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Thursday at the Temple Cinematheque: Pasolini’s TEOREMA

Tue, 03/03/2009 - 9:09am

Temple University Cinematheque presents Pier Paolo Pasolini Birthday Tribute Thursday, March 5, 5:30 pm Tuttleman Learning Center Room 101 TEOREMA 1968, 98 min, color, Italian with English subtitles A seductive stranger insinuates himself into the life of a bourgeois family in this mysterious allegoric tale adapted from Pasolini’s own novel. Starring Terence Stamp (Billy Budd, The Collector, The Limey) and Silvana Mangano (winner 1968 Venice Film Festival). With music by Ennio Morricone. Preceded by a brief introduction to the life and work of the writer-director who would have been 87 years old this Thursday. **This film will be a DVD projected onto a big screen.

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Thu, 02/26/2009 - 4:40am

TU Cinematheque in association with Temple Gorehounds presents !Overdose! an H.P. Lovecraft/Stuart Gordon double-feature hosted by guest programmer Michael Benedict Thursday, February 26 Tuttleman Learning Center Room 101 13th & Montgomery 5:30 pm Re-Animator (1985) Herbert West has a very good head on his shoulders… and another one in the dish on his desk. 7:30 pm From Beyond (1986) Humans are such easy prey. Scientists create a resonator to stimulate the pineal gland (sixth sense), and open up a door to a parallel (and hostile) universe. Special thanks to our generous sponsor City View Pizza, located at 15th & Cecil B. Moore, who will be providing free food for this event. **Both films will be DVDs projected on a big screen.

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SPARKY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Student videos offer unique views on information sharing

Mon, 02/16/2009 - 4:15am

SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) announces: Washington, DC – February 3, 2009 – Four student productions are winners of the second annual Sparky Awards, a contest organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and adopted by campuses nationwide that calls on entrants to creatively illustrate in a short video the value of sharing ideas. Selected by a distinguished panel of media scholars, educators, librarians, students, and others, the winning videos offer potent and colorful glimpses of how students see sharing of knowledge spurring innovation, solving problems, and improving lives. The winners were announced on January 24 at a public screening held in connection with the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Denver. The videos will also be screened at the Campus MovieFest Southern Regional Grand Finale in Atlanta March 28 and 29, 2009. This year’s winners are: GRAND PRIZE WINNER: To Infinity and Beyond By Danaya Panya, Sebastian Rivera, Hemanth Sirandas, Uriel Rotstein, and Jaymeni Patel, University of Illinois at Chicago Honors College FIRST RUNNER UP: How to Make Things Easier By Taejin Kim, Savannah College of Art and Design SECOND RUNNER UP: Brighter By Christopher Wetzel, Ohio Northern University SPECIAL MERIT AWARD: GrowUp By Cécile Iran, Laurie Glassmann, Christophe Zidler, Aldric de Villartay, University of Versailles-Saint Quentin, France Uriel Rotstein, spokesperson for the winning team, noted that their video was created as an assignment in a course called “Communication in the Digital Age,” which explored ideas of communication, the importance of sharing information, and issues involving the movement to digitize information. “We all learned about the importance of open access to information through making our entry for the Sparky Awards and have become open access supporters ourselves,” he said. Taejin Kim, an international student and creator of How to Make Things Easier, said he was inspired by daily life, adding, “I strongly believe that someone’s small idea could be a big solution to someone else.” “I knew a bit about the public domain and Creative Commons licenses before the project,” said Chris Wetzel, “but I was surprised by the full scope of the different Creative Commons variations I learned about from participating in the Sparky Awards.” Each of the winning entries is available under a Creative Commons use license, which enables creators to easily mark their work with the freedoms they want it to carry and tells users what rights they have beyond those under copyright. “I’m so pleased to see the Sparky Awards take off this year,” said Heather Joseph, executive director of SPARC. “The breadth and energy of the entries especially make clear that the YouTube generation understands the imperative for information sharing. Working with students on new media projects, as so many campuses are, is a perfect way to help them gain experience navigating copyright issues. I’d like to thank all of the libraries and faculty who made the 2008 contest their own, as well as our sponsors and judges who ensured its success.” Judges for the second annual Sparky Awards were: Nicole Allen, director of The Student PIRGs’ Make Textbooks Affordable campaign Peter Decherney, Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Barbara DeFelice, Digital Resources Program Director at Dartmouth College Library Rick Johnson, SPARC’s founding Executive Director and now a consultant and senior advisor to SPARC Rich Jones, student and leader of the Boston University chapter of Students for Free Culture Jennifer McLennan, SPARC’s Communications Director Kembrew McLeod, an independent documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa Jessica Reynoso of Campus MovieFest Crit Stuart, Director of Research, Teaching & Learning at the Association of Research Libraries Anu Vedantham, Director of the Weigle Information Commons at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries Mike Wesch, a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State University whose videos on technology, education, and information have been viewed over ten million times. Developed by SPARC, the Sparky Awards is co-sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, Campus MovieFest, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Students for FreeCulture, and The Student PIRGs. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 plus a Sparky Award statuette. The two Runners Up each receive $500. All the winners will receive a copy of “Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property,” a documentary film by Kembrew McLeod that looks at free speech and fair use. For more details on the contest, see the SPARKY Awards Web site at

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Queer Space in China: Stanley Kwan’s Lan Yu

Mon, 02/16/2009 - 3:11am

lanyu01.jpgWednesday, February 18th, at 2:30 PM in Paley Library’s Lecture Hall, join a conversation with David Eng. Eng presents his engaging point of view on cinema studies, LGBTQ studies and Asian studies. A multi-disciplinary scholar; Eng is a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s English department, but his specialties lie within and beyond the written word. Eng is a cutting-edge scholar exploring the interconnectedness of literature, cinema, ethnic studies, sexuality and theory. He will present his new research on “Queer Space in Chine” through a discussion of Stanley Kwan’s film Lan Yu. Please join us in welcoming one of our city’s most engaging academics. This event is co-sponsored by Temple University Libraries and the Center for the Humanities at Temple.

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Perils of Youth at the Temple Cinematheque

Thu, 02/12/2009 - 1:29am

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CINEMATHEQUE presents m.jpgPerils of Youth a 16MM double feature screening with a special introductory short subject Friday, February 13th Room 3, Annenberg Hall 2020 North 13th Street Free admission! *5:30 pm* Valse Triste (1977) dir. Bruce Connor, USA, 5 min Among the most important avant-garde filmmakers ever. This rhythmically edited experimental short imagines a little boy’s dreamscape. *5:40 pm* M (1931) dir. Fritz Lang, Germany, 100 min Peter Lorre plays the elusive child murderer in this classic crime melodrama. Perfect for your Friday the 13th creeper fix! *7:30 pm* Ivan’s Childhood (1962) dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia, 84 min Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1962 Venice Film Festival Legendary Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky’s debut feature tells the story of an orphaned Russian boy as he navigates Nazi occupation and imprisonment. Cinematic poetry! This print of the film is dubbed but looks great. All films will be presented on 16MM prints from the archive of the School of Communications and Theater. *Titles subject to change.

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363 New Scripts added to American Film Scripts Online

Tue, 02/03/2009 - 3:32am

New scripts have been added to the collection of now over 1,000 authorized versions of copyrighted screenplays, many never before published. Temple University affiliates can access the database here. Available scripts:

42nd Street 1933
5th Avenue Girl 1939
84 Charlie Mopic 1989
A Bill of Divorcement 1932
A Christmas Carol 1938
A Damsel in Distress 1937
A Home Of Our Own 1992
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1935
A Song is Born 1948
A Stranger Among Us 1992
A Walk On the Moon 1997
A Woman of Paris 1923
A Woman’s Secret 1949
Accidents Will Happen 1938
Action in the North Atlantic 1943
Adam’s Rib 1949
Affair With a Stranger 1953
Affliction 1997
Alcatraz Island 1937
Algiers 1938
Alibi Ike 1935
Alice Adams 1935
All Mine to Give 1957
Allegheny Uprising 1939
Along Came Jones 1945
Amazing Grace and Chuck 1987
American History X 1997
An Unmarried Woman 1978
Androcles and the Lion 1952
Angel Face 1952
Angels With Dirty Faces 1938
Anna Karenina 1935
Anne of Green Gables 1934
Annie Oakley 1935
Antitrust 2001
Armored Car Robbery 1950
At Sword’s Point 1952
Autumn In New York 2000
Babbitt 1934
Babes On Broadway 1941
Bachelor Bait 1934
Bachelor Party 1984
Back to Bataan 1945
Back to Bataan 1945
Backdraft 1991
Bad Boys 1995
Bad Day at Black Rock 1955
Bad Men of Missouri 1941
Badman’s Territory 1946
Battleground 1949
Bedlam 1946
Behind Enemy Lines 2001
Ben Hur 1959
Berlin Express 1948
Best of the Badmen 1955
Beware My Lovely 1952
Beyond All Doubt: Draft script, never produced
Beyond Tomorrow 1940
Black Beauty 1994
Black Fury 1935
Black Fury 1935
Black Legion 1937
Blackbeard the Pirate 1952
Blackwell’s Island 1939
Blade Runner 1982
Bleeding Hearts 1994
Blessed Event 1932
Blood on the Moon 1948
Blue Collar 1978
Blue Sky 1994
Blue Thunder 1983
Blues In the Night 1941
Blume in Love 1973
Bodies, Rest, and Motion 1993
Body Heat 1981
Bodyguard 1948
Bombardier 1943
Bordertown 1935
Born to Be Bad 1950
Born to Kill 1947
Boy Meets Girl 1938
Boy With Green Hair 1948
Break of Hearts 1935
Breakfast for Two 1937
Bringing Up Baby 1938
Broadcast News 1987
Broadway Melody of 1936 1935
Broadway Melody of 1938 1938
Broadway Melody of 1940 1940
Bullitt 1968
Call It a Day 1937
Camille 1936
Captain Blood 1935
Captains of the Clouds 1942
Captured 1933
Carefree 1938
Casa de los Babys 2003
Casablanca 1942
Casanova Brown 1944
Castle On the Hudson 1940
Ceiling Zero 1936
Central Park 1932
Chances Are 1989
Cheyenne 1947
Cheyenne 1947
China Syndrome 1979
Cimarron 1931
City for Conquest 1940
City of Angels 1998
City of Hope 1991
Clash of the Titans 1981
Class 1983
Clay Pigeon 1949
Code of Silence 1985
Colorado Territory 1949
Confessions of a Nazi Spy 1939
Continental Divide 1981
Cool Hand Luke 1967
Cornered 1945
Courage Under Fire 1996
Crack-Up 1946
Criminal Court 1946
Crossfire 1947
Dames 1934
Dames 1934
Dance Fools Dance 1931
Dance, Girl, Dance 1940
Dangerous Mission 1954
Dangerous When Wet 1953
Dangerously They Live 1941
Days of Glory 1944
Days of Wine and Roses 1962
Dead Poets Society 1989
Deadline at Dawn 1946
Declassee: Draft script, never produced
Deep Blue Sea 1999
Deep Cover 1992
Deep Impact 1998
Designing Woman 1957
Desperate 1947
Devil’s Island 1939
Devotion 1946
Dive Bomber 1941
Doctor X 1932
Doctor X 1932
Dodge City 1939
Dodge City 1939
Downtown 1990
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1941
Dr. Socrates 1935
Dragonslayer 1981
Dream Lover 1994
Drugstore Cowboy 1989
Dust Be My Destiny 1939
Each Dawn I Die 1939
Each Dawn I Die 1939
Earthworm Tractors 1936
Easter Parade 1948
Easy Living 1949
Edge of Darkness 1943
Edge of the City 1957
Eight Scenes From the Life of Hank Williams: Draft script, never produced
Elephant 2003
Enchanted Cottage 1945
Escape From New York 1981
Espionage Agent 1939
Evening in Modesto: Draft script, never produced
Event Horizon 1997
Every Girl Should Be Married 1948
Executive Decision 1996
Executive Suite 1954
Experiment Perilous 1944
Fallen 1998
Far North 1988
Fashions of 1934 1934
Fashions of 1934 1934
Fatal Instinct 1993
Father Takes a Wife 1941
Faust 1926
Fighting Father Dunne 1948
Firelight 1997
First Knight 1995
Five Came Back 1939
Flirtation Walk 1934
Flirtation Walk 1934
Flowing Gold 1940
Flying Down to Rio 1933
Flying Leathernecks 1951
Fog Over Frisco 1934
Follow Me Quietly 1949
Follow the Fleet 1936
Fools for Scandal 1938
Footloose 1984
Forbidden Planet 1956
Forever and a Day 1943
Fort Apache 1948
Frances 1982
From Here to Eternity 1952
From This Day Forward 1946
Gang Related 1997
Gene Bullard: Draft script, never produced
Gentleman Jim 1942
Ghost 1990
Ghosts of Mississippi 1996
Gigi 1958
Girls On Probation 1938
Gleaming the Cube 1989
Gold Diggers in Paris 1938
Gold Diggers of 1935 1935
Gold Diggers of 1937 1936
Gold Diggers of 1937 1936
Gotcha 1985
Government Girl 1943
Grand Canyon 1991
Grand Hotel 1932
Gunga Din 1939
Hans Christian Andersen 1952
Hard Rain 1998
Hard to Handle 1933
Hard, Fast and Beautiful 1951
Hardcore 1979
Harder They Fall: Draft script, never produced
Haunted Gold 1932
Havana Widows 1933
Hell’s Kitchen 1939
Hell’s Kitchen 1939
Heroes for Sale 1933
Heroes for Sale 1933
Hi Nellie 1934
Higher and Higher 1943
Hitler’s Children 1942
Holiday Affair 1949
Hollywood Hotel 1937
Hollywood Hotel 1937 Hollywood Legend: Draft script, never produced
Holy Man 1998
Honor: Draft script, never produced
Hooray for Love 1935
Hope Floats 1998
Hotel Reserve 1946
Hunt the Man Down 1950
I Remember Mamma 1948
I Was Framed 1942
If You Knew Susie 1948
I’ll Do Anything 1994
In Caliente 1935
In Caliente 1935
In Name Only 1939
In the Company of Men 1997
In This Our Life 1942
International Squadron 1941
Irene 1940
Isle of the Dead 1945
It’s Love I’m After 1937
Jailbreak 1936
Jezebel 1938
Joan of Arc 1948
Joan of Paris 1942
Johnny Angel 1945
Journal of a Crime 1934
Journey Into Fear 1943
Journey Into Fear 1943
Joy of Living 1938
Juarez 1939
Juke Girl 1942
Juke Girl 1942
Just One of the Guys 1985
Kalifornia 1993
Kate and Leopold 2001
Kid Galahad 1937
King’s Row 1942
Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman 1940
Knights of the Round Table 1953
Ladies They Talk About 1933
Ladies They Talk About 1933
Ladyhawke 1985
Last Days 2005
Latin Lovers 1953
Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Draft script, never produced
Leviathan 1989
Lianna 1983
Liar, Liar 1997
Life 1999
Life Begins 1932
Light of Day 1987
Limbo 1999
Lone Eagle: Draft script, never produced
Look for the Silver Lining 1949
Lost Boys 1987
Love Affair 1939
Lucky Partners 1940
Macao 1952
Made In Heaven: Draft script, never produced
Mademoiselle Fifi 1944
Madonna of the Storm 1913
Magic Town 1947
Maid’s Ni
ght Out 1938
Major League 1989
Mala Noche 1985
Mammy 1930
Man About Town: Draft script, never produced
Man to Man 1930
Manpower 1941
Marked Woman 1937
Marty 1955
Mary of Scotland 1936
Massacre 1934
Massacre 1934
Match King 1932
Mean Streets 1973
Meeting Venus 1991
Meeting Venus 1991
Memphis Belle 1990
Metro 1997
Mickey & Maude 1984
Midnight Court 1937
Mighty Joe Young 1949
Mighty Joe Young 1998
Mike’s Murder 1984
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985
Mission To Mars 2000
Mobsters 1991
Moby Dick 1930
Moby Dick 1956
Morning Glory 1933
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
Mountain Justice 1937
Mountain Justice 1937
Mourning Becomes Electra 1947
Mr. And Mrs. Smith 1941
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House 1948
Mr. Holland’s Opus 1995
Mr. Lucky 1943
Mr. Skeffington 1944
Mr. Skeffington 1944
Mumford 1999
Murder in the First 1995
Murder My Sweet 1944
Murder on a Honeymoon 1935
Music of the Heart 1999
Muss Em Up 1936
My Favorite Wife 1940
My Favorite Year 1982
My Fellow Americans 1996
My Foolish Heart 1949
My Forbidden Past 1951
My Life 1993
My Reputation 1946
My Reputation 1946
Mystic Pizza 1988
Nashville 1975
Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976
Nick of Time 1995
Night Nurse 1931
Night Song 1948
No Time for Comedy 1940
Nocturne 1946
None But the Lonely Heart 1944
Nora Prentiss 1947
Norton I: Emperor of the U.S.: Draft script, never produced
Nothing Sacred 1937
Notorious 1946
Now, Voyager 1942
Numbered Men 1930
O Mistress Mine: Draft script, never produced
Obsession 1976
Ocean’s Twelve 2004
Of Human Bondage 1934
Oklahoma Kid 1939
Old Acquaintance 1943
Old Boyfriends 1979
On Dangerous Ground 1952
Once Upon a Honeymoon 1942
One Foot In Heaven 1941
One Minute to Zero 1952
One Way Passage 1932
Only Angels Have Wings 1939
Only You 1994
Our Betters 1933
Out of the Past 1947
Out to Sea 1997
Outrage 1950
Outrageous Fortune 1987
Overboard 1987
Pale Rider 1985
Panther 1995
Passage from Bourdeaux: Draft script, never produced
Passenger 57 1992
Passion Fish 1992
Payment on Demand 1951
Pearl of the World: Draft script, never produced
Philadelphia Experiment 1984
Picture Snatcher 1933
Prague Duet 1997
Predator 1987
Primrose Path 1940
Project X 1987
Quality Street 1937
Queen Christina 1933
Rachel and the Stranger 1948
Radio Flyer 1992
Raging Bull 1980
Rebel Without a Cause 1955
Regeneration of a Gangster: Draft script, never produced
Remember the Day: Draft script, never produced
Return of the Badman 1948
Return of the Seacaucus Seven 1980
Ride Him Cowboy 1932
Ride the High Country 1962
Ride, Vaquero 1953
Riffraff 1947
Rio Bravo 1959
Road Gang 1936
Road King 1936
Roadblock 1951
Roberta 1935
Rolling Thunder 1977
Romance In Manhattan 1935
Room Service 1938
Roughshod 1949
Running On Empty 1988
Rush Hour 1998
Ryan’s Daughter 1970
San Antonio 1945
San Quentin 1937
Santa Fe Trail 1940
Saratoga 1937
Saturday’s Children 1940
Scenes From a Mall 1990
Sealed Cargo 1951
Second Chance 1953
Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1947
Sergeant Rutledge 1960
Sergeant York 1941
Shall We Dance 1937
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949
Short Circuit 1986
Short Time 1990
Show Business 1944
Silent Tongue 1994
Silver City 2004
Silverado 1985
Silvia Scarlett 1935
Sinbad the Sailor 1947
Singin’ in the Rain 1952
Sister Carrie: Draft script, never produced
Sister Kenny 1946
Sky’s the Limit, The 1943
Smokey and the Bandit 1977
So I Married an Axe Murderer 1993
Soldier 1998
Someone To Watch Over Me 1987
Special Agent 1935
Species 1995
Split Second 1953 St. Louis Kid 1934
Stage Door 1937
Stakeout 1987
Star Sapphire: Draft script, never produced
State’s Attorney 1932
Station West 1948
Steelyard Blues 1973
Story of Katherine Clay: Draft script, never produced
Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 1939
Strange Alibi 1941
Stranger on the Third Floor 1940
Sudden Fear 1952
Sunshine State 2002
Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise 1931
Suspect 1987
Suspicion 1941
Sweepings 1933
Sweet Kitty Bellairs 1930
Swing Time 1936
Tall in the Saddle 1944
Tap 1989
Tasker Martin: Draft script, never produced
Taxi 1932
Tear Gas Squad 1940
Tender Comrade 1943
That Night 1957
That Old Feeling 1997
The Adventures of Don Juan 1948
The Adventures of Mark Twain 1944
The Adventures of Mark Twain 1944
The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
The Age of Innocence 1993
The American Way: Draft script, never produced
The Animal Kingdom 1932
The Arizona Ranger 1948
The Arizonian 1935
The Assignment 1997
The Avengers 1998
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer 1947
The Bamboo Blonde 1946
The Bandwagon 1953
The Beast With Five Fingers 1946
The Bells of St. Mary’s 1945
The Big Chill 1983
The Big Easy 1987
The Big Sky 1952
The Big Stampede 1932
The Big Steal 1949
The Bishop’s Wife 1947
The Blue Veil 1951
The Body Snatcher 1945
The Boy Who Could Fly 1986
The Bride Came C.O.D. 1941
The Bride Walks Out 1936
The Broadway Melody 1929
The Brother From Another Planet 1984
The Cabin In the Cotton 1932
The Call of the Wild 1976
The Call of the Wild 1976
The Canterville Ghost 1944
The Cincinnati Kid 1965
The Claim: Draft script, never produced
The Company She Keeps 1951
The Conquerors 1932
The Corn Is Green 1945
The Curse of the Cat People 1944
The Dark Horse 1932
The Dark Horse 1932
The Dawn Patrol 1930
The Dawn Patrol 1938
The Departed 2006
The Desert Song 1929
The Devil and Miss Jones 1941
The Devil Thumbs a Ride 1947
The Doors 1991
The Ex Mrs. Bradford 1936
The Fallen Sparrow 1943
The Farmer’s Daughter 1947
The Fighting 69th 1940
The French Line 1954
The Fugitive 1947
The Gauntlet 1977
The Gay Divorcee 1934
The Ghost Ship 1943
The Glass Heart: Draft script, never produced
The Golden Child 1986
The Great Louisiana Lottery: Draft script, never produced
The Great Man Votes 1936
The Green Pastures 1936
The Hidden 1987
The Hitchhiker 1953
The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939
The Informer 1935
The Inspector General 1949
The Inspector General 1949
The Karate Kid 1984
The Lady From Shanghai 1947
The Lady From Shanghai 1947
The Lake House 2006
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988
The Leopard Man 1943
The Little Foxes 1941
The Locket 1946
The Long Night 1947
The Lost Patrol 1934
The Lusty Men 1952
The Mad Miss Manton 1938
The Magnificent Ambersons 1942
The Maltese Falcon 1941
The Man From Monterey 1933
The Man on the Eiffel Tower 1950
The Man Who Came to Dinner 1942
The Man Who Would Be King 1975
The Mayor of Hell 1933
The Mosquito Coast 1986
The Most Dangerous Game 1932
The Mouthpiece 1932
The Navy Comes Through 1942
The Nitwits 1935
The North Star 1943
The Old Maid 1939
The Old Maid 1939
The Pearl 1947
The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger 1934
The Pickle 1993
The Pride of the Yankees 1942
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 1939
The Program 1993
The Prophecy 1995
The Public Eye 1992
The Racket 195
The Rich Man’s Wife 1996
The Richest Girl in the World 1934
The Roaring Twenties 1939
The Rose 1979
The Sandlot 1993
The Sea Hawk 1940
The Secret of My Success 1987
The Sentence: Draft script, never produced
The Set Up 1949
The Seventh Victim 1943
The Siege 1998
The Singing Cop 1938
The Sisters 1938
The Spanish Main 1945
The Spiral Staircase 1943
The Star Witness 1931
The Star Witness 1931
The Sting 1973
The Strawberry Blonde 1941
The Talk of the Town 1942
The Talk of the Town 1942
The Tempest: Draft script, never produced
The Thing From Another World 1951
The Thomas Crown Affair 1999
The Threat 1949
The Velvet Touch unreleased
The Walking Dead 1936
The Whole Town’s Talking 1935
The Wild One 1953
The Window 1949
There’s Something About Mary 1998
They Knew What They Wanted 1940
They Live By Night 1948
They Won’t Believe Me 1947
This Land is Mine 1943
Three Men On a Horse 1936
Three Men On a Horse 1936
Three O’Clock High 1987
Three of Hearts 1993
Tiger Shark 1932
Till the End of Time 1946
Time for Elizabeth: Draft script, never produced
Toast of New York 1937
Tom, Dick and Harry 1941
Topaze 1933
Torrid Zone 1940
Tovarich 1937
Trading Places 1983
Trail Street 1947
Treasure Island 1934
Treasure Island 1950
Tremors 1990
Turk 182! 1985
Twelve Monkeys 1995
Twentieth Century 1934
Twenty Thousand Years In Sing Sing 1932
Twenty Thousand Years In Sing Sing 1932
Two Guys from Milwaukee 1946
Two in the Dark 1936
Two O’Clock Courage 1945
Two Tickets to Broadway 1951
Tycoon 1947
Under Fire 1983
Underwater 1955
Union Depot 1932
Unlawful Entry 1992
Untamed Heart 1993
Urban Cowboy 1980
Vigil in the Night 1940
Violets Are Blue 1986
Virginia City 1940
Virginia City 1940
Virginia City 1940
Virtuosity 1995
Vivacious Lady 1938
Wagon Master 1950
Walk Softly Stranger 1950
War Games 1983
We Are Not Alone 1939
We Are Not Alone 1939
What About Bob? 1991
What Price Hollywood 1932
When a Stranger Calls 1979
Where Danger Lives 1950
While the City Sleeps 1956
White Bondage 1937
White Bondage 1937
White Heat 1949
Willie & Phil 1980
Wings of the Navy 1939
Wise Guys 1986
Witness 1985
Woman of the Year 1942
Woman on the Beach 1947
Wonder Bar 1934
Yellow Canary 1943
You Can’t Get Away With Murder 1939
Your Friends and Neighbors 1998
Zero Effect 1997
Ziegfeld Girl 1941
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Pretty Things: Cinema’s Geopolitics of the Decorative

Wed, 01/14/2009 - 5:20am

From the Philadelphia Cinema and Media Seminar: Pretty Things: Cinema’s Geopolitics of the Decorative Rosalind Galt, University of Sussex Respondent: Elena Gorfinkel, Bryn Mawr College Friday, January 23, 5:30PM Temple Univ. Center City room 420 moulinrouge2.jpg
Part of a book project on the “pretty” in cinema, this paper analyzes the aesthetics and politics of the decorative, focusing on the Orientalist mise-en-scène of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge (2001). Luhrmann provides an case study of the fate of pretty films; relatively popular, his work is nonetheless often dismissed as superficial and lacking authenticity, while his melodramatic emphasis on production design and color accrues technical awards rather than critical or scholarly interest. Historicizing this mode of critique, and drawing on Moulin Rouge’s many intertexts, this paper locates cinematic decorative style within nineteenth and early twentieth-century discourses on aesthetics, art history and interior design, particularly in regard to the question of Orientalism. The decorative and Orientalism have frequently been linked, and the colonial critic’s rejection of Oriental style as inferior is strangely echoed in postcolonial criticism’s rejection of it as colonialist. This uniformity of rejection is striking, given the ideological opposition of the discourses, and suggests an intriguing persistence of the decorative as a formal figuration of troubled politics. This paper seeks to explore this figuration in cinema, and suggests that in Moulin Rouge’s production of Orientalist décor, we find an articulation of femininity, geopolitics and the desirable object of exchange that makes it a uniquely useful meeting point for understanding the sexual and racial economies of cinematic spectacle. Rosalind Galt is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at The University of Sussex. Her broad research areas include film theory, comparative European cinemas, global cinemas since 1945, critical theory and studies of gender and sexuality. She has written widely on European cinemas post-World War II, with a focus on how film histories and forms intersect with political histories and geopolitics. This research includes both popular international films (for example from Italy and former Yugoslavia) and avant-garde movements (such as the Catalan Barcelona School). Her current projects include a book on film theory, aesthetics and sexual politics (addressing directors such as Christopher Doyle, Derek Jarman and Claire Denis), and a co-edited collection re-conceptualising the category of ‘art cinema’ in the era of globalisation and ‘world cinema’. Elena Gorfinkel is an instructor at Bryn Mawr College. Her dissertation, “‘Indecent Desires': Sexploitation Cinema, 1960s Film Culture, and the Adult Film Audience,”is a history of low budget American sexploitation films of the 1960s. Her essay on the first erotic film festivals in the early 1970s, published in Framework, received honorable mention in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Katherine Singer Kovacs Essay Award (2008). She is currently co-editing a book of collected essays on the materiality of place and geographical location in cinema and media titled The Place of the Moving Image with John David Rhodes (Univ. of Minnesota Press, forthcoming.) Elena’s research and teaching interests include feminist and queer theory, gender and sexuality studies, women’s filmmaking practice, outsider and “marginal” cinemas, 1960s film culture, international art cinema, theories of taste & high/low culture, cinephile criticism, histories of film reception and moviegoing, and film historiography.

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Tue, 01/13/2009 - 2:26am

EARLY EDUCATIONAL: CLASSROOM FILMS OF THE SILENT ERA (2009 edition) & live music at The Secret Cinema at Moore Friday, January 30 8:00 pm Admission: $7.00 Moore College of Art & Design 20th & Race Streets, Philadelphia (215) 965-4099 On Friday, January 30, The Secret Cinema at Moore College of Art and Design will revisit an unusual program concept not tapped since we last used it in 2001: EARLY EDUCATIONAL: CLASSROOM FILMS OF THE SILENT ERA. These ultra-rare reels, most of which haven’t been seen in seven or eight decades, are still potent in their powers to entertain, amuse, and yes, educate modern-day viewers about a variety of subjects. The various short films, most of which were made in the 1920s, include now ancient travels to distant lands, historical dramatizations, looks at industry and nature studies. And, just to keep things interesting, our 2009 edition of EARLY EDUCATIONAL will include no duplication of titles from our 2001 show. Most of the films have never been shown by Secret Cinema — or anyone else, since the 1920s. The prints to be projected, many of which are believed to be exclusive to the Secret Cinema archive, are mostly original prints (rather than restored or duplicated prints) dating to the time of the production, from pioneering companies such as Kodascope Libraries, Eastman Teaching Films, and Urban-Kineto. They are mostly in excellent condition, and many were made on tinted stock. The films will be projected at the correct speeds, with a live musical accompaniment from Don Kinnier. There will be one complete show, starting at 8:00 pm. Admission is $7.00. Don Kinnier has played music for several previous Secret Cinema presentations of silent movies. Don is Pennsylvania’s most prominent silent film accompanist, and has been plying his craft for over forty years. The Philadelphia native (now based in Lititz) has studied the techniques and repertoires of the original theater musicians of the silent era. Don recently played for our screening of NANOOK OF THE NORTH at the American Philosophical Society. A few highlights of the program include: STUDIES IN ANIMAL MOTION (1922, British Instructional Films, Ltd.) – A seemingly random (though no less fascinating) assortment of animals are shown ambulating in normal and slow motion, including seagulls, flamingos, snakes, snails…and a boxing kangaroo, seen with his human sparring partner! FIRST AID: CONTROL OF BLEEDING (1932?, Eastman Classroom Films) – Made in cooperation with the Department of Biology and Public Health, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This film demonstrates the application of tourniquets to stop blood loss in various types of wounds, using simple animation as well as real models. AMERICA’S LITTLE LAMB (1928, Fox Varieties, THE WORLD WE LIVE IN series) – Here’s an example of how a Hollywood studio approach (i.e., lots of cute animals and corny subtitle copy) to an otherwise standard documentary about animals and industry can result in a releasable theatrical short. It was subsequently distributed to schools through the Kodascope rental library; their catalog entry promised that “in an unusually attractive portrayal, this film tells the story of a typical American range sheep…You’ll like this picture.” MODERN BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTALS (1925, Eastman Classroom Films) – Basketball was a young sport when this instructional film was produced: metal hoops and backboards had replaced the game’s original peach baskets just 19 years earlier, and the NBA was decades away from being formed. Vital passing and shooting skills are demonstrated in this film directed by legendary University of Kansas coach F.C. “Phog” Allen, who learned basketball while a freshman there directly from the sport’s inventor, James Naismith. MENDELSOHN (1926, FitzPatrick Pictures, Famous Music Master series) – A fanciful dramatization of the famed composer’s supposed inspiration for writing “The Wedding March,” and a sweet love story as well. Producer James A. FitzPatrick became well-known as a leading producer of travelogues for MGM, but few have seen this earlier series, showcasing his flair for staging narrative scenes. We’ll show a beautiful multi-tinted original print from the Universal Show-at-Home library. Plus: IN RURAL BELGIUM, MONKEYS OF ASIA, ETHYL ALCOHOL, and much, much more! As usual, all Secret Cinema programs are projected in 16mm film on a giant screen (not video). SECRET CINEMA WEBSITE:

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PIFVA Movie Mash Up and Holiday Party

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 8:20am

Wednesday 12/17 at Johnny Brenda’s
PIFVA’s end of year networking and holiday party – open to membership and the public at large! Bring your 10 min max.home movies in super8, reg8 or 16mm, or on DVD, you can add the sound, narration, dialogue, music. Or bring your favorite 10 minute max. selection from a movie movie and DIY, like karaoke, *You* make the movie from a piece of another movie, Neo-Benshi style. Featuring the aural and visual mixing of Rich Wexler, VJ extraordinaire, with his found and handmade super 8 films. Food and drinks. Family-friendly. For further info, send an email to Co-sponsored by Home Movie Day! JUST $5 donation or free if you bring a film!

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Help out the Temple Cinematheque

Tue, 11/18/2008 - 3:23am

“Would you like to see repertory screenings at Temple next semester? The Main Campus Program Board, the student-run body that oversees programming at The Reel Student Cinema, is currently deliberating whether or not to continue their support for the cinematheque. If you agree that 35 mm screenings of classical Hollywood cinema, foreign art cinema and independent films of artistic excellence and/or historical importance could be of benefit to the culture of the university and beyond, please write to Michael Hartig at, and I will do my best to ensure that your voice is heard by the board. Potential films for next semester could include, but are certainly not limited to, Morris Engel’s Little Fugitive, Godard’s Masculin, Feminin, Carol Reed’s The Third Man, Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, etc.”

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Temple University Cinématheque Resurrected at The Reel Student Cinema

Thu, 10/02/2008 - 8:48am

Temple University Cinématheque offers film lovers the opportunity to view films of artistic excellence and historical importance in their intended format. All screenings are presented as 35MM prints on a giant screen in the comfort of a real movie theater! WEDNESDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2008, 7:30PM That Obscure Object of Desire dir. Luis Buñuel, France/Spain, 1977, 102 mins, color, French with English subtitles Legendary director Luis Buñuel’s final film explodes with eroticism, bringing full circle his lifelong preoccupation with the darker side of desire. Buñuel regular Fernando Rey plays Mathieu, an urbane widower, tortured by his lust for the elusive Conchita. With subversive flare, Buñuel uses two different actresses in the lead— Carole Bouquet, a sophisticated French beauty, and Angela Molina, a Spanish coquette. Drawn from Pierre Louÿs’ 1898 novel, La Femme et le Pantin, That Obscure Object of Desire is a dizzying game of sexual politics punctuated by a terror that harkens back to Buñuel’s brilliant surrealistic beginnings. Not to be missed! Admission is only $4. Two dollars for Temple students with i.d. Beverages and snacks are available outside the theater at our fully stocked concession counter! The Reel Student Center Cinema is located in the lower level of the Student Center South 13th Street between Cecil B. Moore and Montgomery Ave (a five minute walk from the Broad Street Subway Line, Cecil B. Moore Station, and the Regional Rail). For more information contact: Michael Hartig 269.806.2932

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Sparky Awards join with Campus Moviefest

Thu, 10/02/2008 - 8:17am

For immediate release October 2, 2008 For more information, contact: Jennifer McLennan SPARC (202) 296-2296 SPARKY AWARDS LINK UP WITH CAMPUS MOVIEFEST; JUDGES PANEL TO INCLUDE NEW MEDIA LUMINARIES Washington, DC – October 2, 2008 – Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, is a new sponsor of the 2008 Sparky Awards, a contest that recognizes the best new short videos on the value of sharing information. The competition promotes discussion of free and open access to information by inviting students to consider the issues and creatively express their views. The 2008 contest theme is “MindMashup: The Value of Information Sharing.” As a sponsor, Campus MovieFest (CMF) will draw the attention of tens of thousands of student filmmakers to the Sparky Awards. The winner of the 2008 Sparky Awards will be screened at the CMF Southern Grand Finale in Spring 2009. SPARC has also announced that 2008 contest judges will include noted media experts: Michael Wesch, the anthropologist whose innovative video explaining Web 2.0 has been viewed more than seven million times on YouTube; Media scholar and filmmaker Kembrew McLeod, whose book and documentary film entitled Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property have received broad critical acclaim; and University of Pennsylvania cinema studies professor Peter Decherney, author of Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American and leader of the 2006 petition for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for media professors to use clips in teaching. The 2008 Sparky judges panel also includes: Nicole Allen, director of The Student PIRGs’ “Make Textbooks Affordable” campaign Barbara DeFelice, Digital Resources Program Director, Dartmouth College, representing ACRL Rick Johnson, SPARC’s founding Executive Director and senior advisor Rich Jones, leader of the Students for Free Culture Boston Chapter Jennifer McLennan, Director of Communications at SPARC Jessica Reynoso of Campus MovieFest Crit Stuart, Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning at ARL Anu Vedantham, Director of the Weigle Information Commons at Penn Libraries Originated in 2007 by SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the annual Sparky Awards are co-sponsored by several national student and library organizations, including the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Campus MovieFest, Penn Libraries at University of Pennsylvania, Students for Free Culture, and The Student PIRGs. Well-suited for adoption as a college or high school class assignment, the Sparky Awards invite contestants to submit videos of two minutes or less that imaginatively portray the benefits of the open, legal exchange of information. The Winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 along with a Sparky Award statuette. Two Runners Up will each receive $500 plus a personalized award certificate. Submissions must be received by November 30, 2008. For more information or to enter the Sparky Awards, visit the contest Web site at

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Call for Entries: MindMashup — The Value of Information Sharing

Thu, 07/24/2008 - 5:39am

safetypin.pngWin a SPARKY Award and $1000. Now accepting entries. STUDENTS: Tell the world the way it should be. Is open sharing of ideas and information important to you? Form a team or go it alone and make a video to demonstrate the value of information sharing as you see it. EDUCATORS: A great assignment for your fall courses. Teacher’s guide coming soon. Learn more at

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David Cronenberg on Andy Warhol

Wed, 07/23/2008 - 3:12am

at UbuWeb “A guided tour of the “Andy Warhol / Supernova: Stars Death and Disasters, 1962-1964″ exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, conceived and narrated by renowned filmmaker David Cronenberg. Cronenberg says,
“Andy was making underground films when I was making underground films. And I was more inspired by him than by Hollywood. He created himself: He was an outsider, a Slovakian, Catholic, gay, an artist, poor; an outsider in his own family, a triple outsider like Kafka, with his nose pressed against the New York window. And, he became the ultimate insider, the center of his own world, and drew people to him. He became a huge example of the invention of an identity.”

Commentary by David Cronenberg, Mary-Lou Green, Dennis Hopper, David Moos, James Rosenquist and Amy Taubin.”

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Fritz Lang’s Lost Metropolis – Rediscovered!

Mon, 07/21/2008 - 6:32am

Thought long lost since 1927 — a full eighty years ago — an almost completely intact 16mm print of the original full-length premiere version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis has surfaced in the archives of the Museum of Cinema in Buenos Aires.

Read more about here at

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Voyage Into the Unknown: an interactive documentary

Fri, 05/30/2008 - 8:15am

Announcing the launch of the interactive documentary by Roderick Coover: Voyage Into the Unknown.


Blending fiction and fact in a fantastic scrolling landscape, VOYAGE INTO THE UNKNOWN is a multimedia account of John Wesley Powell’s famous journey down the Colorado River beginning May 25 1869. You will discover a landscape dotted with observations, competing diary notes, and side routes – some of which may be deadly… You will travel across writing modes as well as spaces. Knowledge comes in integrating many such modes. Here, first comes the adventure, then comes its representation. Much later, comes critical examination, and, perhaps, as a whole, re-invention…

This work is free and on-line. For more, visit

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the foundry of futures

Mon, 05/19/2008 - 6:48am

Written, Directed and Produced by Evan Weinstein

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Watch the Titles

Sat, 05/17/2008 - 12:51pm

Forget the Film, Watch the Titles from the SubmarineChannel.

On SubmarineChannel, we love a good main title. That’s why we started this online collection in 1997 of the most stunning and original film title sequences. Some are engaging and wildly entertaining, some are funny, exhilarating or simply deadly beautiful. Some are oozing with visual treats, while others hit you hard with their bold and audacious style.

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May 10th 2008 is Pangea Day

Wed, 05/07/2008 - 3:50am

Pangea Day channel in YouTube “In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that – to help people see themselves in others – through the power of film.” “On May 10, 2008, live events in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked to produce a program of powerful films, live music and visionary speakers. The program will be broadcast live to millions of people worldwide through the internet, television, and mobile phones.”

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New Library Acquisitions Include Harrison’s Reports and Records for 800+ Scripts

Mon, 04/21/2008 - 10:24am

Check out the list of new film studies books and dvds acquired at Temple Libraries in March. Some highlights: The Paley reference collection is now home to Harrison’s Reports and Film Reviews. This 15 volume set reprints the film reviews and some editorials originally published by P.S. Harrison in Harrison’s reports, 1919-1962, with some corrections. Harrison’s reports was a weekly sent out to independent exhibitors. The reviews and editorials were directed toward independent theater owners to assist them with booking. Articles in Harrison’s take positions on a variety of the concerns of cinema distributors and exhibitors ranging from topics such as censorship to the advent of 3D. A large number of scripts now appear in the library catalog now that we’ve uploaded records for the scripts that are available in the full text online database American Film Scripts Online. There are currently 823 scripts in the database, ranging from 1903 to 2006.

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