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  AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS Pays Homage to the Master of Suspense
AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS is the nation's premier classic movie network, bringing timeless favorites to a broad audience by placing them in a fresh and contemporary context.
AMC is owned and managed by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. A subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) and NBC, Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, WE: Women's Entertainment, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications.
AMC is one of the assets included in a new series of Cablevision common stock -- Rainbow Media Group tracking stock (NYSE:RMG) -- which began trading on the NYSE on March 30th.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-77100855.html   (930 words)

 American Movie Classics
With the emergence of cable television in the 1980s, AMC offered a niche for these fans, who sometimes referred to the channel as the "Metropolitan Museum of classic movies." Indeed, AMC created a "repertory" cinema easily operated by a remote control.
AMC began in October of 1984 as a pay service, but switched onto cable's "basic tier" in 1987 when it had grown to seven million subscribers in one thousand systems across the U.S. This growth curve continued and by the end of 1989 AMC had doubled its subscriber base.
No, this was a late 1980s marketing device by American Movie Classics and the local cable system (owned by Time Warner), in Wichita Falls, Texas, a moment designed to launch AMC in that market.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/A/htmlA/americanmovi/americanmovi.htm   (697 words)

 Watch American movie classics.
American movie classics may be gone from mainstream cinemas, but they will never be forgotten.
Obviously, American movie classics are more than just old; they speak to viewers in a way that is powerful and moving, and they are not easy to forget.
Most of all, American movie classics are timeless works of art that will remain germane to, and enjoyable for, audiences for decades to come.
www.american-ginseng-roots.com /american_movie_classics.php   (291 words)

 Sony Pictures Classics: American Movie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
It takes a village to make a movie, but when that village is Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and not Hollywood, CA, the results are at times bizarre, dangerous, comical, and very American.
AMERICAN MOVIE is the story of filmmaker Mark Borchardt, his mission, and his dream.
Spanning over two years of intense struggle with his film, his family, financial decline, and spiritual crisis, AMERICAN MOVIE is a portrayal of ambition, obsession, excess, and one man's quest for the American Dream.
www.sonypictures.com /classics/buyitonvideo/1999/americanmovie.html   (168 words)

 Star Choice - New channel for movie lovers
AMC is an award-winning, 24-hour network that offers an extensive list of film titles as well as critically-acclaimed, original programming.
Movie Central is the ultimate uncut and commercial-free movie entertainment package with hundreds of movies a month and first-run exclusive series.
Movie Central’s four channels each offer a unique selection of newly released movies, new HBO and Showtime series such as The Sopranos and Big Love, independent art house features as well as plenty of drama, action, horror, thrillers and more, so there’s always something great to watch.
www.starchoice.com /promotions/english/amc/default.asp   (756 words)

 American Movie Classic
American Movie Classics, "TV for Movie People," is a favorite destination for movie lovers, and is bringing more and more of them together with an expanded movie library, brand-defining original programming and a contemporary and engaging on-air voice.
American Movie Classics’ hyper-reality series, "Into Character," brings larger-than-life to real life by exploring the transforming and defining impact that movie characters can have on real people.
AMC often airs “specials” around the movies that it highlights.
www.dishnetworkproducts.com /articles/american-movie-classic.php   (282 words)

 Classic Movies to Tour
Through the American Television and Radio Archive Act of 1976 and the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the Library has a congressional mandate to preserve the cultural record of American film and broadcast history, as well as lead the development of the country's moving-image preservation policies.
American Movie Classics is the premiere 24-hour movie network featuring awardwinning original productions about the world of American film.
American Movie Classics' participation in the tour is coordinated by GREAT!, an Atlanta-based TV promotion agency.
www.loc.gov /today/pr/1999/99-087.html   (563 words)

 AMC (American Movie Classics) - Topic Powered by eve community
I'm a big fan of older, classic movies and TCM (I even have a tattoo of their Dick Tracy looking avatar -sans the TCM initials/phrase- on my left upper arm).
There are some movies that defy or define the time, and just becuase they were made in 80s doesn't mean it is yet a classic.
In October, 2002, AMC changed its format from a classic movie channel to a broader-based movie network to appeal to a larger audience, including younger folks.
sigforum.com /eve/forums/a/tpc/f/230601935/m/113106209?r=451104309   (817 words)

 Rock Hudson of Knoxville, Paul Newman and Gregory Peck Discovered Through AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS' Nationwide Search; ...
AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS Presents 'From Grit to Grace: A Celebration of Hollywood's Leading Men' Movies in March KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine what it would be like to live your life as "the other" John Wayne, Warren Beatty or Cary Grant.
AMC chose 25 men and their guests -- including Rock Hudson of Knoxville -- to fly to New York City and receive the "star treatment" they have only dreamed about.
With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of classic films from the 1940s through the 1980s and a diverse blend of original programming, the service brings alive the sophistication and style of a revolutionary era in American film.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/02-22-1999/0000874637   (1107 words)

 CNN.com - When TV network changes name, look close - Mar. 3, 2003
The switch from American Movie Classics to AMC is symbolic of a shift that many of its loyal fans aren't too happy with.
AMC also began airing modern movies ("Robocop 3," "Hot Shots!") that wouldn't even be considered classics by the actors who starred in them.
One project in the works is a series of movie parodies ("The Wizard of Osbournes") from the maker of MTV's "Celebrity Death Match." One special in development is about a film director thinking about turning to porn.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/03/03/networkacronyms.ap   (953 words)

 Movie Classics
turner classic moviesamerican movie classics • fl and white • w.c.
king kong • moviesclassics • willis o'brien • merian c.
Duck Soup is one of the craziest movies you'll ever see, even though it's 70 years old.
www.suite101.com /reference/movie_classics   (1033 words)

 National Film Registry Tour
With receptions and screenings attended by movie actors, cinematographers, directors and you, the Tour brings together members of the film community and the American public to revel in the silver screen and learn about ways to preserve this legacy in its full glory.
AMC is the premier 24-hour movie network also featuring award-winning original productions about the world of American film.
American Movie Classics is already well known for its commitment to film preservation and for raising funds for the nation's leading film archives through its annual Preservation Festival.
www.loc.gov /film/tour.html   (1163 words)

 American Movie Classics (AMC) Launches Elvis Tribute Site and Sweepstakes [URLwire]
The online sweepstakes runs in conjunction with AMC’s on-air “Reel to Reel” presentation of Elvis in Hollywood on February 1, 2000, followed by the “Elvis Movie Marathon” beginning February 5, 2000.
American Movie Classics is the premiere 24-hour movie network featuring award-winning original productions about the world of American film.
With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of classic films from the 1930s through the 1980s and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and interstitials, the service offers in-depth information on timeless and contemporary Hollywood classics.
www.urlwire.com /news/013100.html   (656 words)

 BHN - Channel 38 - American Movie Classics
American Movie Classics is the premiere movie network devoted to showcasing and preserving the world of classic films, 24 hours a day.
AMC is dedicated to offering viewers the option to view their favorite films in either "letterboxed" (wide-screen) or full-screen versions when available.
AMC's branded blocks focus on topics that enlighten viewers on everything from Hollywood fashion to the Oscars to film preservation, using on-air introductions by major movie stars and movie experts.
michigan.mybrighthouse.com /channelPage.html?channel=38   (393 words)

 AMC (American Movie Classics) - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
TCM (Turner Classic Movies) is still a great channel, but give it time...I'm sure it's destined to go down the same depressing, commercial-laden road.
The quality of the old movies they once featured is now at the bottom of the barrel cheaply made B movies.
AMC still shows a fairly good flick once in a while, but it is certainly a far cry from what it used to be.
www.rateitall.com /showitem.aspx?itemid=14970   (1069 words)

 Movie Channels on Specialty Channels - Specialty Channels
American Movie Classics was once commercial free, but since it is no longer an extra channel on cable system they had to pay the bills and unfortunately for us add commercials.
They still show classic movies, but also have added new movies to their classic movie library.
Lifetime Network had so many made for TV movies they decided to offer us their own movie network with their original movies to other movies with women in mind {Sign up for their newsletter covering both channels for upcoming movies and contests}
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art27212.asp   (260 words)

 Halvard Johnson | American Movie Classics 2
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)** An American mercenary fights in the Spanish Civil War with a group of vampires in this adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel.
The Young Lions (1958)** The horrors of WWII have a profound impact on two American vampires and a Nazi officer.
Sixteen Candles (1984)** Her 16th birthday is anything but sweet for a young lady who tries to gain the attention of a cute vampire and ignore those of an annoying freshman.
tech1.dccs.upenn.edu /xconnect/v4/i1/g/johnson2.html   (1323 words)

 American Movie Classics (AMC) : New York City Film Resource
AMC is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan.
The network, which reaches over 84,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and an increasingly visible, critically-acclaimed, slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials.
Over the past three years AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including eight Emmy awards.
www.nycresource.com /Detailed/35.html   (75 words)

 American Movie Classics Cancels "Remember WENN"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
American Movie Classics is the premier 24-hour movie network, featuring award-winning original productions about the world of American film.
AMC can be seen in 68 million homes.
American Movie Classics Lynn Weiss/Katrina Sutton Gilpatric, 310/453-4493 or Dina White/Jennifer Pav, 516/803-4350 (as of 9/28)
rabat.liquidweb.com /classic/cancelled.html   (315 words)

 Monsterfest Blog: Camp Classics Videos
It's not news that the San Diego Comic-Con has been a big thing for comic fans as well as movie buffs and gamers for as long as I remember.
But this year, there'll be a fair amount of horror news to give you and me the creeps, the willies and the horror jones.
First, Cinematical has the news that there'll be a Monster Squad panel with cast and director in tandem with the DVD release of the classic horror film from 1987.
blogs.amctv.com /monsterfest/camp_classics/index.html   (2011 words)

 American Movie Classics Company LLC - Fact Sheet - Hoover's
American Movies Classics Company has one heck of a film collection.
AMC Company also owns WE: Women's Entertainment, a lifestyle network targeting women through a variey of programming focused on relationships, popular culture, and style, among others.
AMC Company is a division of Rainbow Media, which itself is the entertainment unit of New York City metro area cable firm Cablevision.
www.hoovers.com /amc/--ID__139713--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (308 words)

 American Movie (1999): Mark Borchardt, Uncle Bill, Mike Shank, Monica Borchardt - PopMatters Film Review
American Movie avoids the dishonesty and self-importance of most traditional documentaries by selecting a subject so genuine, specific, and original — and so flawed — that no matter what segment of the whole we're seeing, it seems very real and very very human.
And while it's difficult to tell how confident these people are in Borchardt's project, they dutifully trudge through snow, endure numerous retakes and all night editing sessions, pushed on by the intensity and conviction of Mark's visions and aspirations.
Now recognized as classics, these films were initially dismissed as trash.
www.popmatters.com /film/american-movie.html   (902 words)

 Film Threat Blogs » Blog Archive » AMC - American Movie… Classics?
AMC (an acronym that once stood for “American Movie Classics” but now it probably means “American Movie Cornucopia-of-garbage”) is a station I once looked up to but it’s no big secret that the channel hit rock bottom long ago.
Fox has started their own classic movie channel, and Turner bought up Paramount and RKO libraries and rights, so AMC doesn’t have access to the great stuff anymore.
The movies are cut to hell; constant, unnecessary interruptions, showing the same foolish crap over and over; and this network doesn’t even have sponsors!
www.filmthreat.com /blog/?p=263   (925 words)

 American Movie — Infoplease.com
He lives in his parents' basement, has three children, and his best friend is a oafish burnout who "used to party hard." This is their story.
They are trying to make a B-movie horror flick called "Coven" but pronounced with a long-o sound because Borchardt doesn't want his movie to rhyme with "oven".
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www.infoplease.com /ipea/A0781808.html   (353 words)

 American Movie Classics - Bad Girls of Film
Often thought of as primarily male vehicles, films noirs offered some of the most complex female roles of any movies of the 1940s and 1950s.
Stars such as Stanwyck, Tierney and Crawford produced some of their finest performances in noir, while such lesser known actresses as Peggie Castle, Hope Emerson and Helen Walker made a lasting impression on moviegoers with their roles in the era.
Many of those studied became archetypes of the film noir femme: Gloria Grahame as the impishly sexy masochist; Lizabeth Scott's duplicitous schemer; Claire Trevor, the ruthless spider woman; and Barbara Stanwyck--perhaps noir's most notorious femme--as the grim, unflinching murderess.
www.allthatnoir.com   (347 words)

 MovieGoods - AFI 100 American Movie Poster Classics
MovieGoods presents an exciting collection of classic movie posters - recreated as genuine fine art, limited-edition lithographs.
Included in this collection are several posters from the American Film Institute’s AFI’s 100 Years… 100 American Movie Poster Classics.
They are remarkably affordable, the selection of images, hand-picked by film experts, is guaranteed to quicken the pulse of any movie fan.
www.moviegoods.com /afi/afi100.asp?&   (314 words)

 Please add a HORROR HOST to AMC's Fear Friday and Monsterfest Petition
This is a petition to ask AMC (American Movie Classics) to add a classic HORROR HOST(s) to their weekly scares on Fear Friday.
As a “monster kid” born in the 60’s who was able to catch the declining years of Shock and horror hosts I urge AMC to step it up even more and invite a rotation of the remaining classic horror hosts from around the country.
Even if AMC creates their own host, a vast rotation of the remaining greats not limited to Zacherle, Dr. Gangrene, Count Gore De Vol, Dr. Creep, A. Ghastly Ghoul, Baron Von Wolfstein etc. or even the likes of Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs could be brought in as guest hosts.
www.petitiononline.com /hhost13/petition.html   (438 words)

 Batman the Movie, Batman the TV series
Eartha Kitt was seen as somewhat controversial for her support of fl activists and was replaced as Catwoman in the movie by Lee Meriwether (her only time as Catwoman, she later costarred with Burgess Meredith in the high-tech spy series "S.E.A.R.C.H.), and in the rest of the tv series by Julie Newmar.
In the movie, Penguin kidnaps the world's leaders from the U.N. Building in his submarine and uses a device to remove all moisture from their bodies, reducing each to a pile of dry chemicals (an idea later used in a Star Trek episode).
I’d like to say, as an American, I was deeply offended by The Last Of The Mohicans.” Then added, “We’re up against a culture that finds it acceptable to do things that the rest of the world left with the barbarians of the 6th century.
www.angelfire.com /mn/nn/Batman.html   (2069 words)

 Amazon.com: American Movie Classics' Great Christmas Movies: Celebrating the Best Christmas Films of All Time: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Christmas movies are without a doubt one of my favourite movie theme areas and I'm sure I'm correct in saying that the festive season for many people would not be complete without the regular screenings of many of the well known classics.
Classics such as "It's a Wonderful Life", "White Christmas", "Miracle on 34th Sreet", and of course the immortal "A Christmas Carol", in its countless versions automatically come to mind as the standout films in this genre however there are so many other less well known films centred around Christmas that deserve to be better remembered.
His book takes the reader on an entertaining look at the famous, the infamous, the obscure, and the down right weird film titles that can be included under the theme of Christmas movies and which for all their own unique reasons have become an essential part of so many people's festive celebrations.
www.amazon.com /American-Movie-Classics-Christmas-Movies/dp/0878332146   (1023 words)

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