The Library of Congress’ “The Origins of American Animation” collection includes Krazy Kat, The Kazenjammer Kids and Keeping Up With The Joneses shorts dating from 1900 through 1921.
A couple of looks at the art and history of film title sequences.
The Japan Society had a program featuring Japanese animation from the 1910s-1940s. Even if you missed it, you can still see some shorts —a beautiful 1929 silent featuring Tengu; sing along with a 1930 papercut animation village festival; an unfortunate butterfly from 1931; tricks between a fox spirit […]
Warren Ellis asked the internet for posters for a steampunk Batman silent movie, and the internet delivered. (via Toronto Silent Film Festival)
Salon has an excellent piece on the death of stunts in Hollywood movies, exploring everything from the history of film stunts, the reliance on CG effects and new-fangled “intensified continuity” editing. The piece also mentions Michelle Yeoh, Tony Jaa, Zoe Bell and Yakima Canutt. (Thanks, Brian from Shelf […]
Nosferatu eine Symphonie des Grauens in its Schrecktastic entirety.