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  Hamlet (1996 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Shakespeare's Hamlet is a 1996 film version of William Shakespeare's classic play of the same name, adapted and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also starred in the title role.
The film is very visual; most of the play's many monologues and soliloquies are accompanied by silent flashbacks or dream sequences depicting the events being spoken of.
The flashbacks and dream sequences even allow for celebrities appearing as characters that usually don't appear in the play at all, including Sir John Gielgud and Dame Judi Dench as Priam and Hecuba (mentioned in the monologue performed by the First Player on his arrival at Elsinore) and Ken Dodd as the aforementioned Yorick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hamlet_(1996_film)   (452 words)

  
 TV/Video Preservation Study: Los Angeles Public Hearing, March 1996 - National Film Preservation Board (Library of ...
We are particularly conscious of that because the constituency to which we report, the Congress of the United States, is largely--or, to a very considerable extent--dependent on television for their election or their de-election and extraordinarily interested in it as a medium with which they practically all have rather intimate familiarity and a growing familiarity.
Ultimately, all the film will be transferred, the videotape to be used by the general public for education and research.
I mean, for instance, for the National Film Registry, I am enjoined, by the act of Congress, to judge it on the basis of historical, cultural and aesthetic significance.
www.loc.gov /film/hrng96la.html   (19621 words)

  
 1996 London Film Festival Wrap-Up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In the London Film Festival's rousing trailer, a massive film can drops into town and rolls through the city's streets, bringing the bustling city to a standstill before coming to rest in front of the fest's central venue in Leicester Square.
The delegate response to the films was a bit warmer, although the question "seen anything good?" was as often as not answered by a shrug.
The film caused an uproar among London's self-righteous as British officials, scandalized by the film's mix of sex and vehicular carnage, called for its ban.
www.indiewire.com /onthescene/fes_97LondonFF_971126.html   (502 words)

  
 Montreal 1996
Although the film is inspired by the stories of Anton Chekhov it is by no means any sort of "adaptation".
The director introduced this film before the screening and explained to the audience that he wanted to reaffirm the timeless human values and to show "the path of a repenting sinner back to God".
Although Klavdiia did get a part in the filming of "The Battleship" (she plays the part of a Jewish mother of a little boy killed on the Odessa steps by the Cossacks), she is soon unemployed again.
www.mit.edu /people/fjk/essays/montreal-96.html   (5261 words)

  
 1996 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of film-related events in 1996.
March 13 - Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director
October 31 - Marcel Carné, French film director
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1996_in_film   (291 words)

  
 Lawyers in film 1996
Films recreate reality for many reasons, primarily as a means of engaging the audience so that they will buy another ticket or induce someone else to purchase one.
of the films to be discussed, there is clearly an undercurrent closely connected to a central cultural theme that determines, in part at least, the focus of the work as a whole.
The film ends with a very high angle shot of the attorney walking out of the courthouse at the end of the film as if he were a tiny speck lost in the surrounding cityscape.
tarlton.law.utexas.edu /lpop/etext/lsf/berets22.htm   (4012 words)

  
 New Zealand Film 1912-1996
New Zealand film 1912-1996, not surprisingly, is organized chronologically, and it includes a useful bibliography and an appendix containing pertinent information from the New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978 on the Commission's mandate.
The government-funded National Film Unit, of course, was also a training ground, as Edwards observes in his commentary on coverage of the Commonwealth Games (Games '74): "The liveliness and originality of so much of the film is no coincidence.
As Helen Martin points out, in Neill's film "there are many films, themes and genres not mentioned at all (the shaggy dog tale, the pot-boiler co-production, the film reflecting Pacific Island culture, the urban comedy, the feminist thriller, the Hollywood clone.
www.latrobe.edu.au /screeningthepast/shorts/reviews/revdec/nzf.html   (996 words)

  
 Art Film 1996 Press review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The director for film, video and broadcasting Rodney Wilson is going to present at the festival the effort of his institution to influence programming production for the satellite broadcasting and will comment on the role of art in the era of satellite television and on the role of traditional television documents.
Films which fall outside of commercial criteria are presented and they offer to the audience evident values of broad genre spectrum.
The films shown offer visitors unusual experiences whether it be films in the main competition, films shown during the thematic Canadian, British, French, or Catalan Days, films produced by BBC or ARTE, or films shown as part of the informative sections.
www.artfilm.sk /history/info96/press.html   (2212 words)

  
 Daily Telegraph 1997
Film fans have recently had a bucketful of the Bard; Richard III with Ian McKellen flourished, but British versions of Othello, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream underwhelmed audiences and critics alike.
And last month he caused a stir with the publication of the film's screenplay, which included his notes on the text, aimed at clarifying the play to Castle Rock executives.
The film is a gamble which may pay off for Branagh in the future.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~jyking/gritten.htm   (1346 words)

  
 Darcy's Korean Film Page - 1996
The year 1996, in some ways, represents a moment of greater things simmering underneath celluloid packaging, all the ingredients were beginning to mix for a vibrant Korean cinema to soon emerge.
In the later films, although each main character traveled in a trajectory of poor choices, I always felt that there were positive trajectories available to them that could help them stray from their unhealthy patterns if they would only simply choose these alternate routes.
Kim has noted that this was the most frustrating part of making the film because of the subculture's resistance and, since this went against their ethics, they had little experience synching their performance to a soundtrack.
www.koreanfilm.org /kfilm96.html   (3931 words)

  
 1995 - 1996 - UCLU Film Society, London
The whole day was taken up with shooting, and was not free from problems, including irate UCL staff who hadn't been warned that we would be shooting in their area, and a problem with the Arriflex.
There was a problem in that some of the film had been fogged due to light leaking into the magazine, so the story had to be altered somewhat.
Wednesday was probably the most stressful day of the three, with the editors struggling to picsync and edit the film with very little time indeed, and the sound people trying to put the soundtrack together in time for the showing at 4.00.
www.ucl.ac.uk /~uczxflm/productions/archive/9596   (517 words)

  
 Flame - Zimbabwe 1996
An award winner of several film festivals and selected for the Director's Fortnight at the Cannes film festival, Flame is the first ever film to focus on the role of women and the struggles for the independence of Zimbabwe.
First feature film by Ingrid Sinclair, produced by Joel Phiri and Simon Bright, and the first to be set during the country's liberation struggle.
The men in the film could all be older than the girls, as they were in the actual war.
www.zimmedia.com /flame   (2646 words)

  
 Bound (1996) FILM SCAN --[ EDITING ROOM ] SCENE 360
Gina Gershon has entered the film scene in 1986 with a small role in "Pretty in Pink" and continued playing small parts for several years.
Jennifer Tilly is often remembered for her unusual high-pitched yet breathlessly sexy voice — a voice which made the horror that was "Bride of Chucky" (1998; the fourth installment of the adventures of Chucky the evil doll) somewhat bearable.
His film and television credits are quite extensive, from repeated appearances on hit TV shows like "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue" to supporting roles in blockbuster movies including "U.S. Marshals" (1998) and "The Matrix" (1999).
www.scene360.com /xtra/FilmScan/filmscan_01_bound.html   (1180 words)

  
 Cannes 96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The two films, both produced with financial assistance from the NFDC, explore important events from India's past, events that were to have far reaching consequences.
With the recent international success of such films as Bandit Queen and Bombay and the 50th anniversary of Indian independence in 1947, there is an increasing level of international interest in the Indian film industry, that is also tackling subjects of national and international relevance.
Naseem, the hit of the Delhi Film Festival, tells the powerful story of how the effects of the 1992 riots affected one family and, in particular, their 15-year-old daughter.
www.filmfestivals.com /cannes96/cnewsb12.htm   (486 words)

  
 ipedia.com: 1996 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
1996 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar), and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty.
July 19 - The 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, is opened by US president Bill Clinton.
July 29 - The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a US federal court.
www.ipedia.com /1996.html   (2027 words)

  
 1996 National Film Registry To Be Announced
The National Film Registry was first established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988.
The act was renewed for seven more years in 1996 (P.L. Under the terms of the act, each year the Librarian of Congress must name up to 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" films.
It is estimated that as many as half the films made before 1950 have been lost simply because of physical deterioration, in many cases because of the highly unstable nitrate film stock on which they were made.
www.loc.gov /today/pr/1996/96-176.html   (355 words)

  
 indieWIRE
Film and videomakers are invited to submit their work for consideration via the their website.
The film, directed by Oren Rudavsky, is described as a "moving and funny love story about a nerdy but likeable intellectual who finds the woman of his dreams, with an eccentric Freudian psychoanalyst." Chris Eigeman ("The Last Days of Disco") and Ian Holm ("The Lord of the Rings") star in the film.
The film focuses on the memories of two doctors, one male and one female, and is inspired by the filmmaker's parents before they were lovers.
www.indiewire.com   (2973 words)

  
 film comment magazine
Scott Hicks's film rides on performances, most spectacularly those of Rafalowicz, Taylor, and Rush; otherwise this crowd-pleasing biopic (it was voted audience favorite at the end of the fest) mostly brings tears by the numbers.
The film's climactic rape scene is excruciating to witness--Eldard and especially Malone are very courageous indeed to have undertaken it--but when this agon does not illuminate, one feels too much the voyeur.
Still, few films I've seen in the let-it-all-hang-out Nineties project as much pleasure in the sublimely formed landscape of a woman's body, or generate sexual frisson by savoring a prehensile foot--embroidered with elaborate patterns--as adept in bedplay as any hand.
www.filmlinc.com /fcm/fcm11-12.htm   (2603 words)

  
 International Film Seriesbegins on Sunday evening   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
All films in the Sunday series are screened at 7:30 p.m.
The 1971 Italian film, The Garden of the Finizi-Continis, a newly restored version of Vittorio De Sica's masterpiece, will be shown on Oct. 5.
The film is about the last years of an aristocratic Jewish family in Fascist Italy.
www.udel.edu /PR/UpDate/98/2/interna.html   (264 words)

  
 AFC Annual Report 1996-97: Film & Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
A relatively small investment in short films provides a yardstick for producers and investors to assess the risk on the much larger investment required for a feature film.
A short film that is strikingly original and announces the arrival of a new talent also provides a risk assessment for investors in later projects.
In 1996-97, the AFC maintained its feature film strike rate (the number of projects receiving production investment relative to the number of development investments made in a year) at between 1 in 8 and 1 in 9.
www.afc.gov.au /archive/annrep/ar96_97/ar_26.html   (506 words)

  
 NEW JERSEY FILM FESTIVAL FALL 1996
This fall we are pleased to host a number of visiting filmmakers including Mark Rappaport presenting his critically acclaimed film From The Journals of Jean Seberg on September 6, Sara Driver introducing her ghost story When Pigs Fly on September 22 and others to be announced.
Films to be screened include : Marcel Carne's classic Children of Paradise; Jean Delannoy and Jean Cocteau's updated version of Tristan and Isolde legend, The Eternal Return; Marcel Pagnol's hilarious The Well Digger's Daughter; Jacques Becker's Goupi-Mains Rouges; and Robert Bresson's sensual Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne starring Maria Casares.
In addition, we will be presenting a retrospective of films by pioneering African-American director Oscar Micheaux including Body and Soul (starring Rutgers graduate Paul Robeson in his first screen role) and Murder in Harlem.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~nigrin/backup/fall96/fall96.html   (386 words)

  
 City of the Angels Film Festival - 1996
The film raises the specter of a world in which the talented don't necessarily succeed, the evil don't falter, the glib reap the rewards, and the innocent suffer.
If a "search for meaning" in film is to be authentic, then the makers of films must be relatively free of both creative interference and a self-crippling cynicism.
The images, colors, and motions of the film give this process another physical dimension, as the eye is fed and the audience joins in the pleasure of viewing.
www.cityofangelsfilmfest.org /CAFF96/96films.htm   (2169 words)

  
 AFC Annual Report 1996-97: Film & Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In feature film script development, the policy of creating as many opportunities as possible, consistent with identifying projects deemed to be original and competitive, resulted in 74 investments.
Feature film writers with credits and accredited directors and producers may apply to the general Development Program which attracts a wide cross-section of the industry's most experienced practitioners as well as those who are still developing their skill and track records.
Development investment in documentaries aims to support documentary makers in developing their projects to the point where they can be considered by the broadcasters for pre-sales, particularly the ABC and SBS.
www.afc.gov.au /archive/annrep/ar96_97/ar_27.html   (474 words)

  
 Film - February 1996
It's a chilly life with the Coens, and nowhere more so than in their latest film, which is also their funniest and cruelest in years.
Adult advice is made to be ignored: losing her precious stash, first to a wily snake-charmer, then to a gutter near a tailor's shop, Razieh encounters indifference, cantankerousness, and the kindness of strangers--a whole world contained within a few streets.
Scripted by veteran director Abbas Kiarostami (who directed the exquisite 1994 film Through the Olive Trees) and shot in real time from the perspective of the fiercely single-minded child, The White Balloon is not a film for the plot-hungry.
www.theatlantic.com /ae/96feb/96febfil.htm   (629 words)

  
 Film - December 1996
Caught between his love for Mathilde (Judith Godreche), a free-spirited young scientist raised on Rousseau, and the attentions of a conniving courtesan (a majestic Fanny Ardant), Gregoire struggles between means and ends until he realizes he's being used.
Leconte's most ambitious work to date, Ridicule is a film of ideas, ripe with the moral passion of good historical drama and speckled with both the precisely placed venom of Restoration comedy and the waggish antics to be expected from the versatile director of The Hairdresser's Husband and Monsieur Hire.
By the time Gregoire rises from a final humiliation to tell the court that the Voltaire they quote so liberally is, unlike them, "ridiculously compassionate," you're as primed as France was for the revolution just around the corner.
www.theatlantic.com /ae/96dec/96decflm.htm   (621 words)

  
 Trailers: Film - General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Examines 100 top-grossing films of the 1940s-1980s, to conclude that such films promote a double standard in relation to gender and age.
Jones, Kent (1996), 'The summer of our malcontent', Film Comment Sept/Oct. A defence of contemporary mainstream cinema, along the lines of 'I hated every second of Independence Day, but I can't fault the people who enjoyed it, or consider them 'dupes' of 'the system''.
The 100 films (arranged chronologically) which had some significant impact - for good or ill - on the shape of twentieth century society.
interact.uoregon.edu /MediaLit/mlr/readings/articles/trailers/film_general.html   (2277 words)

  
 1996 Cannes Film Festival
Unapix's video film library to grow 50% in 1996; Video sales registered strong gains in 1995; Cannes and Sundance Festivals entry acquired for home video and T.V. release.
Beyond hoopla: the Cannes Film Festival and cultural significance.
On the waterfront; Tomorrow, the film world gathers in the south of France for its most glamorous festival.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0195031.html   (265 words)

  
 The Obituary Page - Film Industry 1996
Suzanne Georgette Charpentier (Annabella) (14 Jul 1909 - 18 Sep 1996)
Juliet Prowse (25 Sep 1934 - 14 Sep 1996)
Greer Garson (29 Sep 1903 - 6 Apr 1996)
catless.ncl.ac.uk /Obituary/1996/movies.html   (840 words)

  
 1996 Mead Festival Film Descriptions
The image of Mary and Jesus have been sighted in a tortilla, a tree and a Chevrolet Camaro and have become shrines attracting thousands of pilgrims to the Rio Grand Valley of southern Texas.
This film looks at the impact of these manifestations on a Mexican-American community.
Six short films created by anthropology students within the last several years,varying in length from 4 to 16 minutes.
www.usc.edu /dept/elab/mead/mead96/desc96.html   (475 words)

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