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  Titanic (1943 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film is especially notable for its alleged influence on James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster.
The 1943 film actually had very good special effects for the time, so much so that it was alleged that some of them were spliced into the 1958 film A Night to Remember.
Two are of the ship sailing in calm waters during the day (a very noticable goof, since the model used in the 1943 version is very different from the one used in the 1958 one); the other two were brief clips of a flooding walkway in the engine room.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Titanic_(1943_movie)   (654 words)

 Encyclopedia: 1943 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Watch on the Rhine is a 1943 film which tells the story of a man who, in attempting to return to the United States during World War II, is flmailed by a Nazi sympathiser.
Years in film Lassie Come Home is a 1943 film which tells the story of a poor boys dog who, when sold to a rich nobleman, makes a difficult journey to return home to her original owner.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1943-in-film   (2610 words)

 Don Ameche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He made his film debut in 1935 and by the late thirties had established himself as a leading actor in Hollywood.
By the end of the decade his films had lost appeal, and he turned to radio where he achieved great success during the fifties playing opposite in The Bickersons.
For three decades he was virtually absent from films, until he was cast alongside fellow veteran actor Ralph Bellamy in the film Trading Places in 1983.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Don_Ameche   (346 words)

 Higher and Higher, 1943 (Film version) - Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Higher and Higher was advertised by RKO Radio as "The Sinatra Show", and small wonder: In his first major film role, Frank Sinatra was easily the film's biggest box-office draw.
Actually, Frankie was a last minute addition to the film, which began as a traditional adaptation of a popular Broadway musical.
Thanks to the film's enormous box-office take, everybody was happy with Higher and Higher--except Jack Haley, understandably miffed that his onetime starring role was whittled down to a supporting part to allow more screen time for the estimable Mr.
www.lorenzhart.org /higher_film.htm   (306 words)

 Akira Kurosawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His first film () was released in 1943; his last (Madadayo) in 1993.
Although he is most remembered for his films of the 1950s and 1960s, he continued to direct and write films until his death.
The film Rashomon not only helped open Japanese cinema to the world but virtually entered the English language as a term for fractured, inconsistent narratives as well as influencing other works, including episodes of television series and many motion pictures.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Akira_Kurosawa   (922 words)

 Peenemunde - 1943
In March 1943, British intelligence analysts secretly taped conversations between two German generals that confirmed the Germans were building rockets.
On the evening of 17/18 August 1943, with the backdrop of a full moon, Bomber Command launched 596 aircraft - 324 Lancasters, 218 Halifaxes, 54 Stirlings -- which dropped nearly 1,800 tons of bombs on Peenemunde; 85 per cent of this tonnage was high-explosive.
Hitler's concern for V-2 development after July 1943 peaked the interest of Heinrich Himmler, the commander of the SS, who conspired to take control of the rocket program and research activities at Peenemünde as a means to expand his power base.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/ops/peenemunde.htm   (1965 words)

 THE IRANIAN: Film, Tehran 1943, Darius Kadivar
The Soviet film industry was showing the first signs of what was to be known as Glasnost in the years to come, with the intention of opening new oppurtunities for co-productions with Western firms.
By 1943, the Nazi ambitions of world conquest were begining to ebb as much as the morale of the German troops who were forced to retreat from the Eastern Front after their defeat in Stalingrad.
The author is a film critic and would like to insist that he is not a specialist in Iranian history or espionage and that the subject of this article is to introduce this rare film on one of the major WW II conferences.
www.iranian.com /DariusKadivar/2003/April/Tehran43   (4053 words)

 MoMA.org | The Collection | Maya Deren. Meshes of the Afternoon. 1943
A non-narrative work, it has been identified as a key example of the "trance film," in which a protagonist appears in a dreamlike state, and where the camera conveys his or her subjective focus.
Symbolic objects, such as a key and a knife, recur throughout the film; events are open-ended and interrupted.
Through her extensive writings, lectures, and films, Deren became the preeminent voice of avant-garde cinema in the 1940s and the early 1950s.
www.moma.org /collection/browse_results.php?object_id=89283   (264 words)

 DVD Times - Phantom Of The Opera (1943)
With the advent of sound movies in 1927, Universal immediately wanted to re-make the film as a talkie, but ‘Return Of The Phantom’ was never made and instead the original silent film was dubbed and 40% of the film was re-shot with sound and Technicolor sequences and re-released again in 1930 to still greater success.
The studio, unsure whether to play the film as a romance or a family tragedy, eventually cut the scenes where the family ties are revealed.
The film also seems to be confused whether to be a musical, a comedy, a romance or a tragedy.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=4100   (1238 words)

 Presenting Lily Mars - 1943
Filming was completed by November 3, 1942, when Judy had a sitting in the MGM portrait studio.
True "film soundtrack" records were a few years away, and many stars like Judy would record "studio versions" of films from their songs for labels such as Decca Records.
These versions were sometimes almost identical in their presentation as the versions heard in the films, or they were completely different, Judy was, of course, on of Decca's top stars, and songs from her films were quite popular.
www.thejudyroom.com /lilymars.html   (1970 words)

 Events -- The Daily Planet
Marking the 60th anniversary of the Soviet Union entering World War II in June 1941, a series of films by Russian directors and focused on the war will be shown this month in the Johnson Center Cinema.
The 1973 film is a three-hour adaptation of a novel about an all-female regiment, and will be shown in two parts.
The film series is sponsored by the Provost's Office, Film and Media Studies Program, Russian Studies Program, and the Russian Arts Society.
www.gmu.edu /global/dailyplanet/events.html   (252 words)

 EI > Video Risks > FOX GOES TO WAR: A COLLECTION OF WAR FILM CLASSICS (1943,44,49,50,58,70)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
What comes through in the film is the unity felt by a diverse group of people who were drawn together by a common tragedy and by their love for our country.
The focus of the film is on the senior flight officer, Commander Bingo Harper (Don Ameche) and the men of the 5th torpedo squadron lead by Lieutenant Commander Edward Moulton (Dana Andrews).
The second half of the film deals with Anderson leading a squad of six men on a mission to capture some Japanese soldiers who may be able to help the Marines find the location of Japanese rocket launchers which are devastating their troops.
www.einsiders.com /reviews/videorisks/foxgoestowar.php   (4544 words)

 The Nation, 01/02/1943 - Eisenstein on the Film by Griffith, Richard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The author of this article describes that it is not a technical handbook or even a consideration of the film essentially but is a broad and catholic survey of the relationships between all the media of art.
...The Film Sense" is not a technical handbook or even a consideration of the film per se but a broad and catholic survey of the relationships between all the media of art...
...hence the art of film composition tends more and more to become associated with an archaic art form, the silent film, while the contemporary and aesthetically un justifiable compromise between stage and screen enjoys the flavor of modernity...
www.nationarchive.com /Summaries/v156i0001_25.htm   (1358 words)

 The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) is a grim, low-budget Western masterpiece from director William A. Wellman - based upon the famed novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark of the same name.
Although Fonda was given top billing in the film (see poster to right), he worked for scale and his character role was underplayed within the ensemble cast.
The film's making was a labor of love for all involved, and Fonda helped to raise funding for it.
www.filmsite.org /oxbo.html   (1856 words)

 Paisa / Paisan / 1943 / film review / Roberto Rossellini / Italian neo-realism
Indeed, the film’s final segment is so chillingly raw and naturalistic that it looks like Rossellini was actually filming the war whilst it was happening before his eyes.
Set in a country which is visibly in ruins and still bearing the scars of war, it is a film with a surprising power to engage and move the spectator.
Few war films convey the awesome tragedy and senseless destructive capability of war as keenly as this film.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Paisa_rev.html   (733 words)

The film an exercise in post-modern viewership for the modern audience, one that offers much of its pleasure in our ability to place it within its own golden-hued context.
It's not so much a suspension of disbelief, then, as an implementation of culturally mandated belief and a sort of patronizing snarkiness born of sixty years of similarly bland pabulum rendering such entertainments both comfortable, and comfortably moot.
Shadow detail is fine, though a good deal of that is probably attributable to the practice of shooting night scenes during the daytime, though fls are inarguably pitch.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/myfriendflicka.htm   (424 words)

 [... Film|Snob Reviews 1943]
No ghost actually turns up at any point of the film, but even knowing that in advance, you'd probably keep expecting one to do so.
Eeriness sets in pretty much straight away - as soon as we are introduced to a pale, brooding (or at least blank-faced) mute, who is the cleaner on the ship.
On the other side of the scale, the film's strongpoint is its imaginative use of sound, which tones down the orchestra, cranks up the tension and makes several sequences memorable, including one involving a wildly swinging anchor, one involving the heavy chain of said anchor, as well as a bloody climactic knife-fight.
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 Film History of the 1940s
Hollywood film production reached its peak during the years 1943 to 1946, a full decade and more after the rise of sound film production.
The most subtle of all wartime propaganda films was the romantic story about a disillusioned nightclub owner (Humphrey Bogart) and a former lover (Ingrid Bergman) separated by WWII in Paris - Michael Curtiz' archetypal 40s film Casablanca (1942).
With a limited release in late 1942 (and wider release in 1943), the film was a timeless, beloved fl and white work originally based on an unproduced play entitled Everybody Comes to Rick's.
www.filmsite.org /40sintro.html   (927 words)

 Greatest Films of 1943
Although completed in 1943, this film was not released for showing in the US until 1945, because it was banned for export from Britain due to its critical portrayal of staid British patriotism.
A masterful film adapted from the well-known unconventional western tale by Walter Van Tilburg Clark.
The film centers around all the various reactions - skepticism, blasphemy, criticism and belief - to the pious, naive girl's vision - by her family, the townspeople, and various religious figures.
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 Shadow of a Doubt (1943)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Goofs: Continuity: In the beginning of the film, when the maid enters in the Uncle Charlie's bedroom, he is lying on the bed with his hands crossed on his belly holding a cigar.
I admit I haven't seen all of them but I think "Rope" was ever better and "Spellbound" at least just as marvelous but it's safe to say this is one of the most stylish Hitchcock-movies of the decade.
What a shame Joseph Cotten never became a bigger star because his powerful performance was one of the most memorable elements of the film.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0036342   (481 words)

 Douce / 1943 / film review / Claude Autant-Lara / Odette Joyeux
His best film, Douce, is a magnificent blend of romance, satire and dramatic irony, beautifully filmed, with some enchanting acting performances.
Although the film is set in the late 19th century, its story of forbidden love between servants and masters from two totally different social strata was relevant to 1940s France, a country that was as divided by class as it was by the war.
Her portrayal of the love-sick adolescent who who makes a doomed attempt to cross the barriers of class and respectability is totally captivating, giving the film the tragic dimension that makes it a masterpiece.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Douce_rev.html   (420 words)

 Amazon.com: Video: Girl Crazy (1943)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He would go on to make a huge number of films in his career, most of them rather minor parts, and he would from time to time score a very fine role, but from this point on his and Judy Garland's careers would be moving in opposite directions.
In their first film together, Rooney was the big star and Garland the newcomer, but immediately after this film Garland would be catapulted to stardom in a host of great MGM films throughout the 1940s.
Her next film would be MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, and it was during this film that people began giving her the drugs that would play such a large role in the rest of her life.
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The film takes place after the actual event, while a young girl is telling her parents about her experience of the sinking.
The film denotes a mostly negative portrayal of the British, throwing in an honorable German naval officer.
However, when the film was completed, Goebbels thought it best not to show scenes of panic to a German audience who were being subjected to bombings, so he decided to not release it in German movie theaters.
www.suite101.com /print_article.cfm/13879/76496   (917 words)

 1943   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She was born in Bald Knob, January 26, 1943, the daughter of Lee and Lettie Busby Wheeler.
Oct 9: The earthquake that hit Muzzafarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, sending shock waves across north India on Saturday, was the biggest to strike the region in the past 100 years.
The previous record was in 1943, when a quake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale hit the region.
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Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) - Maya Deren [...]
It has no plot, only images: a flower on a long driveway, a key falling, a door unlocked, a knife in a loaf of bread, a phone off the hook.
The film has been deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
www.jahsonic.com /1943.html   (516 words)

 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - Victory Through Air Power (1943)- most important film ever made
But unlike those films (and many others) the film that was the biggest contribution from Disney to the wartime entertainment effort has been long lost in the mix- Victory Through Air Power.
The film is certainly unique, as it offers not only the lectures of a man named Alexander de Seversky, it offers much of Seversky's lectures narrated over animation showing what is going on.
The film featured the combined talents of not only Seversky, but heavy supervision by Walt Disney himself, and a director to direct Seversky's lectures, a man named H.C. Potter, who is most known for his efforts with Cary Grant on Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House.
www.rottentomatoes.com /vine/showthread.php?t=352386   (689 words)

 My Friend Flicka
Amazon.com: This gorgeous 1943 family film stars Roddy McDowell as a Colorado rancher's son who takes a shine to a colt named Flicka and chooses to train her.
The film was shot by director Harold Schuster and cinematographer Dewey Wrigley as if for the ages, marrying such perfect elements as a Technicolor sweep of the beautiful Rocky Mountains setting with a wonderful story, plus McDowell's charismatic earnestness.
Based on the Mary O'Hara novel, this film was popular enough in its time to inspire a couple of sequels, though the original best stands up as a perennially worthy adventure tale for kids ages 5 and up.
www.elipsiselectronics.com /ItemId/B00005B234   (590 words)

 The Song of Bernadette
When the results were viewed side by side, King said that it was clear that Jennifer was the only actress who actually "saw", the others "looked".
Filming began in March of 1943 and would take 6 months to complete.
When the award were announced on March 2, 1944, the film won 4 awards (Actress, Cinematography, Interior Decoration, Scoring).
home.hiwaay.net /~oliver/bernadette.html   (603 words)

 MetroActive Movies | Film Picks
In a twist that is meant to set the film apart from its ilk, Sebastian lives with his stepfather, who devastated Sebastian's mother when he announced his plans for a sex change.
Still, the film vividly evokes restless smart-ass suburban adolescence and the wild longing for experience and adventure.
Set in 1943, the film follows a downed American pilot who luckily speaks the Italian Salentino dialect and is sheltered from the fascist town authorities by a gruff olive peasant and his three daughters.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sfmetro/08.30.99/film-9933.html   (341 words)

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