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The 2000 Most Important Films Of All Time I An Infograph

The 2000 Most Important Films Of All Time I An Infograph
If you live long enough, you get to appreciate culture’s patterns. You see that Menudo is really NSYNC is really One Direction. Eventually, society just craves an old flavor and it’s mixed anew. No place is this more true than with film. The History of Film is the latest archival infographic from HistoryShots. It’s a meticulously researched terraform of our pop-culture past. (Ed note: See a different take, Martin Scorsese’s top 85 films, here.) Before he could build the graphic, though, designer Larry Gormley had to narrow down thousands of candidates, collected over two years, to a more manageable figure. With the list in hand, Gormley began plotting. “The original feature-length movies were dramas, then came adventure/action films, then Westerns, etc. It’s a surprisingly effective visual. If you’d like a print of the graphic for your own, 43”x22” posters start at $34. Buy it here.

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25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven't Seen Pt. 2 Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping, dancing and sex. The Matador Pierce Brosnan plays an assassin going through a mid-life crisis as he approached retirement.

25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 3 Mr. Nobody Who would you have been when, at crucial moments in your life, you chose to walk a different path? That thought experiment is explored brilliantly by this amazing science-fiction movie as we follow Nemo(s) for 118 years. Set in the past, the now and in the future, we follow different branches of his life through time, covering the topics of technology, love, human fragility and how decisions shape who we will end up being. Spectacular. 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven't Seen Midnight in Paris Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people.

Grand Guignol Error creating thumbnail: Unable to save thumbnail to destination Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol was a theatre in Paris popular between World War I and World War II known for its naturalist horror shows with explicit violence. The 293-seat venue, the smallest in Paris, opened in 1897 as a naturalist theater staging taboo performances involving prostitutes and criminals. But the theater soon became a house of terror, featuring insane characters engaged in explicit acts of rape, brutal murders, disembowelment, and dismemberment. But the audience dwindled after World War II as real-life violence overshadowed that of the Grand Guignol, and the theatre closed down in 1962. Stageness and the Horror Machine

A collection of films short enough to watch in your lunch break Lunch breaks can be all too precious and when in the middle of a deadline, it can be hard to get away from the desk. Next time you find yourself grabbing a quick 10-15 minute desk lunch, instead of scrolling emails and jotting down notes between bites of a turkey sandwich, sit back and enjoy these short films. These guys did an awesome job of collecting a series of films which are perfect for those rushed lunches. Take a deep breath, settle your napkin, relax and actually enjoy your meal.

THE HORROR! THE FEAR! Or how to kill a woman in 10000 different ways: L.Paulais, Paula Maxa, the Princess of Horror and the world of violent entertainment Posted by Tanja Jurković on March 18, 2014 in Guest Blog, Tanja Jurkovic tagged with Grand-Guignol, horror, stage performance, theatre, violent entertainment Introducing the prominent French horror theatre in my previous post gave me the opportunity to write about everything connected to the theme of this interesting theatre and its gore representations, as well as the theme of horror in general. Many enthusiasts brought together around this legendary venue over the years became experts in the field and prepared the foundations for the next generations and the evolution of their talent.

Animated Short Movies » Life-Changing Arts Movie shorts, or short animations are a unique form of art, which can inspire and enlighten just like any other art form. Sometimes even more so. Here is a selection of inspiring, or for some reason animated short movies, here shown in their original full length. Thanks to all the visitors who have contributed with their detailed suggestions! That is why there are now two pages of great animated shorts! If you think there is a short animated movie that should be added, let us know which, and why.

Top Ten Films 1930-2013 2015 1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller) 2. MY GOLDEN DAYS (Arnaud Desplechin) 3. Yeniden Yönlendirme Bildirimi Establishing the best anime movies can be tricky. After all, despite now being one of the most ubiquitous cultural properties of the 21st century, anime, thanks to over a century’s worth of the medium’s evolution and reinvention, is especially difficult to define. From the five-minute shorts of Oten Shimokawa in 1917, to the feature-length animations produced during World War II, to the pioneering production cycles of Tezuka in the ’60s and the auteurist innovations of the likes of Miyazaki and many others towards the latter half of the last century, anime has morphed through countless phases.