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3D, Smell-O-Vision & Indoor Weather: Rating The Best & Worst Movie Theater Innovations

Summer blockbuster season is almost upon us. The months of kicking back in the full-blast air conditioning and watching digitally-created stuff blow up will begin in just a couple of weeks, and at this point, it’s an annual ritual. 3,004 more words


Now and again, when I come across a quotation I particularly like, I bookmark it or write it down to save for possible use in a future post. 430 more words


Stanley Kubrick Archivist Talks About Controversy Around "A Clockwork Orange"

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In this short video, senior Stanley Kubrick archivist, Richard Daniels, explores the controversy surrounding A Clockwork Orange. Because the film was given an “X” rating, Kubrick decided to open the film in only one theater. 31 more words

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 In late April 1949, Anthony Mann’s M-G-M film noir Side Street filmed on authentic New York City locations for the first ten days of its seven-week schedule, returning briefly to Manhattan in June for retakes. 460 more words

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So they really did it. The fools. They knocked down Milena's apartment

So they really did it. The fools. They knocked down Milena’s apartment block at Schönbrunner Schloßstraße. You would have thought some Austrian Film Institute or government culture department would have protected it for its place in film history. 113 more words

Crime and Punishment (1935)

One of the more ridiculous aspects of auteurism (the theory that film directors have discernible styles that can be distinguished regardless of variations in content) is its practitioners’ tendency to ascribe genius to work of questionable worth because of who made it. 450 more words


Stealing the General

It began and ended on April 12th, 153 years ago. A civilian man from the North called James Andrews took a band of soldiers deep into the heart of the South, in Georgia, during the Civil War, risking life and limb to take a locomotive. 172 more words

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