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Fat and Lean Wrestling Match

My father suffers from Alzheimer’s dementia and is a resident at local nursing facility. One of the highlights of my frequent visits there is when he is flipping through the channels on his TV and comes upon a shot of the president(*) of this country. 647 more words

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Friday Film Review: A Trip to the Moon.

This week’s film is George Méliès 1902 classic ‘A Trip to the Moon’ (La Voyage de la Lune). It was produced by George Méliès through his production company, … 1,065 more words


Viaje en el tiempo

Recuerdo los últimos días de febrero del año 2012. El invierno daba paso a una primavera prematura que hacía de las calles de Madrid un lugar más placentero. 616 more words


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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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

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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