in civil unrest caused the film to be banned.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Zero_de_conduite_rev.html   (667 words)

  
 2003-04 Film Series - Hollywood Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This 1923 classic silent film recounts the well known tale of Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback, who falls in love with the gypsy girl Esmeralda, while trying to save her.
The film, which is set in France, illustrates the sympathy and compassion Esmeralda shows to a man that has been hidden from society and has never been loved before.
While there, though, the lead actress of the film, Ann, is kidnapped by the natives and offered up as a sacrifice to their god Kong, a massive ape.
www.loyola.edu /academics/freshmanprograms/hollywoodfilms03.html   (592 words)

  
 The Nation, 03/15/1933 - Film by Troy, William
...The second program of the Film Society on Sunday evening consisted of a potpourri of delicacies, new and old, from various lands, the whole calculated to impress on the bewildered spectator a sense of the enormous variety of the screen medium...
...So important is this film from the standpoint of its possible influence on the field as a whole that discussion of it must be put off to a later time...
...Films Miscellany ROME EXPRESS" at the New Roxy is an unusual picture if for no other reason than that it is probably the first importation from England which in movement and general technical excellence compares favorably with the better products of Hollywood and other great film centers...
www.nationarchive.com /Summaries/v136i3532_24.htm   (630 words)

  
 film_s00
Topics will include the political functions of German film during the Weimar, the Nazi, the postwar, and the postwall eras; the influence of American cinema on German film; the role of German emigres in the classical Hollywood studio system; and the place of German cinema in present-day Europe and in our contemporary age of globalization.
Special attention will be given to the role of German cinema in building and questioning national identity, to the ways in which German feature films over the past seventy years have used or challenged Hollywood conventions to recall the national past and envision alternative futures.
This assignment is meant to help you focus on certain aspects of each film and prepare for discussion.
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~lkoep/syllabi/film_s00.htm   (685 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | King Kong remake begins filming
Filming on a remake of King Kong gets under way in New Zealand on Monday, reuniting director Peter Jackson with many of his Lord of the Rings cohorts.
Jackson is bringing the 1933 classic up to date with his Rings writing team, effects company and cinematographer.
Jackson said he would not make a "carbon copy" of the 1933 film, changing Brody's character from a ship's first mate to a movie screenwriter.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/entertainment/film/3623736.stm   (383 words)

  
 1933 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1933_in_film   (561 words)

  
 Island of Lost Souls (1933)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Trivia: In response to British censors, who claimed the film was "against nature", Elsa Lanchester (Mrs.
Universal dominated the horror market of the 1930s, but every once in a while the other studios would produce a classic of their own.
Since he has no personality of his own, he can be more of an Everyman; he also has no strength to draw upon and is therefore powerless against the horrors around him.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0024188   (480 words)

  
 Le Tunnel / The Tunnel / Der Tunnel / 1933 / film review / Kurt Bernhardt
His presence dominates the film, his portrayal very much that of the popular working class hero for which he would become best known during the 1930s.
The film itself is an uncomfortable mix of German expressionism and silent film melodrama.
Whilst the plotting leaves a lot to be desired, the scenes of the tunnel being constructed are impressive, capturing both the scale of such an enterprise and the terrible human cost involved.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Le_Tunnel_rev.html   (389 words)

  
 Film Comment: Ministry of illusion: German film 1933-1945.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Given the atrocities of National Socialism, many commentators view the movies, newsreels, and documentaries made under its aegis as film history's darkest hour.
As German critic Wilhelm Roth once observed, the corpus of 1,100 narrative features produced between 1933 and 1945 catalyzes visions of what hell might look like for a cineaste--a hell where one's torments alternate between hideous propaganda, formal bombast, and unbearable kitsch.
The above preview is from Film Comment, November 1, 1994.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:15865162&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (170 words)

  
 I Married An Angel, 1933, unproduced movie - Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
From February to April 1933, Rodgers & Hart teamed with Moss Hart on a musical adaptation of an Hongarian play about a banker whose wish comes true when he married and angel.
The film - I Married An Angel (MGM production #1116) - was intended as a vehicle for Jeanette MacDonald.
In 1938 I Married An Angel became a Broadway musical and used some of the material written in 1933.
www.lorenzhart.org /angelfilm.htm   (113 words)

  
 Dancing Lady 1933 (Film) - Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Speaking of teams, Dancing Lady was the fourth of seven films costarring Clark Gable and Joan Crawford.
That would come with his next film when he was lent to Columbia for It Happened One Night.
MGM was still trying to do backstage musicals, hoping to capture some of the glory (and box office receipts) from Warner Bros. Both Nelson and Fred Astaire (in his film debut) have musical numbers, but are more or less wasted.
www.lorenzhart.org /vari.htm   (344 words)

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