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  Internet Archive: Details: Challenge to Democracy, A
Most of the reassurances the film tries to give that this is not what it appears to be are contradicted at later points in the film.
The film as a whole, as appalling as it is, is a fascinating historical record of one of the darker moments in the history of our government.
The film tries to reassure the viewer that the conditions in the camps are not too "soft" -- that the Japanese Americans there have to work hard and actually provide for many of their own needs, costing the taxpayer as little as possible.
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 Toshiro Mifune Images: Poster Cards, Page 1
A documentary-style film staged in the defeatist atmosphere of 1944, the film depicts the lives of a devoted corps of female employees who were drafted to work in a munitions factory.
This film, produced in 1945, was finally screened in 1952, seven years afterwards because the subject of loyalty emphasized in this film was seen as advocating the feudalistic ideas of prewar Japan.
The first film Kurosawa made after the war, the script is based on an actual incident of political suppression, which occurred at Kyoto Imperial University in the early Showa period and has a woman in the lead role.
www.toshiromifune.org /images/posters.htm   (658 words)

 In Remembrance- David Raskin
David Raksin, the film score composer whose theme from the 1944 film noir Laura became one of the most recorded songs of all time, has passed away on Monday, August 9, 2004 in Los Angeles, CA.
For the film Raksin wrote a haunting melody which plays repeatedly on the film's soundtrack to emphasize the lingering impact a murdered woman (Gene Tierney) has had on those whose lives intersected with hers.
The film was a hit and Johnny Mercer was enlisted to write lyrics for the main theme.
www.filmbuffonline.com /InRemembrance/DavidRaskin.htm   (874 words)

 Gaslight (1944 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaslight is a 1944 film, considered film noir, directed by George Cukor starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer.
The makers of this film attempted to have all copies of the 1940 version destroyed, but they were unsuccessful as copies of the older version have survived and critics are divided as to which is actually the better film.
The term "to gaslight someone" – to make someone think he or she is going insane – derives from the titles and subject matter of these two films.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gaslight_(1944_film)   (1321 words)

 Tarawa on the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hundreds of feet of film were shot by combat photographers on Betio, making the battle for Tarawa one of the most photographed in WWII.
The first film produced on the battle was titled "With the Marines at Tarawa" which included much of the color footage.
Another film that has come to my attention is, "Bloody Tarawa." It was shown to the 2nd Division Marines back in Camp Tarawa sometime after they had returned to Hawaii after securing Betio according to Ralph Browner.
www.tarawaontheweb.org /film.htm   (393 words)

 Laura (1944)
Laura (1944) is one of the most stylish, elegant, moody, and witty classic film noirs ever made with an ensemble cast of characters.
Trailers for the compelling film promised: "Never has a woman been so beautiful, so exotic, so dangerous to know!", and Gene Tierney (in her signature film role as Laura) delivered with exquisite elegance and sublime, breathtaking beauty.
The narration continues throughout the filmed tour, past an Oriental statue, wall-mounted ceramic heads, and a baroque grandfather clock with pendulum (the clock holds more meaning beyond its present context!).
www.filmsite.org /laur.html   (2590 words)

 Film Fest Journal: Army, 1944   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Keisuke Kinoshita's wartime film, Army is anything but the rousing call to arms and reinforcement of patriotism that the authorities had envisioned the film would be.
I sense an almost elegiac tone in the film -- as if Kinoshita already felt (down deep) that the ongoing war had already been lost.
I was surprised by how much of what were clearly anti-militarist comments were retained in the film, like Ryu telling the friend that his son will probably die in battle, but that the country is more important...and he agrees with him and apologizes!
filmref.com /journal/archives/2005/10/army_1944.html   (297 words)

 Years in Film - Film Reviews (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Films scheduled (as of January 2, 2004) to be released in 2006 include:
1973 in film - The Sting and The Exorcist are released
1925 in film - Lon Chaney's greatest film, "The Phantom Of The Opera" is released by Universal with colour sequences.
www.cinemateca.org.cob-web.org:8888 /movies/movie_review.htm   (1347 words)

 Murder, My Sweet (1944) - Film Talk
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He hopscotchs through this film giving off such flare, you would think any minute he is going to solve the case and break out into song.
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 USC Sumter Film Series
The film manages to strike a balance between the patriotic celebration of American soldiers’ efforts during the war while also providing a realistic depiction of the fears, dangers, and hardships those soldiers faced.
The film depicts the British victory in the 1898 battle of Omdurman, following the adventures of Lt. Harry Faversham as he tries to redeem himself after receiving the mark of cowardice from his fellow soldiers.
The film was shot in a realistic documentary style depicting the world of modern warfare and terrorist attacks.
www.sc.edu /usctimes/articles/2005-04/sumter_film_series.html   (592 words)

 WPA - Demos - 1944: D-Day and Beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The invasion of France that began on that day has come to symbolize the Allied liberation of Europe.
In January of 1944, Soviet forces finally brought an end to the long ordeal.
Through sabotage, the resistance contributed to the Allied efforts of 1944.
www.wpafilmlibrary.com /exhibit_1944.html   (542 words)

 2002 Orphan Film Symposium
The symposium is devoted to the study, preservation, and use of "orphan films."
An orphan film is any sort of moving image that might have been neglected or whose owner is no longer around, according to Dan Streible, art history and film studies professor and symposium coordinator.
Raksin is a composer, historian, preservationist and film music scholar who has nearly 70 years of experience.
www.sc.edu /usctimes/articles/2002/2002-09/orphan_films_2002.html   (355 words)

Film Maltese Falcon (1941, John Houston) Based on a novel by Dashiell Hammett.
Film Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder) Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Film Laura (1944, Otto Preminger) Based on a novel by Vera Casparay.
www.ncf.edu /hassold/FilmNoir/FILMNOIR_filmography.htm   (280 words)

 1944 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
July 20 - Since You Went Away is released.
May 14 - George Lucas, film director and producer
This page was last modified 17:31, 5 November 2006.
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 Amazon.com: Laura (1944 Film) / Jane Eyre (1944 Film) [2 on 1]: Music: David Raksin,Bernard Herrmann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Released in 1944, LAURA is among the most memorable examples of Film Noir, dark in overall tone but witty in dialogue in its complex story of a New York police detective who falls in love with the aura of a woman whose murder he investigates.
The LAURA suite offered here was apparently recorded in 1943, before the film went into general distribution--and the fact that 20th Century Fox troubled to create and record a suite version of the overall score indicates the studio's faith in the music's future popularity.
Even so, it seems safe to say that the only film score able to overshadow a Herrmann score is an even better Herrmann score, and while JANE EYRE does not really compare to the best of Herrmann's work it easily outstrips virtually every other film composer of the era.
www.imdb.com /ra/us/a/B000005LBS   (1021 words)

 Laura (1944) - Channel 4 Film review
His obsession is one bizarre aspect of this hypnotic film noir, which Preminger took over from Mamoulian on the luckiest day of his life.
It is the sleekest of murder mysteries, and ahead of its time - not least in having a gay suitor for Laura, and possibly two.
The Hours somehow changed my perception of myself and those around me. The film has such a sad (yet marvellous) ending that you can't help but think about your own life.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=105214   (167 words)

 Arsenic And Old Lace (1944) - Film Talk
Each character is important and funny in their own way, from the main players to the cops and taxi driver ("I'm not a cab driver, I'm a coffee pot").
I always rank my top ten films for each month, and even though March isn't over yet, after watching this film last night I just know it will be number one.
When Mortimer bows out to go visit the Doctor the film is given some time to catch it's breath and the introduction of Jonathan and Dr. Einstein is one of the most enjoyable portions of the film..the pace drops about seventy five percent but doesn't lose you in that change over.
www.film-talk.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=10752   (3083 words)

 Cover Girl (1944)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Trivia: As she stated in her autobiography, Lauren Bacall had been wanted by Columbia to appear in this film as Harper's Bazaar cover girl (as she had appeared on Harper's Bazaar cover in March 1943), but instead filmed To Have and Have Not (1944) at Warner Bros. and became a star.
She's at her luscious best as an actress and dancer (with a pleasant singing voice from Anita Ellis) and is in splendid form as Rusty Parker, an ambitious showgirl and Gene Kelly shines as her hoofer boyfriend.
The film received five Oscar nominations, and it is an enjoyable backstage yarn about a girl who must decide between Broadway stardom and the hoofer she loves.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0036723   (484 words)

 1944   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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February 26 - - Shooting begins of the Nazi propaganda film "The Fuhrer Gives a to the Jews" in Theresienstadt.
November 7 - U.S. presidential election 1944 : Franklin D. Roosevelt wins reelection over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey to become the only U.S. president be elected to a fourth term.
www.freeglossary.com /1944   (2542 words)

 My task is not "making the Old Testament relevant.
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John Wooden unaccredited paredes won his first national championship with Walt Hazzard and they all thought that he was the typical Philadelphia guard at the time but originally he was from Baltimore..You know the sheriffs up there, Lawrence Rainey and Cecil lon chaney jr filmography Ray Price, are Klan members..
For many of his films, 1939 chaney film lon his appearance was distorted by grotesque makeup, costumes, disguises, and physical modifications.
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 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Lifeboat (1944)
This great Alfred Hitchcock film adapts John Steinbeck's novel as only the Master could.
The film opens on the wreckage of a sea battle with a German U-Boat; one by one, the few survivors climb aboard a lifeboat.
Back to the Film Reviews for the 1940s.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/lifeboat.1944.shtml   (100 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Film | Reviews | Laura (1944)
The film has old school charm,etiquette,wit and drama!
The screenplay formula with it's brilliant dialouge could easily be a model structure for more classic films.
Submit your own or return to film page.
film.guardian.co.uk /Reader_Review/0,,-77145,00.html   (33 words)

 Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Maria Casares stars in a rigorous, intense film remarkable for Cocteau's layered dialog.
Bresson is a scrupulous craftsman whose limited output of only ten films in 30 years attests to his meticulousness.
All are probing examinations of his central theme of the spiritually innocent individual facing an inherently corrupt world.
www.1worldfilms.com.cob-web.org:8888 /France/lesdamesdubois.htm   (140 words)

 epilog Person - George Lucas (1944-) Amerikanischer Filmregisseur und -produzent
Aber nach einem schweren Autounfall, der ihn für einige Zeit ans Krankenbett fesselte, gab er den Formel-1-Traum auf, und statt selbst Rennen zu fahren, begann er Rennen zu fotografieren.
Und da der Film zum bis dahin größten Kassenhit in der Geschichte des Films wurde, machte der findige Lucas aus dem Projekt gleich eine auf neun Teile zu drei Komplexen angelegte Saga.
Gleichzeitig arbeitete er als Koautor und Produzent für den Film Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes (Raiders of the Lost Ark • USA 1980) von Steven Spielberg, der mit fünf Oscars ausgezeichnet wurde.
www.epilog.de /Person/L/Lu_Lue/Lucas_George_1944.htm?   (1023 words)

 Academy's New York Screening Series to Present "Meet Me in St. Louis" | Academy Press Photo Area | AMPAS
The 1944 Oscar®-nominated film "Meet Me in St. Louis" starred Margaret O'Brien as Tootie Smith, one of four sisters in a suburban St. Louis family preparing for the arrival of the 1904 Exposition.
Oscar®-winning actress Judy Garland (right) starred in the 1944 film "Meet Me in St. Louis." Margaret O'Brien (left) co-starred in the film and received a Special Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as "the outstanding child actress of 1944" for her performance in the film.
The 1944 Oscar®-nominated film "Meet Me in St. Louis" starred Judy Garland as Esther Smith and Tom Drake as John Truett.
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 Film Laura 1944 - Related Articles @ Funny.co.uk
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 Timeline 1944-1947
The book argues that Russian workers have no freedom, and that Russian industry simply copies U.S. techniques.
HUAC, from which Martin Dies stepped down in 1944, is voted a permanent subcommittee of the House of Representatives.
The Yalta Conference among Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill, is held in far-flung Crimea at the insistence of Stalin.
www.msu.edu /user/abrahams/timeline1944-1947.htm   (771 words)

 X Marks the Spot (1944)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Amazon.com: Follow The Boys (1944 Film) / Star Dust (1940 Film) / Waterloo Bridge (1940 Film) [3 on 1]: Music: Various ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Amazon.com: Follow The Boys (1944 Film) / Star Dust (1940 Film) / Waterloo Bridge (1940 Film) [3 on 1]: Music: Various Artists - Soundtracks
Dinah Shore, Various Artists - Soundtracks - Film Scores, Donald O'Connor, Herbert Stothart, The Andrews Sisters, Jeanette MacDonald
The cut of "Am I Blue?"(featuring Hoagy Carmichael and a young & juicy Lauren Bacall), from the Bogart film To Have and Have Not, is easily worth the price.
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