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  UCSB: Film Studies Department; Courses 805.893.2347   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
An introduction to the study of film as an aesthetic and social phenomenon, and to various methods of critical analysis.
Film composition, choices of subject and character, ideas of the cinematic, and relationship of cinema to Chinese culture and society.
Examination of musical films from the advent of talkies to the present, with special attention given to formal and social issues: the relationship of musical spectacle to narrative, conditions of musical film spectatorship, and musical utopias as constructed in film space and time.
www.filmstudies.ucsb.edu /courses/cdescriptions.html   (2876 words)

  
 Darcy's Korean Film Page - 1945 to 1959
However, with equipment in decrepit condition and film stock in short supply, a comparatively small number of films and newsreels were made in the second half of the decade, mostly on 16mm.
It is at this moment that the film shifts from primarily melodrama to primarily spy thriller.
In the film's major set piece, Sun-young lets Choon-ho take her to a dance hall, where Park Joo-geun and his Orchestra are playing the mambo, and a woman dancer (Na Bok-hee) in a tight fl dress with a spiral of white fringe tries to shimmy like your sister Kate.
www.koreanfilm.org /kfilm45-59.html   (5091 words)

  
 Polish Post-War Feature-Film 1945-1995
Film's ideological stance continued to be cultivated after World War II; in several countries (including Poland) it efficiently limited the natural process of film art development.
This film presenting the fall of Gierek's era and the birth of the Independent Workers Union "Solidarity" was made by the artist using both the "strategy of the psychotherapeutist" and that of the "clairvoyant," since he questioned the indissoluble nature of the social agreement signed by the government with workers.
The film's plot refers to the period of his parents youth seen from the perspective of the "sons' generation"; the same events also warped lives of many artists of the older generation -- in some cases simply by accident.
www.kinema.uwaterloo.ca /micz952.htm   (5278 words)

  
 www.filmtortenet.hu (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Magyarországon a gyártóbázis komoly károsodása ellenére meglehetősen korán, 1945 őszén indul újra filmgyártás, ekkor forgatja Keleti Márton a Bródy Sándor drámájából készült A tanítónőt, majd szinte ezzel egyidőben készíti Ráthonyi Ákos Szép Ernő-adaptációját, az Aranyórát.
Ebben az évben még két film gyártását kezdték meg, de csak az egyik befejezésére volt pénz (Hazugság nélkül, Gertler Viktor rendezésében), és a négy film alapján elmondható, hogy ekkor még az 1945 előtti mechanizmusok újjáélesztésére tett próbálkozás a jellemző: magántőkés befektetés, régi témák, jól működő sablonok, bevált rendezők.
A kezdeti lendület így megtorpant, 1946-ban nem készült film, 47 őszén indul újra a munka, ekkor azonban a filmek egy részét már az egyes koalíciós pártok készíttetik (Mezei próféta – Parasztpárt, Könnyű múzsa – Kisgazdapárt, Valahol Európában – Kommunista Párt, Beszterce ostroma – Szociáldemokrata Párt).
www.filmtortenet.hu.cob-web.org:8888 /object.fe53d071-b617-4dbd-bec9-46d7dbbcc23b.ivy   (878 words)

  
 Harvard Film Archive: After the War/Before the Wall: German Film 1945—1960
Several of his films focused on the ways in which average postwar Germans continued to live their lives exactly as they had before, unaffected by all the country had endured.
Siodmak’s film is based on the true story of a postman who, toward the end of World War II, wrote a letter to Hitler’s minister Hermann Göring, his former schoolmate, asking him to bring the war to an end.
The film premiered at the moment when the first generation of children created by liaisons between German women and American soldiers—many of whom were African American—began entering German schools, creating a public awareness of this situation.
www.harvardfilmarchive.org /calendars/03marapr/afterwar.htm   (2158 words)

  
 9/16/99: So Why Film Music?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
I recently participated in a discussion about the art of music in film with a student at the University of Richmond, located in Virginia, who is majoring in music--and who certainly argues that film music offers little artistry compared to classical music.
Her opinion that music in film creates a sense of distortion also causes me to reflect upon the lessons learned from Billy Wilder's 1945 film The Lost Weekend.
The film, however, received an inappropriate score--both in its tone and with regards to the sparing placement of music.
www.filmscoremonthly.com /articles/1999/16_Sep---So_Why_Film_Music.asp   (1049 words)

  
 Canadian Film: 1920-1945: Foundations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The films, made for the lowest amount of money possible, were a result of the British Parliament’s 1928 introduction of a quota for foreign films, which included those in the Commonwealth.
By the end of the inter-war period, Canada’s contribution to the motion picture was the documentary, a genre of film that was not normally found in Hollywood.
From this Act, the National Film Board was established “as a co-coordinating agency for all public involvement with the medium” (Feldman 90).
www.mala.bc.ca /~soules/mTheory/vol3/cashman/foundations.htm   (357 words)

  
 Mildred Pierce (1945)
Mildred Pierce (1945) is a classic, post-war film noir mixed with typical soap-operish elements of the woman's melodramatic picture or "weeper," including a strand of a typical murder mystery often told by flashback.
Curtiz reluctantly began filming with 'has-been' star Joan Crawford, who had developed a reputation for being mannered and difficult, but was pleasantly surprised when she delivered one of the best performances of her career.
This film, a tremendous box-office hit and critical success, was an adaptation by Ranald MacDougall and Catherine Turney (and William Faulkner) of James M. Cain's 1941 'hard-boiled' novel of the same name.
www.filmsite.org /mild.html   (2957 words)

  
 Film History of the 1940s
Film comedy lost one of its classic masters with the death of W.C. Fields in 1946.
His last scripted film and starring role in a feature-length film was in Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941), and he made his final film cameo appearance in the musical comedy Sensations of 1945 (1944) - also the final starring film role for dancer Eleanor Powell.
Besides being socially-significant as a sex-hygiene film about the dangers of venereal disease and the results of premarital sex, it was the 3rd highest grossing film during the 1940s, and easily recouped its $62,000 in expenses.
www.filmsite.org /40sintro3.html   (2335 words)

  
 Les Enfants du paradis / Children of Paradise / 1945 / film review / Marcel Carne
The two part format which the film adopts creates a dip halfway through the film which disrupts the flow of the narrative and makes it quite difficult to pick up the story.
That none of this makes any different at all to the film’s impact and standing is quite remarkable and reinforces the impression that where the film exceeds it exceeds magnificently.
Filming began in 1943, during the Nazi occupation of France, and work was closely monitored by the German overlords.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Les_enfants_du_paradis_rev.html   (886 words)

  
 Olympia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Three kinds of film stock were used; one was good for half-tones, one flattering to outdoor scenes, a third for architecture.
Including training footage (incorporated into the film) and reshooting (some winning athletes were delighted to recreate their finest moments), there were 250 hours for her, alone, to edit.
One of Riefenstahl's gifts is her ability to manipulate the range of responses (within the film, within the audience) through her use of music, content, editing and tone, not only within each individual sequence but the combining/contrasting of them for the bigger effect.
www.filmreference.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Films-No-Or/Olympia.html   (1800 words)

  
 Films on the Hill (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
His brief fling at film directing between 1919-1921 gave him a heightened understanding of directorial pressures and responsibilities, helping him work with contentious "genius" directors such as Josef von Sternberg.
Josef von Sternberg's first talking film is a thriller/romance starring George Bancroft as a tough crime boss, the very young and lovely Fay Wray as his girl, Richard Arlen as an innocent young banker and the great Tully Marshall as a prison warden.
Films on the Hill is located at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. Telephone: (202) 547-6839.
filmsonthehill.com.cob-web.org:8888   (1077 words)

  
 CNN - Rare film documents devastation at Hiroshima - Aug. 10, 1996
The film, with three hours of unedited footage, was discovered in a Tokyo film vault in 1993.
The fl-and-white film was shot around the city center during a Japanese Education Ministry fact-finding mission a month after the bombing.
But a member of the Japanese film crew that filmed the aftermath made a copy and hid it in the film vault -- apparently fearing that Americans would destroy the original.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9608/10/japan.hiroshima.film   (413 words)

  
 Jewish Film Showcase schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Troopers on the way This film follows a group of young Israeli recruits through their basic training as they are transformed from an ordinary group of teenagers, into a disciplined unit, in one of the world’s most impressive armies.
The film is filled with stories of heritage and tradition, evoking the vibrant time when half the town was Jewish.
Based in Chicago, the Jewish Film Showcase is produced by the Jewish Broadcasting Network in association with the Jewish Education Leadership Instiute.
www.jewishbroadcasting.org /pages/jfsfilms.html   (371 words)

  
 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Trivia: Director Elia Kazan and Betty Smith, author of the novel the film was based on, were classmates at the Yale School of Drama.
Peggy Ann Garner's performance (she turned 14 in 1945, the year of the film's release) is certainly one of the best dramatic performances by a child ever seen in a film, the equal of many performances by even the fabled actresses of the era.
She has a sad, wounded look throughout much of the film, yet she shows us the glow of intelligence and the yearning for education that she will utilize to realize her goals.
us.imdb.com /Title?0038190   (620 words)

  
 Detour (1945) - Film Talk
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Although not as low budget as Detour, they were films that encouraged their director's creativity and taught them to do "more with less" and often gave them more freedom as they were not subject to as much scrutiny as their "A picture" counterparts.
The balance of the film is tension filled dialgoue between the two, the attempted sale of Haskell's car, Vera changing her mind about that, Vera's attempt to talk Roberts into taking his "Haskell" act to further heights to cash in on Haskell's father's impending death.
www.film-talk.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=14372   (3635 words)

  
 Research Collection: Film Studies - Boston College
The major is designed to provide a foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical experience and to prepare students for further studies and professional involvement in the industry.
The Film Studies minor assists students in developing critical and technical abilities in film.
Film is a relatively new development, therefore, works of the twentieth century are the primary focus of the collection.
www.bc.edu /libraries/resources/collections/s-film   (654 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)

  
 Detour (1945 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detour is a 1945 film noir cult classic that stars Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake and Edmund MacDonald.
To preserve the film's right-to-left orientation used in the cross-country scenes, the director reversed many of the hitchhiking shots so that the cars appear to be on the wrong side of the road.
The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detour_(1945_film)   (382 words)

  
 Reclaiming/Overcoming the Legacy: Seminar on Post-1945 German Film, Term II 2001 Module 1
Students are required to attend all fourteen seminar meetings, the Sunday and Thursday evening screenings of the films in the TA (HCL-8) at 7:30 pm, and to participate regularly in our in-class and webboard discussions.
Students will be responsible for one in-class presentation on a film (team-reports are encouraged), a written journal of their comments on the films covered this module, and for a medium-length (12-15 pages) analysis on a topic to be determined in consultation with me.
Videos of all the other films are on reserve for this course in the Library Media Center.
www.ncf.edu /cuomo/Post-1945-Film_2002.htm   (249 words)

  
 AHF Film Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The film highlights the determination, commitment, and scientific ingenuity of the men and women who took on the seemingly impossible task of producing plutonium in time to contribute to the war effort.
The film was made as a complement to the "Handful of Soldiers" exhibition in New Mexico from December 21, 2001 to January 18, 2002.
This film demonstrates the accelerated program of reactor development in eastern Idaho and how it influenced the development of nuclear energy worldwide and the launching of the nuclear Navy.
www.atomicheritage.org /films.htm   (383 words)

  
 Battle Of Midway (World War II)
A documentary account of one of the greatest naval and air battles of World War II, directed by John Ford, who was wounded during the filming of the battle.
This is the classic color film documentary of this invasion, showing ship bombardment, rocket fire, air bombing, the use of flame throwers and scenes of individuals and groups in combat.
Plus: FURY IN THE PACIFIC (USA, 1945): This film documents the initial invasion of the Palau Islands by the 1st Marine Division and the 81st Infantry Division in 1944.
www.ihffilm.com /213.html   (172 words)

  
 Boing Boing: Suppressed film of 1945 nuclear attacks to air
This drew national attention, but suppressing film footage shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was even more significant, as this country rushed into the nuclear age with its citizens having neither a true understanding of the effects of the bomb on human beings, nor why the atomic attacks drew condemnation around the world.
The movie's television premiere takes place on the Sundance Channel tonight, with two other films related to nuclear technology, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the first nuclear bombings.
But the bigger story remains: the film was classified for decades; the medium on which it was stored is fragile; and most of us have never seen it.
www.boingboing.net /2005/08/06/suppressed_film_of_1.html   (677 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Detour (1945)
Bitter twists of fate are the subject of this film noir.
And yet, moments of moody brilliance shine through, and ultimately the story is a compelling one.
The narration, which seems overdone at first, adds an interesting dimension to the film.
rinkworks.com /movies/m/detour.1945.shtml   (188 words)

  
 Film Reviews and Film Criticism: A Selective Guide to Sources in the
UC Berkeley Libraries
The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television.
Produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute (bfi) it is based on the Summary of Film and Television (SIFT) database collated by the bfi over the past 70 years.
Film Index International provides in-depth indexing of over 100,000 films - from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters - and biographical information for over 40,000 personalities.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/filmstudies/reviewslist.html   (1480 words)

  
 Amazon.com: State Fair (1945 And 1962 Films): Music: Richard Rodgers,Oscar Hammerstein II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
This recording is a compilation of the soundtracks of both the original 1945 motion picture score of STATE FAIR and the 1962 remake.
The 1945 State Fair was a superior film compared to the 1962 remake.
However, despite some missing music (due to Hollywood allowing the 1962 film to badly deteriorate) this compilation CD soundtrack of the music from both the 1945 and 1962 films is worth purchasing.
www.amazon.com /State-Fair-1945-1962-Films/dp/B00002MYY3   (1520 words)

  
 StreetSwing's Dance Archives - Sensations of 1945 - Main
Leggy Eleanor Powell is a conniving talent promoter in the stable of flamboyant publicist Gus Crane, whose wild and crazy promotions became legendary.
This film is packed with specialty dance numbers and vaudeville type acts and Eleanor Powell.
Contains Powell's now-famous Tap dance routine where she Tap dances her way inside a giant Pinball Machine to the accompaniment of Woody Herman's music.
www.streetswing.com /films/video/f2_sensations_of_1945.htm   (136 words)

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