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15 Amazing Animated Short films We all love short animated films, but creating short film is very hard task. Putting whole story in 5 to 10 minutes is not easy. Can you imagine? Few films produced after working hard more than 6 years! Here we collected 15 dazzling animated short films for your inspiration. You can find different genres in these movies like heart-touching film One life, frightening film The Passenger. I bet you will love these short animated movies, do let us know your favorite one, also feel free to share your favorite short film if it’s not present in the list. Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty Oscar-nominated film of ‘Granny O’Grimm’, directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O’Rourke. Oktapodi (2007) In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. This Side Up – A Short Animation by Liron Topaz Oxygen Oxygen tries to make friends on the playground. “Heavenly Appeals” a short film by David Lisbe Bunny Animation

s 100 YEARS...100 LAUGHS AFI Announces The 100 Funniest American Movies Of All Time. TOOTSIE, DR. STRANGELOVE, ANNIE HALL and DUCK SOUP Complete The Top Five Movies LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2000 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the 100 funniest American films, as selected by a blue-ribbon panel of leaders from across the film community, last evening during a three-hour special television event. SOME LIKE IT HOT, the 1959 classic starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon which was written, directed and produced by Billy Wilder was ranked #1. Interesting facts about AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs include: Cary Grant is the most celebrated actor with eight films in the top 100; The Marx Brothers and Woody Allen star in five; Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Bill Murray each appear in four films. AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies and AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars were each viewed by more than 11 million people, winning their respective time periods.

Da Vinci's Ghost: How The Vitruvian Man Came To Be by Maria Popova Fifteen centuries of combinatorial creativity, or what Leonardo’s to-do list has to do with ancient Rome. In the first century B.C., at the dawn of the Roman imperial age, the architect and thinker Vitruvius proposed that the human body could fit inside a circle, symbolic of the divine, and a square, associated with the earthly and secular — an idea that later became known as the theory of the microcosm, and came to power European religious, scientific, and artistic ideologies for centuries. Some fifteen hundred years later, in 1487, Leonardo da Vinci rediscovered Vitruvius’s theories and put them into form. Lester observes: At a superficial level, [Vitruvian Man] is simply a study of individual proportions. Leonardo was also a voracious information omnivore, a quality so fundamental to the very networked knowledge and combinatorial creativity that no doubt enabled him to create the Vitruvian Man. Donating = Loving Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter.

בלוג | גוף בריא Top 40 best free legal movies you can download right now While you constantly hear about how downloading movies is illegal, there are numerous free legal movies you can download. Sure we aren’t talking about the latest summer blockbusters here, but there are some great films out there on the Internet that can be had for free. The Internet Archive works to bring together anything and everything that resides in the public domain, and that includes movies. We’ve gathered together 40 of the best ones that will keep you entertained for hours on end, all without costing you a dime outside of using some of your bandwidth. You may also be interested in David Cassel’s compilation of the top 40 best free comedy movies you can watch right now compiled in 2011. Drama A Star Is Born: This 1937 version of a story of a rising star in Hollywood was remade twice, once in 1954 with Judy Garland and again in 1976 with Barbara Streisand. Captain Kidd: Charles Laughton and John Carradine star in this film of suspense on the high seas from 1945. Family Mystery/Thriller

Explore Top 10 Lists - The Criterion Collection - StumbleUpon The Criterion Collection Top 10 Lists Mike Allred’s Top 10 Hossein Amini’s Top 10 Ana Lily Amirpour’s Top 10 Allison Anders’s Top 10 Philip Anderson’s Top 10 Wes Anderson’s Top 10 Allan Arkush’s Top 10 Miguel Arteta’s Top 10 Olivier Assayas’s Top 10 Michael Atkinson’s Top 10 Richard Ayoade’s Top 10 Ramin Bahrani’s Top 10 John Bailey’s Top 10 Annie Baker’s Top 10 Sean Baker’s Top 10 Alec Baldwin’s Top 10 Michael Barker’s Top 10 K. Bruce Beresford’s Top 10 Bong Joon-ho’s Top 10 Anthony Bourdain’s Top 10 Susie Bright’s Top 10 Steve Buscemi’s Top 10 Jane Campion’s Top 10 Jonathan Caouette’s Top 10 Dick Cavett’s Top 10 Diablo Cody’s Top 10 Stuart Cooper’s Top 10 Roger Corman’s Top 10 Pedro Costa’s Top 10 Mark Cousins’s Top 10 Peter Cowie’s Top 10 Paul Dano’s Top 10 Guillermo del Toro’s Top 10 Matt Dentler’s Top 10 Xavier Dolan’s Top 10 Lena Dunham’s Top 10 Geoff Dyer’s Top 10 Marcel Dzama’s Top 10 Atom Egoyan’s Top 10 Frederick Elmes’s Top 10 Donald Fagen’s Top 10 Paul Feig’s Top 10 Dave Filipi’s Top 10 Flying Lotus’s Top 10 D.

The Complexity of the Creative Personality Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi includes in his books and other writings descriptions of the diversity and multiple characteristics of creative people. In a post of hers, Juliet Bruce, Ph.D. notes that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced me-high chick-sent-me-high-ee) wrote, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.” “Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos – and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.” Here are a few qualities he lists, as Bruce summarizes: A great deal of physical energy alternating with a great need for quiet and rest.Highly sexual, yet often celibate, especially when working.Smart and naïve at the same time. Do you relate to any of these qualities?

Year in Review: The Best Foreign Films of 2010 Welcome to my list of the best foreign films of the year! In case you’re wondering why certain films appear to be missing there are a few factors to take into account. First, films like Mother, A Prophet, The Good the Bad the Weird, and The Secret In Their Eyes are movies that made previous lists. Second, I haven’t seen everything that was released this year. And third, your favorite foreign release from 2010 may actually have been a piece of shit. I kid. But seriously, these are my picks for the ten best foreign language movies of the year in alphabetical order. About Elly (Iran) A group of friends take a weekend trip, but when one of them goes missing the truth about who she was gets lost in a haze of suspicion, judgment, and fear. Bedevilled (South Korea) An ugly incident in the city sends a woman home to the rural island where she grew up, but she discovers life there has become a living hell for her childhood friend. Click here to see the final eight >>

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