Film

Post image for Conservationists Reverse-Engineer the First Noncommercial 35mm Film Strip

Using salvaged machines and a hand-cranked camera, conservators at the George Eastman Museum created the first strip of 35mm motion-picture film not produced by a commercial company.

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Post image for The Lobster in Brief: Doctor Moreau and B.F. Skinner Captain the Love Boat through Orwell’s Dreams

Like the diabolical spawn of Franz Kafka and Michael Haneke, the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos sets unfortunate humans loose in mazes of arbitrary, absurd authority and films them with an indifference that borders on cruelty.

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Post image for Mel Chin Crowdfunds a Film About Climate Change, Featuring an Inuit Hunter and Poodles

Artist Mel Chin’s plan was to film an Inuit hunter racing through the streets of Paris on a sled pulled by seven fluffy white poodles, timing this vision of the Arctic in the French capital with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December of last year.

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Post image for Filming a Memorial Ride to the Massacre at Wounded Knee

The US Cavalry massacred over 300 unarmed men, women, and children at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota in 1890, and those who didn’t die from the bullets were left to freeze in the bitter December cold.

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Post image for A Day in the Life of the ‘New York Times’ Obituary Writers

The New York Times is one of the few publications with full-time obituary writers on staff, who each morning tackle a new life suddenly at its end, summing up in a few hundred words how this one person changed our world and why we should care.

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Post image for The Hypnotic Portrait Paintings of Film Noir

Before she even appears in the 1944 film noir classic Laura, Laura Hunt is an obsession for the hardboiled police detective, who is mesmerized with the supposedly dead woman through her portrait.

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Post image for A Dying Society: Abel Gance’s ‘End of the World’

Abel Gance’s 1931 film End of the World certainly did represent the “end” of a very important thing: the director’s career as a great cinema pioneer.

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Post image for Creating a Puppet Documentary for the Count Who Loved a Corpse

The fact that he slept for seven years with the corpse of a woman he loved is, for filmmaker Ronni Thomas, one of the least interesting things about Count von Cosel.

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Post image for An Expansive Exhibition Stars Hollywood and Contemporary Art

As Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, the Museum of the Moving Image’s auspicious foray into exhibiting contemporary art, wryly suggests, it might be film and its iconic images that help stave off decay.

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Post image for A Lifetime Devoted to Sketching the Design Details of the New York Subway

The most encyclopedic history of the art and architecture of New York City’s subway is slowly being compiled by one man, who sketches every design detail of its stations.

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