Tag Archives: Movies

The Man With The Movie Camera (1929)

Frequently included in top ten lists of greatest films of all-time. Directed by Soviet director Dziga Vertov, the film is famous for its range of cinematic techniques — double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, stop motion animations — many of which appear here first. In 2014 Sight and Sound named it the top documentary film ever made. Watch it here:

Primal Forces of Nature Monologue – Network (1976)

Film Noir: The Scar (1948)

English: Eduard Franz (left) & Paul Henreid in...

From Internet Archive: “Harsh tale of an alienated criminal’s attempt to impersonate his psychiatrist-double. Important fatalistic noir, with classy visuals and a very fine script that features a creative doppelganger theme.” – noir expert Spencer Selby.

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http://archive.org/details/The_Scar-1948

Film Noir: Detour (1945)

English: four-color National Film Registry Log...

English: four-color National Film Registry Logo on black background (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Struggling Hitch-hiker meets a sleazy blackmailing dame and his fortunes spiral downward fast. Detour was the first “B” movie chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Also the first Hollywood “Noir” honored. Well worth watching.

Watch:

http://archive.org/details/Detour_66