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  Cinema of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cinema of the United States, sometimes simply referred to as Hollywood, is typically used in reference to the larger, studio-produced cinema within the U.S. Much like American popular music, the American film industry has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century.
In the United States, Thomas Alva Edison was among the first to produce such a device, the kinetoscope, whose heavy-handed patent enforcement caused early filmmakers to look for alternatives.
This was complemented with the Miracle Decision in which the Supreme Court of the United States reversed its earlier position and stated that motion pictures were an artform entitled to the protection of the First amendment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cinema_of_the_United_States   (2662 words)

 Despite Hurdles, Backers Say Satellite Cinema Will Catch On
PARIS — A European project to test satellite delivery of digital cinema and other programming has ended its test phase with mixed results, but backers say the idea is certain to catch on given related developments in the United States, China and separate investments in Europe.
In addition to that obstacle, satellite cinema backers have confronted the relative lack of content available in high-definition format, in part because Hollywood studios have yet to settle on a common technical standard for the service.
One of the savings that Europe’s cinema hopes to reap with digital cinema is the cost of producing the same film in different languages before sending the tapes to theater destinations.
www.space.com /spacenews/archive03/cinemaarch_091603.html   (733 words)

 ipedia.com: Cinema of the United States Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The cinema of the United States, sometimes simply called—correctly or not—Hollywood, can perhaps be summed up by the title American film critic Pauline Kael gave a 1968 collection of her reviews: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
By way of explanation, she said that the words, which came from an Italian movie poster, were "perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies." Certainly, they sum up the raw energy of many American films.
There are several starting points for American cinema, but it was David Wark Griffith's Birth of a Nation that pioneered the filmic vocabulary that still dominates celluoid to this day.
www.ipedia.com /cinema_of_the_united_states.html   (1271 words)

 Poetry of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The poetry of the United States began as a literary art during the colonial era.
The first significant poet of the independent United States was William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878), whose great contribution was to write rhapsodic poems on the grandeur of prairies and forests.
The final emergence of a truly indigenous English-language poetry in the United States was the work of two poets, Walt Whitman (1819–1892) and Emily Dickinson (1830–1886).
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Poetry_of_the_United_States   (2954 words)

 Cinema and the American Malaise - Critical Essay Humanist - Find Articles
Because it is easy for people in the United states to distrust and hate the British, producers make them the butt of jokes and the evil oppressors.
Indeed, cinema in the United States enjoys a dubious heritage of being an organ of conventional wisdom and simplistic, feel-good entertainment.
The United States today is in a free fall from the deluge of gun violence, and yet movies continue to mete out depictions that are surreal and illusory.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1374/is_4_61/ai_76800136   (899 words)

 Anthology Film Archives - Essential Cinema   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Avon Foundation, Jerome's foundation behind the Anthology project, which had built a special, Invisible Cinema theater, designed by Peter Kubelka, and had paid for the acquisition of all the prints voted into the Essential Cinema collection, and the running of Anthology was taken over by people who did not share Jerome's vision.
The Essential Cinema Repertory, from its very inception, was strongly and sometimes wildly attacked by those who were not familiar with the history of the project, for exclusion of many important films.
They were not aware of the fact that the Essential Cinema Repertory was intended to serve as a permanent critical tool with new titles continuously added, including possibly the titles that the critics of Anthology had in mind.
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org /history/essentialcinema   (424 words)

 About Cinema Tropical
Cinema Tropical is a non-profit organization that promotes, programs and distributes Latin American cinema in the United States.
In 2000 she moved to New York to pursue a BFA degree in Cinema Studies and Psychology from NYU, graduating in 2004.
Her work and contributions to the Latin community in the US have been highly recognized; in 2002, she was selected as one of the Outstanding Latina Women by Diario La Prensa and recognized by NBC and Telemundo as one of the Outstanding Latinos for Hispanic Heritage Month.
www.cinematropical.com /about.html   (1361 words)

 2003 Proceedings of the RRCWL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
24) What is particular about them is that presenting the United States in a different view from the one traditionally given by Hollywood their work is one of the truest expressions of what is to be American.
With a geographical orientation, their films are set in different states of the country, with specific regional characteristics.
National cinemas showing stories that could only exist in particular realities in the United States, or in Brazil.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /RRCWL/V5/conte.html   (1742 words)

 American cinema
The cinema of the United States, sometimes simply referred to as Hollywood refers to the film industry of the United States of America.
Its history is marked by two distinct periods, the first often referred to as Classical Hollywood cinema, the second as the New Hollywood.
In the United States, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) issues ratings for movies.
www.jahsonic.com /AmericanCinema.html   (1813 words)

 CR Cinema Course Descriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
An introduction to the study of film history from cinema’s origins in the 1890s through the widespread transition to sound-on-film technology.
The bulk of this course centers on silent cinema, with attention paid at the end of the course to the development of sound.
The bulk of this course centers on post-WWII cinema in the United States and Western Europe.
www.redwoods.edu /Departments/Cinema/courses.asp   (415 words)

 Cara Lynn Moyer--Africana Library, Cornell University
However, in both the United States and South Africa film has also been used as a form of propaganda in which the representation of Blackness was used to promote Black inferiority and White superiority.
Because Blacks in the United States made numerous advancements ahead of Blacks in South Africa and an independent Black cinema movement has been able to emerge, independent Black cinema in the United States can be used as a model for South Africa.
Using the United States as model is important so as to avoid the pitfalls experienced by independent Black filmmakers in the United States, but also to learn from their tremendous accomplishments.
www.library.cornell.edu /africana/thesis/moyer2003.html   (368 words)

 Category:Cinema of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is Cinema of the United States.
There are 24 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
Pages in category "Cinema of the United States"
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Cinema_of_the_United_States   (85 words)

 The Transporter
The United States, for example, produces cinema that is predominately masculine.
Now all was going swimmingly well until someone from the audience asked the panel moderator how she defined the cinema of the United Kingdom.
But there is good in all of this: If the cinema of the United States is predominately masculine, then there is actual reason and justification for films and movies the likes of "The Transporter": Superficially a macho flick it is, in reality, a castrated male fantasy.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/big_screen/95826   (423 words)

The term Third Cinema relies on a distinction between the First and Third worlds which originated out of the colonial era’s division of the world into the center (Europe) and the margins (all of the rest).
As the 20th century developed, and the United States rose to superpower status, North America (the New, or "second" world) was folded under the umbrella of the First World, now considered the Western, or industrialized world.
Latin America has perhaps the strongest tradition of Third Cinema, and is the most useful place to study its formation during the radical political movements of the 1960s, which led to anti-colonialist wars of liberation in many places, for example, Fidel Castro’s revolution in Cuba.
www.montana.edu /metz/website/intlfilm/thirdcinema.htm   (4310 words)

The Cinema Theater was built by Edward Landberg in late 1961.
Landberg had invented repertory cinema in the United States, and, with his then wife Pauline Kael, he offered extraordinarily high-quality programming at a reasonable price.
The Cinema was part of a little complex of theaters: the Guild, the Studio, and the Cinema.
www.alsopreview.com /columns/foley/jfandbergb.html   (503 words)

 Oneworld Multimedia :: United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Another team of volunteers from the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church in the United States were working on site, and after speaking to one of them I discovered that they’re posting accounts of the experience so far.
According the report, last year’s parliamentary elections in Armenia’s arch-rival in the South Caucasus were considered to have improved over previous ones, although Azerbaijan still lags behind Armenia in terms of actual political freedom as a recent report by Freedom House identified.
However, Matthew Bryza, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, said that the pace of reform in Azerbaijan was stronger than in Armenia.
oneworld.blogsome.com /category/united-states   (3357 words)

 moviegoing 5: the market for film and cinema in the united states and canada
With profiles of the top circuits and a comparison of the financial performance of the leading publicly quoted companies, the report is a comprehensive account of an industry in the midst of a major transformation.
Separate sections of the report look at developments in the United States and neighbouring Canada; detailed statistics covering screens, admissions, box office revenues, ticket prices and concession sales are included for both countries.
United States Cinema Audience Frequency of Attendance by Age 2004
www.dodona.co.uk /moviegoing.htm   (258 words)

 Emerging Cinemas to Bow at Theatre Row
This represents the first full-time commercial cinema in the United States to operate without using any traditional celluloid projection.
The Theatre Row installation is the first in Emerging’s plan to develop a 400-screen digital theater chain that operates inside of existing, underutilized theaters and auditoriums in prominent arts institutions throughout the United States.
In a unique arrangement, Emerging Cinemas will make use of only one of the auditoriums at any given time, although the exact one will vary depending on the programming and whatever live performances are occurring at the time.
www.studentfilmmakers.com /news/article_176.shtml   (626 words)

 The Pacific -- Chinatown's Great Star Theater
Here at the Great Star, one of only two cinemas in the United States left which shows only Hong Kong films, it's a little bit of both.
The Great Star is owned by the Shaw Brothers, who came from Singapore in the 1960s via Hong Kong and almost single-handedly gave birth to Hong Kong cinema in the United States.
And the decline is most evident in what used to be the most fertile ground for Hong Kong cinema in the United States: San Francisco's Chinatown.
journalism.berkeley.edu /projects/pacific/greatstar   (360 words)

 Landmark Theatres and Microsoft Create the Largest Digital Cinema Circuit In the United States
This unprecedented agreement represents the largest digital cinema theater circuit installation to date in the United States.
DCS will supply its solution, the Cinema System, which has powered the BMW Films Digital Cinema Series in 25 theaters since November 2002.
NOTE: Microsoft and Windows Media are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/04-03-2003/0001919545   (685 words)

 Cinema Tropical at Cornell Cinema   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
One of its programs is the Cinema Tropical monthly touring series, wherein a recent Latin American film makes the rounds of over a dozen prominent film centers throughout the States.
Cornell Cinema became a participating venue in April and we’ll screen two Cinema Tropical films this summer.
Cinema Tropical screenings are cosponsored with the Latin American Studies Program and CUSLAR.
cinema.cornell.edu /series/tropical_summer05.html   (271 words)

 Cinema Tropical: a Series at Cornell Cinema
Cinema Tropical is a New York City based non-profit organization that promotes, programs and distributes Latin American cinema in the United States.
Cornell Cinema is a participating venue and in March we will premiere Natalia Almada’s Al Otro Lado (Mexico, 2005).
Cinema Tropical screenings are cosponsored with LASP, CUSLAR and the Einaudi Center.
cinema.cornell.edu /series/tropical_mar06.html   (109 words)

 Film Studies Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
New York City is the prime location for the study of cinema in the United States.
Many of the world's most important film study centers, archives, and libraries--notably those at the Museum of Modern Art, the Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Television and Radio, and Anthology Film Archives -- are located here.
The city is also home to the widest range of commercial and noncommercial exhibition venues in the United States, such as the Lincoln Center Film Society, which lists what's playing at the Walter Reade Theatre, and Film Forum.
web.gc.cuny.edu /Filmstudies/resources.htm   (116 words)

Experimenting with new forms as modern day alchemists, Alejandro Jodorowsky and cinematographer-turned-director Rafael Corkidi cultivated an esoteric cinema that mingled counter­cultural fascinations with Pre­Hispanic cultures and Eastern philosophies with stylistic elements of the Baroque and Gothic-plus a dash of Pop and psychedelia.
For Jodorowsky, strong connections to the avant­garde cinema of the United States are apparent.
The occult fascinations of Kenneth Anger, the surrealism and ethnopoetics of Maya Deren, the beat hysterics of Robert Frank: all have interstitial moments in Jodorowsky's oeuvre.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Museum/1904/ezonarosa.html   (1824 words)

 Top20AmericanLiterature.com - American Literature Guide.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The literature of the United States, often referred to as American literature because it could also include writings in the various American colonies before the founding of the United States, refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States.
The United States has a had a tradition of writing by Jewish immigrants and citizens for a long time, although many objected to being reduced to "Jewish" writers alone.
The United States has also played a key role in the development of science fiction with authors like Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and Philip K. Dick.
www.top20americanliterature.com   (4600 words)

 University of Virginia News Story
During the 1960s he was a member of the editorial staff at Film Culture magazine, then the pre-eminent forum in the United States for writing on independent cinema.
Sitney has lectured on and taught the history of cinema as a visual art for 40 years and has been professor of visual studies at Princeton University since 1980.
Sitney’s book, “Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000” (1974, third edition 2002), is the definitive study of the history and aesthetics of experimental cinema in the United States.
www.virginia.edu /topnews/releases2004/sitney-march-4-2004.html   (332 words)

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