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  1941 (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film, mainly a production of Columbia Pictures (with some help from Universal Studios), was a moderate box office success, but not the blockbuster film the producers were hoping for.
Because the film failed to match the box office numbers of Spielberg's previous films,Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1941 was considered a flop by comparison and a stain on Spielberg's reputation.
The film was a major critical failure who slammed the film for being excessive and ham-handed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1941_(film)   (523 words)

 1941 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Listen to Britain, British propaganda film directed by Humphrey Jennings
January 5 - Miyazaki Hayao, Japanese film maker
June 25 - Denys Arcand, screenwriter, film director
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1941_in_film   (113 words)

 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.
www.germanhollywood.com /noir.html   (1078 words)

 : Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Double Feature (1932/1941) - DVD film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Film historian Greg Mank's commentary on the 1932 film is first-rate.
Both these films are worth owning, and having them on one DVD, with a commentary on Mamoulian's film to boot, makes this release an early highlight of 2004 for fans of classic horror.
Also, the film sticks to the basic storyline, and the use of the fiance/dancer dichotomy adds an interesting twist to the "strange case." This is a must-see for all fans of horror movies, especially those who enjoy classic horror films.
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/dvd_details.php/B0000EYUD4|dvd   (1952 words)

 The Maltese Falcon
It was this film that cemented their lifelong friendship and set the stage for their extraordinary collaboration on such films as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948); Key Largo (1948); and The African Queen (1951).
It was alleged that the “disappearance” of the figurine and the Segal film were designed to work in tandem, that the missing falcon served to hype the new picture, and that it was all a publicity stunt.
It is rare in American films a work of entertainment that is yet so skillfully constructed that after many years and many viewings it has the same brittle expressiveness-and even some of the same surprise-that it had in its first run.
www.moderntimes.com /palace/falcon   (4139 words)

 PAGE5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Directed by John Huston in 1941, this film alone sparked the genre that was waiting to burst open into flames.
The Maltese Falcon ushered in the genre of film noir, which would define a decade of hard-nosed, dark and dreary films that would be difficult to watch without feeling uneasy.
Film noir is drastically different in the functions of the male hero and the woman in three main ways.
www.student.carleton.edu /L/lakanwak/Page5.htm   (1439 words)

 Film Review: Hong Kong 1941
Hong Kong 1941 is an interesting, competently made film whose obvious good intentions are undercut by constraints of budget and genre.
The cinematography is beautiful, though its contribution to the epic sweep of the film is counterbalanced by some historical anachronisms - Japanese jets in 1941 - awkward Mockney-style English dubbing and a score that tends to aggravate the ear rather than add emotional gravitas.
Films out now:The Shaggy Dog, Failure to Launch, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Basic Instinct 2, Firewall, The White Countess, The Ballad Of Jack And Rose, Shooting Dogs, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
www.iofilm.co.uk /fm/h/hong_kong_1941_1984.shtml   (323 words)

Between 1937 and 1941, amateur film maker, Paul Jasper Duncan (1899-1986), documented non-mechanized farming practices in the eastern Pennsylvania region where he had grown up.
At the time that Duncan filmed cradling and flailing the wheat had been cut, so McMillen is seen cutting and binding sheaves of oats instead.
Filmed entirely on location at the W. Clark McMillen Farm in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, the Paul Duncan Film Collection documents three types of now obsolete farming practices: making hay (1937), threshing wheat (1939), and cradling and flailing (1941).
americanhistory.si.edu /archives/d4827.htm   (512 words)

 Volpone / 1941 / film review / Maurice Tourneur / Harry Baur
The film is based on the play "Volpone" by the Elizabethan playwright, Ben Jonson, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, skilfully translated into French by Jules Romains.
The film unites two legends of French theatre and cinema, Harry Baur and Louis Jouvet, both of whom have amply opportunity to demonstrate how they achieved their legendary status.
This is certainly a film which deserves reappraisal, because it is unquestionably one of the finest film adaptations of a work of theatre to have been produced by French cinema.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Volpone.html   (358 words)

 Film Resources
Although the general indexes do not exclusively feature information on films, film directors, and film reviews, they are nevertheless helpful for finding articles about films in more general or non-film related periodicals.
The second section covers selected films of the year, done in the same general format as the entries in Magill's Survey of Cinema--with the added feature of a list of where reviews of the film may be found.
Each entry on a film includes production background, story line, and a discussion of how the film was received critically and how it is placed historically in its era.
www.tamu-commerce.edu /library/film.htm   (2969 words)

 Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941 at the Alamo Drafthouse
Many of these films have not been available since their creation over a century ago, and until now almost all have been unavailable in quality projection prints.
Early visual symphony films by Oskar Fischinger, Francis Bruguière, Emlen Etting, and other American artists are compared and contrasted with Hollywood montage sequences created by experimentalist Slavko Vorkapich and a variety of avant-garde arrangements of image and sound.
In counterpoint to conventional dance films that presented static views of dancers in motion, American avant-gardists dispensed with actual dancers in favor of color, shape, line, and form choreographed into novel compositions of light.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /news/press/2003/unseencinema.html   (1173 words)

 screenonline: 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)
It was perhaps the pair's most personal film to date: a metaphysical love story which confirmed their continuing departure from Britain's realist tradition.
In both films, a city girl is transplanted into a rural environment and comes to question her preconceptions.
The film's strange atmosphere - the plot abounds with superstition, folklore and curses - confused audiences at the time.
www.screenonline.org.uk /film/id/438707   (383 words)

 Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television: The Royal Air Force Film Production Unit, 1941-45
Furthermore, commercial film crews were unable to accompany aircrew to film operational activities and cumbersome administration imposed delays on the production and consequent relevance and effectiveness of the films subsequently released.
It was noted that the Crown Film Unit, which had produced 'some of the best Royal Air Force documentary pictures to date', supported the idea of an RAF unit taking over relevant work.
One of the Unit's most important functions 'would be to make a Film Record of the RAF activities during the war' and it would also be required to make propaganda films for the MoI.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2584/is_n2_v17/ai_20032585   (1229 words)

 The Maltese Falcon (1941)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many films of today are thought to be classics, and while some of them actually are, quite a few of them are disgraces to the film industry.
Its fl-and-white state helps you appreciate the film for what it is and the fact that it has stood the test of time since 1941 (that's 65 years).
Although this is the first film with Humphrey Bogart I've ever seen, I think it's safe to say I won't come across many performances that are better than his work as Sam Spade.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0033870   (866 words)

 MadInkBeard - Panorama of American Film Noir (1941-1953)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Their discussion is divided up into films they consider of the main film noir series and films that are of related and influenced genres (criminal psychology, police procedural, documentary.
Their discussions of the oneiric and erotic in the films are most interesting and worthy of further investigation.
An amusing book more for the avenues of thought it opens up (and films recommendations) than for where it goes, but that is the path early authors on subjects must plow.
www.madinkbeard.com /archives/panoramaofam.html   (390 words)

 Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941 — iota
The 155 films selected by Bruce Posner and David Shepard offer viewers an intriguing and entertaining history of early American cinema made up of dramas, abstractions, home movies, parodies, animation, nature studies, poetry, and montages.
Many of the films have been unavailable since their creation, some have never been screened in public, and all have been newly preserved from the finest archival source materials gathered from around the world.
Films were preserved and donated by the British Film Institute, George Eastman House, Gosfilmofond of Russia, The Library of Congress, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Nederlands Filmmuseum, Paramount Pictures, Turner Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Entertainment.
www.iotacenter.org /store/videos/unseencinema   (519 words)

 The Lady Eve / Sullivan's Travels (1941/2001) - PopMatters Film Review
He wrote and directed eight films of consistent hilarity and humanity in only four short years, from 1940 to 1944.
Both first released in 1941, these films refresh one's conviction that the work of few directors is so flat-out funny on both visual and verbal levels.
As in the first film, this premise -- that Catherine's plot is a series of lies -- is mildly interesting.
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/l/lady-eve.shtml   (1652 words)

 JFS The Maltese Falcon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This unique piece of film memorabilia was invited to lunch in the chairman's office at Christie's auction house in London where it was to be later sold.
Made in fl and white in 1941 the film moves at an electrifying pace without a moment's hesitation.
However, the star of the film is, of course, the elusive Maltese Falcon.
www.mnlg.com /jfs/archive_R/02_maltes.html   (239 words)

 Film Noir: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
He explains that in the film, a crime syndicate plants a car bomb that kills the protagonist's wife; the filming of the explosion resembles an atomic blast and does not show the bomb's damage, thus connecting the car bombing to a cliche common to 1950s films featuring the detonation of a nuclear device.
Film director Martin Scorsese has been exploring the soul of America since his 1973 film 'Mean Streets.' Scorsese's films depict violence and sexuality in a culture obsessed with images in the media.
Film noir is distinguished by its interest in social context and its emphasis on the dark side of its characters.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/Noirbib.html   (13662 words)

 The Ballet Mécanique Film
She brought it to the attention of Jonas Mekas, the noted filmmaker and founder of Anthology Film Archives, a non-profit organization devoted to film history, who determined that the print—which contained hundreds of splices—was quite likely the original print that was shown, under her husband's direction, at the film's premiere in 1924.
Posner supplied me with a timecoded VHS dub of the film, which was made at 20 frames per second, a projection rate that he determined looked correct (the 24-frames-per-second standard we know today had not yet been developed in 1924).
The world premiere of the finished film with music took place on May 5, 2001, at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, as part of the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio Marathon Concert, which in turn was part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival.
www.antheil.org /film.html   (1107 words)

 Research Portal: Davis Center / Harvard
Film S 1040 (T1241) covers 1930-1939; Film S 1040 (T1242) covers 1940-1944.
Film S 1040 (T1247) covers 1930-1939; Film S 1040 (T1248) covers 1940-1944.
Film A575.1 in microfilm cage in Lamont basement.
people.fas.harvard.edu /~daviscrs/research_portal/us_state_dept.html   (337 words)

 DVD Savant Review: Unseen Cinema - Early American Avant Garde Film 1894-1941
It's not possible to describe or even name all the films, and the discs are each like a little treasure map to discoveries.
This is the disturbing film featuring three banshees that fly down the streets of Manhattan, smashing skyscraper windows and laughing at the sinners within.
We've read about films financed by the depression-era WPA and this is the first chance I've gotten to see any.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s1781unse.html   (903 words)

 Movie Review - 1941 - eFilmCritic
Steven Spielberg's 1941 is a film that has been ridiculed, vilified and just plain hated since it was released in 1979.
Guilty pleasures are one of the best things in life, and 1941 will always have a welcome spot in my movie collection.
And Spielberg knew what he was doing: When you close your movie with a picture of each cast member screaming at the top of their lungs over the credits, well that's just fun.
efilmcritic.com /hbs.cgi?movie=1913   (852 words)

 1941 - Simple English Wikipedia
1941 is also the title of a Steven Spielberg movie made in 1979 see 1941 (film).
Years: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 - 1941 - 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
April 6 - Hans W. Geissendörfer, German film director
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/1941   (457 words)

 Dumbo (1941)
Alas it's one of the less revived and re-released Disney animated films today, mainly because it only comes in at a rather slim 64 minute running time.
There are times the film is so beautiful it is heart-rendering - Dumbo looks so forlorn and cute he frequently completely melts one's heart.
There's a beautifully sad scene where he is reunited with his mother, they caressing trunks through the bars of the cage, while the shot cuts away to all the other animal families asleep in their cages - rocking kangaroos, swinging gorillas and lazily stretching baby tigers.
www.moria.co.nz /fantasy/dumbo.htm   (463 words)

 Amazon.com: Unseen Cinema - Early American Avant Garde Film 1894-1941: DVD: Orson Welles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many of the films have not been available since their creation, some have never been screened in public, and almost all have been unavailable in copies as good as these until now.
Many of these films have not been seen in decades and some were never screened for the public.
Pioneer abstract films by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Dwinnell Grant, and George Morris are compared and contrasted with Hollywood montages created by Ernst Lubitsch, Slavko Vorkapich, and Busby Berkeley.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000AYEIJA?v=glance   (2538 words)

 channel4.com/film - Hong Kong 1941
They are Keung (Man), a young labourer with an eye for a fast buck; Nam (Yip), his childhood sweetheart and sufferer of a bizarre, unexplained illness that causes her to clutch her hair and run down steps screaming; and Fay (Yun-Fat), an unemployed actor who meets the pair while working in a rice warehouse.
The three make a love triangle that is never quite resolved, and we are never sure where exactly Nam’s affections lie, because, as in much of the rest of the film, much gets lost in translation.
There’s comparatively little violence, but when it arrives it is disturbing and graphic - heads are hacked off by the Japanese, there's a brutal rape and several torture scenes involving lit firecrackers being stuffed into prisoners' ears.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=104306   (212 words)

 Amazon.ca: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Film notes and filmmaker biographies by historians and scholars Kevin Brownlow, David Curtis, Robert A. Haller, Jan-Christopher Horak, David James, Scott MacDonald, Bruce Posner, David Shepard, Paul Spehr, Cecile Starr, and 32 others
These films, many of which have been unseen since their original exhibitions, were provided by a variety of film archives.
The films showcase the many techniques developed in the earliest days of not only avant-garde cinema but in cinema itself.
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    WOLFsite:   Wolf Lore and Legends, Werewolves and the Wolfman ..
film, THE WOLF MAN. The genre was in fact already fairly well
That very first "Werewolf film" (1913) was not merely the first..
film (produced during the early infancy of the cinema) might be
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