What colors have the art directors used to create the right mood in a movie? At Cinema Palettes you can find homemade colour palettes of your favourite films. How many do you recognise? * * Inglorious Basterds (2009) The Great Gatsby (2013) The Shining (1980) Melancholia (2011) Gone Girl (2014) Malificent (2014) Lost in Translation (2003) Belly (1998) American Beauty (1999) Trick ‘r Treat (2007) Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) Lèon (1994) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) […]
Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window (1954) remixed by jeffdesom.com Music: Hungarian Dance No. 5, composed by Johannes Brahms arranged by Hugo Winterhalter.
Georges Méliès (1861-1938) was the man who created a world of wonder never seen before. As a young boy he fabricated cardboard puppet theaters and marionettes. Later as a trained illusionist he created his own magic tricks and special effects for performances at his own theater. He was also the director, producer, writer, set and costume designer. After seeing a demonstration of the Lumière brothers’ cinematograph he was blown away. Fascinated with this new technology […]
*In Rojava, an autonomous Kurdish enclave in Northern Syria, an old-fashioned cinema with red velvet seats and golden drapes is filled with children that have never seen a movie before. It turns out to be a silent film: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid. I can only imagine how wonderful it must have been for those kids to see this film on the big screen. Not just because they live in a dangerous world, but because Chaplin’s […]
and dancing is one of them – Vicki Baum* * Austrian writer (1888-1960)
Song for today: The Muppets – Hey A Movie!