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Bookmarks tagged with “film”

  1. The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence - IEEE Spectrum

    From last year, on the amount of money and effort it takes to maintain archives of movies and TV shows.

  2. 50 weeks to learn film | Mark Cousins’ Dispatches | Sight & Sound | BFI

    I liked this brief year-long curriculum for learning about films. A year ago. But it wasn’t online then for reasons best known to S&S.

  3. How I Wrote Arrival (and What I Learned Doing It) - The Talkhouse

    What it says. On writing the film script. I love reading about the process of writing these things.

  4. Home - London’s Silent Cinemas

    “It documents the early lives of over 700 cinemas across London and its suburbs” from 1906 to around 1930. The map’s really good.

  5. Overheard: Steven Soderbergh | Film Comment

    From 2013, on the state of cinema, the difference between “movies” and “cinema”, wondering what’s happening, how no one knows anything. A good read.

  6. ‘Fuck that film’ « LRB blog

    A few interesting, and critical views on ‘The East’. I found the film better than I feared, and enjoyed it, but I now find myself agreeing with most of the points here.

  7. Observations on film art : Pandora’s digital box: In the multiplex

    Great in-depth look at digital cinemas, the technology and business. Next year more than half the world’s cinema screens will be digital, not film. (via Snarkmarket)

  8. Into The Abyss: Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness

    Fun look at how so many Hollywood films use very similar computer-adjusted colour palettes these days. (via @matlock)

  9. 100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words - Ars Technica

    How companies have complained that new technologies will destroy content industries over the past century. Like when home taping killed music. Wasn’t that terrible. (via Kottke)

  10. Television Tropes & Idioms - Home Page

    Big wiki cataloging “devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations”. Big, big time sink.

  11. Scarytree Films - Here Comes Funky Kazoo

    My friend Mark’s rather nice short film, in which I make a very brief and silent appearance.

  12. Hulu - Metropolitan

    Whit Stillman has put his first film, ‘Metropolitan’, up on Hulu for free viewing. But, like the rest of Hulu, it only works in the US.

  13. Society of the Spectacle (La Société du spectacle)

    Guy Debord’s film in full on Google Video, with English subtitles.

  14. Goings On: Online Only: The New Yorker

    Syndey Pollack looked for “the ache” in stories. “It is the ache of having one chance at deep love in a lifetime of shallow loves, and losing it too early.” Yes, that’s it exactly. (via Daring Fireball)

  15. Film Archive - FourDocs - Listen to Britain

    Nice short film of images and sounds from wartime Britain (if you sit through the introduction from the Canadian). Terence Davies mentions it in the current ‘Sight & Sound’.

  16. YouTube - Wills’s Girls

    Interviews with women who used to work at Wills’ tobacco factory in Bristol. Lovely, but would have been much better if we could just see the women being interviewed, instead of all the graphics.

  17. YouTube - Bristol In The 1920s

    Lovely old footage of bits of Bristol. Presumably with sound added more recently. (via the Bristol Blogger)

  18. Archive Player - FourDocs - O Dreamland

    1953 Lindsay Anderson film about a fun fair in Margate. A bit dreamy, with sound added after the filming; no authorial voice over or interviews. (Click ‘Play’ button for tiny but full-length screening.)

  19. We Are The Lambeth Boys

    Really, really lovely 1959 documentary by Karel Reisz about young men and women at a London youth club. Fascinating for both similarities and differences to now. Do watch. 49 mins.

  20. The Backlot (Watchmen)

    I was trying not to get my hopes up about the movie, but then I saw this and I’m getting very, very excited. Hopefully this won’t all end in tears.

  21. Soundtrack To War

    Good 90 minute documentary on what music US troops in Iraq, and Iraqis, listen to and make. Mostly: white troops listen to metal, black troops to rap.

  22. Johnaugust.com » The Hollywood Standard

    Recommendation of a book about the technical aspects of writing a film script, how to lay it out, etc. With a few caveats.

  23. Alluc.org - Watch Movies/Cartoons/TV-shows/Animes online!

    Links to TV/movies watchable online elsewhere. I keep forgetting the URL.

  24. Patryk Rebisz - Between You And Me

    Lovely short film shot using a digital still camera. There were a few awkward moments for me, but it looks wonderful and the technology makes it more dreamy. (via Blech)

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