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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

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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 42nd Street (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

City Lights
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Composed by Charles Chaplin
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27 November 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

100 Years at the Movies (1994)

**** (out of 4)

In 1994 we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of movies so this short was produced to show off some of the greatest films and stars in the history of cinema. Trying to lock down one hundred years in just nine-minutes wouldn't be the easiest task but director Chuck Workman did a fantastic job. Some of the films that got singled out were THE BIRTH OF A NATION, GREED, THE JAZZ SINGER, GONE WITH THE WIND, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, ON THE WATERFRONT, ROCKY, THE GODFATHER and RAGING BULL. Just about every famous or legendary face is on display at least once throughout the running time, although there's no question that a lot more detail (and clips) are given to the MGM catalog. If you're a film lover then you'll certainly enjoy this short just as a great way to be reminded of the famous films and faces.


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