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  Encyclopedia: 1970 in film
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.
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/1970-in-film   (395 words)

  
 Percy (1971 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Percy (1971) is a British comedy film directed by Ralph Thomas (1915 - 2001) starring Hywel Bennett, Denholm Elliott, Elke Sommer and Britt Ekland.
The film is about a successful penis transplant.
Rather than for its plot, the film is today remembered for its soundtrack by The Kinks (for example "God's Children").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Percy_(1970_movie)   (171 words)

  
 Greatest Film Scenes Tribute - 1970-90s
One of the most controversial of all of Kubrick's films is his ultra-violent, over-indulgent, graphic film of the near future - its sadistic scene of a rape coupled with song and dance from one of Hollywood's most famous musicals is particularly sensational and perverse.
A disturbing, tragi-comedic film that swept the major Academy Awards in the year of its release - the film succeeded as a tale of a wise-guy hero who rebels against institutional authority and attitudes in a tyrannical mental hospital.
In one of the film's many stunning scenes, the patronizing, parental Nurse disallows the patients from watching the second game of the World Series - she refuses to have the usually compliant and spiritless fellow patients/inmates won over to the reasoning of McMurphy and changes the rules of voting to defeat the proposal.
www.filmsite.org /scenesJ.html   (4031 words)

  
 1970 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City.
The film's soundtrack album, including Badfinger's "Come and Get It," (which is written and produced by Paul McCartney), is also released on Apple Records.
The IMAX motion picture projection system premieres at the Fuji Pavilion, at EXPO '70 in Osaka, Japan
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1970_in_film   (183 words)

  
 Picturing Justice. The Protrayal of Women in Film after 1970 by Katherine M. Lasher
Throughout the film, Maggie's actions as an attorney are contrasted with her father's actions as a plaintiff's attorney.
Though this film plays heavily on the loss of power women in film feel when they rely on their emotions, the film offers some redemption when Talbot finally faces the truth about her father and turns evidence implicating her father over to the special prosecutor.
And, while certain aspects of the film are unrealistic, this departs from the older films by showing a female protagonist who is able to overcome her personal life and succeed professionally.
www.usfca.edu /pj/portrayal_lasher.htm   (1708 words)

  
 About Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives evolved from roots and visions that go back to the early Sixties, when Jonas Mekas, the director of the Film-Makers' Cinematheque, a showcase for avant-garde films, dreamed of establishing a permanent home where the growing number of new independent/avant-garde films could be shown on a regular basis.
A Film Selection committee -- James Broughton, Ken Kelman, Peter Kubelka, Jonas Mekas and P. Adams Sitney -- was formed to establish a definitive collection of films (The Essential Cinema Repertory) and form the structure of the new institution.
It is the first museum devoted to film as an art form, committed to the guiding principle that a great film must be seen many times, that the film print must be the best possible, and that the viewing conditions must be optimal.
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org /about.html   (2153 words)

  
 British Film After 1970
Film traditions which had seemed original in the late 1950s and 60s were still churned out, but became increasingly tired, tiresome and formulaic: the 'Carry On' tradition ended with Carry On Emmanuelle, confirming the degeneration into smuttiness, and James Bond became less innovative and increasingly self-deprecating and tongue in cheek.
Aside from the cosy (and often lavatorial) view of Britain projected by the 'Carry On' films, or the 'Gothic England' projected by early 1970s Hammer Horror films, the projection of Britishness was governed largely by the need to project a view of England that was internationally recognisable.
Even the Bond films, for all their fascination with modern technology and a modern attitude to sexual relations, are bound to tradition.
www.newi.ac.uk /rdover/medcult/seven.htm   (1155 words)

  
 Whitney Museum War! Film Schedule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Told from their point of view, the film examines some of the conditions that led many decorated but disillusioned veterans to their dramatic action.
Three experimental films document the antiwar marches of the 1960s and the fl power movement's protest against war and racism.
Composed of Vietnam atrocity photographs culled from newspapers and magazines, Schneemann's disturbing collage film was a central element of her kinetic theater piece Snows (1966).
www.whitney.org /exhibition/war_sched.html   (1089 words)

  
 The Railway Children (1970)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
With Jeffrie's gentle direction and the enchanting charisma of Agutter, Thomsett and Warren, this is required viewing for all film lovers.
Although the story is old and the setting even older, this is a wholly modern film, using innovative techniques such as quick cutting, point-of-view camerawork, dramatic freeze-frame, exquisite telephoto landscape, and overlapping dialogue, in ways highly effective and virtually experimental.
The toothy Sally Thomsett had some rough times after this film, before she went on to TV fame as one of the caustic bimbos in "Man About the House" the British sitcom that inspired our own "Three's Company".
www.imdb.com /title/tt0066279   (541 words)

  
 Canadian Film: 1946-1970: Cooperation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Canadian government agreed to let American films be distributed in Canada without any interference, thereby sacrificing their support for a feature film industry within their own country.
In return, Hollywood agreed to distribute NFB shorts, to be filmed in Canada, and to mention the country in screenplays.
Firstly, there were the many unsympathetic Canadian theatre owners who refused to showcase films done by their countrymen, which not only helped fuel public disinterest in Canadian cinema but also failed to get the filmmakers any measure of recognition.
www.mala.bc.ca /~soules/mTheory/vol3/cashman/cooperation.htm   (638 words)

  
 Anthology Film Archives - Manifesto (1970)
Anthology Film Archives is the first film museum exclusively devoted to the film as an art.
One of the guiding principles of this new film museum is that a great film must be seen many times.
One would have to travel extensively and spend a few years in film museums to acquire the cinematic education of equal magnitude.
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org /history/manifesto   (271 words)

  
 Canadian Film: 1970-1990: Loser Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
During the 1970’s, the “loser film” model became dominant in Canadian cinema.
It is little wonder that Canadian films received very little attention during this period.
One example is the breakout film of the period, Goin’ Down the Road, directed by Donald Shebib, which is the story of two friends who leave the security of their Nova Scotia town in hopes of finding a better life in Toronto.
www.mala.bc.ca /~soules/mTheory/vol3/cashman/loserfilms.htm   (509 words)

  
 Film Festivals . com - Festival pages
Fort Lauderdale, the haven of thousands of college students during Spring break, is well known for its tropical climate, miles of gorgeous beaches, flawlessly sunny weather (the occasional hurricane a rare exception) and for being a clean, and civilized alternative to its southern neighbor Miami.
With films ranging from a sneak peek into Saddam Hussein's private life to the story of a young boy with AIDS, the festival is one of the few in the US to focus entirely on documentaries.
Forty-five this year, Cork is a veritable "old man" of the film festival circuit, and brings to Ireland for the first time many of the strongest players at Edinburgh, Venice and Toronto.
www.filmfestivals.com /htm/archives/18oct00/festivals.html   (631 words)

  
 Arthurian Film
Donner's film, which was shelved by the studio for several years before being dumped for television release, is one of the silliest films ever made about the Arthurian legend.
The charges leveled against the film are generally that the lead roles were miscast, that the direction was ponderous, and that, at nearly three hours, the film was too long.
Clearly, Zucker intends his film to be an Arthuriad for the 1990s, but the film fails to capture the spirit of the original legend or to make a case for its contemporary translation of the oft-told story of the Arthur-Lancelot-Guinevere love triangle.
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/acpbibs/harty.htm   (11005 words)

  
 End of the Dialogue
Made in 1970, the film is valuable not only as a record of apartheid, but as a record of how people's understanding of South Africa was then changing.
The film features stark visual contrasts between the prep schools, military parades and rugby matches of the white minority, and the bare classrooms, torn clothes and back-breaking working conditions of the fls who make their lives of luxury possible.
A remarkable film...the anti-apartheid impact of the film is immense...
www.frif.com /new2003/log.html   (493 words)

  
 Harry Smith's Film #18, Mahagonny (Research at the Getty)
The film is a collage composed from a variety of film genres, intercutting portraits of important avant-garde figures, New York City landmarks, and Smith's visionary animation.
The film was shot from 1970 to 1972 and edited for the next eight years.
Images in the film are divided into the categories portraits, animation, symbols, and nature to form the palindrome P.A.S.A.N.A.S.A.P. The film has had limited exposure, showing only six times in 1980 at Anthology Film Archives in New York, with Smith present at each screening.
www.getty.edu /research/scholarly_activities/events/mahagonny.html   (321 words)

  
 George Lucas @ Filmbug
The film was produced by American Zoetrope and executive-produced by Francis Coppola.
Based on an original story by Lucas, the film was directed by Ron Howard and executive-produced by Lucas.
Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all of Lucasfilm's film and television properties.
www.filmbug.com /db/1276   (768 words)

  
 Film Studies Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Film theory encompasses a number of approaches such as auteurism, star studies, genre studies, psychoanalytical studies, and industrial histories, among others.
Films in the UNH-Durham collection may be on VHS or DVD and are located by call number on shelves in the Multimedia Center on Level 2 of Dimond Library.
Film Literature Index 1973+ (Ref Z 5784.M9 F5) Covers film criticism from 1974 to the present and indexes over 300 international film periodicals.
www.reference.unh.edu /guides/filmstudies.html   (1787 words)

  
 Film Sound History: 70's
That same year A Quiet Revolution premiered, which was the first film to have Dolby A noise reduction on the release print.
Before the advent of this noise reduction, it was too noisy to have two optical channels on a piece of 35mm film.
Dolby used the matrixed surround format to avoid the pitfalls of having four optical tracks on the film.
www.mtsu.edu /~smpte/seventies.html   (763 words)

  
 The 1970 E.M.I. Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The film premiered in London in 1970, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, and the then Royal Children, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.
Of the many celebrities that have expressed their admiration of the film, a noted few are, The Queen Mother, John Wayne, Noel Coward, John Gielgud, Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Astaire and Harold Wilson.
The film was recently voted among the best one hundred British Pictures in the past century by the British Film Institute.
www.therailwaychildren.dsl.pipex.com /1970emifilm.htm   (374 words)

  
 Profiles 5: Film People > German-Hollywood Connection
He is also known for his two films starring the American actress Louise Brooks and one of the first sound films, The Threepenny Opera/Die Dreigrosschenoper (1931).
He was the film agent for brother Otto and actor Paul Henried.
Film directors Murnau, Lubitsch, Dieterle, Preminger, and others trained under Reinhardt, as did actors such as Dietrich, Jannings, Schildkraut and Veidt.
www.germanhollywood.com /alphindx_5.html   (2473 words)

  
 TWF: searching: film
The pictures that moved: a picture history of the Australian cinema 1896-1929, with scripts of the films The pictures that moved and The passionate industry.
A thematic survey of the Australian film renaissance in the 1970s, when over 150 feature films were made.
An historical study of film in Australia during the silent and early sound period.
www.twf.org.au /search/filmpubs.html   (720 words)

  
 Eye - Extra Crispin - 08.25.05
His principal focus is a feature film that is already legendary in the annals of Crispin-dom.
What I always say is that the film is about the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are snails, salt, a pipe and how to get home, as tormented by a hubristic, racist inner psyche.
I go to nearly every screening of the film and there are QandA sessions afterward because the film is made to provoke a certain kind of dialogue.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_08.25.05/film/realmsofthebizarre.html   (963 words)

  
 1970’s Filmography - Pressman Film
Despair is the story of Russian natives Hermann and his wife in pre- WWII Nazi Germany.
When a record producer ‘Swan’ steals both the music and the muse from composer ‘Winslow Leach’, disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace known as, The Paradise.
A Harvard graduate transports a load of marijuana from Boston to Berkeley, California in Pressman’s third partnership with director Paul Williams.
www.pressman.com /70s.asp   (397 words)

  
 Classic Cameras (pre-1970) Forum: Film
Since I cut most of my film from 4x5 sheets anyway, their odd cut doesn't matter to me at all.
I have two packs (25 sheets each) of the miscut 4x5 that will eventually find its way (without further modification) into pinhole cameras made to fit it (though they'll surely accomodate correctly sized 4x5 as well).
Since I don't (yet) try to cut down film, that's all the miscut that makes sense to get at this time -- but they must have had an awful bunch of the stuff, since it's been on sale for most of a year.
www.photo.net /bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00CJsI   (206 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Top film list hails Butch Cassidy
Classic western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of 25 films that have been added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
It includes the 1894 film by WKL Dickson, which was the first attempt to synchronise moving images with sound.
The films are chosen by the National Film Preservation Board, consisting of film historians, academics, studio executives and critics.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/3326737.stm   (238 words)

  
 Julia Robinson and Solving Hilbert's Tenth Problem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The film will focus on the individual and collaborative role of Julia Robinson (1919-1985), a past-president of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), and on the friendship and collaboration that developed between her and Yuri Matiyasevich after he put the last necessary piece of the solution to H10 into place.
The film will explore the motivation of mathematicians and the relationship between pure mathematics and the real world (in this case, the technological world of computers).
Julia Robinson's story, and the presence of other women mathematicians in the film, are intended to inspire high school students, particularly girls, to pursue mathematics through higher education and in their careers.
www.ams.org /ams/julia.html   (374 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Performance [1970]: Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The film is an exciting pool of ideas about real and presumed power, about the mysteries of "performance" as a pressing outward toward an abandonment of identity and embrace of revelation.
This film is a beautifully constructed work of art that transcends narrow classification, with a narrative that challenges our very perception of ourselves as unitary beings in a space-time universe; it forces us to ask questions about our psychic continuity and questions our 'common sense' notions of self/other.
occupies half of the film and the narrative was shredded by the
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004CUX6   (942 words)

  
 [Videonews] New Release - END OF THE DIALOGUE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
END OF THE DIALOGUE A Film by Antonia Caccia, Chris Curling, Simon Louvish, Nana Mahomo, Vus Make and Rakhetla Tsehlana Made in 1970, the film is valuable not only as a record of apartheid, but as a record of how people's understanding of South Africa was then changing.
The film features stark visual contrasts between the prep schools, military parades and rugby matches of the white minority, and the bare classrooms, torn clothes and back-breaking working conditions of the fls who make the minority's lives of luxury possible.
A powerful contemporaneous record of the apartheid years, watching the film today, one can't help but be struck by how remarkable South Africa's transition to democracy has been.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /pipermail/videonews/2003-September/000228.html   (409 words)

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