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 Joshua Logan's "Fanny" vs Pagnol's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 1961 film came to the screen via a Broadway version, so Logan and company cannot be blamed for the adaptation; they apparently were merely presenting what movie audiences expected to see when a stage version already had a reputation.
The 1961 film sunders this aspect of the original entirely by making Fanny's son be a mere eight years old at the time of the death of Panisse (the elderly merchant who had married Fanny after she had begun carrying Marius's child).
In the 1961 version, Panisse (played by Maurice Chevalier) is alive at the time of the search for Marius; in the original, it had been Panisse's death early in the third installment that had led to the revelation of the false paternity and the search that followed from this knowledge.
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 Misty (1961 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Misty is the name of a 1961 film based upon Marguerite Henry's award-winning children's book Misty of Chincoteague, published in 1947.
Set on Virginia's coastal island of Chicoteague on the Delmarva Peninsula, it was largely filmed on-location.
The year after the film was released, a winter storm, one of the worst Nor'easters to ever occur there, struck.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Misty_(1961_film)   (423 words)

  
 El Cid (1961)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This was the kind of film that 70mm was made for.
When one king challenges El Cid's monarch, Heston volunteers to fight to the death to determine the fate of the city of Calahorra, and at the same time vindicate himself of the treason he was accused of by Loren's father.
It is here that one of the great battle scenes takes place, actually filmed in the shadow of the walled city of Peniscola on the coast of Spain.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0054847   (777 words)

  
 Audiovisual Archives: Mostion Picture Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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)

  
 Brian De Palma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the generation of film directors, a distinct pedigree who either emerged from film schools or are overtly cine-literate.
Following a disastrous Hollywood foray, in which his next film was reedited by Warner Bros., De Palma returned to independent film.
His films also frequently feature characters changing their hair colour from blonde to brunette and vice versa.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Brian_de_Palma   (591 words)

  
 Maya Deren
Alongside the various thematic motifs in her films (psychological states, sexuality, surrealism), she is recognised for her work in theorising film form, and exploiting notions of space, time and movement on film.
The film is rich in mythological references, to which the film maker adds her own layer of meaning.
She never completed the film of the same name which she worked on, but this was edited after her death by her widower Teiji Ito and his second wife Cheryl.
www.bringinithome.co.uk /deren.htm   (725 words)

  
 Political Film Society - The Tunnel (Der tunnel)
Some spies and counterspies died, of course, but a major battlefront was in Berlin after the wall was erected in 1961.
The film The Tunnel (Der tunnel), an expurgated version of a three-hour German television production directed by Roland Suso Richter, is an account of an effort to build an escape route from West Berlin into East Berlin.
Much of the early part of film develops the personalities of the tunnel diggers and their families on the other side of the Berlin Wall, but the most gripping part of the movie is the digging and the efforts to avoid detection by East German authorities, as personified by Oberst Kruger (played by Uwe Kockisch).
www.geocities.com /~polfilms/tunnel.html   (479 words)

  
 The Human Condition (film trilogy)
The first film in the trilogy is No Greater Love; the film was released in 1959.
The second film in the trilogy is The Road to Eternity; the film was also released in 1959.
The final film in the trilogy is A Soldier's Prayer and was released two years later, in 1961.
www.1bx.com /en/The_Human_Condition_(film_trilogy).htm   (131 words)

  
 "The 1961 Beatles Film" by Richard Porter
It is the earliest known film of the Beatles and pre-dates the previously known earliest film (of the Fabs at the Cavern) by over 18 months.
Although the current owner didn't know when the film was shot, it has been possible to date the film by focusing in on a Valentine's Day heart that appears fleetingly.
In the historic film, the Beatles are wearing leather clothes which were inspired by Stu's fiancee Astrid and her friends.
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 Peyton Place (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the core of its plot are three women - Constance Mackenzie, who has shielded the truth about her past from daughter Allison, an aspiring author, and Selena Cross, a "good" girl living on the "wrong side of the tracks."
A major box office hit, Peyton Place was the second highest grossing film of 1958.
A less successful sequel, Return to Peyton Place, was released in 1961.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Peyton_Place_(film)   (321 words)

  
 1961 in film - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson's the Lord of the Rings.
A fond introduction by Tom Hanks opens the book, but its multifaceted pleasures spring from the love of author Maria Cooper Janis, who clearly felt it was a...
Inventing Vietnam: The War in Film and Television (Culture and the Moving Image)
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 101 Dalmatians (1961)
The film was something of a departure for Disney in that it utilized a more cartoony, less realistic style of animation; no, the strokes weren't as broad as those we'd see from wilder shorts such as those from Warner Bros., but Disney's typically more naturalistic approach was not on view.
By no stretch of the imagination would I state that the film lacks heart - the interactions of the dogs can be touching at times - but it's clear that the emphasis is on broad humor and thrills, not on warmth and tenderness.
IMDB indicate that the film was shot 1.37:1 but "intended" to be seen 1.75:1.
www.dvdmg.com /101dalmatians.shtml   (1223 words)

  
 The Virginia Film Festival :: Press
The film blurs the boundaries between documentary and drama.
Thom Andersen’s film is a documentary homage to the cinematic history of LA that is at once elegiac and elated.
For more information on how to become a member of the Virginia Film Society or to view the full spring season schedule, please visit the Film Society page.
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 Film History of the 1960s
His most acclaimed film at the time was the chilling, political spy thriller/fl comedy based on Richard Condon's novel The Manchurian Candidate (1962).
It was a stark fl-and-white film that starred Laurence Harvey as a Korean War hero/veteran ("the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known...") who was brain-washed by the Communists, and upon his return to the US was programmed to kill on command and attempt a political assassination.
His next film was one of the most whimsical of the late 60s films that symbolized the anti-war, counter-cultural movement.
www.filmsite.org /60sintro3.html   (1839 words)

  
 Film Adaptation:  Lolita
While the film and book are both excellent and are worthy of consideration as works of art, the story of the process of the adaptation is as interesting as the texts themselves.
The credits for the film list Nabokov as the screenwriter, but Kubrick departed so significantly from the author's work that Nabokov published his own version of the Lolita screenplay.
The piece serves to balance the debate between Nabokov and Kubrick, and it emphasizes the explicit alterations made between the text and the film.
www.nv.cc.va.us /home/bpool/dogwood/case/lolita.html   (316 words)

  
 UNCW Film Studies Department
Film history, aesthetics, theory and criticism; American cinema; cognitive film theory; Hollywood films of the 1970s; film genre; John Cassavetes; Martin Scorsese; theater and cinema.
My courses focus on aesthetics, which is the study of what people in fact value about art (the pleasure it gives them) as opposed to what people typically feel they ought to value about it (its meaning).
Regularly Taught Courses: Introduction to Film Study, American Cinema 1927-1960, American Cinema Since 1961, Film Noir, Hollywood Films of the 1970s, Cognitive Film Theory, Theater and Cinema, Shakespeare.
people.uncw.edu /berlinert/berliner.htm   (650 words)

  
 The Misfits (1961)
The Misfits (1961) is a poignant drama about the death of the old West, from director John Huston and screenwriter Arthur Miller (who was briefly married to star Marilyn Monroe from 1956-1960, wrote the film for her, and experienced a disintegrating marriage during the film's production).
A film retrospective was made by director Gail Levin over 40 years later, titled Making the Misfits (2002), featuring interviews with Arthur Miller and star Eli Wallach and archival photographs.
The minor classic film concerns a troubled ex-stripper and divorcee Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) in Reno, Nevada for a quickie divorce.
www.filmsite.org /misf.html   (628 words)

  
 Lola / 1961 / film review / Jacques Demy / Anouk Aimee
This is a quaint film, in the mould of the New Wave in which director Jacques Demy was to thrive.
Throughout the film, one feels that one is sailing leisurely along in the white Cadillac of the mysterious stranger which opens the film.
Still, this is a pleasing film to watch and one that is very, very evocative of the New Wave era of French cinema.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Lola_rev.html   (317 words)

  
 NBC10.com - News - What Is The 'Lost Facenda Film'?
The 1961 documentary film you're watching on NBC10.com, 'Dead End 1975?" is truly a "lost film" that was recently found by several strokes of luck and restored to its original condition.
The third film, we determined, was the second half of a special called "Dead End 1975?" that was mentioned on the first promotional film we found.
In addition to the film supplied by Charlie Churchman and Jack Facenda, we found a 5-minute clip, on the 1961 promotional film, of a Facenda documentary on the plight of migrant workers in New Jersey.
www.nbc10.com /news/3919951/detail.html   (713 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Yojimbo (1961)
The story has been told in movies several times -- in A Fistful of Dollars as a gritty western, in Karate Warriors as a martial arts film, in The Warrior and the Sorceress as a swords-and-sorcery fantasy, and not until Last Man Standing in novel's original setting.
Kurosawa is a master of filming adventure stories with themes of honor and justice, and Yojimbo is one of his most beloved movies, with fights, chases, and schemes aplenty, and enough time in between and during for building compelling nuanced characters.
The cinematography is gorgeous and helps establish a unique flavor that is just right for this story: though the town is build out in the middle of a desert, the realm of the character themselves feels claustrophobic.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/yojimbo.1961.shtml   (290 words)

  
 The Children's Hour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film version
The play was made into a 1936 film, but the Hayes Commission forced the nature of the affair to be changed into a heterosexual love triangle, and would not allow the film to keep the same name as the controversial play it was based on; the title was changed to These Three.
In 1961 the play was again brought to the screen, this time with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine in the main roles.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/The_Children's_Hour   (352 words)

  
 1961 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March issue, this was the first "upside-up" year—i.e., one that looked the same upside down—since 1881, and the last until 6009.
John F. Kennedy inaugurated as President of the United States in January 1961
January 2 - Todd Haynes, American film director
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1961   (2956 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Film | Reviews | Innocents (1961)
By far one of the best horror films of all time - certainly one of the best ghost stories ever filmed.
For the same reason it may not be embraced by all today who like their movies (especially their horror movies) rough and unambiguous.
However, if you like to be drawn into a film on a deeper level - you can get no better than this 1961 feature.
film.guardian.co.uk /Reader_Review/0,4163,-77279,00.html   (215 words)

  
 1961 In Film Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 Viridiana / 1961 / film review / Luis Bunuel / Luis Buñuel
The film was also one of his most controversial, being banned in Spain immediately after it won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival, and creating a scandal in Italy, where an order was issued for Buñuel's arrest if ever he set foot in the country.
Viridiana’s own small attempts to do good are a spectacular failure compared with Jorge’s lesser attempts, the difference being that Viridiana is doing good as a conscious effort to follow her religious beliefs, whereas Jorge is governed by basic humanitarian responses (for example, the scene where he rescues an ill-treated dog).
Honest the film may be; subtle, it is not.
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 George Kennedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
George Kennedy (born February 18, 1925 in New York City, New York) is an American actor who has appeared in over 200 film and television productions.
He is widely familiar as Joe Patroni in the Airport series of disaster movies from the 1970s, or more recently as Captain Ed Hocken from the Naked Gun trilogy.
Kennedy began his film career in 1961 in The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.
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 1962 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years.
December 15 - Charles Laughton, stage and film actor
This page was last modified 15:41, 15 October 2005.
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 divers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the last half hour of the film she is never out of her wetsuit as she tries to escape the dragons nest.
Near the end of the film when the undersea base is crumbling, Karen is seen briefly in full wetsuit, and gear awaiting rescue..
In One segment of this film Jennifer goes SCUBA diving clad in a bikini with Donald Sutherland.
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 1961 In Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Demy had lacked the money to make his debut feature, Lola (1961), scored by Legrand, into a musical.
For instance, 1961 became a watershed year in terms of fodder for future...
of Comics" in 1961 could have been titled "Amusing Four" or "Fun in a Cheesy Bill Bixby-as-the-Incredible-Hulk Kind of Way Four." Much of the film is played...
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 Boxoffice Magazine [LA DOLCE VITA (1961) Film Review]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Whether the viewer regards "La Dolce Vita" as being shocking, sordid, sexy or moralistic, there can be no denial that it is a picture that reaches perfection in its technical and artistic presentation.
Among them are a suicidal mistress, a nymphomaniac heiress, a Hollywood film star, two lying children who claim they have seen the Virgin Mary, a degenerate nobility, a murderous intellectual and scores of writers, artists, parasites and other apathetic characters.
Needless to say, the film is strictly for adults.
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