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 Film Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When films began to tell stories, instead of just record brief events, exhibitors sometimes provided a commentator to narrate the action, but this became unnecessary with the development of printed intertitles containing the actors' dialogue and other written, descriptive material as part of the visual experience.
Méliès filmed a mock coronation of Edward VII and it was presented in theaters the same night as the actual ceremony.
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.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Film   (9580 words)

 Film - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of the entertainment industry.
Improvements since the late 1800s include the mechanization of cameras, allowing them to record at a consistent speed, the invention of more sophisticated filmstocks and lenses, allowing directors to film in increasingly dim conditions, and the development of synchronized sound, allowing sound to be recorded at exactly the same speed as its corresponding action.
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).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /film.htm   (2232 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: The Macmillan International Film Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ever since the Macmillan International Film Encyclopedia was first published in 1979 it has been widely regarded, on both sides of the Atlantic, as THE reference book for anyone interested in cinema.
As film film refernce ststems go, The Macmillan International Film Encycopedia is a comprehensive and exstensive book focusing on the famous and lesser known figures in world cinema.
Each alphabetically listed name is accompanied by a mini biography and filmography that immediately places their significance in the movie world.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/033390690X   (625 words)

 In the era of the Internet Movie Database, one may wonder what use a film encyclopedia could possibly have   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He recognizes when he represents the minority opinion on a subject (as with director John Ford, whom he has little admiration for) and rarely dismisses an interesting subject out of hand.
To be sure, it righteously excluded or impeded some of the most interesting writers, directors and actors in America during the McCarthy era.
I can't disavow a poll (no matter how informal) in which 'The Lady Eve' and 'His Girl Friday' are locked in victory, he writes, before listing his own choices.
www.copydesk.org /books/cohen7.htm   (469 words)

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