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100 Years at the Movies (1994)

Commemorates the centennial of American movies with a montage of clips and music scores from the most important movies of the century.

Director:

Chuck Workman
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Credited cast:
Woody Allen ... Himself (archive footage)
Julie Andrews ... Herself (archive footage)
Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)
Dan Aykroyd ... Himself (archive footage)
Lauren Bacall ... Herself (archive footage)
Warren Beatty ... Himself (archive footage)
Wallace Beery ... Himself (archive footage)
Ingrid Bergman ... Herself (archive footage)
Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)
Ward Bond ... Himself (archive footage)
Clara Bow ... Herself (archive footage)
Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage)
Nicolas Cage ... Himself (archive footage)
James Cagney Jr. James Cagney Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Eddie Cantor ... Himself (archive footage)
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The first commercially available movie in the United States aired on Broadway in New York City on April 14, 1894. The footage shown there was viewed through a narrow slot in a former shoe store. This short film celebrates the first 100 years of American movies from that time. With certain themes often tying them together, clips from landmark American movies are shown in somewhat chronological order, the clips played over an orchestral score, which is often itself based on landmark movie scores. Seventeen movies are specially mentioned, these seventeen perhaps not the best or most influential movies, but rather ones that provide insight to movies from that era. Written by Huggo

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

100 лет кино See more »

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Mono
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Chuck Workman also directed the similar short Precious Images (1986). See more »

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Turner Entertainment gratefully acknowledges the distributors, production organizations, labor organizations, and the many individuals whose talent and gracious assistance made this 100th Anniversary celebration possible. See more »

Connections

Features The Letter (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Citizen Kane: Snow Picture
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Composed by Bernard Herrmann
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11 February 2006 | by gayspiritwarriorSee all my reviews

No great theories to spin here, or trends to notice, or criticisms to unload. Quite simply, this is the most carefully chosen, best-edited, most entertaining montage/tribute to the cinema ever put together. Covering, as it says, the whole first century of the cinema, it consists entirely of clips from a cavalcade of box-office favorites and historically-significant films, edited in roughly chronological order, accompanied by equally-well chosen scores. Some excerpts are as short as two or three seconds, sometimes just a word or a gesture from a film, sometimes a famous line, sometimes a look on a beloved movie star's face, but always one of those indelible moments, those "pieces of time," as Jimmy Stewart called them, that are the shared heritage of everyone who loves movies.


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