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14257   A Feast of Film: Filmfest DC  
Lloyd Eby
The major international film festivals--Cannes, New York, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, et al.--are Big Deals. With their large international audiences of filmmakers, film ... Issue Date: 8 / 1996

14981   Moral Tales and Exploitation Pictures: The Dilemma of Spike Lee  
Lloyd Eby
Lee''s latest movie shows he has an admirable command of film language but is unable to depict moral problems without appealing to our prurient interests. Does he prefer it ... Issue Date: 6 / 1996

14509   Wild Bill Wellman: Two-Fisted Filmmaking  
Frank Thompson
Born a hundred years ago, William Wellman is often pegged as an action director--and his life was as exciting as anything on screen. But there was more to his art than ... Issue Date: 2 / 1996

13901   Keaton, the Prairie Pragmatist  
John C. Tibbetts
Ahundred years after his birth, Buster Keaton--the Kansan who coined comedy with a stoic face--is still winning fans and critics'' accolades. Newly restored films on video ... Issue Date: 10 / 1995

12790   Scenic Wizardry: The Art of Production Design  
Cynthia Grenier
The designers who created the look of such films as Interview with the Vampire, Star Wars, and Blade Runner may not be known to most viewers, but the worlds they conjured ... Issue Date: 4 / 1995

13043   John Ford: The American Old Master  
Lloyd Eby
February 1, 1995, is the centennial of the birth of John Ford, the most prolific, one of the most visually poetic, and probably the most iconic of all American film directors. ... Issue Date: 2 / 1995

13209   Hollywood Discovers Virture: Decency Is a Box Office Hit  
Cynthia Grenier
American moviegoers spoke up this past year loud and clear, sending the most powerful message they could to Hollywood: Forget sex and violence. "Honesty, dignity, and decency," ... Issue Date: 1 / 1995

10260   Two Takes on Cinema: Scorsese and Altman  
Lloyd Eby
This past autumn saw the release of films by two of America''s most acclaimed directors: Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman. In The Age of Innocence, a faithful adaptation ... Issue Date: 12 / 1993

10605   The Dinosaur Makes a Comeback  
Frank Thompson
"The picture is an entirely new departure in the cinema art. It is a marvel of ingenuity, bringing to the screen as it does gigantic prehistoric animals that have been extinct ... Issue Date: 7 / 1993

10383   Lincoln on Film  
Frank Thompson
For a man who has never been described as handsome, America''s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, has been portrayed on the silver screen more times than one can ... Issue Date: 2 / 1993

20664   The Titanic Film Legend  
Frank Thompson
It happened eighty years ago. The Titanic, the world''s largest, most luxurious oceanliner, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage. This glorious man-made wonder had been ... Issue Date: 9 / 1992

20306   Cinema Along the Potomac  
David H. Ehrlich
"I admit it. I''m a total film junkie. I can''t tell you how many movies I''ve seen in my life, but it''s got to be well over ten thousand. And I can remember almost all of ... Issue Date: 6 / 1992

20455   Poitier, the Pathfinder  
Frank Thompson
His characters tend to be men of control, men who subdue volcanic rage with reason and intellect. But in virtually all of Sidney Poitier''s performances, that anger simmers close ... Issue Date: 5 / 1992

20382   Actors Behind the Lens  
David D'Arcy
In 1919, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fair banks all actors with strong box office appeal were appalled at the profits made by the businessmen who produced their ... Issue Date: 3 / 1992

18749   Silver Screen Columbus  
Scarlet Cheng
In our media sensitive age, the quincentenary of the discovery of America simply would not be complete without movies to commemorate the event. In fact, the production of two ... Issue Date: 12 / 1991

19589   Is There Intelligent Life in Robin Hood?  
Richard Grenier
There''s life in Robin Hood yet. Such, at least, was the opinion of Kevin Costner, fresh from his triumph with last season''s Dances with Wolves. And the box office returns from ... Issue Date: 10 / 1991

18626   The Way of the Independent  
David D'Arcy
It used to be that you could tell a film was independently made just by looking at it. The black and white image was shaky, the acting amateurish, and the subject matter of a ... Issue Date: 8 / 1991

19286   Samuel Arkoff: Schlockmeister Extraordinaire  
David D'Arcy
Depending on how one looks at it, Samuel Z. Arkoff, the cofounder of American International Pictures (AIP), can be seen either as the hero of America''s postwar film industry, or ... Issue Date: 6 / 1991

18516   Escapism Is Back  
Richard Grenier
Debate in financial circles might be heated as to how deep the current recession will be or how long it will last, but for Hollywood the message has come crashing through. The ... Issue Date: 4 / 1991

18517   When Products Are the Stars  
David D'Arcy
In Frank Capra''s 1934 Hollywood classic, It Happened One Night, Clark Gable took off his shirt, revealing a bare chest. Almost immediately, undershirt sales in this country ... Issue Date: 4 / 1991

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