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  cocoon - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cocoon, protective covering for the pupal stage of many insects, or, less commonly, for the eggs of some invertebrates.
Cocoon (motion picture), science-fiction film about aliens encountering a group of senior citizens, released in 1985.
Apache Cocoon is a web development framework built around the concepts of separation of concerns (making sure people can interact and collaborate on a project, without stepping on each other toes) and...
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  Cocoon (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film about a group of elderly humans who were rejuvenated by aliens.
The movie was filmed in and around St.
They proceed to rent a boat to retrieve the cocoons in which the 20 remain on the bottom of the ocean in life support cocoons.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cocoon_(movie)   (331 words)

 Cocoon - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cocoon, protective covering for the pupal stage of many insects, or, less commonly, for the eggs of some invertebrates.
Cocoon (motion picture), science-fiction film about aliens encountering a group of senior citizens, released in 1985.
The cultivation of domestic silk moths for the fiber in their cocoons has been...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Cocoon.html   (106 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Cocoon
Cocoon reminds us of the potential sadness of living in a retirement village, but it also makes us realize that there are still possibilities when you get older.
The film is moving along at a nice clip, and then suddenly it wanders off and tiptoes towards hammyness.
Cocoon is hereby found not guilty on all charges and released to swim with the dolphins.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/cocoon.php   (1613 words)

 Method and apparatus for wrapping coils - Patent 5782058
The cocoon wrapping is then sealed to the turned-over sleeve in the vicinity of the end collars so as to seal the coil within a continuous plastic film.
The film is stretched prior to or during application and due to its property of "memory", it then seeks to return to its unstretched state.
Alternatively, a single or several large rectangular pieces of film material may be employed to enshroud the coil to be wrapped and any seams sealed either to themselves or to the plastic collars.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5782058.html   (1708 words)

 DVD.net : Cocoon - DVD Review
Cocoon is an interesting film, sitting somewhere between a family drama and science fiction.
Cocoon is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is 16x9 enhanced.
The start of the film is heavily marred by artefacts and noticeable grain, but improves as the film moves on, but they are still present throughout the film.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=1544   (1186 words)

 Modamag.com |Cocoon (DVD Review)
While this might alarm some, Ben and the boys discover that the pool the cocoons are being temporally stored in has regenerative powers that seem to be reversing the problems associated with aging.
Above the sci-fi and humor present, “Cocoon” is about age, aging and what it’s like looking at the end of one’s life as well as what it would be like if there were choices that really could be made.
While there are some lapses of silence (he hasn’t seen the film in its entirety since 1985), he gives a great deal of insight into the production and it’s obvious how much he cherished the cast and time spent with them.
www.modamag.com /cocoon_dvd.htm   (737 words)

 Cocoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cocoon a song by Björk from the album Vespertine
"Cocoon", is a short story by science fiction writer Greg Egan
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cocoon   (120 words)

 Shutterbug: We Tried It
The cocoon is an egg-shaped plastic cove unit comprised of four translucent white diffusion panels that fasten together with touch fasteners and zippers for quick, fairly easy assembly and take down for storage.
The cocoon is said to graduate the light intensity which in turn minimizes the "blooming" highlights that often occur when using the even light produced by light boxes.
The cocoon is made by RedWing Imaging Concepts International and is distributed by Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc., 701 Corporate Woods Pkwy., Vernon Hills, IL 60061; (847) 821-0450; fax: (847) 821-5410; www.bkaphoto.com.
www.shutterbug.net /equipmentreviews/accessories/1100sb_wetried   (1088 words)

 Moriel on Film Spectator
Metz was the first academic film critic to consider film a language, albeit without a *langue*, or tongue (it sounds best in French -- 'language sans langue' -- and loses much in the translation).
Section two, Film and Enunciation Revisited, is devoted to the pragmatic use-value of the theories proposed in the first section.
When the study of film is placed exclusively in the field of linguistics and cognitive psychology it can become mired in esoteric minutiae and die the bureaucratic death of the imagination.
www.film-philosophy.com /vol2-1998/n34moriel   (1782 words)

 Cocoon (1985)
There was quite a bit of publicity over this film at the time, with most of the attention on the director.
You see, Cocoon is one of those films where if I described the plot too much I would give away the major surprise, and if you haven't seen it, I don't want to be the one to ruin the experience.
Film artefacts are numerous, though, and are mostly small apart from a couple of rather large examples (there is a large scratch at
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=1589   (1464 words)

 cocoon - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about cocoon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
This outer web or ball is spun from the mouth by caterpillars before they pass into the chrysalis state.
It is now extended to all similar structures (for example, the silken case spun by spiders to receive their eggs).
He hurried forward to meet it, but as it drew nearer he saw that it was driven by the carpenter's youngest boy and that the figure at his side, looking like a large upright cocoon in spectacles, was that of Mrs.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /cocoon   (273 words)

 Capital University News - California State University, Sacramento   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
The film, her second documentary about the incarceration of thousands of Japanese American citizens during and after World War II, traces how discrimination and the humiliation of being imprisoned left her parents torn between two countries.
Cocoon is one of only a few documentaries made that explores how some imprisoned Japanese Americans—having been stripped of their civil liberties—denounced their citizenship after feeling betrayed by their country.
Through the making of the film, Ina says she came to understand the sacrifices her parents made while she and her brother were young.
www.csus.edu /news/021105emeritusProf.stm   (617 words)

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In many respects "Cocoon" was the personal project of Lili Zanuck, wife of producer Richard Zanuck (son of longtime Fox studio head Darryl Zanuck).
Although "Cocoon" was shot largely in and around St. Petersburg, Florida-home to one of the country's largest seniors population-the site was chosen for other reasons: a warm climate, nearness to a large body of water, and the special look needed for the motion picture.
"Cocoon" is very much an ensemble acting film, and Ron Howard said one of the biggest challenges for him was the diversity of acting styles and methods.
www.tcfhe.com /capsule/cocoon.htm   (698 words)

 Film Review: Cocoon
In short, this is a film that should be a classic, if not for its funny delivery and script, tainted with sadness, but for ILM's genius technology.
The film focuses on these three, as they discover the wonders of the cocoons.
Cocoon is one of those films, along with similar classics like Short Circuit and Batteries Not Included, that will always be remembered and watched with a certain degree of affection, despite their aging special effects and heavy emphasis on morality.
www.iofilm.co.uk /fm/c/cocoon_1985.shtml   (390 words)

 coccon - review at videovista.net
During the opening of the film, Arthur and Jo's witnessing of an unsuccessful resuscitation is a stark reminder of the mortality of the principals, sadly off and on screen.
Cocoon was a last hurrah for many of the elderly cast (although one or two survived advancing years to appear in the terrible Cocoon II: The Return, 1988).
Cocoon is a film in which sexual energy is equated closely to an amplified life force and is seen as both positive and welcome.
www.videovista.net /reviews/july02/cocoon.html   (997 words)

 Japan Focus
Her films hold broadly relevant lessons revealing why dominant groups are compelled to scapegoat others and the lasting psychological effects of institutional racism.
Ina's first film, Children of the Camps, broadcast on American public television from 1999 to 2003, puts the face of children on this history, exposing the fact that over half of the 120,000 imprisoned Japanese Americans were children, including infants removed from orphanages.
Satsuki Ina’s father, Itaru, and her mother, Shizuko, were two of the No-No’s demanding consistency from the U.S. government who were transferred to the harsh Tule Lake Segregation Center, the largest and most controversial of all the prison camps, with a peak population of 18,000.
japanfocus.org /products/details/2234   (5318 words)

 Cocoon Review I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Cocoon is one of the best offerings to come out of Hollywood in many a year.
The film boasts a cast of stars of the past who prove that you don't have to give up acting after 60, lead by such old pros as Don Ameche, Wilford Brimly, Hume Cronyn and Maureen Stapleton, as well as such talented "youngsters" as steve Guttenberg and Tahnee Welch.
The score by James Horner is a fine example of film scoring in the context of the movie.
www.hornershrine.com /scores/reviews/Cocoon_r1.html   (458 words)

This film was first screened in  İstanbul which was still occupied by foreign armies, on April 23,  1923, the third anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Grand  National Assembly,  and only six months prior to the formation of  the Turkish Republic.
At the Asian and African Countries'  Film Festival in Tashkent, in the former Union of Soviet  Socialist Republics,  actress Fatma Girik was presented with a special  award by the Women's Committee for her role in "Kızgın Toprak"  (Scorched Earth).
The 1st  Ankara Film Festival was held and at a film contest staged  during this festival for the purpose of promoting the younger  generation of directors and producers, Orhan Oğuz's "Herşeye  Rağmen" (Despite Everything) was chosen the best film.
www.byegm.gov.tr /REFERENCES/TURKISH-CINEMA-2001.htm   (5947 words)

 'Cocoon' & 'Commando' - Laserdisc Reviews [SMR]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Both films were shot flat and the new transfers are matted to 1.85:1, but the level of improvement varys between the discs.
Much of the film exhibits a mild haze of grain that one must conclude is in the film elements.
Audio quality is, like 'Cocoon', similar to the previous disc, though I recall the previous transfer contained an audible high frequency hiss that I did not detect in the new transfer.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /~robinson/Reviews/Cocoon-Commando-Review.htm   (327 words)

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Later when the seniors take their usual swim, they notice the curious cocoons and begin to sense a change in themselves--they are suddenly more youthful and vital.
Although "Cocoon" was shot largely in and around St. Petersburg, Florida-home to one of the country's largest seniors population-the site was chosen for other reasons: a warm climate, nearness to a large body of water, and the special look needed for the motion picture.
"Cocoon" is very much an ensemble acting film, and Ron Howard said one of the biggest challenges for him was the diversity of acting styles and methods.
www.foxhome.com /capsule/cocoon.htm   (698 words)

 Cocoon (1985) Movie Overview ~ Cast and Crew, Trailer, Pictures, Synopsis, Release Date - RopeofSilicon.com
But as the aliens take on human form and stash their counterparts in a swimming pool, a group of elderly retirees discover the pool and after swimming in the water find themselves rejuvenated, with boundless energy and insatiable appetites.
Soon the retirees are forced to choose between living out their lives on earth with their families, or leaving with the aliens and attaining immortality.
More character driven than dependent on the incredible plot, the film's charm comes from its characters and the wonderful cast, including Don Ameche, who won an Academy Award for his role as one of the randy retirees.
www.ropeofsilicon.com /movies.php?id=881   (212 words)

 Plume Lighting for Imaging
Also available is the double sized "Cocoon 130" for objects up to 16 x 28 inches (40 x 70 cm) at $189 usd and a half sized "Cocoon 33" for objects up to 5 x 7 inches (12 x 18 cm) for $70 usd.
When used for digital and film imaging, tungsten light source creates great amounts of red and green light, plus lots and lots of unseen heat which is not used (or discarded) by the film or CCD.
Film imaging at slow shutter speeds (1/30 and less) should have no problems with AC light sources cycling at 50/60 Hz.
www.plumeltd.com /cocoon.htm   (635 words)

 Method and apparatus for wrapping coils, and the wrapped product - Patent 5775515
A plastic film sleeve is inserted through the open cylindrical center and held in place by flanged collars at each end.
The excess cocoon wrapping and sleeve material overlying the cylindrical center can be trimmed away to leave an open center to receive coil handling equipment.
This may be effected simply by omitting the sleeve 4 and securing the plastic film 10 directly to collars 3 by heat sealing, adhesive or mechanical means as described hereinabove.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5775515.html   (1643 words)

 BAM : Brooklyn Academy of Music
Structured in four parts that reflect the four seasons, this delicate film contrasts the lives of children with that of adults, and uses its simple visuals to lend poetry to the film.
Ceylan’s complete control over every aspect of the film suggests the precision of Kubrick and the pacing of Antonioni, as we watch the character’s lives unfold in stunning visual tableaus.
Afro-Punk returns to BAM bringing film, music, and art united under the banner of fl rebellion.
www.bam.org /film/NextDirector.aspx   (419 words)

 Showing Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
When the aliens from Antares from "Cocoon" learn that the cocoons they left behind are in danger from underwater seismic activity.
COCOON: THE RETURN lacks most of the charm of the original film.
COCOON: THE RETURN will not be very watchable for Sci-Fi fans.
www.sciencefiction.com /movie-reviews/10226.html   (468 words)

 Amazon.ca: Cocoon: The Return: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
The original Cocoon, directed by Ron Howard, was a charming sci-fi/fantasy that proved age and getting older is just a state of mind.
The major problem of the film in general, is that, by its very exsistence, it diminishes the first film.
In this sequel most of the main members of the cast from COCOON return on a visit to their old retirement community in St. Petersburg, Florida after an absence of five years.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00020HAWE   (1342 words)

 Cocoon/Cocoon: The Return DVD - MovieWeb
Cocoon 2: The Return, like most sequels, relies a bit too heavily on one's familiarity with the first film.
Without dwelling too long on Cocoon #1, we can observe that it ended with a group of senior citizens heading for the distant planet of Antarea, hoping to find a new, rewarding and elongated life.
Cocoon 2 picks up the action five years later: The Antareans return to earth to check on the damage caused to their life-regenerating cocoons by earthquakes.
www.movieweb.com /dvd/release/49/49549/features.php   (278 words)

 Cocoon & Cocoon: The Return - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People
For one thing, the entire cast returns (though Dennehy wisely drops by for only a moment to say hello), and they continue to give it their all, as though they were in a better movie than they are.
There is a serious reconsideration, though, of the choice the characters made at the end of the first film, and the sincerity of their performances is at times quite moving.
The first disc recycles five fluffy behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the first film, Ron Howard’s career, the underwater filming, the cast, and the conceptualization of the alien characters, all made at the time of the film’s original release.
www.pajiba.com /cocoon-cocoon-the-return.htm   (759 words)

 BBC News | FILM | Ron Howard's happy days
Although the film did not create much of a ripple in the film world, it allowed Howard to cut his teeth behind the camera.
The film, which featured Jessica Tandy and Steve Guttenburg, saw a group of hapless aliens retrieving cocoons of their fellow beings from earth.
His latest film, a Beautiful Mind, is also tipped for the Oscars, having been received as a critical success.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_depth/entertainment/2002/oscars_2002/1777174.stm   (742 words)

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