In this Kate Rowe video, they look at the production nightmare behind what would become one of the most iconic and influential films in cinema history. Or, as Kate puts it: a production that was "hellish, hazardous, and nearly deadly, with numerous cast members hospitalized and almost killed, horrific work conditions, and unique and unprecedented production challenges."
This is a fascinating bit of history, courtesy of the Library of Congress: More context, via the LOC blog: The Lincoln Motion Picture Company made five feature films and two newsreels from 1916 to 1922. To date, all have been considered lost, apart from four surviving minutes of their last feature, "By Right of Birth"… READ THE REST
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
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