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  Film Noir - Films
Film noir was also derived from the crime/gangster and detective/mystery sagas from the 1930s (i.e., Little Caesar (1930), Public Enemy (1931) and Scarface (1932)), but very different in tone and characterization.
Film noir films (mostly shot in gloomy grays, fls and whites) thematically showed the dark and inhumane side of human nature with cynicism and doomed love, and they emphasized the brutal, unhealthy, seamy, shadowy, dark and sadistic sides of the human experience.
Film noir films were marked visually by expressionistic lighting, deep-focus or depth of field camera work, disorienting visual schemes, jarring editing or juxtaposition of elements, ominous shadows, skewed camera angles (usually vertical or diagonal rather than horizontal), circling cigarette smoke, existential sensibilities, and unbalanced or moody compositions.
www.filmsite.org /filmnoir.html   (2169 words)

  Film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Animation is the technique in which each frame of a film is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model unit (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result with a special animation camera.
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   (3811 words)

 Latest film news, reviews and interviews | Guardian Unlimited
The head of the British screenwriters' guild has urged members to seriously consider the consequences of working on US films while their American counterparts are on strike.
Jacques Demy's romantic, melodramatic films dispelled the notion that cinema had to be lifelike.
Shekhar Kapur's film Elizabeth was a critical and commercial success that broke all the conventions of costume drama.
film.guardian.co.uk   (957 words)

 Film noir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key fl-and-white visual style that has roots in German Expressionist cinematography, while many of the prototypical stories and much of the attitude of classic noir derive from the hardboiled school of crime fiction that emerged in the United States during the Depression.
Film noirs embrace a variety of genres, from the gangster film to the police procedural to the so-called social problem picture, and evidence a variety of visual approaches, from meat-and-potatoes Hollywood mainstream to outré.
The makers of film noir turned all this on its head, creating bleak, sophisticated dramas tinged with mistrust, cynicism, and a sense of the absurd, in settings that were frequently either real-life urban or budget-saving minimalist, with often strikingly expressionist lighting and unsettling techniques such as wildly skewed camera angles and convoluted flashbacks.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film_noir   (8631 words)

 filmmusic.html   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Responding to the film's peculiar characterisation, bleak futuristic setting and pacy action sequences, the score persists in defiant dissonance to the point where occasional tonality is almost shocking.
The key to its success is a capacity to evoke a distinctive soundworld by an adventurous use of orchestral colour and texture, emanating from unusual instrumental ingredients such as metal sheets and mixing bowls, wood blocks and small percussives (some echoplexed), ram's horn and Brazilian cuica, plus carefully deployed harp, xylophone and snare drum.
Paradoxically, perhaps, although this music is obviously closely tied to the film, the more one hears it independently, the less one thinks of Psycho, and instead perceives it first and foremost as a stunning exploration of multilayered string timbres and textures.
www.btinternet.com /~rubberneck/filmmusic.html   (2589 words)

 Film School & Acting School - New York Film Academy
FILM SCHOOL AT New York Film Academy courses to be presented on June 28 at Guggenheim...
Join the next generation of filmmakers and actors at one of the most innovative and dynamic film schools and acting schools in the world.
No film making school can match the Academy's bi-coastal campuses in the heart of New York City and on the back lot of Universal Studios in Hollywood, as well as our many international locations.
www.nyfa.com   (306 words)

 Variety.com - Film   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In a departure from tradition, a number of films that will be shown at the Cannes Festival this year have never been seen before and, further, will never be available for release.
The films, in fact, are of two or three minutes duration and were directed by past winners of the coveted Palme d'Or.
The filmmakers were asked to do the films by Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux as part of the 60th year anniversary of the festival, which kicks off May 15.
www.variety.com /index.asp?layout=dept_main&dept=Film   (555 words)

 Everything Is Illuminated -- Official Film Site
The film was written and directed by Liev Schreiber and based upon the critically-acclaimed, national best-seller, Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Clancy thought the film would be "an incredibly interesting project to design and loved the screenplay." He decided not to read the book, not wanting to be wrongly influenced but instead worked directly from the script.
Three stories interweave throughout the film, the central of which is Marv, a tough-as-nails and nearly impossible to kill street fighter who goes on a rampage of vengeance when a beautiful woman, Goldie, he sleeps with for only one night is killed while lying in bed with him.
wip.warnerbros.com /everythingisilluminated   (9332 words)

 Good Night, And Good Luck. Film Site
With the requisite buzz, the film opened as a box-office hit, later earning an Oscar nomination for its screenplay and establishing Soderbergh as one of the most promising young filmmakers of his generation.
His subsequent films include "Kafka," starring Jeremy Irons, "King of the Hill" and "The Underneath." Soderbergh then returned home to Baton Rouge and shot "Schizopolis" for $250,000, employing used equipment, a bare-bones crew and casting himself in a dual lead role.
Bissell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BFA in Theater.
wip.warnerbros.com /goodnightgoodluck   (10846 words)

 U B U W E B :: Film & Video
Thankfully, there is the internet which allows you to get a whiff of these films regardless of your geographical location.
We realize that the films we are presenting are of poor quality.
Most of these films are extraordinarily large and should be downloaded rather than streamed.
www.ubu.com /film/index.html   (509 words)

 SPIKE - Video, User Video, Movies, Trailers, Music and Viral Videos - SPIKE Powered By IFILM
Movie Trailers and Clips - Denver is rocked when the paranormal eliminators face off against the forces of darkness in a battle for Earth's souls in the ultimate Ghostbusters fan film.
Movie Trailers & Clips - Denver is rocked when the paranormal eliminators face off against the forces of darkness in a battle for Earth's souls in the ultimate Ghostbusters fan film.
Animation and Cartoons - A solitary microbe is blasted into space by a meteor and sent on a doomed, 4-billion-year journey through the inner Solar System.
www.ifilm.com   (928 words)

 FilmSound.org: dedicated to the Art of Film Sound Design & Film Sound Theory
The annual Sound Wave Award 2004 went to Sven E Carlsson for his extraordinary work on his website FilmSound.org.
Sound designer and film editor Walter Murch may be one of the most and diverse below-the-line talents to be working in movies today.
If anyone who holds the copyright to any of the images, texts and sounds on this site, object to their presence here, please e-mail me and said material will be removed.
www.filmsound.org   (783 words)

 The Da Vinci Code (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
So I was keenly anticipating the release of this movie, partly because I enjoyed the book and also because a number of scenes were shot in Lincoln Cathedral, which is my birthplace.
Ron Howard has chosen some great locations, and produced a sumptuously photographed film, with a thought-provoking, well-paced storyline which sticks pretty faithfully to the book.
For me, Silas (Paul Bettany) is the strongest character in the film, graphically portrayed as a faithful servant of Opus Dei.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0382625   (498 words)

 south by southwest festivals + conferences
It's also your chance to discover the best new independent films, and mingle with filmmakers, film lovers, studio executives, and journalists.With nearly 200 films and dozens of daytime panels, the hardest part is fitting it all in.
One of the most talked about works at SXSW Film 2002 were the Burger Hut trailers by director Dan Brown (American Detective), actor/writer Kent Osborne (Spongebob Squarepants), and filmmaker/puppeteer Mike Mitchell (Sky High) which opened each screening.
During SXSW it is impossible to be a part of everything that is happening, so a few tidbits from SXSW 2006 have been posted in the Coverage section of the website.
2006.sxsw.com /film   (500 words)

 Movie Reviews, Movie Critics - Metacritic.com
Michael Moore, America's most notorious provocateur filmmaker is back with a follow up to his incendiary documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11.
We'd like to say there's more than meets the eye to this live-action Michael Bay film based on the Reagan-era toys, but it's pretty much what you'd expect from that description.
From his stint in a mental institution to his complicated family legacy to his knack for invention, this documentary examines the life of the unique man behind one of the most popular, alternative, eco-friendly, multi-purpose cleaners to ever hit the market.
www.metacritic.com /film   (475 words)

 Amazon.com: Film: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style, Third Edition by Alain Silver and Elizabeth Ward (Paperback - Mar 1, 1993)
Materials for Blown Film This chapter covers the various materials extruded by the blown...
Film Posters of the 60s: The Essential Movies of the Decade by Tony Nourmand and Graham Marsh (Paperback - Jan 1, 1999)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Film&tag=internetinternat&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (934 words)

 CBC.ca News - Arts - Film
Tribeca Film Fest to stage mini-version in Beijing
Actor Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival is heading abroad next month for a short visit to China, organizers have announced.
The 32nd Toronto International Film Festival will feature a gala presentation of Elizabeth: The Golden Age, with Cate Blanchett reprising her role as Britain's first Queen Elizabeth.
www.cbc.ca /arts/film   (2418 words)

 Welcome to Film & History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
History focuses on how feature films and documentary films both represent and interpret history.
Analysis of individual films and/or television programs from a historical perspective (viewing the films/programs as historical artifacts)
Analysis of history as explored through film (using film critically in the classroom)
www.h-net.org /~filmhis   (215 words)

Founded in November 1996, Film-Philosophy is an international academic journal dedicated to philosophically reviewing film studies, philosophical aesthetics, and world cinema - with an online readership of over 5000 individual visitors every month, as well as more than 1200 permanent worldwide members of the email discussion salon.
Beyond Ontology: Levinas and the Ethical Frame in Film (88-107)
To be or not to be is not the question – On Beckett’s Film (108-121)
www.film-philosophy.com   (211 words)

 Film Arts Foundation
For a limited time only, we're allowing the world to experience the great filmmaker resources that Film Arts members get to access all the time.
Turn to Film Arts for profiles of today's dynamic filmmakers and insights into how they get their films made.
Reports from film festivals and media marketplaces around the world, and the Independent Film Pages—the best single source of information on festivals, funding and opportunities—make Film Arts essential reading for independent film and videomakers.
www.filmarts.org   (240 words)

 Film Society of Lincoln Center
11 contemporary films, a program of shorts from the influential “Zagreb school of animation” & 13 favorites from the golden age of Yugoslav cinema ~ view the Lineup & browse the Calendar to buy tickets online.
Live simulcasts from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House to the Walter Reade Theater, specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound.
Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art
www.filmlinc.com   (225 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | Film Noir and Neo-Noir
Nightmare Alley — Set in a cheesy carnival, the film presents an unforgettable gallery of grotesques whose lives intertwine romantically, criminally, and, ultimately, fatally.
Film Noir's Knights of the Road — “The fl sheep of the family, noir’s tramps are the tin-age antithesis to Chaplin’s golden-age thesis.”
Faulkner and Film Noir —; Faulkner: “Some good pictures come out of Hollywood.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /filmnoir.html   (439 words)

 Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au
David Wenham exposes more than his talent in his latest film.
Russell Crowe is set to direct a Hollywood movie on the Maroubra surfers.
SMH film writer Garry Maddox poses the tricky questions in his weekly blog on the movies.
www.smh.com.au /entertainment/film   (212 words)

 BFI | Home
Great films for all the family at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX:
Download short films and full-length features from our Archive direct to your computer today!
Find film and TV resources in your region.
www.bfi.org.uk   (280 words)

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