Tag: Film

The portrayal of artistic creation in film

Posted by Published on May 19, 2017

‘The muse is born in pain, thrives on it and loves to inflict it’, said Floridian artist Warren Criswell, remarking on the tethering of artistic brilliance to troubled personal lives. With the imminent arrival of two biopics about great artists (‘Rodin‘ and ‘Cezanne and I’), here is a brief examination of how Hollywood has previously depicted the muse of creation, whether by examining the tumultuous lives…

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5 Film Anniversaries in May

Posted by Published on April 28, 2017

This May is a big month for anniversaries from the glitzy world of cinema. Not only is it the 70th Cannes Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, but a number of high-profile Hollywood actresses from the golden age of Hollywood also celebrate anniversaries this month too. Take a look at some of the upcoming anniversaries in the world of film….

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Skip the tuition fees and take a crash course at the Manchester School of Art, the second oldest art school in the UK, through their vintage prospectus videos   It was the year of the Wall Street Crash, the first Academy Awards ceremony, and the beginning of Sartre and de Beauvoir’s love affair. It was the former school of painter L.S. Lowry and suffragette Sylvia…

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Call Yourself a Film Buff?

Posted by Published on March 23, 2017

Welcome to Buff Films, a fascinating private collection from renowned filmmaker John Edwards. Covering the history of flight, NATO promo films from the 70s and 80s, and historical documentary and newsreel footage throughout the 20th century, this rich and exclusive collection is fully available through Bridgeman Footage. First flights Charting the progression of aircraft technology from the very beginning, Buff Films is home to a…

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The Battle of the Somme is, rightly so, best remembered for the stupefying number of casualties that were inflicted on both sides between July 1st and November 18th 1916. Estimates vary greatly but some historians suggest the number of killed and wounded exceded 1 million. It was remarkable even in the context of World War 1. The British public at the time was not unaccustomed…

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Top 10 Cultural Anniversaries: 2017

Posted by Published on January 12, 2017

  It’s fair to say 2016 will go down in the history books as a year that rocked celebrity culture.  Here’s hoping to fewer deaths of stalwarts in the world of music, TV and film this year.  We have plenty of cultural anniversaries to commemorate!  Take a look at our top ten cultural anniversaries of 2017.  You can also visit our archival calendar for many more. 1. Alphonse…

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Halloween: Costume inspiration

Posted by Published on October 30, 2016

  What are you planning to dress up as this Halloween? A ghost? A pirate? A witch? How unoriginal. Here are some ideas from the movies and beyond.   Day of the Dead The opening scene of  the new Bond movie is set in Mexico on the Day of the Dead, and whose timely, late-October release may have contributed to an increased interest in traditional…

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10 Baddest Witches

Posted by Published on October 1, 2016

  Apparently it’s Hallowe’en this month?? Again?? Here are some independent women that the patriarchy just couldn’t handle… awards based on badness and relevance to Beyonce songs.   10. Horned witch. I dig the horned coif, this witch is fierce. Pat your weave, ladies (carefully because it’s sharp)!   9. Circe: best Freakum Dress   8. Brujas. These honeys are making money with their shop full of creepy stuff….

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The Art of Independence Day

Posted by Published on July 24, 2016

Celebrate the history of Fourth of July with over two centuries of all-American art. Summertime is upon us, and no festivities epitomizes the season better than that of Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Since the early 20th century, artists have been inspired by the heat and spirit of this patriotic holiday. Vintage posters from the 1800-1900s were heavily stylized in red, white and blue…

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First, a bit of history: Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is a follow-up to 2013’s Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. The movie is the first live-action film to feature both Batman…

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