- A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a theater or on television; a motion picture
- M.O.V.I.E. is a video game written by Dusko Dimitrijevic for the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC and was published by Imagine Software in 1986.
- A movie theater
- Motion pictures generally or the motion-picture industry
- A film, also called a movie or motion picture, is a story conveyed with moving images. It is produced by recording photographic images with cameras, or by creating images using animation techniques or visual effects. The process of filmmaking has developed into an art form and industry.
- a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
- A system of weights used mainly for precious metals and gems, with a pound of 12 ounces or 5,760 grains
- an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
- a system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains
- TROY is the fourteenth studio album by rapper Pastor Troy. It was released on November 18, 2008 through Madd Society Records.
- the actors in a play
- project: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
- Throw (something) so as to cause it to spread over an area
- Throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction
- Direct (one's eyes or a look) at something
- deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
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Helen of Troy
One of the most epic adventure stories of all time comes powerfully to life in this original four-hour epic-series. Filmed in exotic locales with an international cast and featuring state-of-the-art special effects, Helen of Troy depicts one of the greatest battles ever fought to win the love of the world's most beautiful woman. Though married to Menelaus, King of Sparta, Helen (Sienna Guillory) falls madly in love with Paris (Matthew Marsden) a handsome Trojan prince. Together, the lovers flee to Troy, where they are given safe haven by Paris' father, King Priam (John Rhys-Davies). Bent on bringing Helen back, the king's ruthless brother Agememnon (Rufus Sewell) leads the skilled Spartan army to the shores of the fabled city. There the Greeks lay siege to Troy, thus beginning one of history's most legendary wars which would ultimately decide the destinies of two empires.
Italian postcard by SAG, Trieste, Serie 27/1. Sent by mail in 1975.
Italian starlet Scilla Gabel (1938) often played the damsel in distress in peplums, the Italian sand and sandal epics of the late 1950’s and 1960’s. With her perfect body and face, she was a look-a-like for Sophia Loren. Between 1954 and 1982, the blue-eyed redhead appeared in 50 European and Hollywood films.
Scilla Gabel was born as Gianfranca Gabellini in Rimini, Italy in 1938. She studied acting at the Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica in Rome. In 1954 she made her film debut in the drama Tua per la vita/For Your Life (1954, Sergio Grieco) starring Gaby Andre. The press compared her to Sophia Loren, and she even worked as La Loren’s double on Boy on a Dolphin (1957, Jean Negulesco). Gabel had two cosmetic operations that left her face distinctly distinctive from her famous look-a-like. Her breakthrough came with the Italian TV-film Capitan Fracassa/Captain Fracasse (1958, Anton Giulio Majano) with Lea Massari. She had a supporting part in Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1958, John Guillermin), featuring muscleman Gordon Scott in his fourth screen appearance as Edgar Rice Burrough's lord of the jungle. The cast also included Anthony Quayle and Sean Connery. Hal Erickson at AllMovie: “While perhaps not as great as the title proclaims, Tarzan's Greatest Adventure is one of the most consistently exciting entries in the Tarzan series, and worth a second glance today due to its top-drawer supporting cast.” She next appeared as a princess opposite another muscleman, Steve Reeves, in the spectacle Agi Murad, il diavolo bianco/The White Warrior (1959, Riccardo Freda), an adaptation of Tolstoy's 19th-century-set novel, a courageous mountain warrior leads his band in a battle against the Czar. In the French-Italian gothic horror Il mulino delle donne di pietra/Mill of the Stone Women (1960, Giorgio Ferroni), she played the beautiful daughter of a mad professor, who suffers from a rare blood disease and is not allowed to leave her house. The international cast included Pierre Brice, Dany Carrel and Herbert A.E. Bohme.
During the early 1960’s, Scilla Gabel starred in many peplums, the popular Italian sand and sandal spectacles. She played a princess opposite bodybuilder Mark Forrest in the peplum Maciste, il gladiatore piu forte del mondo/Colossus of the Arena (1960, Michele Lupo). Then she starred opposite Roger Moore in Il ratto delle Sabine/The Rape of the Sabine women (1961, Richard Pottier). One of Gabel’s best known films is the biblical epic Sodom and Gomorrah (1962, Robert Aldrich), starring Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli and Anouk Aimee. Mike Cummings at AllMovie: “The sets, costumes, and action scenes are more Hollywood than history--a veritable glitzkrieg of images--and modern viewers may balk at the chintzy special effects (…). The quality of the acting ranges from masterly to moronic.” She then played another damsel in distress in the peplum La Vendetta di Spartacus/The Revenge of Spartacus (1962, Michele Lupo) featuring ‘beefsteak’Roger Browne. Hal Erickson about the director: “he of the ‘Shout “action”, close your eyes and hope for the best’ school of filmmaking. If you don't like the action highlights, you'll get a thrill out of watching the actors flap their mouths in a Babel of foreign languages while the English soundtrack tries to keep pace.” She had a supporting role in the psychedelic spy spoof Modesty Blaise (1966, Joseph Losey) featuring Monica Vitti. Production designers Richard Macdonald and Jack Shampan and costume designers Beatrice Dawson and Douglas Hayward created a masterpiece of 1960s ‘mod,’ but the screenplay was a muddle. Her career dwindled off after that. One of her last great roles was Helen of Troy in the miniseries L'Odissea/The Odyssey (1968, Franco Rossi, Piero Schivazappa, Mario Bava) starring Bekim Fehmiu and Irene Papas. During the 1970’s, Gabel only played in a handful of feature films. On TV she appeared in the miniseries Dov'e Anna?/Where is Anna? (1976, Piero Schivazappa). After another TV Mini-Series Festa di Capodanno/ New Year's Eve (1988, Piero Schivazappa), she retired. In the 1950?s, she had had a brief affair with singer Fred Buscaglione, but since 1968 Scilla Gabel is married to Piero Schivazappa, the director of her final TV-productions. They have one son, Emiliano (1974).
Source: Hal Erickson (AllMovie), Mike Cummings (AllMovie), Wikipedia (Italian, German and English) and IMDb.
German postcard by Kunst und Bild, Berlin, nr. T 650. Photo: Warner Bros. Publicity still for Helen of Troy (1956, Robert Wise).
Lithuanian-born French actor Jacques (sometimes: Jack) Sernas (1925) had an international film career of more than sixty years. First the handsome blonde appeared as the hero of peplum spectacles and adventure films and later he worked as a character actor. Sernas is perhaps best-known as Paris in the Hollywood epic Helen of Troy (1956).
Jacques Sernas, was born as Jurgis Sernas in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1925. Sernas was the son of the Baltic minister of justice, Jokubas Sernas, a signatory of the Act of Independence of Lithuania in 1918. He died six years later when Jacques was a year old. His Russian mother took him to Paris where he received his formal education. Still at school, he joined the French Resistance and was captured. For more than a year he was interned at concentration camp Buchenwald, where he had to do hard labour. After the war Sernas started a medicine study, but broke this off this rapidly. To be able to keep his mother and himself financially above the water, he did all kind of odd jobs such as night watchman, waiter in the Cafe de la Paix, and skiing instructor in Chamonix. He also tried briefly as a journalist - he was a correspondent for the journal Combat at the Nuremberg processes – but he also gave up this career. In 1947 he appeared for the first times before the camera in the Italian film drama Gioventu perduta/Lost Youth (1947, Pietro Germi) with Carla del Poggio and Massimo Girotti and the French film noir Miroir/Mirror (1947, Raymond Lavy) with Jean Gabin and Martine Carol. Thus started a career lasting more than 60 years. He was noted for his eye-catching good looks, and soon appeared in many jeune premier roles. Sernas cut a fine figure in European spectacles as Il falco rosso/The Red Falcon (1949, Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia), The Mill on the Po/ Il mulino del Po (1949, Alberto Lattuada) with Carla del Poggio, Il lupo della Sila/ Lure of the Sila (1949, Duilio Coletti) with Silvana Mangano, Barbe-Bleue/Bluebeard (1951, Christian Jacque) with Cecile Aubry, and Camicie rosse/Anita Garibaldi (1952, Goffredo Alessandrini) starring Anna Magnani. He hit major international attention after being cast as Paris opposite sex sirens Rosanna Podesta and Brigitte Bardot in the historical epic Helen of Troy (1956, Robert Wise). Hollywood took brief notice but nothing much came of it. In his few American films and TV series he appeared under the name Jack Sernas.
After two years in Hollywood, Jacques Sernas returned to Europe and settled in Rome. Since then he was mainly seen in Italian productions. He was relegated for the most part to supporting characters, but he made one lasting impression as a fading matinee idol in Fellini's masterpiece La Dolce Vita (1960, Federico Fellini). Other interesting films were Un amore a Roma/Love in Rome (1960, Dino Risi), and the war satire Il giorno piu corto/The Shortest Day (1963, Sergio Corbucci). Sernas appeared in international productions as 55 Days at Peking (1963, Nicholas Ray) with Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner, In 1966 he wrote his so far single screenplay, Zarabanda Bing Bing/Balearic Caper (1966, Jose Maria Forque) a satire on the James Bond films, in which Sernas also played the leading part. Later films included the shocking Curzio Malaparte adaptation La Pelle/The Skin (1981, Liliana Cavani) starring Marcello Mastroianni, and L'africana/The African Woman (1990, Margaretha von Trotta) with Stefania Sandrelli. About the private life of Jacques Sernas is little known. In June, 1955 he married the Rumanian journalist Maria Stella Signorini. The following year he became father of a daughter. Unknown is if he was married more time, or if he had more children. His most recent appearances have been as a Cardinal in a TV film biopic Papa Giovanni - Ioannes XXIII/ Pope John XXIII (2002, Giorgio Capitani) with Edward Asner, and in the TV mini-series Papa Luciani: Il sorriso di Dio (2006, Giorgio Capitani) with Franco Interlenghi.
Sources: Gary Brumburgh (IMDb), Wikipedia (French), and IMDb.
troy the movie cast
In an earlier time, East Coast Spring Break pleasure seekers overran Fort Lauderdale. And for Easter Week West, busloads of teens would converge on California's desert playground for a wild Palm Spring Weekend. Troy Donahue headlines this romp as Jim Munroe, captain of the West's #1 college basketball team, in town with his buddies for a fast-break frolic of fun, sun and romance. Jim meets true love Bunny (Stefanie Powers) at a record store. Gail (Connie Stevens) falls for the wrong guy (Robert Conrad) but emerges with reputation unsullied thanks to Stretch (Ty Hardin). Team nerd Biff (Jerry Van Dyke) finds he doesn't need the "romance machine" he invented when the real thing (Zeme North) comes along. And Coach Campbell (Jack Weston) puts on a full-court press to win Naomi (Carole Cook). Join in on this zingy spring fling!