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Film History

What 'Short Films' Looked Like In The Late 19th Century

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts

By Rebecca Onion This reel of clips comes from a group of brief films that Iowa entrepreneur W. Frank Brinton took from town to town at the ver...

The Old And New Celebrity Cast Behind New Release CLONED

Leora Novick | Posted 06.15.2013 | Celebrity
Leora Novick

With a blend of backgrounds and ages, the cast of CLONED successfully narrates this camping trip gone bad thriller, adding moments of fear and anticipation as the truth behind Tupper Island unfolds.

A Surge in Clone-Centric Movies

Leora Novick | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Leora Novick

Do we like the idea of cloning so much that we are willing to endure the same theme for the past 20-plus years? I decided to look back in history and find examples throughout the years to illustrate this point.

The Movies: 10 Must-Read Books Coming This Fall

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.14.2012 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Seen the movies? Now read the books. Here's a guide, ordered by date-of-release, to the big new releases and lesser-known titles which should pique the interest of film buffs and book lovers alike.

Hollywood's First Sci Fi Musical, Just Imagine (1930) Is Rediscovered

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Xaque Gruber

When I heard that Santa Monica, California's Aero Theatre with the American Cinematheque/Art Director's Guild was screening the first talkie science fiction film, I was intrigued. Though the print was shaky, it still delighted the packed house 82 years after its initial release.

11 Ideas That Changed Film

Posted 05.11.2012 | Books

Color. Sound. Multiplexes. Artificial Lighting. The ever-changing history of film is a story of the intersection between culture and technology from t...

Documentaries Old and New; Sascha Rice, Sundance and Nanook

Hellin Kay | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Hellin Kay

Documentary film is one of the most undervalued of all art forms. But thanks I guess partly to "reality TV" people seem to have rediscovered it in the mainstream.

Oscar-Winner Kevin Brownlow Continues His Labour on Behalf of Cinema's Past

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

In the history of film, Kevin Brownlow is unique. The British documentary filmmaker, preservationist and author is the first and only film historian to have won an Academy Award.

Our Cinematic History Is At Stake: Film Archives And Apocalypse In 0's And 1's

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.17.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What would it take to wipe out a digital archive? What would it mean when all of our archives of film, books, everything stored in digital form is wiped out during intense solar storm electro-magnetic activity?

WATCH: Priceless Cache Of Silent Film Music Discovered

Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts

It's unfair to call silent films "silent." When these films were all the rage in the 1910s and 1920s, one of the most important aspects of the experie...

Best Film Books for 2010

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

I love watching films, and I also love reading about them. Here are 12 recommend books -- what I think are the most interesting film books of 2010, listed alphabetically by title.

Remembering H.A.V. Bulleid, Author and Pioneering Film Historian

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Famous Library Films offers contemporary readers an uncommon perspective: one can read about silent film through the eyes of someone who came of age during the silent era.