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  • Cinéma-Cinéma

    Cinéma-Cinéma

    (note - I’ve had to requisition the title card above, from an old French short film or there would be no way of listing the documentary below w the exact same title. Sorry.)

    A love letter to the French New Wave, made in 1992 for Channel 4, & uploaded here (thx to countzorg) -

    youtu.be/hii6sZBoBXs
    youtu.be/TdleAvsUs_g
    youtu.be/3aGRfR5I4FE
    youtu.be/QjRQuGmlLLg

    Lots of memories from the first generation of cinemania. Truffaut and Godard and Chabrol speak, along w some of the Americans they inspired.…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    Posting this for a recent upload to YouTube of a long, not-so-recent, George Lucas “making of..” interview about Star Wars. There have been many of these, but this one is more entertaining than most - George is funnier than I’ve seen him before, AND he talks about the Special Edition - take that haters.
    Chris Nolan does the interview, with an audience of young directors & film students.

    youtu.be/7VRYKlnEP7o

    Plus, Alec Guiness, just after the movie’s premiere -

    youtu.be/3IxN0N35skE

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  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

    Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

    ★★★★½

    TCM is finally bringing this doc on the pioneer director-producer Alice Guy to the channel over the next few weeks, along with several of her features & short films, and I recommend them to all. Alice was well enough known to have long had silent scholars researching and writing books about her, and even an earlier Canadian Film Board bio already out there (youtu.be/zli0mysaUeU). In the late ‘90s one of those scholars toured with a program of her films, which were…

  • Soundtrack for a Revolution

    Soundtrack for a Revolution

    ★★★★

    on Tubi (free), Vudu, & other sites

    The complete “Eyes on the Prize” series on Kanopy -
    www.kanopy.com/product/eyes-prize