Category Archives: Hollywood and History

British Archivist Finds World’s Oldest Charles Dickens Film.

The Guardian reports that an English archivist has found a one-minute-long film, dating to 1901, that portrays a character from Charles Dickens’ novel “Bleak House.” Here’s what you need to know: “Bryony Dixon was researching early films of China when … Continue reading

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What “The Artist” Taught Us About The Importance of Silent Film.

If you needed a reminder of the importance of preserving film history, it was driven home by “The Artist’s” big wins during this weekend’s Academy Awards. Writing in The Guardian, film critic Pamela Hutchinson says Michel Hazanavicius’ mostly silent tribute … Continue reading

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New “My Way” Poster Debuts.

Courtesy of ComingSoon.net, here’s the poster for “My Way,” the World War II drama directed by Kang Je-kyy. It opens on April 20. The film recently netted an “R” rating for “intense realistically graphic sequences of war violence.”

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Review: “-30-” (USA, 1959)

Name: -30- Release Date: 1959 Writer: William Bowers Director: Jack Webb Cast: Jack Webb: Sam Gatlin William Conrad: Jim Bathgate David Nelson: Earl Collins Whitney Blake: Peggy Gatlin Louise Lorimer: Lady Wilson James Bell: Ben Quinn Nancy Valentine: Jan Price … Continue reading

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Spielberg To Get His Moses On With “Gods and Kings.”

The folks at /Film report that the famed director is nearing a deal to shoot what’s being described as a “gritty” reimagining of the Old Testament tale of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt: “Gods and Kings would follow Moses from … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison Produced The First On-Screen Kiss.

This is pretty fascinating (from┬áBrain Pickings, via IO9): “Thomas Edison is responsible for some of the most significant, and is even credited as the inventor of the movie industry itself. But besides his visionary take on technology, he also had … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway

In this Carpetbagger interview, the New York Times’ Melena Ryzik talks to actor Corey Stoll, who plays Ernest Hemingway in last year’s “Midnight in Paris.” The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway, posted with vodpod

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