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  Encyclopedia: 1972 in film
The film is based upon the novel Goodbye Picadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Berne and was adapted for the screen by Anthony Schaffer.
The film opens with a sweeping shot along the River Thames to the Tower Bridge, and while the interior scenes were filmed at Pinewood Studios, much of the location filming was done in and around Covent Garden and was an homage to the London of Hitchcock's childhood.
Certainly the area as seen in the film still exists, but the market no longer operates from there, and the buildings seen in the film are now occupied by restaurants and nightclubs, and the laneways where merchants and workers once carried their produce are now occupied by tourists and streetperformers.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1972-in-film   (411 words)

 The Godfather (1972 Film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It took a long time to accept the loss of family as one by one that generation died off in the 1970's, to realize that life was not going to be a cocoon of large, warm, loving family relations.
Yet, way back in 1972, this magnificent, mournful music presaged that tragic realization that life in America was no longer going to be so cozy for those who choose complete assimilation into the melting pot.
It's the motherland calling, the soul yearning, ignorant of the original grievances that caused the rift that sent whole communities and solo immigrants to the shore of a new world that was often no warmer a welcome mat than the hidebound, superstitious and vendetta-plagued hilltop farming communities they sought to escape from.
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 General Electric : Munich is the story of the events following the terrorist attacks at the Olympic Games in Munich ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In September of 1972 an unprecedented terrorist attack unfolded live before 900 million television viewers across the globe and ushered in a brave new world of unpredictable violence.
In taut, vivid and human detail, the film takes audiences into a hidden moment in history that resonates with many of the same emotion in our lives today.
The film is produced by Universal Pictures, which is a component of NBC Universal.
www.ge.com /stories/en/20412.html?category=Product_Home   (237 words)

 The Godfather (1972)
Many film reviewers consider the second part equal or superior to the original, although the first part was a tremendous critical and commercial success - and the highest grossing film of its time.
Gangster films are one of the oldest of film genres (starring Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart), emerging as an influential force in the early 1930s (e.g., Little Caesar (1930), Public Enemy (1931), and Scarface (1932)).
This gangster film re-invented the gangster genre, elevating the classic Hollywood gangster film to a higher level by portraying the gangster figure as a tragic hero.
www.filmsite.org /godf.html   (2334 words)

 South Australian Film Corporation Act, 1972 [Act]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"film" means a photographic film or a recording on magnetic tape or on any other material from which a series of images, with or without associated sounds, may be produced and includes such a photographic film or recording for use in a television programme:
(f)to carry out research into the distribution of films and the effectiveness of films to meet the purposes for which they are made with a view to improving such distribution and effectiveness.
Films and equipment of Government departments may be vested in Corporation
www.parliament.sa.gov.au /Catalog/legislation/Acts/s/1972.48.htm   (3384 words)

 Berea College - Hutchins Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Among the volumes are The Films of Greta Garbo, The Films of Bette Davis, and The Films of Gary Cooper.
In the section “Film and Video” citations to one or more reviews of films are given with very brief excerpts from some of the reviews.
Emphasis is on films and film personalities, but some attention is given to television and video.
www.berea.edu /hutchinslibrary/filmguide.asp   (2062 words)

 Film Studies Library Guide
The classmark for film periodicals is per PB 2993 and television and radio is per PB A classmark search within the Index Search on Classmark Index Browse on the catalogue will retrieve a list of the complete holdings at that number.
Some information on individual films is held on microfiche arranged alphabetically by title of films in the microfiche cabinets (microform collection) under the general heading 'Film'.
Most films can be traced on the the computer catalogue by using the director in the author name field and by title of film.You can also use any combination of keywords such as directors name, title, and the word 'video' in the Keyword Anywhere search to retrieve videos/dvd's (this is probably the easiest way).
library.kent.ac.uk /library/info/subjectg/filmstds.shtml   (3259 words)

 The Godfather (1972 Film)
The bad rating is not for the film score but for this CD, which (as of my typing this) is the only available soundtrack of THE GODFATHER.
"The Godfather" was a stellar, high-impact film, and it would have been easy for the score to get lost in the background of all the action, acting, personality, drama, intrigue, and tension.
Instead, the film score fit the film perfectly, augmenting every scene, and creating musical triggers for powerful visual memories.
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 The Underview and 2001: Andre Tarkovsky's Solaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This concept of water, incessantly moving, is a thread that runs through the film, a stream of life that embodies endless change and represents all that is free, yet is constrained to follow whatever proves to be the least resistant path from its source, regardless of how indirect that path might be.
The film's main character, that is, in terms of his on- screen role.
Solaris, released in 1972, was the third of the 7 feature films directed by Andrey Tarkovsky between 1962 (Ivan's Childhood) and 1985 (Sacrifice).
www.underview.com /2001/solaris.html   (6470 words)

 Music : The Godfather (1972 Film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Instead, what I HAVE to say is that the music in the film IS perfect, but the music on the album is so ignorantly assembled that it makes the purchase nearly worthless.
This CD, however, offers only glimpses of what the REAL film music was, sometimes even fading out with no cause and no transition!--surely no film score should ever result to such a despicable convention.
Because the music held so much promise and because the film is such a pivotal addition to cinema and because the entire Godfather series is a phenomenon of itself, one would have hoped that the producers of this album could have successfully translated an inspiring score onto a CD.
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 Music : The Godfather (1972 Film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The fictional Corleone family were Sicilian; my own were Neapolitan and Barese, but for anyone of southern Italian heritage, whether on the mainland or Sicily there is a chill of genetic resonance and recognition when you hear Rota's haunting mix of Neapolitan and Sicilian sounds and rhythms.
In fact, here is only a very small list of film soundtracks which have been remastered and re-released with the majority (if not all) of the music from their respective films:
My advice to the many people who love this film score so much (as I do) is simply to be patient and hope that there will soon be a quality soundtrack release, one which does not insult the ears or the intelligence of the listeners.
www.northmissionroad.com /Reviews/ItemId/B000002OG5   (859 words)

 Film: Tarnation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It’s not a film for everybody but it’s easy to see why it’s being ballyhooed as a breakthrough and strong evidence that the new digital technology is changing filmmaking irreversibly.
Jonathan Caouette was born in 1972 and he was captivated by movies and role-playing from an early age.
The psychological damage that’s documented is often hard to take and the chaotic, discordant style of the film leaves some people feeling as abused as the characters themselves.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/film_reviews/article_1829.asp   (674 words)

 Rosetta Books - Slaughterhouse Five - About the Classic 1972 Film
At different times, Kurt Vonnegut himself has called the 1972 film of Slaughterhouse Five an artistic success and a flawless translation of his novel, and it thus far seems to be the only film adaptation of his novels and stories that he likes.
The literate and thoughtful Hill was then near the height of his career, this film coming between Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), for which he was an Oscar nominee for best director, and the 1973 blockbuster The Sting, for which he won the Oscar.
American film was in the midst of a brief but memorable golden age in 1972, when individual vision and idiosyncratic style were the qualities that engaged audiences.
rosettabooks.com /pages/title_31_38.html   (457 words)

 Le Viager / 1972 / film review / Pierre Tchernia
The film’s only fault, possibly, is that the comedy occasionally goes way over the top, sometimes with a forced campness which doesn’t quite seem appropriate.
What makes this film particularly memorable are the tirelessly amusing performances from the lead actors Michel Serrault and Michel Galabru, both well establish character actors with a penchant for comedy.
The appearance of a young Claude Brasseur and an even younger Gerard Dépardieu at the end of the film is an unexpected treat, which goes down rather like a chocolate liqueur after a sumptuous main meal.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Le_Viager_rev.html   (402 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Film | Reviews | Solaris (1972)
One of the greatest films of all time, Solaris is a movie that insists you wait on it, and requires you to hang on so that it can deliver its subtle point slowly and gently.
Some people may say that the film is slow paced, but that is the beauty of this film as the silences tell a thousand words.
Soderbergh has really come up with a gem of a film which is thoroughly underrated.
film.guardian.co.uk /Reader_Review/0,4163,-76558,00.html   (345 words)

 La scoumoune / Hit Man / 1972 / film review / Jose Giovanni / Belmondo
When this film was made, its lead actor Jean-Paul Belmondo had become less of an actor and more an international superstar, after the roar-away success of such films as L’homme de Rio and Borsalino.
As a consequence, his performance in this film (and many subsequent films) is somewhat marred by his halo of success.
Despite some clumsy padding (such as the ridiculous attempt to rescue Xavier and Roberto from the prison), this is, overall, an entertaining film, and an interesting study of the morality of the criminal milieu.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_La_scoumoune_rev.html   (507 words)

 dvd Superfly (1972 Film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Curtis Mayfield was already something of a well-known figure in the Soul and Rhythm & Blues scene before he made this soundtrack for the 1972 blaxploitation film of the same name.
But in agreeing to soundtrack the Soundtrack for the movie "Superfly", Curtis was far too shrewd to simply just deliver a wonderfully musical soundtrack, and what he did was to, actually take the opportunity to produce a soundtrack with a underlying message.
One that highlights the dangers of 'Running the Streets' and a strong 'Anti-Drugs Message', and although Curtis is clever enough to match the music and lyrics closely enough to the line of the film, and make the majority of songs readily identifiable with various key scenes of the film.
savebazar.com /P-Dvd-QjAwMDAwSkZWOQ%3D%3D-Superfly+%281972+Film%29.html   (457 words)

 Pay Day (1972 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Payday is a film released in 1972 written by Don Carpenter and directed by Darryl Duke.
Other members of the cast include Ahna Capri, Elayne Heilveil and Michael C. Gwynne.
It was filmed in and around Selma, Alabama.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pay_Day_(1972_movie)   (100 words)

 1972   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1972 is a leap year starting on Saturday (click link for calendar).
November 7 - U.S. presidential election 1972 : Republican incumbent Richard Nixon defeats Democratic Senator George McGovern (the election had the lowest voter since 1948 with only 55 percent of electorate voting).
I was watching the attractions for the Steve Martin version of Cheaper By the Dozen and thinking that it looks like the only element they kept from the book was the title and having 12 kids.
www.freeglossary.com /1972   (2317 words)

 Film & Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This film was awarded the prize as Best Political Film at the 1973 San Francisco Film Festival.
The first film that I made was a "short film" for a Canadian rock group called Mandela that was in Los Angeles to appear on a KHJ Saturday evening dance program called Boss City.
We are entering a new era of not only film and video production, but distribution and delivery as well.
members.aye.net /~hpcmedia/filmvideo.htm   (285 words)

 Lady Sings The Blues (1972 Film) : Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All parties involved seem to have missed an opportunity for a 30th Anniversary Edition of the film, which, as of this writing, is still not apparently in the works.
Many of the musicians who played with Billie were drafted in to perform for the film and this is explains why the calibre of the music was so high.
This soundtrack (which includes dialogue from the 1972 film) ain´t Holiday, but it ain´t bad; Ross is in fine and flavorful voice.
www.pagenation.com /an/B000001ABB.html   (1567 words)

 Evel Knievel (1972) - DVD film: Totaltiorden.dk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This low-end DVD sadly, maybe from the only copy available-on faded 16mm-it is on several other "public domain" labels("Public Domain" is when a film falls out of copyright because it's been edited different ways by different distributors and theaters and the original makers simply lose track of it, or disown it altogether).
This is a very cool film of the early 70's, clearly designed to promote Evel and his planned jump of the Grand Canyon (he had to settle for the Snake River Canyon in Idaho instead.) But this is quite simply the worst DVD transfer I have ever seen.
This film is a true classic and captures the magic that was Evel Knievel.
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/dvd_details.php/B0000639ED|dvd   (588 words)

 Cabaret: Original Soundtrack Recording (1972 Film) - (Reviews)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He is every bit as sleazy as the character on broadway, and even more so because the performance shows how the rise of nazism affected what was going on inside of the cabaret, and that slimy weasel just smiled and welcomed it into the performances.
It is creepy watching the scene in the film, and even hearing it on the soundtrack, as it does stand out...the youth were persuasive and doing what they had been brainwashed to do: convince and create a hate filled patriotism.
Performed in the film, it is intimate as if you are seeing the show first row.
www.polus.us /07725449570261336156.htm   (1436 words)

 1972 Cannes Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the waterfront; Tomorrow, the film world gathers in the south of France for its most glamorous festival.
Director envisions next millennium of fest: topper Jacob continues to be surprised by cinema funds.
Vendor and product: film sellers put their wares on the global sales block (H-Z).
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0150023.html   (230 words)

 1972 in film - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
1972 in film - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about 1972 in film contains research on
1972 in film, Top grossing films, Academy Awards, Births, Deaths, Other movies released, 1972, 1972 films and Years in film.
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 Cahiers du Cinema : 1969-1972 (Harvard Film Studies) : Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The pieces reprinted here, most of them translated into English for the first time, document the changes in French film theory and criticism after the events of May 1968.
Its contributors interpreted the political ideology of films and filmmaking even as they continued to debate the work of major international directors.
Included here are theoretical pieces as well as fresh assessments of films by Sergei Eisenstein, Josef von Sternberg, Luchino Visconti, George Cukor, and many others.
www.pagenation.com /an/0674090632.html   (308 words)

 The Godfather (1972) - Film Cell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Authentic limited-edition film cell from 1972's The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando.
Item includes a strip of 35mm film from the movie and a full color image from the movie.
Item is already framed and is approximately 8 inches x 10 inches in size.
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 The Nation, 01/03/1972 - Film, 1972, January, 03 by Hatch, Robert
...The purpose of the film is to show how Minnie (Gena Rowlands), an emotionally bruised and lonely woman, is brought to understand that.she loves and should marry Moskowitz (Seymour Cassel), a parking'lot jockey...
...For a film entertainment-and the picture aspires to no more-the message is arresting enough, and the author's japes work less well on film than they did in print...
...Only in the last quarter of the film, when a Parliamentary cabal springs Alex from the penitentiary and subjects him to some Pavlovian conditioning for the good of his soul and the advancement of their political fortunes did the picture engage me...
www.nationarchive.com /Summaries/v214i0001_13.htm   (1374 words)

 Film: Solaris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Solaris is based on a celebrated novel by Stanislaw Lem which was translated to the screen in 1972 by the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky.
Tarkovsky's Solaris is one of the landmarks of science fiction but Steven Soderbergh was still tempted when producer James Cameron offered him the chance to remake it.
I've already been accosted on the street by somebody who told me I should be ashamed of myself for even attempting to do this.
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