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  Fox Movie Channel Letterbox
LETTERBOX presents the movie in its original aspect ratio, bringing you all of the picture as it played in theaters.
Fox Movie Channel shows movies in both formats.
The LETTERBOX format brings you the whole movie the way the filmmakers intended it to be viewed.
www.thefoxmoviechannel.com /letterbox.asp   (123 words)

  
  Fox Movie Channel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fox Movie Channel, formerly fxM, is a cable television channel that concentrates on showing movies uncut and commercial-free.
Fox Movie Channel mostly shows movies from 20th Century Fox's vast library from the mid-1930s to the 1990s, including television movies.
FMC's primary competitors are Turner Classic Movies, which mostly shows movies from the MGM, RKO and Warner Brothers libraries, and until 2002 American Movie Classics (later aMC).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fox_Movie_Channel   (146 words)

  
 August, 2003 - Editorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
FMC gives the following explanation on their website: "Originally restored to meet the requests of mystery fans and film preservation buffs, Fox Movie Channel scheduled these films in a showcase intended to illustrate the positive aspects of these movies such as the complex story lines/characters and Charlie Chan's great intellect.
Fox Movie Channel realizes that these historic films, were produced at a time where racial sensitivities were not as they are today.
Fox Movie Channel spent a lot of money in the restoration of the Chan films and with the cancellation of the series, it now seems that FMC now has assets that will be of no future commercial value to them.
www.drberlin.com /op-ed/cchan.htm   (506 words)

  
 Dick Staub
Fox had announced the cancellation of the broadcasts last week after complaints from Asian American groups about the fictional Chinese detective the groups said was portrayed as a racially offensive stereotype.
However, the Fox Movie Channel, which serves about 20 million households through either cable or satellite service, added a sentence late Tuesday to its website statement indicating a possible shift in the network's decision to cancel the Chan film festival.
The cable channel's apparent softening of its position is firing up Asian groups who had protested the airing of the Chan films in the first place.
www.dickstaub.com /links_view.php?record_id=3054   (744 words)

  
 Variety.com - Saftler to push Movie Channel
FMC draws on the massive library of movies from 20th Century Fox for its programming fare, adding some original programming related to news and info about the Fox theatricals.
The new emphasis is welcome to execs at FMC because over the last few years, Fox has focused more attention on higher-visibility cable networks like FX and National Geographic Channel, which are expensive to program and harvest a bigger percentage of their revenues from advertising than from cable-operator license fees.
Fox says FMC is "available" to 25 million homes, but only an undisclosed percentage of those 25 million, the ones who pony up extra monthly for digital boxes, can actually receive the channel.
www.variety.com /index.asp?layout=print_story&articleid=VR1117889080&categoryid=18   (379 words)

  
 Fox Movie Channel Bans Charlie Chan Movies -- 07/01/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Fox Movie Channel announced on June 27 on its website that it was canceling its several-months-long "Charlie Chan's Mystery Tour" because the "films may contain situations or depictions that are sensitive to some viewers."
In a letter to the Fox Movie Channel, Eddie Wong, executive director of NAATA, wrote that growing up in 1950s Los Angeles,...Charlie Chan's shuffling, subservient manner and exaggerated accent and fortune-cookie chatter did not resemble my parents, friends or any Chinese person I knew.
Fox Movie Channel scheduled these films in a showcase intended to illustrate the positive aspects of these movies, such as the complex storylines/characters and Charlie Chan's great intellect.
www.cnsnews.com /ViewCulture.asp?Page=/Culture/archive/200307/CUL20030701d.html   (979 words)

  
 National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Fox Movie Channel is Hollywood's only network with a direct connection to an active motion-picture studio and exclusively features 20th Century Fox films ranging from the greatest titles of the past to the contemporary blockbusters of today.
As part of the 20th Century Fox Film Studio, Fox Movie Channel has behind-the-scenes access to the stars and filmmakers currently making 20th Century Fox films, as well as the rich archives from over 70 years of moviemaking.
As a complement to its vast movie library, Fox Movie Channel features a wealth of Fox-branded original programming, from interstitials to feature-length documentaries and series exploring the movie-making process at 20th Century Fox.
www.ncta.com /industry_overview/programList.cfm?network_id=800&detail=1   (134 words)

  
 Zap2it - TV news - Fox Movie Channel Cancels Chan Fest
Fox Movie Channel had originally scheduled 22 of the restored movies, which starred Warner Oland and later Sydney Toler as the title character, a Chinese-American detective with a prodigious intellect.
Additionally, 10 of the films Fox Movie Channel had scheduled featured actors in "yellowface," in which Caucasian actors painted their faces to look Asian.
Fox Movie Channel, which is available in about 20 million homes, says it realizes the Chan movies "were produced at a time where racial sensitivities were not as they are today" and has decided to stop airing them.
tv.zap2it.com /tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271|82075|1|10,00.html   (249 words)

  
 Closed Caption Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
as with amc, many of these films have played on networks and other channels with captioning, so fox is evidently not striking new prints or remastering old ones.
fox movie channel did not broadcast films in their original aspect ratios until recently, when they added several letterbox screenings each month in addition to the pan and scan presentations.
the channel is relatively new, and may fall under the 3-year exemption of the 1996 closed captioning law.
www.squareone.org /CCR/fxm.html   (106 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Fox pulls 'insensitive' Chan films
The Fox statement said that following the decision to schedule the Charlie Chan season, the channel had been "made aware" that the films could be offensive to some viewers.
The Charlie Chan movies were all made by 20th Century Fox, which restored a large proportion of the series in response to the demand of fans and those interested in film preservation, said the statement.
Fox also wanted to show the films in recognition of their "positive aspects", including the skill involved in the complex plots.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3035078.stm   (374 words)

  
 Market Wire: Mark De Vitre Promoted To New Post At FX Networks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As General Manager of Fox Movie Channel, De Vitre will be responsible for day-to-day management of the network, the network's relationship with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, and new media and business opportunities.
Fox Movie Channel is emerging as one of the most requested movie networks and has a bright future ahead of it as distribution steadily increases.
Fox Movie Channel (formerly fXM: Movies from Fox), Hollywood's first studio-based movie network, features 20th Century Fox films ranging from the great titles of the past to the blockbusters of today.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_pwwi/is_200006/ai_mark03011634   (591 words)

  
 Fox Movie Channel won't show Charlie Chan films - The CHUD.COM Message Boards
Fox Movie Channel announced its decision on its Internet site Friday, drawing complaints from some fans of the movies as well as compliments from Chan critics.
In its statement, the channel said the films were made "at a time when racial sensitivities were not as they are today." The channel invited comments from viewers and said it hoped "this action will evoke discussion about the progress made in our modern, multicultural society."
Fox Movie Channel was part of an effort to restore nearly two dozen early Chan films, which were produced by parent studio 20th Century Fox.
www.chud.com /forums/showthread.php?t=45305   (952 words)

  
 S. T. Karnick on Ethnic Detectives on National Review Online
Fox Movie Channel has been made aware that the Charlie Chan films may contain situations or depictions that are sensitive to some viewers.
Fox ultimately relented and resumed running some of the Chan films, but only temporarily, and entirely without fanfare — obviously hoping to avoid more confrontations.
It seems likely that Fox will eventually release the Chan films on DVD, having gone to the expense of restoring them before their aborted slate of showings this summer, but the FMC decision is nonetheless both cowardly and curious.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/karnick200310230927.asp   (1801 words)

  
 Charlie Chan Ban Lifted by Fox Movie Channel -- 08/29/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Fox had announced the cancellation of the broadcasts in June after complaints from Asian American groups that the fictional Chinese detective was portrayed in the movies as a racially offensive stereotype.
The Fox Movie Channel, which serves about 20 million households through either cable or satellite service, announced that the Charlie Chan film festival will restart beginning Saturday, September 13.
Chuck Saftler, general manager of the Fox Movie Channel, stated that the network "worked with the Asian Coalition to fulfill our charter of preserving film history while meeting the responsibility to place the films in the proper cultural context.
www.cnsnews.com /ViewCulture.asp?Page=\Culture\archive\200308\CUL20030829e.html   (771 words)

  
 Fox (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fox Film Corporation, which later became part of the 20th Century Fox movie studio
Red Fox nickanme of Michael Sinclair, a World War II prisoner in Colditz Caslte.
William Darwin Fox (1805–1880), English clergyman, naturalist, and cousin of Charles Darwin
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FOX   (562 words)

  
 Fox Movie Channel halts old Chan films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The cable channel posted the announcement on its Internet site Friday, prompting negative responses from some fans who had requested the vintage movies but applause from Asian American activists who have long decried the films for perpetuating racial stereotypes and featuring white actors playing the lead role of the brilliant Chinese detective.
Fox Movie Channel had been involved in an effort to restore and preserve nearly two dozen early Chan films, which were produced by its parent studio, 20th Century Fox.
Fox Movie Channel is received by 20 million homes, or less than a fifth of U.S. households.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/07/02/DD283011.DTL   (580 words)

  
 SkyRETAILER.com - The only news/information source for DirecTV, DISH Network, C-Band and consumer electronics retailers ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Fox Movie Channel features movies from the legendary vaults of 20th Century Fox, featuring titles ranging from classic hits of yesterday to the contemporary blockbusters of today.
As the first and only studio-based movie network, Fox Movie Channel has behind-the-scenes access to stars and filmmakers like no other network, as well as the archives from more than 75 years of moviemaking history.
Movies are shown on Fox Movie Channel completely unedited and commercially-uninterrupted, the way they were meant to be seen.
www.skyretailer.com /foxmovie.cfm   (444 words)

  
 DVD Talk Forum - Complaints Doom Charlie Chan TV Fest
The Charlie Chan movies have long been a controversial chapter in film history because non-Asian actors were tapped for the lead in the most famous film adaptations of the savvy detective character created by novelist Earl Derr Biggers.
The channel's spokesman did confirm that in response to "many thoughtful letters" from members of the Asian-American community, they had viewed the 22 Chan movies that had been scheduled and realized that 10 of them featured characters in painted face.
Narasaki said part of the Asian community's stance on the old Chan movies is the stereotypical way in which the detective is portrayed and by the fact that the role is not even played by an actor of Chinese origin.
www.dvdtalk.com /forum/printthread.php?t=302529&pp=40   (2727 words)

  
 Calblog: No Charlie Chan
Originally restored to meet the requests of mystery fans and film preservation buffs, Fox Movie Channel scheduled these films in a showcase intended to illustrate the positive aspects of these movies such as the complex story lines/ characters and Charlie Chan's great intellect.
However, Fox Movie Channel has been made aware that the Charlie Chan films may contain situations or depictions that are sensitive to some viewers.
Now I read somewhere that the portrayal of fls in a few of the movies was abominable but I never saw all of them (only a portion are available on video at all) and don't recall seeing one with that problem.
www.calblog.com /archives/002307.html   (891 words)

  
 Fox Movie Channel Viewerlink
Century Fox films ranging from the great titles of the past to the blockbusters of today.
Original programming reveals how Hollywood movies are made today and provides an insightful look at the people who make them.
To see if Fox Movie Channel is available through your cable or satellite provider, just follow the instructions below...
fmc.viewerlink.tv   (74 words)

  
 AsianWeek.com
Fox Movie Channel announced its decision on its Internet site June 27, drawing complaints from some fans of the movies as well as compliments from Chan critics.
Fox Movie Channel was part of an effort to restore nearly two dozen early Chan films, which were produced by its parent studio, 20th Century Fox.
“Fox Movie Channel’s actions indicate the company’s willingness to move forward rather than reflecting back on archaic and destructive stereotypes of the past,” said Raymond Wong, OCA’s National President.
news.asianweek.com /news/view_article.html?article_id=ca907c6997a6965bf7637b953c43e85e   (1184 words)

  
 Old Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Old, or older, movies are sometimes shown on the so-called premium channels, but this is pretty much of a hit or miss proposition.
All three channels are often carried as part of an inexpensive cable package.
Most movie buffs prefer the letter-boxed versions even through it means that there will be some loss of detail in the picture.
www.selu.edu /kslu/oldmovies.html   (475 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Earlier this summer, Fox Movie Channel postponed its previously scheduled “Charlie Chan Mystery Tour.” The network researched concerns voiced by Asian—American organizations about the negative ethnic portrayals depicted in the Chan films, while bearing in mind the Fox Movie Channel subscribers who are fans of film history and, in particular, the Charlie Chan series.
As part of the 20th Century Fox Film Studio, Fox Movie Channel has behind-the-scenes access to the stars and filmmakers currently making 20th Century Fox films, as well as the rich archives from over 75 years of moviemaking.
For five out of the past six years, Fox Movie Channel was ranked #1 in subscriber interest among newer, emerging networks in the survey conducted by Beta Research.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /pipermail/videolib/attachments/19ee1ad9/FMCCharlieChan.doc   (648 words)

  
 Fox revives "yellowface" for summer film marathon : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Fox Movie Channel is reviving "yellowface" this summer with its Charlie Chan movie marathon every Monday night until Labor Day.
Fox claims the summer-long broadcast is due to "popular demand." Konda, however, says that there is "no excuse" for Fox to be broadcasting these films in today's day and age.
What makes Fox's decision particularly inexcusable is that with all the diversity awareness that exists today, the channel is still choosing to broadcast the films."
sf.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=1618450   (336 words)

  
 Fox Movie Channel Bans Charlie Chan Movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In response to protests and criticism from NAATA and other groups, Fox Movie Channel has discontinued its broadcasts of one of the most offensive Asian caricatures of America's cinematic past.
As Americans turn on their televisions in June, July and August on the Fox Movie Channel, they will be greeted not by humanistic, historically accurate, and empowering images but by a hoary stereotype that has dogged Asian Americans for decades: Charlie Chan.
Originally restored to meet the requests of mystery fans and film preservation buffs, Fox Movie Channel scheduled these films in a showcase intended to illustrate the positive aspects of these movies such as the complex story lines, interesting characters and Charlie Chan's great intellect.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/fr/938564/posts   (4816 words)

  
 Shirley Temple on Fox Movie Channel - Specialty Channels
By now you know, I love movies and sometimes the best ones out there are really the old ones.
So find the popcorn and grab your little ones for some great movies by everybody’s little sweetheart Shirley Temple and catch a few of her best movies.
Take a look at Fox Movie Channel’s special Shirleymania as it takes us for a look at what Shirley Temple, one of Hollywood’s favorite child stars has done for us all over the world.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art15880.asp   (283 words)

  
 Market Wire: Fox Movie Channel Pays Tribute To Loretta Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
FOX MOVIE CHANNEL, Hollywood's first studio-based movie network, will remember the late Loretta Young with an all-day marathon of her films on Sunday August 20th, it was announced today by Mark De Vitre, General Manager of Fox Movie Channel.
As part of the Fox family, Fox Movie Channel has access to stars currently making 20th Century Fox films, as well as the rich archives from seventy years of movie making.
Films are shown on Fox Movie Channel unedited and commercial-free, and in a convenient genre-based schedule.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_pwwi/is_200008/ai_mark03015057   (443 words)

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