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  The Film Tribune - Khartoum (1966)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, a film adaptation of textbook history is not exempt from rules which determine the success, or the failure, of a motion picture; this explains why it may be considered, to a certain extent, appropriate to modify historical events in a film if such tampering of records can help the story.
Unfortunately, a film which aspires to historical accuracy, and even comprehensiveness, cannot afford to overlook details which may appear trivial but which in fact are indispensable to the understanding of politics in Victorian England.
The film treats the natives respectfully, and even the Mahdi, for a while, might even appear to be sympathetic until very close to the end, when his ruthlessness is ascertained through gruesome actions.
www.filmtribune.com /khartoum.html   (2587 words)

 Whitney Museum War! Film Schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This film, made by members of the faculty and the student body, documents this confrontation, including interviews with students, people in the town of Kent, and a member of the National Guard.
Filmed at the Harlem Fall Mobilization March against the war in 1967, three African-American Vietnam veterans discuss the relationship between the racism they encountered in the military, the poverty and discrimination of the ghetto, and war.
Fox's seminal film, one of the earliest and most penetrating documentaries on the Vietnam War, includes candid interviews with young GIs and pilots intercut with images of the devastation they caused.
www.whitney.org /exhibition/war_sched.html   (1089 words)

Film studies existed only sporadically in large universities, normally in the department of English Literature or Modern Languages, where film was discussed as literature, or in the department of Religion, Anthropology, or Sociology, where film was used as visual documentation, or, occasionally as an aspect of journalism.
Thirdly, one of my youthful aspirations were to become a scene designer; so, I was quick in my understanding of the nature of the mise-en-scene in film, the notion that aside from the dialogues on the sound track, the figures on the screen and their setting construct a film narrative.
In my conviction that film is first and foremost a visual art (as sitting in the movies with eyes closed should attest), I also required an introductory art history as a prerequisite so that the students came with some basics of visual analysis.
www.swarthmore.edu /humanities/tkitao1/filmteach.html   (1045 words)

 MPAA Ratings
In May of 1966 a film was presented to the MPAA that broke many of the rules.
Since the sixties was a time of breaking down traditional views of morality and sexuality this film became a pioneer in the opposing forces of the film makers trying to reflect real life and the organizations trying to prevent films from presenting objectionable material.
This is a film which clearly needs to be examined or inquired into by parents before they let their children attend.
hometheaterinfo.com /mpaa.htm   (2172 words)

 Moving History
The film includes scenes of children and a baby on the Promenade, standing by a 'lost children' bus, on the crowded beach, visiting a lifeboat station and enjoying rides at a funfair.
Brookes' film of Blackpool scenes is also one of a large collection of both amateur and professional films in the archive that feature this popular North West seaside resort.
The collection includes films such as 'A Holiday in Blackpool' (1934) which was made by the LMS Railway to promote rail travel to enjoy the resort's amenities and attractions.
www.movinghistory.ac.uk /archives/nw/films/nw10blackpool.html   (238 words)

 Batman (1966 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was directed by Leslie H. Martinson, who won a Golden Gryphon for his efforts.
The 105-minute Batman opened at The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas on Saturday, July 30, 1966 (between the first and second seasons of the TV series.
Like the television series, the movie featured saturated colours, campy dialogue and special effects, and over-exaggeration in acting performances, effectively being a tongue-in-cheek parody.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Batman_(1966_film)   (314 words)

 Contemporary Review: Preserving Ireland's film heritage - Irish Film Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A key function of the Irish Film Archive is to lend Irish films free of charge to non-competitive film festivals throughout the world to cater for the international demand for and interest in Irish film.
As well as supplying copies of Irish film in response to requests from both national and international film festivals organisers, the Irish Film Archive is a useful resource for students, researchers and well established filmmakers alike, coming from countries as diverse as Poland and the United States.
Film searches are not only useful for unearthing heritage which can then be preserved in a publicly accessible place, they also allow potentially dangerous self-destructive nitrate film to be handled in a safe environment.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2242/is_1645_282/ai_98184520   (996 words)

 The 1966 D'Oyly Carte Mikado Film
That so little of the D'Oyly Carte output was preserved on film is both sad and curious — sad, in that their unique stagings are now lost forever, except in people's memories; and curious, in that it might have seemed an ideal way for the Company to increase its visibility, particularly among younger audiences.
The film is a foreshadowing of the decline of the company, and, with all the close-ups, points up how "precious" Reed could be.
These were all essentially filmed stage performances (La Bohème was originally filmed for European television), and WB seemed to be promoting them as an unofficial "series" of live performances of classics captured on film.
www.cris.com /~oakapple/gasdisc/mik1966v.htm   (1020 words)

 The Film-Makers' Cooperative On-Line Catalog: L
The film is long and boring, consisting of shots of red paint being poured on "a wide variety of objects," the last of which is a hotplate.
Individual frames of the film are imprinted on the retina of the eye in a rhythm, sequence, and intensity that corresponds to Alpha-Wave frequencies of the brain.
Although the film may appear conventional on a technical level, conceptually this is not the case given that the work is based on situations where the sense of perception processes images in various time lengths according to the characteristics viewed.
www.film-makerscoop.com /catalog/l.html   (12685 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The film includes never-before-seen performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives intertwined with Dylan's during that time, including Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, and Joan Baez.
In this exclusive film biography, Dylan talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career, detailing the journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became the center of a musical and cultural upheaval, the effects of which are still felt today.
Part I is the portrait of the artist as a young man. We trace Bob Dylan's journey from a rock and roll loving kid in the Midwest to his arrival as a major musical force in the world of folk music.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/14104231   (882 words)

 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The film's title refers to Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), an influential British feminist writer who pioneered the 'stream of consciousness' literary style while examining the psychological and emotional motives of her characters.
The fl-and-white film, masterfully directed by Mike Nichols (in his directorial screen debut), captured probably the greatest performance ever of Elizabeth Taylor's career (she won her second Academy Award as well as Best Actress praises from the New York Film Critics, the Nat'l Board of Review and the British Film Academy).
The film opens under a moonlit sky in the middle of the night on a small New England college campus (in the town of New Carthage - an allegorical name).
www.filmsite.org /whos.html   (2256 words)

 Results for 1966   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar)...
Grammys awarded in 1966 Record of the Year: "A Taste of Honey," Herb Alpert and...
The 1966 Prize in: Physics · Chemistry · Physiology or Medicine · Literature · Peace.
www.xasa.biz /buscar/search/1966   (203 words)

 Film Studies Research Guide
Film as literature, literature as film : an introduction to and bibliography of film's relationship to literature.
The International FilmArchive Database is published by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) and contains several databases, including: the International Index to Film Periodicals, the International Index to Television Periodicals, the Treasures from the Film Archives, the Bibliography of FIAF Members Publications and the International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections.
FilmSound.org: "Dedicated to the art and analysis of film sound design." Includes a glossary, sound questions and answers, an introduction to film sound, a film sound history, and articles.
www.mtholyoke.edu /lits/library/guides/film.shtml   (979 words)

 Farenheit 451 / film review / 1966 / Francois Truffaut
Unfortunately, the film is very badly let down by some pretty major technical and casting problems.
As a result, this is probably Truffaut’s least successful film, and its failure is due most probably to the language barrier: Truffaut’s inability to master English is well-documented.
The film took four years to realise, involved many re-writes, changes of sponsor, and some serious casting problems.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Farenheit_451_rev.html   (535 words)

 DVD Talk > Reviews > Batman: The Movie (1966) > Printer Friendly
Originally the film was to be made first, as an effort to sell the TV series, but when the series was green-lighted before the film, the movie was pushed back and was finally completed and released in 1966.
While I was born quite a bit after the film's original debut, I have many fond memories of catching the movie on TV as a kid, and I was eager to revisit it on DVD.
Anyone unfamiliar with the film should know that its intentionally campy with some bad dialogue and acting, but the film is quite funny because of it.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/print.php?ID=2400   (720 words)

 The Film-Makers' Cooperative On-Line Catalog: Y
The film includes some of the only footage taken of Clarence living within the seven-story mountain interior of his creation, which was tragically gutted by fire in the winter of 1967-68.
These films are based on the premise of the 'safe'area of film when transferred to video, with the majority of action taking place in the 'unsafe' area which would disappear on a video screen.
A film exploration of the work and aesthetic concepts of Yayoi Kusama, painter, sculptor, and environmentalist, conceived in terms of an intense emotional experience with metaphysical overtones, an extension of my ultimate interest in a total fusion of the arts in a spirit of mutual collaboration.
www.film-makerscoop.com /catalog/y.html   (3184 words)

 DVDBeaver.com - DVD Review - "Sult" SFi / DFI Region 2 PAL
This 1966 film adaptation, SULT [HUNGER], was the first ever Swedish/Danish/Norwegian film co-production and it is a masterpiece of cooperation, subtlety and respect for its source material.
In another filmed extra, author Paul Auster talks of his love for the film with Hamsun's grand-daughter Regine, who both agree that it is one of the best film adaptations of a novel ever.
The entire film rests on Per Oscarsson's lead performance - he is in practically every shot of the film - and he completely embodies the main character of Hamsun's book (even though he was second choice for the role).
www.dvdbeaver.com /film/DVDReview2/sult.htm   (407 words)

 The Amelia Earhart Library and Film Festival
The film is best viewed now as a clever piece of war propaganda and for its revelation that everyone of Japanese descent is a spy.
The film shows notable restraint in dramatizing the disappearance with and Itasca-centric point of view, yet throws in an (unconsummated) affair with Paul Mantz.
In addition to these monuments to the art of film, a variety of TV shows have featured episodes on Amelia through the decades.
www.tighar.org /TTracks/12_2/film.html   (1014 words)

 MLK Film at USC
Shot on fl-and-white 16mm film for Columbia's WIS-TV, it shows King addressing a rally of mostly African-American voters in Kingstree on May 9, 1966.
The seven-minute piece is not a story edited for broadcast but film footage that simply records the civil-rights leader speaking.
Monaco and its sister company, Interformat, have taken the original film and made a 35mm "blowup," which will be projected at the Orphan Film Symposium.
www.sc.edu /usctimes/articles/2004-03/mlk_film.html   (420 words)

 CINEMA - Film Censorship - 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
Some titles and film posters were rather lurid, but exhibitors censored their films with discretion so that those who went expectantly to see such films as The White Slave Traffic (“adults only”) came away disappointed.
Exhibitors obtain their films from film distributors who distribute the films of overseas producers, collect rentals, deduct expenses and charges, and remit the balance to the producing organisations.
There is no customs duty on the importation of films, but the film distributors pay a film-hire tax – 10 per cent of their net receipts for British films and 25 per cent for foreign films, and exhibitors pay an amusement tax which is included in the price of admission.
www.teara.govt.nz /1966/C/Cinema/FilmCensorship/en   (596 words)

 Masculin Feminin Movie Review at Hollywood Video
When Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin Feminin premiered in 1966, the film's jarring free-form "narrative," blatant political agenda, and sexual frankness bewildered even the director's staunchest admirers.
For devotees of the iconoclastic filmmaker, the film is vintage Godard: heady, subversive, and formally daring in its explicit critique of bourgeois values.
The couple's stop-start romance, which is further complicated by the presence of her two flatmates and his labor activist friend, unfolds in 15 chapters, which Godard introduces with cryptic inter-titles, usually accompanied by the sound of gunfire.
www.hollywoodvideo.com /movies/movie.aspx?MID=5503   (1009 words)

 La Grande vadrouille / 1966 / film review
The phenomenal success of the film is a remarkable achievement given that the film makes light of one of the most unfortunate periods of French history.
This is a big budget film, a comparative rarity at the time, but not a French franc was wasted.
A major factor in the film’s success in France was the top billing of Bourvil and Louis de Funès, at the time the two most popular comic actors in France.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_La_Grande_vadrouille_rev.html   (576 words)

 Morning Sun | Smash the Old World
The following excerpts are taken from Jiang Qing's May 1966 declamations on the egregious ideological errors of a number of feature films made during the 1950s and early 60s.
The film doesn't depict the Chairman's military line, nor does it extol the Long March as a victory for the Chairman's Thought.
The portrait of the Chairman in the film is bad; it constitutes a political error.
www.morningsun.org /smash/jq_films.html   (1144 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Khartoum [1966]: Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are scenes that take "artistic license", but the film is quite accurate in its facts on General Gordon; a military genius who hated war, a deeply religious man who worked to end slavery, and who fell in love with the desolate scorching sands and the people of the Sudan.
This film sparked my imagination and made me want to know more about Gordon's fascinating life and the history that surrounded him, and it is one I could watch repeatedly.
On this 1966 epic film Charlton Heston plays the British general Charles Gordon, who died figthing the upraise of the Mahaidi muslim fanatics in Khartoum.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004RJ7D   (1192 words)

 Seattle International Film Festival | Seattle International Film Festival
Though it begins with a serious prologue, the film quickly evolves into a delightful screwball comedy of errors.
Beginning in 1966, the film spans nearly 40 years in the life of one family, seamlessly w…
A twisted gem of a film, DONAU is about a rust-bucket ship as it sails down the Danube towards the Black Sea, inhabited by a mysterious group of passengers.
www.seattlefilm.com /siff2004/film/results.aspx?venue=2   (659 words)

 Spacesuited Women
Attrociously bad film, excellent spacesuit worn by the four astronauts including Eve for the vast majority of the movie...
This film is noted for its attrocius special effects, however, the Silver spacesuits are better.
Later in the film it is revealed that Y13 is the petite Gabrielle Farinon
members.aol.com /munday6877/suit60.htm   (521 words)

 MASCULINE FEMININE previously at Film Forum in New York City
Godard’s trademarks are here-the movie is a glinting mosaic of titles, quotations, puns, gags, digressions, didacticism, plastic epiphanies, and soundtrack discontinuities-this is the most naturalistic of his 1960s films.
Film Forum is located at 209 W Houston Street, between 6th Avenue and Varick, in New York City.
Independent premieres at Film Forum are selected and programmed by Karen Cooper.
www.filmforum.org /films/masculine.html   (508 words)

 ART FILM 1998 - DEA MARINA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Film education at the Royal College of Art, specialized in animation at the Department of Film and TV (1969-72).
Film studies at the University of Stockholm (1988-90).
She is also a teacher of film and animation.
www.artfilm.sk /history/se98/dea.html   (149 words)

 Kinoeye | New Perspectives on European film
The film, faithfully adapted from Robert Musil's 1906 novel, a study of sadism and masochism among students at an Austro-Hungarian boy's academy, is a parable of fascism and its origins, evoking the Stimmung (atmosphere) and claustrophobic horror of the military system itself.
The film opens on a bleak, rural plain at a railway station in Neudorf in the early 1900s as eight adolescent students arrive to attend military academy there.
The stark fl and white cinematography of Franz Rath attests to all the aforementioned attributes, the monolithic coldness of life itself and the lack of concern and compassion of the characters themselves.
www.kinoeye.org /printer.php?path=02/10/dietrich10.php   (1245 words)

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