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  1. Owen Hatherley · Wild and Tattered Kingdom: Fassbinder and His Friends · LRB 29 June 2023

    Hatherley writing about Ian Penman writing about Fassbinder (some of whose work I should really watch at some point).

  2. Moviedromer - Full film list

    All the films that were shown as part of Moviedrome, with their original introductions. (via b3ta newsletter)

  3. Jean-Luc Godard in the USA | Sight & Sound

    I don’t know much about Godard but enjoyed this article from 1968 about him, America and revolution. “A film is a theoretical rifle and a rifle a practical film.”

  4. The Movie Database (TMDb)

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

  5. 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.

  6. Objects in image are different than they appear | Ask MetaFilter

    Well-known songs, movies, etc whose meaning is something other than what most people assume on a casual listen, watch, etc.

  7. OMDb API - The Open Movie Database

    It *still* narks me that IMDb was sold to Amazon, so it’s nice to see this. Last time I looked it was offline. (via Paul Robert Lloyd)

  8. Very Slow Movie Player – Bryan Boyer – Medium

    Not only is this a lovely object, but it’s a great write-up of the struggles of developing it. (via Kottke)

  9. Crotch Shots Galore | by Joan Acocella | The New York Review of Books

    I don’t know much about the history of musicals or Bob Fosse and this was an interesting read.

  10. 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.

  11. ‘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…”

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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)

  15. 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.

  16. Jared Leto’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Performance Proves Hollywood Has Ruined Method Acting - The Atlantic

    More interesting than its title suggests. On the male Method actors who suggest you have to suffer for the role in order for it to feel like real work. And how differently female Method actors are treated.

  17. “You carry a 00 number, it means you have License to kill, not GET killed!” | MetaFilter

    Nice comparison of Bond with the full-time, permanent company man, versus Bourne as a freelance flexible worker.

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

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

  19. Search Films - London Cinema

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

  20. In Defense Of George Lucas | Birth.Movies.Death.

    Good on why the first Star Wars was so original and so personal. Unlike the tedious, clunky, calculating nostalgia-fest of The Force Awakens.

  21. 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.

  22. Mad Max: Fury Road Costume Thread

    I spent too long reading people working out how to copy every tiny detail of Max’s costume, even before the film was out. Although I don’t quite get the whole “dress up like a character who looks nothing like you” thing.

  23. Watch Our Holidays 1932 — BFI Player

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

  24. 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!)

  25. 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.

  26. 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…”

  27. Barbican - Urban Wandering – Film and the London Landscape

    Loads of interesting London-related films at the Barbican in September. Includes a new film about the pedways/highwalks! (via @antimega)

  28. ‘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.

  29. The Great Gatsby VFX on Vimeo

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

  30. 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)

  31. Recycled Movie Costumes

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

  32. Are there any good films on iPlayer?

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

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

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

  34. 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)

  35. 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)

  36. ‘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’).

  37. I, Anna Trailer - YouTube

    Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne in a movie that seems largely set in the Barbican. Includes a scene in a lift with the blue “lift curtains” that are hung when someone’s moving in or out, to protect the lift. A nice cosy/claustrophobic touch.

  38. 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)

  39. 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)

  40. 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)

  41. 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)

  42. 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)

  43. Crazy Walls

    Cataloguing the walls covered in photos, newspaper clippings, string, etc by obsessive men in movies and TV shows. Because no one else seems to have done this yet.

  44. 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.

  45. 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)

  46. “Dude, that Was the Trailer?”

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

  47. 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)

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