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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1940 in film
See also: 19th century in film 1896 in film 1897 1898 in film years in film film Events 125 people died during a film screening at the Charity Bazaar in Paris after a curtain catches on fire from the ether used to fuel the projector lamp.
See also: 1909 in film 1910 1911 in film years in film film Events The newsreel footage of the funeral of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom is shot in Kinemacolor, making it the first color newsreel.
Junior G-Men is a 1940 film about a gang of street kids that work with the FBI in to find and rescue their leaders father, a scientist who has been kidnapped by a terrorist group, called The Flaming Torches, who are in league with a sinister foreign power.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: My Friend Irma (film)
It was released on August 16, 1949 by Paramount.
This comedy was directed by George Marshall and is most notable as the film debut of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
Philippe Halsman portrait of Martin and Lewis in 1951 Jerry Lewis (born Joseph Levitch on March 16, 1926), is an American comedian, actor, film producer, writer and film director known for his slapstick humor and his charity fund-raising telethons for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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 Film History of the 1940s
However, Hollywood film production rebounded and reached its profitable peak of efficiency during the years 1943 to 1946 - a full decade and more after the rise of sound film production, now that the technical challenges of the early 30s sound era were far behind.
Films took on a more realistic rather than escapist tone, as they had done during the Depression years of the 30s.
The most subtle of all wartime propaganda films was the romantic story of self-sacrifice and heroicism in Michael Curtiz' archetypal 40s studio film Casablanca (1942).
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 Film noir and the German-Hollywood Connection
In film noir, events often occur in the dark of night, and the characters also tend to have their dark side.
Despite many variations, most film noir heroes/villains are paranoid loners headed for some dark destiny, but who nevertheless manage to exchange a few snappy lines of dialog with the inevitable femme fatale along the way.
Purists claim that “true” film noir can't be in color, which would exclude almost all of the neo-noir films from the 1960s to the present.
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 Indian Film Industry
By the 1940s the social film further delimited its focus by excluding particularly fraught issues, especially of caste division.
The recurrent narrative of these films, of protagonists uprooted from small town and rural families to the perils of the city, is shared by the street children researched by professional sociologists in Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay (1988).
The Bombay films' very excesses, their grand gestures, and the priority given to emotion and excitement may more truly reflect the dominant rhythms of urban life in India.
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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Song of the South
The film combined 70 percent live action and 30 percent animation in a format that was technically advanced for its time, but it received mixed reviews for artistic merit and criticism for its portrayal of fl characters.
Disney had high expectations for the film and hoped it would restore to his reputation some of the luster lost as a result of a series of unexceptional cartoon features in the early 1940s.
At the end of the film, Johnny's parents have reunited, and Uncle Remus and the children he has entranced are dancing down the road along with the animated characters from his tales.
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 Bess: Film Type
Detective Films are usually considered a sub-type of mystery and crime films (or film noir) that focus on the central character, the hard-boiled detective-hero, as he/she meets various adventures and challenges in the cold and methodical pursuit of the criminal or the solution to the crime.
Musical/dance films are cinematic forms which emphasize full-scale song and dance routines in a significant way (usually with a musical or dance performance as part of the film narrative), or they are films which are centered on combinations of music, dance, song or choreography.
Mystery Films are a particular type of crime film, exploring the unsolved crime (usually the murder or disappearance of one or more of the characters, or a theft), the unmasking of the perpetrator, and an end to the effects of the villainy.
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 Bright Lights Film Journal | Film Noir's Knights of the Road
Film noir remains indebted to hard-boiled fiction; adaptations of hard-boiled novels constitute nearly 20 percent of all film noirs made between 1941 and 1948.
Film noir’s tramp is a victim of accident, chance, fate, destiny, or whatever name is given to the invisible author of his or her misfortunes.
Film noir represents the nadir of the knight-of-the-road’s descent from aristocrat to commoner, from outcast to outlaw, from utopian visionary to memory-haunted cynic, and from strong-willed fashioner of his own fate to passive victim of circumstances.
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 Film Noir
Film noir is now a more familiar term and its use is widespread, but still there are ongoing debates concerning its status.
Both film critics and historians participate in the discussion on the definition of this film category, and I will give a presentation of various views on the subject.
The fact that the term film noir was not familiar to the film industry and audience of the 40s and 50s does not necessarily work as an argument against the genre definition of noir, because it is possible to argue that the defining characters of the noir constituted a set of conventions and expectations.
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 Rachel MacAdams/The Notebook Interview
Her character is the film's emotional centrepiece, a task the actress was made too aware of once she landed the part.
The Notebook is a film that chronicles the intense love and passion that exists between these two characters, in the tradition of classic Hollywood romances.
McAdams says that it was not difficult being able to relate to what her character goes through in the course of the film, admitting that there have been times in her life when she felt the same degree of love or passion for somebody.
www.filmmonthly.com /Profiles/Articles/RMacAdams/RMacAdams.html   (1072 words)

 What is Film Noir?
The term film noir describes a type of film that is very dark in its outlook.
The characters in film noir of the 1940s always seemed to be set in dark, smoke filled rooms, like flies trapped in spider webs.
In film noir, the gender roles had changed; the woman was usually the stronger character and sometimes the villain.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-film-noir.htm   (526 words)

 Tracerlab Film Badge (late 1940s, 1950s)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As can be seen from the photograph, this particular film badge was made by Tracerlab of Boston Massachusetts.
The film is coded 092655 and 222A6 R. There is no date.
The filtration consists of a sheet of lead folded over one end of the film and a sheet of cadmium folded over the other end.
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 Film Noir Thrillers at Brian's Drive-In Theater
Joan Bennett was the queen of film noir in the 1940s, playing the femme fatale in such films as Scarlett Street, The Woman in the Window, and Highway Dragnet.
Film noir staple Alan Ladd starred in many crime dramas in the 1940s and 1950s, including some features that defined the film noir genre, such as The Glass Key, The Blue Dahlia, and This Gun for Hire.
Knockout Veronica Lake starred in a number of film-noir thrillers in the 1940s, but she also proved to be adept at comedy.
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 National Gallery of Art - Film Programs
Film programs are free of charge, but seating is on a limited first-come, first-served basis.
Two films by the prominent director Gustav Machaty and a selection of social-problem films, such as The Strike and The Distant Journey, are among the highlights.
Both popular and rarely seen films are organized into six thematic programs exploring the cinematic developments within the region, in the context of the advent of modernity.
www.nga.gov /programs/film.htm   (587 words)

 A History of Christian Films
Film strip projectors are still in use by Christian missions organizations such as Intercomm and Gospel for Asia.
Gateway Films was "formed with the express purpose of communicating the Christian Gospel in the secular motion picture theaters" and released The Cross and the Switchblade in 1972.
The drop in Christian film usage was attributed to two trends in the church: (1) Sunday night services in many churches were discontinued and it was during this time when many churches showed the films.
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 Movie Actress June Haver, 79; Star of 1940s Musicals
June Haver, 79, the sunny film actress of 1940s musicals who was promoted as "Hollywood's sweetest star" but whose personal turmoil caused her to flee briefly to a convent in Kansas, died of respiratory failure July 4 at her home in Brentwood, Calif.
Her roles in films such as "Irish Eyes Are Smiling" (1944) with singer Dick Haymes and "Three Little Girls in Blue" (1945) with Vivian Blaine and Vera-Ellen showcased a charming but limited range vastly aided by her remarkable beauty.
Most of the films were of fleeting impression, and her career had dwindled by the early 1950s.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/07/AR2005070702140_pf.html   (583 words)

 OC Weekly: Film: Take It in the Shorts
Gavin Carlton’s newest film is about taking risks, he says, and now he’s taking a little risk with his film.
The films, many by Carlton’s fellow Chapman grads, are a wildly diverse group of shorts, arranged in two approximately hourlong programs.
Carlton’s The Doctor, crafted to resemble a 1940s foreign film (complete with made-up pseudo-language and subtitles), tracks the torment of a physician forced to choose between preserving his integrity or preserving his people, while Bliss follows another tortured soul into the almost-as-foreign rave scene.
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 1940s film horror in woman - Catalogo
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 Fantasy film - 1940s - Cinema: History of Cinema
The 1940s then saw several full color fantasy films produced by Alexander Korda, including The Thief of Bagdad (1940) and Jungle Book (1942).
In 1946, Jean Cocteau's classic adaptation of Beauty and the Beast won praise for its surreal elements and for transcending the boundaries of the fairy tale genre.
Conversely, It's a Wonderful Life and A Matter of Life and Death, both from 1946, do not feel like fantasy films yet both feature supernatural elements and the latter movie could reasonably be cited as an example of Bangsian fantasy.
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 Internet Archive Search: subject:"1940s"
The film starts with a woman lying on a mortuary slab awaiting her autopsy, and she then narrates how she got there.
The "story of a new South whose roots are embedded deep in the honored tradition of the old." Shows the economy of the Southeast, white and African American workers, cities, and daily life, all in the context of railroad business and operations.
This 22-minute student film is a rip-roaring tribute to all the 1940s action/adventure serials that inspired movies like 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'The Rocketeer', 'The Shadow', 'The Phantom' and 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow'.
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 1940s film star Virginia Mayo dies at 84 - Newsday.com
As a young star known for her ash blond hair, peaches-and-cream complexion, green eyes and curvaceous figure, Mayo caught the fancy of the sultan of Morocco, who wrote her a fan letter in which he proclaimed her to be "tangible proof of the existence of God."
During the 1940s and '50s, Mayo appeared in more than 40 films, including "The Girl From Jones Beach" with Ronald Reagan, "Captain Horatio Hornblower" with Gregory Peck, "The Silver Chalice" with Paul Newman, "The Flame and the Arrow" with Burt Lancaster, "Along the Great Divide" with Kirk Douglas and "Colorado Territory" with Joel McCrea.
Born Virginia Clara Jones in St. Louis on Nov. 30, 1920, Mayo was the daughter of a newspaper reporter and his wife.
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 DVD Review - The Cider House Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Those films, which are recognized, are generally panned because they didn’t live up to the expectations, which had been created by the novel.
As the film opens, we are introduced to Dr. Larch through his narration and also to the character of Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), an orphan who is twice adopted and twice returned to Dr. Larch.
The film is presented in an anamorphic widescreen that is letterboxed at 2.35:1.
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 Bright Lights Film Journal | The Loyal 47 Ronin
The film was not only not a hit, but it broke one studio — Koa, where part one was filmed — and nearly bankrupted a second — Shochiku, which took over the production of part two.
The film is also a curious one for the director, whose career is more notable for sweeping historical works (Sansho the Bailiff) and grim women-centered melodramas (The Life of Oharu) than for action-oriented samurai movies.
In spite of the film’s box-office failure, the government heartily approved what it saw as an affirming message of the importance of loyalty under extreme duress, and awarded Mizoguchi a special prize for his achievement.
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 Introduction to To Live (Film & Novel)
Fifth Generation filmmakers were assigned to regional film studios and collaborated extensively, working together in different roles to create a new visual style for Chinese cinema: a mise-en-scene of open landscape and the colors of land and sky, in place of what they saw as the artificial studio interiors of conventional Chinese film style.
The film ran into considerable trouble with the authorities and had to be amended in terms of plot and characterization before securing a release.
The film follows the life of one family in China, from the heady days of gambling dens in the 1940s to the austere hardship of the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.
web.cocc.edu /cagatucci/classes/hum210/coursepack/ToLive.htm   (4150 words)

 english 1810 : introduction to film
“Film noir gives us one of the few periods in film in which women are active, not static symbols, are intelligent and powerful, if destructively so, and derive power, not weakness, from their sexuality.” —Janey Place, “Women in Film Noir.” In Women in Film Noir, ed.
For your answer, you might consider the multiple references made early in the film to Ellen’s father, the scene where Ellen scatters her father’s ashes, the scene between Ellen and Richard at the pool, and the scene where Ellen’s former fiancée comes to visit.
Often, in order to offer this alternative to the nightmare world of film noir, she is linked to the pastoral environment of open spaces, light, and safety characterized by even, flat, high-key lighting.” Respond to this observation, using the character of Ruth Berent as your focus.
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 Vintage Movie Posters Lobby Cards Hollywood Memorabilia @ Film Posters @ Film Posters - Vintage Movie Posters and More
From the birth of cinema, movie posters were loaned or “rented” to movie theaters strictly to be displayed to promote a film, then returned to the film exchange or sent to the next theater on the distribution circuit.
For many landmark films of the era (e.g., “The Grapes of Wrath”, “Stagecoach”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Fury”, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, “Flash Gordon”) it is believed that less than a dozen examples have survived of any particular poster.
For other major releases, the studios often produced several different styles of one-sheet for the same film, one to showcase the action-packed elements of the movie and the other to exploit the romance angle, in hopes of luring a broad cross-section of patrons into the movie theater.
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 Screen Musicals 1940s - Part I
Throughout the 1940s, America was either preparing for, fighting in or recovering from World War II.
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.
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 Thai Smile Club Ohio University
It is a film in two segments-the firt part a romance story about two homosexual men, and the second a mysterious tale about a soldier lost in the woods,bedeviled by the spirit of a shaman.
Particularly poignant in the film is the devotion of the wife to her husband.
The second film by the director of Tears of the Black Tiger,it is a colorfully surrealistic story set in contemporary Bangkok, where a boy(Pod) without a goal in life falls in love with a girl(jin) who lives for her dreams.
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