Sound in Film and “City Lights”

When we go to the cinema’s nowadays, we, as an audience, expect to hear the actors talk to one another. Guess what, one hundred years ago the audience didn’t. Back then, films were silent – who knew? Well, they weren’t really silent; there was always a live musical score playing with the film, there just … Continue reading Sound in Film and “City Lights”

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Nosferatu, Expressionism, and Romanticism

One of the most well-known films of the silent era is Nosferatu, a German horror flick that took its inspiration from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And with “took its inspiration from” I mean “copied, changed out the names, and ending of”.  It’s widely believed that Nosferatu is an expressionistic film, though while we were watching it … Continue reading Nosferatu, Expressionism, and Romanticism

Movie History! Alfred Hitchcock

It’s been a while – I know. I guess that about 75% of you weren't even aware of this series' existence. It’s one of the earliest series on my blog, where I thought that it'd be fun to indulge myself in film history and share the things I found to be interesting. I was planning … Continue reading Movie History! Alfred Hitchcock

Movie History! Charlie Chaplin

When writing the previous article in this series, I completely forgot to talk about one of the most famous directors and actors of all time, who I’ve mentioned numerous times in these articles before and who was also inspired to start making movies by George Méliès, just like D.W. Griffith. This man is obviously Charlie … Continue reading Movie History! Charlie Chaplin

Movie History! Edwin S. Porter: an inventive director

Edwin S. Porter was also one of the most influential directors in the beginning of film, and will also be the last director that I’ll discuss before going over in the area where movies got sound. Edwin S. Porter was born April 21st 1870, and is most famous for his works in Thomas Edison’s film … Continue reading Movie History! Edwin S. Porter: an inventive director

Movie History! D.W. Griffith: a controversial director

Just like Charlie Chaplin D.W. Griffith too was inspired by Georges Méliès. D.W. Griffith, short for David Lewelyn Wark Griffith, was born a son of a southern, confederate colonel of the civil war in 1875 and lost his father at the age of 10. His father’s background also showed in Griffith’s most controversial film called … Continue reading Movie History! D.W. Griffith: a controversial director

Movie History! Brothers Lumière

The brothers who inspired Georges Méliès to become a filmmaker and are seen as the revolutionary people on the technical aspect of film, but who were they? Once upon a time, there were two brothers, Auguste Lumière and Louis Lumière, who would grow up to achieve great things. Respectively they were born in 1862 and 1864 both … Continue reading Movie History! Brothers Lumière

Movie History! Georges Méliès

Georges Méliès was one of the most influential directors in the history of film, but who was Georges Méliès? George Méliès was born on the eighth of December 1861 in Paris. In 1884 he decided to go to London, to improve his English a bit. In England, he ended up at the Egyptian Theater, which … Continue reading Movie History! Georges Méliès