Archive for the ‘films’ Category

Ghostbusters, 1954

July 16, 2016

“Ghostbusters 1954,” a premake by Ivan Guerrero.

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America

July 3, 2016

“America,” composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, from the 1961 film West Side Story. Rita Moreno (Anita) and George Chakiris (Bernardo) are the principal singers in the movie; their roles were originally created on Broadway by Larry Kert and Chita Rivera in 1957.

“Life is all right in America, if you’re all white in America”

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Artistic Creation

June 11, 2016

Movie magic: An artist’s creations come to life in this 1901 film short. Directed by British illusionist/filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by engineer/filmmaker Robert W. Paul.

h/t: Public Domain Review 

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Iratus aves. O tempora, o mores!

May 24, 2016

Iratus aves. O tempora, o mores!

The movie that scored number 1 at the box office last weekend, with $39 million in ticket sales, was Angry Birds, based on a mobile phone game. Few audience members liked the film, but of course they’d already spent their money. Anger is entertaining, but not for more than a few minutes. Will Trump voters have this kind of buyer’s remorse if he wins the general election?

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Image (“Field Guide to Angry Birds [Iratus aves]”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Oira no yakyu (Our Baseball Match)

May 22, 2016

 

“Oira no yakyu (Our Baseball Match),” early Japanese animation by Yokohama Cinema Shokai, 1931. Teams: Rabbits versus Tanukis (raccoon dogs).

Yasuji Murata (Director & Animator)
Chûzô Aochi (Director)
Benshi narration by Midori Sawato

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Miss Todd

May 21, 2016

Miss Todd,”  an award-winning stop-motion musical animation about E. Lilian Todd, the first woman in the world to build and design an airplane. Directed by Kristina Yee.

Writers Kristina Yee and Frances Poletti have used stills from the film to produce a children’s book.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1951

April 3, 2016

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” premake by Ivan Guerrero.

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Hole In the Wall

February 20, 2016

“Hole in the Wall,” written and performed by Shelton Brooks, from the 1939 “race film” Double Deal. The film’s other performers include Monte Hawley, F.E. Miller, and Jeni le Gon, who is said to be the first African American woman signed by a major Hollywood studio.

See the full 1 hour film here.

More:

“Shelton Brooks: A Profile,” Thomas Morgan, Jass.com

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The Empire Strikes Back, 1950

February 12, 2016

“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” 1950 premake by Ivan Guerrero.

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Lost In the Snow

January 25, 2016

Lost In the Snow, aka Les Sapins Triangulaires (Triangular Pines), an animated short by Philippe Moesch.

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