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How One Company Is Bringing Old Video Games Back From The Dead

How One Company Is Bringing Old Video Games Back From The Dead | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Night Dive Studios got started on a whim. But in less than three years, it's given dozens of games a second life.
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Akira Kurosawa Painted the Storyboards For Scenes in His Epic Films: Compare Canvas to Celluloid

Akira Kurosawa Painted the Storyboards For Scenes in His Epic Films: Compare Canvas to Celluloid | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Appreciators of the finest works in cinema history often liken their images to paintings. In the case of Akira Kurosawa, maker of quite a few entries on that grand list of the finest works in cinema history, that makes professional sense: he began as a painter, only later turning filmmaker.
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Inside The Persistent Boys Club Of Animation

Inside The Persistent Boys Club Of Animation | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Women who have worked in animation for anywhere from a few years to six decades talked to BuzzFeed News about how things have gotten better — and how they haven’t.de
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Are horror films inherently sexist?

Are horror films inherently sexist? | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
The genre turns women into victims and can offer a judgemental depiction of sexuality. But several film-makers say there are ways to have feminism and frights, reports Nada Tawfik.
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Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris Shot by Shot: A 22-Minute Breakdown of the Director’s Filmmaking

Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris Shot by Shot: A 22-Minute Breakdown of the Director’s Filmmaking | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Bresson's genre? He doesn't have one. Bresson is Bresson,” wrote master filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky in his seminal book Sculpting in Time. “The very concept of genre is as cold as the tomb.”

Nonetheless, Tarkovsky made two of the most praised, best-regarded science fiction films in cinema.
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Why don’t our brains explode at movie cuts?

Why don’t our brains explode at movie cuts? | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Throughout evolutionary history, we never saw anything like a montage. So why do we hardly notice the cuts in movies?
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Failed film deal leads to allegations of fraud, money laundering

Failed film deal leads to allegations of fraud, money laundering | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Jeff Elliott dreamed of telling the story of his son's triumph over a life-threatening brain tumor on the silver screen. And in Christopher Eberts, an independent producer who had made films with Bruce Willis , John Travolta and Nicolas Cage , he believed he had found the person who could make it happen.
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Setting a New Standard for Females in FIlm

Setting a New Standard for Females in FIlm | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
 
Though her poise and elegance will forever prevail, gone are the old days of “America’s Sweetheart” for Reese Witherspoon. Instead, what has caught America’s eye is both her latest work on the screen and her off screen dete...
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What Makes a Film Successful in 2014?

What Makes a Film Successful in 2014? | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Domestic box office earnings are no longer a reliable metric.
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Geena Davis to Filmmakers: “Add More Female Characters”

Geena Davis to Filmmakers: “Add More Female Characters” | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it

Last week, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (GDIGM) hosted their2nd Global Symposium in Los Angeles to share the findings of a new study examining how women are portrayed in films—and how often they get cast at all.

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Werner Herzog’s No-Bullshit Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs

Werner Herzog’s No-Bullshit Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers and Creative Entrepreneurs | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Why all creative work is the product of "a furious inner excitement" and how to cultivate the best possible "climate of excitement of the mi
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Watch the Films of the Lumière Brothers & the Birth of Cinema (1895)

Watch the Films of the Lumière Brothers & the Birth of Cinema (1895) | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
When Auguste and Louis Lumière unveiled their invention, the Cinématographe, at the Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris on December 28, 1895, the art form of film was born.
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The Essence of Hayao Miyazaki Films: A Short Documentary About the Humanity at the Heart of His Animation

The Essence of Hayao Miyazaki Films: A Short Documentary About the Humanity at the Heart of His Animation | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki detests being referred to as the Japanese Walt Disney. The great animator and storyteller admires the gorgeous animation of classic Disney films, but finds them lacking in emotional complexity, the element he prizes above all else.
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Where Wim Wenders Went Wrong - The New Yorker

Where Wim Wenders Went Wrong - The New Yorker | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Wenders’s career is marked by a break that occurred between 1975 and 1977, between the films “Kings of the Road” and “The American Friend.”
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No Money in Movies

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In our flat content world, what becomes of classic filmmakers who haven’t died yet? And will anyone replace them?

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The Early Color Films Left Out of the History of Cinema

The Early Color Films Left Out of the History of Cinema | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Dorothy stepping into a Technicolor Oz in 1938 is so iconic that the decades of color film history before it are almost forgotten.
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How Director Akira Kurosawa Mastered the Art of Movement in Movies

How Director Akira Kurosawa Mastered the Art of Movement in Movies | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
Back in January, Tony Zhou shared a sharp little video essay on Akira Kurosawa’s geometric style, a video that was technically culled from a much larger, more expansive piece on the director that Zhou was still fine-tuning. That piece is now finished, and it’s a bracing analysis that applies Zhou’s...
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Scandinavian Cinema Energized by Newcomers

Scandinavian Cinema Energized by Newcomers | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
GOTEBORG, Sweden-- While the Nordics may not boast Europe’s biggest film industries, its five countries – Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway – have experienced no shortage of critically-a...
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Gone with the Wind: Is it America’s strangest film?

Gone with the Wind: Is it America’s strangest film? | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
It’s the country’s best-loved film, but after 75 years, has Gone with the Wind stood the test of time? Nicholas Barber watches it again and is perplexed.
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Silent films and their soaring music are rediscovered

Silent films and their soaring music are rediscovered | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
If you were part of the sold-out crowd at Walt Disney Concert Hall a week ago watching a screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer's extraordinary 1928 "The Passion of Joan of Arc," calling it a silent film would have made no sense at all.
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Silent Films : Free Movies : Download & Streaming

Silent Films : Free Movies : Download & Streaming | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it

A collection of feature or short silent films uploaded by archive users.

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The slow rise of black cinema

The slow rise of black cinema | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
A new book charts not only the increasing presence and importance of African Americans in film, but also how they have been portrayed on posters, writes Sarfraz Manzoor
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Tracing a Lineage of Tech-Minded Women Artists

Tracing a Lineage of Tech-Minded Women Artists | Cinema and New Media | Scoop.it
It's hard now to go more than a couple months without stumbling across another exhibition showing "artists [who] question the boundary between art and technology." It's enough to make you never giv...
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