Tag Archives: Georges Méliès

The Art of Practical Effects

As noted by my other entries, I am biased towards natural cinematography shot on motion picture film.  If it’s shot through a lens onto celluloid, count me in!  Recently, I have been thinking about a list of films with flawless … Continue reading

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F for Fake

Whenever discussing Orson Welles’ final masterpiece, F for Fake, I’m reminded of Rembrandt, his great painting “The Polish Rider,” and one of his contemporaries, the lesser-known Willem Drost. “The Polish Rider” is fascinating late work from Rembrandt and has been … Continue reading

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The Honest Reality of 35mm

Introduction 35mm motion picture film has reliably been there to capture and preserve the art of moving images since the very beginning!  Without it we would not be able to witness the early experiments and milestones in cinema like Edwin … Continue reading

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