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Ingmar Bergman: 1918 – 2007

Oh well, the inevitable happened, Ingmar Bergman lost the chess match. The Master has passed away this morning at his home in Fårö. My first Bergman film was Fanny and Alexander, but my passion for his works didn’t start then. … Continue reading

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De Düva

There are directors that like to say that remakes are homages. My experience shows that those “homages” are a way to spoil the memory of a good film, in general. A few cases are exceptions. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht and … Continue reading

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80 Years of Robots in Hollywood

The idea of a robot was always fascinating to us. The literature discovered it and passed the lesson to the cinema. That’s probably one the reasons there are always new films about them. The last one released, Transformers, isn’t on … Continue reading

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Triumph of the Will

Thanks to politics of Germany in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and the Nazi dislike for independent thought, Germany lost a huge number of intellectuals, artists and scientists to other countries, specially the U.S.. In cinema, the list of directors, actors … Continue reading

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Les affiches françaises du film noir américain

A marvellous on-line exhibition from Bibliothèwue du Film: Les affiches françaises du film noir américain (The French posters of American noir films). I would be happier with more images of posters. However, the images are nice, there is a resume … Continue reading

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Robots Lists

Four lists of robots in films and TV for (almost) all tastes by UnderGround Online (via Quiddity). – Evil Robots: from Ash to T-1000. The whole world loves a good villain – they get the best lines, have the most … Continue reading

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Sergei M. Eisenstein

The Russian / soviet cinema made a huge contribution to cinema language with its theories, developed in the 1920’s. Universal cinema learned a lot with the edition of the experimental documentary films of Dziga Vertov, specially with The Man with … Continue reading

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Private Life of a Cat

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25 Most Shameless Paycheck Grabbing Roles in History

Tears come to my eyes when I imagined Orson Welles’ voice in The Transformers: The Movie. The man that made history reading The War of the Worlds at the radio, that concept and realized “Citizen Kane“, that had a remarkable … Continue reading

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Scream Queens

The first time I heard the expression “Scream queen” was in the documentary about horror films history, 100 Years of Horror, hosted by Christopher Lee, which, by the way, I highly recommend. But what is a scream queen? It is … Continue reading

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