Carl Theodor Dreyer on the set of The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). Check out FW Murnau on set of Faust in 1926 here via Carl Th. Dreyer on set of The Passion of Joan of Arc —
Yankee Doodle Dandy was a 1942 film starring James Cagney. It was a bio-pic based on the life of George M. Cohan, known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway.”
Dada was the radical movement of art which would launch all kinds of future artistic madness, such as surrealism. The Cabaret Voltaire, based in Zürich, Switzerland, was the place where this action was crystallized.
via Bicycle Thieves (1948) — Speakeasy
This is the beginning of the motion picture industry, believe it or not. Brothers Auguste & Louis Lumière produced this short film of workers going in and out of their factory in 1895. The world is still reeling from the consequences of this action.
via 5 French New Wave Films — Speakeasy
Thanks to dear Ana Uvar, who shared this intriguing film. It looks to be one worth hunting down. David Denby of The New Yorker reviews the film here.
OpenCulture.com is a godsend of a resource, housing all kinds of material past the copyright protection date. In this post, we find Eddie Muller giving a list of what he thinks are the best film noir flicks ever. I agree with most of it!
Vini Reilly and company in fine form. A wonderful pairing of The Durutti Column’s music with scenes from the film, Terra Estrangeria.
In 2011, a very good friend of mine, Siberian composer Roman Stolyar, did a live soundtrack for The Golem, one of the masterpieces of early cinema. Only The Cinema gives a great synopsis of the film, should you ever decide to watch it in its entirety.