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  Pakistani films in 1947
The first silent film from Lahore was The Daughter of Today released in 1924 and the inaugural Punjabi or talkie film from Lahore was Heer Ranjha in 1932.
Ismael started his film career from the first ever Lahore made silent film and he was an automatic choice in the first talkie film from Lahore too...
This film was the last big film by Madam Noor Jehan and her husband director Shaukat Hussain Rizvi before partition.
www.mazhar.dk /film/history/40s/1947.htm   (1410 words)

  THE PURPORTED 1947 ROSWELL FILM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because of the dubious nature of the film and the questionable way in which it is being handled by those in possession of it, there is a tremendous potential for damage to the entire Roswell effort.
I might add, however, that if, against all odds, what I consider the impossible did occur, and this film actually turned out to be genuine, I would be one of the first to celebrate, as researchers would finally have in their possession the Holy Grail of evidence necessary to break the Roswell case wide open.
He reported that it was dated as 1947 vintage film stock and that it had been acquired from a former army photographer, Jack Barnett, who claims to have shot the footage and then, incredibly, to have stolen 15 canisters of film, without the theft having been detected.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /ritson/scispi/roswell/london.htm   (2744 words)

  Quai des Orfèvres / Quai des Orfevres / Jenny Lamour / Henri-Georges Clouzot / 1947 / film review
The film's setting is split between the glamorous world of the French music hall and the drudgery of ordinary domestic life - a dichotomy which reinforces the sense of optimism and pessimism which are so vividly captured.
So much of the film's ambiguity, at least to me, seems to derive from the kind of complexity of circumstance and motivation that Clouzot may have felt that others were self-righteously ignoring, even denying, in their attempts to tidy up the national past at his (and others') expense.
Theirs is a loving relationship, and indeed the film ends with father and son in a public embrace after the latter pelts the former with a snowball outside the Martineaus' window.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Quai_des_orfevres_rev.html   (2104 words)

  Walter Murch in Conversation with Joy Katz
In film, we use repetition (of similarly composed shots, of dialogue, of sound effects, etc.) not only for their rhythmic effect, but to alleviate ambiguity, whereas the eye, reading poetry, is constantly and automatically flicking backwards, often unconsciously, to re-examine the meaning of certain words.
In film, however, it is the editor who selects and assembles the images in a certain order with a distinct phrasing, and the director who suggests revisions based on what has been presented to him.
But each film is a universe unto itself, and everyone who works on it, director included, is trying to discover the laws by which this universe works: what kind of character, action, color, tempo, sense of reality, sense of humor suits the film.
www.filmsound.org /murch/parnassus   (8623 words)

 Alien Autopsy Film Review -- Nick Balaskas
I think their real worry is that if the AA film was real, the same "brush strokes" and style exhibited in the alien and human anatomies would be very compelling evidence for a universal creator God.
Apart from forwarding some alleged AA film scraps obtained from Ray Santilli through Roger Leir to technical experts of the National Film Board of Canada labs in Montreal, and other than the NFBC report, there is little more I can contribute regarding the AA film at this time.
It was noted that the film fragments had been sent from the UK under unprotected and ventilated conditions in a regular envelope.
www.v-j-enterprises.com /aafilm/balaskas.html   (693 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for 1947   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His film Jaws (1975) was the first to earn more than $100 million, a record he surpassed first with E.T. (1983) and then with Jurassic...
Shooting for a Jewish state: college basketball players and the 1947 U.S. fundraising campaign for the Jewish revolt against the British in Palestine.
Kashmir 1947: burdens of the past, options for the future - four perspectives.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=1947&StartAt=41   (986 words)

 Filmtracks: The Aviator (Howard Shore)
Covering the cross-over era of 1927-1947, the film follows the exploits of Hughes in a movie industry during its transition from silence to talkies, as well as the aircraft industry's launch towards commercial airliners and WWII fighter planes.
Deeply wrapped in the culture of the times, the lengthy film provides a fine balance between the glamour of the period, the fancy of the technology and its flights, and Hughes' personal psyche during both his rise and fall.
The film does not dwell much on the final years of Hughes' life, during which his phobia of germs, among other psychological breakdowns, caused the icon to waste away penniless and alone.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/aviator.html   (847 words)

 National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka
The Sinhala Cinema was inaugurated with the release of the Sinhala Film 'Kadawunu Poronduwa' at Kingsley Cinema - Colombo on 21.01.1947.
During the period 1947 to 1971 film production, distribution, operation of theatres and studios were handled by the Private Companies exercise and their domination over all branches of the film industry.
The distribution of films was decentralised in 1999 and all the theatres were allocated to the following Distribution Boards in 2001.
www.srilankafilmcorp.com /about   (237 words)

 IMDb: Venice Film Festival: 1947
Diable au corps, Le (1947) - Claude Autant-Lara
From 1947 to 1950 the Coppa Volpi is known as Premio internazionale al miglior attore/alla migliore attrice.
Vesna (1947) - Grigori Aleksandrov; Aleksandr Raskin; Moris Slobodskoy
us.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/Venice_Film_Festival/1947   (80 words)

 Biography - Calcutta Film Society :: SatyajitRay.org
The film was not made because Ray refused to make changes in the script as suggested by a doctor of venereal diseases who was a friend of the producer.
Thirty-five years later when Ray made a film on the same novel, he thought it was a good fortune that film was not made.
It is incredible that a country which has inspired so much painting and music and poetry should fail to move the film maker.
www.satyajitray.org /bio/film_society.htm   (343 words)

The film segment shown on May 5th lasted about 25 minutes and was a videotaped copy of a number of the original spools.
The filming is obviously not continuous and it seems that different short time segments have been pieced together with some stages of the autopsy being omitted.
Although the present intention of those who own the film seems to be to make as much money as possible from it, it would be surprising if the footage was made with this intention originally.
www.anomalies.net /archive/cni-news/CNI.0033.html   (2368 words)

 netGuruIndia Filmreview-filmreview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The maker of Fire, Deepa Mehta, should be put to more controversy not for her loaded sexual content in her film but for her portrayal of India that has element of verisimilitude.
Her latest film 1947 Earth thus should not be viewed as a historical document of a pre-independent Lahore of 1947 but rather as a comment of the shape of a triangular love of two Muslim men (Amir-Rahul) and one Hindu ayah (Nandita) in a wealthy Parsi household.
The film is an adaptation of his novel Ice Candy Man.
www.netguruindia.com /entertain/filmreview/Earth-1947.html   (282 words)

 Major Films of Italian Neorealism
However, the film refuses to follow the path of conventional escapist entertainment and finishes with a sequence which is equally dream-like but steeped in suffering.
Finally, Rossellini's film does not employ themes of, or pay hommage to, the war movie genre because, just as the war permeated every aspect of life, his film shows that life also permeated the realities of war.
The film critic Pauline Kael once called "the best boring movie ever made." My own experience with Visconti's movies, those sumptuous costume epics from the Seventies, left me convinced that he must have had a starched collar fetish.
www.inblackandwhite.com /ItalianNeorealismv2.0/neo-films.html   (1038 words)

 film stars
It means we now have a large catalogue of film stars to look back on from the viewpoint of these cards.
This was a period of explosive growth in the film industry and in the cards produced to depict that industry.
The obvious pulling-power of film star cards is illustrated by the fact that some of the last cards produced were on the subject.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Franklyn_Roberts/cigfilm.htm   (1379 words)

 DER Documentary: Jean Rouch - Premier Film, 1947-1991
Rouch explains the sacrifices he made due to the producer that took on his film and the “monster” thus created; his footage was re-edited with a new ending, new titles, stock footage, “tropical muzak,” and a newsreel-style narration heavy on drama and highlighting the exotic.
Finally, the intelligence and insight of Rouch emerge as he “finishes” his first film: “This is not only an evocation of the beginnings of Jean Rouch, ethnologue and film director - it is his first film.
, just as he improvised the voiceovers of most of his other films.” The film transforms from a product of colonialism built around the commentary in which “you no longer see the images,” into a new form in which the film's true meaning is illuminated and the humanity of the subjects restored.
www.der.org /films/jean-rouch-premier-film.html   (237 words)

 UFORC.com.::Roswell 1947 UFO Crash Footage::.
This is a characteristic of the alleged alien corpse in Santilli's "ALIEN AUTOPSY." Rob, it appears to substantiate the validity of the military film Santilli claims to have gotten his hands on.
I romance the idea that the Roswell film entitled “Roswell 1947 UFO Crash Footage” is genuine, but I cannot be certain of that.
I would err to the side of the conservative and say that “Roswell 1947 UFO Crash Footage” is not a genuine artifact.
www.uforc.com /x-zone/Roswell/1947UFOCrashFootage.htm   (526 words)

 Alien Autopsy: Film Dating
A while back we were amused to discover a website which not only repeats the mistaken belief that the age of the autopsy film has been "verified by Kodak", it also claims that everyone who says the opposite (including Time Magazine!) was only quoting us.
We were only pointing out the fact that the autopsy film could easily have been made recently because the age of the film stock has never been proven.
We've known from the very beginning that a piece of film was examined by Kodak, and other pieces were given to other interested parties.
www.trudang.com /autopsy/autofilm.html   (381 words)

 The 'Roswell' Film Footage - UFO Evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was ordered to fly to New Mexico from Washington D.C. in June 1947 to film the retrieval of a crashed flying saucer.
The film segment shown on May 5th lasted about 22 minutes and was a videotaped copy of a number of the original spools.
At the time of writing Ray Santilli has just assured me that Kodak has carried out a thorough inspection of some of the film and he has been given written confirmation that it is 1947 film stock and was exposed during roughly that period.
www.ufoevidence.org /Cases/CaseSubarticle.asp?ID=811   (1571 words)

 Silent Era : DVD : Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film (1894-1947) Review
Anthology Film Archives worked in collaboration with many of the world’s leading film archives to prepare preservation and restoration masters of these rarely-seen films, many of which have not been available to the public since their creation — some never screened in public — until 2001.
The film is quite advanced in production techniques for its time (although the giant isn’t much of one at all) and features a number of special effects, dissolves and stop-action transitions.
The film is accompanied by an orchestral music score composed by Alec Wilder, transferred from the film print’s optical soundtrack in fluttering mono.
www.silentera.com /DVD/unseenCinemaDVD.html   (2469 words)

Dating from 1947, the film stars Jean Simmons, Charles Frank and Derrick de Marney, and tells the story of an innocent young girl and her corrupt uncle.
Chandos is to be commended for their efforts to rectify this by issuing fine recordings of the piano concertos, as is ASV for their issues of chamber works.
The 1954 film Lease of Life starred Robert Donat as a poor vicar with but a year to live, struggling to send his daughter to college.
classicalcdreview.com /rawsthorne.htm   (504 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: California (1947)
We see their actions, are told their motivation, and are expected to understand what makes them tick based on a purely intellectual knowledge of them.
Ray Milland's is bitter and harsh in the beginning; later on, he confuses the pursuit of justice with the pursuit of revenge.
She vows to run him into the ground, he ends up nearly doing the same to her, and the private feud gets tangled up in a megalomaniac and the heated politics surrounding California's potential statehood.
a.rinkworks.com /movies/m/california.1947.shtml   (268 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: California (1947)
We see their actions, are told their motivation, and are expected to understand what makes them tick based on a purely intellectual knowledge of them.
Ray Milland's is bitter and harsh in the beginning; later on, he confuses the pursuit of justice with the pursuit of revenge.
She vows to run him into the ground, he ends up nearly doing the same to her, and the private feud gets tangled up in a megalomaniac and the heated politics surrounding California's potential statehood.
rinkworks.com /movies/m/california.1947.shtml   (268 words)

 Swedish Film: Victor Sjöström to Ingmar Bergman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bergman writes that the film is in fact about a journey and that his aim was that the "complicated camera movements" be unnoticed by the audience; "you can see the seems if you look closely" (Ingmar Bergman).
One of the first films that Arne Mattsson was to direct, Marie in the Windmill (Maria pa Kvarngarden, 1945) had starred Viveca Lindfors, it also featuring the daughter of Victor Sjöström, Guje Lagerwall, as well as Edvin Adolphson, Irma Christensen, Linnea Hillberg and Rune Carlsten.
As the film continues, Sjöberg uses statues and a lake during exterior shots of a garden to connect the characters to the landscape, which can nearly seem pastoral as the film begins to depend more and more upon the dramatic acting of Björk.
www.geocities.com /lord02141/scottlord4.html   (5870 words)

 Nightmare Alley (1947) - Classic Film Fans - tribe.net
And, that possibly is the overall theme of this superb film noir: one can easily fall apart and wind up in despair.
Here's an interesting bit of trivia about the film: It is based on a novel of the same title, writtien by William Gresham.
Gresham was married to a woman named Joy, and after his death, Joy Gresham moved to England and met the writer CS Lewis, the author of the Narnia Stories.
classicfilmfans.tribe.net /thread/0f60d5f8-68a7-49a9-b271-56ca2a117d27   (957 words)

 Films and Videos by Yousuf Saeed, Delhi, India
This film was an entry in Mumbai International Film Festival(MIFF'98) of short films, animation and Video in March 1998.
This film can be watched/downloaded at google video.
The first film of this series "Changthang" participated in Mumbai International Film Festival 1998.
www.alif-india.com /films.html   (751 words)

 1947 Academy Awards® Winners and History
The title of the film was taken from the concept of unwritten 'gentleman's agreements' that keep religious prejudices alive in every area of life.
Young was a respected and dependable, but minor film actress who made her first screen appearance in 1928, and had appeared on the screen 84 times by 1947 (in non-nominated roles including Capra's Platinum Blonde (1931), Zoo in Budapest (1933), Borzage's Man's Castle (1933), and The Stranger (1946)).
However, 1947 was the first year in which an outstanding foreign film would be honored each year by a special non-competitive statuette awarded by committee.
www.filmsite.org /aa47.html   (2110 words)

 The Red Scare, McCarthyism, and Film Politics (1947-1954)
Of course other films were made that on the surface had nothing to do with Communism, HUAC, or even politics and politicians.
  These films have been interpreted as either justifications for cooperating with HUAC and “naming names,” or as allegories about the evils of with hunts and the courage of some people to stand alone against evil and unfairness against the Red Scare.
All these films gave their writers, directors, and producers the ability to deny that they were explicitly about the Red Scare, since one had to interpret them as such.
drhill.tripod.com /ssi3240/pdf/lecture8.htm   (1763 words)

 The Legacy Project - Film Detail
Set between the end of the Japanese occupation of Taiwan in 1945 and the massacre of Taiwanese natives by Nationalist Chinese forces on February 28, 1947, this film follows two lovers as they attempt to build a life together.
The lovers plan an elopement for February 28, 1947, the same day her father has planned for the marriage to Ren-Chang.
This is the infamous date in which Chinese Nationalist troops, fleeing the Communist forces, massacred thousands of native Taiwanese, and the lovers' fates will be tied to the coming tragedy.
www.legacy-project.org /index.php?page=film_detail&filmID=349   (179 words)

 1947 in film - Biocrawler
March 6 - Rob Reiner, actor, comedian, movie producer
March 26 — Dar Robinson, film stuntman (+ 1986)
December 27 - Steven Spielberg, American film director
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1947_in_film   (110 words)

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