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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

George Eastman House Presents the History of Photography

The George Eastman House presents a 12 part series that covers the science of photography from the first experiments up to digital photography. Chapter 1 - Before Photography Chapter 2 - The Daguerreotype Chapter 3 - Talbot’s Processes Chapter 4 - The Cyanotype Chapter 5 - The Collodion Chapter 6 - The Albumen Print Chapter 7 - The Platinum Print Chapter 8 Read MoreRead More

Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘Amazing Vision’ for Filmmaking

Susan King chronicles some of the advancements of Cecil B. DeMille – a pioneer of filmmaking along with D.W. Griffith but worked well into the studio era. The only time Cecil B. DeMille’s granddaughter saw the pioneering film director annoyed was when his body began to fail him. “He was a bull,” said Cecilia DeMille Read MoreRead More

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