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1984 meets Alien in this stop-motion masterpiece.
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One of the Internet's top sources of information on silent era films, people and theaters. Includes news, top 100 list, home video reviews, book reviews, and more.
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In early 1920, posters began appearing all over Berlin with a hypnotic spiral and the mysterious command Du musst Caligari werden -- 'You must become Caligari.' The posters were part of an innovative advertising campaign for an upcoming movie by...
Terry Teachout says that before the VHS videocassette recorder hardly anyone could get to know a great film in anything but a superficial way.
In these excerpts from Gary Leva’s 2008 documentary The Sound of Hitchcock, some of Hollywood’s top sound designers and filmmakers explain how Hitchcock used sound to create atmosphere and build suspense in classic films like Rear Window, Psycho and The Birds.
For his final project the freelance illustrator, animator and designer made a brilliant short film about the bloody work of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, complete with hand-built sets, bags of powder stuffed into gutted fish, scuba divers and a jacuzzi. I know. I have no idea how he did it either.
Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections is an online database that provides public access to digitized materials from the collections of the Margaret Herrick Library. Currently, the database contains more than 4700 items, including correspondence, photographs, early release fliers, full issues of rare periodicals, sheet music, lobby cards and movie star ephemera. The database also includes complete copies of more than 450 Academy publications, dating back to the founding of the organization in 1927.
Composer Neil Brand explores how the soundtrack affects our emotions in films like Psycho, The Godfather and Paranormal Activity
Salvation Army, author Abdellah Taia's autobiographical novel-to-film about growing up poor and gay in Morocco, is receiving rave reviews from critics at the Venice Film Festival. Taia, of course, created a sensation in Morocco back in 2006, when he was the first famous Moroccan to come out of the closet. We've included a clip of Salvation Army above; it's believed to be the first Arab-made movie with a gay protagonist.
Film buffs and scholars have a new cache at their fingertips. The Media History Digital Library has made hundreds of thousands of pages of film and broadcasting history available in a searchable digital archive they’ve called Lantern, an open access, interactive library.
Any binge TV-watcher knows the rules (and the advantages) of marathon viewing--top of list, skip the opening credits, at least once you’ve seen them the first time. But occasionally an opening sequence is engaging enough that fast-forward is not engaged, or at least not with every episode.
I can’t offer much in the crowded field of Disney gender criticism. But I do want to update my running serious on the company’s animated gender dimorphism. The latest installment is Frozen.
Just when I was wondering what the body dimensions of the supposedly-human characters were, the script conveniently supplied the dimorphism money-shot: hand-in-hand romantic leads, with perfect composition for both eye-size and hand-size comparisons:
Violence in movies is often coupled with sex, alcohol and use of tobacco, according to a study out Monday.
This week the New York Film Academy blog released a study on gender inequality in the film industry, presenting some truly dire statistics about women both in front of and behind the camera.
JISC Digital Media have put together a sries of free online tutorials for searching online for good quality resources in the field of Audio, Video and Moving Image and Still Images. Following these tutorials will give you a good grounding for your research and allow you to make informed choices about the quality of your sources, copyright and referencing.
A spate of shows tease fans with hints of queer pairings—then leave them hanging.
The internet has changed film criticism, bringing levels of scrutiny and competition that raise the game for everyone, writes Mark Kermode
The director of a new seven-hour documentary about the horror film “Friday the 13th” talks about the franchise’s history and popularity.
Noah is a 17 minute long short film created by Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg for the Toronto International Film Festival. Filmed exclusively from the point of view of a teenage boy online, we follow him as his real social life crumbles as a result of reading too much into social media. One of the most extraordinary things about the film is how Noah simultaneously texts on his iPhone, chats on Facebook, Skypes his girlfriend andwatches YouPorn. This is the dark truth of multitasking in the modern age, and it completely gives me the creeps. Anyone who uses the internet, so everyone, must watch this film.
...the San Francisco tale of the troubled Scottie Ferguson and elusive Madeleine Elster: 1925′s The Pleasure Garden, viewable free in full at the top of this post. This silent adaptation of an Oliver Sandys novel, a British production meant to showcase American star Virginia Valli, plunges into the romantically turbulent milieu of London chorus girls.
Chew on this … the Nigerian film industry, aka "Nollywood," overtook Hollywood in 2009 in terms of the number of films produced, and it is outdone only by Bollywood.
Watch the whole thing and feel your fingers itch toward the PVA glue and stashed Christmas cards. Follow Gilliam’s lead, though maybe don’t reach for those family albums as recommended. Not sure how well that one would go down.