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 Amazon.co.uk: Asoka [2001]: DVD
Asoka, the story of the first all-India emperor who introduced Buddhism to the country, is a cinematic treat for anyone who has even a remote acquaintance with Bollywood films.
The violence in the film is given an ultra-realism and morality that Hollywood doesn't match, while you can thrill, at the same time, to the sight of a spear point within millimetres of Shah Rukh Khan's eyeball, or the sight of Kareena wielding a sword on the battlefield in defence of her people.
The film certainly gives the impression of both the epic sweep of history and of the sophistication and breadth of 1st millenia BC Indian civilisation, and is lavishly photographed, designed, costumed and shot in every scene.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005UJAS   (1320 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Film Reviews Asoka
The opening sequence in which Asoka the child seizes the emblematic sword of conquest abandoned by his pacifist grandfather is memorable, but thereafter the picture is short of striking images.
The three-hour movie with a cast of thousands (none of them digitally created) stars matinée idol Shah Rukh Khan as the eponymous warrior-emperor who united India with immense bloodshed in the third century BC before devoting himself to the formalisation of Buddhism as a religion and spreading it throughout Asia.
Most disappointing is the relegation of Asoka's work as a religious leader to a few printed lines that precede the final credits.
film.guardian.co.uk /News_Story/Critic_Review/Observer_review/0,4267,582131,00.html   (189 words)

  
 JS Online: This character is no teddy bear
With his bear-size and baritone voice, actor Patrick Warburton is best known for a slew of dimwitted, lovable characters: David Puddy from "Seinfeld," the voice of the lug Kronk from "The Emperor's New Groove" movie and the title character in the short-lived sitcom "The Tick," based on the superhero comic series.
But during the filming of "Bright," whose second half is heavily steeped in Buddhist teachings and principles, Warburton learned to appreciate other religions, and, he said, the fortunes in his own life.
The film was an opportunity for director David Beaird to return to filmmaking - for the first time in 14 years.
www.jsonline.com /onwisconsin/movies/oct05/366596.asp   (734 words)

  
 10/19/2003: "Here's that first look at Disney's Home On The Range!"
The animation style is closely tied with that of The Emperor's New Groove, with its very 1950s look, which reminds us of the Studio's 1954 short Pigs Is Pigs.
Although this trailer announces that "this film is not yet rated", the MPAA has already awarded the completed film a PG, for "brief mild rude humor".
Follow the link for more pictures, which include looks at the new Disney logo designed to open the film, as well as the cow-stars of the movie (voices include Roseanne, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly and Sarah Jessica Parker) and their little "Patch Of Heaven" - the farm on which they live.
www.animated-news.com /archives/00000020.html   (288 words)

  
 African Americans - Blacks in American Film - A historical overview of black filmmaking and the portrayal of blacks in American film.
Dudley Murphy's film version of Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones was graced with a charming prologue by the black activist and poet James Weldon Johnson that would have eluded O'Neill.
Several short films attained equal social meaning, among them The St. Louis Blues (1929); Duke Ellington's The Black and Tan Fantasy (1930) and his allegorical Symphony in Black (1934); and Jimmy Mordecai's fable of the black migration from Southern farms to Northern cities, Yamacraw.
Collection of the very first talking shorts films from the series made with an all-black cast.
www.africanamericans.com /Films.htm   (288 words)

  
 1913
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1913 in film 5 Deaths Events The first Charlie Chaplin movies are made New York City to make full length motion pictures...
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/1913.html   (288 words)

  
 village voice > film > Tony Takitani by Dennis Lim
Not counting a few stray shorts, film versions of Murakami have been non- existent (apparently he doesn't permit them).
For this rare attempt, director Jun Ichikawa smartly opts for a distilled minimalism, starting with his choice of source material: a mere wisp of a short story called "Tony Takitani" (which first appeared in English in The New Yorker three years ago).
Both protagonist and story are barely there, but "Takitani" is Murakami in miniature, a brief, precise inventory of the novelist's themes: cosmic loneliness, the shadow of mortality, jazz, the coincidence of materialist abundance and spiritual barrenness.
www.villagevoice.com /film/0530,lim,66261,20.html   (571 words)

  
 The Last Emperor’ (PG-13)
There's a lot to chew here -- the film lasts two hours and 45 minutes -- but, in the end, it's actually too short.
The past is a concentrated story of the young emperor, his dealings with the eunuch servants, his tutoring by Reginald Johnston (Peter O'Toole, playing Peter O'Toole) and his questionable dealings with the Japanese-- primarily to maintain his dream of remaining emperor of an independent Manchuria.
In "The Last Emperor, a sweeping epic about Manchurian emperor Pu Yi, director Bernardo Bertolucci has an overwhelming task.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/thelastemperorpg13howe_a0b146.htm   (346 words)

  
 Heptune Lorenz-Pulte Jazz and Blues Page
We are virtually certain that he is the small man who appears in the beginning of the Bessie Smith short, "St. Louis Blues." And recently we found him in the movie Emperor Jones, in which he plays a treasurer.
There are also appearances by a little man who looks suspiciously like Frankie in many other film shorts with which he was never credited.
You don't get to see any live action of Cab in "Snow White," which is too bad, but the animation is incredible and, of course, the music is Cab and his Orchestra at their best.
www.heptune.com /jazzfolk.html   (346 words)

  
 hybridmagazine.com :: indie counter-culture daily, no secret handshakes.
In the tradition of films contrived to mythologize inspiring teachers, The Emperor’s Club falls short of making the grade.
Sadly, the implicit nature of the storytelling present beforehand is lost in this section of the film.
, The Emperor’s Club has memorable performances, but lacks a cohesive, fully developed narrative structure, so all recommendations must point to video.
www.hybridmagazine.com /films/1102/emperors-club.shtml   (664 words)

  
 The Emperor's Club- Cranky Critic® Movie Reviews
Forget about subplots or parallel stories, folks, that's about all there is to The Emperor's Club, an adaptation of a short story whose centerpiece -- at least in this film-- is a "Mr.
The "Emperors" of the title are the phenomenally wealthy individuals who can send their children to this exclusive institution of learning.
Were Cranky able to set his own price to The Emperor's Club, he would have paid.
www.crankycritic.com /archive02/emperorsclub.html   (524 words)

  
 News Archive - January 2000
The announcement was made for the production for the motion picture Pocket Monster: Crystal Tower Emperor and the short additional film Pichu and Pikachu that will be in the theater with the movie.
Contenders for the animated short film and live action short film Oscars were announced Wednesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The 10 films that remain under consideration for best animation short are:
www.wildcoast.org /dvd/january00.html   (10965 words)

  
 Ethan Canin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His published fiction includes The Palace Thief, a short story collection whose title story was made into the film The Emperor's Club, Emperor of the Air, another acclaimed short story collection, and Blue River (novel) and For Kings And Planets, both novels.
Canin is also a physician and is on the faculty of the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop.
This page was last modified 19:46, 3 January 2006.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ethan_Canin   (135 words)

  
 DVD Review - The Puppet Films of Jiri Trnka
In "The Puppet Films of Jiri Trnka" Image Entertainment compiles five of Trnka’s short puppet films, along with the feature "The Emperor’s Nightingale" and an all-too-brief documentary, with rare behind-the-scenes footage of Trnka working his magic.
Trnka wraps the fairy tale story around the live action tribulations of a boy also born of privilege, but similarly choked by too many "don’ts." Struck with fever, the real boy imagines that his toys awaken and act out the parallel story of the Emperor.
Finally, with "The Hand," Trnka’s last film makes perhaps his greatest statement about the human condition, as an artist fights a giant hand for the freedom to express himself by sculpting a pot, rather than a tribute in the form of another hand.
www.dvdreview.com /fullreviews/the_puppet_films_of_jiri_trnka.shtml   (135 words)

  
 List of All Titles in Collection / Subject Area Order
Focuses on the short and long sounds of the letter "a" emphasizing the effects of the final "e", the "ai" combination and the "ay" combination at the end of a word.
Focuses on the long and short sounds of the letter "i", emphasizing the effect of the final "e", the "ght" combination and the final "y" acting like the letter "i." Encourages viewers to participate verbally.
Shows the major patterns of letters which give the vowel "u" its long and short sounds: "u" followed by a consonant and then a final "e", "u" followed only by a consonant and the vowel digraph "ew" either in the middle or at the end of a word.
www.gcsu.edu /OIIT/VLs/collection/subject/language_arts.html   (135 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: 1917
See also: 1916 in film 1917 1918 in film years in film film Events Technicolor is introduced Top grossing films Cleopatra Movies released Movies released in 1917 include: The Adventurer, a Charlie Chaplin short.
1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.
Jump to: navigation, search 1917 in archaeology // Explorations Thomas Gann makes first detailed description of Maya ruins at Lamanai Excavations Finds Publications Births Deaths 22 November: Teoberto Maler, explorer, archaeologist and writer of accounts of the ruins of the Maya civilization See also List of years in archaeology 1916 in...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1917   (9098 words)

  
 Cottage Grove Sentinel: Cottage Grove reflected 1962 small-town for film
Anne Thomas was a reporter for the Cottage Grove Sentinel when "Emperor of the North" was filmed in 1972, and she was Sentinel editor when "Animal House" was filmed in 1977.
In 1926, Buster Keaton's famous silent movie "The General" was filmed in and around Cottage Grove, and in 1972 the cast and crew of "Emperor of the North" came to town for some three months.
Some scenes were shot in town on a short section of 13th Street north of the City Park on streets that were constructed to represent a small Georgia town.
www.cgsentinel.com /articles/2003/08/27/news/news4.txt   (1341 words)

  
 Best Song, Developer Choice Awards, and Peter Pan on the Big Screen
This is the first year that the BAFTA awards, by The Orange British Academy Film Awards, have occurred before the Academy Awards.
Competing against the Sting song from The Emperor's New Groove are songs from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Dancer in the Dark, Meet the Parents, and Wonder Boys.
The awards offer only one animation related award, presented as Best Short Animation.
www.digitalmediafx.com /News2001/February/022701p.html   (705 words)

  
 House of Flying Daggers (CHINA 2004)
House of Flying Daggers is not a film to displace Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and it's probably not worthy of the huge critical accolades that Hero got stateside—even though it possesses much more palatable politics than the "imperialism rules" dogma of Zhang Yimou's previous film.
Towards the end of the Tang Dynasty, the rebel group known as the House of Flying Daggers occupies the attentions of the Emperor's guard.
The opening set piece at the Peony Pavilion is as visually stunning and enticing as anything you'll see on film this year, and features some physical acting from Zhang Ziyi that's both subtle and dynamic in its graceful beauty.
www.lovehkfilm.com /reviews/house_of_flying_daggers.htm   (1475 words)

  
 Jesse Eisenberg @ Filmbug
Jesse Eisenberg will be seen in the Universal Pictures film The Emperor's Club, with Kevin Kline, due out in fall 2002.
Eisenberg received the NYU Dean's Craft Award for best lead actor in a short film for his performance in Dogboy.
Jesse also appeared in the pre-Broadway productions of King David and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
www.filmbug.com /db/342865   (1475 words)

  
 March of the Penguins
The footage of the penguins swimming in 1700 feet of water looking for food is little short of amazing as they hold their breath for fifteen minutes and do everything to avoid the predator leopard seals who see them as a meal.
The story of the emperor penguins of Antarctica has all the elements of classical drama: romance, tragedy, loss, and the struggle for survival against heavy odds.
The film tells us that each year they must leave their home in the ocean and march single file to their breeding ground seventy miles away, the place where each of them was born.
www.talkingpix.co.uk /ReviewsMarchOfThePenguins.html   (670 words)

  
 Amadeus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amadeus is the title of both a stage play and an Academy Award winning film written in 1979 by Peter Shaffer, both loosely based on the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri.
Finally, Mozart's relationship with his father as portrayed in the film seems to be accurate, judging from the subtext of their letters to each other.
Salieri also humiliates Mozart's wife when she comes to Salieri for aid, and smears Mozart's character with the emperor and the court.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amadeus   (2226 words)

  
 Rotten Tomatoes Forums
Feuillade also directed scores of short films featuring the characters Bébé and Bout-de-Zan.
Feuillade's most successful feature-length serials were Fantômas (1913), which chronicled the diabolical exploits of the "emperor of crime," and Vampires, Les (1915), which trailed a criminal gang led by Irma Vep (Musidora) and was noted for its imaginative use of locations and lyrical, almost surreal style."
Mindbogglingly prolific French filmmaker of the silent era, Louis Feuillade was the author of more than seven hundred films (mostly serials) between 1906 and 1924.
www.rottentomatoes.com /vine/archive/index.php/t-138906   (200 words)

  
 Chinese Text Sampler: Readings in Chinese Literature, History, and Popular Culture
A leading advisor to the Qianlong Emperor, Chi Yun, also known as Ji Xiaolan, oversaw the compilation of the imperial encyclopedia and frequently served as the chief examiner in the imperial civil examinations.
(5.4) - A short fable about a self-satisfied frog whose delusions of grandeur about himself and his little well are shattered by a visiting tortoise's description of the sea.
This excerpt from the script presents the dialogue from the opening scenes of the film.
www-personal.umich.edu /~dporter/sampler/sampler.html   (200 words)

  
 Dune versus Dune
Other notables in both versions were Duncan Idaho (Richard Jordan in the movie, James Watson in the miniseries), Emperor Shaddam IV (Jose Ferrer in the movie, Giancarlo Giannini in the miniseries), Shadout Mapes (Linda Hunt in the movie, Jaroslava Siktancova in the miniseries), and Stilgar (Everett McGill in the movie, Uwe Ochsenknecht in the miniseries).
Neither film is perfect, but I think they've both given Grandpa something to smile about as he rides a Maker in whatever universe awaited him after ours.
Undoubtedly, Lady Jessica is my favorite character (Francesca Annis in the film, Saskia Reeves in the miniseries).
www.scifidimensions.com /May02/dunevsdune.htm   (2031 words)

  
 Wuxia Fiction - Modern Sources: Jin Yong (Part 3 of 5)
This is the first novel that Jin Yong wrote and is set during the reign of the Manchu emperor Qian Long (during the mid eighteenth century).
The only short wuxia that Jin Yong ever wrote it is also said to be his poorest, lacking the depth and richness of his other work.
Dozens of HK films are directly based on or inspired by Jin Yong stories, with a particular craze for wuxia films in the early 1990s, e.g.
www.heroic-cinema.com /articles/wuxia_modern_jin.htm   (2031 words)

  
 Akira Kurosawa: A Short Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
Japanese film director Kurosawa Akira is considered a legend in the country's movie industry.
The movie is a samurai version of 'King Lear', with a revenge plot motivated by a woman's desire to avenge her family and bring down Japanese rulers.
Though he was himself referred to as emperor, he was prouder of being sensei, which means master, warrior, mentor and teacher.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/kurosawa.html   (3463 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com
Live Action Short Film: "The Dollar Bottom," Lloyd Phillips
Sound: Bill Rowe, Ivan Sharrock, "The Last Emperor"
Documentary Feature: Aviva Slesin, "The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table"
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/entertainment/movies/oscars/oscars80_89.htm   (3463 words)

  
 Heptune Lorenz-Pulte Jazz and Blues Page
There are also appearances by a little man who looks suspiciously like Frankie in many other film shorts with which he was never credited.
We are virtually certain that he is the small man who appears in the beginning of the Bessie Smith short, "St. Louis Blues." And recently we found him in the movie Emperor Jones, in which he plays a treasurer.
We first learned about Don Redman by way of the 1932 Betty Boop cartoon, "I Heard," which featured Don as a guest artist.
www.heptune.com /jazzfolk.html   (3463 words)

  
 NewsForge Review: March of the Penguins
If you haven't had a chance to see the Warner Brothers film "March of the Penguins" yet, and you are at all curious about life as an emperor penguin, I highly recommend it.
I wish there had been a short 10min feature at the end of the movies showing how the movie was made.
Every day at noon, the penguins at the Edinburgh Zoo are led on a single-file "march" around the zoo grounds by one of their keepers.
trends.newsforge.com /trends/05/08/25/161253.shtml?tid=29   (805 words)

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