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18 DECEMBER 2016

Un Chien Andalou: the surrealist masterpiece restored and corrected

"The film as shown here plays in 'actual time', slowing down the hyper, 16 minutes cut to a more deliberately paced 21+ minutes. The image is less contrast-blown than any version I have seen, not to mention that it is no longer heavily cropped. The score, too, is different, dropping the now iconic tango back-and-forth with Wagner, with just a straight run through the Wagner."

(Blake Williams, 22 February 2011)

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1929 • Albert Duverger • black and white • Blake Williams • Fano Messan • film restoration • Filmoteca Espanola • hermaphrodite • influential works • Jaume Miravitlles • Jimmy Berliet • Luis Bunuel • Marval • masterpiecemasterwork • Original Aspect Ratio (OAR) • Pierre Batcheff • Pierre Schild • restorationRobert Hommetsilent cinemasilent filmSimone Mareuilsurrealist cinema • surrealist masterpiece • Un Chien Andalou (1929)

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Simon Perkins
11 DECEMBER 2015

1926 Silhouettenfilm von Lotte Reiniger, Musik von Wolfgang Zeller

"Mit dem Silhouettenfilm 'Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed' schuf Lotte Reiniger (1899 – 1981) den ersten langen Animationsfilm der Filmgeschichte und entwickelte Technik sowie Ästhetik dieses Genres bereits in den 20er Jahren zur künstlerischen Perfektion. Ihr Stil knüpft an die chinesischen Schattenspiele an, die sie durch die Möglichkeiten des Films erweiterte. Zu diesem an sich stummen Film (es gibt einige Zwischentitel) komponierte Wolfgang Zeller eine Tonspur für Orchester."

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1926black and white • cardboard cut-outs • colour silhouette film • colour tintcraft technique • cutout animation • Die Geschichte des Prinzen Achmed (1926) • feature-length animated film • German cinema • German film director • Lotte Reiniger • monochrome • paper animationpaper craftpaper cut designpapercuttingpioneering animatorshadow playshadow puppetsilent cinemasilhouette • silhouette animation • silhouette film • silhouette films • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) • traditional craft technique • Wolfgang Zeller • women in animation

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Simon Perkins
27 DECEMBER 2014

People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)

"Perhaps owing to its use of non–actors, People on Sunday has a remarkably modern feel to it, and the cast never employ the exaggerated gestures or acting style one tends to find in silent cinema. If anything, the film has more in common with the French New Wave than it does the New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit) that was dominating German cinema at the time (Lang, Pabst, Jutzi.) The boyish playfulness of Erwin and Wolfgang combined with their romantic machinations (and partner swapping) is right out of Masculin Féminin or Bande à Part."

(Andrew Grant, 27 August 2007, Filmbrain)

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1930a film without actors • Annie Schreyer • Berlin • Billy Wilder • Brigitte Borchert • Christl Ehlers • city symphony • Curt Siodmak • Edgar Ulmer • Erwin Splettstobe • Eugen Schufftanfly-on-the-wall • Fred Zinnemann • German cinemainterwar period • Kurt Siodmak • Menschen am Sonntag (1930) • People on Sunday (1930) • portrait of everyday liferealismresidents • Robert Siodmak • silent cinemasilent drama • summers day • Sunday • time capsule • Wolfgang von Waltershausen

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Simon Perkins
03 JANUARY 2013

The Value of Culture: Mass Culture

"Melvyn Bragg considers how technology and increasing access to education made possible the rise of a true mass culture in the twentieth century. He examines how the rise of cinema and photography opened the cultural realms to millions, and how our understanding of what culture is, and what it's for, was transformed by the work of scholars such as Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams."

(Melvyn Bragg, 2013)

"The Value of Culture: Two Cultures", Radio broadcast, Episode 4 of 5, Duration: 42 minutes, First broadcast: Thursday 03 January 2013, Presenter/Melvyn Bragg, Producer/Thomas Morris for the BBC Radio 4, UK.

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20th centuryaccess to educationAngela McRobbie • Arnold Bennett • art • art and entertainment • cinemacultural diversity • cultural realms • cultural studiescultureculture and society • culture theory • David Puttnam • educated classes • Emile Zola • Englishness • entertainmentEuropean cinemaeveryday cultureF R Leavis • free public education • George Bernard ShawGeorge OrwellGustave FlaubertH G Wells • half-educated • highbrow • imperialism • John Carey • lowbrow • mass civilization • Mass Civilization and Minority Culture • mass culture • mass reading public • mass societymedia technologyMelvyn Bragg • minority culture • modernist intellectuals • overpopulationphotographypop-culture • provincial culture • Raymond Williams • regional cultural • Richard Hoggart • Robert Hewison • science fiction literature • semi-educated • silent cinemaStuart Hall • The Intellectuals and the Masses • The Time Machine • The Uses of Literacy • The Value of Culture (radio)Thomas Stearns Eliot • travel photography • working class culture

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Simon Perkins
14 SEPTEMBER 2012

World's first colour film footage viewed for first time

"'It's very significant indeed, it's the world's first natural colour film and the fact that it's a Brit who invented it is fantastic.'

Bryony Dixon, curator of silent film at the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archives, said the 1902 footage was of international significance for the cinema world.

The films were made by Edward Raymond Turner from London who patented his colour process on 22 March, 1899. Some of the footage features Mr Turner's children in the garden of their home in Hounslow."

(12 September 2012, BBC News)

The world's first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford after lying forgotten in a tin for 110 years.

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1902BFIBFI National ArchiveBritish Film Institute • Charles Urban • cinema • cinema apparatus • colour • colour effect • colour filmcolour process • colour reproduction • cultural history • Edward Raymond Turner • George Albert Smith • historical importancehistory of cinema • international significance • invention • invention of cinema • Kinemacolour • mechanical deviceNational Media Museumnatural colour • natural colour film • non-standard size • pioneeringprojectorsilent cinemasilent filmTechnicolortechnology innovationUK

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Simon Perkins
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