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  The Men Who Came Back   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
These local films, and the Roll of Honour films particularly, depended upon a pattern of looking which suspended the tension between the placement of the local community within the public narrative of the nation and the displacement and disruption to those communities which made up the texture of individual, private experience during the war.
The official war films echo this image of the modern city in their depiction of the war effort as industrialised mass production, the plenitude of shells, ships and tanks, the isolation of separation from home, of the anonymity of the endless identically dressed soldiers and of course the chance, the danger of disappearance.
Films of the assassination and funeral of McKinley were, famously, ended with the static tableaux shot of a woman in classic gown laying at the foot of a monument upon which were projected the "martyred presidents" Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley.
www.nottingham.ac.uk /film/journal/articles/the-men-who.htm   (9326 words)

  
 Actuality films 1
The reason for this disaster to become film historically interesting is, that Charles Magnusson, who later on became the managing director of Svenska Bio and SF, was on site quickly to film a short actuality film of the event.
Since there was not yet a Swedish censorship - it was founded 1911 - the film with Magnusson and the stiff corpses being hauled out of the sea, was indeed a sensational piece of film on the cinemas in those days.
The film that can be seen to the left also gave the medium of cinema attention as a news mediator.
www.slba.se /journaldigital/REEL_HISTORY/MAC/filmfragment_14.htm   (193 words)

  
 The Silent Western
In the first part of the film, the viewer is watching footage shot from the front of a moving train, in the manner of earlier actuality and travelogue films.
The film of the Boer War was actually shot in New Jersey, and the Battle of Santiago Bay was filmed on a New York rooftop.
The power of film was not lost on the scores of journalists, intellectuals, social workers, clergymen, and filmmakers who hailed the medium as a new "universal language." Film fused with millenialist thought as some made the claim that film would restore man to a position he had not known since before the Tower of Babel.
xroads.virginia.edu /~HYPER/HNS/Westfilm/movie.htm   (1999 words)

  
 Spinal Tap Fan Site: The Treachery of Images: A History of the Mockumentary, Part 2
The fakery in the early films was, according to Barnouw, there to provide excitement and authenticity; staged scenes were included to illustrate the actions depicted in the actuality footage and to enhance their credibility.
While numerous turn-of-the-century actuality films of wars and natural disasters were partially faked in order to make them seem more real, mock documentaries are made to look as real as possible in part to fake out the audience, and in part to challenge them to question what they see.
Furthermore, these films often have as one of their specific goals the satire of the documentary form, a goal which, though present in any number of traditional documentaries, is by no means a hallmark of the form.
spinaltapfan.com /articles/seife/seife2.html   (618 words)

  
 Film Online
Each film is accompanied by a 25-50 word summary of its contents, notes on copyright, media, duration of the film.
Although not the first president to be filmed for motion pictures, Theodore Roosevelt was the first to have his life chronicled through extensive use of the then new medium.
The films include scenes of Roosevelt with world figures, politicians, monarchs, friends, and family members and are accompanied by brief captions.
historymatters.gmu.edu /mse/film/filmonline.html   (665 words)

  
 the orphanage | S Y M P O S I A | lund
The process of digitizing these films and making them available online is a way of providing greater access to these orphan films and a way of informing the public in their own history.
The films in the paper print collection are mostly 100 or so years old and were deposited for copyright at the Library of Congress as paper positive, much as a photograph would be instead of on celluloid or nitrate.
They view the films online and become interested in obtaining higher quality film or tape versions for use in the documentaries they are presenting, since the digital files are normally not a sufficient quality for most television productions.
www.sc.edu /orphanfilm/orphanage/symposia/orphans1/lund.html   (3350 words)

  
 aegina
Initial film exhibitions were predominantly urban phenomenon, an amusement addressed to the masses, and cinema’s first and most popular subjects often included the city street, the urban crowd.
Sometimes the mirroring was literal, since cinema owners frequently shot films in front of their theaters that would later be shown inside to the same people who had gathered to be filmed (this was likely true of the Viennese and the Portuguese films, episodes 1 and 3 of Deutsch’s film).
As the film image enlarges, we do not actually seem to draw nearer to it, but rather the magnified surface of the image becomes more abstract, the image threatening to resolve itself into the swarm of film grain rather than a navigable space of figure and ground.
www.c3.hu /events/2005/aegina/vtm_txt_en.html   (1393 words)

  
 OTHERZINE : vol 7 : Cinema as a Material Presence
Some experimental filmmakers have chosen to address what Gunning calls "the Cinema of Attractions", or "Actuality" films that were produced in the first ten to fifteen years of cinema's existence before the development of the narrative form.
Within the genre of experimental film there are many different approaches: the methodologies and formal attributes may be radically disparate or may combine hybrid strategies for working with film.
Thus, the experience of working with the photo-chemical mediums of film is irrevocably intertwined with a process that cannot be destroyed unless the medium of film is no longer available or accessible to those who use it as a vehicle for personal expression.
www.othercinema.com /otherzine/otherzine07/vol07_laitala.html   (1259 words)

  
 The “actualities” films told a story that was more true to life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The “actualities” films told a story that was more true to life.
Although Edwin S. Porter was a director who gave films a more complicated narrative structure, I “actualities” films depicted very simple stories, for just about anyone to comprehend.
Actualities films are needed to relive events, and also directors such as Edwin S. Porter are also needed to help people really think about the movie and make it a little complicated.
mason.gmu.edu /~ahessam1/nf.htm   (240 words)

  
 Moving History
The filming of actual events of the Boer War went hand in hand with the reconstruction of some of those events for the camera, and played an important part in the development of film as reportage.
Film was also used to document official urban planning, and many titles in the Archive must play a unique part in any research into these activities.
Amateur film is therefore now recognised as being as important in the context of the national collection as it is in those of the regions, though it was, in fact, the regional archives which pioneered amateur film collecting, particularly that originating on small gauges (i.e., narrower than 16mm) on a systematic basis.
www.movinghistory.ac.uk /archives/bn/collection.html   (5030 words)

  
 SmashAwards.com
The film's popular Hindustani dialogues and seven songs made it a big hit which resulted in other filmmakers to raise the number of songs in their films till it reached a whooping 71 in "Indrasabha".
The most remarkable things about the birth of the sound film in India are that it came with a bang and quickly displaced the silent movies.
The first Indian talkie Alam Ara produced by the Imperial film company and directed by Ardershir Irani was released on March 14, 1931 at the Majestic Cinema in Bombay; the talkie had brought revolutionary changes in the whole set up of the industry.
www.smashawards.com /index.cfm?Page=CinemaHistory   (291 words)

  
 Edison Motion Pictures
Actuality films typically recorded noteworthy persons, places and events of interest to general audiences and were the most frequently-produced film type in America, until overtaken in popularity by comic and dramatic narrative films after 1902.
Licensee William Paley was sent to film the Burial of the "Maine" Victims and the Wreck of the Battleship "Maine".
The use of reenactments allowed the film company to capitalize on news events while they were still of interest to audiences, since it took longer for actuality films of events to arrive at theaters.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/edhtml/edmpfr.html   (2314 words)

  
 Houdini's Actuality Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I term this "actuality magic" since it was seen in the early nonfiction films that showcase the tricks of magicians rather than the wonders of special effects.
After 1906, screenings of these actuality films were often a significant part of Houdini's stage act, as well as being included in various newsreels mdash; not to mention embedded in otherwise fictional films like Exploits d'Houdini è Paris (Lux, 1909).
On the other hand, actuality magic suggests that what constituted "magic" — both in the theatre and the cinema — was in fact changing at the beginning of the twentieth century, perhaps in response to the increasing familiarity of special effects.
www.victorianweb.org /mt/vdelights/solomon.html   (396 words)

  
 Historical Film Archives Online
The two later films include a 1915 travelogue that shows scenes of the rebuilt city and a tour of the Panama Pacific Exposition and a 1916 propaganda film.
These films were made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company and consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba, and the Philippines, showing troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other war-time events.
This presentation features 104 films which record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919; 8 of these films have previously appeared in other American Memory presentations.
gethelp.library.upenn.edu /guides/hist/onlinefilm.html   (1018 words)

  
 Actuality film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The actuality film is a non-fiction film genre that like the documentary film uses footage of real events, places, and things, yet unlike the documentary is not structured into a larger argument, picture of the phenomenon or coherent whole.
In practice, actuality films preceded the emergence of the documentary.
Despite the demise of the actuality as a film genre, one still refers to "actuality footage" as a building block of documentary filmmaking.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Actuality_film   (190 words)

  
 Filmshi.com
As the heavier percentage of film production was made for a presumably white audience, positive, or even complex representation of race was a hard thing to come by, thus allowing for more melodramatic and stereotypical depictions to become the norm.
The transition to sound film was at once too expensive for the silent race film producers and too great of an opportunity to let pass.
Seeing the success the race film industry had enjoyed in the silent era, the closing of studios because of sound created an opportunity for the mainstream studios to appeal to the race film audience.
filmshi.com /db/content/view/16/59   (1885 words)

  
 Lisa's Nostalgia Cafe--Lisa's Silent Movie Page
Films in a kinetoscope are viewed by looking into the machine through a peep-hole and turning the crank.
In fact, Edison views film mainly as a companion to the phonograph, which was invented in 1877.
Many films are "washed" in color to simulate different moods or times of day (for example, a dark-blue tint to simulate night).
www.angelfire.com /retro2/lisa/silents.html   (1431 words)

  
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The film is most memorable for her introduction scene to the notorious, satanic, cannibal-psychiatrist Lecter, as she takes a tense walk along a dank row of medieval, high-security underground prison cells on her left to meet him.
Exterior and interior shots of the factories are shown along with scenes of male and female workers performing their duties at the plants.
There are contradictory reports about the fatality of a stuntman during the dangerous scene in the film, yet no published discussions of the film mention the accident, and Charlton Heston's 1995 autobiography In the Arena specifically stated that no one was seriously injured (beyond a cut on the chin) during the filming of the scene.
www.lycos.com /info/films--scenes.html   (309 words)

  
 American Memory Collection (Motion Picture and Television Reading Room, Library ofCongress)
Seventeen of the films depict San Francisco and its environs before the 1906 disaster.
The twenty-eight films of this collection are actuality motion pictures from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress.
The development of early American animation is represented by this collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which spans the years 1900 to 1921.
www.loc.gov /rr/mopic/ndlmps.html   (800 words)

  
 EarlyCinema.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
He presented his son Louis with a piece of Kinetoscope film, given to him by one of Edison’s concessionaires and said, "This is what you have to make, because Edison sells this at crazy prices and the concessionaires are trying to make films here in France to have them cheaper".
The Lumières used a film speed of 16 frames per second, much slower compared with Edison’s 48 fps - this meant that less film was used an also the clatter and grinding associated with Edison’s device was reduced.
In 1900 the brothers projected a film on a huge 99 x 79 foot screen at the Paris Exposition, after which they decided to curtail their film exhibitions and devote their time to the manufacture and sale of their inventions.
www.earlycinema.com /pioneers/lumiere_bio.html   (758 words)

  
 EarlyCinema.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Unfortuantely, Paul found his customers unable to show Edison’s films on his machine as they were not licensed Kinetoscope operates and Edison only provided films to those with a license.
Needing a camera to produce films for his Kinetoscope copies, Paul turned to photographer Birt Acres who he had recently met and in February 1895 Acres had provided Paul with provisional designs for a moving picture camera.
Finally in 1910, he decided that the film business was too risky and closed his production company down, destroying his stock of negatives in the process.
www.earlycinema.com /pioneers/paul_bio.html   (635 words)

  
 Irish Filmography and Still Irish
The first film in the Australian list is The story of the Kelly gang from 1906, often touted as the world's first feature-length narrative fiction film.The roots of the Kelly revolt as an Irish-inspired, Catholic, republican insurrection have recently been explored by Ian Jones in a new biography of Ned Kelly.
She made the song famous in the UK in live performances and on sound recordings in Australia, and the film is based on the story that unfolds in Florrie's song.
To list films like Libido (1973), a suite of four short films, where one part, The priest, explores repression and the priesthood seems spurious even when the priest is a Father Stephen Burn.
www.latrobe.edu.au /screeningthepast/shorts/reviews/rocket.html   (3060 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A film maker used a technique that presented the scene two times from the perspective of two different people.
As film making developed, scenes were meshed together to tell a better story of what was going on.
The old ways of seeing films is more true to life though because we cannot really see what is happening at once all the time.
mason.gmu.edu /~jmoon3/History120/narrativefilms.html   (506 words)

  
 Using Early Silent Film to Teach French: The Language of Cinéma Muet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
My proposal to incorporate the study of silent films into the foreign language curriculum is in part also motivated by a desire to foster attention to the medium of film and in particular to important yet little-studied films.
Although silent film may not seem to be the ideal topic for a content-based language course, because the “primary texts” contain little or no verbal language, for advanced students it would provide the same potential for language acquisition as, for instance, an art history course taught in French.
Students at all levels are to learn grammar points necessary to respond to the film both orally and in writing and will begin to consider the medium of film, setting a precedent for future attention to the extradialogic components of sound film in their study of French and in other contexts.
www.mla.org /adfl/bulletin/V27N1/271025.htm   (4578 words)

  
 Documentary film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "documentary" was first applied to films of this nature in a review of Robert Flaherty's Moana (1926), written by "The Moviegoer", a pen name for documentarian John Grierson, in the New York Sun on 8 February 1926.
In his essays, Dziga Vertov argued for presenting "life as it is" (that is, life filmed surreptitiously) and "life caught unawares" (life provoked or surprised by the camera).
The newsreel tradition is important in documentary film; newsreels were also sometimes staged but were usually re-enactments of events that had already happened, not attempts to steer events as they were in the process of happening.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Documentary_film   (2009 words)

  
 Archival/Stock Footage (Motion Picture and Television Reading Room, Library ofCongress)
The majority of the films and videos in the Library of Congress are not available for duplication due to copyright and/or donor restrictions.
Researchers are welcome to view copyrighted films at the Library to identify scenes of interest, but the copyright owner is usually the appropriate source for obtaining duplicate footage (see Purchasing Moving Image Material).
Historical films in our Paper Print, George Kleine, and Theodore Roosevelt collections include a wide variety of fiction and actuality films.
www.loc.gov /rr/mopic/stock.html   (418 words)

  
 http://www.bangsamoro.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
These were propaganda films intended to boost American patriotism and the American imperialist policy, which happened to be under attack by the American political opposition led by William Jennings Bryan.
Blaming the US actuality films, which were shown to American audience willing to pay a nickel, for the “bad press” of the Philippine Army in the Philippine-American war shows ignorance of history.
The film correctly narrated that it was an old crater, but it was depicted as if it were an ordinary village where even datus lived and celebrated occasions like weddings.
www.bangsamoro.com /mvoice/mv_081703_b.php   (3116 words)

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