Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): Souvenirs from The Story of Film

Monday, March 18, 2013

Souvenirs from The Story of Film


These screen-caps originally appeared as tweets, highlighting favorite moments from each episode.


1 • little girl attaching leaves to tree in Alice Guy's short.



2 • Buster Keaton stops and starts a choo-choo train.



3 • Lubitsch makes the snowmen dance.



 4 • three heroines grapple with escapism in Hollywood classics.



5 • Ford calls 'Cut!' when questions get too damn arty.



6 • the spirit takes hold in 100-yr-old Indian 'mythological'.



7 • right-wing anarchism & the greatest movie terrorist.



8 • the Hand that giveth, taketh away.


  
9 • Tashlin's possum smiles - or frowns - for the camera.



10 • "And then you open your eyes, and you have a story."



11 • the film starts like a fairy tale... 



12 • reaching across space in Scotland



13 • End of cinema, or: Video killed the celluloid strip.




14 • modernism & postmodernism in the movies



15 • Cinephilia 451: carrying movie memories in our hearts, heads & hands


the end?


Four months after this round-up, I completed a massive visual directory to "The Story of Film", featuring screen-caps of every single film included in the series.

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