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Topic: History of film

  John Libbey Publishing-Film History
The subject of Film History is the historical development of the motion picture, and the social, technological and economic context in which this has occurred.
In addition to original research in these areas, Film History surveys the paper and film holdings of archives and libraries world-wide, publishes selected examples of primary documentation (such as early film scenarios) and reports on current publications, exhibitions, conferences and research in progress.
Each issue of Film History is devoted to a specific theme: those of volume 9 (1997) focussed on Silent Cinema, Non-Fiction Film, Screenwriters and Screenwriting, and International Cinema of the 1910s.
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  History of film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of film or cinema has brought this mass media from its early stages as an obscure novelty to one of the most important tools of communication and entertainment in the modern world.
Film has existed since the late 19th century, and in the time since has had a broad impact on the arts, technology, and even politics.
Experimentation with sound film technology, both for recording and playback, was virtually constant throughout the silent era, but the twin problems of accurate synchronization and sufficient amplification had been difficult to overcome (Eyman, 1997).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_cinema   (4200 words)

 Film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film is considered by many to be an important art form; films entertain, educate, enlighten and inspire audiences.
Stock widths and the film format for images on the reel have had a rich history, though most large commercial films are still shot on (and distributed to theaters) as 35 mm prints.
Film preservation of decaying film stock is a matter of concern to both film historians and archivists, and to companies interested in preserving their existing products in order to make them available to future generations (and thereby increase revenue).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film   (3813 words)

 One hundred Years of Film Sizes. Almost one hundred film widths and perforations were experimented with.
Whereas film equipment has undergone drastic changes in the course of a century it is a little miracle that 35mm has remained the universally accepted film size.
Films from 10 to 15 meter lengths in special containers were for rent from Edison depots or by mail.
An optimum use of the film width was obtained by expanding the image and reducing the size of the perforations on both sides.
www.xs4all.nl /~wichm/filmsize.html   (3880 words)

 Freedom of Expression and the Public Debate in Chile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The grounds entertained in the law for film censorship are extremely broad and include prohibition on ideological grounds, although this norm has not been enforced by the council since the return of democracy.
Established in 1924, Chile’s film censorship council was originally composed of five persons: the director general of libraries, two persons designated by the president of the republic, and two appointed by the municipality of Santiago.
Before the film could be shown, seven lawyers acting on behalf of a pro-censorship group known as Porvenir de Chile (Chile’s Future) filed a protection writ against the CCC, whose decision to lift the ban, it argued, offended the right to reputation of Christ and his followers, including the Catholic Church and the petitioners.
www.hrw.org /reports98/chile/Chilerpt-06.htm   (4233 words)

 History of film.
The history of film began with images drawn on pieces of paper in slightly different positions and flipped through quickly to create the effect of movement.
An early film of a man getting up from a bench, walking across the room and sitting down again spellbinded turn of the 20th century audiences, who were watching “movies” merely to marvel at the media.
The history of film coincides with theatre because of the mood of the first film and the place where they were shown.
www.historyofall.com /history-of-film.html   (417 words)

History and Film is a conjunction of growing importance not only for Film and Media studies, but also for historians.
This film studies bias was also reflected in the conference - The Third Australian History and Film Conference held in Perth in 1985 - from which these papers were drawn.
The 3rd Australian History and Film Conference, was sponsored by the Australian Film and Television School, Rural & Industries Bank (WA), Film and Television Institute (WA), The Australian Film Commission, Murdoch University, Western Australian College of Advanced Education, Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia.
wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au /ReadingRoom/hfilm/contenth.html   (236 words)

 Film London : History
Film London is the capital's film and media agency.
Film London was formed on 17 March 2003 under the aegis of the UK Film Council and the London Development Agency, the Mayor of London's development arm.
Film London also benefits from significant funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England London, and works closely with a number of partners, including Skillset and Visit London.
www.filmlondon.org.uk /content.asp?CategoryID=799   (298 words)

 History of Film
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Film has its origins in the early neolithic cave paintings and the shadow plays of ancient China which were recorded as early as the eleventh centuary.
In 1892, Edison introduced the new, advanced Kinetescope, which used 35mm film, which was wider than the previous celluloid film strip.
www.primary-film-focus.co.uk /historyoffilm.html   (1761 words)

 Local History Resource for KS2 / GCSE
The rise and fall of the cinema is one of the most dramatic stories in the social history of this century.
Then came an almost equally rapid decline until by 1985, 80% of those cinemas were no longer showing films and had either changed their use or been demolished.
Part 1 is a brief illustrated history of cinemas, which is intended for teachers, but which is written so that pupils may also make use of it.
www.filmeducation.org /primary/LocalHistory/index.html   (384 words)

 Brief history of film
In one of Edison's 1896 films, entitled The Widow Jones (1896) - often called The Kiss, May Irwin and John Rice re-enacted a scene from a Broadway play - it was a close-up of a cinematic kiss.
The six-minute film was dramatically edited with a combination of re-enacted scenes and documentary footage.
By combining film editing and the telling of narrative stories, Porter produced one of the most important and influential films of the time revealing the possibility of fictional stories on film.
www.simplytaty.com /history/filmhistory.htm   (1381 words)

 African History in Film and Literature
This course is a general introduction to African History through the mediums of film and literature.
Films: We will watch 4 films throughout the course of the semester to enhance the course.
After watching a film you will have to turn in a TYPED assessment of the film at the next class period.
www.winthrop.edu /history/okia_350_film_and_lite_s06syl.htm   (806 words)

 FILM AS HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet history is a highly interpretative study, and perhaps it can more accurately be construed as what historians think happened in the past and why.
Film History: Theory and Practice is especially important, so make sure that within the first few weeks of class you have read Parts One and Two (pp.
In other words, filmmakers, despite the tension between the perceived unreality of Hollywood and social history, have frequently turned for dramatic subject matter to the factual events of contemporary social history and have portrayed those events and circumstances in both realistic and symbolic terms with perception, involvement, and sensitivity.
www.columbia.edu /~mmeyer/filmashistory.htm   (2915 words)

 History 351: Film & History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each film also exists as a cultural document, revealing the attitudes and values of the age in which it was made.
Foreign, independent, and art films, along with documentaries, while worthy of study, will not be the focus of this course.
This is a standard history course and I have all the same expectations for your level of work and commitment as I would if this were any other history course I was teaching.
campus.queens.edu /depts/history/Syllabi/H351   (1917 words)

 History Cannes Film Festival Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
History the inaugural cannes film festival was held in september 1939, but it was not held again.
The film is about the life of a high school nerd played by Jon Heder, who lives with his grandmother and his 32 year old brother in Preston, Idaho.
The decrease of revenues per screen and, at the same time, growth of revenues per film, may be indicative of the fact that the theater owners have expanded the theater capacities without properly identifying and scheduling the best films for their theaters.
www.film-source.info /history-cannes-film-festival.html   (1200 words)

 American History and Film
Prior to watching the films students will be asked to research the people or events portrayed in the film, look at reviews of the film in order to appreciate what one is viewing.
Films will be discussed in an online forum, but some written requirements will be submitted by email.
I have deliberately left some films off the list for various reasons: Either a better film or films on the same topic exist, the history is badly flawed, or the film just is not very good.
www.sagehistory.net /historyfilm/index.html   (608 words)

 Humbul full record view for -- History in film
The author's aim was to engage History and Classics students in debate on the use of film as a medium for conveying history.
For teachers, this is a good way of debating the role of historical accuracy, perceptions of history in the media, and the duties of film-makers to portray history in an unbiased way.
There is a preponderance of films on the twentieth century, and especially the Second World War and Vietnam.
www.humbul.ac.uk /output/full2.php?id=13982   (275 words)

 History Of Film Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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The L0402 Inductor is the thin film equivalent of wire wound inductors.
The lost indexical relationship between what is represented on film with a particular moment in time and a presence in front of the camera is conventionally attributed to the transition to digitalization.
www.film-source.info /history-of-film.html   (1095 words)

 History 262 Syllabus
The exams will be tailored to specific films, and students will be required to answer questions about the film and write one or two short essays in which they critique the film and its meaning.
For each film students will be required to research the background of the historic events on which the film is based, read reviews or commentary on the film by participants—actors, producers and directors—and by critics.
The films will be organized into 8 groups, and students will be required to select one film from each groups and perhaps one extra film from another category.
www.sagehistory.net /historyfilm/syl262.htm   (1005 words)

 West Virginia History Film Project Introduction
The West Virginia History Film Project organized in 1991 to produce a film and video on the history of the state.
This one-half hour film looks at many noted individuals who made contributions to the history of the state and focuses on nine of them: Robert C. Byrd, Henry Louis Gates, James "Buck" Harless, John Hendricks, Lawrence Kasdan, Kathy Mattea, Mary Lee Settle, Leon Sullivan, and Jerry West.
Students of West Virginia history will be interested in the personal recollections and scholarly interpretations found in the interviews.
www.wvculture.org /history/wvmemory/filmint.html   (572 words)

 DNK Amazon Store :: Visions of the Past: The Challenge of Film to Our Idea of History
Rosenstone moves beyond traditional approaches, which examine the history of film as art and industry, or view films as texts reflecting their specific cultural contexts.
Rosenstone looks at history films in a way that forces us to reconceptualize what we mean by "history." He explores the innovative strategies of films made in Africa, Latin America, Germany, and other parts of the world.
He journeys into the history of film in a wide range of cultures, and expertly traces the contours of the postmodern historical film.
www.entertainmentcareers.net /book/ProductDetails.aspx?asin=0674940989   (487 words)

In this emphasis, film and video are treated as artistic media — ideas are considered as important as technique.
Note: ART 345: Film II or ART 346: Video II serves as the gateway course and must be passed with a grade of “B” or better for students to continue on to upper-level film courses.
An introduction to the practice and theory of sound in film, concentrating on the ability of sound to affect the perception of images, evoke an image and extend the film frame.
art.umbc.edu /film.html   (596 words)

 film   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The film studies minor offers an opportunity to discover the place and significance of an important twentieth century art which has also been a social force.
Film can be studied for its artistry, its historical development, its influence on human perceptions of the world and its relation to such subjects as national cultures, technology, politics, mass media, theater and religion.
These courses consider film from the viewpoint of the historian and the social scientist, emphasizing the use of social-historical themes in film and the effect of film on society and history.
www.valpo.edu /cas/film.htm   (339 words)

In dozens of films, he developed a grammar of shots and lighting effects to evoke audience emotion.
Changing tastes, decreased film attendance, and corporate takeovers effectively destroyed the American studio system by the end of the 1960s.
American films since the 1970s have been distinguished by the big-budget blockbuster.
www.mtsu.edu /~socwork/frost/crazy/filmhistory.htm   (560 words)

 Philip K. Dick - A Scanner Darkly Film Adaptation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Philip K. Dick is now "the most adapted SF author in the history of film." Wonderful opportunities have been realized in bringing his stories to the screen.
The history of the A Scanner Darkly option (and subsequent development) is interesting and unique, but we will save the details of it, perhaps for a later date.
We all hope that when this project is completed and fans watch this film, they will feel that the interpretation reflects the true spirit of the original story, and also know that the genesis of the project is the love and respect for Philip K. Dick.
www.philipkdick.com /films_scanner-061204.html   (790 words)

 History of Film and Visual Media (MA). Postgraduate courses, 2007 entry. Birkbeck, University of London
It is aimed at people who have already studied film and/or visual media as undergraduate students or who would like to enter this growing field from another academic or professional area.
In early 2007 the Film Department will move into a purpose-built Film and Media Research Centre in Gordon Square, housing projects that follow on from the AHRC Centre which Birkbeck co-ordinated in 2000–2005, and offering exceptional screening and reference facilities.
The degree is supervised in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, which attracts a rich programme of visiting scholars and practitioners.
www.bbk.ac.uk /study/pg/filmandmediastudies/TMAFMVME.html   (643 words)

 Museum of Lone Pine Film History: News
That is one of the main tenets of the mission of the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History.
The Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History, the Lone Pine Film Festival and GreenTV will sponsor a series of screenings of the new documentary Counting Sheep in the first week of February on various Eastern Sierra towns.
The first day of the Film Festival will coincide with a celebration of the historic land transfer and purchase of the location for the soon-to-be built Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History in Lone Pine.
www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org /museumnews.htm   (1268 words)

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