120 Years of Film (MLYT)
March 14, 2016 6:31 PM   Subscribe

Last year, it was 120 years since the Lumière brothers [previously: 1, 2] filmed workers leaving their factory. Here are various tributes to cinema.

Pressed for time? 120 years in 120 seconds. For French cinephiles, 120 ans de cinéma français. 120 years of watching movies together. 120 years of the cinematic kiss. Finally, After 120 Years of Cinema focuses more on the modern.
posted by MoonOrb (4 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

i'm reminded of that anecdote of people in the audience running away at the Arrival of a Train at La Ciotatthe, lovingly 'quoted' by martin scorsese in hugo (awesome in 3D!), but was it 'real'? and i wonder about the new 'cinematic' language of A/VR being developed and its capacity for empathy, wonder and horror...
posted by kliuless at 10:49 PM on March 14, 2016

Cool, thanks!

Since we're celebrating, I'd like to share something with you that I've thoroughly enjoyed, and this seems like an appropriate enough place to do it: Tim Brayton, in his blog Antagony & Ecstasy, did a 115 best films of all time series five years ago. Here's the introductory post, and here's the complete list with links to individual posts.

In addition, he also has a great series of the Hollywood century 1914-2014, "a chronological survey, kicking off with the 100-year-old The Squaw Man itself; a survey that's necessarily arbitrary and limited in focus, but hopefully no less useful and interesting because of it." A very educated and otherwise enjoyable insight into Hollywood history.
posted by sapagan at 1:45 AM on March 15, 2016

A Trip To The Moon is available on Netflix in both B/W and restored colorized versions
posted by achrise at 7:41 AM on March 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

So, this is like a Unicorn Chaser for all of the political nonsense today. Thanks.
posted by evilDoug at 3:32 PM on March 15, 2016

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