Montpellier, France, 2000
My good friend Tony Duggan-Smith built this musical (?) instrument for me, with the intention of using it in horror film score.
It consists of metal rulers which are bowed, a hurdy gurdy like mechanism, a string played with an attached Ebow, a spring reverb (also played with an ebow) some long metal rods, magnets, trash, anything at all to get unnerving sounds.
Did you ever see a film that when it ends you realise you’ve not moved in your seat? I have. The Night of The Hunter is one such film. Charles Laughton’s only directorial outing stars the spellbinding Robert Mitchum as the epitome of brooding menace and undiluted evil. He is one of the greatest movie villains, killing widows for cash and satisfaction in the name of the Lord. Laughton called his film “a nightmarish sort of Mother Goose tale”. It’s better than that.
James Agee wrote the script to this haunting adaptation of Davis Grubb’s 1953 gothic novel.
Mitchum plays Reverend Harry Powell, a terrifying self-styled preacher on a mission to get at some stolen loot left by a family man hanged for his crimes. Creeping horror looms in the shadows. Stanley Cortez’s camerawork frames an otherworldly West Virginia. Unforgettable images linger: Love and Hate tattooed on Mitchum’s fingers; Mitchum riding a horse, their silhouette the only relief on a dark horizon; that submerged car carrying the dead robber’s wife Shelley Winters and Mitchum latest victim to the underworld; the children fleeing down the Ohio River, their plight seen through a spider’s web; the children’s saviour Lilian Gish sat on her stoop, gun on her lap and as she and Mitchum duet a hymn.
Automatic Cinema aims at an artistic audience. The software can be used for exhibitions or installations, where a variety of media are served on various screens and channels – syncronized or not. Since all media assets are stored in a database, Automatic Cinema is also useful for documentarists and researchers with a structural approach to their material. And last but not least, Automatic Cinema is open source and can be developed by anybody. Instead of cutting a bunch of videoclips the hard way, Automatic Cinema generates countless versions based upon predefined styles. Probably, you'll end up seeing a movie you've never been thinking of — serendipity in it's best way.
All of the English dialogue in "Star Wars", split into words, and sorted alphabetically.
The word "lightsaber" only appears once in this film.
There are 43m5s of spoken English, 81m39s of other.
The most common word is "the", of course, said 368 times.
The word with most screen time is "you", at 52.56 seconds.
There are 1695 different words, and 11684 total words.
The longest words are "responsibility," "malfunctioning", "worshipfulness", and "identification", all 14 letters.
I labeled the words manually (!) using some software I wrote specifically for the purpose.
This is the Special Edition to troll Han-shot-first purists. Everyone knows the orig is the most legit.
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The documentary chronicling the filmmaker's failed attempt to bring the science fiction novel to the big screen.
"A hilarious montage of movies, both classic and obscure, creates a rapid-fire countdown."
(William Sloan, "Outstanding Short Films from International Festivals", Department of Film and Media, Museum of Modern Art New York)
"Exciting found footage filmed made up of 266 (classic) film fragments. Counting down from 266. Schreiner sought and found fragments from film classics and obscure reels of film to complete his task. With a great feeling for building up tension and tight editing, he holds on to the viewer's gaze."
(catalogue IFFR Rotterdam, 2006)
"The numbers from 266 to 1, all glimpsed in brief shots from hundreds of films, are counted down in a hypnotically progressive edit, the ultimate in brutally linear narrative structures."
(Paul Rooney, "Out of Darkness", Screenings of artists’ video in cinemas throughout the Midlands, Great Britain)
This animation is made of 3285 aquarelle paintings and form the very beginning of my paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott.
The sound is borrowed from the original moive.
New research reveals why people like to reread books, re-watch movies and generally repeat the same experiences over and over again. It’s not addictive or ritualistic behavior, but rather a conscious effort to probe deeper layers of significance in the revisited material, while also reflecting on one's own growth through the lens of the familiar book, movie or place.
cinemetrics is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them.
Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period. But his influence extended well beyond the Soviet Union.
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.
If not discerned in its title, this site assumes a bias towards older, often unpopular, and sometimes unknown films that merit a second look.
Destino is a short animated cartoon released in 2003 by The Walt Disney Company. Destino is unique in that its production originally began in 1945, 58 years before its eventual completion.
Parmi les diverses lubies qui animent ce blog se trouve le recensement, qui se voudrait à terme systématique, des ordinateurs et des intelligences artificielles notables ou notoires issus de fictions diverses : cinéma ou littérature notamment.
The viewer’s face is captured in real time; its size and location on the screen is determined and matched to a series of images stored in a database.
An evolving collection of innovative, interactive stories exploring the world – and our place in it – from uniquely Canadian points of view.
A 4 part documentary about the remix as the main source of inspiration for movie and music.
Watch full movie on youtube
Jinni is a Taste Engine. We look at film through the lens of what makes you love or hate anything you watch. With a Taste Engine, you don't search by what you're looking for, you search by what you like.
Box Office Receipts 1986 — 2008. Here's a look at how movies have fared at the box office, after adjusting for inflation.
Waking Life is a digitally rotoscoped and animated film, directed by Richard Linklater and made in 2001. In a broad scope, Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state.
Metapropart is a Web 3D project aiming to explore in new ways cinema diegetic content, or in other words, movies universe and fiction. This word comes from Prop Art movement, that recognizes movie props and memorabilia as a form of art and meta, a suffix
Stop the projector! Time for a little analysis.
Here you ll find hundreds of b movies that have been lost in the wasteland of forgotten cinema.
Movie Assembly aims to build a short film by using images on Flickr. Flickr has millions of photos tagged by users and if you place proper images one after another you can build a irtual camera. The hard part is finding suitable images.
The Archive's Moving Images Collection of movies, films, and videos. This collection contains thousands of videos which range from classic full-length movies, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to user-uploaded videos of every genre.
Expanded Cinema is an online platform for experimental film, early video, and sound-based, durational work.
Create a movie from google image
Make and edit movie online
Buck de francis et l'art necretique
Not coming to a theater near you
Database of film and cinema
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