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  Encyclopedia: 1974   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1974 Sep 12, Haile Selassie I, "King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah," was deposed by the military from the Ethiopian throne.
1974 In Pennsylvania the firefly was decreed as the official insect.
1974 Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal split from the PLO and was sentenced to death in absentia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1974   (1164 words)

 Film History of the 1970s
Other films that were backed by the studios reflected the tumultuous times, the discontent toward the government, lack of US credibility, and hints of conspiracy paranoia, such as in Alan J. Pakula's post-Watergate film The Parallax View (1974) with Warren Beatty as a muckraking investigator of a Senator's death.
Films made outside the traditional Hollywood mold, with great works of character development, were beginning to win critical praise and bring in tremendous revenues.
The film's tagline or slogan encouraged nostalgia: "Where were you in '62?" Teenage archetypes included the hot-rod loving delinquent (Paul Le Mat), the brainy student (Richard Dreyfuss), the stereotypical class president (Ron Howard), and the nerd (Charles Martin Smith).
www.filmsite.org /70sintro.html   (2461 words)

 Columbia News ::: Alumni Works Featured at Coveted Telluride Film Festival
Screening at the Telluride Film Festival is one of the most significant achievements for a filmmaker; and this year the works of three Columbia film division alumni, Nicole Holofcener AR'94, Shari Berman AR'95 and Robert Pulcini AR'96, were screened at the 28th annual festival, which ran from August 31 through September 3.
Since 1974 this film event has lured film aficionados from around the world to the mountain town of Telluride, Colorado to participate in a festival that does not award prizes.
Neither a film market nor a series of screenings for the press, Telluride focuses on the creative talents behind the films and access to them through a series of panel discussions, seminars and post-screening question and answer sessions.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/01/10/telluride_film_festival.html   (439 words)

 Japan's Outlaw Filmmaker: An Interview with Hara Kazuo
Filming the operation of a famous writer is rare.
The interesting thing about this film was that his wife finally said that she would divorce him if I did not stop filming.
With the other films, I had much less of an idea how the story would develop, but even this was true with the first one as well.
www.dartmouth.edu /~jruoff/Articles/HaraInterview.htm   (4908 words)

 film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With films such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, he has established himself as an auteur of animation, one of the few visionaries of the genre working today.
But, fan-pleasing calculations aside, this half of the film is absolutely touching, even when cross-cutting between the well-known story and the Liam Neeson training sessions set somewhere in the mystic East, which is locale of choice for much pulp fantasy training from The Shadow to Kung Fu.
This over-gunned, underwritten, and badly acted film with Brad and Angelina as a modern version of Nick and Nora is shabbily done and reliant on chase scenes to stuff the spaces of an empty script likely scrawled on a martini-stained napkin.
www.independent.com /a&e/film970.htm   (1789 words)

 Three Musketeers (1974) - DVD film: Totaltiorden.dk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Dumas novel has been filmed many times from the silent era to the present, but Lester's may be the most enjoyable of the lot.
This marvelous film, and its sequel "The Four Musketeers," capture the spirit of Dumas.
Lester filmed this and its sequel (The Four Musketeers) at the same time, but the studio opted to go with a sequel as the whole movie would have been too long.
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/dvd_details.php/1572522313|dvd   (1118 words)

ABBA wins the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest on April 6 with their song "Waterloo." The group will go on to become the most commercially successful pop group of the decade.
The film, which involved a fourteen-year-old being sent to what the television preview deemed a women's prison (when in reality it was a reform school), drew heavy criticism due to an all-female rape scene, the first ever seen on American television.
The scene was deleted in subsequent re-airings after a group of girls assaulted an eight-year-old with a pop bottle, influenced by the scene in the film.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/1974   (2260 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Madonna film faces court battle
A Los Angeles judge has refused to block the US release of the new Madonna film, despite claims from another actor that the project was his idea.
Swept Away, a remake of a 1974 Italian film, is due to be released in the US on Friday.
He said that the case was not the first of its kind, and that it was similar to a case brought against Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton over a 1967 film version of Taming Of The Shrew.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/2312129.stm   (389 words)

 Stavisky / 1974 / Alain Resnais / Jean-Paul Belmondo / Film review
Stavisky’s past activities are hinted at in the film in a rather vague, sometimes conflicting way, lending the character of Serge Alexandre the halo of an enigmatic second persona.
The film’s only fault is a sense of icy detachment which prevents the audience from really sympathising with Stavisky and his wife.
Away from this debacle, the film proved to be a staggering success when it was released abroad, particularly in the United States and Italy.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Stavisky_rev.html   (854 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Newsnight | Newsnight25 | Hiroshima and Nagasaki film
The film was first broadcast on 26 August 1983.
So the prospect of showing this colour footage of the aftermath of Hiroshima, filmed by the Americans in late 1945, was irresistible.
"The film was so well received when first shown in the autumn of 1983 that we decided to repeat it on the anniversary of Hiroshima in August 1984.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/newsnight/newsnight25/4182409.stm   (267 words)

 MILESAGO - Media - Film -'Stone' (1974)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Executive producer David Hannay is unequivocal in his belief that conservative elements in the film industry and the government film bureaucracy ganged up against him and Harbutt and not only tried to hinder the film, but have consistently opposed any project he and Harbutt have since tried to mount.
Gilling lucked into the film while taking a break from her studies -- prior to that she had only featured in a one shampoo commercial -- but her performance as a bikie chick and her striking good looks led a string of successful roles.
When it came out in 1974, it was vilified by the bourgeoisie, the trendy left-wing establishment that had grown up since 1972, which was interesting because Sandy's and my politics was probably far more radically left than the people who were gently left, who were now giving us a serve.
www.milesago.com /visual/stone.htm   (2171 words)

 1974 Mexican film 'Chac' a visual banquet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was written, produced and directed by Chilean filmmaker Rolando Klein, who studied in the UCLA film program, spent several years beating around the edges of Hollywood, and -- on the advice of director Jules Dassin -- returned to his Hispanic roots in 1972 to make this first (and apparently only) film.
His story is an elaborate quest parable about a village suffering a terrible drought, whose wise old shaman finally throws up his hands in frustration and sends a committee of reluctant villager elders deep in the mountains to get help from a powerful diviner -- a man many of the villagers fear is a witch.
But the most amazing thing about the film is how visually striking it is. Klein wrote: "I wanted to create the feeling of timelessness, and for that the photography had to have a classic quality to it.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /movies/chacq.shtml   (559 words)

 Monthly Film Bulletin May 1974
Thus his films, although often confused or incohesive, are never less than dynamic in their readiness to tackle the issues of the day; never an aesthete pure and simple, Pabst constantly risks failure rather than abandoning his determination to explore.
It follows her one act of giving in the film ("Never mind," she says to her sad, thin client when he tells her that he has no money, "I like you") and represents her final submission to her true nature, climaxing a life of guilelessly provocative sexuality.
Her tightest corners-in the courtroom and on the gambling ship-are side-stepped by the introduction of major false alarms that throw everyone else into panic, knowingly filmed by Pabst from stable vantage points, to emphasise the a bsurdity of the chaos.
www.psykickgirl.com /lulu/mfb.html   (1157 words)

 Sun Reporter, The: New Film Re-creates 1974 'Rumble In The Jungle'@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New Film Re-creates 1974 "Rumble In The Jungle'.
On September 25, 1974, there was to be a "Rumble in the Jungle." America was poised to watch a knockout punch that would redefine it as a nation of champions.
In Gramercy Pictures' new film, When We Were Kings, we travel to Zaire to witness the heavyweight championship matchup between reigning title holder George Forman and challenger Muhammad Ali.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:3303931&refid=holomed_1   (214 words)

 Canyon Cinema, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is one of those abstract animated films in which colored, richly textured light moves in a fl, three-dimensional space.
This film may look like it was made using computers or video to the uninitiated, but only animation and mucho optical printing are to be seen herein.
Hence we are shown a path from the carnal to the cosmic.
www.canyoncinema.com /B/Beckett.html   (403 words)

Period pieces, intimate psychological studies, exotic adventure tales and romantic comedies are just a few of the genres accommodated in an oeuvre that reinvented itself yet again in a final career lap lensing all three of Spielberg's cliffhanging 'Indiana Jones' films.
That flexible mastery was fostered during 17 years of employment at England's legendary Ealing Studios, where Slocombe became the pre-eminent house cinematographer.
For Huston's sadly studio-truncated drama 'Freud', he deployed "at least four different techniques within the film, all in bandw, to separate the flashbacks, the biographical story, dream sequences and so forth." George Cukor's 'Travels with My Aunt' as well as Zinnemann's 'Julia' similarly conjured wholly different looks for its contemporary scenes and romanticized memory segments.
www.cinematographers.nl /GreatDoPh/slocombe.htm   (1232 words)

 Les Valseuses / Going Places / 1974 / film review / Bertrand Blier
Although the film has its strengths — mainly some very funny comic situations — it lacks the impact and maturity of Blier’s later films.
There are just too many occasions where the film seems to lose momentum and come to a grinding halt, or ends up re-treading the same ground over and over again.
What the film does show, beyond any question, however, is the talent of Bertrand Blier as a writer/director and the formidable ability of Gérard Depardieu, who was to go on to be one of the foremost actors of his generation.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Les_valseuses_rev.html   (342 words)

 Madhouse Mansion (1974)
The first half of the film is devoted to the chilling psychological cruelty inflicted on the vulnerable Talbot by his two so-called friends, who whisper to each other in his presence, play bitchy mind games on him (a certain amount of male homosexual coding is evident here), and generally
In the second half, though, the supernatural element comes to the fore as Talbot, somewhat like the outcast Eleanor Vance in Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, is singled out by the ghosts, in this case to receive visions of the place's nasty, tragic past involving incest, alleged insanity, and fratricide.
Interestingly, the film's second half, in which Talbot is granted access to the spectral information that his two "friends" are not privy to, can be seen as an ironic counterpart to the first half, in which Talbot was de
www.stomptokyo.com /otf/David/Madhouse/Madhouse-Mansion.htm   (369 words)

 IMDb: German Film Awards: 1974   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Angst essen Seele auf (1974) - Brigitte Mira
Fußgänger, Der (1973) - Franz Seitz Filmproduktion; Alfa Film; MFG-Filmgesellschaft
- For her continued outstanding individual contributions to the german film over the years.
www.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/German_Film_Awards/1974   (208 words)

 The Austin Chronicle: Film Listings
Rare 1974 concert film presents the Alice Cooper Band’s original lineup.
The film's wonderfully over-the-top performances often feel constrained by first-time film director Susan Stroman, whose inexperience behind the camera is all too apparent.
This Israeli comedy is a wholly original movie that's set and filmed entirely within the insular realm of Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox Hasidim.
www.austinchronicle.com /gyrobase/Calendar/Film?Film=oid:303193   (337 words)

 International Film Seminars: Erik Barnouw 1908-2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His scores of books include Indian Film (1963); Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film (1974); Tube of Plenty: The Evolution of American Television (1975); The Sponsor: Notes on a Modern Potentate (1978); The Magician and the Cinema (1981); The International Encyclopedia of Communications (1989); and the monumental 3-volume History of Broadcasting (1966-70).
The film he produced in 1969, HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI 1945 (directed/edited by Paul Ronder) is probably the most widely taught documentary in documentary studies.
Erik's professional life was as variegated and diverse as the scholarship, films and videos he championed.
www.flahertyseminar.org /ifs_EB.htm   (845 words)

 MichaelVox: Chinatown (1974)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The look of the film is spectacular, with the golden hue of the time when L.A. was crystal clear, and water was first found to be the most valuable resource.
Nicholson carries the weight of the film on his shoulders perfectly.
The biggest surprise of the film must have been a doozy in 1974, but modern audiences have seen and heard it all before, so the impact isn't quite as powerful.
www.michaelvox.com /film/c/c7401.html   (561 words)

 DVD Talk Forum - Best Film of 1974 (ongoing survey)
If you've seen even one film that you really liked from the year, and thus you consider it the best you've seen (even if it's the only one you've seen), go ahead and vote.
This thread will be for your pick for best film released during 1974 (think Oscar considerations for what's eligible).
Please start your post with your #1 film from 1974 (try to limit it to one - after all, that's the point - two at the most (I'll split the vote)), and yes, discussions are more than welcome!
www.dvdtalk.com /forum/printthread.php?t=214881   (456 words)

 Film Review: Till Death Us Do Part: The Complete 1974 Series
Film Review: Till Death Us Do Part: The Complete 1974 Series
Don't be shy: tell us about it in the iofilm forum
Films out now: March Of The Penguins, After Midnight, Crying Fist, Calvaire, The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Scorched, Lower City, Doom
www.iofilm.co.uk /fm/t/till_death_us_do_part_the_complete_1974_series_1974.shtml   (627 words)

 The Watergate Files - Trials and Tribulations: February 1974 - April 1974 - Film Reels
The Watergate Files - Trials and Tribulations: February 1974 - April 1974 - Film Reels
In order to view the film reels, you need the latest version of Macromedia's Flash Player.
Source: The film reels are drawn from contemporary television network news coverage of the events.
www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov /museum/exhibits/watergate_files/content.php?section=4&page=e   (85 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Puccini: Madama Butterfly -- 1974 film version/Von Karajan: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Of all Puccini's major operas, the intimate tragedy of Madama Butterfly is least in need of elaborate staging and might therefore benefit most from the close scrutiny of film.
This 1974 version, however, demonstrates that Butterfly still needs a healthy injection of proscenium arch melodrama.
The singers mime to pre-recorded music, which is occasionally disconcerting since when film demands close-ups opera provides broad gestures.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005OC06   (707 words)

 1974 Cannes Film Festival
On the waterfront; Tomorrow, the film world gathers in the south of France for its most glamorous festival.
Star moments, magical films align at Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes Festival taps IFC telepic.(Programming Briefs)(Independent Film Channel)(Brief Article) (Multichannel News)
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0150027.html   (153 words)

 Amazon.com: Jesus Christ Superstar (1974 Film Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A film from a play from an album from a song by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, this production had a most unusual evolution.
Norman Jewison directed the 1973 film on location in Israel with Tim Neeley as Christ, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and Carl Anderson as Judas Iscariot.
It purports to recreate the last days of the life of Christ through the medium of rock, pop, and other modern styles of music.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002ORL?v=glance   (921 words)

 Inside Pink Floyd 1967-1974 - DVD film: Totaltiorden.dk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If one can gather some fans and film their chats with some PF music in the background we could definetly do better than this...
I purchased this DVD with the hope of getting some in-depth, up close and personal concert footage and inside info on this great band.
I sincerely hope that Roger Waters and company will watch "Iron Maiden: The Early Years" and do something on par with this excellent documentary.
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/dvd_details.php/B0002NRRVU|dvd   (377 words)

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