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  1983 Black Maria Film + Video Festival Essay
By then Edison's involvement in film had entered a second phase which was principally that of a businessman/entrepreneur.
Post-production (editing film to fit an idea or theme) was done in the project booth -- not by the producer.
As Porter began to make films, he was predisposed to integrate his own earlier experiences as an exhibitor and juxtaposed shots in ways which were often humorous, poignant or significant.
www.njcu.edu /programs/taebmff/bmff/bmffes1983.html   (2117 words)

 RusFilm-2002: Dance of Men
The first visual image of the child's waving hands reappears in the film's final sequence—they are the hands of a village girl attempting to wake the already deceased grandmother.
The cycle of life is thus told by a voice that is itself cyclical—to ask whether the grandmother speaks from beyond the grave or whether she is reincarnated is to misunderstand the essence of human life in the Central Asian world depicted here by Razykov.
His work as both screenwriter and film director, as well as his appointment as General Director of Uzbekfilm Studios, have surely been among the major factors contributing to the development of what has come to be called the New Uzbek Cinema.
www.rusfilm.pitt.edu /2002/ga2/dance-of-men-program-notes.html   (795 words)

 Film Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Established in 1983, THX Film Services is the film industry's first comprehensive, independent quality assurance organization dedicated to optimizing the quality of motion picture presentation in commercial cinemas.
Film Services provides a series of quality checkpoints at each stage of the process, identifying and correcting anything that could adversely affect the movie presentation quality in the cinema.
Film Services assists in approving the final version of a motion picture from which all release prints are made.
www.thx.com /mod/services/filmServices.html?print=1   (998 words)

 Film Criticism
Indexes film reviews that have appeared in selected periodicals and provides a short synopsis of each film.
This is the most comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia on films in English with more than 7000 entries on film artists, studios, film centers, styles, genres, schools, organizations, institutions, industry jargon and technical terms.
Gives the name of the distributors, the year the film was released and the source material from which the film was created.
library.scsu.ctstateu.edu /filmcritbib.html   (2365 words)

 Enter Nous, by Diane Kuryes, 1983
The film has had a great success in France and USA, generally in most of the countries it was distributed.
In fact, she had already proposed the film to me, but I hesitated, because I had to play a mother and I was afraid I was too young to paly it, unable to assume myself on screen having two young daughters.
I remember this scene where, in the camp, at the beginning of the film, she washed her hair and said: "La Galice, is in spain.
mjf.missouristate.edu /faculty/wang/ih/career/1983_enternous.htm   (679 words)

 The Day After
Programmed by ABC on Sunday, 20 November 1983, The Day After was watched by an estimated half the adult population, the largest audience for a made-for-TV movie to that time.
ABC defined the production both in terms of realism--for example, the special effects to do with the missiles and blast were backed up with rosters of scientific advisors--and of art, as a surrealist vision of the destruction of western civilization--as miniaturized in a mid-West town and a nuclear family (graphically represented in the movie poster).
Network executives were particularly sensitive to the issue of taste and the impact of horror on sensitive viewers (they knew that Watkins' film had been deemed "too horrifying for the medium of television"), although, contradictorily, the majority of the audience was supposed to be already inured to the depiction of suffering.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/D/htmlD/dayafterth/dayafter.htm   (792 words)

 1983 continues-- film version to Orwell's atmosphere
Though her face is almost as drawn and haunted as Winston's for the greater part of the film, she lights up during the love scenes.
Richard Burton, in his last film before an untimely death, plays the part of a member of the Inner Party.
Director of photography Roger Deakins keeps the film in muted grayish colors throughtout except for the love scene between Winston and Julia.
www-tech.mit.edu /V105/N3/1984.03a.html   (450 words)

 C.W. Post Library Reference - Film Sources
The annuals, besides containing essays on films released during the year, give obituaries of motion picture professionals, list film awards and give brief descriptions of films released during the year that weren't covered in the essay section.
Film reviews are arranged by the date they appeared in Variety.
Gives a description of each character and lists the films in which he/she appeared, the year the film was made and the actor who played the part.
www.liu.edu /cwis/cwp/library/ref/filmso.htm   (968 words)

 List of 'years in film' (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
1973 in film - The Sting and The Exorcist are released
Posthumously released, "The Son Of the Shiek" is Rudolph Valentino's biggest grossing film.
1925 in film - Lon Chaney's greatest film, "The Phantom Of The Opera" is released by Universal with colour sequences.
www.fact-index.com.cob-web.org:8888 /l/li/list_of__years_in_film_.html   (1284 words)

 Film History of the 1980s
The era was characterized by the introduction of 'high-concept' films - with cinematic plots that could be easily characterized by one or two sentences (25 words or less) - and therefore easily marketable and understandable.
Film budgets skyrocketed due to special effects (expensive digital effects) and inflated salaries of name-recognition stars (and their agents).
Because costly film decisions were more in the hands of people making the financial decisions, not the film makers, movies were made only if they could guarantee financial success, thereby pandering to a few select, well-known star names attached to film titles without as much attention paid to intelligent scripts.
www.filmsite.org /80sintro.html   (2778 words)

 L'Argent / Money / Robert Bresson / 1983 / film review
Rather than film dramatic events, he presents the aftermath, the echo, or the reflection of such events.
As a result, the film is compelling from the first scene and each tragic development has a genuinely shocking impact.
The film’s dramatic ending - when the central character goes on a killer rampage - is so horrific, so disturbing, because Bresson shows us the absolute minimum: the rest is left to our imagination.
frenchfilms.topcities.com /nf_L_argent_rev.html   (401 words)

 On the Wrong Track (1983)
In only his second film as a director, Clarence Fok tried to tap into the rebellious spirit of the local youth culture with his 1983 film On the Wrong Track.
Although the film is undermined by poor plotting, ridiculous melodrama, and paper-thin characterization, Clarence Fok does display a certain measure of visual panache in On the Wrong Track.
In that film, Andy Lau's character must suffer the consequences due to his loyalty to his younger, hotheaded triad brother—a setup not unlike the one in On the Wrong Track.
www.lovehkfilm.com /reviews_2/on_the_wrong_track.htm   (1126 words)

 Scifilm -- Reviews, EYES OF FIRE (1983)
EYES OF FIRE is an acclaimed western/horror film that was released in 1983 from independent film and TV director Avery Crounse and his studio Elysian Pictures.
Even though EYES OF FIRE is largely unheard of and long forgotten today, such films as RAVENOUS and THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT obviously borrowed many ideas from and were inspired by this film and other films of the same subgenre, which use witches, the "American Frontier", and the "Haunted Forest" plots and themes.
Probably not entirely his fault, EYES OF FIRE, was his second leading film, (he had only appeared in WARGAMES a year before), so maybe he didn't have the acting experience to bring more meaning to his character.
www.scifilm.org /reviews3/eyesoffire.html   (509 words)

 Terms Of Endearment (1983)
Terms of Endearment (1983) is a comedy/drama classic, an entertaining film, but also a manipulative, soap-operatic melodramatic tearjerker, with an ending similar to Dark Victory (1939) and Love Story (1970).
The sit-com style film is about the thirty-year mother-daughter relationship between two women: stubborn brunette Emma (Debra Winger) and her devoted, possessive, blonde, widowed mother Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine).
Before the opening credits, the film portrays Aurora as a worried, newbie mother who checks on her baby every five minutes in the middle of the night and imagines the worst.
www.filmsite.org /terms.html   (1411 words)

 The FreshSite: Film: Reviews: Class (1983)
Criminally charming, vivacious and descriptive film about college life, youthful sexuality and generation gaps.
In contrast to its genre-counterparts of the late 90s and onwards, Class is neither rude nor vulgar, despite being equally controversial when it comes to theme and subject.
This is a great achievement by Carlino, and it makes the film both pleasant and bold.
www.arnadal.no /film/Movies/class.htm   (129 words)

 Tribeca Film Festival - The Virgin of Lust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Arturo Ripstein, born in Mexico City in 1943, is widely recognized as one of the foremost Latin-American filmmakers.
His first film, a western titled Tiempo de Morir (1965), was produced by his father, Alfredo Ripstein, Jr., and written by Gabriel García Márquez and Carlos Fuentes.
Other outstanding early films by Ripstein include Castle of Purity (1973) and A Place Without Limits (1978), In 1987 he began to collaborate with the screenwriter Paz Alicia Garciadiego, now his wife, and the eleven films they have subsequently created are among the most individualistic and uncompromising works of contemporary world cinema.
www.tribecafilmfestival.org /2003/filmguide/dirbio.php?EventNumber=0542   (178 words)

 Film Formats
Prior to the advent of Sound on Film in 1926, the Aspect ratio was 1.33:1.
ArriVision was used for two 3D feature film Amityville (1983) and Jaws 3 (1983), is still in use today as an Anamorphic process on such films as Star Wars Episode 1 (1999) and Lord of the Rings (2001).
They added 2.5mm to each side of the film which allowed two magnetic tracks to be recorded on the left and right sides of the film outside the sprocket holes and one track each was recorded on either side of the image inside the sprocket holes.
www.dvdaust.com /film_formats.htm   (2530 words)

 Scarface (1983 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scarface is a 1983 motion picture remake of the 1932 Howard Hawks gangster film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana, a fictional Cuban refugee who comes to Florida in 1980 as a result of the Mariel Boatlift.
When the film was submitted to the MPAA, it was rated X for the graphic language and violence.
In the film, Al Pacino's character immigrates from Cuba to Miami in 1980.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scarface_(1983_film)   (4284 words)

 WOMEN MAKE MOVIES | Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From 1978-1983 she taught film at the School of Television and Cinema in Tehran.
She received her MFA degree in film from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987.
Mehrnaz has made a number of short films which have screened in various festivals: "The Silent Majority," "Ruins Within," and her award-winning documentary "A Tajik Woman." She has been the Artistic Consultant of the Festival of Films from Iran at the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1989.
www.wmm.com /filmCatalog/makers/fm323.shtml   (425 words)

 The Right Stuff (1983) - Channel 4 Film review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Though overlooked at the box-office in 1983, Philip Kaufman's account of the early days of the space race is a wildly ambitious venture that boldly goes where few historical epics had gone before.
Most of all though it's a film about the function of national heroes and their uneasy relationship with the State.
The first section of the film deals with the attempts of US test-pilot Chuck Yeager (Shepard) to break the sound barrier.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=107666   (320 words)

 Runners [1983 feature film]
In Stephen Poliakoff's first film script, Tom Lindsay (James Fox) finally tracks down his 13 year-old daughter, Rachel (Kate Hardie), two years after she ran away from their Midlands home.
After an anonymous tip-off, he spots her with a group of friends in the street, and follows her into "Maida Vale" station, but is stunned when the reunion is not what he has expected or hoped for....
One possible explanation is that the script calls for a location in South London, while "Maida Vale" - instantly recognisable by it's distinctive Stanley Heap exterior in the style of Leslie Green - is in the North of the city.
www.cwgcuser.org.uk /personal/subterra/lu/lufilmtv/runners.htm   (149 words)

 NebraskaOnFilm.com - Terms of Endearment - filmed in Nebraska
The film was based on a novel by Larry McMurtry and focused on the love and conflict between a mother and daughter.
It was during the location filming that actress Debra Winger became romantically involved with newly-elected Nebraska Gov.
The film's world premiere was held at the Stuart Theater in Lincoln as a fundraising event for
incolor.inetnebr.com /sumaree/nebraskafilm/terms.htm   (334 words)

 PAPUA NEW GUINEA SERIES: First Contact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is the classic film of cultural confrontation that is as compelling today as when it was first released over ten years ago.
Thus they captured on film their unexpected confrontation with thousands of Stone Age people who had no concept of human life beyond their valleys.
Yet there is more to this extraordinary film than the footage that was recovered.
www.filmakers.com /indivs/FirstContact.htm   (353 words)

 THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND - SAM PECKINPAH COMMEMORATIVE 2-DISC EDITION DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Serving as a bridge of sorts between the psychosexual circus of Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill (1980) and the technology/media fear of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) and David Cronenberg's Videodrome (1983), the film strikes a balance between the paranoia cinema of the 1970s and the technophilic sci-fi wonderland of the 1980s.
His whole allure from such films as Dandelions, Spetters, and Soldier of Orange is a violent sexuality and an alien remove--he's the perfect pundit, and a pretty fair Peckinpah protagonist, too.
Seeing the film in widescreen for the first time is, by itself, something of a revelation.
filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/ostermanweekend.htm   (1709 words)

 Amazon.com: The Dead Zone: DVD: Christopher Walken,Brooke Adams,Tom Skerritt,Herbert Lom,Anthony Zerbe,Colleen ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The film's success is due in large part to Christopher Walken; with a less capable actor filling the role of Johnny Smith, this movie could have turned out as flat as a pancake.
David Cronenberg directs this bleak but absorbing film, but don't expect the kind of gore Cronenberg is famous for, as this is not a gore-mired film by any means (although the deaths we do witness are pretty satisfyingly presented).
The film was produced by Dino de Laurentis, so although Cronenberg has always stayed on the periphery of Hollywood, this movie has more of a "mainstream" feel than his previous work.
www.amazon.com /Dead-Zone-Christopher-Walken/dp/B00004W5UG   (3015 words)

 Vivement dimanche! / Confidentially Yours / Finally Sunday / 1983 / film review / Francois Truffaut (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
François Truffaut’s last film is a pleasing résumé of his cinema work, and certainly an entertaining film in its own right.
Throughout the film there is a strong reference back to the past, to Truffaut’s early film making days, when the New Wave was at the height of its success.
Truffaut’s last film is not his best but it is a worthy parting shot from one of the world’s great film directors.
frenchfilms.topcities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /nf_Vivement_dimanche_rev.html   (691 words)

 Papy fait de la rĂ©sistance / Papy fait de la resistance / Jean-Marie PoirĂ© / 1983 / film review (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The film was developed from a stage play of the same title written by Jean-Marie Poiré and Martin Lamotte (the latter of whom takes a starring role in the film).
Jean-Marie Poiré’s response was that the film was not a comedy about the Resistance, but rather a parody of the war film genre.
Although the film has since become a comic classic in France, it was not a huge commercial success, partly because it was released at the same time as Le Marginal, a big-budget detective thriller starring iconic actor Jean-Paul Belmondo.
frenchfilms.topcities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /nf_Papy_fait_de_la_resistance.html   (536 words)

 A Christmas Story (1983)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Trivia: During the filming in downtown Cleveland, the antique automobile club members, whose cars were used, were given a route to follow on Public Square.
They were instructed to continue circling the square until otherwise instructed.
Road salt was a major concern for the car owners and the cars were pressure-washed after each day's filming and parked underground beneath the Terminal Tower.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0085334   (439 words)

 Film Society of Lincoln Center
YFF is designed for film enthusiasts aged 21-40 who have not had the opportunity to see the celluloid classics at their very best - on the big screen.
Named one of the ten-best films of 1983 by The New York Times, the film's stellar cast includes Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, JoBeth Williams, Tom Berenger, Mary Kay Place, and Meg Tilly.
The Big Chill was the opening night film of the 1983 New York Film Festival.
www.filmlinc.com /wrt/yff/yffbigchill.htm   (197 words)

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