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  1999 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 1999; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year.
The top ten films of 1999 as of January 26, 2006 (U.S. and Canada), January 26, 2006 (UK) and January 26, 2006 (Australia) are as follows:
In total, six films released in 1999 grossed more than $400 million, reaching international blockbuster motion picture status.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1999_in_film   (355 words)

  
 Darcy's Korean Film Page - 1999
This is the second film this year to portray North Koreans in a sympathetic light; the last director to try this did so in the 1960s, and was subsequently jailed for his efforts.
What makes this film so bad is not so much the cast, chosen from a growing population of Western actors working in Korea (although in truth their acting is quite terrible), but rather the script, which is packed with more tired cliches than I ever knew existed.
With its splintered narrative and hardly a drop of blood, the film lingers instead on the dynamics of the classroom and the intensity of its young heroines.
koreanfilm.org /kfilm99.html   (5530 words)

  
 Sensors Magazine Online - March 1999 - Piezo Film Sensors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When piezo film is operating in an electromechanical or motor mode, the film elongates and contracts as the polarity of the alternating field changes.
The piezo film switch operates by developing a charge within the film and transferring it to the outer electrodes; a circuit is not completed from the closure of an electrical contact.
A helpful design factor is to deform the film by stretching it in the length or "l" direction, thereby maximizing the stress (the force acts on the thin film's cross-section) and maximizing the output voltage.
www.sensorsmag.com /articles/0399/hot0399/main.shtml   (4098 words)

  
 3rd WWWAVE: JAWS Conference 1999: Janis's Film Comments
The film uses copious voiceovers over film shot by Krawitz before and after she was assaulted, as well as liberal contemporary footage of the "duck and cover" variety, instructing schoolkids not to talk to strangers, and how to avoid being in harm's way.
It's also worth stating that, during the film, the comment is made that for years, the Japanese-Americans said nothing about what they endured because by the war's end, the term "concentration camp" had become something so utterly horrific that they felt that their own grievances were too petty to bother mentioning.
I hope that that came through sufficiently in the film -- that what was evidently her mother's discomfort was not merely the guilt of a white person confronting the realities of racism, but the guilt of a mother who could not protect her daughter from the ugly world.
www.3rdwwwave.com /jaws/janis_films.html   (6326 words)

  
 National Film Registry, 1999
The list is designed to reflect the full breadth and diversity of America's film heritage, thus increasing public awareness of the richness of American cinema and the need for its preservation.
Fifty percent of the films produced before 1950 and at least 90 percent made before 1920 have disappeared forever.
And, ominously, more films are lost each year -- through the ravages of nitrate deterioration, color-fading and the recently discovered 'vinegar syndrome,' which threatens the acetate-based (safety) film stock on which the vast majority of motion pictures, past and present, have been preserved," said Dr. Billington.
www.loc.gov /film/nfr99.html   (510 words)

  
 Go (1999 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Go is a 1999 motion picture that tells of three plots that happen to involve one drug deal.
The film was directed by Doug Liman and stars:
The tagline for the film is Life begins at 3am.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Go_(1999)   (81 words)

  
 Inside Film Online - 1999 Sundance Film Festival
At a press conference for the film the next morning, Altman acknowledged that he and the film were selected for Sundance to draw media and public attention which could then be channeled to the lesser-known and unknown filmmakers at the fest.
Although Altman is a strong supporter of Sundance and of film festivals in general ("they are probably the most important thing keeping this creative art together"), he doesn't approve of competitions at film festivals and therefore turns down all requests to serve on festival juries.
It was also the first foreign language film to win either of those prizes and the first American film to be shot in Vietnam since the war.
www.insidefilm.com /sundance99.html   (1658 words)

  
 1999 Sundance Film Festival Update #2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The version shown at Sundance is not a final cut (Morris indicated that he's still tinkering with the editing of certain sequences), but, even judging by this unpolished version, it's a masterful character study that raises dozens of questions about morality, scientific process, and human nature.
Morris peppers the film with moments of wry humor, and the project as a whole is steeped in irony, but the most remarkable quality of Mr.
The film has a suitably creepy beginning as it introduces the main character, Captain John Boyd (L.A Confidential's Guy Pearce), a hero of the Mexican-American War who has been dispatched to the remote western outpost of Fort Spencer (no, it's not Dances with Wolves).
movie-reviews.colossus.net /sundance99/sundance2.html   (1433 words)

  
 Film 1 (1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the film debut of Willem Wallyn, a lawyer turned film maker and son of one of those indicted and subsequently convicted in the Agusta (helicopter) corruption trial which brought down among others Willy Claes, former secretary-general of NATO.
The film centers around the son, Willem Wallyn, an ambitious young lawyer tormented by the media coverage of the corruption scandal involving his father.
The film is flawed in many other ways, as one one expect in a debut, particularly from someone who went to law instead of film school.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0184471   (475 words)

  
 Alive: 1999 on film
Some years in film are defined for posterity with a single cinematic image.
Even when filmmakers adopted more conventional material in 1999, their ambitions to transcend the routine were obvious.
The scariest place to be in a 1999 movie was sitting around the family dinner table.
www.sptimes.com /News/122499/Alive/1999_on_film.shtml   (1365 words)

  
 1999 Sundance Film Festival Update #6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Virtually everyone attending agreed that this year's crop of films, especially those in the dramatic competition, were weaker than last year's, and the 1998 group was no great shakes, either.
The hottest films of the 1999 edition of the festival were (in order of difficulty to gain admission): Sex: The Annabel Chong Story, American Pimp, Three Seasons, Happy, Texas, and Go.
The film is thoroughly engaging in the way it plays the various characters off against one another without "dumbing down" anyone - all the protagonists are smart, which makes watching this movie more like observing a high-energy chess match than a series of mindless gunfights and chases.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /sundance99/sundance6.html   (1655 words)

  
 October 1999's Film Reviews
The growing number of short film festivals around the world attest to the vitality of these works, but there are few other venues for exhibition of them or even written reviews.
In the film, a woman seeks the enemy general, with deadly results from their sexual affair.
The overall effect of the film can be described as chilling, as erotic imagery filling the end of the film is `climaxed' by a bloody victory of sorts.
www.awn.com /mag/issue4.07/4.07pages/furnissreviews.php3   (619 words)

  
 Holiday 1999 Horror Film Festival
Of course, the fact that it was the last movie on the first night of the film festival means that we were pretty tired when we watched it.
This made it less of a film and more of a class, but Rish and I are into that sort of thing.
Well, finally on the fourth night of our film festival and knowing that we were going into a break, we dared the 2 and a half hour movie.
www.xmission.com /~tyranist/horror/special/ff-holiday1999.html   (1989 words)

  
 1999 Festival Film Descriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Filmed in 1964, at the beginning of their superstardom, the group was still getting used to their new found status as teen idols, constantly hounded by young girls.
The film was shot in the tiny Cape Verdean city of Mindelo, off the coast of West Africa, and unfolds against breathtaking mountains, desert terrain, endless beaches, and extraordinary light, colors and contrasts.
The film's personal and evocative style chronicle's Martha's search to make sense of the tragedy, the family secrets, and the rumors that the murder was "gay-related." She goes back to interview old family friends, colleagues of her father, her mother and brother — and gradually reconstructs a life that for many years remained unfamiliar.
www.beaconcinema.com /ptownfilmfest/archive99/filmdescrip.html   (8352 words)

  
 Toy Story 2 (1999): PopMatters Film Review
The voice actors had to do their jobs effectively (and they all do here), but they are not so crucial to the film's success as the fully fleshed out animated bodies on screen, created by many sleep-deprived young men and women sitting in front of their computers for days and days.
There is a scene early in the film when we witness the toys' owner, Andy, playing with his toys, making different voices for them and envisioning an adventure scenario.
The entire film is, finally, about a boy sitting in his room, imagining personalities and voices for his toys and pretending that each day will end happily, with or without a Randy Newman song.
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/t/toy-story2.shtml   (1467 words)

  
 1999 Sundance Film Festival
There are so many Hollywood studio executives and agents here and so much media coverage that I can't see how it could go any more commercial than it already is. I mean, many of the films here have already been bought by studios some were even bought before the festival began.
The prestige attached to it is surpassed only by the Cannes Film Festival.
I think because it emerged as the first U.S. film festival that it maintains its authoritative position - plus, it's got the backing of very well-connected and powerful people.
www.liveworld.com /transcripts/Women/1-29-1999.1-2.html   (481 words)

  
 June 1999 - Film
Mamet's habit of introducing strategic stiffness into the delivery of dialogue to underscore the unreliability of language invests the movie with a lumbering, wooden quality that is distracting rather than illuminating.
Time was when the Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci made smart, gorgeous films (The Spider's Stratagem, The Conformist) that explored the thick web of messy relations in the compromised marriage of politics and sex.
Sadly, his recent films (Little Buddha and Stealing Beauty) have gone soft with a daffy "spirituality" that renders their visual poetry banal.
www.theatlantic.com /ae/99jun/99junfi.htm   (605 words)

  
 JS Online: Wisconsin references abound at 1999 Toronto film festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wisconsin was coincidentally and inexplicably represented in multiple films.
Smith's controversial film is profanely comic, extremely personal and, finally, a faith-affirming rumination on God and on the Catholic Church - of which Smith is a dues-paying member.
The most universally admired film was "American Beauty," about a white-collar man who becomes unmoored from his life with tragic and comic results.
www.jsonline.com /enter/movies/dudek/sep99/toronto20091999.asp   (793 words)

  
 [Taos-film] TAOS TALKING PICTURES AT THE STORYTELLER 1999 HOLIDAY FILM SERIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SUGAR TOWN (Kurt Voss, Allison Anders, 1999, U.S., 93 min.) This sweet, funny romp visits a dozen or so people, all connected in one way or another to a group of aging rock musicians who decide to start a new band.
EARTH (Deepa Mehta, 1999, India, 110 min.) This beautifully crafted film, from the acclaimed director of FIRE, melds political and personal themes, achieving an epic scope while resonating on an intimate, emotional level.
At the center of the film is Lenny, an eight-year-old Parsee girl stricken by polio, who is growing up in a wealthy, nonpartisan family.
lists.laplaza.org /pipermail/taos-film/1999-October/000000.html   (943 words)

  
 1999 Retroactive @ The Film Experience
Now, for those who discovered any of the two early incarnations of this film obsession (either the print zine or the first website -not at this url) 1998 and 1999 were covered but I don't consider anything official until the main endeavor launched @ the film experience.
The two performances that this category can't be without in 1999 are Kevin Spacey whose star-making turn in American Beauty was perhaps so unimprovable he had to swandive thereafter and Jim Broadbent's magnificent portrayal of WS Gilbert in Topsy Turvy.
1999 may have been a weak year for lead actresses but the women were busting out big time in the supporting ranks with marvelously funny, biting, and intense work.
www.thefilmexperience.net /Awards/1990/awards99.html   (980 words)

  
 :: AMA 1999 Chinese Film Showcase Background ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Anticipating the concerns of its 1999 Chinese Film Showcase "Five Millennia of Chinese History: Chinese History through Chinese Film," Asian Media Access will present throughout the month of April five films that billboard the concerns and generic tendencies of their upcoming festival.
Tsui Hark's The Lovers has two young lovers defying Jin-era convention in a film with Hark's characteristic mixture of passion, play, and the fantastic.
Finally, Herve and Renaud's Electric Shadows depicts the dedicated projectionists who lug films and projectors from village to village to present both educational and narrative films.
www.amamedia.org /movies/showcase/99showcase/4.0/background3.html   (198 words)

  
 Tokyo Film Festival 1999
His latest film, Charisma, was shown at the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes this year, Licenced to Live (Ningen gokaku) at the Berlin festival and Grand Illusion (Oinaru genei) at the Venice festival.
The film's cast of misfits include an ex-yakuza member called Isao, his devoted sister Suchiko, who is lusted after by a doctor, a meek food executive Tawa, the theatre owner's physically abused mistress Erika, and his daughter, Mei, who craves serious art films and posters.
The film is based on Swiss journalist David Zoppeti's novel of the same name, in which he recounts his experience as student in Kyoto.
www.kinema.uwaterloo.ca /hlt-992.htm   (1335 words)

  
 WAC | Calendar | May 1999 | 1999 MIDWEST FILM AND VIDEO SHOWCASE
Featured at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, Rick Dublin's eerie, fl-and-white short focuses on a world of urban decay that is populated by a species of people who are more interested in the packing material than the contents.
While exploring the optical qualities of water, Leighton Pierce, a professor in the Film and Video Program at the University of Iowa, has produced an exquisite filmic still life of his backyard.
The winner of the Director's Choice prize at the 1999 Black Maria Film and Video Festival, John Scott's Almanac is a lively portrait of Tim Fay and his rural Iowa linotype print workshop, where he produces his exquisitely crafted critical Wapsipinicon Almanac.
www.walkerart.org /archive/F/AF7371F6620EE5EA6173.htm   (309 words)

  
 WFF :: Films :: 1999 Film Synopses
The film’s strength lies in ensemble performances that convey the feeling that these actors truly are these characters.
The film’s use of sustained takes contributes to its realistic nature and its dubbing as the most accurate Vietnam film ever made.
In a flashback, a new soldier is baptized by fire in a Vietnam tragedy.
www.waterfrontfilm.org /films/1999.html   (2381 words)

  
 EXTRA: 1999 Film Preview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Conceived and written by Martin, the film is directed by Frank Oz and produced by Brian Grazer.
Bobby Bowfinger (Martin) is a shameless wannabe film producer, who is desperate to break into the Hollywood big-time-in spite of the fact that he's broke and unconnected.
They film Kit's every move and trap him in scenes he doesn't know he is in, turning Kit's life into a paranoid nightmare, as Bowfinger's crazy schemes become more and more outrageous.
extratv.warnerbros.com /cmp/presentations/99_Film_Wrap/bowfinger.htm   (178 words)

  
 April 1999 - Film
Discuss this year's winners in a special film conference in Post & Riposte.
Hershey's thesis is that confronted with the enormity of his crimes and the failure of his plans, Hitler must surely have come undone.
Ella Taylor is a film critic for LA Weekly.
www.theatlantic.com /ae/99apr/99aprfi.htm   (643 words)

  
 1999 Environmental Film Festival at Cornell
Seventeen films and talks by five filmmakers are included in the second annual festival sponsored by the Cornell Center for the Environment, Cornell Cinema and the Einaudi Center for International Studies.
The film weaves the natural world, folklore and Carnival together in a celebration of Trinidad and Tobago.
A special program of two films and a panel to discuss the social and environmental sides of conservation in the Adirondack Park, featuring "The Adiron-dack: The Land Nobody Knows" by Paul Schaefer and "Inside the Blue Line: Leadley's Legacy" by Mike Camoin.
www.news.cornell.edu /http://www.news./Chronicle/99/2.25.99/enviro-film.html   (819 words)

  
 The European Film Awards 1999
Ralph Fiennes, winner of the 1999 European Actor Award for 'Sunshine', and Ray Winstone, nominee for 1999 European Actor for 'The War Zone'.
Mel Smith, co-host of the 1999 European Film Awards, and Award presenter, Brenda Blethyn.
David Lynch, winner of the 1999 Screen International Award for a non-European Film, Ulrich Felsberg, producer of the Buena Vista Social Club, winner of the European Documentary Award 1999-Prix Arte, Cecilia Roth, Pedro Almodovar, Antonio Banderas, and Ennio Morricone, winner of the European Film Academy 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award.
www.preview-online.com /jan_feb/feature_articles/1999_european_film_awards/page2.html   (335 words)

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