In Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 masterpiece Modern Times, we see the Billows Feeding Machine in action, not quite fulfilling its promise to “eliminate the lunch hour, increase your production, and decrease … Continue reading
A moving song from Everest’s album “Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford.”
It’s not often that a student film gets nominated for an Oscar, but such was the case with Head Over Heels, the graduate film of animator Timothy Reckart that went … Continue reading
This video shows a sample of Irish musical instruments from the Bronze Age to the early Medieval period.
“More people died in World War II than any other war in history,” explains Neil Halloran in The Fallen of World War II. In his 15-minute film, Halloran uses innovative … Continue reading
If you process things more visually than you do aurally, watch this video, a visualization of the piece by mathematical image-maker Jos Leys. You can follow the score, note for … Continue reading
Leonard Cohen reads his poem “Prayer for Messiah” in 1966 — before his days as a musician began. .
In this short elegant montage, the filmmaker Kogonada demonstrates how the technique of “centering” a shot is, well, central to the technique of Wes Anderson.
Tilda Swinton reads Rumi’s poem “Like This” translated by Coleman Barks. Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, and more popularly as Rūmī (1207 – 1273), … Continue reading