Story of Film – Episode 15 – Cinema Today and the Future

CC Image “Avatar” by Susan Alexander at Flickr.com Episode 15 – Cinema Today and the Future Notes: 2000 Onwards: Film Moves Full Circle – and the Future of Movies. Swiss Miss (1938) dir. John G. Blystone and Hal Roach Painted background, studio set Includes an innovative humor Blonde Venus (1932) dir. Josef von Sternberg Hollywood with playful, absurd and new The…

Story of Film – Episode 14 – New American Independents & The Digital Revolution

CC Image “pulp_fiction_frame” by Abraxas3d at Flickr.com Episode 14 – New American Independents & The Digital Revolution Notes: The 1990s: The First Days of Digital – Reality Losing Its Realness in America and Australia. Gladiator (2000) dir. Ridley Scott Smoke from buildings, everything was made to look like a real city But practically everything in the…

The Story of Film – Episode 9 – American Cinema of the 70s

CC Image “The Graduate’ (1967) Movie Poster” by Ron Cogswell at Flickr.com Episode 9 – American Cinema of the 70s Notes 1967-1979: New American Cinema. Duck Soup (1933) dir. Leo McCarey satirize society oppose expectations Artists and Models (1955) dir. Frank Tashlin European film looked like a cartoon (bright colors) Catch-22 (1970) dir. Mike Nichols one of the great movie satires…