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  Jailhouse Rock - MGM 1957 - Elvis Presley
Stock footage of a prison in Raleigh, North Carolina used previously in the film "Carbine Williams" was approved for use in "Jailhouse Rock"; however, the director did not wish to use a name for the prison.
Sadly, on July 3rd, soon after finishing the film, she and her husband were killed in an automobile accident during a cross-country trip.
The film's premiere was attended by Anne Neyland on October 17, 1957 in Memphis.
www.elvispresley.com.au /elvis/presley/jailhouse_rock.shtml   (1726 words)

  
 Scifilm -- Reviews, KRONOS (1957)
Maybe it's just conditioning: three classes in film studies as an undergrad, and two years in a graduate program where I was force-fed Kenneth Burke and Roland Barthes have left me unable to watch a movie without analyzing it and searching for thematic relevance.
Considering the low budget on the film, the effects are as good as anything featured in any of the bigger-budgeted studio films of the fifties.
As it is, KRONOS is one of the few SF films of the era in which nuclear weapons are shown to only to be virtually impotent in dealing with the menace, but only make it stronger.
www.scifilm.org /reviews3/kronos.html   (2313 words)

  
 A Mitch Davis Film: The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
John Groberg, the film's main character is currently a Seventy; consequently, his friends, family and peers were invited to a screening as a courtesy.
All that for a film made by actors and filmmakers who, although clearly talented, were relatively unknown at the time, in a genre that had not previously existed.
Davis, whose previous film was a 1995 feature for the Disney Channel, "Windrunners," initially thought about making a film about his own missionary experience when a friend suggested that he adapt the novel instead.
www.ldsfilm.com /OSOH/OtherSideOfHeaven.html   (5441 words)

  
 National Film Preservation Foundation - Film Description
These short studies were among over 100 films preserved through the Treasures of American Film Archives project, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thus as the film is projected, the circles' rhythmic patterns seem to travel and grow in intensity through the layering and merging of colors.
It was in San Francisco that Smith became involved with the experimental film scene that revolved around the Art in Cinema screenings at the San Francisco Museum of Art.
www.filmpreservation.org /preserved/filmdesc.php?id=283   (438 words)

  
 BBC News | FILM | Bergman returns to film-making
The 83-year-old, whose last feature film was 1982's Fanny and Alexander, is about to direct a television film, provisionally entitled Anna.
But Bergman, also known for his 1957 film The Seventh Seal, insists this is not a sequel.
He said that he was not even moved by his own films anymore, and that producing another would be too physically demanding.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/1650330.stm   (310 words)

  
 Jailhouse Rock (1957 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 film starring Elvis Presley, as "Vince Everett," an ex-convict working in the music industry.
The film co-starred actress Judy Tyler, who was killed in an automobile accident a few weeks after the film was completed.
The film is most famous for the dance sequence in which Elvis sings the title track while cavorting with other "inmates" through a jail cellblock.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jailhouse_Rock_(1957_film)   (265 words)

  
 Kanal - A film by Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda's 1957 film Kanał is a portrayal of the tragic heroism and the unprecedented suffering of the members of a detachment of Poland's Home, or Underground Army during the Warsaw uprising of August-September 1944.
Although, in the film, Wajda made no reference to the Red Army's neutral posture during the uprising, viewers of the film, familiar with that posture, must have been powerfully reminded of it.
The film was made during one of the "thaws," or relaxations, of the grip in which the Soviet-backed Communist regime held the country.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /classroom/cinema/kanal.html   (1256 words)

  
 National Film Registry, 2003
The list is designed to reflect the full breadth and diversity of America's film heritage, thus increasing public awareness of the richness of American cinema and the need for its preservation.
Among the films named this year:  "Antonia: Portrait of the Woman" Jill Godmillow and Judy Collins' documentary on the life of extraordinary musician-conductor Antonia Brica and her struggles to become a symphony director despite her gender.
Regarding the National Film Registry, Billington observed that the "films we choose are not necessarily either the 'best' American films ever made or the most famous, but they are films that continue to have cultural, historical or aesthetic significance -- and in many cases represent countless other films also deserving of recognition.
www.loc.gov /film/nfr2003.html   (1279 words)

  
 War Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While the method of fighting may have differed, the basic narrative pattern was similar: a group of men from different backgrounds are brought together and in the heat of battle these men grow close, united against the onslaught of the enemy.
Battle of San Pietro documentary film 1944 by John Huston was both poetic and gritty.
Miniver MGM feature film 1942 was propaganda for the home front: "The vicar then ends the movie with a powerful monologue that is to motivate and comfort the villagers.
history.sandiego.edu /gen/filmnotes/warfilms.html   (477 words)

  
 THE BEAT MOVEMENT ON FILM
A COMPREHENSIVE SCREENING LIST
Ray Carney is Professor of Film and American Studies at Boston University and teaches courses on the relation of various forms of American artistic expression.
He curated the film and video component of the Whitney Museum's "Beat Culture" show and is one of the leading authorities on Beat film and the American independent film movement in general.
The film can be compared to Balch's Towers Open Fire as evidence of the problems that arise in attempting to translate the Beat sensibility into a mainstream form of expression.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/CarneyFilms.html   (2320 words)

  
 Loving You - Paramount 1957 - Elvis Presley
Edith Head was the lead designer for this film and 'Loving You' is one of the nine Elvis films the legendary movie costume designer participated in.
Scott is generally regarded as one of the queens of the 'film noir' genre of movies.
Among her hundreds of roles in film and television, two earned her Emmy Award nominations - one for the TV show "James at 15" and another for the TV mini-series 'Eleanor and Franklin'.
www.elvispresley.com.au /elvis/presley/loving_you.shtml   (2339 words)

  
 Vyborg Film Festival 1996
Savva Koulish is a prominent Russian film director and a key figure in the domestic film community.
His last film, The Iron Curtain, is the most expensive and longest 35mm feature produced in the former USSR in the last 10 years.
The film won the Best Actor's Debut at the domestic Sozvezdye Film Festival and the Film of the Year Special Award of the Moscow City Council.
www.filmfestivals.com /vyborg/vynew13.htm   (262 words)

  
 Dark Odyssey
As the film progresses, we see how the kind parents will eventually accept Helen's suitor as worthy, but it is not certain that even Niki's love will deter Yianni from his rendezvous with murder.
Although his film's voyage to a friendly shore took even longer than the fabled voyage of Ulysses, Vasili Kyriakis never gave up on filmmaking, going on to a long and fruitful career as a maker of documentaries.
The film has begun to be shown at film festivals and cultural events interested in understanding how the values of Greek immigrants, their children, and Greek nationals both entwine and compete.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/00/9/dark.html   (1168 words)

  
 San Francisco Film Society
The Film Society and the Presidio Trust present the third annual Film in the Fog outdoor film and music program, to be held on the lawn of the Main Post Theatre in the Presidio.
The 47th San Francisco International Film Festival is set to open on Thursday, April 15, 7:00 pm, at the historic Castro Theatre with Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes, a humorous collection of café conversations on various offbeat topics.
After a long and influential career in film writing, Michel Ciment has been chosen to be the guest programmer for the 46th Film Festival.
www.sffs.org /pt/index.html   (1312 words)

  
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Director Frank Beyer, who has been making films and TV shows since the early sixties, has a firm grip throughout this film, resulting in fine ensemble acting.
Rolf Hoppe handles his role as a retired safecracker who is talked into taking on one last job with a skill and charm that has the audience rooting for the ‘bad guys.’ Politics in war-torn Berlin are ever present, and the ‘good guys’ are bumbling rookie postwar policemen who have replaced ousted Nazis.
His film Spur der Steine (Trace of Stones) was banned by GDR state officials for being “politically inappropriate.” He was not allowed to work as a film director again until his re-emergence in 1974 with Jakob der Lügner (Jacob the Liar), which was nominated for best foreign film at the Academy Awards in 1977.
www.umass.edu /defa/filmtour/break.shtml   (637 words)

  
 Florida Film Festival 2006 [Films - Nights of Cabiria]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After the screening, be sure to join fellow film lovers on the patio at Enzian for wine and cheese, generously provided by your friends from Olive Garden Restaurants.
On the eve of its 50th anniversary, the Florida Film Festival proudly presents the glorious reissue of one of Fellini’s early masterworks, NIGHTS OF CABIRIA.
The gutsy yet gullible heroine is incarnated by Giuletta Masina in a legendary performance that combines the comic pathos of Chaplin’s tramp with the earthy vitality of Anna Magnani, and won her Best Actress at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.
www.floridafilmfestival.com /films/007215.html   (281 words)

  
 IMDb: Cannes Film Festival: 1957   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Faustina (1957) - José Luis Sáenz de Heredia
High Tide at Noon (1957) - Philip Leacock
Notti di Cabiria, Le (1957) - Federico Fellini
us.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/Cannes_Film_Festival/1957   (157 words)

  
 The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), the memorable, epic World War II adventure/action, anti-war drama, was the first of director David Lean's major multi-million dollar, wide-screen super-spectaculars (his later epics included Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965)).
One of a number of Allied POW's, Toosey was in charge of his men from late 1942 through May 1943 when they were ordered to build two Kwai River bridges in Burma (one of steel, one of wood), to help move Japanese supplies and troops from Bangkok to Rangoon.
The film created an additional stir when it debuted on ABC television on September 25, 1966.
www.filmsite.org /bridge.html   (2804 words)

  
 An Affair To Remember (1957) - Film Talk
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We discuss new ideas and explore the world of films in a cordial and respectful manner.
www.film-talk.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=10831   (1961 words)

  
 Bavaria Film GmbH: 1957
O.W. Fischer acts in the films HERRSCHER OHNE KRONE (director: Harald Braun) and HELDEN (director: Franz Peter Wirth).
Kurt Hoffmann films DAS WIRTSHAUS IM SPESSART with Liselotte Pulver in the leading role.
Within the Bavaria Filmkunst AG, a department for culture, documentary, industrial, economic and advertising films is created.
www.bavaria-film.de /index.php?id=602   (151 words)

  
 Florida Film Festival 2006 [Events]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With its uplifting message, brassy humor, and hilarious performances, this film is sure to leave people laughing in their boots, kinky or not.
A fun event built on a Florida theme, this lively brunch is the place to be for the most enthusiastic film lovers.
A volunteer group dedicated to supporting the Florida Film Festival by designing the most successful, exciting, and enjoyable fundraiser in the history of the Festival.
www.floridafilmfestival.com /parties.html   (962 words)

  
 FEDERICO FELLINI’S NIGHTS OF CABIRIA previously at Film Forum in New York City
(1957) “A shabby, aging, dreamy little Roman streetwalker,” a seemingly tough cookie, is hypnotized at a cheap variety show by the magician, and what pours out.
Film Forum is located at 209 W Houston Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue, in New York City.
Independent premieres at Film Forum are selected and programmed by Karen Cooper.
www.filmforum.org /films/cabiria.html   (200 words)

  
 iFMagazine.com News - 1957 ITALIAN FILM SEES U.S. RELEASE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the film will premiere at the Film Forum in New York on June 6, and it will later go national.
The 90-minute AZZURA was the first feature film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.
The film, which is a condensed version of Franco Solinas' short social novel, is set in post-World War II Italy.
www.ifmagazine.com /new.asp?article=1368   (328 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Funny Face (1957 Film): Music: George Gershwin,Roger/ Gershe, Leonard Edens,Adolph Deutsch,Fred Astaire,Ira ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The soundtrack album of the film is a particular delight.
Audrey Hepburn is charming as Jo Stockton, the 'dowdy, bookish intellectual shopgirl' (as she was referred to in the original ad campaign for the film), and sings an affecting version of "How Long Has This Been Going On?", and joins Astaire and Thompson for "Bonjour Paris!", a fast-paced valentine to the City of Lights.
Fred Astaire gives Gershwin's songs his usual warm style and Hepburn delights with her soft unique vocals; however, this cd may not be the best choice for everyone seeking songs from Funny Face.
www.amazon.com /Funny-1957-Film-George-Gershwin/dp/B00000472J   (1282 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Istanbul (1957)
In this film of intrigue, Errol Flynn is a diamond smuggler in the title city.
Although there are some interesting plot twists, the movie fails to build up much steam.
Back to the Film Reviews for the 1950s.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/istanbul.1957.shtml   (38 words)

  
 Cinema and film laws: Cinematograph Films Act 1957
To be established by SI; constitution; payments to makers of British films and Children's Film Foundation.
For [231* successive periods of 52 weeks, the first starting not later than 20 October 1957, levy to be collected by Commissioners of Customs and Excise.
Only summaries of information can normally be published; no specific disclosures without written permission of the company concerned.
www.terramedia.co.uk /law/UK_media_law/CinematographFilms1957.htm   (312 words)

  
 VIA Online: Top Film Festivals in the West
orget edited-for-content airplane films or trying to descramble the Spectravision in your hotel room—real movie buffs hit the road for the West's 100-plus annual film festivals.
The country's oldest film fest (established 1957) is still cutting edge.
The best-attended U.S. film festival has a "secret fest": Viewers sign an oath of silence to screen certain films.
www.viamagazine.com /weekenders/film_festivals02.asp   (206 words)

  
 1957 Chrysler & Imperial Sales Film: "You're On the Test Track"
This film is great viewing for fans of the Forward Look Chryslers and Imperials, and includes extensive road tests conducted at Chrysler's Chelsea Proving Grounds.
FILM CLIP #1: Introduction to the Tests and Cars Involved
The Cadillac's front end is up in the air and its rear is dragging, while the Imperial's springing and the dampening of its Oriflow shocks have already settled the car down.
www.imperialclub.com /Movies/1957Test   (1361 words)

  
 Cinema and Film in Iran
Note: IRMTV is not affiliated in any form with Iran Chamber Society.
Film Producer, Director, Screen Writer, Actor, costume designer...
A promissing feminist film maker in the Iranina cinema.
www.iranchamber.com /cinema/cinema.php   (153 words)

  
 Wikinfo | 1957   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
March 20 - Spike Lee, film director, actor
April 4 - Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director
May 12 - Erich von Stroheim, Austrian film director
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=1957   (911 words)

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