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  The Ten Commandments (1956 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Ten Commandments is a 1956 epic film from Paramount Studios in VistaVision directed by Cecil B. DeMille, which tells in the broadest Hollywood style the Bible story of Moses (Charlton Heston) as he struggles to get Pharaoh Ramses (Yul Brynner) to let the Israelites leave Egypt.
In 1999, satisfying both audiences, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
The film was adapted by Aeneas MacKenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Ten_Commandments_(1956_movie)   (1106 words)

 The Film Tribune - Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A major exception to this, however, is the prologue of the film, narrated by the reputed journalist Edward R. Murrow, which emphasizes the relevance of Jules Verne's writings in the context of the Cold War and the nuclear age.
Surprisingly enough, the film may never have seen the light of day due to constant funding problems, but became one of the biggest money-makers of its year, and also the crowning achievement of independent producer Michael Todd (better-known for his Todd-AO widescreen process, which was used for the film).
The film's appeal in 1956 was due to its cinematography and colourful escapism, and looks dated now, but it remains worth seeing for the star cameos, and it does sustain a certain naive, light-hearted charm of its own.
www.filmtribune.com /aroundtheworld.html   (1557 words)

 The Ten Commandments (1956)
It was the highest-earning live-action film of the 1950s.
Although a blockbuster, the film reverts to melodramatic style, with great actors adopting static attitudes, postures and gestures.
This commanding film was the epic account of the liberation of the Hebrew people from Egyptian bondage by Egyptian prince Moses (Charlton Heston), born a Hebrew slave.
www.filmsite.org /tenc.html   (384 words)

 Columbus AlivewireD - Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1956 film is enjoying a re-release after being unavailable for more than a decade, and arrives at the Wexner Center this weekend.
Picasso is accompanied on film by the music of prolific composer (and another close friend) Georges Auric (Beauty and the Beast), who adapts the soundtrack to match the tone he finds in the painter's work.
It seems even in the experimental realm of this film, its creators were afraid to rely on just the crunch and swoosh of Picasso's brush hitting the canvas.
www.columbusalive.com /2001/20010322/film2.html   (706 words)

 The Man Who Knew Too Much - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Man Who Knew Too Much is the name of two suspense films, one released in 1934 and the other in 1956, and both directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
In the 1934 film, the main characters are British, their child is a girl and the film takes place in Switzerland and Britain.
The film opens as an American family traveling in Morocco gets mixed up in a plot to assassinate a political leader.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/The_Man_Who_Knew_Too_Much   (301 words)

 DVD Times - Around The World in 80 Days (1956)
His manservant Passepartout in the film is a Mexican (changed from the Frenchman from the book with the casting of Cantinflas) and as such is shown to be an incorrigible chaser of women, forever to be distracted the moment he catches sight of a bit of ankle.
He had left an indelible mark on her, as he did on everyone he met, and it’s something to be thankful for that we have something as tangible as this fine film to remember him by, a film that, with its ambition, bravado, wit and sheer charm is a fitting testament to its creator.
Sibley comes to the film with his commentary already prepared, which means that what it lacks in spontaneity it gains in sheer depth of information that he crams in.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=12673   (2958 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Giant (1956)
Giant's reputation as James Dean's last film -- he died a few days after finishing his work on it -- is at least as large as its 202 minute running time.
Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson are the stars, both wonderful, the latter turning in a fine performance of a complex character critical to the success of the film.
This is one of the earliest films to deal with racism in such depth.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/giant.1956.shtml   (275 words)

 Audiovisual Archives: Mostion Picture Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Films and videotapes documenting Edward Ken­nedy's activities and travels to various countries, appearances on televised news programs, political campaign footage shot for his campaigns for the U.S. Senate, 1962-76, and his 1980 Presidential primary campaign.
Films of John F. Kennedy, his family, and others, produced by, and donated to the library by newsreel companies, film makers, and individuals.
Films and videotape of political speeches, rallies, campaign spot ads, and other footage from state and national campaigns, such as Stevenson-Eisenhower, 1956, as recorded or collected by the Democratic and Republican National Committees.
www.jfklibrary.org /motionpic.htm   (425 words)

 Le Mystère Picasso / Le Mystere Picasso / 1956 / film review / Henri-Georges Clouzot
When the two great men met, the film Clouzot had envisaged took a spectacularly different turn, and the result is one of the most famous and best art films ever made.
In this film, Picasso paints onto a transparent canvas which is filmed from the other side.
Clouzot's film, which won a jury special prize at Cannes, is gorgeous and fascinating; it's also a wee bit silly unless one takes the whole thing ironically, and tacky even if one does.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Le_Mystere_Picasso_rev.html   (1145 words)

 1956   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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October 31 - Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
November 6 - U.S. presidential election, 1956: Republican incumbent Dwight D. Eisenhower is reelected by defeating Democrat challenger Adlai E. Stevenson in a rematch of their contest four years earlier.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/1/19/1956.html   (1065 words)

 "Deconstruct the 1956 film "The Searchers" using the five key concepts. In your discourse, also consider mise-en-scene"
Coursework and Essays: Uncategorised: "Deconstruct the 1956 film "The Searchers" using the five key concepts.
Below is a short sample of the essay ""Deconstruct the 1956 film "The Searchers" using the five key concepts.
From the cleanliness of the homestead and the relationships within it, to the pronounced savagery of the Comanche and their rituals ("Hallelujah!" Clayton screams as he shoots round after round into the tribes) we can see that they are representative of the modern colonizing world.
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 Amazon.com: Video: The King and I (1956)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Based on Margaret Landon's classic "Anna and the King of Siam," this filmed adaptation of the Broadway show is exquisite, with a fabulous cast and extraordinary talent behind the camera as well, with the direction of Walter Lang, choreography by Jerome Robbins, and cinematography by Leon Shamroy.
My favorite moment in the film is when Brynner first puts his arm around Kerr's waist, in the "Shall We Dance?" number, and their chemistry together sizzles more than many of the explicit love scenes we see on the screen today.
What is included in the film however are some of the most loved melodies and lyrics written for the musical stage, and ones that we keep humming long after the show is over.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/630176031X?v=glance   (1805 words)

 'giant' taste of texas - The Daily Texan - Entertainment
When Texans are asked about their favorite Texas film, the answer is one of three distinct responses, usually linked to the generation they were born in.
But the film's most enduring quality is in its stance on intolerance towards Mexican-Americans (played by actual Hispanics as opposed to well-tanned Caucasians), a subplot in the film that can stand alone on its importance to a community that is still neglected today in most films.
If there are any faults to be had, they come in the addition of the copious amounts of production notes and written material, which aren't nearly as informative and hardly as entertaining as the documentaries that rehash the same material.
www.dailytexanonline.com /news/2003/06/10/Entertainment/giant.Taste.Of.Texas-494110.shtml   (653 words)

 Needcoffee.com DVD Review: Giant (1956)
This is nowhere more evident that in the final shot of the film, in which--in case you didn't get it--the point of the film is driven home with a pneumatic tool.
Sure, the film is a decent enough watch--but what fascinates me even more than the big spectacle and the ham-handed story are the performances.
That's not just because this was his last film (he died a couple of days after his portion was wrapped), but because his screen presence is amazing.
www.needcoffee.com /html/dvd/giant.htm   (947 words)

 Biography - A Film a Year :: SatyajitRay.org
The success of Pather Panchali gave Ray total control over his subsequent films; in his numerous functions—writer, director, casting director, composer (since 1961).
Aparajito, his second film, was about his young protagonist's journey towards freedom from his mother's protection and love.
His later films included - Parash Pathar (The Philosopher's Stone, 1958), Jalsaghar (The Music Room, 1958), Devi (The Goddess, 1960), Teen Kanya (Two Daughters, 1961), Kanchenjungha, (1962), Charulata (The Lonely Wife, 1964), Pratidwandi (The Adversary 1970), Shantranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players, 1977), and Ghare-Baire (Home and the World, 1984).
www.satyajitray.org /bio/film_a_year.htm   (177 words)

 Cork Film Festival
It is our view that the short film is a critically neglected art form and the symposium is intended as an intervention to redress this neglect.
A conference will be organised exploring the history, aesthetic and cultural significance of the short film and we now invite proposals for papers on the history of the short, on aesthetic trends, on short film auteurs, on specific exceptional shorts.
During this year's Cannes Film Festival we launched a search for one hundred great short films from throughout the history of cinema, from early silent film to contemporary digital work, encompassing narrative, abstract, experimental, animation, and other forms of the short.
www.corkfilmfest.org /2004/symposiumlink.html   (619 words)

 Cork Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Established in 1956, Cork Film Festival has enjoyed a steady growth in scale, in numbers of admissions and guests, in reputation and in media coverage.
The programme is wide-ranging, an eclectic mix of big budget pictures, world cinema, innovative independent films, documentaries and short films from all over the globe.
E-mail updates as films and other elements of the festival are confirmed.
www.corkfilmfest.org /about/5.html   (285 words)

 MOONRAKER: The "Forgotten" 1956 Film Version? - James Bond 007 - CommanderBond.net - James Bond At Its Best   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The film is said to star Dirk Bogarde as 007, Peter Lorre as henchman Willy Krebs, Brenda Bright as Gala Brand, and Welles himself as Sir Hugo Drax.
The article claims 40 minutes of the film was recently discovered in the estate of the late Rank Organization producer Dayton Mace, along with the complete shooting script.
I must admit that, although it's been fascinating - and often flattering - to follow the various arguments on the web about the article's veracity, I'm somewhat disappointed that people have tended to concentrate on the is-it-real issue, rather than its content.
commanderbond.net /Public/Stories/2323-1.shtml   (618 words)

 Pakistani films in 1956
The first Bengali feature film "Mukh-O-Mukhush" (The Face and the Mask) was released in Dhaka on August 3rd, 1956.
This film was the result of the Bengali language movement of 1952 and an answer to Karachi made Urdu film "Hamari Zaban" last year.
Note: The tally of released Pakistani films on (Pakistan Film Magazine) is without Bengali films but all Dhaka-based Urdu films are included, which were released in (West)Pakistan.
www.mazhar.dk /film/history/50s/1956.htm   (357 words)

 Carousel (1956 Film Soundtrack)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the soundtrack for the 1956 film, MacRae and Jones are in exceptional voice (following their success in 1955's Oklahoma) and the orchestra sounds glorious, but unfortunately some of the numbers were shortened, most notably "If I Loved You." Extensive production notes, an interview with Jones, and a synopsis are included.
An argument might be made for expanded sequences appropriate to CDs longer playing time than the standard L.P. 45min., but possibly only if those sequences were still available in their original studio-recorded, pre release-print mix.
Because of this we notice a slight difference in fidelity between the released and unreleased cuts.
www.motorcycle-boots.net /prod/B00005A7XD/Carousel_(1956_Film_Soundtrack).html   (940 words)

 Chicanos/Latinos in Film and Television: A Short Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
A study of films made in the United States and Mexico throughout the 20th century shows the border region, as expressed in film, remains hostage to the conflict, conquest, and distrust that exist beneath a veneer of accommodation.
These films are self-conscious studies of the directors' principles in which union struggles serve as the vehicle for narrative analogies that express differing philosophies about a key tension in the American identity--that between individualism and community.
Because these films represent the creation of meanings at two different synchronic sites within the culture, they officer opportunities to inspect how their messages are historically and culturally determined and how they are like, or unlike, the cultural memory of our own time.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/LatinoBib.html   (9351 words)

 How to process Ansco Supreme 616 film- from 1956!
Because the film is 50 years old, I am expecting some fog to show up when I develop the rolls, but the possible poor quality of the camera and this old film might be fun to play with, rather than the sharp quality that happens with my modern cameras!
Assuming that's a fl and white film (and it most likely is), the original processing is likely to have been D-76 stock solution for 17 minutes at 68F.
I recently was given 5 rolls of film from the 50's to develop: 4 rolls of Verichrome (not Pan), and one roll of un-named panchromatic film.
www.photo.net /bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00BSGf   (663 words)

 phorum - Bad Movies - Indestructible Man (1956)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN (1956) - The film feels more like a poverty row film from the 40's, except they attempt some interesting scenes with the elevator, trolly incline, and sewers of L.A. that kinda remind you of some of the true b/w classics like THE THIRD MAN. The film is ok. Lon Chaney Jr.
The whole film is narrated like a episode of Dragnet and the soundtrack of orchestra music will drive you nuts.
Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law and are property of the film copyright owners.
www.badmovies.org /bbs/read.php?f=2&i=57115&t=57115   (234 words)

 CBC News:Bush satire wins top Cannes film prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Michael Moore's film satirically skewers George W. Bush for stealing the 2000 presidential election and then being on perpetual sporting holidays while ignoring warnings about extremist threats before the September 11 attacks.
Some critics argue Moore's "Bowling for Columbine", a film about a high-school shooting that won an Oscar in 2003, is a much better film.
The film, shown to a lengthy standing ovation earlier this week does not have a distributor in the U.S. The Walt Disney Company has refused to allow its subsidiary, Miramax, to release the film in the U-S because of its political content.
cbc.ca /stories/2004/05/23/moore040522   (433 words)

 Leslie Cheung, 1956-2003 | PopMatters Film Feature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the film's denouement, Jim is standing on the ledge of a building.
His next film, 1997's A Chinese Ghost Story (Sinnui yauman) was a wildly popular period piece that solidified his status as a leading man.
His film career paralleled the golden age of Hong Kong cinema of the late '80s and early '90s, along with the rise in popularity of Cantonese stars like Jet Li, Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, and directors John Woo, Tsui Hark, and Peter Chan.
www.popmatters.com /film/features/030508-cheung.shtml   (1292 words)

 B&G Supper Shopping Mall :: The King and I (1956 Film Soundtrack)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The one advantage to soundtrack recordings of film versions of Broadway musicals is access to large studio orchestras and Hollywood's best arrangers and orchestrators.
Many of the Songs were written for this story and have no meaning outside of the context of the film.
Yet many people can relate to where they were when they saw the film or have been in similar situations and the songs match their life.
www.blogndiscuz.com /B00005A7XC/The_King_and_I_1956_Film_Soundtrack.html   (1263 words)

 Artist Biographies - Freedom on the Fence, The Polish Poster
Born in Poznań and studied in the Faculty of Architecture at the Poznań Technical University.
Born in Warsaw and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the Department of Graphic Arts and Posters in the studio of Henryk Tomaszewski.
He was the originator of the "Theater of Drawing." Major Awards: International Biennale of the Arts, Sao Paulo 1973, award; Cannes Film Festival 1974, film poster award; International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Silver Medal 1974, 1978; International Film Festival, Chicago, film poster Gold Plaque 1979, film poster competition Silver Hugo 1982.
oregonstate.edu /freedomonthefence/abios.html   (780 words)

 Friendly Persuasion (1956)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The film is episodic but has the flow of a peaceful river; only the late raid by Confederates which causes Perkins to abandon pacifism and Cooper to be sorely tempted to kill momentarily deflect the course of the family's honesty.
The family farm receives unwelcome guests-- raiders, among whom Mcguire risks her life to save their obnoxious pet goose; other incidents various family members survive include church meetings, a visit to the widow Hudspeth and her daughters (a lady portrayed by stalwart Marjorie Main), a County Fair, the temptation of an organ, and others.
The script develops West's stories exactly; she supervised the film; but the lion's share of the credit goes to William Wyler, who produced and directed this masterwork.
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