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  The Hobbit (1977 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An LP with the soundtrack and dialog from the film was also released in 1977 — ironically, by Disney, through its Buena Vista Records label, although, by popular demand, an edited version, along with accompanying "storyteller read-alongs," was later issued for the Mouse Factory's Disneyland Records imprint.
The film was first broadcast on NBC in the United States, on November 27, 1977, and was tailored to children: the story was done in a very light-hearted style, and featured a lot of songs (most of which came from the book).
While the film is quite faithful to the story, it is at its core still a child-oriented musical adaptation, and therefore not a perfect adaptation of Tolkien's novel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Hobbit_(1977_film)   (1221 words)

 IMDb: German Film Awards: 1977   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gruppenbild mit Dame (1977) - Romy Schneider (I)
wohnhaft vormals Mainzerlandstraße (1977) - Hans Sachs (I)
Mädchenkrieg, Der (1977) - Hans Gailling; Karel Vacek (I)
www.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/German_Film_Awards/1977   (233 words)

 Encyclopedia: 1977 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
See also: 1977 in film 1978 1979 in film 1970s in film years in film film Events February 1 - Bob Dylans film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour premieres in Los Angeles, California March 1 - Charlie Chaplins coffin is stolen from a Swiss...
Jubilee is a 1977 cult film directed by Derek Jarman and starring Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell (Little Nell), Toyah Willcox, Adam Ant, Jordan (the Malcolm McLaren protege), Ian Charleson, Hermine Demoriane and Wayne County.
In the film Queen Elizabeth I is transported forward in time by John Dee through the spirit guide Ariel to the shattered Britain ruled by Elizabeth II.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1977-in-film   (356 words)

 Mars in the Mind of Earth: Films
When we think of films about Mars, the first image in our minds is usually that of poorly costumed aliens emerging from a lazily smoking cardboard spaceship, kind of horrifying a mixed crowd of over acting second string movie stars and confused extras.
But films are not just movies, and science fiction films are not all poorly done or poorly acted.
Films are will eventually be organized by subject, but for now, just by title.
www.marsearth.com /films   (613 words)

 Canyon Cinema, Inc.
Filmed on the paradise island of Sri Lanka, this intense poetic work celebrates the eternal dance of nature's sexuality, and sings of the lost Eden we all search for but do not expect to find.
The film is written and narrated by James Broughton, and photographed by Joel Singer.
The tapestry of changing scenes is strung on a narrative thread: the personal romance of the two makers of the film, as they discover their own affections and interweave them with those of their friends.
www.canyoncinema.com /B/BroughtonSinger.html   (596 words)

 Press Release : Film in PA
The annual Slamdance Film Festival ran this year from January 17-24, 2004, in Park City, UT. In its 10th year, Slamdance's mission is to showcase emerging filmmaking talent and exhibits the work of newcomers.
The Pennsylvania Film Office is a division of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that was established in 1977.
The Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the Pittsburgh Film Office are separate offices within the Commonwealth and are responsible for scouting and assisting the producers of the films, and managing the productions in their respective regions.
www.filminpa.com /filminpa/pressRelease.jsp?page=slamdance   (331 words)

 Timeline 1977
1977 Jan 17, Gary Gilmore (36), convicted in the double murder of an elderly couple, was shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade.
1977 Apr 6, Jaime Estevez spoke from a Moscow broadcast that the purposes of 3 newly formed Soviet-backed entities was to lead the fight for the overthrow of the fascist junta in Chile.
1977 Oct 17, West German commandos stormed a hijacked Lufthansa jetliner that was on the ground in Mogadishu, Somalia, freeing all 86 hostages and killing three of the four hijackers, Palestinians of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1977.HTML   (8460 words)

 Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I will then look backward from 1977 to the long period of gestation of the Star Wars project and its gradual transformation into a children’s film; that is a film primarily, but not necessarily exclusively, addressed to children.
This would appear to be a crucial decision; in the final film, the space battles and galactic intrigues are mediated by the robot duo, who act much like a team of slapstick clowns or cartoon characters, thus inviting especially very young viewers to enter into the film’s adventure.
It was only in the spring of 1977, shortly before the film’s release, that Lucas finally admitted publicly that his main target audience was in fact children, both young teenagers and sub-teens.
www.nottingham.ac.uk /film/journal/articles/its-aimed-at-kids.htm   (4093 words)

 Humphrey W. Leynse Collection Films and Papers, 1916-1977
In addition to his classes on film criticism, scripting, and documentary film, he taught the very popular "Masters of Cinema" course, which grew from an enrollment of thirty-seven students in the fall of 1970 to seven hundred in the spring of 1977.
Subseries 1.4, Miscellaneous, includes those film materials (numbered 78 to 89) that were part of the original accession, but that were not described in the original inventory.
Among some of the subjects are film directors such as Robert Altman, Ingmar Bergman, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Arthur Penn, and Orson Welles, all of whom discuss their careers in films and filmmaking.
www.wsulibs.wsu.edu /holland/masc/finders/cg438.htm   (2211 words)

 ON THIS DAY | 25 | 1977: Silent film legend Chaplin dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The couple's eldest daughter, actress Geraldine, was abroad filming in Spain but his son Sidney, the eldest son by the second of his four marriages was at his bedside.
From his screen debut in 1914, to his last completed film in 1967, Sir Charles is considered to have helped found the modern film.
The shuffling, cane-twirling figure in over-sized trousers and a fl moustache, was born.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/25/newsid_2542000/2542535.stm   (485 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)

 Diabolo menthe / Peppermint Soda / 1977 / film review / Diane Kurys
Diane Kurys won instant acclaim for this, her first film, when it was released in 1977.
Coming of age dramas usually involve teenage boys so it is a pleasant change to see a film that deals exclusively with the female sex, and without the off-putting vulgarity that stains most treatments of the subject.
The film was a commercial success and earned its director the coveted Prix Louis-Delluc in 1977.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Diabolo_menthe_rev.html   (233 words)

 Cinsher Film Stills
Sherman began making these pictures in 1977, when she was twenty-three.
For her the pop-culture image was not a subject (as it had been for Walker Evans) or raw material (as it had been for Andy Warhol) but a whole artistic vocabulary, ready-made.
Her film stills look and function just like the real ones—those 8-by-10-inch glossies designed to lure us into a drama we find all the more compelling because we know it is not real.
www.terrace.qld.edu.au /library/grade11/art/cinsherfilmstills.htm   (408 words)

 Black Film Center/Archive Film Holdings: "P"
Passing Through (1977) - The film is the story of Womack, a promising young jazz musician who after a prison term, goes on a spiritual search for his adoptive grandfather (Clarence Muse).
Larry Clark's film attempts to subvert the Hollywood action genre, re-organizing confrontation and chase scenes according to the rhythms of jazz.
The film chronicles his increasing political activism, as captured through the evolution of the lyrics of "Ol' Man River." Documentary, 29 min., VHS, dir: Saul J. Turell.
www.indiana.edu /~bfca/collection/films/films_P.html   (2516 words)

 This month's Cambridge Film Festival
One interesting addition to the 2004 Cambridge Film Festival was A Critical Condition: The State of Film Journalism in the UK, a forum focused on examining the role of critics in the UK film industry.
Secondly, the creators of the festival wanted to rediscover important, yet ignored, films and their makers; many great films are discontinued or unwatched for many years, and the Festival sought to remedy this situation at least in part.
With three screens and advanced technology, the Picturehouse is recognized as the most profitable and advanced film venue in the region as well as a centre for film presentations and education.
www.ukhotmovies.com /film-festivals/cambridge-film-festival/test.html   (1031 words)

 AllRefer.com - Howard Hawks (Film, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Goshen, Ind. Although not as well known as such contemporaries as John Ford and Alfred Hitchcock, he has been critically acclaimed as one of the 20th cent.'s best motion picture directors.
Hawks's uncomplicated and unpretentious style, visual clarity, and sense for crisp dialogue are evident in his more than 40 films, which cover an unusually wide variety of cinematic genres.
Many of his works have become classics, including the war film The Dawn Patrol (1930), the gangster movie Scarface (1932), the screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938), the romantic adventure To Have and Have Not (1944), the detective story The Big Sleep (1946), the Western Red River (1948), and the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/HawksHowa.html   (279 words)

 Providence (1977)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This was the first film in English for master film-maker Alain Resnais, and also happens to be one of his best.
Using a variety of surreal cinematic techniques, Resnais is able to capture the characters of everyone in the film perfectly and his style - combined with excellent scripting - makes for an experience that will not be forgotten.
Although the first half of the film will probably be spent in confusion, before you actually realise what is going on - I had to see this film several times before I was satisfied - it is worth struggling to understand this complex and thoroughly entertaining artistic movie.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0076574   (353 words)

 Boston.com / A&E / Celebrity news / Cronenberg's 1977 film 'Rabid' now on DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
TORONTO -- Film director David Cronenberg is going down memory lane as he gears up for the DVD release of his 1977 feature film "Rabid."
Perhaps better known for his other eerie pictures "The Fly", "Dead Ringers" and "Crash," Cronenberg said the experience of shooting "Rabid" was part of an intense process of learning his craft.
Those films, "Shivers" and "Rabid", were my film school, because I never went to film school," Cronenberg said.
www.boston.com /ae/celebrity/articles/2004/06/01/cronenbergs_1977_film_rabid_now_on_dvd   (203 words)

 Star Wars (1977)
It ultimately helped to resurrect the financial viability of the science-fiction genre, a category of films that was considered frivolous and unprofitable, and brought the phrase "May the Force be with you" into common usage.
However, this appealing film was criticized for encouraging a boom in spectacular (but sometimes drab) special-effects laden blockbusters (with thin plot lines) for decades after.
The film was also awarded with a Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects for the creation of the alien, creature, and robot voices (Benjamin Burtt, Jr.).
www.filmsite.org /starw.html   (3523 words)

of Wagner, and is also a film about the power of cinema itself.
The film is in four parts, and comes on four videos:
This is a stunning and visionary film, and is a transfer from a rare European boxed set.
www.subcin.com /hitler.htm   (205 words)

 CINDY SHERMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cindy Sherman was twenty-three years old when she began making these pictures in 1977.
Her film stills look and function just like the real ones - those 8-by-10-inch glossies designed to lure us into a drama we find all the more compelling because we know it is not real.
In addition to her ongoing work in photography, Sherman directed the feature film Office Killer, which premiered in New York in December 1997.
csw.art.pl /new/98/shermeg.html   (379 words)

Years: 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 - 1977 - 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
December 25 - Charlie Chaplin, star of silent film
For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/19/1977.html   (778 words)

 Hardware Wars (1977)
I want to say that I first saw this film during an episode of Saturday Night Live, but I can't be too far off--back then we only had three-and-a-half channels to choose from.
Producer Michael Wiese appeared at Cannes 2001 to promote the film, and his five minutes of humor and comments--some to an audience--were actually worthwhile and informative.
Whatever faults the extra stuff has, the people behind the film get points for the sheer insanity behind it--and the film by itself would be worth owning.
www.needcoffee.com /html/dvd/hwars.htm   (647 words)

 WI: Star Wars just an obscure 1977 film - Alternate History Discussion Board
The Indiana Jones films (done by Spielberg and Cronenberg) would be seen as the major cultural statement of the 80's.
Before SW, "big budget" SF films like Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, Logans Run, 2001,etc., all had to have "serious" philosophical or topical issues...only small "B" movies were done just for fun.
Lucas invented the modern phenomena of film merchandicing, its thanks to star wars that action figures are the size they are, prior to SW they were all Action Man sized.
www.alternatehistory.com /discussion/showthread.php?t=970   (1630 words)

 divers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She is seen in a full wetsuit in some episodes, but good coverage of her diving with a full face mask in the episode about the first mission to mars...
In the last half hour of the film she is never out of her wetsuit as she tries to escape the dragons nest.
Near the end of the film when the undersea base is crumbling, Karen is seen briefly in full wetsuit, and gear awaiting rescue..
members.aol.com /munday6877/femalescuba.htm   (2811 words)

 Hollywood Film Festival® - Hollywood Discovery Awards® - Filming Othello   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Filming Othello is a ninety minute documentary that Orson Welles planned as the first in a series of programs about each one of the films that he directed.
Filming Othello was made for Janus Films of Germany for Klaus and Jurgen Hellwig, producers.
This is a film in which you can see Orson at home, relaxed, as he really was, telling his stories.
www.hollywoodawards.com /welles/othello.html   (191 words)

 Film on Mexican immigrant to screen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"This film is the centerpiece of an artistic and intellectual recovery process that two of my colleagues" -- Carrasco and Cuellar-- "and I directed over the past two years," Camarillo said.
In conjunction with the project, a volume of original essays, including a DVD version of the film, is scheduled to be published by the University of New Mexico Press in the late fall.
The film is presented by the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Stanford Alumni Association.
www.stanford.edu /group/news/report/news/2003/february26/alambrista-226.html   (252 words)

 Company News On Call
Rockers, a 1977 reggae film based and shot in Kingston, Jamaica will be webcast on both http://www.mediabureau.com and http://www.twec.com on June 17, 2000 at 9:00 PM EDT.
The 1977 film features a plethora of reggae super stars, such as Burning Spear and music by Jimmy Cliff.
It is the quintessential film depicting Jamaican sub-culture in the late 70's.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/06-13-2000/0001242170   (593 words)

 The Duellists (1977): The films of Ridley Scott
The Duellists (1977): The films of Ridley Scott
Needless to say, the futility of war and the destructive nature of revenge leads to the twist that both men have been duelling for so long, in the end they actually forget what it was that set them off on their feud.
This was an extension of his earlier short films, a potted version of Paths of Glory in which a handful of extras (including Tony Scott) go over the wire and run round the camera before repeating the exercise.
www.fortunecity.com /lavendar/sydenham/306/Duellists.html   (798 words)

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