Posts tagged film

Even abstract art must begin with something, Picasso said. William Miller’s broken Polaroid SX-70 camera, grinding film through its gears, yields a surprising amount of fleeting beauty.

Elegy to the Polaroid SX-70 by William Miller

6themorningnews.org, William Miller, photography, abstract art, Polaroid, SX-70, film, galleries, archives,

Considering that Collateral takes place over the course of a single night, its portrayal of LA’s nocturnal landscape is integral to the film. Due to the city’s recent retrofit of over 140,000 street lights, that nocturnal landscape has changed forever.

Why Hollywood Will Never Look the Same Again on Film: LEDs Hit the Streets of LA & NY

6themorningnews.org, nofilmschool.com, Hollywood, film, streetlights, LED, headlines,

After seeing Inside Llewyn Davis I just had one question: Where was that cat supposed to pee?

"Giving Up the Cat" by Jen Girdish

6themorningnews.org, Jen Girdish, Inside Llewyn Davis, film, cats, features,

Images of the computer code appearing in TV and films and what they really are.

Tumblr of the Day: Source Code in TV and Films

6themorningnews.org, moviecode.tumblr.com, source code, TV, film, headlines,

Far more than a plot device heralding George Bailey’s dark night of the soul, softly falling snow is something of a central character in Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. But the cheap “fake snow” so often used on movie sets back in the day — often just cornflakes painted white — simply would not do; Capra wanted real snow, or something as close to the real thing as he and his prop department could get. Here, LIFE.com documents the use of a revolutionary new snow-making process employed during the making of It’s a Wonderful Life — a process that, for the first time, allowed filmmakers to produce and control remarkably realistic onscreen snowfall, drifts, flurries and landscapes.

Let It Snow: Rare Photos From the Set of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

6themorningnews.org, life.time.com, It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra, snow, film, headlines,

A conclusive study by the Library of Congress reports that only 1,575 of the nearly 11,000 films produced during the silent era still exist in their complete form.

Library of Congress Reports 75% of Silent Films Lost Forever

6themorningnews.org, mashable.com, silent film, film, Library of Congress, headlines,

Acclaimed film director Zhang Yimou said he and his wife have three children after authorities summoned his agent amid speculation he had violated China’s one-child policy and fathered seven children.

Acclaimed film director admits violating China’s one-child policy

6themorningnews.org, worldnews.nbcnews.com, Zhang Yimou, China, one-child policy, film, headlines,

It is fitting, then, that the first actor Mr. Lee shot that way was himself. The double-dolly shot is not just his signature because, like him, it is brash, blunt, divisive and innovative. Its form also mirrors the bravado and unflappable determination of Mr. Lee’s unyielding career. “I knew I was going to be good before I ever went to film school,” Mr. Lee said, signing his last poster and settling into an armchair.

Spike Lee, Still Gliding to Success

6themorningnews.org, nytimes.com, Spike Lee, double dolly, film, headlines,

What your favorite Wes Anderson film says about you.
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What your favorite Wes Anderson film says about you.
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What your favorite Wes Anderson film says about you.
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What your favorite Wes Anderson film says about you.
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