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  1. The Movie Database (TMDb)

    “A community built movie and TV database” that I’d never heard of. Has an API.

  2. 80’s students, what films were your film society showing then? | Ask MetaFilter

    I like the idea of working out, or remembering, what films were considered classic/interesting at a specific point in the past.

  3. Postmortem: Every Frame a Painting – Tony Zhou – Medium

    Particularly for the bit that stresses the importance of independence, because that’s what helps you control the balance of the “fast, cheap, good: pick two” triangle.

  4. ‘Chasing Amy’ and the Toxic “Nerd Masculinity” of the 90s

    “…a film that encapsulated the worst aspects of narcissistic nerd entitlement at its late-nineties peak…”

  5. End of Unrealised Schemes

    “…a display of index cards and envelopes, created and collected by cinephiles to record what films they’ve seen…” Looks great, and makes my collection of cinema tickets seem half-hearted.

  6. Quick, How Might the Alien Spacecraft Work?—Stephen Wolfram Blog

    On helping with the science stuff for the movie. “In the end I basically had just one evening to invent how interstellar space travel might work.” (via Infovore)

  7. Findable.TV - Watch movies and TV series online

    See which services have the movies/TV you want to watch.

  8. Search Films - London Cinema

    A nice site for finding what films are on near a location. (via @jobby)

  9. James Meek · Diary: Real Murderers! · LRB 8 October 2015

    Nearly forgot to link to this. I’m surprised I haven’t heard of Khrzhanovsky’s film / event / play / art / reconstruction / whatever, called ‘Dau’, before because it sounds *bonkers*. Really.

  10. Watch Our Holidays 1932 — BFI Player

    Lovely old home movie of holidays in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Lots of smiles and clothing.

  11. The Making of Pulp Fiction: Quentin Tarantino’s and the Cast’s Retelling | Vanity Fair

    My reaction to Tarantino these days is always to roll my eyes, but I got over myself and really enjoyed this long look at how Pulp Fiction was made. Lots of interviews with those involved. (21 years ago!)

  12. Prince Charles Cinema - Slackers presents… Singles

    Nostalgic retromania events have definitely reached the early 90s. “Not only will we be presenting the film, but there will also be a selection of music videos with lyrics on the screen for you to sing along to before the film…”

  13. The Great Gatsby VFX on Vimeo

    Quite amazing how little of some of those scenes are real, but completely work in the movie.

  14. The Society - The Makers of Things

    Some really lovely short films about the Society for Model and Experimental Engineers by my friend Anne Hollowday.

  15. At The Movies, The Women Are Gone : Monkey See : NPR

    On the tiny percentage of movies, especially mainstream, which is all most people get a chance to see in a cinema, which are about, never mind by, women. (via Paul Mison)

  16. Recycled Movie Costumes

    It’s hard enough recognising actors that have been in something before, never mind their clothes. Oddly fascinating. (via @pkqk)

  17. Are there any good films on iPlayer?

    Jolly good. Do one thing well. (via Tom Taylor)

  18. Ben Schott | Assembling a Film’s Billing Block - Interactive Feature -

    Explanation of the blocks of credits at the bottom of movie posters. (via @benterrett)

  19. The Technium: Pain of the New

    I haven’t seen ‘The Hobbit’ and its HFR, but most of the complaints about the 48fps do, as Kevin Kelly says, sound like people preferring vinyl over digital music, black and white film over colour, etc. Anyway, a good description of why HFR currently looks odd. (via Kottke)

  20. The ‘Whoa’ Business Model

    Yes, this, a thousand times. Every time I go to the cinema and have to sit through loads of ads, I hate cinemas. (via Daring Fireball)

  21. ‘A Few Sordid Details’

    The “Doomed Bourgeois in Love” tumblr has been going well over Christmas. I love that it finds so many little things to riff off in the world of a very simple film (‘Metropolitan’).

  22. Don’t Make Me Steal

    Very interesting. Some of the points annoy me (what is “cinema price”?, why on earth is “I can download nearly every movie ever made” a condition of not stealing one movie?) but interesting. (via @jamesbridle)

  23. Will Cameron’s call for popular films mean more silent comedies? | Comment is free | The Observer

    Very good Stewart Lee piece on the value of doing things you care about, rather than being all David Cameron and doing something “more commercial”. (via @moleitau)

  24. Around City of London in Colour aka London Scenes - British Pathe

    Some nice bits of (silent) colour film of the City of London from 1961. (Thanks Mum!)

  25. Le Sibère Carnet de Christophe Courtois: affiche

    Amzing collections of film posters that look almost identical. It’s almost laugh-out-loud how similar so many are. (via Daring Fireball)

  26. Wild things: 16 films featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls | Film | Inventory | The A.V. Club

    I’m one of those sensitive boys who has to remind himself when watching these films that the Manic Pixie Dream Girl does not exist. Only in the movies. (via John August)

  27. Requiem for a Dream

    Still one of my favourite websites promoting a film. Tries to convert the feeling of the film into something more about the web (of ten years ago) (in Flash). Also, it’s great to see that it’s still online.

  28. In praise of the sci-fi corridor - Den of Geek

    Wonderful essay about science fiction movie corridors, with lots of pictures. The internet gives generously. (via @moleitau)

  29. “Dude, that Was the Trailer?”

    Comparing the trailers for the original and new ‘True Grit’s, and ‘Tron’s.

  30. Utopia London

    Awesome-looking film, about post-war modernist housing development in London. There’s a screening near Farringdon on 14 Dec. Also, where’s the map in the ‘About’ section from? (via City of Sound)

  31. Movies, Downloads, Blu Ray, DVDs, Cinema & TV Listings | Find Any Film

    Alerts for when films you want to see appear in the formats you want. Good idea but ugly, confusing, unintuitive, Lottery-funded. Needs a slap with the Web 2.0 stick.

  32. The Sweeney Forum • View topic - London Wall

    Stills from films/shows like ‘Blow Up’, ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘The Return of the Saint’ featuring London Wall and Barbican highwalks, compared with photos from 2010.

  33. Jonathan Gems on the abolition of the UKFC - Pleased Sheep Forum

    All those “Save the UK Film Council” tweets from people who (like me) have no idea how the industry works really pissed me off. Here’s a different point of view.

  34. Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation - World on a Wire

    Three hour German TV science fiction film from 1973, which sounds great, re-released on DVD. (via an article in June 2010 ‘Sight & Sound’)

  35. YouTube - Avatar Review (Part 1 of 2)

    From the guy who did that long Star Wars review. This is also wonderful. Intelligent, funny, silly. “I haven’t rolled my eyes that much since that demonic possession.”

  36. Free Movies: Watch movies online legally

    A bunch of full “indie” movies to watch online. Looks like there might be some good stuff.

  37. Neuwanstein site - Primer Timeline

    For the wonderful and confusing movie ‘Primer’. Contains spoilers. (via Haddock)

  38. Buzz Image | Making Of

    Fantastic demonstration of how some of the CGI effects on ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ were done. (via Haddock)

  39. Girls who eat their feelings, girls who don’t eat anything… | Ask Metafilter

    List of scenes from movies that explain the different cliques within a school. Looking forward to the YouTube compilation.

  40. Michal Kosakowski » films

    Very, very good silent film about the hours before 9/11 made entirely from clips of movies made before 9/11. Set aside a few minutes and watch. (via Kottke)

  41. ‘Grand,’ but No ‘Godfather’ -

    On why ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ is very good but isn’t great art in the way the best films are. (via Infovore)

  42. Breaking Through - New York Times

    Just because I find it interesting what movies make a performer’s reputation, and in some cases makes it harder for them to different roles later. (via Kottke)


    I finally got round to reading a few months of John August’s weblog — he’s the screenwriter of ‘Go’ and ‘Big Fish’ among others — and it’s great stuff. Honest, open and useful.

  44. - Tom Cruise’s Starring Role in Watchmen Narrowly Averted

    Phew indeed, but there’s other interesting stuff about this inevitable project. “Your movie audience is basically where your comic book audience was when the graphic novel was written.” (via Haddock)

  45. Variety’s Festivals & Markets - Stillman seeing ‘Green’

    Whit Stillman’s starting work on a new film. About time!

  46. Watch these movies, then we can talk (

    Film critic Jim Emerson’s list of 102 movies you should see before you’re movie literate. At the time of writing I’ve seen 41 but can remember little about any of them.

  47. :: View topic - My version of the Primer explanation.

    I can’t remember the movie enough to see how much this makes sense, but for next time I see it… (via Tom Coates)

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