2014 is a year for commemorations in Paris. There are several exhibitions devoted to World War I, which began (for France) one hundred years ago. Another brand-new exhibit at the Petit Palais is called “Paris 1900 – the City of Entertainment” (in French: “la Ville Spectacle”). 499 more words
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The great “studio system” of Hollywood saw its high-water-mark in the 1930s and 40s, but it’s antecedents could be seen many decades earlier. Due to the enormous hunger of the public for content in the new medium, tiny mom-and-pop filmmaking operations boomed into financial giants with remarkable speed, and then competed with one another for the best markets, often stepping on toes or breaking copyright laws to get there. 931 more words
Produced by Society of Camera Operators, this astonishing video shows the evolution of the movie camera from the ancient Lumiere brother’s first motion picture cameras to the new Google Glass, which has the promise to turn every single person into a camera operator.
Source: Open Culture