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 Hands Over the City (1963)
That observational viewpoint is used throughout the film, as are attempts to trace how an old building was given a permit to be torn down for new construction when it may have shared a common wall with the building that collapsed.
As in the film, Rosi went from department to department looking for answers, and found that there was collusion between big developers and the city offices responsible for zoning and permits because big money was involved.
Shot in the same fictional/realistic mode as the film itself, Neapolitan Diary follows the filmmaker and his crew to Naples to attend the screening of Hands at the university, followed by the kind of debate we saw in the film.
www.reel.com /movie.asp?MID=142591&PID=10123234&Tab=reviews&CID=18   (904 words)

 U B U W E B : William S. Burroughs Films
This section is intended to delineate a general background to the underground film developments of the 1960s that maintain a concern with structure and consequently the materiality of the medium.
The film strip became as much the work as the projected film; however it was a gesture to represent what a moth may perceive, rather than a purely materialist gesture.
Although the film activity was marginal to Fluxus' output, the films are still highly important in their conceptual position of using the film itself as theme.
www.ubu.com /film/burroughs.html   (7210 words)

 126 film at AllExperts
The original film designated "126" was a roll film introduced by Kodak in 1906, for images 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches.
The width of the film is the same as 35 mm, but the perforation basically consists of just one registration hole per image.
The film is housed in a dual spool plastic cartridge that also registers the film, acts as the backing plate for the film, and as the exposure counter.
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 great escape (1963) film cell
Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humor, rather than allowing the cast to indulge in macho antics.
Film cells are strips of 35mm film from the movie which are framed together with a photograph or a movie postcard.
Each film cell is unique, so the film supplied may be different to the one pictured, however we do not use unrecognisable street scenes, long shots or minor characters unlike some other suppliers.
www.wooklums.co.uk /index.asp?function=DISPLAYPRODUCT&productid=202   (350 words)

 Film | February 1963
The film also suggests that this country was founded on a firm sense of something larger than one's self-as the "heroic" characters of the film all strive for the betterment of the nation.
Obviously set in the past, this film did not have to deal with the ongoing struggle for the "American Dream" as it existed in 1963, but its depiction of an America to the contrary is perhaps an unintended acknowledgement that the agitation for change exists if it must be ignored.
By setting a film in the past, the filmmakers could chose what to omit and what to include, letting the audience fill in their own judgments and prejudices when the film is deliberately neutral or where omissions of American history have been made.
xroads.virginia.edu /~UG03/dumlao/feb1963/film.html   (2402 words)

 The 1963 Film of "The Great Escape"
In the film, whilst the escape takes place through the tunnel called 'Harry' the trap is portrayed as being in the wash-room floor, and is definitely that of 'Dick' in real life.
During the film interrogation of this character, the dialogue represents that between the Gestapo and one of the victims, who before his being taken away by the Gestapo, recounted his interrogation to a fellow escaper, who survived the murders.
Whilst the film does suggest that the convoy of trucks carrying the captured airmen was split three ways, the actual murders were not en masse, but the captured prisoners were taken in small groups and killed whilst in transit.
www.um.zagan.pl /luft3/film.htm   (2424 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | Borom Sarret
His early films like the 18-minute fl-and-white Borom Sarret (Senegal, 1963) are often described as being more concerned with the desire to bring about social change in an emerging postcolonial African society than with an awareness of visual representation and filmic representation in particular.
But Sembene was profoundly interested in social change and his raison d’etre for making films was to reach the widest audience of Africans living in a postcolonial world and draw them into the project of constructing their own future.
The film is intended to subvert these ideologies by a particular use of visual representation.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /42/borom.htm   (1832 words)

 PHF | Happy Mother's Day (1963)
September 23, 1963 was a happy mother’s day for Mary Ann Fischer when she gave birth to quintuplets in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
What we’re left with in the end are two very different films and a valuable case study.
A comparison of the two films provides a look at the difference between a cinema verite filmmaker’s approach vs. a network’s journalistic handling of the material, or the difference between show vs. tell.
www.phfilms.com /index.php/phf/film/happy_mothers_day_1963   (211 words)

 Film History of the 1960s
However, 1963 was the worst year for US film production in fifty years (there were only 121 feature releases).
Meanwhile, the creation of and flight to the suburbs, the studios' divestiture of their theatre holdings after 1948, and the impact of television in the 1950s meant the demise and razing of the benchmark, downtown movie palaces of the 20s.
The age of "packaged" films and the independent company and producer were beginning.
www.filmsite.org /60sintro.html   (1994 words)

 National Film Preservation Foundation - Press Release (08.12.2003)
The works are among the underground films credited with spawning a rethinking of popular culture that later took on the term "camp." The 8mm films are currently too fragile for exhibition.
The National Film Preservation Foundation (www.filmpreservation.org) is the non-profit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage.
The Film Foundation (www.film-foundation.org) is a nonprofit organization established in 1990 by Martin Scorsese and nine other eminent directors—Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg—dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history.
www.filmpreservation.org /about/pr/pr_2003_08_12.html   (685 words)

 The Warhol - Collections - Film and Video
From the time he obtained his first film camera in 1963, up until his death in 1987, Warhol actively explored the moving image, creating epic films, personal portraits, programs for cable television and music videos.
His films and video capture the rich and raw texture of the fertile cultural milieu, in which he lived and worked.
Films are also available for viewing for research purposes at the Museum by appointment.
www.warhol.org /collections/film_video.html   (198 words)

 1963 in film
The film is infamous for nearly bankrupting 20th Century Fox.
CONCERT FILM (1963) - O-Genio: Ray Charles Live In Brazil 1963 - at...
The same is true of Cleopatra, and this is basically the only reason the film fell flat on its' 1963 release.
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/1963_in_film   (310 words)

 Filmfestivals . com - Cannes 2001
Nor, for the younger crowd, is it simply Dimos Avdeliodis, whose The Spring Gathering, a film of poetic landscape beauty, was awarded a trio of prizes (Don Quixote, CICAE, Caligari) at the 2000 Berlinale.
As noted in the press book supplied by the Greek Film Centre, "Ephemeral Town is an allegory on the individual and the collective, on the conflict between mobility and immobility, on identity and disparity, and finally on the consolation derived in recognising and identifying with the ancient blood ties that exist between all men."
Studied film at the Stavrakou film school in Athens.
www.filmfestivals.com /cgi-bin/cannes/film.pl?id=2860&site=us   (358 words)

 Filmtracks: Cleopatra (Alex North)
In the late 1990's, however, a group of those who were either involved with the film, or related to such people, launched an effort to recover the decaying film and, just as it had been so beautifully done to Hitchcock's Vertigo, have restored it to a condition better than its original form.
At the same time, modern fans of film music --those who grew up in the John Williams age of valiant melodies and themes-- find North's more obscure methods of presenting themes to be disorienting.
There is a debate about which of the two love themes of the film is better, though it seems that opinions sway favorably towards "Antony and Cleopatra" in the second half of the film over "Caesar and Cleopatra" from the first.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/cleopatra.html   (1841 words)

 8½ (1963)
A film that could help bury forever all those dead things we carry within ourselves.
It has consistently hailed as such, and its influence on film is far reaching and undeniable.
But it is an incredible piece of filmmaking, and a gripping look at the difficulties of creating not just a movie, but art in general.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0056801   (638 words)

 Film Diary 1963
This should give the impression of time passing, but the film could seem too jumpy and quick, as indeed most of it is already appearing to be.
Professional film makers achieve their results by shooting miles of film and then only using a few inches of it.
But this film is going to be about what really happens here, not what Jennie would like to happen.
cockerel.net /fssw/diary.htm   (3936 words)

 Le Mepris / Contempt / 1963 / film review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet the film is as subversive and as reactionary as any which Godard directed — except here he achieves that aim within the parameters of what is an ostensibly conventional film.
Cleverly, the film being made (The Odyssey) parallels the lives of the main protagonists in the story — Javal is Odysseus, his wife is Penelope and the producer Prokosch is Odysseus’ rival, Poseidon.
These different overlaying strands give the film great depth and heighten the sense of tragedy which is unfolding in the lives of Javal and Camille.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Le_mepris_rev.html   (577 words)

 DER Documentary: Dead Birds
Occasionally a filmmaker creates a film which changes the way all subsequent filmmakers think about their art, challenges the paradigm of the time, and transforms the way in which moving images are conceptualized.
By using an archived 35mm positive blowup of the film, which was shot in 16mm, we were able to reproduce the crisp images, warmth, and colors originally present in the prints released in 1964.
Color film was a relatively young technology in the early 1960’s, and Gardner believed that the impact of an image’s structure and form might be mitigated using it, a sentiment that many filmmakers hold to this day.
der.org /films/dead-birds.html   (2031 words)

 Lighting for TV & Film   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Miles Davis
For the next five years Davis drew the rhythm sections of his various sextets and quintets from a small pool of players: the pianists Garland, Bill Evans (1958-9), and Wynton Kelly, the drummers Jones and Jimmy Cobb, and bass player Chambers.
Personnel changes increased in early 1963, and finally Davis engaged a new rhythm section as the nucleus of another quintet: Herbie Hancock (1963-8), Ron Carter (1963-8), and Tony Williams (1963-9).
For years Davis, who trained as a boxer, had always been physically equal to the exertions of playing jazz trumpet; however, in the mid-1970s serious ailments and the effects of an automobile accident obliged him to retire.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_davis_miles.htm   (853 words)

 Film Formats
Prior to the advent of Sound on Film in 1926, the Aspect ratio was 1.33:1.
ArriVision was used for two 3D feature film Amityville (1983) and Jaws 3 (1983), is still in use today as an Anamorphic process on such films as Star Wars Episode 1 (1999) and Lord of the Rings (2001).
They added 2.5mm to each side of the film which allowed two magnetic tracks to be recorded on the left and right sides of the film outside the sprocket holes and one track each was recorded on either side of the image inside the sprocket holes.
www.dvdaust.com /film_formats.htm   (2530 words)

 Cleopatra (1963)
I'm pleased to read all the positive reviews of this film, which I first saw when it was released and have seen perhaps five times since.
In 1963 the movie was almost universally condemned by critics, and I was just about the only person who admitted that I loved it.
Liz Taylor in 1963 was not only considered the most beautiful woman in America, she was also thought of as a serial home-breaker and a real threat to the morals of the American Republic.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0056937   (602 words)

 On Video | Guardian Unlimited Film
Retail: It's a deeply depraved film, and full of little fl comedy touches, such as the casting of the cuddliest of comedy mainstays, Miles Malleson, as a dirty pics fan.
Rental and retail: Flushed Away is Aardman's first all-CG film and it suffers badly from the loss of the plasticine that gave the Bristol studio its appeal.
Retail and rental: Guillermo del Toro's film seamlessly meshes its contrasting genres and is one of those rare films about childhood that isn't for children.
film.guardian.co.uk /video   (2267 words)

 Magnum Search results for: GB. Shepperton. Film Set 'Becket'. 1963
Richard BURTON on the set of the film 'BECKET.' Shepperton studios.
The living Richard Burton poses for an effigy of Becket to be used in the film of the same name.
Richard BURTON and Peter GLENVILLE, director, on the set of the film 'Becket'.
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 Harvard Film Archive: Topics in Film
Based on the classic tenth-century text of the same title by Sei Shonagon, radically transposed by Greenaway to modern-day Japan and the information age, The Pillow Book melds a timeless eroticism and a fascination with language that is at once erudite and libidinal into a dreamlike, startlingly beautiful, and sometimes shocking narrative.
This paean to love follows two lonely professionals from the same apartment building who circle each other romantically after they begin to suspect their spouses are having an affair.
At once restrained and sensual, the film layers detail upon detail to create a ravishing, hypnotic portrait of urban desire.
www.harvardfilmarchive.org /calendars/05_spring/fashion.html   (755 words)

 The Grace Pages: Film
For a film with themes of such epic proportions, the tone was nicely subdued, and happily absent the Spielbergian sentimentalism that bogged him down later in his career.
French films of that era (the so-called New Wave) dispensed with many of the established rules of filmmaking, and the result was quirky, edgy films full of spontaneity.
Onto other things: Despite the overblown title, this is an interesting film about hysterical overreaction to alleged "discrimination" on a few American university campuses; its main virtue is that the tone of the documentary itself is generally not overblown, and it contains some enlightening interviews.
daverattigan.typepad.com /the_grace_pages/film   (4442 words)

In 1994 it was APS, a smaller, modified 35mm film format with a lot of extras such as different formats and imbedded camera information intended to produce better prints.
For the less aware, the marketing scheme here is invent a new film format, sell millions of the new "better" cameras, along with the new film processors, and then reinvent something new and improved 10-15 years later and do it all over again.
I can't help but wonder how much the promoters of this bonehead film format ended up losing, not to mention the gullibles who bought expensive top of the line APS cameras, only to see their investment plunge.
www.cameraquest.com /aps.htm   (1302 words)

 Brian Jones
By January 1963, The Rolling Stones lineup was established, mostly due to Jones' diligence.
Their cover in October of 1963 of the Lennon/McCartney "I Want to Be Your Man" showcased Brians' experimental tendencies as he played great bottleneck guitar, which up until that point had only been heard in England when playing old American Blues records.
Brian Jones of the early to mid 1960s was whittling away, the toll of his excesses on display as his distant blurry eyes and reclusive behavior are forever captured on film.
www.classicrockpage.com /rrheaven/jones.htm   (2503 words)

 African American Odyssey: The Civil Rights Era (Part 2)
Although the chairperson of the 1963 March on Washington was the venerable labor leader A. Philip Randolph, the man who coordinated the staff, finances, travel arrangements, accommodations, publicity, and logistics was Randolph's close associate, Bayard Taylor Rustin.
What counted most at the Lincoln Memorial was not the speeches, eloquent as they were, but the pledge of a quarter million Americans, fl and white, to carry the civil rights revolution into the streets.
The August 28, 1963, March on Washington riveted the nation's attention.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart9b.html   (1058 words)

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