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Calendar, Night&Day Quiet on the Set

Quiet on the Set

Among the legions of innovative directors of the silent era, D.W. Griffith (The Birth of a Nation), Cecil B. DeMille (The Ten Commandments), and Abel Gance (Napoleon) reign supreme as masters of the epic. Their crazily ambitious movies were big-screen…
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Calendar, Night&Day Thank God for God

Thank God for God

Erich Von Stroheim and Cecil B. DeMille may not have believed they had a divine right to make movies, but on the set they were assuredly God. Pastor Richard Gazowsky of Voice of Pentecost Church is content to take his…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of June 12:

Blood & Chocolate (Sony) Breach (Universal) The Cecil B. DeMille Classics Collection (Passport) Deadwood: The Complete Third Season (HBO) 52 Pick-Up (MGM) Ghost Rider (Sony) The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries: Season Two (Universal) Hellboy: Blood & Iron (Anchor Bay)…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Your Show of Shows

Your Show of Shows

Boston Legal: Season One (Fox) David E. Kelley's latest legal drama is nothing more than a TV show about TV shows; hence the casting of Captain Kirk and Murphy Brown, with guest shots by Diane Chambers, Golden Girl Rose Nylund,…
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Film, Zoom Lens Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens

The Japanese silent cinema was never silent. You can hear the speaking proof of this fact at the Pacific Film Archive this month: Sawato Midori, Japan's sole remaining active benshi, or silent-film narrator, accompanies a wide program at the Berkeley…
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Film,

The Greatest Story Never Told

The Prince of Egypt Directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, and Simon Wells. With the voices of Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Martin, Helen Mirren, Michelle Pfeiffer, Martin Short, and Patrick Stewart. Opens Friday,…
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Film,

Second Time Around

The National Film Registry Tour The Library of Congress National Film Registry Tour, which arrives at the Castro Wednesday evening for a nine-day run, is based on the holdings thus far in the library's much-publicized 25-films-a-year archiving. Things get under…
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