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  Digital History
(1985), the tale of a trapper drafted to fight for the Continental army and a rebellious daughter from a Tory family; and
The love object of the film turns out to be widower's sister-in-law, allowing the family to be reunited in the end.
According to the conventions of the Hollywood action film, the action hero is a reluctant warrior who is eager to avoid involvement in a conflict.
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  Revolution (1985)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Frank Windsor is credited as Gen. Washington in the end titles but is not seen in the film.
Unlike earlier (as well as later films) that favor a more "clean" depiction of the era "Revolution" shows the poverty, desperation and filth that was common in cities like New York without exploiting it.
It is unfortunate that the plot and casting of the film didn't do justice to the outstanding work of the set designers.
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 Greatest Opening Film Lines and Quotes
In quite a few cases, the memorable opening lines are also some of the greatest lines in film history.
They often reveal a vital truth about the film, introduce the film, or help to define what the film was all about.
The words, often spoken by an off-screen narrator or character, often help to set a mood or tone before the film begins, and they are often great one-liners.
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 American Revolution at AllExperts
The Revolution was also a series of broad intellectual and social shifts that occurred in American society as new republican ideals took hold in the population.
The end of the Revolution is usually marked by the Treaty of Paris, in 1783 with the recognition of the United States as an independent nation.
Before the Revolution: The Thirteen colonies are in red, the pink area was claimed by Great Britain after the French and Indian War, and the orange region was claimed by Spain.
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 Washington College | Film Series
Tsotsi rarely thinks beyond his next crime, but when a carjacking results in the accidental kidnapping of a baby, he comes to care for the child and begins to gradually rediscover his humanity, dignity and capacity to love.
Made with the full support of the families of those on board, this film tracks a real time telling of the events of that 90 minute flight including the cell phone calls to loved ones and the decision by the passengers to take action to throw this plane away from its intended target.
Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien was voted the most important filmmaker of the 1990s by Film Comment and is considered by J. Hoberman of the Village Voice to be "the greatest living narrative filmmaker." Three Times is his most romantic and accessible film.
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 Amazon.com: Revolution (1985): Video: Al Pacino,Donald Sutherland,Nastassja Kinski,Joan Plowright,Dave King,Steven ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The film brings to the screen two main stories, which are unfolding simultaneously: On the one hand, a father and son trying to survive the turmoil of a country at war with itself, and on the other, the War of Independence and its ripple effects on America in the background.
The difference between Mel's film and Pacino's is that Pacino's really is a work of art, a piece of great cinema, and the story of a father and his son and the revolution in this film is far more credible and enduring and profound.
Revolution is for those who like great theatre and the acting and scripts that are part of that sort of entertainment and its flesh and blood and depth.
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Since none of the main proponents of these film theories were psychologists or clininal psychiatrists, they relied on structual linguistics and literary analysis to provide the concluding 'conversions' of hypothesis into fact.
Film Studies 'doctrines of interpretation' were produced on campus, at conferences, liberally mixing poetics and stuructural linguistics with psychoanalysis, Freud with Lacan, Marx and all his revisionists, and producing a 'miraculous talking cure' analysis of ideology and culture for the viewer / student.
In ideologically-driven film studies you get your 'permission' grade to continue, your degree to graduate, based on your adherence to a specious form of 'film theory' and 'film rhetoric'.
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 Chapter 10 Page 4
Exposed early to the model of the French Revolution, those espousing revolutionary change in China and Vietnam made the French Revolution of 1789 topical in a new part of the world.
Outside the realm of politics, the allure of the Revolution remained important, not only for those who wished to comment on contemporary events but also for the innate drama and pathos of many revolutionary events.
Even before the Revolution had ended, before the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, enterprising artists and printers had begun to publish collections of engravings that recounted the principal events of the French Revolution for subscribers.
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 Film Music In Iranian Cinema
There were quite a few composers to put their efforts in films, but because producers used to fail to appreciate the role of music in their films those composers could not work for cinema professionally.
The relative recess of music after the Revolution urged the Iranian composers to turn their attention toward cinema and in order to survive, they naturally tried to adapt their works for the films in a practical manner.
Iranian film musicians usually use a chronometer to pace the shots and match their music, a very accurate job on an editing machine.
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 REVOLUTION - Al Pacino's Loft
the film needed the extraordinary element of Pacino and Kinski in that sense.
There were a few silent films based on such figures as George Washington, Betsy Ross and Paul Revere, and Griffith worked his way back from the Civil War to the Revolution with "America" in 1924.
The Revolution probably had more in common with the Civil War, with a bit of Vietnam thrown in, although that's not the way it's been popularly portrayed.
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 Screenwriting & Film Studies Master's Degree Program Faculty - Hollins University
She is an associate professor of film at the University of Central Florida, specializing in writing for film and television.
She is an associate professor of film studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and author of numerous published essays and book chapters on film.
Perez, who has taught film at Princeton and Harvard as well as Sarah Lawrence, is the author of The Material Ghost (Johns Hopkins University Press), a large study of films and their medium.
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 Revolution (1985)
Al Pacino himself came down with pneumonia during filming, and took a four year vacation when it was over.
Unfortunately, the liberty women are bent on making it his fight, and Annie Lennox (yes, The Eurhythmics' Annie Lennox) screams at the top of her lungs until Tom has to give his boat to the cause.
Revolution succeeds in showing that the Revolutionary War was won by people who were just trying to survive, but so does The Patriot, and that movie comes with both color and sound—a bonus in any movie.
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 China   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It caused such a furore that one of the older film critics even declared that since there was no common film language any more he would prefer to opt out for good.
Unfortunately the film was too serious for ordinary filmgoers to appreciate; they do not want to think, to tax their minds in the cinema, they just want entertainment.
Although the film proves his talents as a director and a master of movement, especially in the sedan scene, the second half of the film is obviously a compromise.
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 Art House & International Video at Video Hills.com
I've seen this film six times now and each time is a good as the first time.
This movie was released in 1985 direct to cable TV on HBO.
This is truly a wonderful film if you wish to get a sense for class conflict in...
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 Marginal Revolution: Film Archives
I liked the special effects, of course, but on the whole the film [a Schwarznegger movie] bored me. Like many of these American films, it had one good idea and clung to it so hard that it seemed poor in emotion and range.
The film also has a first-rate sense of humor, which is increasingly rare in Hollywood today.
That seems to imply that fantasy films cannot operate under the game-theoretic assumption of "common knowledge." People must disagree about the true model governing the world, otherwise greater faith yields no relative advantage.
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 BMN Review: Revolution (1985/I)
Don't get me wrong, for a film that depicts the American Revolution there is little to no revolution going on.
"Revolution" feels that the most important focus of this time in history is a lackluster "Gone With the Wind"-esque romance.
All of the costumes are of varying shades of beige and tan, the buildings are covered with soot and grime, every scene is filled with billowing clouds of smoke and dust, the sky is always overcast and it rains a lot.
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Marc's film composition has its roots in the classics of Hollywood while his popular music styles range from contemporary Christian to New Age to jazz.
Film work for 2006 included the score for "The Mill" for producer Ralph Singleton and director Grainger Hines.
His presentation "On Film Music" is a brief history of film music and the mechanics of the art form.
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 Programs Film [LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art]
Janus Films was a renowned and singular force in American art house film distribution in 1979, the year I started to work at the New York City based company.
The twenty-five years from 1960 to 1985 were indeed a golden age of art house film in America.
At the same time, iconic landmarks of New York film culture were vanishing: the Elgin Theater had closed by 1980, and the struggle to save, then relocate, Upper Broadway's Regency Theater had begun, only to fail, and similar fates awaited the revered Bleeker Street Cinema and the Carnegie Hall Cinema.
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 Film Festival Today - Features - Archives
The film's story is based on a real doctor who spent from 1 pm to end of day-ending at 8 or 9 o clock at night doing medicine for free.
In his acclaimed 1985 film, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison-, the former a homosexual found guilty of immoral behavior and the other a political prisoner.
Two personas exist in the same place -- one that pays the debt and dances according to the rules of international economy, so maybe 15% of the population live like they live on the upper east side of new York, and the other 85% live like in they were in the middle ages.
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 Film Formats
Prior to the advent of Sound on Film in 1926, the Aspect ratio was 1.33:1.
ArriVision was used for two 3D feature film Amityville (1983) and Jaws 3 (1983), is still in use today as an Anamorphic process on such films as Star Wars Episode 1 (1999) and Lord of the Rings (2001).
They added 2.5mm to each side of the film which allowed two magnetic tracks to be recorded on the left and right sides of the film outside the sprocket holes and one track each was recorded on either side of the image inside the sprocket holes.
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 RUSSIAN HISTORY FILM SERIES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sergei Eisenstein) A prime example of Eisenstein’s utilization of what he called intellectual montage, the film focuses on Petrograd between the February and October revolutions of 1917.
Elem Klimov) A crowning achievement of 1980s Soviet cinema and perhaps the greatest World War II film ever made.
All films are open to the public and free of charge
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 China   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Huang Jianxin's new film joins a prosperous urban couple as they are thinking of an upcoming reunion of the comrades with whom they worked in the countryside during the Cultural Revolution.
The film ends with Liying and Guoqiang walking alone in the night as she goes to turn herself in, seeming happier than at any point since before the accident.
He studied at the Beijing Film Acedemy from 1983 to 1985, and began to work as a director with THE BLACK CANNON INCIDENT.
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The film uses the characters and murder mystery premise of the boardgame as the basis for a quickfire farce.
The film's chief flaw is its almost total lack of exposition; the audience is presented with a barrage of admittedly fascinating sounds and images, but unless they have read the book few of those sounds and images will make the slightest bit of sense to them.
The work is studied by, and has been the subject of criticism from both film and theatre scholars, with the former tending to study the film as shot, the latter tending to study the script as written.
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 HRWIFF: Film Archive - Paper Heads   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An ironical, savagely realistic, sometimes comic chronicle of the absurdities and atrocities practiced by a totalitarian regime, specifically Czechoslovakian communists between WWII and 1989's revolution.
Slovak filmmaker Dusan Hanak, whose work was banned by the government, interweaves actual shattering accounts by ordinary victims, astonishing archival footage, and appearances of huge papier-maché masks, the paper heads that project caricatured expressions of officialdom's inhumanity and hypocrisy.
Distributed by Philippe Avril, Les Films de l'Observatoire, 3, rue de la Charruc, 67300 Schiltighem, Strassbourg, France, Tel: 011-33-3-88-19-16-00 Fax: 011-33-3-88-19-16-02.
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 Revolution (1985)
Frank Windsor is credited as Gen. Washington in the end titles but is not seen in the film.
No, but like a scratch running through a film, the "speech impediment" is overlooked as the tale unfolds.
This film, unlike "The Patriot," shows camp followers, Indians on both sides, fighting women, "Not Worth a Continental" issues, lots of dirt and the conventions and results of 18th century warfare.
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 Barnett's Cuban Film Suggestions
Unless otherwise noted, all films are in Leyburn and are subtitled in English
The love stories of three women called Lucia, in 1985, 1932 and sometime in the 60’s, illustrates what happens when sexual and political oppression are challenged.
A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a man who is a landlord and self-styled writer.
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 Revolution movie review - Film - Time Out New York
An almost inconceivable disaster which tries for a worm's eye view of the American Revolution, the worm in question being Pacino as a son of the good earth who is pushed into the fight by the taunts of Kinski and motivated by the sadism of British sergeant Sutherland.
Back with a taut new crime film, Sidney Lumet has plenty more to give.
TONY finds much to crow about at the 45th New York Film Festival.
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 Art House & International VHS Video: VideoNear.com
This movie fails to be the documentary based on "true story" but a commentary by the...
I first saw this film with my mother when I was about 11 or 12.
I bought this film to watch with my 4 year old....odd clunker of a film that really stars the...
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 CNN.com - Entertainment - Revolutionary War films often face uphill battle in Hollywood - July 4, 2000
The push for American independence was last seen in sweeping movie form in 1985's "Revolution" with Al Pacino.
But it was a bomb -- not the type bursting in air, either -- and it reminded everyone that re-creating the revolution is expensive.
Also known as "The Tree of Liberty," this film starring Cary Grant tells the tale of two lovers in the American colonies with different political views at the onset of the war.
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 tutorial 5
T.H. Breen, "Narrative of Commercial Life: Consumption, Ideology and Community on the Eve of the American Revolution," William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 50 (1993): 471-501.
Pauline Maier, From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776 (New York: Knopf, 1972).
Watch the 1985 film Revolution directed by Hugh Hudson; starring Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, and Nastassja Kinski.
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