War and Peace USSR

Production Mosfilm Sovcolor, 35mm, scope running time originally 373 minutes (some sources list 507 minutes), and released in two parts, later cut to 170 minutes. Released 1967. Cost rumored to have been anywhere between 40 and 100 million dollars. Screenplay Sergei Bondarchuk and Vasily Solovyov photography Anatoly Petritsky, Dmitri Korzhikin and A. Zenyan production designer Mikhail Bogdanov and Gennady Myasnikov music Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov. Cast Ludmilla Savelyeva (Natasha) Sergei...

Publications

Lucas, George, Star Wars A New Hope, New York, 1999. McConnell, Frank, Storytelling and Mythmaking Images in Film and Literature, New York, 1979. Hunter, Allan, Alec Guinness on Screen, London, 1982. Short, Robert, The Gospel from Outer Space, San Francisco, 1983. Velasco, Raymond L., A Guide to the Star Wars Universe, New York, 1984. Austin, Bruce A., Current Research in Film Audiences, Economics and Law, Volume 1, Norwood, New Jersey, 1985. Von Gunden, Kenneth, Alec Guinness The Films,...

Room At The

Production Romulus Films, Ltd. black and white, 35mm running time 115 minutes. Released 1958, Britain. Manvell, Roger, New Cinema in Britain, New York, 1969. Durgnat, Raymond, A Mirror for England British Movies from Austerity to Affluence, New York, 1971. Betts, Ernest, The Film Business A History of British Cinema 1896-1972, New York, 1973. Perry, George, The Great British Picture Show, New York, 1974. Walker, Alexander, Hollywood U.K., New York, 1974. Hickey, Des, and Gus Smith, The Prince ....

Star Is Born

Production Transcona Enterprises Technicolor, 35mm, CinemaScope running time 154 minutes, originally 182 minutes. Released 1954 by Warner Bros. Re-released 1983 with original 47 minutes restored. Producers Sidney Luft with Vern Alves screenplay Moss Hart, from the screenplay for the 1937 version (Wellman) based, in turn, on the film What Price Hollywood (Cukor) photography Sam Leavitt editor Folmar Blangsted production designer Gene Alen art director Malcolm Bert music Harold Arlen and Ira...

The Gospel According to St Matthew Italy France Director Pier Paolo Pasolini

Production Arco Film (Italy) and C.C.F. Lux (Paris) black and white, 35mm running time 142 minutes English version is 136 minutes and French version is 130 minutes. Released 1964, Italy. Filmed in Calabria, Lucania, and Puglia (southern Italy). (Note the word Saint was used in English version against Pasolini's wishes.) Producer Alfredo Bini executive producer Manolo Bolognini screenplay Pier Paolo Pasolini, from The Gospel According to St. Matthew'' in the New Testament photography Tonino...

The Shop on Main Street Czechoslovakia Directors Jan Kadar and Elmar Klos

Production Barrandov Film Studio for Ceskoslovensky Film black and white, 35mm running time 128 minutes length 3428 meters. Released Czechoslovakia, 1965. Filmed 1964 Barrandov Film Studio location scenes filmed in Sabinov, Czechoslovakia. Producers Marie Desmarais and Eurofilm Ltd. head of production Ladislav Hanus screenplay Ladislav Grosman, Jan Kadar, and Elmar Klos, from the book Obchod na korze by Ladislav Grosman English sub-titles Lindsay Anderson photography Vladimir Novotny editors...

India FranceGreat Britain Director Mira Nair

Production National Films Development Corporation (New Delhi)-Cadrage (Paris)-Channel 4 (London). A Mirabi Films production in color running time 113 minutes length 10,271 feet. Released 1988. Filmed in Hindi, with English subtitles. Executive producers Anil Tejani, Michael Nozik, Gabriel Auer producer Mira Nair co-producer Mitch Epstein screenplay Sooni Taraporevala Hindi dialogue Hriday Lani photography Sandi Sissel editor Barry Alexander Brown supervising sound editor Margie Crimmins...

She Done Him Wrong

Production Paramount Pictures black and white, 35mm running time 65 minutes. Released 1933. Filmed in Paramount studios. Producer William LeBaron screenplay Mae West with Harvey Thew and John Bright some sources do not list West with script credit , from the play Diamond Lil by Mae West photography Charles Lang music and lyrics Ralph Rainger. Cast Mae West Lady Lou Cary Grant Captain Cummings Gilbert Roland Serge Stanieff Noah Beery, Sr. Gus Jordan Rafaela Ottiano RussianRita David Landau Dan...

Some Like It

Production Ashton Productions and the Mirisch Company black and white, 35mm running time 120 minutes. Released 1959 by United Artists. Producers Billy Wilder with Doane Harrison and I. A. L. Diamond screenplay Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, from an unpublished story by R. Thoeren and M. Logan photography Charles Lang editor Arthur Schmidt sound Fred Lau art director Ted Haworth music Adolph Deutsch costume designer Orry-Kelly. Cast Marilyn Monroe Sugar Kane Tony Curtis Joe Josephine Jack...

France

Production Les Films Aleph-Historia Films, with assistance from the Ministry of Culture Fuji-color in two parts running time, part 1 274 minutes, part 2 292 minutes length, part 1 24,660 feet, part 2 26,280 feet. Released May 1985. Production administrator Raymonde Bade-Mauffroy production managers Stella Gregorz-Quef, Severine Olivier-Lacamp photography Dominique Chapuis, Jimmy Glasberg, William Lubchansky assistant photographers Caroline Champetier de Ribes, Jean-Yves Escoffier, Slavek...

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Arnheim, Rudolf, in Stachelschwein, 1 February 1927. Gerstein, Evelyn, in Nation New York , 23 March 1927. Barry, Iris, in Spectator London , 26 March 1927. Wells, H. G., in New York Times, 17 April 1927. Herring, Robert, in London Mercury, May 1927. Metropolis Issue'' of Petite Illustration Paris , no. 372, 1928. Metropolis Issue'' of Cin ma Paris , March 1928. Eisner, Lotte, ''Notes sur le style de Fritz Lang,'' in Revue du Cin ma Paris , 1 February 1947. Gesek, Ludwig, ''Fritz Lang...

Bulgaria East Germany Director Konrad Wolf

Production DEFA Berlin and Studiya za igralni filmi Sofia black and white, 35mm running time 93 minutes length 2,513 meters. Released March 1959, Berlin and Sofia. Filmed 1958 in Bulgaria. Screenplay Anzhel Wagenstein co-director Rangel Vulchanov photography Werner Bergmann editor Christina Wernicke sound Erich Schmidt production designer Jose Sancha music Simeon Pironkov costume designer Albert Seidner. Cast Sasha Krusharska Ruth J rgen Frohriep Walter Erik S. Klein Kurt Stefan Peichev Uncle...

Otto e Mezzo Italy France Director Federico Fellini

Production Cineriz Rome and Francinex Paris black and white, 35mm running time 135 minutes. Released February 1963, released in the United States on 25 June 1963. Filmed 9 May 1962-14 October 1962, in Titanus-Appia Studios and the Cecchignola military reservation in Rome, and on location in Tivoli, Filacciano, Viterbo, and the beaches between Ostia and Fiumicino. Producer Angelo Rizzoli screenplay Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, and Brunello Rondi, from a story by Federico...

Train without a Timetable Yugoslavia Director Veljko Bulajic

Production Jadran Film Totalscope, colour running time 120 minutes. Producer Stjepan Gurudulic screenplay Veljko Bulajic, Ivo Braut, Stjepan Perovic, and Elio Petri, based on an idea by Veljko Bulajic photography Kreso Grcevic editor Blazenka Jenci art director Dusko Jericevic music Vladimir Kraus-Rajteric. Cast Olivera Markovic Ika Lia-Rho Barberi Venka Inge Ilin Dana Liljana Vajler Zeka Ivica Pajer Nikolica Milan Milosevic Perisa Stole Arandjelovic Lovre Jan Sid Jole .

Osaka Elegy Japan

Production Daiichi Eiga black and white, 35mm. Released 1936. Screenplay Yoshikata Yoda, from the story ''Mieko'' by Saburo Okada photography Minoru Miki sound Hisashi Kase and Yasumi Mizoguchi. Cast Isuzu Yamada Ayako Murai Benkei Shinganoya Sonosuke Eitaro Shindo Yoshizo Fujino Kensaku Hara Susumu Nishimura Seiichi Takegawa Ayako's father Shinpachiro Asaka Ayako's brother Chiyoko Okura Ayako's sister Yoko Umemura Sonosuke's wife Shizuko Takezawa Mine Fukuda Kuneo Tamura Doctor Yoko Kiyoko...

Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song

Production Yeah color, 35mm running time 97 minutes. Released January 1971, USA. Cost 500,000. Distributed by Image Entertainment laserdisc , Xenon Entertainment Group, Direct Cinema Limited video , and Cinemation Industries. Producers Jerry Gross, Melvin Van Peebles screenplay Melvin Van Peebles cinematography Bob Maxwell assistant director Clyde Houston editor Melvin Van Peebles sound editors John Newman, Luke Wolfram musical score Melvin Van Peebles production manager Clyde Houston original...

The Siberiad USSR

Director Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky Production Mosfilm Studios Sovcolour and black and white, 35mm running time 206 minutes. Released in USSR in 1979 released in USA 1979, IFEX US video release, Kino International, 1994. Filmed on location in Siberia and in Moscow. Screenplay Valentin Yezhov and Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky photography Levan Paatashvili editor Valentina Kulagina music Edouard Artemiev sound Valentin Bobrovsky production designer Nikolai Dvigubsky newsreel director Artur...

Great Britain Director Ken Loach

Production Parallax Pictures and Road Movies Vierte Produktion color running time 103 min. Released 15 May 1998, Cannes Film Festival, France, and 6 November 1998, London. Filmed in Glasgow and Inverary, Scotland. Producer Rebecca O'Brien executive producer Ulrich Felsberg screenplay Paul Laverty photography Barry Ackroyd editor Jonathan Morris production design Martin Johnson casting Gillian Berrie, Steven Mochrie music George Fenton makeup Anastasia Shirley sound Ray Beckett, John Hayward....

The New Babylon USSR

Directors Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg Production Sovkino Studies, Leningrad black and white, silent 6 reels, running time 111 minutes. Released 1929. Re-screened with original score at London Film Festival, 1982. Screenplay Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, from an idea by P. Bliakin photography Andrei Moskvin and E. Mikhailov art director Yevgeni Enei music Dimitry Shostakovitch historical consultant A. Molok. Cast Elena Kuzmina Louise Poirier Piotr Sobolevskii Jean the Soldier...

Scarface The Shame Of A Nation

Production Atlantic Pictures black and white, 35mm running time 99 minutes. Released April 1932, New York. Filmed during Spring and Summer 1931. Producers Howard Hughes and Howard Hawks screenplay Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, and W. R. Burnett, with Fred Palsey, from the novel by Armitage Trail assistant director Richard Rosson photography Lee Garmes and L. W. O'Connell editor Edward Curtis sound William Snyder production designer Harry Olivier music Adolph Tandler and Gus...

Red Psalm Hungary Director Miklos Jancso

Production Mafilm Studio Eastmancolor, 35mm running time 88 minutes length 7920 feet. Released 1971, Hungary. Filmed 1971. Screenplay Gyula Hernadi photography Janos Kende editor Zoltan Farkas art director Tamas Banovich musical arrangements Ferenc Sebo choreography Ferenc Pesovar. Cast Lajos Balazsovits Officer Cadet Andras Balint Count Gyongyi Buros Young peasant woman Andrea Drahota Militant girl Jozsef Madoras Tibor Molnar Tibor Orban Bertalan Solti. Award Cannes Film Festival, Best...

Salvatore Giuliano

Production Lux Film and Vides-Galatea Italy black and white, 35mm running time 125 minutes, some sources list 135 minutes. Released 1961. Filmed in Sicily. Producer Franco Cristaldi screenplay Francesco Rosi, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Enzo Provenzale, and Franco Solinas, based on official court records and journalistic reports on the career of Salvatore Giuliano photography Gianni Di Venanzo editor Mario Serandrei sound Claudio Maielli art directors Sergio Canevari and Carlo Egidi music Piero...

Supervising Director David Hand

Production Walt Disney Studios Technicolor, 35mm, animation running time 83 minutes. Released 4 February 1938, but premiered in December 1937, released through RKO Radio Pictures Inc. Re-released 1943, 1952, 1958, 1967, 1975, 1983. Filmed in Walt Disney Studios. Cost 1,500,000. Producer Walt Disney screenplay Ted Sears, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Dick Richard, Merrill de Maris and Webb Smith, from the fairy tale ''Snow White'' from Grimm's Fairy Tales...

Even Met Happy Gypsies Yugoslavia Director Alexsandar Petrovic

Production Avala, in association with Prominent color running time 90 minutes. Screenplay Aleksandar Petrovic, based on the play by Dan Hampton photography Tomislav Pinter editor Milo Mica music Aleksandar Petrovic art designer Veljko Despotovic. Cast Bekim Fehmiu Bora Gordana Jovanovic Tisa Bata Zivojinovic Mirta Olivera Vuco Lence Mija Aleksic Father Pavle Etelka Filipovski Bora's Wife Milorad Jovanovic Toni Milivoje Djordjevic Sandor Rahela Ferari Nun Severin Bijelic Religious peasant . I...

Les Vampires

France, 1915-16 Director Louis Feuillade 1. La t te coup e 2. La bacque qui tue 3. Le cryptogramme rouge 4. Le spectre 5. L'evasion du mort 6. Les yeux qui fascinent 7. Satanas 8. Le ma tre de la foudre 9. L'homme des poisons 10. Les noces sanglantes Production Film Gaumont Paris black and white, 35mm, silent running time each part is approximately 40 minutes. Released November 1915 through June 1916. Screenplay Louis Feuillade photography Manichoux. Cast Edouard Math Philippe Guerande,...

Mona Lisa

Production A Palace Production for Handmade Films Technicolor running time 104 minutes length 9,368 feet. Released 1986. Executive producers George Harrison, Denis O'Brien producers Stephen Woolley, Patrick Cassavetti screenplay Neil Jordan, David Leland photography Roger Pratt camera operator Mike Roberts editor Lesley Walker sound editors Jonathan Bates, Chris Kelly sound recordists David John, Dave Hunt sound re-recordists Paul Carr, Brian Paxton, Andy Jackson production designer Jamie...

Producer Simon Channing Williams screenplay Mike Leigh photography Dick Pope editor Jon Gregory production design

Alison Chitty original music Andrew Dickson. Cast Timothy Spall Maurice Purley Brenda Blethyn Cynthia Rose Purley Phyllis Logan Monica Purley Marianne Jean-Baptiste Hortense Cumberbatch Claire Rushbrook Roxanne Purley Elizabeth Berrington Jane Michele Austin Dionne Lee Ross Paul . Awards Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Mike Leigh and Award for Best Actress Brenda Blethyn , 1996 Cameraimage Golden Frog Award Dick Pope , 1996 Los Angeles Film Critics' Association LAFCA Awards for Best Actress...

The Scarlet Empress

Production Paramount Pictures, Inc. black and white, 35mm running time 109 minutes. Released 7 September 1934. Screenplay Josef von Sternberg, adapted from a diary of Catherine the Great by Manuel Komroff photography Bert Glennon production designers Hans Dreier, Peter Balbusch, and Richard Kollorsz music arrangers John Leipold and W. Frank Harling additional music Josef von Sternberg special effects Gordon Jennings costume designer Travis Banton. Cast Marlene Dietrich Sophia Fredericka, or...

Publication

Memorias Del Subdesarrollo

Guti rrez Alea, Tom s, and Edmundo Desnoes, Memories of Underdevelopment The Revolutionary Films of Cuba, edited by Michael Myerson, New York, 1973 also contained in Memories of Underdevelopment Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Director, Inconsolable Memories Edmundo Desnoes, Author, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1990. Nelson, L., Cuba The Measure of a Revolution, Minneapolis, 1972. Chanan, Michael, The Cuban Image, London, 1985. Burton, Julianne, editor, Cinema and Social Change in Latin America...