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”

Here’s a Cool Shot | The Poor Little Rich Girl

Mary Pickford was huge back in the silent era of filmmaking. She was one of the first true film stars and would go on to have an amazing career, in which she’d create a company together with Chaplin, Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks, though unfortunately her career would come to a halt when silent films disappeared … Continue reading Here’s a Cool Shot | The Poor Little Rich Girl

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

Compare: Movie Trailers Back Then and Now

Movie trailers have changed drastically throughout the years, even now they’re still evolving, but where did they really start? BACK THEN As written in my article about George Méliès, he was the first one to introduce a teasing method of the film that was being played in the movie theater. He projected pictures of the … Continue reading Compare: Movie Trailers Back Then and Now

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