Posts tagged ‘film history’

August 2, 2011

Recommendation: Classic Cinema Online

I just stumbled upon Classic Cinema Online and decided I had to share it with all of you. This website features a number of classic films, silent films, and serials that you can watch for free on their website.

Watching these films from our past is a great way to build your film knowledge, to find inspiration, and to improve your understanding of film history. I would particularly recommend browsing through the silent films — Classic Cinema Online has an impressive collection. Enjoy!

July 18, 2011

15 Movies that Changed Film Forever

The Script Lab put out this list of fifteen films that had a lasting effect on the world of cinema:

The internet is littered with scores of “Best of…” movie lists; we even have a few. The angle of this list is a bit different though. These films, for good or bad, changed the course of the movie industry and forever altered how movies are made, marketed and viewed.

15. Avatar (2009)
Time will tell how truly game changing Avatar will be remembered, but it’s easy to see it’s immediate impact. 3D cinema is seemingly here to stay and Avatar made it cool to wear the glasses. Besides the amazing technical accomplishments of the film and the ground breaking way films will be shot in the future – Cameron devised a stereoscopic ‘virtual camera, allowing him to move through a 3D terrain as he shot – Cameron’s baby brought in such staggering dollars – 2.73 billion worldwide – we are guaranteed to have 3D versions of nearly every popcorn blockbuster for the near future.

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