Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock!

August 13, 2012

He was one of the greatest visual artists of the 20th Century. You can listen here to his definition of perfect happiness: “A clear horizon, nothing to worry about on your plate. Only things that are creative and not destructive. That’s within yourself, within me I can’t bear quarreling I can’t bear feelings between people. I […]

Why Movies About Artists Suck

August 9, 2012

How many movies about visual artists have you ever seen that are not a total drag? Like most biopics, the lives of famous artists, whether painters, writers or composers, are usually not as dramatic and interesting as the lives and work of the artists themselves. Watching someone paint, write or compose music is like watching paint […]

The Greatest Films of All Time

August 1, 2012

…according to a poll by Sight & Sound magazine. For the first time in 50 years, Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane has been dethroned by Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. What does it all mean? You may or may not agree with the list, but it is a great starting point for anyone who wants to check out […]

Chris Marker: La Jetee

July 31, 2012

Avantgarde filmmaker Chris Marker passed away yesterday at the age of 91.  He leaves behind a legacy of truly independent and influential filmmaking. Luckily, for us, we can watch La Jetee, one of his most famous films, here.


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