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  Pressure-sensitive switch for talking picture frame - Patent 5499465
A talking picture frame includes a pressure-sensitive switch which, when activated, e.g., by lifting the frame from a frame-supporting surface, electrically energizes an audio system housed within the frame to playback a prerecorded personal message which augments the visual information represented by a framed picture.
An object of the present invention is to provide a "talking" picture frame in which the audio system may be automatically activated by merely lifting the frame from a frame-supporting surface.
Another object of this invention is to provide a talking picture frame in which automatic activation of the audio system is not dependent on the orientation of the frame on a frame-supporting surface.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5499465.html   (2317 words)

 Interactive talking picture machine - Patent 5474457
An electronic talking picture machine is presented which permits human operators to cause speech or sound accompaniment and branching (or alternate) story lines which affect the outcome of a story.
The information on the bar coded picture story belt is entered into the electronic talking picture machine by inserting the cartridge into a cartridge holding area containing conventional photo optical sensors which "reads" the code when the belt is moved to expose the next picture in the sequence.
Interactive talking picture machine 10 comprises a top and bottom, preferably molded housing 12 having a cartridge cavity 14, allowing for cartridge to be slidably inserted so as to mate with said housing a speaker portion 16, and a controls section 18.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5474457.html   (5393 words)

 Make Your Own Talking Switch
Talking Photo frames may be adapted to provide a small "talking switch" that can be used as a beginning augmentative communication device.
A number of these "talking switches" may be placed around the environment or in an array within reach of the individual who is unable to communicate verbally.
Place five "talking switches" on a piece of indoor/outdoor carpet with space between each switch, but close enough for the child to reach each one individually.
www.lburkhart.com /pframe.htm   (561 words)

 Talking Picture Frames
This talking photo cube is finely crafted from solid wood with a brown mahogany finish.
This talking photo cube is clear with a fl acrylic base.
Record a message of up to 10 seconds in length (message can be changed as often as you want) and add up to 5 photos on the sides and top.
www.romanceher.com /talkingpictureframes.htm   (213 words)

 Reeling: the Movie Review Show's review of A Talking Picture (Un Film Parlé)
The spoken word (as one might guess from the title), rather than physical action, is the focus of “A Talking Picture.” As the cruise ship cuts through the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Rosa tells her young daughter the history of each port they pass through.
The static camera lends a stolid, stodgy quality to “A Talking Picture” as the focus is on discussion and dialogue and not on the players.
If you appreciate didactic dialogue and long intellectual discourse, then you may like “A Talking Picture.” The lack of action, or even movement (and I grew tired of watching the damn ship’s prow slicing through the waves over and over, again), will be a turn off to most.
www.reelingreviews.com /atalkingpicture.htm   (1127 words)

 www.european-films.net ¦ Um filme falado - A talking picture (2003) ¦ film review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oliveira is full of people talking and on the technical side the camera never moves
The script of a film called ‘A talking picture’ would of course be very important,
‘A talking picture’ might be an apt title, but it does not mean that it is automatically
europeanfilms.net /reviews/2003/filmefalado.html   (711 words)

 Taos Talking Picture Festival Feels Growing Pains
The Taos Talking Picture Festival (TTPF) recently wrapped its fifth edition, reaching record attendance numbers during the weekend of April 15-18, 1999.
Pressures such as these push Taos Talking Pictures away from the community that is so integral to its existence.
The Cineast award is in line with Taos Talking Pictures' dedication to cultural awareness and is given to a filmmaker whose work supports cultural understanding.
www.indiewire.com /onthescene/fes_99Taos_990430_wrap.html   (1124 words)

 Talking Picture, A (2004): Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
De Oliveira wraps A Talking Picture with a simultaneous introduction and farewell--a bold curtain-dropper that's either a bleak joke or an imprecisely controlled scream of rage.
This is full of talk in the European art cinema tradition: intellectual conversations (often in multiple languages at once), gentile dinner conversation with an international all-star guest list.
A film destined to divide Manoel de Oliveira's fans but also to win him new ones, A Talking Picture is his simplest, most linear story in memory.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/talkingpicture   (823 words)

 The Cinematic Verses: A Talking Picture
A Talking Picture is a stark, visually simple parable set on a peaceful cruise through the Mediterranean Sea.
All of which is to say, as cinematic entertainment A Talking Picture is agony.
Here’s just one illumination to follow you home: On a recent day two of the world’s great civilizations were assumed to be ignoring each other, living separate lives, and on the very next morning, it was widely believed that those same civilizations, Islam and Judeo-Christian West, were in fact engaged in a mighty, unprecedented clash.
www.thecinematicverses.com /reviews/atalkingpicture.html   (559 words)

 talking picture frame Resources Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Kino Film: A Talking Picture
The first scene in Manoel de Oliveira’s A TALKING PICTURE depicts Rosa Maria (Leonor Silveira), a young history professor, and her seven-year-old daughter Maria Joana (Filipa de Almeida) on a bucolic cruise through the Mediterranean Sea.
Rosa’s purpose for this trip is twofold: to join her husband in Bombay, India, for a family vacation, and to acquire first-hand knowledge of——and introduce her daughter to——historical sites at the various cities along their journey.
But the curious tourists are forced to stop discussing the rhetoric of tradition and history when a strange threat disturbs the cruise, menacing the ship and the life of all of its passengers.
www.kino.com /theatrical/th_item.php?film_id=690   (413 words)

 Straight talking - Picture this - Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Picture CD is what Photo CD could and should have been.
So far, the only obvious result of this is that Picture CD needs a Pentium PC (90MHz or better) and there 's no Mac version of the Picture CD software.
Intel has developed an image sensor plate which fits the recess in a 35mm film camera, which is normally occupied by a frame of film, and captures the scene viewed through its lens system.
www.computing.co.uk /2046073   (1099 words)

 A Talking Picture review (2003) Manoel de Oliveira - Qwipster's Movie Reviews
A Talking Picture might be of interest for armchair tourists and those who enjoy the History Channel, as it does feature a wealth of information and nicely shot vistas around famous world monuments.
Only in the final moments does A Talking Picture begin to resemble a straightforward film, although it is still in allegorical mode, never really developing its characters or events as anything more than a means to an end.
A Talking Picture is a stiff and artificial piece that contains its share of interesting moments, but never really achieves the absorption level required to make it truly compelling.
www.qwipster.net /talkingpicture.htm   (725 words)

 Voyage to the End of the World: Manoel de Oliveira's A Talking Picture
So begins Manoel de Oliveira's A Talking Picture (Um Filme Falado, 2003): with promise, a young girl's first journey of discovery, her initiation into the grandeur of the Western tradition by way of an ocean voyage that will take her east toward the birthplaces of civilisation.
It is unsustainable, in part, because the very same frenetic activity associated with the rule of men and the rule of violence is part and parcel of the workings of human ingenuity that comprises the basis for the possibility of historical progress.
And instead of a character returning home from war, the characters in A Talking Picture seem to be inching ever closer toward war, whether it be their personal calamity or the spectre of September 11 a mere two months away in time, as pointedly specified by the July 2001 date of the opening quotation.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/04/33/a_talking_picture.html   (3589 words)

 Telemania - 026254 Mickey Talking Picture Frame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When listening to his talk show callers, Mickey moves the microphone back from his mouth.
This animated phone will be a delight to use because Mickey and Minnie move and talk to each other when the phone rings, or with the press of the demo button.
This animated phone will be a delight to use because Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore talk to each other when the phone rings, or when you press the demonstration button.
2getitnow.com /telemania_026254_mickey_talking_picture_frame.html   (754 words)

 TELL DAD HOW MUCH HE S LOVED WITH A TALKING PICTURE FRAME - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By adding a voice to a picture frame; a memory can be seen and heard.
Talking Picture Frames are made of teak wood and are perfect for horizontal or vertical 4"x6" photos.
Talking Picture Frames are affordably priced at $19.95 plus $4.95 for shipping and handling.
internet.press-world.com /v/49655.html   (480 words)

 Combustible Celluloid film review - A Talking Picture (2004), Manoel de Oliveira, Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, ...
His 2002 film I'm Going Home was my pick for the year's best picture, and now he's done it again with A Talking Picture.
True to its title, A Talking Picture is very chatty, and its visual schematics so primitive and subtle that they might pass by without notice.
DVD Details: Kino Video has probably had a hugely difficult time marketing A Talking Picture, and so I can understand if their new DVD release is somewhat skimpy.
www.combustiblecelluloid.com /2005/talkpict.shtml   (747 words)

 talking picture frames Resources
Compact alarm clock features a picture frame with voice recorder.
Now you can preserve memories in a whole new dimension not just visually but audibly as well, with Brookstone's avant-garde talking picture frames.
Talking Picture Frame, Talking Picture Frames, Recordable Picture Fram
www.ultra-violeta.com /frames/talking-picture-frames.html   (216 words)

 Talking Heads Websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Talking Heads - Inductee profile, bibliography, and timeline.
Talking Heads News: Topix.net - News about Talking Heads continually updated from around the net.
The Name of This Site is Talking Heads - Includes history, discography, lyrics and chords, sound and video files, bulletin board.
www.iq451.com /music/talking-heads-web.htm   (254 words)

 A Talking Picture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bottom line: "A Talking Picture" is a thoughtful, provocative effort that makes up for its narrative failings with its astute philosophical musings.
Nothing less than a meditation on the state of Western civilization, the aptly titled "A Talking Picture" is a thoughtful, provocative effort that makes up for its narrative failings with its astute philosophical musings.
Nonetheless, it remains a pleasure to watch this idiosyncratic director grappling with such momentous issues in the twilight phase of his career, and the film has an undeniable resonance, especially in its haunting final moments, that will linger in viewers' memories far longer than many less flawed efforts.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000742007   (413 words)

 Anapa - Pictures
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Center for Motion Picture Study - Academy of Motion Picture...
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 The Movie Chicks - 2002 Taos Talking Picture Festival
The Taos Talking Pictures Festival is more than just movies; it's a celebration of film, where filmmakers and film lovers are encouraged to mingle, share ideas, and all have a good time in a cozy atmosphere.
The Teen Media Conference is made up of workshops, seminars, and screenings - designed to give young artists some hands-on experience, share their ideas and work, and allow them access to the creative minds of some of the leading media producers.
In our second year covering the Taos Talking Picture Festival, some things changed and some things remained the same.
www.themoviechicks.com /taos2002/mctaos.html   (325 words)

 Best Prices Talking Picture Frames   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Talking Picture Frames At Brookstone At Brookstone, our mission is to make...
Wood picture frames and metal picture frames in thousands of styles and colors.
www.rdfm.co.uk /decor/Talking-Picture-Frames.html   (589 words)

 "the People's Paths home page!" Articles - How Effective Was Navajo Code?
"Navajo Talking Picture," a favorite at film festivals around the world, reveals the conflict between an urban Navajo woman whose life work is film making and the traditional lifestyle of her grandmother.
Bowman began filming, "Navajo Talking Picture," as a graduate student at the University of California at Los Angeles in 1981.
She graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in motion picture television from the University of California at Los Angeles.
www.thepeoplespaths.net /articles/nav-film.htm   (917 words)

 Limited movie runs: 'Nobody Knows' and 'A Talking Picture'
The title of "A Talking Picture" gives you a good idea of what you're in for.
The title is also a reminder of its creator's legacy: Portuguese master de Oliviera is the only practitioner of the cinematic art who began in the silent years.
"A Talking Picture" may not be his last word, but his lesson feels like cinema's grand old man is leaving us a legacy with grace and compassion.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /movies/215392_limited11.html   (396 words)

 Technicolor History 1
It was not originally my intention to provide such a history here, but it is nearly impossible to discuss the technical aspects without following the chain of events that drove the development of the cinema's most illustrious photographic process.
These are published versions of presentations made by J.A. Ball, Herbert Kalmus and Winton Hoch, ASC to the Society of Motion Picture Engineers.
Kalmus developed an interest in creating a viable natural color motion picture process after taking on a commission to produce a "flicker-free" movie system, and Technicolor Corporation was founded in 1915.
www.widescreenmuseum.com /oldcolor/technicolor1.htm   (783 words)

 Talking Heads lyrics and resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Name of This Site is Talking Heads Includes history, discography, lyrics and chords, sound and video files, bulletin board.
Photos from the CBGB shrine New York's home of punk, where the band rubbed shoulders with Television, Patti Smith, et al, has some really early photos of the band on its Shrine pages.
Talking Heads News: Topix.net News about Talking Heads continually updated from around the net.
talkingheads.lyrics-online.net   (202 words)

 FESTIVAL: The Taos Talking Picture Festival: Bringing it Back to the Ranch
Only in its eighth year of existence, the Taos Talking Picture Festival (which took place April 12-15) has earned quite the reputation as being a venue where both seasoned and independent filmmakers can find solidarity and discourse in a relaxed, high-altitude, sun-drenched environment.
Even with a few stars in the spotlight, Taos still includes the regional community; the awards doled out were all made by local artists.
In quirky Taos fashion, sculptor Larry Bell, who was to present Sarandon's filmography and talk about his work, got on stage, apologized to executive director Morton Nilssen and wandered off saying "I just can't do this." It's those kind of little events that keep Taos the homegrown festival it initially set out to be.
www.indiewire.com /onthescene/fes_02Taos_020419_wrap.html   (1042 words)

 New York Post Online Edition: movies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It comes in the form of "A Talking Picture," which shows that age hasn't slowed down the critics' darling, who first stepped behind the camera in 1931.
The beautiful-to-behold film begins as a travelogue as Rosa Maria (Leonor Silveira) and her 8-year-old daughter (Filipa de Almeida) cruise the Mediterranean on their way to a Bombay rendezvous with Rosa's airline-pilot husband.
"A Talking Pictures" moves along its tranquil way until about five minutes before the closing credits, when it turns into a terrorist thriller.
www.nypost.com /movies/21296.htm   (220 words)

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