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  Modern Times (1936)
Filmed between 1932 and 1936, it was directed, written, scored, and produced by Chaplin himself - and he also starred in his own 'one-man show' with his current wife and kindred spirit Paulette Goddard.
The foreword explains the film's theme: "'Modern Times.' A story of industry, of individual enterprise - humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness." The film opens with an overhead shot of a flock of sheep jostling in their sheep pen, and rushing through a chute.
In one of the film's great opening scenes, the conveyor belt sequence, a masterpiece of choreography, the Tramp is a factory worker (Charlie Chaplin) whose job it is to tighten bolts on an endless series of machine parts - he is a small cog in the factory that exploits its workers.
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 The Film Tribune - Rose-Marie (1936)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
With this in mind, it is not surprising that several film adaptations of stage material often looked static and stagy, but audiences did not seem to mind, as the play/musical had also been a success on the stage, with even less artistic possibilities, because of limitations in sets and direction.
In the 1936 version of the film, Herbert Stothart, working as a musical director at Metro Goldwyn Mayer, where the film was made, added new music to the film, but the rest of the operetta was completely changed, from the plot to the selection of musical numbers.
However, while the films of MacDonald and Eddy would perform phenomenally at the box-office during the 1930's, the style of their vehicles -- operatic, superficial, stilted, melodramatic, overly innocent and naive as it is -- would lose its appeal with the advent of the Second World War, and would become subjected to criticism and parody.
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 Encyclopedia: 1936 in film
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.
My Man Godfrey is a 1936 screwball comedy film in which a socialite hires a derelict as her butler, only to fall in love with him, to his dismay.
John Gielgud as photographed in 1936 by Carl Van Vechten Sir Arthur John Gielgud OM CH (April 14, 1904–May 21, 2000) was an English theatre and film actor, regarded by many as one of the greatest of his time.
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 Fury (1936 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fury is a 1936 film noir film which tells the story of a decent man who descends into ruthlessness when the woman he loves moves to the other side of the country to make enough money for them to be married.
It stars Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis and Walter Brennan; and was loosely based on the events surrounding the Brooke Hart murder.
The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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 1936   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
From February 14, 1936, to March 1, 1945, AG Weser launched a total of 162 U-boats.
November 3 - U.S. presidential election, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Alf Landon.
August 9 - 1936 Summer Olympics: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympics.
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 DVD Verdict Review - Pennies From Heaven (1936)
The film received a reasonably warm reception, but its only lasting impression is the title song that was nominated for an Academy Award for 1936's Best Song (losing out to "The Way You Look Tonight," which had been written by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields for Swing Time).
The film, otherwise, was a standard Crosby vehicle for the time—no better and no worse than many others he did in the 1930s.
Interestingly, at age 27 she was almost at the end of a film career of over 80 pictures that began with child roles in 1914.
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 1936: Horror Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Director George Cukor's film was the first talking version of the content -The title role character was immortalized and based upon one of Alexandre Dumas Fils' acquaintances in Paris - a real youthful courtesan named Marie Alphonsine du Plessis who died at the age of twenty-four.
The film is the remarkable directorial debut of John Huston, filming for Warner Bros. his faithful version of Dashiell Hammett's 1929 novel The Maltese Falcon.
One of the best film noirs of all time - and one of the earliest prototypes of today's 'erotic thrillers.' The screenplay (by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch) was based on the controversial first novel/pot-boiler (1934) of the same name by notorious writer James M. Cain.
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 ASA Film Production   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Originally founded in 1936, ASA Film covers more than a hundred productions (feature films, short films, documentaries and television productions) including the kids' classics "Father of Four" and "My Sister's Kids".
ASA produced a number of feature films during the 1990s, including the successes: "The Great Day on the Beach" (1991) and "Fish Out of Water" (1993).
Both films were distributed abroad, the former winner at San Sebastian and sold to 20 countries.
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 Soigne ton gauche / 1936 / film review / Jacques Tati
This early film, written and starring France’s master of comedy, Jacques Tati, was directed by René Clément, a man who is not often associated with slapstick comedy.
Years before he became a household name in France for his comic film creations, François the postman and Monsieur Hurlot, Tati was a popular comic performer on stage.
The film’s closing scene, with the comic country postman cycling off into the distance, seems to presage Tati’s first notable work as a director, L’École des facteurs, made a decade later.
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 Sir Richard Rodney BENNETT (b. 1936) - Film Music Collection: Film Music CD Reviews- January 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
His music for this film, which was about Lady Caroline Lamb's disastrous obsessive love for the poet Lord Byron, is distinguished by a very appealing tender romantic melody that is redolent of the Lady's yearning.
The glorious waltz is surely now one of the most famous English film themes ever penned, but there is a tango here which is equally charming, with much witty and sophisticated, to say nothing of luxuriously well-appointed, scoring in-between.
Enchanted April was a 1992 BBC TV film which escaped into the cinemas for a couple of weeks.
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 Series VI inventory - Robbins-Mills Collection of Herbert Wendell Gleason Photographic Negatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Negative damaged: severely discolored and emulsion separated from film base in channels.
Film overlay accompanied negative (housed separately in accompanying materials).
Negative damaged; emulsion separated from film base in channels (brittle).
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 Film: I Capture The Castle
Freely but respectfully adapted from Dodie Smith's original work, the film rejoices in lush rural settings and a crumbling castle which James Mortmain rents and turns into the family home.
Ten years later, Cassandra is 17 and while the family fortunes have declined, she keeps herself sane by writing copious notes in her diary.
And this is where a major concern of the film — the nature of romantic love — emerges.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/film_reviews/article_1323.asp   (794 words)

 Various - Things To Come: Original Film Music Themes 1936-1945: Film Music on the Web CD Reviews May 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Here's the sort of collection try film music aficionados can only pray will be discovered by one or two 'outsiders'.
Some noise reduction has been attempted, but since a lot of the music predates stereo recording, this really is the 'out of a tin box next door' sound quality many contemporary listeners shy away from.
Composer Charles Williams is another element of the disc that's hardly obscure, but the collector would be hard pressed today to easily track down many of his more than 100 film scores.
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 Reefer Madness (1936)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Since a summary of the film's main plot and great moments of illogic already exist on this sight, I will simply say that, other than those scary 1950s health films, there are precious few films out there that can compare to this one in the general field of misinformation.
Anyone who has seen this film, which was clearly meant to cash in on the post-illegalization of marijuana, will surely find the Ralph character's stoned antics to be hilariously campy and the Bill character's everything to be alarmingly wooden.
And pay close attention to the seemingly endless scene between Bill and his kid brother about a non-functioning model airplane--it seems to have no point at all to the storyline or the message of the film, but the kid is cute and precocious in that 1930s sort of way.
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 Olympische Spiele 1936 (Olympiad) Film Review - Time Out Film
Riefenstahl's films haunt the liberal imagination and its belief in the ennobling function of Art.
Orchestrated like Triumph of the Will around a historical mass gathering, this record of the 1936 Berlin Olympics is another display of epic showmanship, where documentary information is placed a very poor second to sheerly spectacular effects.
The annual Time Out Film Guide includes 15,000 films reviewed over the last 36 years by Time Out critics, covering every area of cinema: Hollywood mainstream and B-movie horrors, documentaries and avant garde, French, Far Eastern, classic silents and 1930s comedies.
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 1936 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
January 3 - Georgina Spelvin, pornographic film actress
December 25 - Ismail Merchant Indian film producer
This page was last modified 23:14, 12 October 2005.
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 Discover America on DVD
This historical film traces the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expeditions of 1933 to 1937.
Ansel Franklin Hall, a professor at UC Berkeley, was largely responsible for this field research program and film, which provides early glimpses of significant scholars and scientists in their formative years.
This was a daring expedition into very remote and rugged country, at a time when economic paralysis of the Great Depression gripped the United States.
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 Amazon.com: Video: Three Men on a Horse (1936)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Character actor Frank McHugh is perfect in the role; this is probably his shining moment as a 'Thirties film lead.
The tough-talking, blustering boss of the gang and his doofy henchmen are also riotously funny in their roles, and the changes in their relationships to McHugh is what makes this flick so endearing.
There are some decent laughs in the film, but I somehow suspect this story worked more effectively on the stage where it first began.
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 Empty Saddles (1936) - Bibliography of Film Reviews
This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of Boots Boone.
Around the world, this film was exhibited or written about under other titles including Vyprázdnit sedla (Czechoslovakia); Cowboyens hvilehjem (Denmark); and Puste siodla (Poland).
Critical commentary regarding Brooks, or the film as a whole (excerpted from the material cited), are offered as annotations.
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 Contemporary Review (Film Weekly) - Her Last Affaire (1936)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The direction is slow and the film contains far too much dialogue, but this is atoned for to some extent by the good acting and the ingenious situations.
The settings are beautifully constructed and are in perfect harmony with the varying moods of the film.
It would be unfair to divulge the film's ingenious climax.
www.powell-pressburger.org /Reviews/36_Affaire/FilmWeekly.html   (306 words)

 Amazon.com: Video: The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1937)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Fotheringay, who at first is quite modest in his use of reality-bending, and eventually succumbs to the temptations of (near) absolute power.
The prewar concerns of war, peace and the polite class politics of the UK are at the heart of this film; nice cameo by Ernest Thesiger (of James Whale horror film fame) as Mr.
This is an interesting and very entertaining film, which still holds up well after more than 60 years.
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 1936 in film -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Ceiling Zero, starring (United States film actor known for his portrayals of tough characters (1899-1986)) James Cagney
Deeds Goes to Town, starring (United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)) Gary Cooper and (Click link for more info and facts about Jean Arthur) Jean Arthur; directed by (United States film maker (1897-1991)) Frank Capra
May 9 - (English film actress who later became a member of Parliament (born in 1936)) Glenda Jackson, actress and politician
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 Reefer Madness!: AOL Digital City
A rock'n'roll musical spoof of the 1936 cult film.
The energetic cast effectively lampoons this classic cinema dud and the hilariously overblown propaganda it embodied with over the top performances and a variety of cleverly staged musical numbers.
There are lots of laughs and plenty of surprises as this high camp, rock 'n roll melodrama lures you into the dark underworld of the demon weed.
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 1936 in film - Encyclopedia, History and Biography
1936 in film - Encyclopedia, History and Biography
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The article about 1936 in film contains information related to 1936 in film, Events, Top grossing films, Academy Awards, Movies released, Births and Deaths.
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 Biography for James Whale (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
He began his contribution to the horror film genre with his move to Universal, directing Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (1931), notable for its sympathetic presentation of the monster, and The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935), both notable for the humor he injected into horror.
As horror movies lost favor, he retreated to a more private and hedonistic life including painting and all-male pool parties, at one point separating from his longtime lover David Lewis, suffering several strokes, finally committing suicide by drowning in his pool (he was afraid of water).
As Universal's leading director, he won the plum assignment of directing the lavish musical Show Boat (1936), and did a fine job, but fell afoul of new management at the studio shortly thereafter.
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 Reefer Madness! The Film
Reefer Madness with music by Dan Studney, lyrics by Kevin Murphy, and a book by the duo, is based on a 1936 cautionary film meant to discourage young people from using marijuana.
The film has since gained a cult following -- amusing rather than enlightening audiences.
Christian Campbell, Gregg Edelman and Michele Pawk lead the cast of the spoof, which has choreography from pop star and "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul.
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 1936   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
January 15 -- The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio, for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.
March 7 - World War II: In violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, Germany reoccupies the Rhineland.
November 30 - The Crystal Palace in South London is destroyed by fire.
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 César / Cesar / 1936 / film review / Marcel Pagnol / Raimu
The final instalment in Marcel Pagnol’s famous romantic trilogy provides a fitting conclusion to a remarkable and entertaining series of films.
Raimu gives one of his best screen performances as the film’s central character, the café owner César, capable supported by Pagnol’s familiar troupe which includes Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis and Fernand Charpin.
Ironically, César was the only film in the trilogy to be made on film before being performed on stage (it was also the only one to be directed by Pagnol himself).
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