The Story of Film: An Odyssey
covers the history of world cinema, from the 19th century into the digital age.
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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
Book by David Parkinson
Blog by Maria Popova
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.
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From the pioneering Soviet Russian film director and film theorist, often considered to be the “Father of Montage.”