Even though the special effects pale by today’s standards, be prepared for a bit of a mess if you have a weak stomach.
Still, Sanjuro, the masterpiece directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring his favorite actor, Toshirō Mifume, is as elegantly violent a film as has ever been produced.
A classic photo of screen legends on the set of Dr. Strangelove.
Director Stanley Kubrick lines up a shot of Sterling Hayden and Peter Sellers on the set of Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Check out Robert Altman behind the scenes of 3 Women here
via Kubrick, Sellers, and Hayden on set —
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
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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.
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.
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.