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  Encyclopedia: 1939 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.
Another Thin Man is a 1939 film, the third in the series of six Thin Man movies starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles and based on the writings of Dashiell Hammett.
Dark Victory is a 1939 film which tells the story of a young woman who falls in love with, and marries, the doctor who has operated on her for a brain tumor.
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 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)

 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American monochrome motion picture.
It is considered by many reviewers to be the best of the many film versions of Victor Hugo's classic novel, and perhaps the one that sticks closest to Hugo's plot and intention.
The film tells the tragic tale of a disfigured Cathedral bellringer who falls for the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda in medieval Paris, France.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Hunchback_of_Notre_Dame_(1939_Film)   (188 words)

 Laurence Olivier Wuthering Heights
Goidwyn and his troupe have fashioned a strong and somber film, poetically written as the novel not always was, sinister and wild as it was meant to be, far more compact dramatically than Miss Bronte had made it.
The film itself (in spite of the old shoe) is in the archives of the Library of Congress of the United States Government.
I caught a cold that threatened to develop into pneumonia, so in the scenes where Cathy has to search for Heathcliff in the rain, Cathy was forced to wear what skindivers call a wet-suit under her silk dress, the rain had to be warmed, and Alice, my stand-in, had to bear most of the storm.
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The 1939 film's ending, which makes Dorothy's trip to Oz a dream brought on by her bump on the head, is a nod to the 1925 film.
That 1925 film also introduces the farm hands that are transformed into characters in Oz (the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion), as in the 1939 film.
Miss Gulch (in the Judy Garland film) converting into the Wicked Witch of the West is an extension of this technique, and unique to the 1939 film.
www.cercles.com /review/r9/swartz.html   (1215 words)

 The Wizard of Oz (1939) - The Film Guide
At the beginning of the film, Dorothy is telling the three farm hands about her conflict with a local rich, stern and humorless woman, Almira Gulch (played by Margaret Hamilton, who also plays the Witch of the West).
On December 23, 1938, during a second filming of her departure from Munchkinland the lift Margaret Hamilton was standing on did not go down fast enough.
Several film scholars have written interesting interpretations of the film, including several attempts by structuralist semiologists suggesting that the film was intended to prepare America for entry into war, although this ignores the fact that the Second World War had not yet started.
filmguide.wikicities.com /wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_(1939)   (5599 words)

 Gone With The Wind (1939)
The famous film, shot in three-strip Technicolor, is cinema's greatest, star-studded, historical epic film of the Old South during wartime that boasts an immortal cast in a timeless, classic tale of a love-hate romance.
The film (originally rough-cut at 6 hours in length) was challenging in its making, due to its controversial subject matter (including rape, drunkenness, moral dissipation and adultery) and its epic qualities, with more than 50 speaking roles and 2,400 extras.
The film extends over a time period of twelve years in the life of narcissistic plantation belle Scarlett O'Hara, from the start of the Civil War through the Reconstruction Period, and covers her various romantic pursuits against the backdrop of historical events.
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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.
www.stevepearce.co.uk /film.htm   (2300 words)

 Wuthering Heights (1939)
Filmed with haunting beauty, it is the first film dramatization of Emily Bronte's wildly passionate 1847 best-selling literary masterpiece, from a screenplay written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (concentrating on the first two-thirds or 17 chapters of the 34 chapter book).
Each of the leading actors began work on the film under miserable circumstances, including the fact that both had their own lovers in England - Merle Oberon had recently fallen in love with Alexander Korda (a major British film figure), and Olivier was separated from his girlfriend/fiancee Vivien Leigh, also in London.
For both its major stars, however, the film turned out to be advantageous - it was contract player Merle Oberon's best work in her entire film career, and it established Laurence Olivier as a dashing, leading international film actor (he was nominated as Best Actor for his role).
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 Dufay Colour - 1939 Film Frames   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz were bathing 1939 film audiences in glorious three-color Technicolor, there were still older processes being used.
Above is a closeup of the film where the laminated mosaic pattern is visible.
Here are some samples of the film and my attempts to compensate for the ravages of time.
www.widescreenmuseum.com /special/dufaycolour.htm   (372 words)

 Articles - The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It premiered at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on August 12, 1939, and in Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater on August 15.
The film's basic plot is not very different from the original novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but quite a bit less detailed.
Another counterargument would be that in the more widely-distributed version of the film, this was not necessarily an ordinary dream -- her uncle comments that "for awhile there we thought you were going to leave us" -- and that her experience might have been "real", but in another dimension.
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 Film History of the 1930s
The 30s was also the decade of the sound and color revolutions and the advance of the 'talkies', and the further development of film genres (gangster films, musicals, newspaper-reporting films, historical biopics, social-realism films, lighthearted screwball comedies, westerns and horror to name a few).
It was the era in which the silent period ended, with many silent film stars not making the transition to sound (e.g., Vilmy Banky, John Gilbert, and Norma Talmadge).
By 1946, von Sternberg was the uncredited assistant to director King Vidor for Duel in the Sun (1946).
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 Boston.com / A&E / Music / 1939 Antarctic film to be restored
Polar archivist Laura Kissel said on Tuesday the two 16mm reels from the 1939 expedition were chosen for restoration because little material exists from that trek.
The National Film and Preservation Foundation, which awarded the grant, liked the Richardson films because they show an insider's perspective and represent some of the first color footage of Antarctica, said Jeff Lambert, assistant director of the foundation.
Bob Wagner, an OSU professor emeritus and former chairman of the Cinema and Photography Department, said the 16mm reels are the most interesting because Richardson carried his camera with him.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2003/09/03/1939_antarctic_film_to_be_restored?mode=PF   (238 words)

 TO SEE THE WIZARD - Oz on Stage and Film: The Wizard of Oz (Library of Congress Exhibition)
In the film, the extras wearing this type of jacket were most prominently featured in crowd scenes in the Emerald City.
MGM decided to create new music for the 1939 film instead of using music from the stage version, in which most of the songs had little to do with the Oz story.
In the film, the songs were designed to develop the characters or advance the plot, a practice that became standard, but was unusual for films at that time.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/oz/ozsect2.html   (1948 words)

 Journal of Popular Film and Television: Film News Index, 1939-1981. - Review - book reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The focus of the quarterly Film News Index was on nontheatrical films available in 16mm for public use in the home, school, and public assembly places.
The preface to this index provides a brief but very informative overview of the history of the nontheatrical film in the education of the public, primarily in the United States, but abroad as well.
The volume provides an invaluable research guide to an important part of American film history that generations of Americans experienced not in the theater but in the public library, the classroom, or the assembly hall--wherever citizens of all ages gathered to become better informed about their world.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0412/is_3_27/ai_58470126   (361 words)

 Story of the 1939 Pleasant Hill Film
When the films were viewed, it was clear that a treasure had been found.
The film was shot in newsreel style, and shows people exiting the churches and schools, and people taking part in civic and business activities.
The film was shown by the P.E.O. in the local movie theater and it was well received by folks anxious to get a look at themselves and their neighbors in the movies.
www.orgsites.com /mo/pleasanthillhistoricalsociety/_pgg2.php3   (500 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Gone with the Wind tops film list
The most recent film in the top 10 was 1997's Titanic, with 18.9m admissions.
Figures for films released before the 1970s were collated from figures in trade magazines and anecdotal evidence, as official records were not always filed.
The Oscar-winning final instalment to Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, is the most recent film in the chart - at number 19 - with admissions of 15.22m.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/4049645.stm   (406 words)

 "Buck Rogers" Film Serial (1939)
The films are in fact so similar that they could be considered as members of the same series.
The only similarity between this serial's premise and that of its newspaper strip predecessor, is the fact that Buck Rogers is put to sleep for 500 years.
As with the Gordon serials, Buck Rogers was filmed with more care and a larger budget than usual, and it effectively captures the vitality of the newspaper strip despite its subtle differences.
www.buck-rogers.com /film_serial   (472 words)

 The Technicolor Mikado Film
This film was a landmark in Gilbert and Sullivan history, the first time that a complete Savoy Opera was filmed for the silver screen.
I have in front of me the programme for the première of this film and can confirm it was 12th January 1939 at The Leicester Square Theatre and was given in aid of the Boy Scouts Appeal Fund in the presence of the then Duke and Duchess of Kent.
In the film as distributed on home video, there is no placard, but there are set encores for "Here's a how de do" and "The flowers that bloom in the spring." It is not clear how many others may have been filmed that are no longer in distribution.
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 G&S Discography: Australian Souvenir Program for the 1939 Mikado Film
Incidentally, Elizabeth Paynter has changed her name for the film version of this opera from Nickell-Lean to Paynter, a name so well-known to Gilbert and Sullivan audiences.
The films now began to claim her, and she appeared in He Loved An Actress, and Such is Life.
She is beautiful, petite, and artful or artless as needs be, the part befits her to perfection, and as in any mood her voice is one of sweetness, there remains not a doubt but that her impression will be one of the happiest ever affected in the history of the screen.
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 Gunga Din (1939)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But since it's a guys' film, the accent here is on how the threesome must stay together and save Ballantine from a fate worse than death, not only marriage, but as Cutter indignantly exclaims several times, the tea business, too.
The political correctness police are hard on this film, not so much for the gender issue but the idea of British soldiers saving poor Indians from the vicious Thuggies.
Still, it seems like the messages were flying fast and furious in "Gunga Din." I watch the film now and wonder if audiences back then were meant to wonder what Gunga Din was really up to when he led Cutter to the golden temple.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0031398   (1055 words)

 KODAK: Chronology of Motion Picture Films - 1889 to 1939
The first commercial transparent roll film, perfected by Eastman and his research chemist, was put on the market.
KODACHROME Film was introduced and became the first commercially successful amateur color film initially in 16 mm for motion pictures.
Edison needed the film to complete his invention of a motion picture camera and projector.
www.kodak.com /country/US/en/motion/about/chrono1.shtml   (606 words)

 San Francisco Film Society
The Bridge Theatre celebrates its 65th anniversary with films from 1939, newsreels, cartoons and in-person guests.
The Film Society and the Presidio Trust present the third annual Film in the Fog outdoor film and music program, to be held on the lawn of the Main Post Theatre in the Presidio.
After a long and influential career in film writing, Michel Ciment has been chosen to be the guest programmer for the 46th Film Festival.
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 Règle du jeu, La (1939)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Trivia: Director Jean Renoir recut the film numerous times, due to poor initial reception and damage to the negatives during World War II.
from Scottsdale, AZ This is a film, like many other good films, that must be seen several times to be appreciated.
Like Carne's Children of Paradise, this is a film where the characters become more and more like old friends with each viewing.
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 Francis Ford Coppola - Coppola, Francis Ford (1939- ), film producer, director, and writer, born in Detroit
Coppola was educated at Hofstra University, where he received a degree in theatre in 1960, and at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) film school.
In 1997 he directed one of his most well-received films for many years, the legal thriller The Rainmaker, based on the novel by John Grisham and starring Matt Damon and Danny DeVito.
Notable films which, while not directed by Coppola, were produced by either him or his production facility included American Graffiti (1973), the childhood classic The Black Stallion (1979), Hammett (1982), The Secret Garden (1992), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), and Don Juan de Marco (1995).
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 » Return to Oz
However, this film is much more faithful to Baum's original books than the 1939 film was.
The film is a five star film for me. However, the dreadful DVD treatment knocks two stars off my rating.
The 1939 classic musical is so beloved that it's almost impossible to imagine seeing Dorothy in shock therapy, a crumbled yellow brick road, the ruins of Emerald City, and the Tin Man turned into stone.
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 1939 in film - Encyclopedia, History and Biography
1939 in film - Encyclopedia, History and Biography
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 Yabedo Latest News - Film fans pick 1939 as golden year   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Classic film favourites Gone With The Wind, Wuthering Heights and The Wizard Of Oz were all released that year.
Other 1939 enduring favourites include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with Charles Laughton, and Of Mice And Men, starring Burgess Meredith.
Other years chosen by film fans were 1941 (Citizen Kane, How Green Was My Valley), 1946 (The Big Sleep, It's A Wonderful Life, The Postman Always Rings Twice), 1957 (Zorro, Bridge Over The River Kwai, Sayonara) and 1971 (The French Connection, A Clockwork Orange, The Last Picture Show).
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