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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. (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. Related:  Movies+Animation+Shortsfilm

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. The Good, The Bad, And the Weird Two comical outlaws and a bounty hunter fight for a treasure map in 1940s Manchuria while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. Tucker and Dale vs. A group of college students go camping for the weekend and, through a series of unlucky events, begin thinking that the harmless Tucker & Dale (pictured above) are trying to kill them. New Kids Turbo An absolutely nutty movie from the Netherlands. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang KKBB is a murder-comedy (?) Big Trouble Big Trouble is one of those movies where all of these different people end up intertwined at the end of the movie. Once Upon A Time In The West Persepolis 13 Assassins Dr. Drive

The Best Movies From A-Z To say this list was difficult to compile would be a vast understatement. We set out to decide the best movie for each letter of the alphabet, and to do that, we had to make some very tough decisions. Star Wars didn’t make the cut. Fight Club didn’t make the cut. The Adventures of Pluto Nash didn’t make the cut. A: Apocalypse Now An insanely talented cast and one of the greatest war movies ever. B: Back to the Future A time-travelling DeLorean? C: City of God The fact that City of God is based on a true story, makes this film of gang warfare in Rio de Janeiro even more insane. D: The Dark Knight The best superhero movie ever made. E: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Yeah it’s a love story, but it’s one of the most original and smartest love stories ever concocted. F: Forrest Gump Only an epic movie like Forrest Gump could knock off the likes of Fight Club and Fargo. G: The Godfather: Part II The Corleone story somehow got even better in the second Godfather film. H: The Hangover See I-P »

Ancient World Histoire du cinéma 2 Le cinéma n'est pas capable, en lui même, de reproduire un mouvement continu Une des observation qui participa à la création du cinéma, est cette particularité physiologique de l'œil humain connue sous le terme de « persistance rétinienne ». Lorsque nous regardons un objet, son image se forme sur la rétine, « surface sensible » à la lumière qui tapisse le fond de l'œil. L'image ainsi captée par la rétine met une fraction de seconde à disparaître. De nombreux instruments furent construit sur ce principe, du simple thaumatrope (2 images tournant autour d'un axe) au praxinoscope à miroirs d'Émile Reynaud. En 1831, le Belge Joseph Plateau, commercialisera avec un certain succès, un « jouet optique » le phénakistoscope : Le principe du phénakistoscope est assez simple, une douzaine d'images comme celles ci-dessus, sur un disque en rotation face à un miroir. Observées à travers les fentes du disque et grâce à la persistance rétinienne, le spectateur a l'illusion d'un mouvement,

Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography Introduction Mediaeval Palaeography is a science in its own right, and a long learning process is necessary to master it. It is not only the art of reading writings of the past, but it also encompasses the history of writing, the analysis of forms and contexts of writing (material culture, social History, etc.). To learn how to use the exercises, you can read the help page. Notice: this website is available in English for the most part. 15th c.The famous "cat paws" on commercial correspondence in the Dubrovnik State Archive: discover the text underneath the paws! 13th c.Excerpt of the Secretum secretorum Website for training in practical palaeographical skills proposed by the transversal Digital Humanities programme of the UMR 5648 - Histoire, Archéologie, Littératures des Mondes Chrétiens et Musulmans Médiévaux(Universités Lyon 2, Lyon 3, Avignon et Pays de Vaucluse; CNRS, EHESS, ENS Lyon)

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. Yo, También You haven’t seen a romance story like this before, and you don’t have to like them to fall deeply in love with this one. A Scanner Darkly Based on the book by Philip K. They Live This 1988 Hollywood movie is counter-culture classic. Un prophète (A Prophet) Gritty, raw, dark. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring This is perhaps my favorite movie of all time. The Act of Killing This is a deeply disturbing movie that has to be seen by everyone. A Single Man You can watch this movie just for the cinematic beauty alone. The Edukators Her Die Welle Gattaca

The 14 Best Martial Arts Movies Every Guy Should See Few things are as delectably enjoyable as martial arts films. You can turn most on half way through and still get glued to your couch. You coast along with the plot (as awful as it can be at times) eagerly anticipating the next fight scene. Great martial arts flicks, however, combine awesome combat with a story that actually makes it worth the down time between roundhouse kicks. Here are 14 every guys should see. Ip Man The fight scenes in Ip Man are so devastatingly awesome, you’ll want to start training in Wing Chun as soon as the credits roll. Hero For as awesome as Jet Li is, a lot of his films fall short for us. Enter the Dragon Not including any Bruce Lee movies on this list would be ridiculous. Ong-Bak Some of the kicks in Ong-Bak will leave you checking your own jaw to see if it got shattered to pieces from some sort of weird osmosis. Brotherhood of the Wolf When you think French movies, you think passionate romances, artsy flicks that go over your head, and plenty of baguettes.

Trailblazing The story of the Royal Society is the story of modern science. Our origins lie in a 1660 ‘invisible college’ of natural philosophers and physicians. Today we are the UK’s national science academy and a Fellowship of some 1,600 of the world’s most eminent scientists. Nullius in verba The very first ‘learned society’ meeting on 28 November 1660 followed a lecture at Gresham College by Christopher Wren. The Royal Society's motto 'Nullius in verba' is taken to mean 'take nobody's word for it'. Advancements and adventure The early years of the Society saw revolutionary advancements in the conduct and communication of science. We published Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica, and Benjamin Franklin’s kite experiment demonstrating the electrical nature of lightning. The leading scientific lights of the past four centuries can all be found among the 8,000 Fellows elected to the Society to date. Independence

Histoire du cinéma 1 Rouleaux narratifs Le principe du « rouleau narratif », grand dessin panoramique déroulant sur papier ou sur soie, fut largement utilisé en Chine et au Japon à partir du Xe siècle par des conteurs comme support narratif. Ces grands dessins cinétiques, servaient à planter le décor, à suivre la progression de l'intrigue et permettait aux spectateurs de voir les déplacements du héros dans les dédales des palais ou des villes… Il pouvait bien sûr y avoir un rouleau pour chaque « plan séquence » du récit, et être accompagné ou non par des musiciens. Théâtre d'ombres Le théâtre d’ombres, quant à lui, est un art très ancien représenté dans tous les pays du monde. celles qui jouent directement à la vue du public celles dont l’ombre, projetée par une source lumineuse, se découpe sur un écran (silhouettes découpées ou personnages formés par l’ombre de la main). Les ombres peuvent présenter des profils nets mais aussi des flous et des bougés qui apportent dynamisme et action à la narration. Suite >

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