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The Origins of Auteur Theory | A Filmmaker IQ Lesson!!!

Auteur – it’s a favorite term of cinephiles around the world. But what exactly is Auteur Theory? In this Filmmaker IQ course we peel back pages of time and explore the origins of Auteur Theory from the economically tumultuous adolescence of French Cinema to the culture war waged in the columns of competing American movie Read MoreRead More

The Dawn of Technicolor

“The Dawn of Technicolor” is the first detailed history of Technicolor’s formative years. Authors James Layton and David Pierce recount the first two decades of one of the most widely recognized names in the American film industry, painstakingly reconstructing the company’s early years from a wealth of previously untapped internal documentation, studio production files, firsthand Read MoreRead More

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS and the myth of authenticity

Film Historian David Bordwell dives really deep into the the crossroads of Egyptian history and entertainment in Exodus: Gods and Kings. One has to sympathize with filmmakers tackling a tale set in ancient Egypt. Its history just goes on and on. The date for the unification of Egypt under a single ruler and the invention of Read MoreRead More

The History of the Broadcast Yulelog

The yule log is a fascinating tradition, isn’t it? 3+ hours of footage of a burning log, a holiday symbol of home and family, first broadcast in the 1960s for those poor city folk without fireplaces of their own. This simple, beautiful, long-from programming is a holiday miracle!! Enjoy this short episode, and we’ll see Read MoreRead More

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