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  Silver Streak (1976 film) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
All exterior train shots were filmed on the Canadian Pacific railway line in Alberta despite ostensibly being set in the United States, and operated by the fictional railroad "AMRoad".
The film features some beautiful train operations, scenery, and lots of "action" shots, as the protagonist and allies battle the bad guys on board and on top of the train, and get thrown off or jump on and off the moving train amazingly often.
The 1934 film has little in common with the 1976 film of the same name, and also differs somewhat from the trip on the original "Silver Streak" Zephyr that same year.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Silver_Streak_%281976_film%29   (510 words)

  
 King Kong (1976 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unlike the first film, the sequel was a commercial failure, but found cult success on video.
The film score, composed and conducted by John Barry, was released on CD by both Mask and FSM in 2005.
It is noticeably incomplete however, missing at least two major cues from the film, notably the log rolling sequence, several extensions of cues already present on the soundtrack, and small restatements of the main theme.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_Kong_%281976_film%29   (2127 words)

  
 Sebastiane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most of the controversy surrounding the film derives from the homoeroticism portrayed and suggested upon between the soldiers.
It is significant for being the first film to be entirely recorded accurately in Latin, which went as far as the translation of erotic language by a Latin scholar into correct vulgar Latin.
The film follows an outpost of Roman soldiers who engage in gay sexual behavior, largely due to a lack of women.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sebastiane   (180 words)

  
 An overview of Shoot Shoot Shoot - The First Decade of the London Film-Makers' Co-operative and British Avant-Garde ...
Film is 'expanded' to engage with the audience, the auditorium, the projector and its beam.
In Rhodes' film, the soundtrack and images are simultaneously generated, that is, the fl and white horizontal and vertical lines of the images were printed onto the optical track of the film so that they literally generate the soundtrack.
The realignment and engagement with the process and mechanism of film and spectatorship is reached with difficultly, but the films are inspiring in their dedication to cinema's ability to be non-representational (of an event, narrative, psychology or a theory) and to posses within it, like modernist abstract painting, “their mystification and their demystification” (Peter Gidal).
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/02/21/shoot_shoot_shoot.html   (3124 words)

  
 1976 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1976 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
See also: 1975 in film, other events of 1976, 1977 in film, list of 'years in film'.
March 25 - Filming begins on George Lucas' Star Wars science fiction film.
In one of the best business decisions in film history, Lucas cuts his directing fee by $500,000 to gain ownership of merchandising and sequel rights
www.encyclopedian.com /19/1976-in-film.html   (125 words)

  
 Sparkle (1976 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sparkle is a 1976 blaxploitation film directed by Sam O'Steen and released by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Inspired by the Black girl groups of the 1960s such as The Supremes, Sparkle stars Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, and Dwan Smith as "Sister and the Sisters", a struggling RandB/soul act.
The film also stars Mary Alice and Philip Michael Thomas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sparkle_(1976_film)   (128 words)

  
 Research Guide to Film Studies
Film criticism may be evaluative but its purpose is to investigate, interpret, or develop a particular topic.
Articles that deal with themes and subjects in films, film history, an actor's or director's career, life's work, and other topics are reproduced in their entirety here.
Film periodicals may be found by searching on title or by doing an "index" search on the term "motion pictures." It gives brief publication and subscription information.
web.library.emory.edu /subjects/humanities/perform/film.html   (3972 words)

  
 All the President's Men (1976)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Almost all of us watching the film already know how the story is going to turn out, but the way it makes its dynamic revelations seem surprising and its story tense and exciting is one of the greatest examples of compelling filmmaking.
For the film's opening sequence, in which Woodward and Bernstein's condemning news is written on a typewriter, Pakula used sounds of gunshots to clarify each separate key of the device striking downwards.
The 37th President of the United States of America was sentenced to a sort of death with the publishing of that article, and the bold gunshots add an extra depth and meaning to this fact.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0074119   (837 words)

  
 Sid James : Sidney James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Sid James (May 8, 1913 - June 26, 1976) was a film and television actor.
Sid James (Sidney Joel Cohen) was born in Natal in South Africa.
Sid returned to films to become a leading member of the 'Carry On' team.
www.termsdefined.net /si/sidney-james.html   (422 words)

  
 Film Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Film as Literature, Literature as Film: An Introduction to and Bibliography of Film's Relationship to Literature.
This is one of the best biographic sources for women in film, covering the early and later directors, well-known and lesser-known, and going on to cover film producers, writers, editors, animators, stunt women, foreign, and unsung women of cinema.
Includes film clips and histories of the films from: President William McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition of 1901; Early films of New York City; San Francisco Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire; Inside an American Factory; and 61 film clips of vaudeville acts from The American Variety Stage Collection.
www.library.wwu.edu /ref/subjguides/filmweb.htm   (4768 words)

  
 American University Library - Film Studies: Internet Sites
Two very handy features of their movie databases are the inclusion of four-star rating system and also when a film is to be shown on television in the coming month, it is noted with an icon linked to the air date and channel.
The mission of the site is to facilitate the serious study of film and television, unlike the majority of film websites that are targeted primarily to fans rather than scholars.
There are always a wide variety of films showing in the Washington area, from multiplexes to arthouse theatres to the national museums.
www.library.american.edu /subject/film/internet.html   (1108 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Taxi Driver (1976)
Taxi Driver, an early film by Martin Scorsese, was a masterful accomplishment of character building.
On the one hand, I acknowledge and praise the greatness of the storytelling; on the other, I am puzzled by why anyone thought this sordid tale needed to be told.
In the film, Scorsese creates a vivid, atmospheric world of moral corruption and a confused, lonely human spirit trying to break free of it -- yet one that is an inextricable product of that very world.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/taxi.driver.1976.shtml   (226 words)

  
 Research in Film Studies
Some sources provide plot summaries of films or overviews of issues and many suggest or refer to other materials that might be useful for your research.
Type in the name of the film or type in your topic: e.g., "feminist film theory." To be sure to limit your search only to those articles focusing on film, type in "film" and select "descriptors" as the limit from the drop down box on the right.
The AFI is the United States' preeminent professional association for the preservation and advancement of film and television.
libweb.uoregon.edu /guides/film   (1753 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Assault on Precinct 13 (Special Edition): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Few who've seen the film can forget the "ice cream cone" scene in which a young girl is caught up in the action by patronizing a seemingly harmless ice cream truck.
Even though the movie was made in 1976, the scene where the street gang cruises around and considers who to kill in a random drive-by shooting feels all too contemporary.
The rest of the film from this point forward moves with lightening speed as Bishop, beautiful secretary Leigh (Laurie Zimmer), Wells, Wilson, and a few others must overcome the mutual distrust that exists between criminals and the police if they are to survive.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008974J?v=glance   (3603 words)

  
 Monsieur Klein / Mr Klein / 1976 / film review / Joseph Losey / Alain Delon
What marks this film out as a cut above the rest is partly the film’s historical backdrop (the Nazi occupation of France) but mainly Joseph Losey’s masterful and intelligent direction of the film.
The film itself is made in classic film noir style, but with an intensely cold feel arising from the photography.
Not surprisingly, for such a film that was as honest about France’s ill-treatment of Jews during World War Two, the film had a luke-warm reception in France when it was released.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Monsieur_Klein_rev.html   (461 words)

  
 Film Reviews, UM Libraries
Use the following sources to locate film reviews and scholarly articles on films and film studies published from 1980 to the present.
The entire contents of 14 film journals are indexed from their beginnings through December 1971.
All 3 volumes are annotated and provide references to film reviews as well as references to all aspects of film.
www.lib.umd.edu /MCK/GUIDES/film_reviews.html   (1406 words)

  
 Sebastiane (1976)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Not being overly familiar with Bible stories or Christian history (and the fact that the opening rolling titles are impossible to read), the factuality of this film will escape me. But Jarman is a visual artist, and his film has more in common with the many paintings of Sebastian than it does with factual storytelling.
This calls to mind "Velvet Goldmine," a complex film I didn't care for, even though I love Todd Haynes; I want to like Jarman -- I love his books -- and this is the first film of his that I've been actively enthusiastic about.
As a film itself, though, it is not pedantic or accusatory -- in fact, Sebastian is killed, it seems, because of the lust of Severus, who he refuses.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0075177   (566 words)

  
 HKFlix.com: Asian & European Import DVDs, VCDs, Cult & Specialty DVDs, VCDs, and Film Reviews!
Now shipping is a very exciting film that throws Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, and Jacky Wu Jing into a fierce battle among Hong Kong's gangsters and cops.
This series of short horror-mystery films directed by Japanese mega-star director Takashi Miike has somehow slipped under most people's radar, though the series is now 6 volumes strong, with volumes 5 and 6 just being released.
This film ushered in an era of martial arts swordplays, and continues to be a major inspiration for contemporary works such as Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
hkflix.com /xq/asp/filmID.529103/filmtitle.The+Hand+Of+.../reviews.htm   (925 words)

  
 ACRL/WSS Resources for Film and Video
Film and video distribution company with large number of documentary titles available for purchase.
Distributes films and videos which offer a "progressive perspective, promote human rights and are created to advance social justice, multiracial equality and cross cultural understanding." Focus is on global workforce issues and ethnicity more than gender per se, but issues are often intertwined.
Stonger coverage of narrative films than documentaries, but can be a very useful source for finding items no longer available from traditional vendors.
www.lib.ucdavis.edu /prodev/dlk/wsvid.html   (3029 words)

  
 Taxi Driver (1976)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(1968) and O Lucky Man! (1973), the latter of which was supposedly one of Martin Scorsese's favorite films at the time.
Not too many hyper-critical reviews of this film have anything near as intelligent to say about what the director and the screenwriter had in mind when they created this American gem.
To those people that have seen it and thought it was "slow" or the pacing was sub par, they don't know what they're talking about; "Taxi Driver" is about the gradual and eventual take-over of insanity, and not about violence, action-shoot-'em-up 'slash' car chase...
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 Puccini: Tosca -- 1976 film version - Compare prices
Thus this 1976 film takes place in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle (Act 1), the Palazzo Farnese (Act 2) and the Castel Sant'Angelo (Act 3).
The evocative settings, however, would be mere window-dressing if the cast wasn't just right; fortunately here Placido Domingo is at his virile peak in the heroic tenor role of Cavaradossi; Raina Kabaivanska is a sultry, vocally beautiful Tosca; while a more infamous and domineering Scarpia than that of Sherrill Milnes can hardly be imagined.
Occasionally the result is a little unnatural, but overall the cast are good enough actors to bring off the conceit even in the close-ups.
www.priceclash.co.uk /puccini-tosca-1976-film-version   (361 words)

  
 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Rocky (1976)
Although the first couple sequels were good, the original film is still the best by far.
Time is taken to flesh him out, to put him in situations where his unique means of expressing himself is used to realize the character.
Because of this, the story becomes of genuine interest and concern, and the film intriguing.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/rocky.1976.shtml   (216 words)

  
 Jodi Letizi As a 12-year-old, South Philadelphia-born actress Jodi Letizia played the part of Marie, the young ...
Jodi Letizi As a 12-year-old, South Philadelphia-born actress Jodi Letizia played the part of Marie, the young neighborhood girl in the 1976 film Rocky.
As a 12-year-old, South Philadelphia-born actress Jodi Letizia played the part of Marie, the young neighborhood girl in the 1976 film Rocky.
Since then, she has had small parts in films like Slaves of New York and Mannequin and performed in the shows Dressing Room Divas, II and Hot Keys.
citypaper.net /articles/2003-08-14/artpicks4.shtml   (291 words)

  
 1976 in film - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
1976 in film - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about 1976 in film contains research on
1976 in film, Events, Top grossing films, Academy Awards, Births, Deaths, Other movies released, 1976, 1976 films and Years in film.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1976_in_film   (240 words)

  
 Dáil Éireann - Volume 293 - 11 November, 1976 - Written Answers. - Film Industry.
Dáil Éireann - Volume 293 - 11 November, 1976 - Written Answers.
No such aid has been given to any commercial company this year for making films.
Moore asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce the amount spent on Ardmore Studios from its purchase to date.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0293/D.0293.197611110018.html   (147 words)

  
 What does the 1976 horror film The Sentinel have in common with the 1977 Woody Allen comedy Annie Hall?
Not one of my very favourite Woody Allen films, but still one of his best and probably his most popular and well-known.
It was sort of like "Spirits of the Dead" in that it had a number of segments that were, in effect, completely separate films with different directors, actors etc..
Terence Stamp plays an drunken English film director who is haunted by visions of a little girl he believes to be Satan.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Puccini: Tosca -- 1976 film version: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beautifully filmed in the Roman Locations specified by Puccini this is a complete success.
Kabaivanska was said to be the greatest Tosca of her generation and this film catches her in her absolute prime.
Although there are several recordings of her performing Tosca, the live performances with Carreras (1976) and Pavarotti (1990), Kabaivanska is even finer on DVD.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005Q66Z   (861 words)

  
 The Slipper and the Rose (1976 Film Soundtrack)
If one needed an object lesson in the fickle nature of Hollywood and its precipitously shifting tastes, one could do worse than to examine the career of the songwriting brothers Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman.
After inventing veritable swaths of Disney's musical theme park, TV, and film legacies in the '50s and '60s (including Zorro, The Sword in the Stone, Mary Poppins, and The Jungle Book), the brothers found their talents largely underemployed in TV and film efforts after the death of Walt Disney.
It isn't to say that their talents were in the least diminished, as this soundtrack to the 1976 U.K.-produced live-action adaptation of Cinderella ably attests.
www.softforall.com /store/P-B00005OC9K.html   (187 words)

  
 Film Research
Films from Africa, Asia and Latin America at the American University.
Note: the main subject heading for film books is "motion pictures." You can also search names of directors, actors, or the titles of films as subjects.
The series "Reference Publication in Film" is an excellent series of monographs covering 43 major directors from Aldrich to Wyler.
www.lib.rochester.edu /index.cfm?PAGE=332   (946 words)

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