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  The Big Lebowski (1998)
The blue Volkswagen driven by the private eye is a reference to the Coen brothers' first film, Blood Simple.
As with many other films by the Coen brothers The Big Lebowski is an odd array of out of the ordinary characters slapped right in the middle of an improbable situation.
After viewing this film one can see why actors who can actually practice their craft are worth their weight in gold.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0118715   (1286 words)

  Philosophy of Film
Because the study of film is already institutionalized within academia in the discipline of film studies, and because that field includes a separate sub-field of film theory, it might seem that, unlike literature and music, say, film is already well-served by this institutional base.
Male viewers of film, it was held, identify with their idealized screen counterparts and enjoy the objectification of women through both screen images that they view with pleasure and also narratives in which the male characters with whom they identify come to possess the sought after female character.
As film and its related digital media continue to expand in their influence upon the lives of human beings, the philosophy of film can be expected to become an even more vital area for philosophic investigation.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/film   (5314 words)

 1998 Film Society Awards: Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Film societies have always aspired to be more than simply a cheap form of cinema and one important aspect to show this is by providing programme notes.
Our Film Society of the Year is such a society but as with many long established operation, had encountered many difficulties, ranging from venue, finance, membership and the inevitable sense of inertia just to keep going.
Whilst maintaining traditional things such as reactions, comments to films, wine and cheese events, their promotion and publicity has embraced everything through poster displays through the town, newspaper and radio to delivery of publicity by bicycle on the one hand and the creation of their own web-site on the other.
freespace.virgin.net /dave.watterson/bffs/1998awards.html   (1287 words)

Most films on mental illness focus on adults and their families; this film daringly traces the toll of mental illness on adolescents or young adults.
This film gives an intimate view of the funny and frustrating sides of growing up the daughter of a high-achieving mother who had time for everything but her kids.
By filming four mothers and daughters of contrasting age, class and family dynamics, the filmmaker captures certain traits that almost all mother/daughter relationships have in common, such as the mother's desire for the daughters safety versus the daughters need for independence.
www.westernpsych.org /programs/program/film.html   (2220 words)

 1998 Sundance Film Festival Update #3   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The film is actually a rather unabashed attempt to copy Tarantino that is unique for only two things: both the director, Jennifer Leitzes, and the lead actor, Kyra Sedgwick, are women.
However, while Lietzes' film lacks a clear narrative direction, there are times when the effective performances and high level of energy allow us to forget the bigger picture and enjoy the instance.
A critic friend of mine lambasted it as one of the worst films of the young year, and several other people I spoke to remarked that they had heard it was the biggest dud of the festival.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /sundance98/update3.html   (1825 words)

The film critically examines the pressure to look young and attractive, the lack of positive older role models, and the ways in which AIDS intensifies the fear and process of aging.
Filmed during a series of seminars on the subject of death, participants described their reactions as children to the growing knowledge of death.
The prairie wind is not responsible for the dirt flying in this film; the culprits are neighboring gophers with an un-neighborly appetite for anger and revenge.
www.westernpsych.org /programs/program99/film.html   (3052 words)

 Misérables, Les (1998)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What is left out is left out, be it some characters that has no major relation to what the director thought to be the main story or some solitary incidents however interesting they might be.
The two main young characters of the film are played nicely by Claire Danes and Hans Matheson.
Danes acted up to the standard of this film's allover acting level, which is quite good.
us.imdb.com /Title?0119683   (584 words)

 1998 Sundance Film Festival Update #4   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Like all film festival handouts, they don't mean much of anything to me anyway.
All awards are overrated, which is probably why film critics spend so much time writing about who should win them, why they should win them, and why the real winners should be sunk at sea.
While it wasn't as unpleasant as advertised, I was nonplused at the lack of quality of films presented.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /sundance98/update4.html   (1079 words)

 Film Journal 1998
Virtually plotless, the film consists of a series of vignettes set in a small Ohio town that was devastated years before by a tornado (an underdeveloped conceit), and centers on the town's aimless, frequently-unsupervised youth population.
The film is basically a non-stop valediction of a teacher, loved by virtually everybody across the generations, who resigns his post in order to devote himself full-time to writing.
Kurosawa's latest film, made in 1993, and only just making its way to Chicago (and not through any kind of proper distribution, mind you, but by special arrangement with some Japanese cultural entity or whatever), is the type of film which shouldn't work at all.
alumnus.caltech.edu /~ejohnson/ecj/journal98.html   (2330 words)

 Boston Film Festival 1998
Lyne's "Lolita" is one of the non-Boston films to screen in the Boston Film Festival.
The film is based on Charles Perry’s novel "Portrait of a Young Man Drowning." Scout Productions has also recently produced "Home Before Dark," a family drama filmed in Waltham, Newton, and Hyde Park, Massachusetts.
The Boston Film Festival is sponsored by the Massachusetts Film Office, Lowes/Sony Theatres, the Boston Phoenix, Legal Sea Foods, the Sundance Channel, the Independent Film Channel, The Lenox, MediaOne, Kiss 108FM, the Massachusetts Port Authority, 101.7 WFNX, OptimumTV, West Coast Video, and New England Cable News.
www.newenglandfilm.com /news/archives/98september/bostonfilmfest.htm   (551 words)

 BMA - 1998 winners film competition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Filmed in Uganda, the video contains 15 short clips designed specifically to provide workshop participants with a springboard for discussion of their own experiences.
The film aims to inform the general public about the behavioural science of twins.
This film aims to explain the variety of personal financial and insurance options available to GPs and hospital doctors.
www.bma.org.uk /ap.nsf/Content/LIB1998WinnersFilmCompetition   (3967 words)

 Radio Recall: Radio's Yellow Brick Road
There were three produced in 1910 alone and all were silent films, of course.
For example, the magic shoes were silver (as in the books) not ruby-red (as in the MGM film.) The radio series only lasted from September 1933 to March 1934.
Oh yes, one other bit of trivia....when the 1939 MGM film was nearly completed, it was deemed too long by the studio big-wigs and their first suggestion was to cut the song, "Over the Rainbow."
www.otr.com /yellow_brick.html   (1096 words)

 1998 in film   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly to take a starring role in a new film to be directed by her brother.
The employment picture for minority, female and older writers has changed little in the seven years since Hollywood's writers union last surveyed the film and television industries as slight gains continue to be offset by persistent challenges, according to a report set to be released Wednesday.
Despite gains since 1998, women and minorities continue to lag behind white male counterparts in jobs and pay, an industry study shows.
www.infothis.com /find/1998_in_film   (396 words)

 The 1998 Boston Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Towne's film is not the first big-screen treatment of the runner's life (last year's Prefontaine was a pedestrian effort), and neither does it penetrate much beyond the television image of the athlete at the 1972 Olympics with which it opens.
Little is learned about his background (there's a glimpse of his disapproving mother, no explanation for the absent father, and a flashback to Steve as a child being chased, Forrest Gump-style, by local bullies), and that may be for the best.
The conflict is unresolved, though the fact that Prefontaine died in a car crash at 26 and Bowerman would go on to develop the first Nike running shoes could be used as an argument either way.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/movies/98/09/10/WITHOUT_LIMITS.html   (312 words)

 frontline: from jesus to christ - the first christians
The film then turns to the period that followed Jesus' death, examining the rise of Christianity and concluding with the First Revolt -- the bloody and violent siege of Jerusalem and the beginning of a rift between Christianity and Judaism.
The film looks at another bloody Jewish war against Rome, the second Revolt, assessing its impact on the Christianity movement.
The broadcast documents the extraordinary events of the second and third centuries in which Christianity grew from a small Jewish sect to an official religion of the Roman Empire.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion   (411 words)

 June 1998 - Film
Robert Bierman's film version of George Orwell's novel of 1930s London, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, blandly retitled A Merry War for American moviegoers who may be stumped by the name of the houseplant that epitomizes lower-middle-class English respectability, is nevertheless a wickedly clever piece of satirical fun.
Crisply adapted by the television writer Alan Plater, A Merry War is a handsome period piece that does full justice to Orwell's scorn for the pretensions and hypocrisies of England's hidebound class structure.
Frail but entirely in command, Mastroianni plays Manoel, an aged film director who accompanies a half-French, half-Portuguese actor and two others to the village in Portugal where the actor's father was raised.
www.theatlantic.com /ae/98jun/98junfi.htm   (674 words)

 January 1998 - Film
Oscar and Lucinda will bet on anything but their love for each other, until finally Oscar, believing his beloved to be enamored of her exiled friend, the Reverend Hasset (Ciaran Hinds), stakes his life on an act that he hopes will prove his devotion.
Julie Christie makes a vibrant return as Phyllis, a former B-movie actress who now languishes in her bathrobe, watching her old films and tolerating the many affairs of her contractor husband, Lucky (Nick Nolte), whom she has kept at arm's length since they quarreled years ago.
Rudolph's spry screenplay undercuts the wistful sorrow of these four wounded souls with often hilarious dialogue, as they talk past one another, and ends on a goofy note of hope.
www.theatlantic.com /ae/98jan/98janfi.htm   (634 words)

 Film Festival 1998
At 11:00 a.m., the slot will be filled with films in homage to a different guest star each day, including Pedro Almodovar and Jeanne Moreau.
This year, seven first or second films never before released in France are competing in the International Competition for the Grand Prix, Jury's Special Prize, Best Actor and Best Actress.
Notably, the selection includes the Dutch film Character that just won the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Film and Jeanne et le Garcon Formidable shown in the official selection at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
www.filmfestivals.com /spotfr/ffparis   (415 words)

 1998 Slamdance Film Festival Application Form   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Still organized by filmmakers, Slamdance is primarily devoted to first-time directors who have made films which do not have domestic distribution or wealthy budgets.
The early deadline for all films is Wednesday, October 15, 1997.
If film is accepted, entrant will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition print/video materials to and from the festival venue.
www.slamdance.com /SD98/SD98app_info.shtml   (385 words)

Following its world premiere in Berlin, the film has been shown at over 50 festivals and is now ready for theatrical release in Germany on 29th September.
The countdown is on: film entries for the 56th Berlinale must be submitted by November 1, 2005, in order to be considered in the selection process.
Films funded by the WCF find their way to festivals and into theatrical distribution.
www.berlinale.de /en/f_main_einst.html   (709 words)

 FILM 5 1998
Each student is required to turn in one annotated bibliography on five articles from academic journals, or a combination of book chapters and articles (published after 1996), related to a significant actor in silent film history.
David Ehrenstein interviews David Lean in depth about his career in film and why he is such a success.
He sounds like a simple man and makes his accomplishments in film appear to be trivial.
www.uvm.edu /~fmanchel/silent_syl_99.html   (1018 words)

 The 1998 Boston Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The film stars a wildly expressive Alfre Woodard as Loretta, a young, jobless mother whose rock-bottom self-esteem marks her an easy target for the temptations of her poor Chicago 'hood.
Loretta's awkward adjustment amid the willows and white clapboards is wholly predictable, yet first-time screenwriter Myron Goble plies an affecting twist or two, most notably the haunting lore behind a family heirloom, a candelabra named Nathan.
Still, the film serves up many clunky moments, in part the result of to Angelou's green camerawork (she previously directed plays and documentaries) and the story's earnest attempt to cram in too many issues -- addiction, guns, job reform, class frictions.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/movies/98/09/17/DOWN_IN_THE_DELTA.html   (224 words)

 Coruway Film Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Films and videos will then be available to tour for community film series or festivals.
Commission board members volunteer their time in a variety of ways, from location scouting to participating in cultural and film industry events, such as First Night and Location Expo, to regular planning meetings.
Coruway Film Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to film celebrating the human spirit.
www.portsmouthnh.com /cfi/festival.html   (442 words)

 Film Research Guide
In order to find a review, it is important to know the year the film was released.
Using the keyword option, type the film name and "movie reviews".
Film reviews in the print index are found under the heading "Motion picture reviews".
www.cod.edu /library/libweb/Kickels/film.htm   (203 words)

 The Virginia Film Festival : Cool
1998 Virginia Film Festival Gala Opening Party and Screening: A Fiftieth Anniversary Tribute to the Actors Studio with Arthur Penn, Rip Torn, and Roger Ebert
Film Festival cosponsors U.Va. film series "New America: Cinematic Images of the Immigrant Experience"
The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
www.vafilm.com /1998   (188 words)

 Sundance Channel - SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sundance Channel's coverage of the world's premiere independent film festival begins January 24th with FESTIVAL DAILIES, an exclusive evening report direct from Park City, Utah, hosted by actor and comedian Jay Mohr.
Meet the filmmakers of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
Jay Mohr puts on his cup and sits down with Mike Binder, Bonnie Hunt, Anthony Anderson and Lisa Schwarzbaum to discuss the differences of working in TV versus film.
www.sundancechannel.com /festival98/filmguide/films/smokesig.tin   (166 words)

 1998 Cannes Film Festival Lineup
The lineup for the 1998 event was announced today at a press conference in France.
The jury for the 1998 festival will be: Jury President Martin Scorsese, Chiara Mastroianni, Lena Olin, Winona Ryder, Zoe Valdes, Sigourney Weaver, Chen Kaige, Alain Corneau, MC Solaar, Michael Winterbottom.
The lineup for the 1998 Directors Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival has been announced.
www.indiewire.com /onthescene/fes_98Cannes_980423_lineup.html   (692 words)

 Festival News 1998 - E-mail Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lucian Oprea, a 22-year-old student and journalist from Cluj-Napoca, Rumanian Transylvania, came to Finland for the Film Festival.
The Festival brochure inspired him to make the long trip to Finland: first he had to travel twenty hours to Budapest to catch a plane to Finland.
Oprea, who is responsible for the lay-out and editing of a film column twice a week in Stirea magazine, is going to spend the festival viewing as many films as possible.
www.uta.fi /festnews/fn98/news/email.htm   (247 words)

 index magazine
The stars you want to see, the way you've always wanted to see 'em.
Photographer Ryan McGinley became known in 1998 with his photo book of NYC youth.
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo 2004 Jamie Reid 1998
www.indexmagazine.com /fullarchive.shtml   (131 words)

 Untitled Document
Encyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education LC 3707.E53 1998
St. James Film Director's Encyclopedia PN 1998.2.S68 1998
Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature PN 41.E48 1998
library.dixie.edu /help/EncyclopediasPrintable.htm   (1572 words)

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