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Fairy Tales books on Archive

Fairy tale is a fictional story that usually features folkloric characters (such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, witches, giants, and talking animals) and enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events. The Internet Archive highlighted seven fairy tale books with … Continue reading

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Things to Come

Things to Come: A celebration of the 1936 film written by H.G. Wells, directed by William Cameron Menzies, and produced by Alexander Korda.Nice site with a great number of publicity materials of the film and pictures. (via IWR Art) Things … Continue reading

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Pirates! at Internet Archive

The Internet Archive‘s blog made a special post to celebrate the International Talk Like a Pirate Day: Pirates!. The post points to films, animations, audio archives and books with pirates on Archive’s collection. Nice suggestions, specially the animations: Felix the … 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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News Sketches

The Austrian-American animator Max Fleischer and his brother Dave Fleischer made an amazing contribution to the history of animation. Max created the Rotoscoping process of animation, founded the Fleischer Studios with his brother and left us a wonderful group of … Continue reading

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John Held Jr.

The American illustrator John Held Jr. is most known his several works for cover of magazines like Judge, College Humor and Life. In addition to his archetypical flapper illustrations, during the same time Held also did cartoons in a 19th … Continue reading

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Ikiru on-line

Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, also knwon as To Live, is on-line at Google Video with English subtitles and it has also already been posted at Videos with Bibi. This film, as other Japanese films made before 1953, is in the public … 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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The Art of Caricaturing

Caricature is the art of excess by excellence. It’s a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. The cartoonist chose the memorable characteristic of person to be portrayed … Continue reading

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