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  Encyclopedia: The War of the Worlds (1953 film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was one of few science films to show a full-fledged invasion by an extraterrestrial army, and World War II stock footage was skillfully used to produce a montage of destruction to show the worldwide invasion, with armies of all nations joining together to fight the invaders.
The 1988 War of the Worlds TV series was essentially a sequel to this film, and employed several elements from the film, including Ann Robinson to reprise her role as Sylvia Van Buren.
The film also features an attempt to use the atomic bomb that fails as well, and in the ruins, a downed streetlight is made to look like the gooseneck of the war machines.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-War-of-the-Worlds-%281953-film%29   (1917 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: 1953 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.
Shane is a 1953 western film which tells the story of a gunfighter who comes to a town and sides with the farmers versus the cattle men.
Stalag 17 is a 1953 film which tells the story of a group of Allied soldiers held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp, who come to believe that one of their number is a traitor.
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 AMNH Library - Special Collections - Film List
This film is a good overall record of an expedition which covered 16,000 miles in northern Africa, showing Moslem architecture and the great variations in people and terrain of the region.
In 1953 and 1954, Robert Cushman Murphy, AMNH ornithologist, filmed bird colonies of coastal Peru and Chile and the outlying islands.
The film depicts a variety of dances (the buffalo, hood, war, eagle, corn, deer and snowbird) performed by Indians of the Tesuque, Taos, Acoma and Santa Clara Pueblos.
library.amnh.org /special/film_list1.html   (6843 words)

  
 Titanic (1953 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film is not to be confused with the movie with the same title made in 1997.
Its plot, like in the 1997 movie, is centered around the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, which took place in April 1912.
The film was a hit and it touched and terrified moviegoers around the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Titanic_(1953_movie)   (217 words)

  
 HERMENAUT: The Club Havana Secret History of Cinema: 1953
The film starts out like a sardonic study of frivolity, but, as Boyer (who gives a remarkably subtle performance) observes at one point, the characters are "only superficially superficial." In the tragic last third of the film, we're surprised to discover just how much depth they have.
This extraordinary little film is one of several out-of-nowhere masterpieces directed during a brief period by Lupino, previously considered "a poor man's Bette Davis" when she was a hardboiled Warner Bros. star in the Forties.
The second feature-length film by one of the greatest directors, this is a study of disturbed, violent, alienated youth in three episodes, one set in Italy, one in France, one in England.
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 Calamity Jane (1953 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1953 film, Calamity Jane is a "Wild West"-themed film It is loosely based on the life of Wild West heroine, Calamity Jane and explores a romance between Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok in the American Old West.
The movie, released in 1953, has many characteristics of other musicals of the same era.
Though the film portrays Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok as lovers, it is unclear whether that was the case in real life.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Calamity_Jane_(musical)   (218 words)

  
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory Film Badge (ca. 1953 — 1957)
An image of the employee's ID number was created on the developed film via a perforated lead foil running across the top portion of the front of the badge.
The badge accommodated two film packs which could be inserted or removed via two slots along the sides of the case.
One film packet, containing NTA film, was used to measure the worker's neutron dose.
www.orau.org /ptp/collection/dosimeters/ornlauxfilm.htm   (387 words)

  
 Publicity Gamesof Film Journalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Especially its new extension, three-dimensional film, is regarded by Donner and Savo as the greatest horror in motion-picture art.
The film critic's responsibility to his readers has clearly grown after the war since the number of films has risen and it has become increasingly difficult for the audience to make decisions.
The responsible film critic does not work for a paper or magazine that publishes pictures and gossip columns that appeal to the lowest instincts of the public and help to maintain the star cult.
users.utu.fi /arikiv/art1/probl.html   (846 words)

  
 Thérèse Raquin (1953)
As in many of his films, the protagonists are victims in a cruel game of fate, cruelly denied the freedom and happiness they struggle to achieve for themselves.
The sombre poetry of Carné’s earlier films is subordinated to suspense drama, reflecting the increasing popularity in French cinema of the thriller genre.
The film’s pessimistic tone is perhaps a little dated by 1953 when the film was released, but it carries an unmistakable sense of conviction, making this a compelling and moving drama.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Therese_Raquin_rev.html   (318 words)

  
 The Caine Mutiny (1954)
The film follows in the long tradition of naval mutiny and court-martial films, such as Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), The Sea Wolf (1941), Treasure Island (1950), and Billy Budd (1962).
The film with the tagline: "Big As The Ocean," was based upon Herman Wouk's best-selling, and 1951 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, from a screenplay by Stanley Roberts.
The truths of this film lie not in its incidents but in the way a few men meet the crisis of their lives.
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 Roman Holiday (1953)
It was one of the better films of the 1950’s; it is one of reputed director William Wyler’s best outings; and has the splendid distinction of introducing the world to Audrey Hepburn — one of the classiest and most beautiful women to ever walk the face of the earth, much less grace the big screen.
Over the course of the film, we see a transformation in Ann, as she realizes the timid and frightened person she was and the type of person that she must become in order to be an effective leader for her people.
The film is properly balanced and contrasted throughout and flaws, while still present (in the form of a few specks and flakes), are very mild considering the age of the master print.
www.dvdmg.com /romanholiday.shtml   (2058 words)

  
 1953   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1953 is a common year starting on Thursday (click on link for the calendar).
1950 1951 1952 - 1953 - 1954 1955 1956
February 19 - Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States.
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 French Culture | Cinema | Clouzot: Wages of Fear (1953)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is also the film that made popular music hall singer Yves Montand into a movie star.
Clouzot's sixth film and the predecessor to his terror classic Diabolique, it was voted the Grand Prize at Cannes in 1953 and Best Film of 1954 by the British Film Academy.
In this version (now on DVD for the first time), the early sequences have their clarity restored, the characters are more fully developed, and the film comes across as being much more political.
www.frenchculture.org /cinema/releases/clouzot/wages.html   (368 words)

  
 STARZ! Cinema Presents 1953 Banned Film SALT OF THE EARTH
As a result, the film was virtually banned from ever being shown in the U.S. for twelve years.
In 1992, SALT OF THE EARTH was among the first 100 films to be placed on the Library of Congress' National Registry of culturally and historically significant motion pictures made in America.
The film never received wide release, but did manage to play briefly in New York and San Francisco in 1954 to critical acclaim before being banned in the U.S. It was released in Canada and in Europe to widespread acclaim, and was briefly reissued in the U.S. in 1965.
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 Film: Mona Lisa Smile
Most of the time, film reviewers are pretty much in step with the paying public … but not always.
But you have to wonder when critics are driven to describe a film as "insulting swill", "as tepid as old bathwater" and "offensive idiocy".
The themes of the film are further developed through the characters of Nancy Abbey, played by the remarkable Marcia Gay Harden, and briefly by Juliet Stevenson who plays the school nurse Amanda Armstrong, dismissed for providing contraceptives to the students.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/film_reviews/article_1485.asp   (781 words)

  
 1953 Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Super Panchro-Press Type B, as its name implys was used as a press film but also for general commercial/industrial use.
Kodak classed panchromatic films as Type A, B, or C. Type A films were the earliest pan films with limited red sensitivity.
I chalked it up to fogged film but am wondering if I had the correct info for the film if I could get images from it.
www.thehelparchive.com /new-536965-81.html   (742 words)

  
 A Panorama of American Film Noir (1941-1953)
Two chapters, "Influences" and "French Film Noir" discuss the role of psychoanalysis and crime films in film noir, as well as noir's influence on the cinematic traditions of Italy, France, and England.
Indeed, it was Gallic mentality that first recognized and recorded the phenomenon, and--if these writers are representative of their ethnic mainstrem--surmised that noir was born of an infusion of angst into the cinematic puritanism of the Anglo nations.
A lengthy, up-to-1979 filmography, which also includes non-American films, has been added to the text--and is of particular interest in listing features not commonly called noir, such as cartoons and sci-fi thrillers.
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 The Slovene film archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Therefore the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia is engaged in the preservation of the archival film material and in the copying on the acetate film tapes.
The point is that after 1974 producers did not transfer their films according to the law.
The copying of non-transferred films is not over yet while the Ministry of Culture has not ensure any financial means in 1996 and 1997 yet.
www.sigov.si /cgi-bin/spl/ars/2333a.htm?language=slo   (229 words)

  
 1953 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1953 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1953 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1953 in film
See also: 1952 in film, other events of 1953, 1954 in film, list of 'years in film'.
September 16 - The Robe debuts as the first anamorphic, widscreen CinemaScope[?] film.
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 Stage to Screen - Julius Caesar
This 1953 version of JULIUS CAESAR is one of Hollywood's more successful screen adaptations of Shakespeare.
In an attempt to be true to Shakespeare's words and intentions, producer John Houseman and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz authentically preserved the characters, actions and themes created by the great playwright, but adapted the drama to the technology of the day and the dynamics of a contemporary audience.
Wanting to strip the film of color and produce a film that aesthetically captures the intensity of personal and political strife, Houseman and Mankiewicz made an excellent choice of imaging in monochromes.
www.turnerlearning.com /tcmbythebook/stage/julius.html   (435 words)

  
 Hollywood Gothique: House of Wax (1953) Review
The enduring reputation of this 3D horror film almost seems designed to debase the definition of the word “classic.” Although entertaining and lavishly produced, HOUSE OF WAX is no masterpiece; if anything, its glossy beauty undermines the horror.
Not only was it the first 3D film from a major studio (Warner Brothers), it was the first horror film shot in the stereoscopic process, and it was one of the few horror films of the period to be shot in color.
While promoting the film, Vincent Price had his only meeting with aging horror film star Bela Lugosi, who was hired to go on a publicity tour for the film’s release: “We went to Chicago to plug the film, and Bela was along,” Price recalled.
hollywoodgothique.com /houseofwax1953.html   (989 words)

  
 Fellini - I Vitelloni (DVD)
The winner of the prestigious Silver Lion Award at the 1953 Venice Film Festival, the film is a brilliant and sharp observation of Italian social life in the 1950's.
Imbued with a romantic pessimism, the film debunks the myth of Casa...
Best Foreign Film Oscar-winner of 1963 is a thinly-veiled biography of director Fellini's struggles to make good movies in spite of the personal demons which plague him off set.
www.moovybuff.co.uk /products/fellini---i-vitelloni-dvd.htm   (647 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: A Panorama of American Film Noir, 1941-1953   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This clairvoyant study of Hollywood film noir is "a ‘benchmark' for all later work on the topic" (James Naremore).
A Panorama of American Film Noir addresses the essential amorality of its subject from a decidedly Surrealist angle, focusing on noir's dreamlike, unwonted, erotic, ambivalent, and cruel atmosphere, and setting it in the social context of mid-century America.
This piece, which is nearly 50 years old, is a wonderful way to explore the genre of film noir from the perspective of an audience member who was experiencing the films when they were released - not in retrospect.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/087286412X   (875 words)

  
 Film Listings Archive:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gallic master of suspense Henri-Georges Clouzot (Le Corbeau, Les Diaboliques) is often called the French Hitchcock; his greatest success came with this legendary 1953 thriller, which won Best Film honours at both Berlin and Cannes, and was perhaps the most widely seen French film of the 1950s.
Its pessimistic vision of the human endeavour is amongst the darkest in French cinema; its swipes at the nasty economic imperialism of U.S. oil companies meant only severely truncated versions were originally released in North America.
One of the most successful French films of all time, it is also one of the most suspenseful ever made.
www.cinematheque.bc.ca /archives/wages.html   (305 words)

  
 Film: War of the Worlds
Orson Welles (broadcast newsreel film): "We know now that in the early years of the 20th century, this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than man's."
Those films were made based on my firm conviction that out there is life off, beyond Earth.
You look at the epic, I mean, it's the biggest film I've ever been a part of, I'm just talking about the scale, not the finance.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/film_reviews/article_1820.asp   (1282 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Ray Bradbury (American Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Waukegan, Ill. A popular and very prolific writer of science fiction, Bradbury skillfully combines social and technological criticism with delightful fantasy.
His best-known work is probably The Martian Chronicles (1950), the tale of the ruin of Martian civilization by greedy and corrupt earthlings, which was made into a film (1966) and a TV miniseries (1980).
Bradbury has also written scripts for plays and films, a detective novel, children's stories, and poetry.
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 Pudovkin, Vsevolod Ilarionovich on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He used new techniques of film editing, particularly intercutting, in his character-centered stories.
His most famous work came at the end of the silent era, with films such as Mother (1925), The End of St. Petersburg (1927), and Storm over Asia (1930).
His theoretical writings, sometimes considered more important than his film work, include Film Technique (tr., enl.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/p/pudovkin.asp   (75 words)

  
 Medialunchbox - Music : Kiss Me Kate (1953 Film Soundtrack)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although I tend to prefer Broadway to film scores, this is a notable exception.
MGM's KISS ME KATE is a fabulous film and for a change is very faithful to the original Broadway show.
It was not only MGM's first film to be released in stereo, it was originally released in 3-D! You'll see things being thrown at the audience throughout the film.
www.medialunchbox.com /ItemId/B0000033MR   (551 words)

  
 Fashion Monitor Toronto - Guide to Toronto Fashion, Style and Nightlife - Steven Spielberg: War of the Worlds Not a ...
Steven Spielberg doesn't want his science fiction film War of the Worlds compared to producer George Pal's 1953 film version, which he refers to as corny.
War of the Worlds movie was based on the original H.G. Wells novel and not the 1953 film version of the story of alien invasion — an important thing to remember before heading to the theaters tomorrow.
Steven Spielberg confirms this take on his film, pointing out that even online fans have speculated that his aliens will move about in the same mechanical tripods that are described in the novel.
toronto.fashion-monitor.com /news.php/toronto_movies/2005070402war-of-the-worlds   (240 words)

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