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  Dawn of the Dead (1978 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The film, shot during a period of approximately four months in late 1977 and early 1978, was made on a relatively low budget of around US$1.5 million.
Filming of scenes in the Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania was done only when the shopping center was closed for business, roughly between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
The Chinese horror film Bio Zombie is a parody of this film, as the plot is similar in where its characters must fight their way out of a shopping mall full of zombies.
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 The Lord of the Rings (1978 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is the title of an animated film produced and directed by Ralph Bakshi, and released to theaters in 1978.
In the film's prologue it is suggested that Sauron learned the craft of ring-making after the 19 lesser rings were made whilst in the original story it is Sauron who teaches the Elven smiths this ability.
At one point in the film's development, studio executives thought that the names "Saruman" and "Sauron" were too similar, and would confuse the audience, and decided that Saruman should be renamed "Aruman".
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_(1978_movie)   (3087 words)

 Dawn of the Dead (1978)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This film is a rare thing in that it will please both gorehounds and fans of art cinema, and there isn't a vast amount of films that do that.
It's one of the goriest films ever made, with many sequences reaching a level of disgustingness that is rarely seen in cinema (intestine dinner, anyone?).
As you are probably aware, Tom Savini did the make-up effects for Dawn of the Dead and it is the film that made his career and established him as the gore guru that he is often seen as today.
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 MusicSearcher.com: John Williams | The Fury (1978 Film)
Several musical cues from the film are missing, indicative of the then common practice of releasing partial soundtracks due to the perception that movie score fans are an "insignificant" lot.
Thankfully, aficionados of film scoring have grown tremendously and "The Fury" ranks as a forgotten gem from one of the premier composers of the past forty years, a muscian with the awards to prove it.
This film is not particularly to my taste, but the music certainly is. It is a gem of a film score that has not been accorded the attention which it deserves.
www.musicsearcher.com /Items/030206526424/Reviews   (410 words)

 Halloween (1978)
Throughout the manipulative, morbid film, the suspenseful stalkings and killings are seen from the subjective vantage point of the killer's or 'peeping tom's' eyes, a few times while looking through a mask.
Almost every scene is filmed with a constantly-moving camera (the Steadicam variety) to make the audience feel disordered, totally insecure, unsettled and paranoid, believing that every ominous corner, shadow, noise, or space is potentially life-threatening or dangerous and that everyone will be a helpless victim of random violence.
When the film was aired in 1981 on commercial network television (available in a 1999 re-release DVD version), director Carpenter was obliged to shoot about 12 minutes of additional footage to replace the gory and violent scenes, due to the numerous cuts made.
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 Heaven Can Wait (1978 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 comedy film directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry.
The screenplay was adapted by Elaine May, Warren Beatty and Robert Towne (uncredited) from the original stage play by Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall.
Instead, it is a remake of the 1941 film Here Comes Mr.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heaven_Can_Wait_%281978_movie%29   (367 words)

 Bette Midler: American Film - September 1978
Filming was to begin the next day in the penthouse, which would serve as the office of Rose’s manager.
Earlier in the day, the interior sequences were filmed, with Midler racing past a crowd of elderly naked men lounging beside the pool.
By the time filming was set for the street, it was 10.30 pm, and the theatre crowds were dispersing through the murky waters around Times Square.
www.betteontheboards.com /boards/magazine-13.htm   (2209 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)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Grease (1978)
The sound mixing is particularly distracting, for there is a continual tendency for the background music and noise to drown out the voice of the solo singer or speaker for the moment.
The film cuts back and forth between two totally different settings, with considerably less impact.
They are just enough reason in and of themselves to see the play or film -- but the parts in between are dull and shallow.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/grease.1978.shtml   (546 words)

 FilmJerk.com - Film Review: "Dawn of the Dead"
A literal bitch-slap to everything that made Romero's 1978 original film such a sneaky, DIY gem of the genre, "Dawn" 2004 is devoid of crucial character development, in love with its action and violence, and lacks a true visionary behind the camera to deal with pesky things like spatial relationships and coherence.
Snyder is attempting to subvert the lumbering claustrophobic 1978 nightmare with his “A-Team” theatrics, and it comes off as amateur hour, not the sleek reworking the filmmakers are hoping for.
“Dawn” 2004 is a film for teenagers who know nothing about the 1978 original, and remains noisy enough to please though who are still undemanding of the thoughtless tripe that is continually served to horror fans by a very panicked Hollywood (again, the new “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”).
www.filmjerk.com /new/article862.html   (1243 words)

 Errol Morris: Film
Since the premiere of his groundbreaking 1978 film, "Gates of Heaven," Errol Morris has indelibly altered our perception of the non-fiction film, presenting to audiences the mundane, bizarre and history-making with his own distinctive élan.
Recently, Morris was highly praised for his short film that ran at the front of the 2002 Academy Awards, where he asked an admixture of anonymous and well-known people outside the movie business to talk about what they love about movies.
The film was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and the Centerpiece Premiere Film of the New York Film Festival.
www.errolmorris.com /biography.html   (1038 words)

These are the questions that serve as the basis for the plot of the film.
He was born in 1962 in Odessa and graduated from the screenwriters' and directors' section of VGIK in 1984.
Land of the Deaf was given the prestigious “Golden Aires” for 1998, a prize awarded by Russian film critics and the film press.
russian.arizona.edu /film.htm   (341 words)

 Film Festival Today - Features - Archives
Film Festival Today had the great privilege of interviewing founder/executive director of Israel Film Festival Meir Fenigstein.
I would like to see a distributor using the festival as a kick off for a film to open to the public at least in the four cities where the festival is playing.
We had a few distributors coming to see the film “Turn Left At The End Of The World” directed by Avi Nesher and “The Syrian Bride” directed by Eran Riklis and there was a lot of interest in distribution.
www.filmfestivaltoday.com /archive_item.asp?id=605   (1469 words)

 THE CARETAKER (1964 Comedy/Drama) Part I
It seemed to have enormous filming possibilities and it is an excellent film, perhaps somewhat exclusive in some ways, although the play was hugely popular.
Nevertheless, a film of it is being made, and in fact started shooting this week in a semi-derelict house in Hackney, rented for the purpose from the L.C.C. The film will be shot in six weeks--after three weeks of rehearsal--with no studio work at all and only a few short exterior scenes.
The union technicians employed on the film are paid in the ordinary way, however, and for this of course money has had to be raised.
www.geocities.com /pleasence/caretakerfilm/caretaker-1.html   (1994 words)

 Australian Film Critics
Australian Council of Government Film Libraries in association with the National Film and Sound Archive.
Identification, Gender and Genre in Film: The Case of Shame with Shame: The Screenplay by Beverly Blankenship and Michael Brindley.
National Fictions: Literature, film and the construction of Australian narrative, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au /ReadingRoom/film/critics.htm   (1488 words)

 Grants for Individuals : Film
These awards are targeted for film and videomakers in categories that are among the most difficult areas in which to raise money for media projects.
Must be intent on pursuing a career in journalism, film, writing (fiction or nonfiction), publishing, or market-oriented public policy, and have arranged or applied for an internship, training program, or other short term opportunity related to applicant's intended career.
Moxie Films was founded in 1992 to support the careers of emerging filmmakers as well as the spirit of the independent film, documentary and short.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/grants/3film.htm   (4069 words)

 Some images from and notes on the film of Watership Down   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is the film version of Nuthanger Farm which is very similar to how it appears in real life.
Interestingly the Railway Arch is another location that is shown accurately in the film, even down to the marks where the arch was extended, they are difficult enough to notice in the photographs, but there they are, accurately drawn (though on the wrong side of the tracks), in the film version!
It was portrayed in the film in a visually stylised 'nightmare' sequence to a voice-over by Holly.
www.mayfieldiow.freewire.co.uk /watershp/wdfilm.htm   (1806 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Halloween (1978)
What was terrifying in 1978 has significantly less impact today.
I found myself appreciating the technical aspects of the movie (except the soundtrack) and the skillful way in which it suggests evil is always hiding just outside the frame, but I did not particularly enjoy it on a visceral level until the outstanding final act.
Contrast this with Psycho, an older film which nevertheless remains effective on all levels.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/halloween.1978.shtml   (455 words)

 Film Review: Newsfront (1978) - Reviews World Cultures
Using a combination of fl and white, colour and genuine newsreel footage, the film tells the story of Australia’s newsreel cameramen in the late 1940s and 1950s.
At the same time the film follows the lives of two of the cameramen, focussing on two brothers, Len and Frank Maguire (Bill Hunter and Gerard Kennedy), their wives, partners and colleagues.
The film provides an insightful glimpse of this period of Australian history.
www.aussiereviews.com /article1017.html   (277 words)

 1978 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
February 1 - Bob Dylan's film Renaldo and Clara, a documentary of the "Rolling Thunder Revue" tour premieres in Los Angeles, California
March 1 - Charlie Chaplin's coffin is stolen from a Swiss cemetery 3 months after burial
The Lord of the Rings, animated film by Ralph Bakshi
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 Watership Down (1978)
Seeing this film when I was younger (and having had some familiarity with the novel), I loved it a great deal.
Granted, now that I watch it, the film is less of a cohesive storyline than it is a series of episodes.
There are still plenty of actors still with us who were involved--this film, like most animation, begs at least a featurette to let us know their thoughts.
www.needcoffee.com /html/dvd/wdown.htm   (529 words)

In 1978, the film version spawned four Top 5 hits: the title theme, "You're the One That I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," and "Summer Nights." Surprisingly, only one of them -- the latter song -- actually came from the original score.
To avoid further overexposure, it was agreed that the song had to be given to some other performer.
The single "Grease" came out in late May 1978, and made a slow, steady ascent to number one.
www.superseventies.com /1978_10singles.html   (543 words)

 Cinsher Film Stills
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.
In the Untitled Film Stills there are no Cleopatras, no ladies on trains, no women of a certain age.
www.terrace.qld.edu.au /library/grade11/art/cinsherfilmstills.htm   (408 words)

 Seton Hall's Periodicals by Academic Areas
v.1-21, 1906-1927 film; 22-48, 1928-1954 bd.; 49-58, 1955-1964 film; 59-62, 1965 -1968 bd.; 63, 1969 film; 64-65, 1970-1971 bd.; 66, 1972 film; 67+ 1973+
v.22-30, 1946-1954 bd.; 31, 1955 film; 32-35, 1956-1959 bd; 36-40, 1960-1964, bd.
v.1-39, 1886-1924 film; 40-91, 1925-77 bd.; 92, 1977-78 film; 93-94, 1978-80 bd.
library.shu.edu /journals/Web_Listing_Political_Sciences_shulib.html   (1087 words)

 Read about 1978 in film at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research 1978 in film and learn about 1978 in film here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Science Fiction Movie and TV Reviews
The additional footage was clearly clipped to shorten running time rather than to alter the feel of the film.
As Clark Kent is racing a passenger train in the Smallville sequence, the one little girl on the train who notices him is revealed to be none other than the young Lois Lane.
Her parents, who of course don't believe a word of her story, are uncredited cameo appearances by Kirk Alyn, who played Superman in the 1948 film serial, and Noel Neill, who played Lois Lane opposite George Reeves in the 1950's The Adventures of Superman TV series.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue216/screen2.html   (842 words)

 The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sound of Music (1965) was an exceptionally successful film in the mid-1960s - at the time of its release, it surpassed Gone With the Wind (1939) as the number one box office hit of all time.
The star of the film was the previous year's Best Actress Academy Award winner, a fresh-faced Julie Andrews in a similar role as her governess performance in Mary Poppins (1964).
With a sweeping aerial view, the film opens with a left-to-right camera pan through the clouds and across rocky, snow-covered mountains.
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 Amazon.com: The Lord of the Rings: DVD: Christopher Guard,William Squire,Michael Scholes,John Hurt,Simon ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The film also ends a little too abruptly; I remember being bothered by that as a kid.
The array of talent assembled for it was formidable, especially the voice actors, who represent the one consistent bright spot in the film.
Filmed with live actors in fl-and-white and rotoscoped, each animation cel drawn over a film frame of an actor.
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 Film Roar: Grease (1978)
I was curious to find out what made Grease (1978) so popular that a lot of people consider it a classic so I rented it with high hopes.
For even today there are a hole lot of movies that question the age that the character should look and is no way compatable.
If you are to criticize on film, why not criticize them all.
www.geekroar.com /film/archives/000313.php   (974 words)

 International Film Seminars: Our Activities
Distribution International Film Seminars preserves and distributes two of Robert Flahertyís films: Nanook of the North and Louisiana Story, as well as Hiroshima-Nagasaki, August 1945, produced by Erik Barnouw and Paul Ronder.
The Arden House Seminars (1971-81), as the Public Television and Independent Film Seminars came to be known, built a bridge between the then largely university-based educational television system and the emerging world of independent film.
International Film Seminars has also been in the forefront in recognizing the work of African Americans and other minorities in the U.S., as seen by the first Black and Third World Films and Filmmakers Seminar which IFS organized in New York City in 1975.
www.flahertyseminar.org /ifs_activities.htm   (693 words)

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