Monday, 19th August 2019

A Little Film History Firsts

Posted on 05. Jan, 2016 by in Movies, Rediscover

A Little Film History Firsts

 In a little over a century, film has evolved from a technological novelty into one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment. Here are some of film history’s most important milestones (with a focus on the history of Hollywood), from the first sound film to the first flushing toilet shown on screen. 1. First […]

Weimar Cinema: From Darkness Into The Light

Posted on 02. Dec, 2015 by in Movies, Opinions

Weimar Cinema: From Darkness Into The Light

Along with New German Cinema, the cinema of the Weimar Republic has had an enormous influence on international perceptions of German film. This first German democratic state, which at the end of the First World War succeeded the imperial regime of Kaiser Wilhelm II, enabled film to emerge as a socially significant art form both […]

Sylvester Stallone and ‘The Godfather: Part III’

Posted on 14. Mar, 2015 by in Movies

Sylvester Stallone and ‘The Godfather: Part III’

To hear Sylvester Stallone tell it, failing to get a job as an extra in 1972’s The Godfather may have been the best thing to ever happen to him. When casting directors passed him up for even a bit part—“Not even in the wedding scene,” he told the Herald-Journal in 1997—his “world came crashing down” […]

Gone With The Wind: 20 Facts You Knew

Posted on 26. Dec, 2014 by in Movies

Gone With The Wind: 20 Facts You Knew

1 – Producer David Selznick still hadn’t decided, between the many leading actresses at his disposal, who would be best to play Scarlett. But he only needed a stand-in to start filming, since the tremendous “Burning of Atlanta” scene was one of the first. As the fire blazed in the background, actress Vivien Leigh joined […]

“Everything is dead but the motor still turns”

Posted on 27. Sep, 2014 by in Movies

“Everything is dead but the motor still turns”

It was with some trepidation that I watched Catalonian director Albert Serra’s Historia de la meva mort (The Story of My Death) at this year’s Viennale. After quickly gaining notoriety as an enfant terrible of the festival circuit in the wake of his first two films – Honor de cavalleria (2006) and El cant des […]

Scenes You’ve Seen: In Stock footage

Posted on 27. Sep, 2014 by in Movies, Rediscover

Scenes You’ve Seen: In Stock footage

Scenes you’ve seen … or have you? Using Dissolve stock footage – and the magic of editing – we’ve created this impressionistic homage to some classic movies. Can you name all 14 films? See and license the clips used at http://www.dissolve.com/scenes. But first, let’s get educated. Quick definition. What is stock footage? Stock footage, and similarly, […]

The Distance of the Moon: Short Film

Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by in Movies, Rediscover

The Distance of the Moon: Short Film

Beloved Italian writer Italo Calvino (1923-1985) — who originated these 14 timeless definitions of what makes a classic — would’ve celebrated his 89th birthday today. To mark the occasion, here is an exquisite animated short film by Israeli children’s book author, and illustrator Shulamit Serafy, based on Calvino’s short story The Distance of the Moon. [vsw id=”EZ9cEZhiGPw” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] The story […]

Among the Philistines: From the Trilogy to Comrades

Posted on 27. Aug, 2012 by in Movies, Rediscover

Among the Philistines: From the Trilogy to Comrades

Until recently, the only way viewers in the U.K. could see Bill Douglas’s 1987 film, Comrades, was by stumbling across it during one of Film4’s rare, late-night broadcasts. American moviegoers were even less lucky, since the film was never released here. Thankfully, in 2009 the British Film Institute (BFI) released it on DVD, marking the first […]

I Am Science: Short Film

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by in Movies

I Am Science: Short Film

By: Maria Popova The road to science is paved with failed intentions. To celebrate their second birthday, my friends at The Story Collider, the finest science storytelling show around, teamed up with American Museum of Natural History media writer and producer Mindy Weisberger to bring to life the recent#IAmScience meme — real-life stories about the unconventional, unexpected ways in which […]

The Films of Jim Jarmusch

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by in Movies

The Films of Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch is a filmmaker interested in what goes on in the margins of life. He is not concerned about the “whats” or the “whys” of people’s actions like most filmmakers, but rather in how they got there. “I realized a couple of years ago that I get lost sometimes watching films because my mind […]

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