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  Nieuws.nl - Film Nieuws
(Novum) - De nieuwe film van de Nederlandse actrice Thekla Reuten, 'In Bruges', is in januari de openingsfilm van het prestigieuze Sundance Film Festival.
Hij doet dit in de film die van de populaire televisieserie The Knight Rider wordt gemaakt.
Momenteel is de 55-jarige acteur in gesprek met de producenten...
film.nieuws.nl   (419 words)

  
 In This Year ... 1940
This area contains a list of interesting reports based around the 1980 titles in the IMDb for 1940.
The form below allows you to search the database for titles from 1940 only.
The A-Z index enables you to browse the titles alphabetically.
www.imdb.com /Sections/Years/1940   (113 words)

  
  The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
Not present in the novel or the screenplay is a tacked-on ending in the film that optimistically and sentimentally affirms the strength and human dignity of the individual spirit.
Jane Darwell is marvelous (although her accent is inappropriate) as the strong center and backbone of the migratory family that must leave its ancestral land, and Henry Fonda is magnificent as an unmercifully-harrassed Okie who refuses to be beaten and crushed by misfortune.
The film's themes include the central importance of the family, the suffering and oppression of the farmers, the hollowness of the American Dream, the display of human dignity and spirit in the face of adversity, and issues of social and economic justice.
www.filmsite.org /grap.html   (2683 words)

  
  1940 in film
October 15 - The Great Dictator, a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.
November 13 - World premiere of Disney's Fantasia, the first film to be released in a multichannel format called Fantasound.
The film also marked the first use of the click track while recording the soundtrack, overdubbing of orchestral parts, simultaneous multitrack recording and lead to the development of a multichannel surround system.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/1/19/1940_in_film.html   (181 words)

  
 The History of Film: 1940 to the Present
The History of Film: 1940 to the Present
Film has become the major art form of the 20th century through the innovative contributions of such filmmakers as Welles, Fellini, Bergman, Truffaut, Polanski, Kurosawa, Wertmüller, and Cassavetes.
The techniques of sound cinema are explored in depth, as are the film movements that have emerged worldwide.
www.unex.berkeley.edu /cat/course873.html   (241 words)

  
 Film Noir and the Hard-Boiled Detective Hero, by John Blaser
The American hard-boiled detective film began to appear in the early 1940s, providing an alternative to the traditional murder mystery that had dominated detective films throughout the silent era and into the 1930s.
The makers of this new type of detective film seemed to recognize that if they were going to create a new cinematic view of the world, they also would have to create a completely new hero to exist in that world.
In all three films, Marlowe exhibits the code of personal integrity and professional responsibility (to paraphrase George Grella) that he shares with Sam Spade and that is crucial to his status as a hero.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/noir/hb-all.html   (3321 words)

  
 Anne of Windy Poplars, 1940 Film
In 1940, a sequel to the 1934 film Anne of Green Gables by RKO Pictures.
While she is quickly accepted by her host family, the rest of the town, headed by the clannish Pringle family, refuses to accept her, on the orders of the head of the Pringle tribe, Ernestine Pringle.
Six years after the charming film version of author LM Montgomery's popular Anne of Green Gables came this routine sequel, with the now grown-up Anne teaching in one of those small towns where everyone (except kindly old folks) is hypocritical or corrupt, or both.
www.tickledorange.com /LMM/1940AoWP.html   (602 words)

  
 Internet Archive: Details: Experiments in the Revival of Organisms
This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin.
I advise you all to watch this film so that you will have an idea of what our society's "great minds" do in their spare time when they can't find any good porno.
I notice that no one seems to be mentioning the final minutes of the film where the dog's head is reattached to its body and it goes on to live a normal dog's life.
www.archive.org /details/Experime1940   (2449 words)

  
 Film Sound History: 40's
In 1940, Walt Disney's Fantasia was the first film to be released in a multichannel format called Fantasound.
As the film toured the country, some refinements were made in the Fantasound Process.
It was determined that a series of edge notches on the film could be used to control a series of relays.
www.mtsu.edu /~smpte/forties.html   (1498 words)

  
 NC State Film Department Courses
A survey of international film history from 1896 to 1940, including early silent era short films, early narrative films, the development of the Hollywood studio system, and the transition to sound.
A survey of international film history from 1940 to the present, including important post World War II movements such as Italian Neorealism, The French New Wave, Third Cinema, the Hollywood Renaissance/New Hollywood, and the emergence of independent film in the 1990s.
This course examines critical frameworks related to film art, the film industry, and film as a social institution from theorists and filmmakers from Eisenstein, Bazin, Deren, and Metz to Marxist, psychoanalytic, postmodernist, and feminist perspectives.
www.ncsu.edu /ncsu/chass/film/courses/courses.html   (514 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Rebecca (1940)
Essentially a Hitchcockian "noir-ish" mystery, this atmospheric film explores the kind of characters Hitch found most fascinating: ordinary characters disturbed by dark, hidden passions -- with a sweet and relatively innocent protagonist thrown in the midst and left to sort it all out.
I won't go into the details of the plot or its distraught characters, but suffice it to say the human drama here is rich beyond words.
Volumes could be written analyzing the layers of meaning here, yet still not capture the artistry and eloquence with which the film expresses it.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/rebecca.1940.shtml   (345 words)

  
 Film Score Monthly Message Board   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, the film flopped horribly, and, despite a few reissues, notably in 1956 and a "wide-screen" version in 1964, didn't make a profit, until the company marketed it with a "psychedelic" ad campaign, in 1970.
In 1940, the film was viewed as too "high-brow" for the general public, and too "low-brow" for the music afficianadoes.
It is a brilliantly recorded film (though you'd never know it by the current video transfers in which the high-end is completely rolled off and the ambience is completely deadened).
www.filmscoremonthly.com /board/posts.asp?threadID=37252&forumID=1   (1807 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Film Noir: Books: Andrew Spicer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Film Noir is an accessible, informative and stimulating introduction that will have a broad appeal to fans and enthusiasts of the film noir genre.
It discusses film noir as a cultural phenomenon whose history is more extensive and diverse than American fl and white crime thrillers of the forties.
Dr Andrew Spicer is Programme Leader for the MA in Film Studies and European Cinema in the Faculty of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England.
www.amazon.com /Film-Noir-Andrew-Spicer/dp/0582437121   (1969 words)

  
 Film Noir DVD & VHS
This of course like everything film noir, would be debated but several historical points add to this idea.
All three films exist in a dreamlike world, an important element for the Noir syndrome to be effective.
The dream is film—all the seductive phantoms of film noir that have haunted us for decades—and by discovering so carefully and describing so memorably the loci of all these fantasies, Nathaniel Rich has written a fascinating work of criticism disguised as a guided tour around a great city.
www.noirfilm.com /film_noir_specials.htm   (714 words)

  
 Screen Musicals 1940s - Part I
The best -- arguably the most entertaining film bio of all time -- was Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), which soared thanks to James Cagney's Oscar-winning performance as Broadway legend George M.
This flag-waving film sanitized any controversial aspects of Cohan's life, providing a first rate morale booster for a nation at war.
Thanks to frequent broadcasts on television, this film has reintroduced several generations to Cohan's most memorable songs, and kept alive a great name that might have otherwise faded into obscurity.
www.musicals101.com /1940film.htm   (1207 words)

  
 Film Music
It is a unique and comprehensive cyber-center for film and television music, offering up-to-date news and event information, multiple resources for research in the history of film and TV music, an extensive composer photo gallery, and an excellent "resources and links" section (especially links to composers).
Among the topics discussed are current and past film scores, film music composers, technical and aesthetic aspects of film scoring, film music history and criticism, and recordings of film music.
Among the films nominated for best original score this year are two movies of fantasy and fright: The Village, with music composed by James Newton Howard and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with a score from John Williams.
www.esu.edu /~pdorian/filmmusic.htm   (5971 words)

  
 Computer Editing: Film Effects
We talked with many video and film creators and no two opinions were the same on what the film look is or how to achieve it.
The Film Noise feature has many definable parameters and they can be set to zero so that you do not necessarily get the "old" film look.
In general, film is warmer, with a reddish cast, and its color is more saturated than video.
www.videomaker.com /article/8279   (1106 words)

  
 1940 Air Terminal News
Jeffrey and Barbara Mills of Io Communications are producing a short promotional film to introduce viewers to the 1940 Air Terminal Project.
Io is using footage from various recent events, tours and photo shoots at the Terminal, archival photos and motion footage, as well as the narration of Jonathan Frank to create the film.
While the film is being produced primarily as a fundraising tool, we plan to premier it at the April 2 Houston Aviation Alliance luncheon at the Hobby Airport Hilton, which everyone is welcome to attend.
www.1940airterminal.org /news/0301/starliner0301.htm   (1321 words)

  
 In This Year ... 1940   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This area contains a list of interesting reports based around the 1976 titles in the IMDb for 1940.
The form below allows you to search the database for titles from 1940 only.
The A-Z index enables you to browse the titles alphabetically.
us.imdb.com /Sections/Years/1940   (113 words)

  
 BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940 - DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Broadway Melody of 1940 is no masterpiece, entirely by design--it's the antidote for all of the great films that wow you with their understanding but hang heavily on your shoulders.
The print used was surprisingly undamaged for its age; although there is the occasional negative defect, the image itself is sharp and clear and never reminds you that the film you're watching is over 60 years old.
Of historical interest is the 1940 "Our Gang" short The Big Premiere, which features the Little Rascals showing a homemade movie to a crowd of their giggling peers.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/broadwaymelodyof1940.htm   (856 words)

  
 1940 in film at AllExperts
*February 7 - Walt Disney's animated film Pinocchio is released.
* October 15 - The Great Dictator, a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.
* November 13 - World premiere of Walt Disney's Fantasia, the first film to be released in a multichannel sound format (see Fantasound).
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1940_in_film.htm   (384 words)

  
 1940's Film Reviews
I hope you enjoy the reviews and I hope to add many more in the future.
Please get in touch if there is a film you feel would be of interest to others or if you would like to add a review.
David Niven and Peter Ustinov star in this excellent story of the transition from civilian to military life by a group of new recruits.
www.1940.co.uk /history/films/films.htm   (66 words)

  
 AtomFilms: Chad Vader - Day Shift Manager
Good us of familiar dialog from the films for the Darth character.
roflcoptor great short film, still laughing after watching it for second time.
This is the first film I've bothered to rate!
www.atomfilms.com /film/chad_vader_day.jsp   (827 words)

  
 Moonrise   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A veteran director of silent films from 1913, Borzage was one of the most sentimental and romantic of directors who made his mark with transcendental, sensitive films such as Seventh Heaven (1927) and Street Angel (1928).
Moonrise commences with a series of montage reflections of the hanging party marching down to through the darkened town to the gallows, the outline of the hanged elder Hawkins transposed over the crib of Danny, and concludes with instances of Hawkins' childhood angst and torment.
One downer was the film's musical score, which was overloud and jarring.
www.filmmonthly.com /noir/Articles/Moonrise/Moonrise.html   (743 words)

  
 Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society » Experiments in the Revival of Organisms
The film is hosted in the Prelinger archives at the internet archive which is available for download here.
Later in the film the Soviet scientists kill a dog and then reanimate it ten minutes after death with no obvious consequences.
Though many think the film is just crazy propaganda (designed to scare the hell out of the capitalists?), here’s a fascinating essay by a guy who thinks it might be real.
www.kirchersociety.org /blog/?p=316   (847 words)

  
 American History - Decade 1940 - 1949
In 1949, three times as many college degrees were conferred as in 1940.
Richard Wright completed Native Son in 1940 and Black Boy in 1945, earning acclaim, but government persecution over his communist affiliation sent him to Paris in 1945.
1940: Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /decade40.html   (3138 words)

  
 2003 Film Festival
Traditional opinion holds that it is mothers who have the greatest impact on their daughter's lives.
is a documentary film about two time Olympian Chris Ernst who galvanized her rowing team to storm the Yale athletic director's office in 1976 to protest the lack of locker room facilities for the women.
The layered voice-over done by three excellent poets reciting their works is then pulled all together by a beautiful original sound track.
www.everettfilmfest.com /past03.htm   (578 words)

  
 What song won the Academy Award for Best Song in the year 1940? What film was i...
The song was introduced in the Walt Disney movie Pinocchio, a 1940 film, where it is sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket (Danish: Jesper Fårekylling).
The song won the Academy Award for Best Song that year, and has become so prevalent that in many Disney films, the formation of the Disney logo is accompanied by a slightly different arrangement of the notes that the title line are sung to.
The American Film Institute ranked it seventh in their list of the 100 Greatest Song in Film History, and it has the distinction of being the highest ranked Disney song on the list.
www.funtrivia.com /askft/Question73951.html   (226 words)

  
 DangNhatMinh Film
Set in the lowlands of South Vietnam during the French occupation in 1940, the film follows the passage into adulthood of Kim (Le The Lu), a fifteen-year-old boy in charge of herding two starving buffaloes to the high pastures of mounts Bâ-thé, far away from the massive flooding brought by the rainy season.
He was reportedly fascinated with the interaction between sound and light in physics, and he subsequently obtained a diploma in cinema and new media at UCLA Extension.
After directing a short film and a documentary, he participated in the Independent Feature Project/West’s Screenwriters Lab with his script for Buffalo Boy, which is his first feature film.
www.yale.edu /seas/BuffaloBoyFilm.html   (524 words)

  
 1940 - ToseekA Search Results
Tree toppers were usually an angel or a star, nothing too wild.
1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar).
(it opened to traffic on July 1, 1940 as the third-longest suspension bridge in the world)...
www.toseeka.com /subject/1940   (318 words)

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