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  • Film Taxi 2
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    A film I have seen I've seen a lot of films, and with a lot of different genres. But I don't think that romantic films are pretty good. They are too boring. The good films are action or comedy films, but the best films are action and com-ed films mixed together. That's why I've chosen the film Taxi 2. It's a French produced film, with a lot of action and comedy. It's a pretty new film, and I saw it in the cinema last month. I've looked very much forward to see that film, because Taxi was very go...
  • Years 1920 23 Buster Keaton's Two Reelers
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    In the first years of American cinema, comedies appeared only occasionally among the numerous documentaries, dramas, and action ers Edwin S. Porter directed at Thomas Edison's New York studio from 1900 to 1909. His earliest comedies, up until around 1902, were one-joke shorts in various series: Grandma and Grandpa, Happy Hooligan, Old Maid. In his 1906 The Dream Of A Rarebit Fiend, Porter deftly employed the fantastic trick-photography humor which France's George Ml is had developed so brilliant...
  • Handsome Films Of Stage Comedies
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    In 1927 Warner Bros. released The Jazz Singer, a silent drama with sound sequences in which Al Jolson sang and spoke. The film was a hit, and within two years American cinema shifted irreversibly to talking films. At first everyone was planted around the microphone, but even as the technology improved, sound still slowed down the onscreen tempo because of the greater detail and realism which it brought to action. This change helped the dramatic players of silents, most of whom had equal or great...
  • Director Peter Brook's First Film
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    On January 14, 1896, at England's Royal Photographic Society, American-born photographer and inventor Birt Acres held a public screening of motion pictures he'd made in 1895, using a camera he'd designed with Robert William Paul (based on the Edison Kinetoscope); Acres' films included Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race and Rough Sea At Dover. The next month, Frenchman Flic en Tre wey, the Lumire Brothers' London representative, gave England's first film program to charge admission, with short documentar...
  • Commitment Comedies In Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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    To What Extent, and Why, does contemporary romantic comedy follow or depart from the conventions established in the classic Hollywood era? Answer with reference to at least two films. FM 3011 - Comedy To what extent, and why, does contemporary Hollywood romantic comedy follow or depart from the conventions established in the classic Hollywood era? In the 1970's, Brian Henderson predicted that, due to 'changes within family structures and sexual relationships', and a 'loss of faith in the interes...
  • Film Versions Of Shakespeare Comedies
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    6. "Film versions of Shakespeare comedies can lie anywhere on a spectrum between an exploration of serious issues and simple comedy of a farcical or uncomplicated nature". Discuss with reference to two films. Shakespearean plays are complex, intricate pieces of work in which a diverse range of interpretations and readings can be made. This is particularly true of his comedies, where the light-hearted humour is often offset by darker, more serious undertones. In adapting these comedies it is for ...
  • Italian Film
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    Filo teo Alberini patented his Kinetografo for taking motion pictures late in 1895, and the first Italian film to charge admission was released the following year: Vittorio Calcini's Umberto E Margherita Di Savoie A Passeggio Per Il Parco, in which King Umberto and Margherita of Savoy could be seen on a stroll in the park. Before the end of the 19th century, the Lumire Brothers' Italian representatives, Calcini and his trainer Eugene Promo, were making short documentaries in the style of the Fre...
  • Wilder Directed Ten Films At Paramount
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    The history of Paramount Pictures begins in Hungary in 1873, with the birth of Adolf Zukor. He immigrated to the United States as a teenager in 1888, and by the turn of the century was a successful Chicago furrier. Recognizing a new market, he entered the business of penny arcades at the age of 30; in 1905, he became business partners with Marcus Loew, who acquired a chain of nickelodeons across the country. Together they made the transition to motion-picture theaters, with Zukor serving as trea...
  • Charlie Chaplin
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    Charlie Chaplin Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in Walworth, London, and lived a Dickensian childhood, shared with his brother, Sydney, that included extreme poverty, workhouses and seeing his mother's mental decline put her into an institution. Both his parents, though separated when he was very young, were music hall artists, his father quite famously so. But it was his mother Charlie idolized and was inspired by during his visits backstage while she performed, to take up su...
  • Silent Films As A Medium Of Information
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    by Nicole T. Simon ian (Business Economics with Accounting major) When a critic examines the silent films of Charles Chaplin a question that arises is whether the comedy he portrayed is a mockery of political and current issues, or a means to bring laughter to viewers. Silent films generated different emotions and thoughts since a spectator was simply watching actions rather than hearing an explanation through words. Information was cleverly construed this way and however the critic analyzed the...
  • Schwarzenegger's Films
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    Billed as Arnold Strong, Schwarzenegger tried his hand at acting, making his screen debut in the low-budget adventure Hercules in New York (1970). After a few years struggling to find suitable film work, he landed his first substantial acting role in the offbeat comedy Stay Hungry (1976), which starred Jeff Bridges and Sally Field. Other memorable projects followed shortly thereafter, including the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron (1977) and the TV biopic The Jane Mansfield Story (1980). In...
  • Vitti's Life
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    Film Review Demo Di mov "Analyze That"Analyze That" created in 2002 is a sequel of the 1999 mob comedy "Analyze This". It is a rib- tickling comedy sequel, no longer a tale of a charming psychiatrist keeping a mafia don sober. On the contrary, it's the mafia godfather who exposes his shrink to the reality of the tough and indestructible side to every human soul. The film depicts two stereotypical characters, the collected psychotherapist and the notorious gangland figure. The unforeseeable event...
  • Muriel's Wedding
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    In the film Muriel's wedding film techniques are used to express the themes of the film. Muriel's wedding portrays traditional themes such as relationships between family and friends, the need to belong and the transformation or coming-of-age through classic film media; music, costume, camera angles, actors cast and setting. The film was designed as a comedy, but with ser Watching Muriel's Wedding again in the context of this text class allowed me to view the film from a new perspective. I appro...

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