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  The Jagiellonian University Film Studies - Alicja Helman, "Polish Film Theory"
In contrast to their Silesian colleagues, the authors of Film i kontekst refer to the very matter of film, analyzing motifs characteristic of cinema in a series of analyses.The authors` basic intention was to locate the filmic motifs within general tradition and to reveal the mechanisms of cultural transformations.
She is convinced that the complexity of the object of film study must be reflected in the complexity of the system of the studies as such.
Treating film mythology as a form of social mythology, Marszalek stresses the coexistence of film myths with stereotypes which together contribute (by means of conceptual collocations and standard symbolic representations) to the emergence of synthetic images, unique ready-made forms which facilitate the identification of reality.
info-poland.buffalo.edu /uj/ujfilm/Film1.htm   (9594 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: 1960 in film
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.
BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 film which tells the story of a call girl who falls in love with one of her customers.
Years in film Breathless was the English language title given to the French film À bout de souffle, (literally, At the end of breath), directed by Jean-Luc Godard and released in 1960, becoming one of the best-known films of the French New Wave.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1960-in-film   (2719 words)

  
 MPAA film rating system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content.
Films that have not yet received MPAA classification, but are expected to, are often advertised with the notice, "This film is not yet rated".
The argument was that X equated with artlessness, and "Henry and June" was intended as a master-work of film: the revision of "X" to "NC-17" was intended to placate the filmmakers' complaints.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/MPAA_film_rating_system   (2329 words)

  
 Inherit/ 1960
The forces at work in the 1960 film, therefore, are less cultural and social than artistic and economic.
Film producers know what appeals to the American movie audience, and the significance of the intellectual debate of the Scopes trial may have been lost on many moviegoers.
Although the film was an entertaining and skillful drama, many of the dichotomies which Lawrence and Lee set up to distinguish between cultural views became distorted in the 1960 film.
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 Grant to Help UI Library Preserve 1960 Instructional Exercise Film
The film, "Iowa Test of Motor Fitness," is believed to be among the first instructional films of its type to be produced in the United States after the 1957 founding of the President's Council on Physical Fitness.
David McCartney, UI archivist, said the film was intended for elementary school teachers and their students in the state to demonstrate proficiency in such exercises as sit-ups, pull-ups, the standing broad jump and the 50-yard dash.
The film is one of 40 films transferred to the IWA in 2000 as part of the records of the UI Department of Physical Education for Women.
www.uiowa.edu /~ournews/2003/november/111303exercise-film.html   (648 words)

  
 Nucleonic Corporation of America Film Badge (ca. 1960)
This film badge was produced by the Nucleonic Corporation of America (NCA) sometime around 1960.
The estimated date of 1960 is based on the fact that this particular design was pictured and described in an advertisement in the July 1959 issue of the journal Health Physics.
Three metal filters were used to account for the film's energy dependence: two of copper and one of lead.
www.orau.org /ptp/collection/dosimeters/NCAfilmbadge.htm   (290 words)

  
 Harvard Film Archive: After the War/Before the Wall: German Film 1945—1960   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Several of his films focused on the ways in which average postwar Germans continued to live their lives exactly as they had before, unaffected by all the country had endured.
Siodmak’s film is based on the true story of a postman who, toward the end of World War II, wrote a letter to Hitler’s minister Hermann Göring, his former schoolmate, asking him to bring the war to an end.
The film premiered at the moment when the first generation of children created by liaisons between German women and American soldiers—many of whom were African American—began entering German schools, creating a public awareness of this situation.
www.harvardfilmarchive.org /calendars/03marapr/afterwar.htm   (2158 words)

  
 Film Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Prospective majors in film studies are advised to satisfy the prerequisites prior to their declaration as majors or before the end of their second year.
Related courses: at least 9 points in other departments, to be chosen in consultation with the film studies departmental representative, notably courses in art history, languages and literatures (with the exception of grammar and conversation), music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts.
The film studies program normally offers two to four courses per term in the evening, and over a three-year period at least ten different courses are offered at night.
www.gs.columbia.edu /bulletin_courses/film_require.html   (488 words)

  
 Film Talk -> Breathless (1960)
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The film's protagonist Michel Poiccard is, like 400 Blows Antoine Doinel, obsessed with the cinema, yet unlike Antoine, who uses this to escape from his troubled family life, Michel models his criminality and cynical outlook on life after hard-boiled heroes such as Humphrey Bogart.
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 Film History of the 1960s
And the largest number of foreign films released in the US in any one year was in 1964 (there were 361 foreign releases in the US vs. 141 US releases).
And by the end of the decade, the film industry was very troubled and depressed and experiencing an all-time low that had been developing for almost 25 years.
To aid the tourist industry and create another attraction, in 1960, the Hollywood Chamber of Congress inaugurated the Hollywood Walk of Fame (bronzed stars in pink terrazzo and surrounded by charcoal terrazzo squares that were embedded in the sidewalks along sections of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street).
www.filmsite.org /60sintro.html   (1624 words)

  
 1921 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
September 5 - At a San Francisco hotel party to celebrate his new $3,000,000 three-year contract with Paramount, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle mortally injures 25-year-old Virginia Rappe during a sexual encounter.
December 4 - The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against actor and film director Roscoe Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.
May 23 - Grigori Chukhrai, Ukrainian film director (d.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1921_in_film   (254 words)

  
 James Madison University - Film Studies
The minor in film studies is designed for students who wish to extend their critical understanding of visual communication and narrative form by studying how movies tell stories, convey information and influence audiences.
Because the program is interdisciplinary, it examines films as both art and entertainment, bringing together the literary traditions of English, the communication perspectives of media arts and design and the performance orientation of theatre and dance.
Together, the aim is to explore cinema’s pictorial “language,” investigate its commercial consequences and evaluate its impact across cultures as a medium for enacting the human story.
www.jmu.edu /catalog/03/interdisc/minors/FILM   (180 words)

  
 1960 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
November 4 - Filming wraps on The Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable (this was the last film either performed in)
November 11 - Stanley Tucci, actor and film director.
January 3 Victor Sjöström, Swedish film actor and director
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1960_in_film   (170 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Psycho (1960)
Hitchcock's legendary horror film is unfortunately a lot less potent if you know the secret of Norman Bates.
Nevertheless, it is a masterpiece for both the director and the genre and has spawned almost as much discussion among critics and viewers alike as greats such as Casablanca.
During the film's initial release, Hitchcock made sure that all the theaters received strict instructions not to let anyone in after the film started rolling.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/psycho.1960.shtml   (162 words)

  
 Silent Era : DVD : Treasures from American Film Archives (1893-1960) Review
The films themselves span the years from 1893, when the infant technology was still experimental and had yet to be formally introduced to the world, through the surprisingly-recent 1985.
Several of the films are preserved from the only known surviving prints or, in the case of a few of these films, the only prints that were ever made.
While all of the surviving films from cinema’s earliest years are unequal in their artistic value, every one of them are equally important in their historic and cultural importance.
www.silentera.com /DVD/treasAmFilmArchDVD.html   (2312 words)

  
 Psycho (1960)
In this film, Hitchcock's gimmicky device, termed a MacGuffin (the thing or device that motivates the characters, or propels the plot and action), is the stolen $40,000 from the realtor's office.
The film's screenplay by Joseph Stefano was adapted from a novel of the same name by author Robert Bloch.
When the film was originally aired in theaters in mid-1960, Hitchcock insisted in a publicity gimmick (a la P.T. Barnum) that no one would be seated after the film had started - the decree was enforced by uniformed Pinkerton guards.
www.filmsite.org /psyc.html   (3229 words)

  
 The Oakland Press: Local News: Restored film debuts in Waterford
Jerry, tall and tan from his years in Florida, estimated the color film - which included scenes of Waterford schools, churches, utilities, industry, truck farms and recreational activities - was shot over three months in 1959.
Standing in the crowd after the film ended, an enthused Elaine Green, 70, who has lived in Waterford since 1955, recognized her house in the film.
Film narrator Brenda McNamara, a volunteer with Media Network of Waterford, said she felt fate intervened in bringing the film and the Willises back to Waterford.
www.theoaklandpress.com /stories/090304/loc_20040903030.shtml   (665 words)

  
 WU Libraries Film and Media Studies
Film Index International A major information resource for entertainment films and personalities produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute.
Bright Lights Film Journal A popular/academic journal with movie analysis, history and commentary looking at classic and commercial, independent, exploitation and international film from a wide range of vantage points from the aesthetic to the political.
National Film Preservation Board A public advisory group to the Library of Congress interested in ensuring the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America's film heritage.
library.wustl.edu /subjects/film   (1835 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Video: Bells Are Ringing (1960)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is truly lovely seeing Judy Holliday (in her final film before succumbing to cancer) kicking up her heels in her acclaimed Broadway role.
On that film she was supposed to be dumb but had an unusual talent for poker cards.
Film fans will remember her as one of the Kansas victims of the two killers in IN COLD BLOOD, and, early on, she played in Fritz Lang's romantic thriller THE BLUE GARDENIA with Nat King Cole and Ann Sothern.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005LMA7?v=glance   (2561 words)

  
 Psycho 1960 The Film That Started It All   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A landmark of terror and suspense this Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece shattered box office attendance records in 1960 and never had so many people fled out of their seats — to afraid to see the climactic ending.
But Paramount unhappy the film was to be lowbrow and filmed in drab fl and white, laid claim to having no studio space available.
Hitchcock decided if Paramount would release the film he would pay for the film to be made at Revue-Universal Studios, where he was currently filming his TV Series.
www.geocities.com /nfb_418/psycho.html   (596 words)

  
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This ground-breaking film won a Special Jury Prize at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival and established its director, Michelangelo Antonioni, as a major international talent.
Catcalls greeted its Cannes Film Festival premiere, but filmmakers and critics recognized the artistic importance of Michelangelo Antonioni's experiments with psychologizing film narrative, and L'avventura (1960) was awarded a special Jury Prize.
Abandoning the kind of cause-and-effect plot line that might be expected in a film about the search for a missing woman, Antonioni instead sought to examine the barren inner lives of the postwar rich; the "adventure" is in the encounters between characters as they attempt and fail to make emotional connections.
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 Moderato Cantabile / 1960 / film review Peter Brook / Jeanne Moreau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is a moving and eloquent study of the psychology of a bored, well-off housewife, trapped in a life of routine and predictability, whilst longing for some danger to give her life meaning.
In the final moments of the film when the housewife’s fantasies are extinguished and that soul is wrenched asunder we are left gasping.
The other striking thing about this film is the photography, which is impressive in its own right, but triumphs because it captures the mood of the subject so brilliantly.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Moderato_cantabile_rev.html   (471 words)

  
 Film Sound History: 60's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In the early to mid 1970's its use was extended to film recording studios and motion picture release prints in order to make films sound better.
The prototype for the IMAX system is exhibited at EXPO '67 in Montreal, Canada, where multi-screen films were the hit of the fair.
The key to the projectors is the "Rolling Loop" film movement devolped by Australian Ron Jones.
www.mtsu.edu /~smpte/sixties.html   (315 words)

  
 Fortunat / 1960 / film review / Bourvil / Alex Joffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The film stars two of France’s acting legends, Michèle Morgan and Bourvil, both of whom are on fine form, with Bourvil in particular giving one of his most sympathetic and captivating screen performances.
The cinematography (which alternates between the intensely sombre and the radiantly sunny) manages to evoke the period in which the film is set.
As a result, the film is far less cosy and complacent than the more conventional studio-bound productions of the period, which in part explains why it still feels so fresh today.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Fortunat_rev.html   (417 words)

  
 Spartacus Home Page - History in Film
She almost certainly was not a Briton as shown in the film.
The film follows the life of the Thracian slave, Spartacus, from his purchase by a trainer of gladiators (Peter Ustinov as Lentulus Batiatus) and his leadership of the revolt (in Part I) to the climactic battle with the Roman Army and his eventual crucifixion at the order of Crassus (Olivier)(in Part II).
If you're a teacher who is interested in using this film and you would like these pages to edit and print as your own, they are all available here as Rich Text Format files in one relatively small WinZip package.
www.historyinfilm.com /spart   (454 words)

  
 Les Godelureaux / The Wise Guys / 1960 / film review / Claude Chabrol / Jean-Claude Brialy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Les Bonnes femmes, Claude Chabrol’s next film was this distinctively New Wave satire, an uninhibited portrayal of human spite and self-destructive delusion.
Although an entertaining film, it appears inconsequential alongside the more notable films which Chabrol made during this period.
Film critics and film historians are still arguing over what the film really means.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Les_Godelureaux_rev.html   (226 words)

  
 Review: Psycho (1960)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When it was initially released in 1960, it was a huge box office hit (there are stories of 3-mile long lines at drive-in entrances), and its popularity has not waned over the last four decades.
Also, Janet Leigh is shown in her underwear on more than one occasion, and, during the famous shower scene, it's possible to see hints of flesh (most of which belong to a body double).
In order to keep this crucial aspect of the film secret and intact when Psycho opened in 1960, there were no advance screenings and no one was admitted to a showing after the feature had started.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/p/psycho.html   (1344 words)

  
 The Rising Eyebrow :: Film :: 1960's
It is a fair comment - I feel - to say that the 1960's was the British cinema hay-day with studios such as Rank and Hammer producing and distributing some wonderful classics including the Carry On's (unique!!) and The Devil Rides out, Dracula series, and Frankenstein series (amogst others).
The fact that Peter Cushing and more recently Christopher Lee have starred in the Star Wars trilogy is a testament to this period of British acting class.
His films during this time included 'Crossplot' and the Saint double episodes - including 'The Fiction Makers'.
www.therisingeyebrow.com /1960s.htm   (282 words)

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