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  Cinderella (1950 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the film, a young girl abused by her stepmother and step-sisters is still able to go the ball and win her prince, with the help of a fairy godmother, a half dozen mice, and a pumpkin.
The film was directed by Clyde Geronomi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson, adapted from the fairy tale "Cinderella", drawing primarily from the version by Charles Perrault.
Luckily, the film was a big hit, allowing Disney to carry on producing films throughout the 1950s (both animation and live-action alike) while other studios were cutting back in terms of output and quality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cinderella_(1950_movie)   (686 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Sunset Boulevard (1950 film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1998 it was ranked number twelve on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best American films of the 20th century.
The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress.
The American Film Institute is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1965 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sunset-Boulevard-%281950-film%29   (1183 words)

  
 Quicksand (1950 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quicksand is a 1950 film starring Mickey Rooney.
The fl-and-white thriller tells the story of a young man who "borrows" $20 from a cash register to go on a date with a blonde.
The film was shot on location at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California, USA.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quicksand_(1950_film)   (147 words)

  
 Talk:Sunset Boulevard (1950 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I changed this from Sunset Boulevard (1950 movie) because having the date as part of the name was not necessary.
Understand the thinking behind using the "red blood" poster but I have so little respect for studio marketing departments that preserving the historical accuracy of their efforts is seldom of interest to me (there are many exceptions to prove the rule, though).
I've created a page for the 2006 film under Sunset Boulevard (2006 film), so believe it is only proper that this page be changed to Sunset Boulevard (1950 film).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Sunset_Boulevard_%281950_film%29   (1687 words)

  
 Encyclopedia topic: Broken Arrow (1950 film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Broken Arrow was the name of a western (A film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development) released in 1950.
The film was nominated for three Academy Award (An annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance) s, and won a Golden Globe award (additional info and facts about Golden Globe award) for Best Film Promoting International Understanding.
It made history as the first Western (A film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development) to side with the Indians (A member of the race of people living in North America when Europeans arrived).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/br/broken_arrow_(1950_film).htm   (244 words)

  
 Argonne National Laboratory Film Badge (ca. 1950)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Approximately two thirds of the film packet was covered with a cadmium filter.
With the exception of a square window for betas and low energy photons, the rest of the badge was made of tin.
In the early to mid 1950s, other national laboratories began using plastic badges with multiple filters (e.g., copper, cadmium and lead) to evaluate the effective energy of the gamma rays and x-rays.
www.orau.org /ptp/collection/dosimeters/argonne.htm   (133 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: 1950   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1950: Events Arrow Air is founded March March 20 - Royal Air Force Avro Lincoln bombers are sent to Singapore to be used against the Communist guerillas of Malaya in the Malayan Emergency.
The 1950 Football World Cup is the only one which never had a single final match.
It was decided to use the 1949 - 1950 British Home Championship as a qualifying group, with whoever finished first and second qualifying.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1950   (1087 words)

  
 Korean Movie Reviews for 2000: JSA, The Foul King, The Isle, Barking Dogs Never Bite, Chunhyang, Peppermint Candy, and ...
The film is structured as a 'story within a concert' where we move between shots of the performer and the story he narrates; and unlike many narratives of this kind, the 'story' and its 'frame' interact to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
The repetition that any film crew must suffer through in take after take and that directors and film editors must endure in re-viewing scene after scene is used nicely as we see scenes and dialogue repeated from different angles and different chronological moments.
I think most would agree that the film's biggest strength is the flashback, with actors Song Kang-ho and Lee Byung-heon excelling in their roles.
koreanfilm.org /kfilm00.html   (8727 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Broken Arrow (1950 film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Broken Arrow was the name of a western released in 1950.
The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, and won a Golden Globe award for Best Film Promoting International Understanding.
We Were Soldiers is a 2002 war film that dramatized the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Broken-Arrow-(1950-film)   (665 words)

  
 Destination Moon
This film is a good measure of how SF film changed over the years, as it is the same subject matter as Le Voyage Dans la Lunes and Die Frau Im Mond.
Unlike Melies' film, Destination Moon is serious, scientifically correct and realistic, as a great amount of attention was paid to technical detail.
It is more serious than the films that come before it, and attempts to be even more scientifically correct and realistic.
www.umich.edu /~umfandsf/film/films/destination_moon.html   (163 words)

  
 ufo - UFOS at close sight: The Great Falls, Montana UFO Color Film August 15, 1950
In 1950, he is the manager of the minor league base ball team the "Selectrics" in Great Falls and a sports commentator on the local radio, considered as an honest and reliable person by the community.
In the Project Blue Book 1950 report, it is mentioned that he estimated their speed to be about 200 mph when the objects left, while in the Project Blue Book report of 1952 this estimated speed is given as being higher than 400 mph.
The interesting characteristic of film is that the brightness of the objects flying has a constant appearance, which precisely would not be so if this brightness was caused by a reflection of the sun.
ufologie.net /htm/montana50.htm   (3397 words)

  
 Hollywood Looks to Film Preservation
Until about 1950, all motion pictures were shot and projected with film stock that used a cellulose nitrate base.
In 1950, nitrate film was gradually replaced with what is commonly called safety film, which uses a less-volatile acetate base.
And the UCLA Film and Television Archive with its 220,000 titles is second only to the Library of Congress's 300,000 films and 350,000 TV programs.
www.welcometosilentmovies.com /news/newsarchive/preservation2.htm   (834 words)

  
 Narrative Innovations in Film Noir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Film Noir is often innovated in narrative techniques.
The film opens with Walter Neff (MacMurray) arriving at his office in the middle of the night and delivering into a dictating machine his confession for killing a man—“for money (pause) and for a woman.” These words trigger a flashback that is occasionally narrated by his voice-over confession.
In “Detour” the male protagonist’s voice over persistently addresses an impersonal “you”—giving the spectator the impression that he or she is the person spoken to—and assumes that the listener is smug, unsympathetic, and unbelieving.
www.moderntimes.com /palace/inv_noir.htm   (663 words)

  
 Film Festivals . com - People
Set in the 1950's the film is about an exclusive school for young men run by bullies that subjugate their peers while teachers and staff look the other way.
Erik (Andreas Wilson) stands up to his tormentors and earns the name 'Rat'.The film is an adaptation of the semi-biographical novel by Jan Guillou, one of the most popular writers in Sweden.
The film has been seen by 900,000 viewers in Sweden since its premiere on September 26, ten percent of the population.
www.filmfestivals.com /cgi-bin/shownews.pl?obj=ShowNews&CfgPath=ffs/filinfo&Cfg=news.cfg&news=general&text_id=25492   (332 words)

  
 Film Sound History: 50's
The fifties were a time of tremendous innovation in film and picture formats.
On September 30, 1952, the film This is Cinerama premiered as the first Cinerama film.
The sound was handled by a 35mm magnetic full-coat piece of film run in interlock with three projectors for the 75-foot long, 146 degree curved screen.
www.mtsu.edu /~smpte/fifties.html   (640 words)

  
 The Amelia Earhart Library and Film Festival
The film is best viewed now as a clever piece of war propaganda and for its revelation that everyone of Japanese descent is a spy.
The film shows notable restraint in dramatizing the disappearance with and Itasca-centric point of view, yet throws in an (unconsummated) affair with Paul Mantz.
In addition to these monuments to the art of film, a variety of TV shows have featured episodes on Amelia through the decades.
www.tighar.org /TTracks/12_2/film.html   (1014 words)

  
 Los Olvidados / The Young and the Damned / 1950 / film review / Luis Buñuel / Luis Bunuel
Made in the style of the Italian neo-realists, with non-professional actors and natural locations, the film is uncompromisingly brutal and pessimistic in its depiction of a group of hopeless wretches who are destined to live and die in squalid obscurity, deprived of even the most basic benefits afforded by modern society.
The sickening cruelty displayed by the film’s “heroes” as they torment and destroy without conscience is matched by the equally grotesque society which has bred them.
Not only is this sequence stunningly filmed, it is laden with many layers of symbolism and serves as a coda for the entire film.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Los_Olvidados_rev.html   (539 words)

  
 D.O.A.
The portrayal of an innocent John Q. Public suffering punitive consequences due to a seemingly minor transgression is an essential film noir theme of the 1940's and early 1950's.
The film opens with the camera trailing the back of Frank Bigelow (Edmund O'Brien) as he walks into the L.A. Homicide bureau accompanied by the somber Dimitri Tiomkin score.
O'Brien was a veteran of many film noirs (Act of Murder, 711 Ocean Drive, The Hitchhiker, Shield for Murder among others) and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his portrayal of a (you guessed it) frenetic press agent in The Barefoot Contessa.
www.filmmonthly.com /Noir/Articles/DOA/doa.html   (1372 words)

  
 The Nick Schager Film Project: Los Olvidados (1950): A
The film, which earned Buñuel a much-deserved Best Director prize at 1950’s Cannes film festival, begins with the director’s voiceover proclaiming that the film does not seek to posit solutions to the (then-burgeoning) problem of youthful delinquency, and it holds true to that promise.
Still, despite its unwillingness to succumb to preachy sentimentality, Buñuel’s film is heartbreakingly sympathetic to its pint-size ne’er-do-wells, whose troublesome antics are positioned as the unavoidable consequence of unloving and uncaring upbringings.
The film’s ever-present farm animals come to represent innocence (Pedro’s murder of a hen while at reform school is a confused psychological repetition of his mother’s abuse), while milk, championed as a holy, revitalizing agent by numerous characters, becomes a symbol of the maternal love the kids have been denied.
www.nickschager.com /nsfp/2004/03/los_olvidados_1.html   (757 words)

  
 Harvey (1950)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The best scene to look for is as Mr Dowd is sitting in the alley behind the bar speaking to the Doctor and nurse and the use of shadows and indirect lighting bring a strength to the scene that is usually only noted for Citizen Kane.
Stewart is so great in so many films and this is among his best roles.
They should not remake this film, but if they did the only acceptable actor would be Tom Hanks.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0042546   (384 words)

  
 205: Film to 1950   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In this course, we will trace the evolution of motion pictures from their invention to 1950 by viewing, analyzing and discussing significant American and international films from this period.
Our discussions will focus on formal and social aspects of film, looking at the ways in which meaning is conveyed through film and how the art form presents ideas about culture and humanity.
We will also look at the increasing sophistication with which such messages are sent in film as we trace the development of the art form.
english.fullcoll.edu /courses/engl205F.htm   (96 words)

  
 Film and Processing Forum: Developing 1950 s film
They are going to need some type of developer that will boast the contrast as they have surely fogged a lot in the last 50 years.
The results were fine, but the film was "only" thirty years old.
620 film has the same length and all as regular 120 film, only the spools have a different size.
www.photo.net /bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00CbZP   (384 words)

  
 Field Of Dreams (1989)
The film is almost dreamlike (aided by the mystical score by James Horner).
He also meets with a small town doctor, Dr. "Moonlight" Graham (Burt Lancaster in his final theatrical film role), a rookie player who years earlier yearned to make it into the major leagues, but whose pro baseball career was limited to only one inning.
The film climaxes with Ray's reconciliation scene with his dead father.
www.filmsite.org /fiel.html   (530 words)

  
 ORNL Ring Film Badge (ca. 1950 - 1955)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The film (DuPont 502) is sandwiched between two 1 mm thick cadmium disks with a small hole in their centers.
0.5 mm thick) that the center of the film will respond to betas as well as gamma rays and x-rays.
The purpose of the cadmium disk is to reduce the over-response to low energy photons.
www.orau.org /ptp/collection/dosimeters/ornlring.htm   (171 words)

  
 Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A film such as this allows us to stop being spoon-fed, and lets us pick and choose what we want from the story, from the film.
I think this film is what it is too - a look at the life of an average family (perhaps an above average number of children - but even that wasn't all that rare).
Enjoy this film - but please, be prepared to leave your glasses smudged with 2004 politics and standards behind - this is a treasure where we can get a glimpse of the type of characters that lived with our grand parents, great grand parents, and the like.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0042327   (756 words)

  
 Foster on Film - Film Reviews Aliens 1950-1954   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I suppose audiences, who had little acquaintance with either clever sci-fi films (not that many had been made yet), or the written word, could be pulled in by the nearly invisible plot, but anyone literate should have been horrified by what had been done to one of the important stories of the genre.
The simple story is filmed to generate as much paranoia as possible; the monster is unseen for most of the movie while the humans are confined in buildings with no escape.
Since this is the '50, and viewing communists...ummm, I mean aliens...sympathetically is evil, the lead scientist is given the view that the alien is superior because it lacks emotion and sex; it would be better for all the humans to die if that would allow the alien to live.
home.comcast.net /~fosteronfilm/revaliens50.htm   (2169 words)

  
 1950 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1950 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1950 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1950 in film
See also: 1949 in film, other events of 1950, 1951 in film, list of 'years in film'.
February 15 - Walt Disney Studios' animated film Cinderella debuts.
www.encyclopedian.com /19/1950-in-film.html   (85 words)

  
 ufo - UFOS at close sight: The Great Falls, Montana UFO Color Film August 15, 1950, the film
Sure enough, but this is not about a PC video but about a color film of 1950.
You can read "Montana - August 15, 1950" on the first line, the second line is much more blurry, it starts with (c), and the rest might be something like "Project Blue Book" or anything of the sort.
Is it correct that the 3 frames filmed seemingly from the bottom of the water tower are not in the known footage?
ufologie.net /htm/montana50vid.htm   (729 words)

  
 La ronde / Roundabout / 1950 / film review / Max Ophuls
The brevity of the individual segments of the film does not impair the quality of the characterisation or acting performance, and there are some very impressive moments, particularly the scenes with Jean-Louis Barrault (best know for his role in Les Enfants du Paradis) and Simone Signoret (Les Diaboliques and Casque d’Or).
The film is surprisingly — for a film of its age — pretty explicit about the sexual proclivities of the aristocracy and military men.
Another strong point is Oscar Straus’s musical score, particularly the raconteur’s merry-go-round ballad which accompanies the film throughout, not unlike the cheery music of a real merry-go-round in a fairground.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_La_ronde_rev.html   (368 words)

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