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Air: Seven Stars

“Do you know where you’re going?”

The electronic space-pop duo Air enlisted Beach House’s Victoria Legrand to perform vocals on Seven Stars, from their soundtrack to the 2012 restored color version of Georges Méliès 1902 silent film…

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Names: Georges

Georges Méliès

“Georges Méliès (1861–1938) was a French filmmaker and magician generally regarded as the first person to recognize the potential of narrative film . He made about 520 films between 1896 and 1912, covering a range of genres including trick films,  fantasies, comedies, advertisements, satires, costume dramas, literary adaptations, erotic films, melodramas, and imaginary voyages .

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The Chimney Sweep and Other Silent Films from 1906

“Silent films were, I think, more different than we know to sound films. We think of it as simply that we added dialogue and in actual fact I think it was an entirely different art form” ~ Peter Weir… 459 more words

Film Review

Dawn of films: The Silent Era

Science Fiction is described by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component.” We all know Science Fiction, right? 984 more words

Lost film about magic by father of cinema discovered on mislabeled reel

Prestidigitation–quick magic tricks or “sleight of hand” was the subject of one of more than 500 films of cinema pioneer George Méliès that was thought to be lost forever.  367 more words

Movies

How photography changed time?

Edweard Muybridge is known for the innovations he did on photography while studying motion in humans and other animals. The gif above shows his first and most famous work. 478 more words

The Birth of Cinema

Welcome, join me on my journey of learning about film from its earliest stages. Now lets turn back the time to 1895, we’re in France and who knew what great creations were going to come shortly our way. 734 more words

Filmmaking