Posts Tagged 'cinema'

Technicolor – A Short History [video]

Never Ending Phone Call [video]

All The Worst Movie Special Effects In One Video

9 Terrifying Old Movies That Put Modern Horror To Shame

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From Cracked –

Don’t be fooled by stories about 19th-Century movie audiences losing their s–t because they thought that footage of a moving train was going to run them over. Early cinema could get bizarrely hardcore and hardcorely bizarre, even by today’s standards. In fact, many of the very earliest films still manage to put modern horror movies to shame. For instance …

Go to the Cracked article HERE.

10 Common Misconceptions About Space

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From Geek.com –

Space is a difficult concept to represent on film, and not just because of floating hair and upside-down camera angles. The concept of space, a low- or no-gravity environment with no atmosphere and all sorts of foreign dangers, is difficult to portray accurately and still complete an engaging story. Still, some of cinema’s most beloved “facts” have wormed their way into the popular understanding of space. This must be brought to a swift and merciless end.

Continue to the article HERE.

 

Mr. Cat Poop – Strange Titles For Well Known Movies In Foreign Countries

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Cracked found 9 bizarrely retitled movies –

Some filmmakers spend literally years trying to think of a movie title that will strike the right balance between “this doesn’t sound completely stupid” and “this will make me filthy rich.” It may not always look like it, but there’s a lot of effort, a lot of money, and a lot of hard drinking behind even the simplest of movie titles … all of which goes out the window once that movie ships overseas and needs to make sense in another language.

As we’ve shown you before, translating titles isn’t as easy as it looks, since they so often contain some idiom or pun that would be complete nonsense directly translated in another language (and, as you’ll see, this works both ways). It forces distributors to get creative, and sometimes the results are amazing:

See all 9 movies HERE.

 

110 Year-Old Films From Edison’s Studio

Edison_Studio_sMany of the earliest films are available on YouTube. Mental_floss gathered a collection that were produced by Thomas Edison’s studio about 110 years ago. Most of them run about 10 minutes and , obviously, all of them are silent.

Early films from the Edison Manufacturing Co. showed off “actualities”: celebrities, news, disasters, and expositions. But later, the company switched to creating narrative films more in line with what we watch at the movies today. Here are a few of the company’s early productions.

Check out the films HERE.

 

The First Movie Star – Florence Lawrence

FlorenceLawrence-sAccording to wikipedia –

Florence Lawrence (January 2, 1886[1] – December 28, 1938) was a Canadian-American stage performer and film actress. She is often referred to as “The First Movie Star”, and was the first film actor to be named publicly. At the height of her fame in the 1910s, she was known as “The Biograph Girl”, “The Imp Girl”, and “The Girl of a Thousand Faces”. She appeared in almost 300 films for various motion picture companies.

Her wikipedia page HERE.

 

 

Eating Popcorn In The Cinema Makes People Immune To Advertising

popcornboxAccording to TheGuardian –

Eating popcorn in the cinema may be irritating not just for fellow movie goers, but for advertisers: a group of researchers from Cologne University has concluded that chewing makes us immune to film advertising. The reason why adverts manage to imprint brand names on our brains is that our lips and the tongue automatically simulate the pronunciation of a new name when we first hear it. Every time we re-encounter the name, our mouth subconsciously practises its pronunciation. However, according to the study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, this “inner speech” can be disturbed by chewing, rendering the repetition effect redundant.

Continue reading HERE

 

Earliest Color Motion Pictures Found In England

BBC reports –

The world’s first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford after lying forgotten in an old tin for 110 years. The discovery is a breakthrough in cinema history. Michael Harvey from the National Media Museum and Bryony Dixon from the British Film Institute talk about the importance of the discovery. The previous earliest colour film, using the Kinemacolour process, was thought to date from 1909 and was actually an inferior method. The newly-discovered films were made by pioneer Edward Raymond Turner from London who patented his colour process on 22 March 1899.

View video of film HERE

 

 

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