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  Encyclopedia: 1981 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed.
The 1981 film Tarzan, the Ape Man was a disappointment.
The producers of the film were actually sued by the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate over the name of the film, since it focussed more on how many ways to disrobe Jane (Derek's role), than on Tarzan himself.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1981-in-film   (269 words)

  
 Body and Soul (1981 theatrical film)
The basic idea was to update an eponymous 1947 boxing movie with John Garfield, a little-seen film which seems to be regarded positively (8.2 at IMDb).
There are two versions of the film on the disc: a 4:3 full frame version and a 16x9 widescreen anamorphic version.
Although it opened on Friday, November 20, 1981 in New York, and was reviewed in the Times in that Sunday's edition, it is not listed on this list of 1981 releases.
www.scoopy.com /bodyandsoul.htm   (1450 words)

  
 1981: The Last Laugh
When the Film Commission agreed, in March 1979, to assist with the funding of Goodbye Pork Pie, the film was described as New Zealand’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
The completed film does contain elements of Butch Cassidy – a chase story, two heroes, and a showdown with the authorities – but stronger than any Hollywood overtones is the sense that this is first and foremost a New Zealand film.
The filming of Goodbye Pork Pie was completed in 1980, and after screening at Cannes, the film was released in New Zealand on 6 February, 1981.
www.filmarchive.org.nz /archive_presents/1981/lastlaugh.html   (1209 words)

  
 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL - 1981 - BY HARLAN KENNEDY
Bleierne Zeit (The German Sisters) is a tight-faced fable of anarchy and sis­terhood in which two siblings who grew up as children on opposite sides of a temperamental gulf switch roles in adulthood so that the shy one becomes a terrorist, the lively one a bewildered mother and bystander.
It's a single-minded film made with antennae fully stretched to catch the political anxieties of modern Germany: the phantom of a phoenix-Fascism arising from the Aryan ashes, the desperate weaponry of anar­chist Terror used to combat it, the bewil­derment of those caught in the crossfire.
Francisca is an over­whelming conspiracy of colors and tex­tures, filmed in Valasquez velvets and marooning its characters in a thrilling half-world between autonomy and arti­fice, life and portraiture.
americancinemapapers.homestead.com /files/VENICE_1981.htm   (1934 words)

  
 Seton Hall's Periodicals by Academic Areas
v.1-68, 1887-1955 bd.; 69-75, 1956-1962 film; 76-93, 1963-1980 bd.; 94-102, 1981-1989 film; 103+ 1990+ bd.
v.1-2, 1955-1956 bd.; 3-4, 1957-1958 film; 5-9, 1959-1961 bd.; 10-11,1962 film; 12-31, 1963-1972 bd.; 32-33, 1973 film; 34-41, 1974-1977 bd.; 42-43, 1978 film; 44-45, 1979 bd.; 46-49, 1980-1981 film; 50+ 1982+
v.1-18, 1894-1911 bd.; 19-38, 1912-1931 film; 39-55, 1932-1948 bd.; 56-57, 1949-1950 film; 58-61, 1951-1954 bd.; 62-69, 1955-1962 film; 70-85, 1963-1978 bd.; 86-96.
library.shu.edu /journals/Web_Listing_Psychology_shulib.html   (1018 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: Bellevue Film Festival, 1967-1981
Independent film-makers who shoot their films in somewhat the same spirit as the early pioneers of the industry, are able to adopt the spontaneous, personal approach which is becoming increasingly rare in an industry saddled with monstrous costs.
It begins to seem likely that the film history of the present is being written, not on the sound stages of Hollywood, but in the garages and lofts of the shoestring artists who borrow equipment, use outdated film, and turn their friends into performers ….
The Bellevue Film Festival was key to introducing a new generation of Northwest filmmakers to the world of experimental film.
www.historylink.org /essays/output.cfm?file_id=3469   (2136 words)

  
 Possession / 1981 / film review / Andrzej Zulawski / Isabelle Adjani
The film has certainly lost some of the impact which won it instant notoriety on its initial release in 1981 but it remains a palpably bizarre and unsettling cinematic experience, alternating between the patently ridiculous and the down-right disturbing.
It is certainly not a film which will appeal to the majority of cinema-goers and it should probably not be watched as a serious piece of drama.
The one area where the film genuinely does impress is in the quality of the special effects — although the multi-tentacled monster appears only briefly on screen, it is certainly on a par with anything produced by the best science-fiction films.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Possession_rev.html   (513 words)

  
 MusicSearcher.com: John Barry | Body Heat (1998 Re-recording of 1981 Film)
The producers of the Varese Sarabande Film Classics series should be thanked for giving us a fine recording of John Barry's score for the film "Body Heat," one of the sexiest ever written.
This is certainly a case where the film itself and the score are equal partners in conveying that emotion.
This is certainly a case where the film itelf and the score are equal partners in conveying that emotion.
www.musicsearcher.com /Items/030206595123/Reviews   (645 words)

  
 1981 Cannes Film Festival
Film: No Cannes do for the Brits; For the first time in at least a decade, there's not one British feature film in the running for an award at Cannes.
On the waterfront; Tomorrow, the film world gathers in the south of France for its most glamorous festival.
Deux films, un français et un japonais, en compétition à Cannes
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0150043.html   (190 words)

  
 [CAP] CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981), PG -- ... this 1981 PG film. Brief but full rear male nudity plus ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This 128 minute sports film is less about fanfare and adrenaline than about human nature and character building with the winning of the 1924 Olympics almost as an after-thought or an unavoidable necessity.
This "based on a true story" film is one of the those which earns the title a work of art if for no other reason it is not as saturated with sin to make its statement as are most modern films.
This film is most certainly not ashamed to give reverence and factual credit to the Father in Heaven and His Son.
lists.kairosnet.com /pipermail/cap-mar/2004-March/000519.html   (2149 words)

  
 Body and Soul (1981 theatrical film)
But maybe, just maybe, he'll defy the evil gamblers and fight the big fight to win, thus saving his soul and winning his fickle girlfriend back yet again, even though the gamblers and promoters will kill him if he does so.
I really wanted to like this film, and forgave it a lot of mistakes, but this crazy ending was the last straw.
Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.
www.fakes.net /bodyandsoul.htm   (1450 words)

  
 1981 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1981 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
1981 in film: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about 1981 in film
See also: 1980 in film, other events of 1981, 1982 in film, list of 'years in film'.
December 28 - Allan Dwan, pioneer film director
www.encyclopedian.com /19/1981-in-film.html   (77 words)

  
 Film Review: Gallipoli (1981)
Gallipoli is one of my favorite Aussie films (though I often get it confused with The Lighthorse Brigade, as I think I saw them at about the same time when I was young).
Even though I am the complete couch patatoe when watching films, getting my enjoyment from the least amount of mental effort possible, I like movies that have more in them, as I find that they are generally better thought out and of a higher quality, and so I like these aspects explored in a review.
This is indeed a devastating film, and one which caused me to follow a young Peter Weir's directorial career from that point.
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/585/2358   (509 words)

  
 Pennies from Heaven (1981)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After filming, they blew out the stage door, and could be found in the corners in the streets at MGM studios for almost a year.
The biggest hurdle the film could not overcome (then) was the casting of comedy stars in Art Deco darkness.
It is a film for this century and if audiences today have the chance to appreciate and applaud it's brilliant creative slant and dramatic spectacle, it will be a success.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0082894   (438 words)

  
 Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981 Film)
With the average film score running at anywhere between 40 - 45 min., for a film screentime of 1 hr.
The Raiders March is synonymous with thrill-a-minute action, and one cannot imagine Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones without that trademark snapbrim fedora on his head nor that brassy and bold march in the background.
Previously available only on LP and cassettes when it was first released in 1981, the original soundtrack contained roughly half the cues in the Nick Redman-produced 1995 single CD recording.
mountainstatestech.com /bookstore/item_B0000001AE.html   (1156 words)

  
 Termpapers on Review, analysis and comparison of jumanji the book in 1981 and the film in 1995.
Termpapers on Review, analysis and comparison of jumanji the book in 1981 and the film in 1995.
Review, analysis and comparison of jumanji the book in 1981 and the film in 1995.
Jumanji, a children's picture book which was written and illustrated by Chris Van Ellsberg in 1981, Jumanji was the Caldecott Medal Winner of 1982, with some of the most detailed pictures I personally have ever seen done by a free hand illustrator.
www.custompapers.net /research/Review_analysis_and_compariso-151785.html   (237 words)

  
 Diva / 1981 / film review / Jean-Jacques,Beineix
The contrast between the grace and beauty of the opera music and Cosma’s disturbing modern accompaniment brilliantly underscores the contrast of the two worlds between which the postboy Jules is caught - that of a beautiful opera singer and the murderous thugs.
Whilst Diva is undoubtedly a great film, it is marred slightly by its convulted plot, which involves more story strands than the film is capable of sustaining.
The film works because, despite this, it is so brilliantly assembled.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_Diva_rev.html   (354 words)

  
 1981 in film - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
1981 in film - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about 1981 in film contains research on
1981 in film, Events, Top grossing films, Academy Awards, Deaths, Other movies released, 1981, 1981 films and Years in film.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1981_in_film   (216 words)

  
 Ragtime (1981 Film Soundtrack)
I guess it's almost ahead of it's time a little, considering this was the time period that gave us films like The Blues Brothers and other such early SNL comedies which didn't require scores like Ragtime needed.
Newman's first film score job was the 1971 movie "Cold Turkey" (the one with Dick Van Dyke trying to get everyone in town to stop smoking).
Either way, "Ragtime" stands up today as a great film score or as great music to listen to all by itself (many say that the score is better than the movie).
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 VH1.com : Movies : Person : Glenn Shadix : Biography
He made his film debut with a bit part in the 1981 film remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice, but most of his time in the '80s was spent on-stage.
He was cast in two of Lehmann's films: the fl comedy Heathers, as funeral orator Father Ripper, and the suburban satire Meet the Applegates.
After appearing in some of the biggest cult films of the early '90s, Shadix increased his exposure by guest starring on the popular television sitcoms Seinfeld and Cheers.
www.vh1.com /movies/person/57044/bio.jhtml   (468 words)

  
 1981 Richard Pryor Film Bustin' Loose on DVD - 1980s
There are advertisements that run prior to the film starting, but a wonderful feature is that you can hit menu and go straight to the film.
If you liked Richard Pryor's films of the 70's and 80's you may really enjoy the films that are a part of the Soul Show Case collection.
These films were released on DVD on January 10, 2005.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art27741.asp   (772 words)

  
 Film Review: Gallipoli (1981)
Acclaimed as one of Australia's finest cinematic achievements, Peter Weir's Gallipoli is an extraordinarily moving anti-war film that, while shot at an epic proportion, is a personal, endearing portrait of two young Australians.
Not essentially a "war film," it is a film about war.
Over time, though, as social barriers are broken down, and the urgency of the situation escalates, the gap between the two closes.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/australian_cinema/3987   (610 words)

  
 Seton Hall's Periodicals by Academic Areas
v.15-40, 9/1949-6/1975 bd.; 41, 9/1975-6/1976 film; 42-43, 9/1976-6/1978 bd.; 44, 9/1978-6/1979 film; 45, 9/1979-6/1980 bd.; 46-54, 9/1980-9/1988 film//
v.1-5, 1915-1919 film; 6-19, 1920-1933 bd.; 20-22, 1934-1936 film; 23-49, 1937-1963 bd.; 50-74, 1964-1988 film; 75+ 1989+
v.1-3, 9/1971-1974 bd.; 4, 1975 film; 5, 1976 bd.; 6-8, 1977-1979 film; 9, 1980 bd.; 10#1, 1981; 11+ 1982+
library.shu.edu /journals/Web_Listing_Business_shulib.html   (799 words)

  
 AboutFilm.Com - Excalibur (1981)
More often the result is a film like Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate or Kevin Costner's The Postman—critical and box office catastrophes from which the directors' careers would not recover.
Even if the film is successful, like Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, it can break something in the director—Coppola never again made an outstanding film.
Fire and fog, peril and pageantry, sex and sorcery—cinematographer Alex Thomson films it all in lush, rich colors.
www.aboutfilm.com /movies/e/excalibur.htm   (845 words)

  
 An American Werewolf in London [1981 feature film]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
An American Werewolf in London [1981 feature film]
In John Landis's shocker, a hapless commuter detraining at a "Tottenham Court Road" Northern Line platform falls victim to the werewolf.
The final picture in this set is from an exterior scene at Piccadilly Circus.
www.cwgcuser.org.uk /personal/subterra/lu/lufilmtv/aawinlon.htm   (51 words)

  
 Category:1981 films - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category lists the titles of films originally released in the year 1981.
1980 films - 1981 films - 1982 films
This page was last modified 19:43, 23 January 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:1981_films   (112 words)

  
 IMDb: German Film Awards: 1981   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mond is nur a nackerte Kugel, Der (1981) - Sigfrit Steiner
Jede Menge Kohle (1981) - Adolf Winkelmann Filmproduktion
Mond is nur a nackerte Kugel, Der (1981) - Bavaria Film
www.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/German_Film_Awards/1981   (257 words)

  
 Movie Guides
The Film Encyclopedia was written by a single individual, editor Ephraim Katz, and his personality and charm, his vast knowledge and love of cinema shone through every entry.
Technical data is also indexed, so you can read not only about film stock and the apparatus of the camera, but also about the duties of the gaffer, the key grip, and the best boy.
Weldon is the leading authority on films deemed to be "psychotronic," a designation he stretches to encompass horror flicks, spaghetti westerns, low-budget quickies, exploitation films of all stripes--in short, anything disdained by the critical establishment.
www.teleshuttle.com /books/moviegd.htm   (2230 words)

  
 NO Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Film Facts - choosing films - by Peter Marshall for About Photography.
Here is some new information since 9/11 on the effects of modern security devices on photographic film and tips for safe transport of film on the airlines.
SXSW may be the best known, but there are many more film festivals and conferences in Austin each year focusing on different genres and aspects of film and video.
www.brandseek.pl /NO-Film.html   (243 words)

  
 VH1.com : Movies : DVD : Body Heat : Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Body Heat is the explosive 1981 film noir tale of love and betrayal that first introduced a slinky Kathleen Turner to American film audiences and into the dreams of men everywhere.
The film is presented in a normal pan-and-scan and a widescreen version, with a soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.
This moody thriller is a bold attempt by Kasdan to marry '40s film noir atmosphere with '80s frankness, and some explanation of the why's and how's would have been interesting.
www.vh1.com /movies/dvd/22/review.jhtml   (222 words)

  
 S.I. No. 282/1981: IRISH FILM BOARD (ESTABLISHMENT DAY) ORDER, 1981.
The 14th day of August, 1981, is hereby appointed as the establishment day for the purposes of the Irish Film Board Act, 1980 (No. 36 of 1980).
The purpose of this Order is to establish the date on which section 2 of the Irish Film Board Act, 1980, comes into force.
This provides for the establishment of the Irish Film Board, on 14th August, 1981.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /ZZSI282Y1981.html   (198 words)

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