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Night Creatures

Given the success of their horror and fantasy films, it is easy to overlook some of the more “realistic” offerings from Hammer Studios like Night Creatures… 463 more words


Data-Driven Film History at the FIAT World Conference 2014, Amsterdam

I am currently busy working on the project ‘Data-Driven Film History: a Demonstrator of EYE’s Jean Desmet Collection’ which is a small pilot project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) running from September 2014 till May next year. 346 more words

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Spencer Tracy - Bad Day at Black Rock

Nicholas Schenck, MGM’s president at the time, nearly did not allow the picture to be made because he felt the story was subversive. The film’s producer, Dore Schary, wanted Spencer Tracy for the leading role. 194 more words


This Day in Disney History October 22nd

1908-Disney Legend Roger Broggie, an Imagineer, is born.

1942-Disney Legend and Mouseketeer Annette Funicello is born.

1961-Television Show the Hunting Instinct airs.

1972-Part 1 of Television Show… 60 more words


iheart Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday! It’s a day for self-expression. A day for fun and fantasy. A day for taking control of phobias and fears and turning your back on Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). 673 more words

Film History


As my October 18 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME fades into post-parting recession, I decided to check today’s birthday notables and found among them one Judith Sheindlin, better known to daytime court potatos as  159 more words


The Sphynx From 'The 10 Commandments' Has Been Unearthed 91 Years Later

Back in the day, they didn’t have things like “CGI” and “special effects.” If a script called for, say, a giant sphynx, you had to build that sphynx. 445 more words

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