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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

EFC II #1 - A Trip to the Moon {Le Voyage Dans La Lune} (1902)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#1 – A Trip to the Moon {Le Voyage Dans La Lune} (1902)
Dir. George Méliès
Starring: Victor Andrè, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet, Jeanne d’Alcy, Henri Delannoy, Depierre, Farjuat, Kelm, George Mèliès… 73 more words

Epic Film Challenge

A Trip To the Moon

What if I proposed a short film like this?

“An astronomer-wizard presides over a committee of astronomers, who meet in a formal session like a medieval guild, but with chorus girl pages delivering phallic trophy-telescopes that the astronomers merely carry like scepters…until they hold them high and they magically turn into stools to sit on. 697 more words