August 11, 2014

Every Alfred Hitchcock Cameo

April 17, 2014

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

The Story of Film: An Odyssey
covers the history of world cinema, from the 19th century into the digital age.

Select an Episode and watch on Netflix streaming
1Birth of the Cinema2The Hollywood Dream3The Golden Age of World Cinema4The Arrival of Sound5Post-War Cinema6Sex & Melodrama7European New Wave8New Directors, New Form9American Cinema of the 70's10Movies to Change the World11The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream12Fight the Power: Protest in Film13New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia & Latin America14New American Independents & The Digital Revolution15Cinema Today and the Future

March 6, 2013

Early color film test
1922 Kodachrome Test Footage

June 11, 2012

Stepping Stones in Film History

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Book by David Parkinson

Blog by Maria Popova

November 2, 2011

Happy All Souls Day

The Skeleton of Joy (Le Squelette joyeux, 1897)
The Lumiere brothers early animation of stopmotion trick film of a dancing skeleton, mounted on occasionally visible strings.

More about these early innovators:

July 27, 2011

Film History links:

David Bordwell's blog

Doing Film History:

December 6, 2010

Eisenstein Montage Themes
From the pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the "Father of Montage."

November 14, 2010

Jan Svankmajer > Experimental Stop-Mo Animation

A trailer for a non-existent Jan Svankmajer Collection consisting of many short clips from five of his full-length films. Jan Svankmajer is a Czech surrealist artist and filmmaker. His work spans several media. He is known for his surreal animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists such as Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Brothers Quay, Shane Acker, and many others.

Fascinating and disturbing!

November 12, 2010

History of Stop-Mo

I love stop motion from chloe fleury on Vimeo.

February 24, 2010

George Melies - pioneer filmmaker

early French silent films by George Melies

"the Merry Frolics of Satan" (1906)

A trip to the moon (1902)

watch a student documentary on The Father of Special Effects

January 22, 2010

The Archive > Films Online

The Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Feature films and shorts

Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films.
Archive Mash-ups

The Film Wall
TFW or thefilmwall is a social website to get links to watch free movies online. We grow with your contributions of movies links. You can upload and share movies links to your favorite movies...

November 23, 2009

Tim Burton discusses his artwork

On view November 22, 2009-April 26, 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. For more information, please visit All images courtesy of Tim Burton and © 2009 Tim Burton Films.

November 5, 2009

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)

Watch The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) in Entertainment  |  View More Free Videos Online at

Often cited as the first true horror film...

January 21, 2009

A long list of directors

Here is a long list ( though incomplete) of important film directors
and a few films from their careers...

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