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  1988 Black Maria Film + Video Festival Essay
There is of course the immense industry which makes film for profit, and there are droves of young people seeking a place in that industry; some of them even try to break in by making films on their own.
The predicament of the film-maker with a vision of the medium as a high art is so complex and poignant today that we have to understand at least forty years of a continuous tradition to grasp the issues such an artist faces.
No one could have predicted the need for lightweight 16mm film technology that was part of the war economy and which the Americans of the Forties were the first to adapt to artistic ends.
www.njcu.edu /programs/taebmff/bmff/bmffes1988.html   (1916 words)

 The Film Foundation: The Library of Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
As films were printed on a nitrate base and were highly flammable the Library did not keep copyright deposit prints between about 1911 and 1942.
American Movie Classics on their six annual Film Preservation Weekends has made the public significantly more aware of the need for film preservation and has resulted in more than one and half million dollars being donated to the major film archives to help them safeguard the nation's cinema heritage.
National Film Preservation Foundation was created by the Library of Congress to fulfill one of the recommendations of this plan.
www.film-foundation.org /archives/loc/loc.cfm   (672 words)

 Spoorloos (The Vanishing, 1988) - Film Talk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
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The film ends with a shot that shows Raymond's wife watering two plants that might mark the graves of Rex and Saskia, a newspaper reporting on the dissappearnace of of first Saskia and now Rex, and it ends on their two photos, framed in the shape of eggs.
While Sluizer never made another film that came close to the greatness or popularity of The Vanishing, he was able to make a landmark thriller that stands aside the films of Hitchcock as one of the greats of it's genre.
www.film-talk.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=12986   (1937 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)

 Alice (1988 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alice (original name: Něco z Alenky) is a 1988 Czech surrealist film by Jan Švankmajer.
Early in the film, Alice appears to be in her bedroom, when a stuffed rabbit display comes to life and breaks out of its cage.
However, her mood seems to be less cheerful and often somewhat depressed or helpless, like one might expect from someone exploring a creepy and confusing environment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alice_(1988_film)   (582 words)

 Experimental Film for the Masses
The 10 minute blockbuster film that was to set the world on it's ear and prove that I was a great filmmaker, was nothing but silent animation tests.
His films are experimental, short, use the barest of resources but reach a massive audience.
The National Film Board could not quote the audience the film has reached, but in 1988 the film still works and is still shown.
www.primititootaa.com /articles/experimentalfilm/experimental.html   (1005 words)

 Richard Dutcher - Film Auteur
Dutcher's first complete film project was the ultra-low budget student film "Brother John," cost $3,500 to make, less than one-fourth the amount that was spent on similar projects by other students.
The film features Dutcher in the starring role as a carefree bachelor who falls in love with a woman and decides to burn his little fl book so he can settle down with with her.
Although there are no rules in the Church about not seeing films with a PG-13 rating, some individuals and families had decided for themselves to restrict their movie-going to G and PG films.
www.ldsfilm.com /directors/Dutcher.html   (1686 words)

 BBC News | FILM | Chile Temptation ban contested
Chilean lawyers are calling for an end to the ban on screening Martin Scorcese's film 1988 film Last Temptation of Christ.
The film's depiction, in a fantasy scene, of Jesus marrying Mary Magdalene, caused widespread controversy on its release.
It is a vestige of much more widespread film censorship during the period, and is a key point of contention in the wider struggle between the Catholic church and liberal politicians in the country.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/1833592.stm   (335 words)

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Big is a 1988 comedy film which tells the story of a teenaged boy who is aged to adulthood by a magical fortune telling machine.
Daddy Day Care is a 2003 comedy film which tells the story of an unemployed father who convinces his male friends to help him to start a day care center.
The Freshman is a 1925 comedy film that tells the story of a nerdy college freshman trying to become popular by joining the school football team.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/comedy-film--story.html   (240 words)

 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The film was a milestone in animation history, one of the top-grossing films of its year, and it received four Academy Awards, one of which was a Special Achievement Award for Animation Direction (Richard Williams).
It was filmed as a tribute to the entire pantheon of cartoon characters from Disney, Warner Bros., and MGM, and other studios in the 1940s.
The title of the film was derived from the plot: "Who framed (the cartoon character) Roger Rabbit" for a murder.
www.filmsite.org /whof.html   (3417 words)

 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) - Film Talk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Although the film's title is a question, no question mark appears in the title, as this is considered bad luck in the industry.
When the studio ordered its default ending to be used at the film's end, in which Roger is alive at the end of the duel, however, the song was deleted from the script and ended up on Sting's album instead.
There was to be 2 sequels to that film, the first was "The Two Jakes", which was later filmed, the second was to be about the corruption in Los Angeles when the streetcar system was removed and freeways were built to replace them.
www.film-talk.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=12824   (5964 words)

 Film Finders Bio, Sydney Levine
Before inventing FILM FINDERS in 1988, she served as Vice President of Acquisitions for Republic Pictures and previously spent three years of acquiring feature films for Lorimar.
In 1988 she founded FILM FINDERS with her partner Peter Belsito consult with producers needing to plan festival and sales strategies and to service distributors, international sales agents and festivals programmers looking to acquire features.
She is fluent in several languages and travels extensively on the international film market circuit.
www.filmfinders.com /biosydney.asp   (173 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: A Short Film About Love [1988]: DVD: Grazyna Szapolowska,Olaf Lubaszenko,Stefania Iwinska,Piotr ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Krysztof Kieslowski’s A Short Film About Love was expanded from one of the most lyrical episodes in Dekalog, his celebrated cycle of short films based on the Ten Commandments.
As he did with Dekalog 5 (which was extended to A Short Film About Killing) Kieslowski extended the sixth episode of his influential Polish TV series into this intriguing study of voyeurism and repressed emotions.
These ten films are available over two sets, and remain some of the most potent films I've ever had the pleasure to see & that I think would appeal to anyone.
www.amazon.co.uk /Short-Film-About-Love/dp/B00009Z52N   (887 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Belgian film director dies
Belgian film director Andre Delvaux, who was credited for bringing his country's film to an international audience, has died in Spain aged 76.
Delvaux, who was also a screenwriter and actor, competed for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival with the film Appointment in Bray in 1971.
In 1988 his film The Abyss competed for the Palm d'Or 1988 in Cannes.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/2306479.stm   (285 words)

 Film - Periodical Indexes
Film and Television Literature Index is a comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing.
Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times guide to Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.
: history, aesthetics and economics of film, the relation of film to society, and various genres of film; international in scope.
exlibris.colgate.edu /Journals/ArtsHuman/AHfilm.htm   (347 words)

 Film Society of Lincoln Center
Young Friends of Film (YFF) is a membership program for 21-40 year-old film buffs, who have not had the opportunity to view classic films as they were meant to be seen-on the big screen.
The film follows a mine worker (Turo Pajala) who loses his job and sets out on an unconventional cross-country odyssey, Finnish-style.
If you are new to his films, just picture a Jim Jarmusch comedy of outcasts and slackers—set in Finland.
www.filmlinc.com /wrt/yff/yffariel.htm   (263 words)

 (WO/1988/007647) REFLECTIVE FILM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
(EN) A light transmissive film (10) having a smooth surface (12) and a structured surface (11).
A reflector (21) is placed adjacent to the smooth surface (12) so that light entering the film at an angle which is close to parallel to the smooth surface will emerge from the film at a predetermined angle with respect to the incoming beam.
Un appareil d'éclairage (32) utilisant ce film est également décrit.
www.wipo.int /pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=1988/07647   (224 words)

 Akira (1988)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Trivia: This was one of the first Japanese anime films to have the character's voices recorded before they were animated.
While this is the typical practice in U.S. animation, in Japan the animation is generally produced first.
Visually impressive, solid direction, with a compelling story (if a little complicated), just the right amount of character development, good and very appropriate soundtrack and an extensively detailed New Tokyo, Akira manages to be as groundbreaking as it was when it was first released.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0094625   (395 words)

 Beckett - Film: 1988 "Samuel Beckett: Three Plays"
Produced with the assistance of Beckett himself, this trio of plays from 1988 all feature Billie Whitelaw.
Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2000 VHS, $149.95
FHS "Three Plays" Page -- The entry for Samuel Beckett: Three Plays at the Films for the Humanities and Sciences homepage.
www.themodernword.com /beckett/beckett_film_sb3p1988.html   (109 words)

 IMDb: Cannes Film Festival: 1988   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988) - Krzysztof Kieslowski
Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey, The (1988) - Vincent Ward (I)
Une femme pour l'hiver (1988) - Manuel Flèche
us.imdb.com /Sections/Awards/Cannes_Film_Festival/1988   (177 words)

 Welcome to Tirana International Film  Festival  2004 
The film shows the unique world of artist Sergei Parajanov, whose brilliant images in films and collages aroused the suspicion of Soviet authorities.
Unexpectedly, this last all-embracing interview, given at the 1988 München Film Festival, has become a film legacy.
He studied at the Moscow Film School and worked as a director in the Ukraine.
www.tiranafilmfest.com /programe/parajanov/requiem.htm   (125 words)

 California Film Institute
After eight years of production and a local premiere in 1988, the film was shelved with a lot of other great childhood memories.
For this rare screening of their original film, we welcome all three filmmakers (now in their mid-30s) for a discussion with the audience.
As Ain’t It Cool News’ Harry Knowles wrote of the film: “This is what fandom to me is all about, this sort of magic...
www.cafilm.org /films/464.html   (223 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Twins (1988)
At the time, Arnold Schwarzenegger being in a comedy was an intriguing idea, and making him Danny DeVito's twin was so far-fetched and silly, it was almost an intuitive premise to come up with.
The film itself, directed by Ivan Reitman, doesn't live up to what it promises, however, although it comes close.
In typical Reitman style, the film is pleasantly funny, even the parts with badguys and gangsters and so forth, but not especially inventive or memorable.
www.rinkworks.com /movies/m/twins.1988.shtml   (86 words)

 The Nick Schager Film Project: Prison (1988): C-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
A mean ol' warden named Sharpe (Lane Smith) executed an innocent man and then covered it up thirty years ago; now, he's been assigned to oversee the very prison (not used since the '50s) in which the crime was committed.
There's a debate early on over whether prisons' objectives should be punitive or reformative, and the film's plot certainly can be seen as an anti-capital punishment screed.
But please, don't go looking to Prison for intellectual stimulation, since it is, at heart, nothing more than an '80s horror film in which staging gruesome deaths becomes a lame substitute for creating tension and eeriness.
www.nickschager.com /nsfp/2004/03/prison_1988_c.html   (406 words)

 Virgin (1988) - Channel 4 Film review
Catherine Breillat's film, dubbed the French Lolita, stars Delphine Zentout as the precocious Lili, 14 and already bursting out of the children's dress size referred to in the alternate title, 36 Fillette.
On a camping holiday in Biarritz, she meets older playboy Boris (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and decides to lose her virginity with him.
the film delicately shows a girl exploring her growing sexuality with a man who is not sure how to react to a situation he has fantasised about but cannot control once it becomes real.
www.channel4.com /film/reviews/film.jsp?id=109914   (163 words)

 NFR Nominations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington seeks nominations for the National Film Registry.
To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The number of public votes a film receives is a factor weighed during the selection process.
Congress first established the National Film Registry in the 1988 National Film Preservation Act, and most recently extended the Registry with passage of the National Film Preservation Act of 2005 (part of the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, Public Law 109-9).
www.loc.gov /film/vote.html   (169 words)

 Final Justice (1988)
Lee is a maverick cop who “breaks all the rules!™” Despite his stellar record and cool shades, he’s somewhat of an outcast in the squad room due to the meddling of the new chief inspector, who's seriously anal-retentive.
Still, the heart of the picture is the relationship between Lee and Chow, who slowly grows to trust him.
The film has decent action and is fairly enjoyable, but it is still mostly formula.
www.lovehkfilm.com /reviews/final_justice_1988.htm   (250 words)

 The Redford Theatre Film Archive 1988
To view info on the film, click the title.
- December 2 and 3, 1988 - $2.00
- December 16 and 17, 1988 - $2.00
redfordtheatre.com /filmdatabase/1988.htm   (343 words)

 Festival of African and Caribbean Film, Barbados
He is an artist, writer, and musician, as well as a film director.
In cinema, he wrote the screenplay for Les Enfants de Dieu which was honoured at the Francophone film festival.
His latest film, shown at FESPACO in Ouagadougou in 2003 is Madame Brouette.
humanities.uwichill.edu.bb /filmfestival/2004/films/absa.htm   (390 words)

 A Short Film About Love (1988) - FilmAffinity
A Short Film about Love is the feature length version of a film in Kieslowski's Decalogue.
In fact, the style provides at least as much to the narrative in the sequence as the actual on-screen action (of which there is little).
Despite being the last sequence of the film, the sequence does not provide a conclusion, leaving a powerful and open ending.
www.filmaffinity.com /en/film778933.html   (274 words)

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