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Join Us for Filmmaker Claire Denis’ Visit This Week


Join Us for Filmmaker Claire Denis’ Visit This Week We’re taking a brief break from the “Movie Magic: Special and Visual Effects from 1896 to Now” series this week to host world-renowned French… Continue reading

2001 in 1968


2001 in 1968 For our screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey this week, we had a special treat. Mr. Bob Castro loaned the Emory Cinematheque his collection of 2001-related artifacts, memorabilia, blueprints, posters,… Continue reading

The Magic of METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927)


The Magic of METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927)   Made at the height of the German Expressionist movement in the Weimar Republic, Metropolis almost bankrupted German studio UFA, costing more than 500,000 Reichsmarks… Continue reading

YouTube Nickelodeon Part II: Melies’ Contemporaries


YouTube Nickelodeon Part II: Melies’ Contemporaries In addition to the short films by Melies, we also screened a number of early films by his contemporaries in Europe and America who also pioneered special… Continue reading

Watch It Again… YouTube Nickelodeon Part I: Melies


Watch It Again… YouTube Nickelodeon Part I: Melies   A number of the short films we watched as part of the special silent movie night yesterday are available on YouTube, so you can… Continue reading

More on Melies


More on Melies Known as the “father of special effects,” Georges Melies originally worked as a magician, operating the Theatre Robert-Houdin.  Attending the very first screening of the Lumiere brothers’ Cinematographe in December… Continue reading

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