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.

 


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