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Steampunk Movie Review: Hugo (2011)

This story was first told in a book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret which was written and illustrated by Brian Selznick. He worked on several different books for children, but this one is his opus, coming in at a whopping 527 pages. 242 more words

Steampunk

To the stars and beyond: movies dream of outer space, 1898-1910

Le Voyage sur Jupiter (FR 1909, Segundo de Chomón)

It was the end of the nineteenth century, a tumultuous time in Western society. Amidst the ongoing innovations in manufacturing and agriculture, there were new inventions such as the telegraph, the automobile, and lightbulbs; new forms of invisible energy such as X-rays and radioactivity. 2,786 more words

Films

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology, Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

George Melies’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune: Innovations in Film Technology,

Contributions to Early Science Fiction Film, and a Reading of Dominant Culture

Throughout the duration of civilization many great cultural movements have taken place that have assisted in shaping and molding the world into the ever evolving product that can be seen today. 1,295 more words

Culture

A Rhyme In Time

Mark Twain once mused that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

In October of 2013, I blogged that after a century of collectively hallucinating in darkened theaters, in the opening years of cinema’s third century, it appeared we’d come full circle, back to the nickelodeon—think iPhones, iPods, iPads, all shapes and sizes of flat-screen TVs. 212 more words

FREE Footage!

In honor of the Indie LIBRE logo, I’ve decided to share some good news! The Public Domain Project has made 10,000 film clips, 64,000 images, and hundreds of audio files free to use for your creative endeavors.   78 more words

Film

Happy birthday, George Melies

Today is the birthday of French silent-film illusionist George Melies (1861-1938).

Melies was the George Lucas of his day, only without the latter-day technology. He used every trick in the book — stop-motion, elaborate sets, and color painted directly onto the film frames — to evoke a fantasy world unlike any other. 162 more words

Silent Film

Media Post Week 2

  The film I chose was the Merry Frolics of Satan (1906) by Georges Melies. It is evident that all of Melies’ work has inspired and provided a basis for modern film. 199 more words

Media Post