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John Badham's 'Dracula', the Rock Star

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Tags: Feature, Music, Romance, Horror, Film History, Dracula, Rock Star, Shout! Factory, John Badham, Film feature








Will the Oscars and Emmys Merge in the Streaming Era?

“[Hollywood has] welcomed change with about the same relish the dinosaurs welcomed the Ice Age.” Stephen Galloway The Hollywood Reporter “I get asked all the time, ‘Where does this stop? When does it stop?’ The truth is that it is only getting started.” Brett Sappington (on the growing number of streaming services) A senior Parks […]
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Filmmaking, New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Film History, Brooks Barnes, Oscar Awards, Emmy Award, Brett Sappington, Stephen Galloway




Fantastic film of Paris in the late 1890s

This late 1890s Lumière film of Paris is amazing. The image is clear and the motion is smooth. Sound was added, which makes the film come alive (I wish they would have colorized it, too). No cars in sight - just horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians, and the rare bicycle (why not more bikes?). People are dressed in elaborate outfits - how long did it take them to dress up in the morning? The horse-drawn fire trucks at 3:35 are a highlight.
Tags: Video, News, Paris, Film History, Lumière


Watch a delightful interview with the stars of The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski turned 20 years old this year and it is still as much of a joy to watch as it was back in 1998. Recently, NBC's Harry Smith sat down with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Steve Buscemi for a long chat about what it was like to make the film and its enduring cult legacy.
Tags: Post, Video, Movies, News, Nbc, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Film History, Jeff Bridges, The Big Lebowski, The Dude, Harry Smith, Lebowski, Jeff Bridges John Goodman, That's just like you opinion man


Rare Movie Posters Go Up For Auction, Including the World's First

Rare movie posters are going up for sale later this month in a Sotheby’s auction that includes a very special find: The world’s first movie poster, according to the Guardian, created in 1895.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Film History, Movie Posters, Sotheby, Movie History, Classic Hollywood


Jean-Pierre Melville’s 'Le Samouraï' Plays with the Perils of the Lone Detective

I recently spoke to a class full of students about Plato's "Allegory of the Cave". Actually, I mentioned Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" by prefacing that I understood the likelihood that no one had read it. Fortunately, two students had, which brought mild temporary relief. In an effort to close the gap of understanding (perhaps more a canyon or uncanny valley) I made the popular quick comparison between Plato's often cited work and the Wachowski siblings' cinema spectacl...
Tags: Music, Crime, Drama, Cinema, Paris, Mystery, Film History, Criterion Collection, Imdb, David Fincher, Film Review, Jules, Lawrence, Jeff, Plato, Melville


Jean-Pierre Melville’s 'Le Samouraï' Plays with the Perils of the Loner

I recently spoke to a class full of students about Plato's "Allegory of the Cave". Actually, I mentioned Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" by prefacing that I understood the likelihood that no one had read it. Fortunately, two students had, which brought mild temporary relief. In an effort to close the gap of understanding (perhaps more a canyon or uncanny valley) I made the popular quick comparison between Plato's often cited work and the Wachowski siblings' cinema spectacl...
Tags: Music, Crime, Drama, Cinema, Paris, Mystery, Film History, Criterion Collection, Imdb, David Fincher, Film Review, Jules, Lawrence, Jeff, Plato, Melville


What’s going on in the shadows? A visual arts timeline

Although cast shadows lurk almost everywhere in the visual arts, they often slip by audiences unnoticed. That’s unfortunate, since every shadow tells a story. Whether painted, filmed, photographed, or generated in real time, shadows provide vital information that makes a representation engaging to the eye. Shadows speak about the shape, volume, location, and texture of objects, as well as about the source of light, the time of day or season, the quality of the atmosphere, and so on. Reattachin...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Photography, Featured, Movies, Media, Film, Painting, Visual Arts, Cinema, Literature, Victoria, Pliny the Elder, Rembrandt, Peter Pan


Erich von Stroheim, the child of his own loins

Even though Erich von Stroheim passed away 60 years ago, it is clear that his persona is still very much alive. His silhouette and his name are enough to evoke an emblematic figure that is at once Teutonic, aristocratic and military. No one has forgotten his timeless characters—among others, Max von Mayerling in Sunset Boulevard, a talented film director who has become the devoted servant of the almost-forgotten silent film star whose movies he used to make, or von Rauffenstein, the prisoner of ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Featured, America, Vienna, Cinema, Monaco, Silent Film, Film History, Kane, Kelly, Sunset Boulevard, Griffith, Monte Carlo Casino, Arts & Humanities, Online products


Werner Herzog’s hall of mirrors

Werner Herzog turns 75 this September and remains as productive as ever. More than a filmmaker – he directs operas, instructs online courses, and occasionally makes cameo appearances on television shows including Parks & Recreation and The Simpsons. He has been directing films for nearly six decades, and he released three feature-length films within months of each other in 2016. One should, of course, avoid speaking in terms of Herzog’s “late” period insofar as one cannot predict the future. His...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Filmmaking, Cinema, Antarctica, Peru, Himalayas, God, Venice, Film History, Kuwait, Bolivia, Arizona State University, Michael Shannon, Fata Morgana


The legacy of Stanley Kubrick and the Kubrick Archives

Stanley Kubrick would be 89 this year. It’s quite possible were he still alive that he would have made more films. At his death in 1999, he left a legacy of just twelve works of extraordinary cinema, as well as a few interesting early short films. This is a small output by the usual standards of filmmaking, but it reflects the intensity of care that went into each film and his willingness to abandon a project if he could not get funding for it or could not get a working script—as was the case fo...
Tags: Books, London, Featured, Cinema, Stanley Kubrick, Raphael, Kubrick, Film History, Archives, Steven Spielberg, LACMA, Arthur Schnitzler, University of the Arts, OBO, Arts & Humanities, Oxford Bibliographies


Anime Films You Don’t Know

I wrote that as a title to this post because, as much as I think I’m pretty well versed in the world of Japanese animation, I have seen none of the 20 films mentioned in this post. It’s quite an interesting selection — 20 films that I guess could be considered a bit experimental or at least outside of the mainstream, and so are not well known. I’m definitely planning on adding quite a few of these to my watch list. Pictured, Shigeru Tamura’s Glassy Ocean, released in 1998.
Tags: Travel, Film, Experimental, Animation, Anime, Film History


Sype meetings, coffee, and collaboration: a Q&A with Ariana Milligan

Ariana Milligan recently started working with Oxford University Press’s Global Digital Products Marketing team in New York. She tells us about how working on products such as Grove Art Online and Oxford Music Online creates an inspiring day-to-day life. What is your typical day like at OUP? My typical day is filled with skype meetings, coffee, and collaboration. I spend time researching ideas for creative campaigns, brainstorming for videos and podcasts, and learning about data’s role in marke...
Tags: Books, Music, New York, Featured, Philadelphia, University of Oxford, Film History, Jonathan Safran Foer, Q&a, Dallas Texas, John Dewey, Barnes Foundation, Bryant Park, Oxford University Press, Wikimedia Commons, Georges Méliès


Skype meetings, coffee, and collaboration: a Q&A with Ariana Milligan

Ariana Milligan recently started working with Oxford University Press’s Global Digital Products Marketing team in New York. She tells us about how working on products such as Grove Art Online and Oxford Music Online creates an inspiring day-to-day life. What is your typical day like at OUP? My typical day is filled with skype meetings, coffee, and collaboration. I spend time researching ideas for creative campaigns, brainstorming for videos and podcasts, and learning about data’s role in marke...
Tags: Books, Music, New York, Featured, Philadelphia, University of Oxford, Film History, Skype, Jonathan Safran Foer, Q&a, Dallas Texas, John Dewey, Barnes Foundation, Bryant Park, Oxford University Press, Wikimedia Commons


The Staggering Evolution of Stop-Motion in Film History

Filmmakers have been stop-motion animation for eons, but holy crap man, people have gotten really, really good at it. This video by Vugar Efendi tracks the evolution of stop motion in film starting with The Enchanted Drawing in 1900, which was really just a drawing of a face changing facial expressions, all the way up to the gloriously beautiful Kubo and the Two Strings, which was released this summer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Film, History, Neat, Stop Motion, Film History, Stop Motion Animation, Kubo, Vugar Efendi


The 100 Best American Movies in Film History

To make this list—which I’m absolutely sure will be totally definitive, with no need for anyone to ever debate it, right?—critics from around the world were polled by the BBC to name the greatest American movies in film history. I’ll save you some surprises: Citizen Kane was first, The Godfather was second. Read more...
Tags: Movies, Film, Interesting, Bbc, Lists, Film History, Kane


So How Does Analog Film Work Anyway?

Even though it contains some of the most memorable images in human history, how many of us really know how film actually works?Read more...
Tags: Movies, Film, Film History, What Is Film Made Of, How Does Film Work


10 of the most badass motorcycles in film history

Motorcycles look cool. Movie stars look cool. So putting movie stars on motorcycles is almost always a badass cool combination on film. Watch Mojo put together a list ranking 10 of the most badass motorcycles in film history and the list includes some usual suspects: lightcycles, batpods and Harleys.Read more...
Tags: Movies, Film, Bikes, Cool, Motorcycles, Film History