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  1987 Black Maria Film + Video Festival Essay
Films are different in that the image of a donkey in a film does carry with it the direct and overt denotative message: "here is a four legged animal with long ears." But it is the connotative (and often arbitrary) meaning of visual images which makes films interesting.
If a film is seen as communicating through visual symbols which derive their meaning at least partly from the viewer's cultural values or from other films the viewer has seen, then the viewer must be involved in the construction of that meaning.
If the average film viewers, and the 67% of the population who admit to pollsters that they get most of their news information from TV news,.were to fully recognize that the images in film and video are not transparent and objective records of reality, it would be an important start toward a visually literate society.
www.njcu.edu /programs/taebmff/bmff/bmffes1987.html   (3280 words)

 List of 'years in film'
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 /l/li/list_of__years_in_film_.html   (1276 words)

 (WO/1987/001029) CONTOURED FILM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The film is formed from elastomeric polymer, preferably a blend of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer with incompatible polymer.
The numbers of apertures and raised areas contained in the film are such that the ratio of apertures to raised areas is greater than unity.
Processes for forming the film by first aperturing the film and then impressing raised areas into the apertured film are also described.
www.wipo.int /pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=1987/01029   (313 words)

 IMDb: Cannes Film Festival: 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Aria (1987) - Robert Altman (I); Bruce Beresford; Bill Bryden (I); Jean-Luc Godard; Derek Jarman; Franc Roddam; Nicolas Roeg; Ken Russell (I); Charles Sturridge; Julien Temple
Belly of an Architect, The (1987) - Peter Greenaway
Um Trem para as Estrelas (1987) - Carlos Diegues (I)
us.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/Cannes_Film_Festival/1987   (282 words)

 UNLV Short Film Archive - Archive 100
FILM BEFORE FILM is a 1987 documentary about man's attempts to create visual movement with still photographs in the eight decades before the invention of film.
The mutoscope, which uses dozens of pictures and the classic flip-book concept, is the closest to film in capturing lifelike movement.
Also featured in the film are invisible ink drawings, and more simple inventions employing optical illusions that man used to add another dimension to still pictures.
www.unlv.edu /programs/filmarchive/catalog_archive100/1987_before.html   (332 words)

 Motion Picture Research: Primary Sources
Film Index International provides in-depth indexing of over 100,000 international films - from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters - and biographical information for over 40,000 personalities.
For many of the individual films in the catalog, brief citations to reviews and other articles are provided.
For catalogs and filmographies of various film genres or of films by individual studios or directors, use PATHFINDER.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/filmstudies/movieprimarysources.html   (633 words)

 A Short History of Korean Film
Although accomplished films continued to be made up until the end of the decade, such restrictive policies would ultimately have a severe effect on the industry's creative development.
This film -- the tale of a manipulative housemaid who seduces her master -- transgresses the laws of contemporary cinema to the same extent that its heroine tears apart the Confucian order of her household.
Told through the perspective of a young girl, the film portrays the struggles of a young widow who falls in love with her tenant, but cannot express her feelings due to a restrictive social code.
koreanfilm.org /history.html   (2640 words)

 Bavaria Film GmbH: 1987
Götz George is on the wrong side of the law in the film DIE KATZE, his partner is Gudrun Landgrebe, the director Dominik Graf.
Clive Donner is the director of the children's fantasy film BABES IN TOYLAND.
From August 3, it is known as Bavaria Film GmbH.
www.bavaria-film.de /index.php?id=635   (140 words)

 Man on Fire (1987 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Man on Fire is a 1987 film directed by Elie Chouraqui, starring Scott Glenn, Joe Pesci and Jonathan Pryce.
In the film, an ex-CIA agent by the name of John Creasy is a bodyguard for a young daughter of a rich family, who seeks vengeance after she is kidnapped.
The film was originally based on a series of books by author A.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Man_on_Fire_(1987_film)   (321 words)

 UNLV Short Film Archive - Archive 100
A marker on the road to the social controversy about films – how they make meaning and what meaning they make.
Special effects, visual manipulation and narrative are explored as Melies expands the language of film beyond simply what is in front of the camera.
If not the first narrative film than the first film where the narrative was understood as such and appreciated.
www.unlv.edu /programs/filmarchive/catalog_archive100/1893-1908.html   (246 words)

 British Film Institute Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Biographical/Historical: The British Film Institute, with its National Film Archive, is located in London.
Vitagraph Company of America was founded circa 1898 in New York City; an innovator in the early film industry, it lost prominence in the 1920s and was sold to Warner Brothers in 1925.
Holman Day Productions, producer of two dozen short films and one feature film, was based in Augusta, Maine, in 1920-1921.
www.oldfilm.org /ocg/publicMainView.cfm?id=498   (240 words)

 No Way Out (1987 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It stars Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, and Sean Young, and is a remake of The Big Clock; both films are based on The Big Clock, a novel by poet and novelist Kenneth Fearing.
In addition to the Orion Pictures Corporation studio, filming locations were Annapolis, Maryland, Arlington, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, DC, USA, as well as Auckland, New Zealand.
The movie ends with an extremely surprising plot twist, which is not even hinted at during the film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/No_Way_Out_(1987_film)   (861 words)

 Valerii Ogorodnikov
The film received the "Silver Leopard" award at the 52th International Film Festival in Locarno (Switzerland) and the Grand Prize "Window to Europe" at the Film Festival in Vyborg.
The makers of the film dedicated it to the generation of their parents, who grew up in communal apartments and industrial barracks.
The film is set in the in a small provincial town in the Urals in 1953, in the period between the death of Stalin and the execution of Beriia.
www.rusfilm.pitt.edu /2000/ogorod.html   (236 words)

 Film Comment July/Aug 1987
Four days later she did, but by then Joe was filming in the jungle.
Plans to follow that film with a video of a concert tour of Nicaragua by Strummer, Elvis Costello, and Anglo/Irish punk-folk outfit The Pogues, came to nothing when Cox’s financing fell through.
I think film directing is something you have to build up to make a few bum films like they do in college.
www.strummernews.com /fc1987.html   (2238 words)

 (WO/1987/001472) FILM VIDEO PLAYER/PRINTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A turntable (70) serves for selectively rotating the film about an optical centerline (13) of the film video player/printer, to provide for the display of the film image in the normal viewing orientation and to provide for a print corresponding to the image and format displayed.
Une table tournante (70) sert à la rotation sélective du film autour d'un axe (13) optique du lecteur/tireuse photographique pour permettre de visualiser l'image du film dans l'orientation d'observation et de permettre l'obtention d'un tirage correspondant à l'image et au format visualisé.
Le film étant tourné autour de l'axe optique et le rapport des côtés d'un réticule vertical (24a) étant l'inverse du rapport des côtés d'un réticule horizontal (24b), on obtient un tirage optique (21) sans qu'il soit nécessaire de composer ou d'agrandir l'image pour compenser toute rotation du film en vue du tirage.
www.wipo.int /pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=1987/01472   (309 words)

 House Of Games (1987) - Film Talk
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I think it’s a great film to be sure, but what gnaws at me when watching it is the acting.
www.film-talk.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=8450   (2000 words)

 CityBeat Film Reviews
Filmmaker Jon Jost's 1987 film Plain Talk and Common Sense is an essay film that was produced for Britain's Channel Four between the years 1986 and 1987.
The film involved Jost traveling around the United States and offers an explanation for what life in the U.S. truly means.
Of all Jost's films, Plain Talk and Common Sense pushes the boundaries of avant-garde filmmaking and narrative.
www.citybeat.com /gyrobase/Film/FilmReview?filmreview=oid:22017   (109 words)

 The Redford Theatre Film Archive 1987
To view info on a film, click the title.
April 24, 1987 - Sponsored by Redford Is
October 30 and 31, 1987 - Sponsored by Redford Is
redfordtheatre.com /filmdatabase/1987.htm   (274 words)

 Apple - Pro/Film - Walter Murch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
There’s no question but that film — any film — is a kind of visual music: the alternation and development of individual shots being the equivalent of the alternations and development of phrases in music.
Certainly film is more visually musical than theater, which mostly depends on the spoken word.
There’s the visual repetition of reflected images: the film begins and ends with an image seen through water, and there are crucial moments in the story where this reflected imagery comes into play.
www.apple.com /pro/film/murch/index2.html   (688 words)

 Darcy's Korean Film Page - 1980s
Borrowing a sound clip from his film The Genealogy where a woman beats her laundry dry by pounding it with wooden rods, Adada is shown doing the same, thus, quite capable of performing a complicated musical rhythm.
The film follows three generations of Buddhist monks, a young monk, Hae-jin (Huang Hae-jin) around the age of 7, an adult monk, Kibong (Sin Won-sop), around the edges of his 30's, and an elderly monk, Hye-gok (Yi Pan-yong), perhaps in his 70's.
Buddhist Koans abound throughout the film, such as that of meditating on your face before it was born.
koreanfilm.org /kfilm80s.html   (6240 words)

 Two Birds Film
His thesis film At 22: Pictures from Home was screened at the Sinking Creek, Big Muddy, Houston International and New Director/New Films Film festivals.
Currently, Wayne is the Film Mixer and Digital Audio Specialist for the Radio, Television, and Film Department at The University of Texas at Austin.
He also operates Tuning Fork Films, the American-Russian co-production entity by which he produced and directed several documentary/narrative hybrids: Between the Dog and the Wolf (1998, Award for Expanding the Boundaries, Cinematexas Festival), The Navel (2000, Honorable Mention for insight into the Russian situation, Seoul Net Festival) and Moscow Diary (2002).
www.twobirdsfilm.com /homeBkgdPeop.htm   (1050 words)

 Proclamation 5681 -- Fiftieth Anniversary of the Animated Feature Film, 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first animated feature-length film, we can be grateful for the art of film animation, which brings to the screen such magic and lasting vitality.
We can also be grateful for the contribution that animation has made to producing so many family films during the last half-century -- films embodying the fundamental values of good over evil, courage, and decency that Americans so cherish.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim that during the week beginning July 16, 1987, marking the 50th anniversary of feature film animation, the people of the United States are encouraged to observe this historic milestone in our Nation's artistic history with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities.
www.reagan.utexas.edu /archives/speeches/1987/071887a.htm   (389 words)

 Years in Film - Film Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Years in film, film review, people search, film schedules, films to be released, film festivals, best pictures, year events
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix may be released in 2007.
Films scheduled (as of January 2, 2004) to be released in 2006 include:
www.cinemateca.org /movies/movie_review.htm   (1338 words)

 Hamburger Hill (1987) - Channel 4 Film review
While films like Apocalypse Now and Platoon used the Vietnam war as a metaphor for the human condition, Hamburger Hill unpretentiously tries to convey the horror of war through gritty realism.
It's a surprisingly refreshing, if limiting, technique, depicting a succession of battle scenes involving a diminishing troop of soldiers as they desperately try to further their advance, for no other reason than that is what they have been ordered to do.
This is a film about the futility of war expressed in the simplest terms.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=104052   (154 words)

 MMI Special Report - Mill Valley Film Festival 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Among the more intriguing entries at the Mill Valley Film Festival this year is Antony Thomas' excellent documentary "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done." Originally intended as a "Frontline" special last May, the film focuses on the significant relationship between Christian fundamentalists and right-wing politicians.
Thomas' film provides a rich, detailed investigation of his controversial subjects, and his soft-spoken interviewing style clearly soothes the fundamentalists into revealing themselves in ways they never would if his approach were more combative.
The film gets considerable mileage out of situations which do not ordinarily lend themselves to comedy.
www.shoestring.org /mmi_revs/mvff87-1.html   (275 words)

 IMDb: Berlin International Film Festival: 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Fous de Bassan, Les (1987) - Yves Simoneau
Tod des Empedokles, Der (1987) - Danièle Huillet; Jean-Marie Straub
Children's Film Festival: Award of the Senator for Women, Youth and Family
us.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/Berlin_International_Film_Festival/1987   (174 words)

 Robots in Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"...the image of human artifice, figured in the great array of robots, androids and artificial beings throughout the history of the science fiction film is the single most important one in the genre.
Each film listed below is reviewed according to the presence of robots within the film and several
Click on any particular film you wish to know about.
www.umich.edu /~engb415/infilm.html   (97 words)

 Mina Rees Library - Film Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style.
Film and TV Music Resources (Univ. of Washington)
National Film Registry of the Library of Congress
library.gc.cuny.edu /RESEARCH/film.asp   (190 words)

 Wikinfo | 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Years: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 - 1987 - 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
September 2 - In Moscow, the trial of 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May 1987, begins.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=1987   (1227 words)

 Greatest Films of 1987
Dirty Dancing (1987), 105 minutes, D: Emile Ardolino
Fatal Attraction (1987), 120 minutes, D: Adrian Lyne
Lethal Weapon (1987), 110 minutes, D: Richard Donner
www.filmsite.org /1987.html   (165 words)

 Amazon.com: Less Than Zero (1987 Film): Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
For those who are looking for the original soundtrack score to the film, it's done by Thomas Newman.
The same artist who did some other more recent and great soundtracks: American Beauty, Meet Joe Black, etc. I'm trying to find it too, but believe it may be unavailable.
Less Than Zero (1987 Film) ~ Various Artists
www.amazon.com /Less-Than-Zero-1987-Film/dp/B0000024K5   (1419 words)

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