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Mädchen In Uniform (1931) - (Movie Clip) Why Are You Shaking? The new student at the German girls boarding school, (Herta Thiele as Manuela, orphaned daughter of Prussian aristocrats), meets the popular but intimidating Fräulein von Bernburg (Dorothea Wieck), in director Leontine Sagan's international sensation, Mädchen In Uniform, 1931.
The Watermelon Woman (1996) — (Movie Clip) I’m A Film-maker Working up to the presenting the title, Cheryl Dunye plays a character named-for and modeled-on herself, addressing her own camera, and introducing the (fictional!) subject of her documentary, in the first feature from the acclaimed experimental writer-director and academic, The Watermelon Woman, 1996.
The Watermelon Woman (1996) — (Movie Clip) Cut The Attitude First events, her video crew shooting a suburban Philadelphia wedding, the writer-director Cheryl Dunye playing kind-of herself, and Valarie Walker her colleague Tamara, in the documentary-styled narrative feature, the award-winning and widely praised The Watermelon Woman, 1996.
Blackmail (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Flying Squad Part of the prologue, from the shot-silent portion of the film, with sound effects added, many tricks from the director, John Longden the young cop and leading man introduced, from what is generally seen as the first British talkie, Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail, 1929.
Blackmail (1929) -- (Movie Clip) Got A Real Criminal To Direct The director very much at play here, his cameo on the London underground, then protagonists Alice (Anny Ondra, voice by Joan Barry) and boyfriend policeman Frank (John Longden) feuding at tea, with witty insights about the pictures, in Alfred Hitchcok's first partial-talkie, Blackmail, 1929.
Blackmail (1929) -- (Movie Clip) I'd Better Go Polish-born Anny Ondra here as straying "Alice," is lip-synching to the off-camera voice of Joan Barry, Alfred Hitchcock directing his first talkie, quite deliberate with the shadow on the face of "the artist" Cyril Ritchard, who goes a bit too far for her, in Blackmail, 1929.
Ring, The (1927) -- (Movie Clip) One Round Jack Opening sequences, brilliance from Alfred Hitchcock guiding his then-novice cameraman Jack Cox, some repugnant carnival events, and the introduction of the three principals, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, and Carl Brisson as “One-Round Jack,” from the silent boxing drama The Ring, 1927.
Ring, The (1927) -- (Movie Clip) Jack's Met His Man With crafty shooting by director Alfred Hitchcock, Ian Hunter as Bob, gentleman challenger, agrees to take on boxer “One-Round” Jack (Carl Brisson), the main carnival attraction, who’s clobbered all comers, mainly due to interest in his ticket-taker girlfriend, (Lillian Hall-Davis), early in The Ring, 1927.
Ring, The (1927) -- (Movie Clip) I'll Take My Revenge Sort of in good fun, at the wedding party for his sparring partner Jack (Carl Brisson) and wife (Lillian Hall-Davis), romantic rival and affluent boxer Bob (Ian Hunter) acts jovial, director Alfred Hitchcock playng tensions, Gordon Harker the inebriated trainer, in The Ring, 1927.
Ring, The (1927) -- (Movie Clip) I Thought You Said You'd Fight For Her Alfred Hitchcock with an advanced sequence from his boxing melodrama, challenger Jack (Carl Brisson) boils as his wife Mabel (Lillian Hall-Davis) enjoys a dance party with charming champ Bob (Ian Hunter), in The Ring, 1927.
Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Fake Your Way To The Top We’ve just met Eddie Murphy as James “Thunder” Early, Danny Glover his manager, Jamie Foxx as Curtis who’s just made himself manager of the “Dreamettes” (Beyoncè Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson), who meet with the star’s approval, song by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, in Dreamgirls , 2006.
Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Cadillac Car R&B star Jimmy (Eddie Murphy) and manager Marty (Danny Glover) hear a pitch from Curtis (Jamie Foxx) who manages the backup-singing Dreamettes (Beyoncè Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson), for a song composed by C.C. (Keith Robinson), cueing big narrative progress and a cameo by Dick Clark, in Dreamgirls , 2006.