A two and a half minute tour of the Internet Movie Database’s (IMDb) Top 250 list of films… how many do you recognise?
It could be I’m seeing things, but I’m sure I spotted a clip from Wes Anderson’s latest film Moonrise Kingdom in here, which isn’t (yet) in the Top 250, though I see Jonathan Keogh, who made this compilation, says he included some extra titles.
With a current IMDb rating of 8/10, “Moonrise Kingdom” would certainly come close to being part of the official Top 250 though.
The premise of Ben Affleck’s new thriller Argo (opening in Australian cinemas today, by the way) sees a would be Canadian film crew travel to Iran during the 1979 US Embassy hostage crisis on the pretext of searching out locations for a science fiction movie they are (not) making.
In reality they are using the cover to smuggle six US diplomats – who managed to reach the Canadian ambassador’s residence in Tehran and go into hiding – out of the country.
To Rome with Love (trailer) is the latest comedy feature by prolific US director, he who makes a film a year, Woody Allen. Set in the capital of Italy, Allen’s new film weaves together the stories of a number of people who are either living in, or visiting, Rome.
As with 2011’s Midnight in Paris, “To Rome with Love” features another ensemble cast, made up here of Judy Davis, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Penélope Cruz, Ellen Page, Flavio Parenti, Roberto Benigni, and Alessandra Mastronardi, to name but a few, plus Woody Allen.
“To Rome with Love” opens in Australian cinemas on Thursday, 18 October 2012 (please refer to local film guides for full details), and thanks to the people at Hopscotch FilmsI have some double passes, valid for the film’s Australian theatrical season, to give away.
To go in the draw for a double pass to “To Rome with Love” simply leave your name and email address (one entry per person please) in the appropriate fields (nothing will be published) in the below comment form (sorry, only open to those residing in Australia). I’ll contact winners shortly.
Some film that was developed using Caffenol, a processing solution that is made up of coffee, Vitamin C, and other household products. Doesn’t look to bad either. I imagine film lovers who also enjoy coffee likely won’t have any problem with this method of film processing.
Currently The Shawshank Redemption sits at the top of the full list, but films and TV shows can be sorted by genre and year of release, so there’s likely a way to get your favourite film to the top of a list.
The Prince Charles Cinema is said to be employing volunteer “ninjas” to regulate good behavior among the audience. The term “ninja” is being used loosely here – they’re really more like glorified ushers in black skintight bodysuits – but whatever you want to call them, it’s certainly an interesting way to keep the peace. The so-called ninjas are ordinary cinephiles who agree to “guard” screenings in exchange for free admission. When they spot a patron talking, texting, throwing popcorn, kicking seats, or otherwise engaging in rude behavior, they swoop down to give the jerk in question a talking-to.
The footage, produced by London photographer Edward Raymond Turner, around the beginning of the twentieth century, differs from other early colour film in that it was colourised by photographing black and white film through blue, green, and red filters. Other filmmakers of the era had to paint each frame by hand to colourise it.
While archivists had known about the footage for some time, the film’s unusual 38 and a bit millimetre format meant it could not viewed with conventional projection equipment, prompting film historians to build a special projector so as to see the work.