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  Encyclopedia: 1968 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If this film used to be successful in the late sixties, its message has however lost most of its power because it has been too much imitated afterwards, and because its way of promoting change to society has generally fallen out of favour.
The film's statement has lost most of its significance today, even though school shootings have unfortunately become commonplace, as "If..." is too much embedded in the context during which it was made, and because it tries too much to be allegorical.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1968-in-film   (396 words)

  
 The Film Tribune - If... (1968)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While their mischief is at first annoying without being a real menace to authority, they eventually move on to more serious acts of rebellion, and the film ends with a shootout on the school grounds between the rebels and the army.
Throughout the film, the students' rebellion is given a surreal treatment also involving obscure symbolism which always leaves a doubt as to whether the events really happened, hence the title: "If...".
Later on, some of the most traditional-looking scenes are filmed in color, while the most dream-like scenes, particularly the sexual intercourse sequence between one of the rebels (perhaps Travis) and a young woman, are in fl and white.
www.filmtribune.com /if.html   (1458 words)

  
 Whitney Museum War! Film Schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An alternative documentary on the protest activities surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968, including the growth of GI coffeehouses, set up by members of the antiwar movement to encourage dialogue between soldiers and peace activists, and the swelling resistance to the draft.
Three experimental films document the antiwar marches of the 1960s and the fl power movement's protest against war and racism.
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)

  
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In the 1968 to 1979 period, fifteen films were released, with the remaining twenty coming between 1980 and 1990.
Arguing that prominent representations are the most influential, this study argues that the 1968 to 1979 period formed and shaped the sign of a demonic F├╝hrer, and its acceptance is demonstrated by films released between1980 and 1990.
However, the appearance of two prominent films in the 1980s which humanized Hitler is significant, for these two films hint at the beginnings of a breakdown in the hegemony of the Hitler sign.
library.usask.ca /theses/available/etd-02272005-152739   (399 words)

  
 Andrew Sarris and American filmmaking
According to this conception of film history, the director's personal vision has been the principal "authorial" element in the best films up to the present time and, therefore, the study of the working out of this vision over the course of an individual filmmaker's career becomes a central task of cinema scholarship.
After noting that the former film was "a complete disaster at the box office," he goes on: "Its abiding unpopularity with the Hollywood mass audience is, however, a proof of its transcendent importance in the coming of age of America.
Films are not made, for example, about "Love," they are made about love between particular individuals to whom romance, sex and a variety of other matters mean something quite specific.
www.wsws.org /arts/1998/july1998/sarr-j01.shtml   (3474 words)

  
 The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As part of a settlement with Woodfall Films, he was cast as a Russian prince in the film but his part was cut out completely.
While almost plot less this section of the film does follow a core of characters whose lives are connected by army service.
Although the film does reflect 1960's attitudes to war and politics (and I actually prefer these to the attitudes of the 21st Century) its setting is so perfectly realized that it hasn't dated as a '60s film'.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0062790   (610 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Planet of the Apes: DVD: Charlton Heston,Roddy McDowall,Kim Hunter,Maurice Evans,James Whitmore,James ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many early science fiction films are now, quite inadvertently (and in most cases undeservedly), objects of camp attention: we laugh at the silly makeup, tin-can special effects, and the naive "high-tech" dialogue.
This film had four sequels, a TV series and a cartoon series, as well as a multitude of merchandise from plastic figurines to bubble gum cards, but the original stays pristine and untarnished by its often silly spin-offs, and is a one-of-a-kind classic.
Very few films leave one with a satisfied feeling at their close, but this one is unique, brilliantly filmed, and like a perfect dessert after a good meal.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004W21Q?v=glance   (2732 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)

  
 The Modern Horror Film (1968 - 1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The differences between the occult film and previous films of occult subject are the contemporary urbanity of the setting, the extreme skepticism, secular viewpoint and lack of faith on the part of the protagonists, and the truly cosmic, ineffable nature of the evil encountered.
While some may consider this to be a science fiction film of sorts, I maintain that it is a true horror film in that it deals with the most dominant and recurrent theme of the horror genre (both fiction and film) over the last century: the loss of identity.
Not a horror film in the conventional sense, Ken Russell's semi-historical depiction of the events at the Villa Diodati is nevertheless one of the most unsettling films I have seen.
www.rathcoombe.net /horror/modern.html   (9354 words)

  
 Deadfall (1968 Film)
While the film is best forgotten John Barrys score should not be as he turned in one of his finest works.
The films climax is the robbery at the mansion which takes place while the owners are away at a concert.
The film cuts back and forth between the 2 locations and for the sequence Barry composed a 14 minute concert work called Romance For Guitar And Orchestra.Barry and soloist Renata Tarrago are seen in the film as conductor and soloist at the concert.
www.wkonline.com /a/Deadfall_1968_Film_B000004BOY.htm   (557 words)

  
 WILD IN THE STREETS
At the very end, the film makes a subtle comment about the dangers of age discrimination when Max realizes that children under 14 regard his generation as the enemy.
By 1968, both formal and informal control that institutions had exercised over individuals' lives was on the wane.
In this respect, the film depicted current events, not political science fiction (as it is often viewed today).
www.geocities.com /wildinthestreets2002   (1096 words)

  
 Rare Pink Floyd 1968 film sold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tony Palmer, the director of some rare, 1968 footage of Pink Floyd performing three takes of Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, has been in contact with us, wishing to pass his comments and clarification on concerning the film, which has recently been offered for sale.
When they saw the film, the group all approved, particularly that at the climax of the sequence, the Floyd's music cuts directly into Bartok.
I also filmed a sequence in a deserted power station in the East End (you see one shot at the beginning of the 'All My Loving' sequence), in March 1968, but decided not to use it.
www.brain-damage.co.uk /news/0509273.html   (438 words)

  
 Cork Film Festival
Immediately after the film was screened, Godard and Truffaud entered the cinema and announced that in sympathy with the student revolution, they were closing down the festival.
The film has rare footage of a mammoth debate which lasted a continuous three days and two nights between students and the filmmakers about the art and culture of cinema which took place in the Sorbonne, Paris.
In Ireland, the film was suffocated for more than three decades; never given a full theatrical release and never shown on Irish television.
www.corkfilmfest.org /2004/programme04/r-road.html   (360 words)

  
 Film History of the 1960s
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.
Because of its controversial nature and its interpretation as paranoid speculation (before the actual political assassinations of the decade in 1963 and 1968), the film was a box-office failure.
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   (1842 words)

  
 : Head (1968 Film)
The results are a fine if offbeat collection of six strong songs, mixed with psychedelia, clips from the film, and general fooling around.
I was born in 1968, the year that the movie "Head" was released in theatres, but oddly enough, I did not get to see this film until the age of 15...Which may have been a good thing, because, looking back, I probably would...
Trying th shed their teeny-booper image the band teams with Jack Nicholson the film the movie "Head", and stream-of-concious comedy with a 60's counter-culture sensibility.
www.seven-sisters.com /B0000033E5.shtml   (479 words)

  
 Grants for Individuals : Film
These awards are targeted for film and videomakers in categories that are among the most difficult areas in which to raise money for media projects.
Must be intent on pursuing a career in journalism, film, writing (fiction or nonfiction), publishing, or market-oriented public policy, and have arranged or applied for an internship, training program, or other short term opportunity related to applicant's intended career.
Moxie Films was founded in 1992 to support the careers of emerging filmmakers as well as the spirit of the independent film, documentary and short.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/grants/3film.htm   (4069 words)

  
 Variety: The day they killed the fest: revolutionary '68 events triggered coup de cinema. (1968 Cannes Film ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 1968 Cannes Film Festival was disrupted when filmmakers joined students and workers to protest against the Gaullist film establishment.
It changed the event forever in that succeeding festivals were expanded to avoid allegations of elitism and discrimination against certain filmmakers.
LONDON May 18, 1968: The day the brakes were slammed on the 21st Cannes Film Festival.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:19362002&refid=ip_almanac_hf   (230 words)

  
 The Kubrick Site: Roger Ebert's Original '2001' Review
The fascinating thing about this film is that it fails on the human level but succeeds magnificently on a cosmic scale.
Kubrick begins his film with a sequence in which one tribe of apes discovers how splendid it is to be able to hit the members of another tribe over the head.
The shock of the monolith's straight edges and square corners among the weathered rocks is one of the most effective moments in the film.
www.visual-memory.co.uk /amk/doc/0046.html   (817 words)

  
 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Goofs: Factual errors: Stars in the background shouldn't drift slowly past the spaceship when the viewpoint is fixed in relation to the ship; they shouldn't visibly move at all.
In this film, which is mostly visual, geometric symbols guide our intuition.
Without doubt, the monolith is a visual metaphor for an extraterrestrial intelligence whose physical form is never shown.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0062622   (502 words)

  
 1968's Romeo and Juliet
The introduction of Romeo and Juliet 1968 by Ali MacGraw when the movie was shown on AMC (American Movie Classics) a while ago.
All of the scenes in the 1968 version of R+J were shot in Italy, in several cities of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
All the church scenes - the mariage, the dialogue between Romeo and the nurse and with Friar Lawrence, and the tomb scene - are shoted in Tuscania - 50 miles to Rome - a beatifull, little, medieval village; the church, named S. Pietro, is as fine as in the movie, full of great atmosphere.
students.ed.uiuc.edu /bach/rnj24/rj1968.html   (927 words)

  
 P.O.V. - High School . The Film | PBS
Cited by the Library of Congress as a National Treasure, this 1968 film is both a document of the times and a statement of the ways in which school is used by one generation to pass its values on to the next.
I graduated high school in 1947 and I was interested to see what high school was like in 1968.
The film is a report on what I found at Northeast High in Philadelphia.
www.pbs.org /pov/pov2001/highschool/thefilm.html   (571 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Film | Reviews | If... (1968)
This is not just a 60s film about rebellion with a ripping yarn ending.
The plot of the film is great, the ending, abrupt - as it should be.
The social class system portrayed in the film and how it can affect young people's minds is very effective, and the statements made in the film are very clear.
film.guardian.co.uk /Reader_Review/0,4163,-36272,00.html   (183 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Oliver! (1968)
And it also happens to be my personal favorite film of all time.
Yet, consistent with the rest of the film, Fagin's songs are the most delightful and memorable.
This is most evident in the scenes with Bill Sikes, where the film turns deathly silent.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/oliver.1968.shtml   (603 words)

  
 Bay Ridge Film Center
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At Bay Ridge Film Center, our skilled photo processing technicians will use their experience and the advanced features of our cutting edge equipment to assure that your pictures look their best.
At Bay Ridge Film Center, we have an on premises Black and White lab where our lab technicians carefully handle each roll of film with the utmost care and trust.
bayridgefilm.com   (293 words)

  
 The Stranger - Film - Film Shorts - Film Shorts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Otto Preminger's stylish film noir is a murder mystery set in high society New York.
A film by Hisham Mayet Miger about music and culture in the Sahel region of Africa.
While not quite on a Freaky Friday level of surprise quality, the return of the beloved possessed Volkswagen should be a more-than-acceptable timewaster for both the jungle-gym set and their captive chaperones.
www.thestranger.com /seattle/Listings?oid=22194   (2490 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Oliver [1968]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Film buffs and critics can argue until their faces turn blue about whether this lavish Dickensian musical deserved the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1968, but the movie speaks for itself on grandly entertaining terms.
is a timeless film, prompting even hard-to-please critic Pauline Kael to call it "a superb demonstration of intelligent craftsmanship," and to further observe that "it's as if the movie set out to be a tribute to Dickens and his melodramatic art as well as to tell the story of Oliver Twist".
This is a most enjoyable film that I would have no hesitation in watching again.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000050GQ4   (1415 words)

  
 Star! (1968 Film)
While the actual fanfare from the film would have better matched the limited fidelity of the garage tape, this newly recorded fanfare only made it more obvious that the rest of the album sounded inferior.
The CD,the movie poster and even the trailer of the film for that matter, outshines the movie itself, which is a shame.
The film version has extra verses on both these songs that seem to have been cut from the released recordings.
www.wkonline.com /a/Star_1968_Film_B000005LBV.htm   (767 words)

  
 Barbarella (1968)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Trivia: Future Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour was one of the session musicians who performed the film's original score.
Yes, Jane is a leftist wing-nut, but she was a stone fox in 1968, and I'm happy somebody made the effort to document this for posterity.
And all Anita has to do is say "pretty pretty" in that low, sexy voice, and I understand why Brian, Keith, and Mick all lined up for a taste of this ultra hottie.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0062711   (419 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Bullitt (1968)
Background noise of the city effectively substitute for a musical soundtrack -- a trend that became a fad in the seventies.
It's a good film with a notorious car chase, but horribly dated.
Back to the Film Reviews for the 1960s.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/bullitt.1968.shtml   (69 words)

  
 Herbert's Hippopotamus (1996 film): time code table
The film can be purchased from www.cinemaguild.com (cinemaguild's H's Hippo page): Gary Crowdus, The Cinema Guild, 130 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10016-7038, Phone: (212) 685-6242 (purchase: $295; rental: $95).
The entire film is available in streaming media (.ram format) on Doug Kellner's critical theory website.
Finally, the film is available through interlibrary loans from UCSB and on-campus at UCSD (search melvyl by title, or search UCSB's pegasus library database).
www.marcuse.org /herbert/soundvideo/herbhippo.htm   (1592 words)

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