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There are hundreds of film festivals around the world each year. There are many fewer documentary film festivals, those that attempt to “document” reality. The first doc festivals began in Europe: in Leipzig (1955), Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland (1969), Paris (1978), Munich (1985) and Amsterdam (1988). 688 more words

Effervescent Bubble

100-year collection of 85,000 historic films now on youtube

This is quite extraordinary if you are the sort of person for whom history is of interest. The above video of the Rolling Stones arriving in Sydney in 1965 is one example out of 85,000 news reels that are now on Youtube. 199 more words

Books And Movies

Red or Dead, by David Peace: Not for Everybody, but Great Art Seldom Is

Finally, sports fiction has its own Ulysses, its own Moby-Dick—thankfully, the genre still awaits its Finnegan’s Wake. David Peace, who gave us the remarkable… 128 more words

Books And Movies

Equipment of the Day #2031

I hoped to capture the eclipse tonight, but as the moon was eaten away the clouds grew thicker, hiding the last crumbs. While I waited for a chance opening in the sky, I disappeared into some books, stopping intermittently to check on the moon. 36 more words

Photo Of The Day

Lannister

I bought the book the month it was released in Poland. I was in college, it was 1997 or 1998, I don’t remember exactly. Huge novel, well promoted. 378 more words

Books And Movies

Magic at the Movies

We had a mini milestone yesterday – we took Boo for her first movie at a cinema! We’ve been putting it off for the longest time because the volume levels are so high at all these cinema theatres. 610 more words

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