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Hugo, Automatons, and Early Movies

Liz: Yesterday, I watched the 2011 movie Hugo (based on the book The Invention of Hugo Caberet by Brain Selznick), and today I stumbled across blog posts on early movie projectors and automatons–both of which play a major role in… 611 more words

Entertainment

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Beauty in the static scenery and dynamic caricatures

Quickie Review:

The Grand Budapest Hotel is art in motion, inspired by the Silent Era of film. Director Wes Anderson presents us an adventure where Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) tries to prove his innocence of a murder with the help of his employee, simply named Zero (Tony Revolori). 456 more words

Movie Review

How I think about George Méliès (Full Essay)

‘A Trip to the Moon’ 1902 is one of the most well-known works of the French filmmaker and illusionist, George Méliès. It is imaginative and ambitious, both within its story and in the form of the film itself. 518 more words

Theory

A Nightmare (1896)

Méliès film I watched because it was one of the oldest horror films listed on Letterboxd. Fun to see what is surely the first example of the “nightmare where sexy lady turns into a terrifying thing” trope, even if here it’s a minstrel she turns into instead of Freddy Kruger. 9 more words