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One Week, One Year
175 minutes | May 6, 2021
1915 - Birth of Nation and Other, Less Horrible Things (With Marcus Williams)
CW for this episode: Rape, suicide, and racial violence Well if that content warning doesn’t tell you what you need to know, it’s time for the not all it’s cracked up to be and as racist and more than it’s cracked up to be, The Birth of a Nation. We’re excited to have done all the first hand research and leg work to tell you that it is not the revelation in filmic style and form that its reputation has it be. Regardless, there’s a lot to talk about with it, from the specifics of its heinous racial politics to the the things that it reveals about D.W. Griffith as a person. Plus we’ve got a stone cold classic Chaplin, a proto-noir, a well put together art film, and stop-motion dinosaurs! You can watch along with our video version of the episode here on Youtube! You can check out our Instagram, Twitter, and other social media crap here: http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1915 Films Discussed playlist right here! --- One Week, One Reel --- The Tramp Pool Sharks The Dinosaur and the Missing Link: A Prehistoric Tragedy Two Knights of Vaudeville --- The Serial Bowl --- Les Vampires Episode 1: The Severed Head Les Vampires Episode 2: The Ring that Kills Les Vampires Episode 3: The Red Cryptogram --- Our Feature Presentation --- The Birth of a Nation Hypocrites The Cheat See you next year!
108 minutes | Apr 24, 2021
1914 - War Were Declared (With Marco Rummo)
It’s the beginning of Charlie Chaplin and the end of the world! (not related). That’s right, World War I is breaking out and everything is falling apart in Europe. As we hear in the news segment, the Italian Socialist Party thinks this is a bourgeois war and I would tend to agree. What exactly was the point of all this?? On the other hand Charlie Chaplin is just killing it right out of the gate, he’s a screen presence like nothing we’ve seen before. Something we have seen before in our film classes is Gertie the Dinosaur, which is a lesser McCay from a visual standpoint, but a formal and technical leap! You can watch along with our video version of the episode here on Youtube! You can check out our Instagram, Twitter and other social media crap here: http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1914 Films Discussed playlist right here! --- The Serial Bowl --- Fantômas Chapter 4: Fantômas vs. Fantômas Fantômas Chapter 5: The False Magistrate --- One Week, One Reel --- Making a Living Mabel’s Strange Predicament Kid Auto Races at Venice, Cal. Caught in the Rain Gertie the Dinosaur --- Our Feature Presentation --- Cabiria Tillie’s Punctured Romance Cris’ favorite: Fantômas vs. Fantômas Glen’s favorite: Fantômas vs. Fantômas See you next year!
114 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
1913 - Fantôm of the Foot-Handed Vaudeville House (With Marco Rummo)
As we move through into new eras of film, time to move into new eras of the podcast! To wit, we're introducing our new format, broken up into serials, shorts, and a handful of features, plus we've got our first guest on the line, so welcome to Marco Rummo! In this episode we see our favorite adaptation of many of At the Telephone, with some really daring cinematography and deft direction by America's first female director, Lois Weber! We also delve into the first 3 episodes of Fantômas, a super good serialized crime thriller from our pal Louis Feuillade (I recommend the Kino restoration on Blu-ray!). Plus other stuff! Hey, podcast time! You can catch up with what Marco is up to here: https://twitter.com/fleetwoodmarco https://www.instagram.com/fleetwoodmarco/ You can watch along with our video version of the episode here on Youtube! You can check out our Instagram, Twitter, and other social media crap here: http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1913 Films Discussed playlist right here! --- The Serial Bowl --- Fantômas Episodes 1-3 with Marco Rummo: Fantômas in the Shadow of the Guillotine Juve vs. Fantômas The Murderous Corpse --- One Week, One Reel --- Suspense The Rosary The Bangville Police Matrimony’s Speed Limit A House Divided Edison Kinetophone Experiments Gaumont Color Experiments D.W. Griffith’s Newspaper Ad The episode of Karina Longworth’s “You Must Remember This” on D.W. Griffith --- Our Feature Presentation --- Traffic in Souls Atlantis The Student of Prague Quo Vadis? Glen’s Favorite: Fantomas Cris’s Favorite: Suspense See you next year!
125 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
1912 - Sex, Bugs, and the Conquest of the Pole
Well folks, it's finally time to say goodbye to our boi, our main man, and the legend himself, Papa Georges Méliès. This year Pathé angles him out of house and home and soon he burns all his films he owns in a rebellious rage. :( Meanwhile, feature films are getting started, including the earliest surviving American one, filmed in Westchestah! We also have the first narrative film with an all-Black cast, a fun one too! Listen along, folks! Also I hope you all appreciate my Joe's Apartment reference. You can watch along with our video version of the episode here on Youtube! You can check out our Instagram, Twitter, and other social media crap here: http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1912 Films Discussed playlist right here! --- Shipwreck Disasters and Shakespearian Features --- Saved From the Titanic (lost, link to the wiki page) In Nacht und Eis The Obsession Richard III --- Glen’s Filmic Forbearers and The Beginning of Keystone --- Jekyll and Hyde The Curious Case of Jekyll and Hyde (2006, Dir. Glen Covell) The Vox video, “Hollywood almost lost to this city” At Coney Island Mabel’s Adventures --- Hello Dolly! (In and Out) --- Andalusian Superstition The Passer-By The Cameraman’s Revenge The other Vox film history video, “How stop-motion animation began” --- Cute Kids and the Booming Studio Solax! --- The Land Beyond the Sunset The Detective’s Dog Falling Leaves Making an American Citizen A Fool and His Money Algie the Miner The Sewer --- Wow, Good Job Temporarily Not Being Racist, D.W.! --- The Massacre For His Son The Musketeers of Pig Alley The New York Hat An Unseen Enemy --- A Farewell to Méliès --- Conquest of the Pole Cinderella or the Glass Slipper The Knight of the Snow The Voyage of the Bourrichon Family See you next year!
124 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
1911 - Cucks of the Old West
Lots of movies this time! Also what do you think of the alternate title A Morally Bankrupt Giving Tree? D.W. Griffith creates a lot of fodder for shady episode titles. We've got our introduction of Winsor McCay, some grand scale Italian and Russian historicals and mythologicals, and some steampunk that can take the place of the lost Aerial Anarchists! Listen along! You can watch along with our video version of the episode here on Youtube! You can check out our Instagram, Twitter and other social media crap here: http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1911 Films Discussed playlist right here! --- A Penultimate Méliès Check-in --- Baron Munchausen’s Dream The Diabolical Church Window Silent Film Party Background Playlist coming soon? --- D.W. Griffith Does More Civil War Nonsense And Also Some Not Awful Stuff --- The Lonedale Operator The Battle Swords and Hearts His Trust/His Trust Fulfilled The Miser’s Heart The Last Drop of Water --- Alice Guy returns at Solax and Louis Feuillade takes her place at Pathé --- Parson Sue Starting Something The Trust, or Battles For Money The Defect --- The Italian Epics --- L’Inferno Cris’s Haw Par Villa photos The Fall of Troy The Defense of Sevestopol (Not Italian) Pinocchio --- Potpourri --- The Pirates of 1920 The Automatic Motorist Animated Putty Winsor McCay: The Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (AKA Little Nemo) Banks of the Nile (The Letterboxd review) Max’s Tragedy Glen's Favorite: The Trust, (NOT His Trust) Cris's Favorite: Pinocchio, for its audacity See you next year!
107 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
1910 - Decrepit Old Simps
Well now DW Griffith is beginning to "show his power level" as modern day people of his ilk call it, beginning his fascination with the Civil War. We also have some startlingly mature camera work in the Max Linder films and confident, emotionally complex, and deep storytelling in the Danish debut of Asta Nielsen, The Abyss! (unrelated to James Cameron). You can watch along with our video version of the episode here on Youtube! You can check out our Instagram, Twitter and other social media crap here: http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1910 Films Discussed playlist right here! --- DW Griffith’s Civil War Films --- In the Border States The Fugitive The House with Closed Shutters --- Various Other Americana And Also Frankenstein --- The Unchanging Sea Ramona White Fawn’s Devotion Frankenstein --- Max Linder Films Being Casually Excellent --- Max Takes a Bath Max’s Film Debut --- Danish Erotic Melodramas --- The Abyss The White Slave Trade --- Potpourri --- Police in the Year 2000 Aerial Submarine The Birth of a Flower The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Cris’s Favorite: The Abyss Glen’s Favorite: Aerial Submarine The F. Percy Smith Article https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/f-percy-smith-nature-films See you next year!
96 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
1900s Decade in Review!
Time for a decade in review show! Thought it would be about time to check in on the developments and trends over the course of the first 10 years of the 20th century! A bit of a looser, hangout episode with a juicy Top 10 at the end that you can spoil if you scroll down! We also talk about two movies about this era of film! Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) and Hugo (2011). See you in 1910! You can check out our socials and our youtube version where you can watch along at http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can check out our Top 10s of the decade playlists here for Glen and here for Cris --- General takeaways from our journey so far --- How early color and sound have appeared Going on a film pilgrimage would be lovely The complexity and technique evolved very quickly over this decade The changes in favored genres and how Méliès couldn’t keep up We have talked about over 300 films so far on the podcast! What Glen’s taken away as a filmmaker France is early cinema’s MVP What we’re looking forward to in the next decade Public domain, the need for preservation, and the dearth of high quality material --- Contemporary movies about this era of film --- 38:30 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) 46:40 Hugo (2011) The Extraordinary Voyage --- Our Top 10s of the decade --- Cris’ Top 10 1 A Trip to the Moon 2 Legend of a Ghost 3 On the Barricade 4 The Great Train Robbery 5 Kingdom of the Fairies 6 Spring 7 A Voyage to Jupiter 8 The Teddy Bears 9 The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs 10 Life and Passion of Jesus Christ Glen’s Top 10 1 A Trip to the Moon 2 Kingdom of the Fairies 3 Legend of a Ghost 4 The Magic Sword 5 History of a Crime 6 The Great Train Robbery 7 The Spring Fairy 8 The Drunken Mattress and The Race for the Sausage 9 On The Barricade 10 Mary Jane’s Mishap See you next year!
120 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
1909 - Oops, They Died!
Legacies begin and end! D.W. Griffith commences his second whirlwind year in filmmaking and begins developing his style. After a weak 1908 Georges Méliès has a paltry 1909, and he only has a handful of films left before his last. Segundo de Chomón continues producing amazing work, cementing his spot as a worthy successor to Méliès. Thanks for listening all the way though the first decade of the 20th Century! We'll see you in 1910! You can check out our socials and our youtube version where you can watch along at http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1909 Films Discussed playlist right here. Discussion on the MPCC and Paris Film Congress and their effects on filmmaking --- The Beginning of the End For Georges Méliès --- The Spider and the Butterfly --- The Heir to Méliès’s Goofy Throne --- A Voyage to Jupiter An explanation of Pathécolor The Invisible Thief Slippery Jim Sweet Dreams Intermingled With Nightmares A Panicky Picnic --- D.W. Griffith’s “Oops, they died” movies --- Those Awful Hats A Corner in Wheat The Lonely Villa Two Memories Edgar Allen Poe (sic) The Country Doctor A Trap for Santa --- Potpourri --- Custody of the Child The Barometer of Faithfulness Spring The Smoke Fairy; or Princess Nicotine Nero, or The Fall of Rome The Happy Microbes The Airship Destroyer Cris’s Favorite: A Voyage to Jupiter Glen’s Favorite: The Airship Destroyer See you next year!
105 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
1908 - Hellcar Derby
This time: Advances in animation, strange, dreamlike color projection, Méliès has a bum year, Segundo de Chomón makes Undead Fury Road, and the racist father of American Cinema D.W. Griffith gets his first role. So in order: cool, cool, aw sad, rad AF, booooooo. You can check out our socials and our youtube version where you can watch along at http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1908 Films Discussed playlist right here. --- Potpourri --- Fantasmagorie Stenka Razin The Assassination of the Duke of Guise The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (lost) The Runaway Horse A Visit to the Seaside Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (lost) --- Manuel Makes a Mess, or is it Monsieur Méliès? --- The Good Shepherdess and the Evil Princess Sideshow Wrestlers Tribulation, or Misfortunes of a Cobbler --- The Chomón and Only --- Excursion to the Moon The Frog Electric Hotel The Haunted Hotel (J. Stuart Blackton, 1907) The Haunted House/The House of Ghosts The Golden Spider Legend of a Ghost --- Enter D.W. Griffith --- Rescued From an Eagle’s Nest Adventures of Dollie LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF NEW YORK LIFE; OR, THE SIGHTS AND SENSATIONS OF A GREAT CITY (The Grifter Manual) Moving Picture World, the film industry trade magazine See you next year!
130 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
1907 - The Pig of Nightmares
A lot of great French stuff this year! They've started adapting British chase films, but adding some very French silliness. Pathé is delving into some real creepy territory, and the Americans are blowing our minds with bizarre violence. It's quite a week! You can check out our socials and our youtube version where you can watch along at http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our 1907 Films Discussed playlist right here. --- The Very French Man Méliès --- Tunneling the English Channel Under the Sea The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon The Skipping Cheeses --- The Zany French Chases --- The Pumpkin Race The Race for the Sausage The Policemen's Little Run --- Scary!!! --- The Dancing Pig The Red Spectre The Devil Drives a Train (I'd recommend watching this at .75 speed) --- A Journey from Scaryland back to France --- Music, Forward! Madame Has Her Cravings On the Barricade The Banknote --- Jeezus! Americans Are You Okay??? --- College Chums Cohen’s Fire Sale The “Teddy” Bears A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus Honorable Mentions: The Prodigal Son (First European feature film, now lost) Ben Hur (First adaptation, established the need to acquire rights to adapt a work) The Silent Movie GIFs twitter: https://twitter.com/silentmoviegifs Glen's favorite: The Pumpkin Race Cris's favorite: The "Teddy" Bears But quality-wise gotta be On the Barricade See you next year!
128 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
1906 - Featuring... Feature Film!
A lot of films to talk about this week! We’re reaching around the world (but mainly to France) and finding fairies, finding Jesus, and watching cartoons, and getting rustled by outlaws. You can check out our socials and our youtube version where you can watch along at http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our Films Discussed playlist right here. --- Méliès and the Féerie tradition --- The Merry Frolics of Satan The Witch A Desperate Crime The Chimney Sweep The Mysterious Retort (Mislabeled as 1897) The Tramp and the Mattress Makers --- Alice Guy and her Magnum Opus --- The Drunken Mattress The Birth, the Life, and the Death of Christ The Consequences of Feminism --- Pathé is doing some real varied stuff! --- The Spring Fairy Bob’s Electric Theatre Aladdin and his Wonder Lamp The Bell Ringer’s Daughter The Law of Forgiveness --- Anglophone Favorites --- The Story of the Kelly Gang Dream of a Rarebit Fiend Three American Beauties The Black Hand The Secret of Death Valley Is Spiritualism a Fraud? The “?” Motorist Humorous Phases of Funny Phases Glen’s Favorite: The Spring Fairy Cris’s Favorite: The Drunken Mattress Intro song: Ned Kelly by Johnny Cash See you next year!
111 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
1905 - Time for Some Dark and Gritty
Things are picking up! And while the films (and subsequently the cast) are getting longer, they're starting to play with new ideas! Alice Guy is making sync sound phonoscènes and in the States, Wallace McCutcheon and Edwin S. Porter are working with some more serious dramatic material, and also babies robbing trains! You can check out our socials and check out our youtube version where you can watch along at http://linktr.ee/1w1y And you can watch and form your own opinions from our Films Discussed playlist right here. --- Melies gettin’ New Yawwk --- Rip’s Dream The Palace of the Arabian Nights An Adventurous Automobile Trip (The first half is in color here) The Enchanted Sedan Chair --- The European Wonders --- Félix Mayol Performs “Indiscreet Questions” Alice Guy Films a “Phonoscène” The Hen that Laid the Golden Eggs --- American DRAMA --- The Little Train Robbery The Night Before Christmas The Kleptomaniac The Miller’s Daughter The White Caps The Nihilist --- Potpourri --- Rescued by Rover The Unfortunate Policeman Down in the Coal Mines The Taking of Rome See you next year!
73 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
1904 - Impossible Voyages Under the Mistletoe
One Slow Week, One Slow Year. Hey, after the absolute knockouts of 1902 and 1903, it's time for our early film pioneers to coast a bit. But there are still some diamonds in the rough and some genuinely cool things this year! Have a listen! We have a youtube version where you can watch along while we talk about these movies, plus see a little bit of our pretty mugs! Check it out here https://youtu.be/bum9f_wrLNU There's also a playlist where you can watch these on your own accord with sound accompaniment where available right here! And finally you can catch up on all our social whatsits at linktr.ee/1w1y --- Méliès Shows us His Range --- The Impossible Voyage The Cook in Trouble The Christmas Angel The Terrible Turkish Executioner --- Checking in on Our Other Europals --- The Mistletoe Bough Grand Display of Brock’s Fireworks at the Crystal Palace An Interesting Story The Strike --- You Never Have Any Clue What You'll Get Out of the Americans --- The Ex-Convict Photographing a Female Crook European Rest Cure How a French Nobleman Got a Wife Through the New York Herald Personal Columns Personal The Bold Bank Robbery See ya next year!
84 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
1903 - The Greatest Train Robbery You Ever Did See
One More Week, One More Year, that's what I always say! Anyway time to get to another one of the big ones: The Great Train Robbery! It's been given a bit of credit it may not deserve but it is actually really good anyway! We're doing video versions of every episode now, where you can see the movies while we talk about them and also see our ugly mugs! You can catch them at our youtube page here, and this episode in particular here Here's a link to the Films Discussed playlist if you'd like to watch along but with a soundtrack where available! You can catch up on all our social whatsits at linktr.ee/1w1y To start: A Foxy Grandpa Update --- Ambitious Whimsical Europeans --- Kingdom of the Fairies Melies sketches from Hugo The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ The Voros Twins Saying “Da Vinki?” (2020) Diving Lucy Mary Jane’s Mishap Alice in Wonderland --- The 1903 British Chase Films --- A Daring Daylight Burglary Desperate Poaching Affray Runaway Match --- Edwin S. Porter’s Lows and Highs --- Life of an American Fireman Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Slavery Days Electrocuting an Elephant (WARNING: Graphic) The Great Train Robbery Thanks for listening! See ya next year!
92 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
1902 - A Trip to the Moon!!!!!
We're back after a monthlong moving-induced break! Back for the biggest grandest bestest famousest silent film in history! This will also be our first video episode, where you can watch along while we talk! Handy. You can watch the Youtube version here, which you should because I worked very hard on it. If you'd prefer the musical accompaniment, you can check out the full playlist of films discussed here as always. --- The Terrible Americans --- Jack and the Beanstalk Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show The Boys Think They Have One on Foxy Grandpa, but He Fools Them Foxy Grandpa and Polly in a Little Hilarity The 20th Century Tramp; or Happy Hooligan and his Airship --- The Oft-Ripped-Oft Europeans --- Conquering the Air / A la Conquête de l’Air (1901) The Little Match Seller Alcohol and Its Victims Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Midwife to the Upper Class Alfred Raymond, Agnes May, & Wilfred Sydney --- The MVP, The Main Man Himself --- An Impossible Balancing Feat The Human Fly Eruption of Mount Pele Ferdinand Zecca's version, Catastrophe de la Martinique Gulliver’s Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants Robinson Crusoe --- LA VOYAGE --- A Trip to the Moon (though I'd recommend going and renting a high quality version) Thanks for listening! Check out our tweetums and youtubes here!
100 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
1901 - The First Great Movie Year
It's cussin' time because Glen did a swear. Also movies! We're seeing such new complexity in form this year that we had to make a long long long episode to talk about it all. Very impressive! You can see our tweetums and whatnot here! And you can see the full playlist of films discussed here! --- Aaaaah the French --- Starting with Méliès as always Man with the Rubber Head The Dwarf and the Giant The Devil and the Statue Méliès's lost Red Riding Hood Film Blue Beard --- New on the scene, Ferdinand Zecca --- What is Seen Through a Keyhole Drama at the Bottom of the Sea History of a Crime ---- The British Invasion --- Walter R. Booth and Robert W. Paul Power Team Scrooge, or, Marley’s Ghost The Death of Poor Joe (George Albert Smith) The Over-Incubated Baby The Countryman and the Cinematograph The Magic Sword James Williamson The Big Swallow Mitchell and Kenyon Actualities Fire! Stop, Thief! --- The ‘Mericans --- Edwin S. Porter Kansas Saloon Smashers Why Mr. Nation Wants a Divorce Execution of Leon Czolgosz with Panorama of Auburn Prison Demolishing and Building up the Star Theatre Thanks for listening!
76 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
1900 - Welcome to the 20th Century!
The Twentieth Century! From Joan of Arc to The Matrix, this is where we'll spend the bulk of our podcasting time! What's to come? Well what is to come in this episode is Glen said a cuss so we're now ~explicit~! A full playlist of the films discussed is available to you if you would only click this link. Likewise for our social media mumbo jumbo. --- Mandatory Georges Méliès Check-in --- Joan of Arc Automobile Parade (Edison) The One Man Band The Doctor and the Monkey Going to Bed Under Difficulties A Fantastical Meal The Christmas Dream --- The British Invasion --- Let Me Dream Again Grandma’s Reading Glass As Seen Through a Telescope The Dull Razor Attack on a China Mission How it Feels to Be Run Over Explosion of a Motorcar --- Alice Guy-Blaché: Gay or Just European? --- Turn-of-the-Century Surgery Danse Serpentine Automated Hat-Maker and Sausage-Grinder Pierrette's Escapades At the Floral Ball --- Misc/Ernest Scared Stupid --- Uncle Josh’s Nightmare/Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel Cyrano De Bergerac The Enchanted Drawing Sherlock Holmes Baffled
76 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
1899 - Storytelling Gets More Complex, 5 Years In
5 weeks, 5 years! And now it's nearing the turn of the century! People are starting to use edits to tell stories!!! What?? Find the full playlist of films discussed here on youtube And find all of our social medias here! --- Méliès and His Love of Demons --- Pillar of Fire The Devil in a Convent The Mysterious Knight The Dreyfus Affair Philosophy Tube's Antisemitism video, which has an in-detail rundown of the Dreyfus Affair Cinderella --- The George Albert Smith cinematic advancement and a Filthy Stealer --- The Kiss in the Tunnel Bamforth Kiss in the Tunnel The Biter Bit --- The Lumière Boys Are Branching Out --- Lancement du “Varese” à Livourne Un Tournoi Parade of Flowered Automobiles Opium Smoking Équilibre et moulinet The Priest and the Mannequins --- Alice Guy Blache May Party Too Hard --- Wonderful Absinthe At the Club --- Edison is Mean to Animals --- Trick Bears Fun in Camp Admiral Dewey Arriving at Gibralter --- Potpourri and Our First Negative Reviews --- The Jeffrey Sharkey Fight (lost) King John Momijigari Upside Down, or The Human Flies Ladies Skirts Nailed to a Fence/Womens’ Rights In the Grip of the Blizzard Panorama from the tower of the Brooklyn Bridge
88 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
1898 - Editing Begins
Ooh a long-un. But for good reason because the innovation this year is stunning! Cutting enters the scene in a big way and we begin to see the shape of real storytelling forming. Well that part does get a little Jesus-ey but hey, depending on how you see it, it's a 10 minute film telling a story with multiple scenes! Whaaaa! You'll just have to listen and see. Check out all our socials at linktr.ee/1w1y and see the playlist of all films discussed here. --- Ship is getting real --- The Launch of the HMS Albion Bird's eye angle number 1 Bird's eye angle number 2 --- Some more early efforts in editing --- Reviewing the ''Texas'' at Grant's Tomb Return of Lifeboat A Night to Dismember (1983) Come Along, Do! --- Effects extravaganza! --- Santa Claus, George Albert Smith The Four Troublesome Heads William Tell and the Clown Divers at work on the wreck of the “Maine” Pygmalion and Galatea The Astronomer’s Dream (or a more contemporary soundtrack here) Panorama from the top of a Moving Train --- We need to be giving the Lumière boys some more credit --- Panorama pendant l’ascension de la Tour Eiffel Panorama pris d'un ballon captif The Woodcutter, a Music Lover The Life and Passion of Jesus Christ --- Odds and ends and Cris’s Gripes --- The Turn of the Century Blind Man The Cavalier’s Dream Wax House, Baby! Don’t look at letterboxd reviews for movies from the 1890s I couldn't find the blasphemous Windows Movie Maker clip :( Something Good: Negro Kiss
73 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
1897 - Film Explodes Metaphorically and also Literally
Spiritualism! Piracy! Towering infernos! War! X-Rays! And the film explosion around the world! Must be 1897, where we had a LOT of movies to talk about. We have a Youtube channel, where you can find playlists containing all the movies we talk about, plus a twitter and facebook which you can find at linktr.ee/1w1y Playlist of the films discussed --- A catastrophic disaster, and more importantly, my projectionist nightmare --- The 1897 Charity Bazaar Fire Bonfire of Destiny trailer (2019) --- Georges Méliès, whomst everyone desperately desires to imitate --- The Haunted Castle The Last Cartridges (The Painting, Les Dernières Cartouches) Surrender of Tournavos Between Calais and Dover Sea Combat in Greece On the Roofs The Bewitched Inn --- Voyeuristic Tendencies --- After the Ball Pillow Fight / Seminary Girls Through the Keyhole, (actually from 1901) --- George Albert Smith, Britain’s answer to Méliès --- The X Ray Fiend Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer Miller and the Sweep --- Alice Guy-Blaché’s earliest surviving films --- "Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché" (2019) At the Hypnotist’s On the Roofs Bathing in a Stream The Fisherman at the Stream --- The Lumières and Promio filming around the world --- Une rue à Tokyo Laveuses sur la rivière Policemens' Parade --- A new genre: The Phantom Ride --- Leaving Jerusalem by Railway Haverstraw Tunnel Panorama du casino pris d’uh bateau --- The Lumières attempt to Do A Méliès --- Faust - Apparition de Méphistophélès The Merry Skeleton --- Feature length AND widescreen!? The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight --- The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight High Quality The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight Cryptid Edition
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