Posts Tagged ‘film’

Glorious Technicolor

January 16, 2019

“How Technicolor changed movies,” a Vox video by Phil Edwards.

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Oysters

July 23, 2016

A typical workday for sixth-generation oyster farmer, restaurateur, author and actor Joël Dupuch, of Arcachon, on the southwestern coast of France, with the words of symbolist poet Léon-Paul Fargue. M. Dupuch is “the most famous oyster farmer in France.” Directed by Douglas Guillot; produced by Panthalassa. Selected for the National Geographic Short Film Showcase.

“J’adore les huîtres: on a l’impression d’embrasser la mer sur la bouche.”

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Before the Dance

June 18, 2016

Freed of London has made ballet shoes since 1929.

A film by Jack Flynn and Nick David , selected for the National Geographic Short Film Showcase.

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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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3-D Movies

February 19, 2013

3-D Movies

“Seeing 3D movies can increase rating of symptoms of nausea, oculomotor and disorientation, especially in women with susceptible visual-vestibular system. Confirmatory studies which include examination of clinical signs on viewers are needed to pursue a conclusive evidence on the 3D vision effects on spectators.”

— “Study finds that watching 3D movies makes 54.8% of people want to vomit,” Discover Magazine blog

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Image (“Portrait of Maggie Wilson Watching a 3-D Movie, after Frank Duveneck”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Titles

December 8, 2011

Graphic designer Saul Bass (1920 – 1996) designed the remarkable film title sequences sampled in the video above.  A new book about him features 1,400 of his illustrations.

More:

“Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design,” Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

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Movies: The Good Parts

February 27, 2011

Before tonight’s endless hours of sluggish Academy Awards presentations, watch this short video to remind yourself that movies are “talkies.” They don’t write ’em like that anymore. “It’s showtime!”

 

Compare: “Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time,” Tim Dirks, FilmSite.org

Video, “150 Lines & Catchphrases,” by “MoPapparani” (David Balboa). The complete list of catchphrases is on Exorphrine (scroll down).

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Fear of Darwin

September 21, 2009

Fear of Darwin

The film that opened the 2009 Toronto Film Festival is too controversial to show in the USA. No distributor will touch it. Why? It’s about Charles Darwin.

Based on Anna’s Box, a book by Darwin great-great-grandson Randal Keynes, the film Creation deals with Darwin’s crisis of faith after the death of his young daughter.

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