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Today is the birthday of Alice Guy-Blaché, who was born in France in 1873. You may not have heard of Alice, but she was a pioneer of French cinema. 1,075 more words

Brilliant Europeans

Il Cinema Ritrovato

Yesterday, I arrived in Bologna to attend the thirtieth edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato. During this week-long film festival organized by the Cineteca di Bologna, both classic and rare films  from every period in film history are shown, and film archives from all over the world present their latest restorations. 125 more words


Happy Birthday Karan! Here's Why I Think Student of the Year was Under Appreciated!

Karan is 44 years old today!  Not married, no kids, but it doesn’t matter because his legacy is going to be everything he has done for Indian film for the past 18 years.   1,431 more words

Film Reviews

Let there be Lumières

Back to the beginning … my latest Silent but deadly! column for the Guardian is on the astonishing short films made by the Lumière company, which reveal their riches in a fantastic new restoration. 6 more words


Sunday film in Britain’s oldest cinema

We spent our Sunday morning strolling around and enjoying our day off, popped into the British Museum, and had lunch and delicious gelato in soho.  426 more words



Lumière Autochrome was invented in 1907 by the Lumière brothers, an expensive, difficult process that required long exposures with complex development. in the 1880’s Hans Jakob Schmid worked for a a Swiss printing company Orell Gessner Füssli where he invented a process for colorizing negatives called “Photochrom.” 54 more words

Art And Design

Cinema's First Steps

“Je veux vous montrer quelque chose…”
(“I want to show you something…”)

This could have been said by the Lumière brothers (Louis and Auguste), who were pioneers in motion pictures in Lyon, France. 138 more words