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  The Adventurer (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Adventurer was a short comedy film made in 1917 written and directed by Charlie Chaplin.
He falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady (Edna Purviance) from drowning, but her suitor (Eric Campbell) does everything he can to have Chaplin apprehended by the officials.
The film also stars Henry Bergman, and Albert Austin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Adventurer_(film)   (114 words)

  
 Film Sub-Genres
Film noir (meaning 'fl film') is a distinct branch of the crime/gangster sagas from the 1930s.
Melodramas are a sub-type of drama films, characterized by a plot to appeal to the emotions of the audience.
Sports films may be fictional or non-fictional; and they are a hybrid sub-genre category, although they are often dramas or comedy films, and occasionally documentaries or biopics.
www.filmsite.org /subgenres.html   (1112 words)

  
 Darcy's Korean Film Page - 1990 to 1995
At the same time, the opening of new film schools and an increasing level of cinephilia among young Koreans (which some consider to be a replacement for the political activities of the 1980s) set the stage for a new generation of filmmakers who would emerge by the end of the decade.
As the first film I saw at the 2nd International Buddhist Film Festival in San Francisco, the resemblance of the clockwise/counter-clockwise rotation of the prayer beads to that of the reels of a film projector could not be missed.
This film provides a gripping story, in which we only learn the truth of what happened at the very end, but it is also filled with select lines of dialogue and images that are in some ways more memorable than the story itself.
koreanfilm.org /kfilm90-95.html   (6097 words)

  
 Cajuns in Film: Cajuns: Movies: Documentaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The first Tarzan movie was filmed near Morgan City and in the 1920s, Dolores Del Rio starred in a film adaptation of Longfellow's "Evangeline." Since then, a few dozen films have been set among Louisiana's Cajuns, with results ranging from curious and haunting to bizarre and threatening.
Set on Bayou Petit Anse, the film presents the Cajuns as inhabitants of the "forest primeval," living in harmony with nature, quietly paddling along the natural curves of the bayous, far from the hustle and bustle of the urban mainstream.
It is unlikely that film makers who have presented this area poorly in the past did so because they had it in for us.
ccet.louisiana.edu /Cajuns_in_Film.html   (6052 words)

  
 L'Aventurier - Comics2Film
The film adaptation of Jean (Moebius) Giraud's Blueberry will be the subject of an upcoming cover for the French Edition of Premiere magazine.
Word is that the film was retiled due to the fact that it draws very little from the comic book source material.
The film is based on best-selling French comic L'Aventurier featuring the action her Bob Morane.
www.comics2film.com /ProjectFrame.php?f_id=161   (723 words)

  
 Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Lean admitted that almost all of the film's movement was from left to right, to emphasize the journey theme of the film.
In 1962 when the film first opened, it was 222 minutes long, but it was subsequently cut down by 35 minutes to 187 minutes, and not restored to 217 minutes until 1989.
The opening scene of the film is both a prologue and an epilogue, depicting Lieutenant T. Lawrence's (Peter O'Toole) death in mid-May of 1935.
www.filmsite.org /lawr.html   (2663 words)

  
 BBC News | FILM | Critics savage Tomb Raider film
The eagerly awaited film version of the hit computer game Lara Croft: Tomb Raider has opened in the US to a hostile reaction.
The film starring Angelina Jolie as the British archaeologist-adventurer Lara Croft has been panned by the critics, though there has been some praise for the Oscar-winning actress.
Despite the critical reviews, the film is widely expected to be a hit at the box office because of the computer game's cult following.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/1391784.stm   (575 words)

  
 1917 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first film to use it was The Gulf Between.
World's first feature-length animated film is made in Argentina by Quirino Cristiani (El Apóstol)
A Little Princess, starring Mary Pickford, Norman Kerry and ZaSu Pitts, directed by Marshall Neilan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1917_in_film   (204 words)

  
 Austin Chronicle: Film Reviews
The film slows for this sequence as we are given time to carefully study her "learning curve": the pace slows down and the camera fades between lingering close-ups of each star (Connery even bites his lip), and the soundtrack is thick with the sound of labored breathing.
As in his previous film, Liman's direction is crisp and taut; this is a filmmaker with a mission, and though it may not be obvious from the start what it might be, you can feel it humming along in the characters' stop-start dialogue and quicksilver editing.
Walsh's film is superficially the most romantic treatment of the four, but it's neither the whitewashed presentation of Custer nor the simplistic view of historical events surrounding his colorful figure that it may appear on a casual viewing.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/vol18/issue41/screens.film.html   (18570 words)

  
 Asian American Film: Commentary
We've seen this phenomenon in countless films in the case of women: the fully dimensional (human) characters are all men, while females are represented with cardboard depth, existing only as "markers" (mother, love interest) against which the protagonist and other males can flex their identities.
If you're going to criticize the film on the basis of John's passing comment that rock band should stop pretending to be Keith Richards, then you should also criticize American society as being heartless based on the passing comment that Charlotte's friend is too busy taking other calls to console her during her crisis.
I discuss the main themes in the film such as the disdain for Japanese culture and people; and why the theme of traveling in a foreign country is not an essential to the film.
www.asianamericanfilm.com /archives/000602.html   (17328 words)

  
 Lucasfilm: Inside Lucasfilm | George Lucas
Lucas's second feature film, the low-budget American Graffiti (1973), became the most successful film of its time, and garnered the Golden Globe, the New York Film Critics' and National Society of Film Critics' awards.
The adventure-fantasy film Willow was based on Lucas's original story and directed by Ron Howard.
He is Chairman of the Board of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, and serves on the board of the Film Foundation and the USC School of Cinema-Television Advisory Board.
www.lucasfilm.com /inside/bio/georgelucas.html   (815 words)

  
 Lone Adventurer: George Roy Hill | PopMatters Film Feature
Hill didn't start making films until the age of 40, and he stopped at 66, with 14 singular, award-winning, and influential works to his credit.
The team only convened for two films, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973), but their mark on future generations of on-screen con men, lovable bandits, and other basically good bad guys is indelible.
For a while, he was the only director in history to have made two of the top 10 moneymakers (the Redford-Newman films), a real feat for someone who, rather unlike the cookie-cutter moviemakers enjoying similar -- and useless -- accolades now, did such truly personal work and still made it popular.
www.popmatters.com /film/features/030102-georgeroyhill.shtml   (1222 words)

  
 Montreal Film Journal
The film in its entirety is held together by two monsters: the first is human and is named Carl Denham, the second is animal and it's Kong.
Consequentially, the fate of the characters doesn't relate to their adventure but to the human condition, as it was before the rise of civilization.
The viewer witnesses speechlessly, maybe even inhabited by a certain malaise, the representation on film of the inhuman cycle of Nature, as it acts beneath the comforting mask of society (a man dying from cancer would be the most exact example).
www.montrealfilmjournal.com /review.asp?R=R0000992   (1260 words)

  
 The Adventurer (1917/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The greatest of these - by a long way, in my estimation is 'The Adventurer' indeed, it is one of the very few short films worthy of the term 'masterpiece'.
The Adventurer is a sonata on the number 3.
You can see dozens of other 'threes' in the film, but the coda, in which Charlie is chased three times round the set is like the delirious coda to Mozart's 41st Symphony when the orchestra seem to take off.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0007613   (399 words)

  
 MovieMaker Magazine | Issue #21 | Shooting in Vancouver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Television and film studios are producing more and more of their efforts in the Vancouver area, thanks to a skilled technical pool, a favorable exchange rate, and a city that welcomes film makers.
Beasley began his career in 1919, before it was fashionable to be in the business, and for many years was the only news cameraman in B.C. Long pioneered the use of lightweight, portable 16mm sound cameras in the area, and at one time was considered one of the most talented cameramen around.
Fry stated that the lack of indigenous B.C. films cannot be remedied by throwing money at the situation, and suggested we concentrate on "finding creative ways around the situation." I wonder if Dr. Fry would like to find a creative way around living without her salary, a situation common to most filmmakers in this country.
www.moviemaker.com /issues/21/21_vancouver.html   (6088 words)

  
 Henry Sheehan | film criticism, film reviews and commentary
One of the most outstanding examples turns out to be a recent rediscovery, Legong: Dance of the Virgins, made by the French adventurer and international socialite, the Marquis Henry de la Falaise.
Despite the fact that it left audiences rapt and creeped out at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival, and then again at Toronto in 1999, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure never hit with American audiences when it managed a small release in the United States a few years ago.
Henry Sheehan, current president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, has been a professional film critic for over 25 years and has been published in Film Comment, Sight and Sound, the Chicago Reader, the Boston Globe, and LA Weekly.
henrysheehan.com   (1023 words)

  
 Westport Arts Center: Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Watch the film and hear the music of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, the country’s leading vintage American musical group.
Farmingville, the award-winning documentary hailed by the New York Times as a “primer” on the explosive issue of illegal immigration is being used across the country by teachers, police officers, community organizers and policy-makers to put a human face on one of the nation’s most polarizing issues.
This festival is the stunning accomplishment of a group of teens who dreamed about creating a showcase for films made by their peers.
www.westportartscenter.org /film.htm   (285 words)

  
 Pacific Street Film Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In a film strikingly similar to RED SQUAD, Pacific Street Films explores the culture of debt – the world of bottom-feeders; debt collectors, the bankruptcy process and its stigma – and the mortgage lenders who foreclose first and talk later; all told from a very personal point of view.
The story of a young film school student seeking an “identity” amid the turbulence of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, FILM SCHOOL will tell a sweeping -- often comedic -- tale of sex, drugs and 16mm film.
A portrait of a truly extraordinary artist, radical, philosopher and adventurer, who died in 2000 at the ripe old age of 105.
www.psfp.com   (581 words)

  
 Mystery Train
Mystery Train is not a "slacker" film in the sense that the main characters are not slackers.
Rather, I include this film in my list because it is such a great movie to watch when one is feeling in a particularly slacker mood.
If this film is about anything, it is about Elvis as a popular icon and the different perceptions of American culture.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Set/7601/train.htm   (1611 words)

  
 Lola Montès (1955)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Plot Summary: The film tells the tragical story of the life of Lola Montes who was a great adventurer and stopped...
They were never going to cram all the events of Lola's life into even a four-hour movie, all the more surprising since she was dead at 40 and squeezed all her scandalous living into just over half that time.
Ophuls, master of fl and white story telling opted for color in what turned out to be his last film and we can only speculate by how far he would have eclipsed say Minelli had he lived.
us.imdb.com /Title?0048308   (311 words)

  
 Film Studies
Marilyn Fabe teaches courses in the History and aesthetics of the silent film (25A), the history and theory of the sound film (25 B), Film Theory (Film 100), auteur (Film 151) courses on Alfred Hitchcock,Charles Chaplin, and Woody Allen, and The Musical as a Genre (Film 108).
Her recent research involves the connection of the director's life to his or her films.
She is currently at work on a psychobiographical study of the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
filmstudies.berkeley.edu /faculty_bios/fabe.html   (351 words)

  
 National Geographic Live! Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Enjoy selections from the most recent Banff Mountain Film Festival, which featured adventure films and cultural documentaries from around the world.
This animated film tells the humorous story of a house delicately balanced on a mountaintop.
Adventurer and climber Jon Muir, and his dog, take a 2500-km odyssey across Australia on foot.
www.nationalgeographic.com /nglive/washingtondc/films/banff0307.html   (350 words)

  
 King Kong DVD - King Kong - King Kong movie
When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued-literally- by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham (Jack Black).
It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds.
The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll (Oscar® winner Adrien Brody) is penning the screenplay-the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays.
www.kingkong.com   (382 words)

  
 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
THESE ARE SOME OF THE BEST OF THE FEST from the internationally acclaimed film competition that captures the spirit of the mountains with magnificent cinematography.
The tour brings the festival to 305 cities in 20 countries around the world covering territory across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and the South Pacific.
Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or an armchair adventurer, come celebrate, share and find inspiration in these mountain experiences, ideas and visions.
www.chestnutmtnproductions.com /banff/banffhome.htm   (137 words)

  
 Siskiyou Arts Council: Double Feature Film Event - October 25, 2003 Yreka
This acclaimed film features adventurer, poet, and world champion skier Yuichiro Miura as he and his climbing team face the most challenging climb in the world -- an ascent up Mt. Everest.
With a 35mm Panavision film crew in tow, they climbed to the South Col, only 350 meters from the very summit of Everest, where Miura put his life in the hands of the Gods.
Yuichiro Miura is still achieving spectacular heights...in May of 2002 he and his son Gota reached the summit of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), the sixth highest mountain in the world.
www.siskiyouartscouncil.org /film2003.htm   (682 words)

  
 Welcome to TheRaider.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
At an American Film Institute bash for Lucas last year, Ford joked that they had to hurry, or co-star Sean Connery would be too old to play Indy's dad.
Ford then spoke about his career: he said that he,like many other actors that got famous with genre films, finds very difficult for the public to recognize him in roles where he is not a leading fearless man or such.
Copyrights and trademarks for the films, books, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law.
www.theraider.net /newsarchives/indy4/2006_february.php   (2931 words)

  
 Ben Model silent film music schedule 2005
This program is actually a chamber music concert, featuring works for flute, clarinet and piano by noted film composers; program includes the world premiere of a new work composed by Ben Model, commissioned by the Palisades Trio for this concert.
This is the 4th year the Burns Film Center has rung in the new year with a silent film accompanied by Ben Model, and the show always sells out a day or two ahead of time, so be sure to buy tix online.
The film's NYC exteriors were shot on location, and include scenes of the Plaza Hotel, the Trocadero in Long Island, and a double-decker bus chase up 5th Avenue in the rain.
users.rcn.com /manaben/silentfilmmusic/sched2005.html   (3046 words)

  
 OnVideo: Video and Film Books
As is usual with a guide of this type, there's a brief plot synopsis and commentary on the artistic quality of the film, as well as a rating (from 4 "bones" to zero or "Woof!") for each entry.
Another plus for the guide is its analysis of those films that didn't quite make it on the big screen but shine on their DVD transfer.
Overall, though, for film fans looking for a concise package of larger than life films, this directory is a start in the right direction.
www.onvideo.org /books/books.htm   (2469 words)

  
 Silent Era : PSFL : The Adventurer (1917)
A growing source of silent era film information.
This listing is from The Progressive Silent Film List by Carl Bennett.
Survival Status: Prints exist [35mm positive], and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].
www.silentera.com /PSFL/data/A/Adventurer1917-2.html   (176 words)

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