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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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USA

Language:

English

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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 »

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Features Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Citizen Kane: Snow Picture
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Composed by Bernard Herrmann
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A century of movies in eight minutes
5 July 2001 | by henksterSee all my reviews

This Turner Classic Movies production of a century of (mostly) American film (up to Schindler's List) is fast-paced. It begins in chronological order, but then skips during the middle, but returns to chronological order at the end. There are notable omissions (No Citizen Kane, the movie named by the American Film Institute as the Best Movie of the last 100 year; The African Queen, the only film with the Best Actor and Actress of the last century according to the AFI voters - Bogart and Hepburn; or Some Like It Hot, the AFI's pick for funniest movie.) Also no mention of live action or animated shorts (the only animation is of Jerry the mouse dancing with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh; in fact, no Disney film is not even seen.) But it keeps you riveted to see what movie clip will be shown next and you can play along at home.


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