This late 1890s Lumière film of Paris is amazing. The image is clear and the motion is smooth. Sound was added, which makes the film come alive (I wish they would have colorized it, too). No cars in sight – just horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians, and the rare bicycle (why not more bikes?). People are dressed in elaborate outfits – how long did it take them to dress up in the morning? The horse-drawn fire trucks at 3:35 are a highlight.
This ten-minute Jonny Baak video tells the backstory of how John Boorman's love-it-or-hate-it 1974 sci-fi film, Zardoz. Who could hate a psychedelic, over-the-top post-apocalyptic film that finds Sean Connery in a red diaper-bikini and hooker boots and whose tagline is "The gun is good, the penis is evil"? Image: Movie poster inset READ THE REST
The American Film Institute describes some of the history of this gem of a surrealist silent short film: This is the first film version of The Wizard of Oz, and appears to have been inspired by the 1902 Broadway musical based on L. Frank Baum's novel, because the character of Imogene, the cow, which was not in… READ THE REST
In this charming little artifact over a century old, Russian-born French actor, Sacha Guitry, employs newfangled technology, the motion picture camera, to capture some of France's great artists at the ends of their lives. We find Monet, at 74, painting in his Giverny garden, Renoir, at 74, smoking like a fiend while painting, Rodin, at… READ THE REST
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