Thursday, 26 February 2015

Weimar visit

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A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following. Cult films are known for their dedicated, passionate fanbase, an elaborate subculture that engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation. Inclusive definitions allow for major studio productions, especially box office bombs, while exclusive definitions focus more on obscure, transgressive films shunned by the mainstream. The difficulty in defining the term and subjectivity of what qualifies as a cult film mirror classificatory disputes about art. The term cult film itself was first used in the 1970s to describe the culture that surrounded underground films and midnight movies, though cult was in common use in film analysis for decades prior to that.

Pictures of Barcelona


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Film is an important art form; films entertain, educate, enlighten, and inspire audiences. The visual elements of cinema need no translation, giving the motion picture a universal power of communication. Films are also artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and in turn, affect them.


Rembrandt at home
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Rembrandt's home and studio

Get to know the master personally by visiting the home and studio of the illustrious artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). In this house, where his son Titus was born and his wife Saskia died at a young age, many of his famous masterpieces were made. The interior of the house has been restored to its former, 17th-century glory and the rooms have been refurnished with works of art, furniture and other objects from Rembrandt's time.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Visiting Zeeland

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Short Amateur film.

Festivities in an unknown town in Zeeland with images of decorated horses, a horse, ring stabbing, ice creams, local farmers and women in costumes. Then shots of some windmills, haystacks, farm wagons and sugar beets in an autumn landscape. Conservation prize winner Home Movie Day.

Le parc de Nancy

Parc of Nancy
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In the late 19th century, during the early years of cinema, France produced several important pioneers. Auguste and Louis Lumiere invented the cinematographe and their screening of L'Arrive d'un train en gare de La Ciotat in Paris in 1895 is marked by many historians as the official birth of cinematography. During the next few years, filmmakers all over the world started experimenting with this new medium, and France was influential. They invented many of the techniques now common in the cinematic language, and made the first ever science fiction film A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune, 1902).Other early individuals and organizations of this period included Gaumont Pictures and Pathe.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Oldpeoples home Hollywood

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It is notable for its place as the home of the entertainment industry, including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to be a metonym for the motion picture industry of the United States. Hollywood is also a highly ethnically diverse, densely populated, economically diverse neighborhood and retail business district.

Hollywood was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It officially merged with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry began to emerge, eventually becoming the most dominant and recognizable in the world.


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A camera phone is a mobile phone which is able to capture photographs. Most camera phones also record video. Some cameras are not mobile phones, and some mobile phones are not cameras, but most are. The first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, a J-Phone model, about a decade after the first digital camera was sold in Japan in December 1989.

Most camera phones are simpler than separate digital cameras. Their usual fixed-focus lenses and smaller sensors limit their performance in poor lighting. Lacking a physical shutter, some have a long shutter lag. Flash, where present, is usually weak. Optical zoom and tripod screws are rare and none have a hotshoe. Some also lack a USB connection or a removable memory card. Most have bluetooth and many have WiFi.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Cured young herring

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Once a year, the herring in the North Sea reach their optimal condition during a 4-5 week season. In Holland, the start of this season is a national holiday. The first barrel of herring into port is auctioned off for charity. After that, these prized delicacies hit the market as the famed ''Hollandse Nieuwe'' - ''New Catch Holland Herring.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Hardanger vida

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Hardangervidda National Park consists of an area around 8000km² and is the highest mountain plateau in northern Europe.

Hardangervidda is a excellent place to visit both in summer- and wintertime. Hiking, cycling, fishing and kayaking are all very popular activites during summer. The national park is also a wonderful place to visit for tourists who wants to experience the best of norwegian wilderness (mountains, waterfalls, lakes, fjords etc.).

Saturday, 21 February 2015


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People are happy to travel. And if they are not, they simulate that feeling happy. The format was simple: fit a camera in front of a train and send the track live. Duller television is almost impossible to imagine, but the phenomenon has long been popular. The fascination with images of distant destinations, undulating landscapes and fly-lines is as old as the medium of film itself.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Made in Sweden

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Since their pioneering use by Lotte Reiniger in silent films, silhouettes have been used to dramatic effect in many movies, including many of the opening credit sequences of the James Bond films. The famous opening sequence of the television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents features a silhouetted profile of Alfred Hitchcock stepping into a caricatured outline of himself. A scene from E.T. showing the central characters on a flying bicycle silhouetted against the full moon became a well-known movie poster.
Silhouettes have also been used by recording artists in music videos.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Late Rembrandt

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This is the first time that an exhibition has been dedicated to the late work of one of the greatest painters who ever lived: Rembrandt. Over 100 of the paintings, drawings and prints that Rembrandt produced in the final phase of his life can be seen here, brought to you from museums and private collections across the globe. In Late Rembrandt, the Rijksmuseum is staging a major exhibition that you will only be able to experience once in your life!


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In film, a storyboard artist is hired at the beginning of a project. When a storyboard artist is hired by a motion picture company, the artist must break down the scenes of the script into shots which can be filmed. This is done under the supervision of the film's director in order to ensure the director's vision from the start of the project. Therefore, it can be helpful for the storyboard artist to know the mechanics of filmmaking when assisting the director. As the production proceeds, the storyboards are presented to the cinematographer who is then responsible for bringing that vision to the screen. Film production companies may also hire a storyboard artist to create polished presentation-style storyboards (which might also include sound) which can be used by an executive producer to raise the money to create the film.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Vertical cinema

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Vertical Cinema is a series of ten newly commissioned large-scale, site-specific works by internationally renowned experimental filmmakers and audiovisual artists, which will be presented on 35 mm celluloid and projected vertically with a custom-built projector in vertical cinemascope.


Monday, 16 February 2015


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In the 1950s, playing home movies became popular in the United States as Kodak 8 mm film projector equipment became more affordable. The development of multi-channel audio systems and later LaserDisc in the 1980s created a new paradigm for home video. In the early to mid-1990s, a typical home cinema in the United States would have a LaserDisc or VHS player fed to a large rear-projection television set. Some people were using expensive front projectors in a darkened viewing room.

Beginning in the late 1990s, and continuing throughout much of the 2000s, home-theater technology progressed with the development of the DVD-Video format, Dolby Digital 5.1-channel audio ("surround sound") speaker systems, and high-definition television (HDTV). In the 2010s, 3D television technology and Blu-ray Disc have ushered in a new era of home theater once again.


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Show business, sometimes shortened to show biz or showbiz is a vernacular term for all aspects of entertainment, especially light entertainment. The word applies to all aspects of the entertainment industry from the business side (including managers, agents, producers and distributors) to the creative element (including artists, performers, writers, musicians and technicians). The term was in common usage throughout the 20th century, but the first known use in print dates from 1850. At that time and for several decades it always included an initial the. By the latter part of the century it had acquired a slightly arcane quality associated with the era of variety, but the term is still in active use.


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Since the 1970s, the quantity of film theaters has declined heavily. During the 1990s, it became common for small theaters to close while multiplex theaters, which are usually found in shopping centers, gained market share. In the last decades, the accessibility of televisions sold at lower prices combined with Rede Globo's success in making telenovelas of high production quality made cinema less attractive to lower income audiences. In addition, ticket prices increased more than 10-fold in a span of 20 years.
In the early 1990s Brazilian film production suffered as a result of Collor's laissez-faire policy; the sector had depended on state sponsorship and protection.
Incentive laws allow Brazilian films to receive funding from companies that, by acting as sponsors, are allowed tax deductions. A common criticism is that, through this system, though films are no longer directly controlled by state, they are, nevertheless, subject to the approval of entrepreneurs who are logically cautious as to which content they wish to associate their brands. Even with funding, there are still areas that require some struggle from filmmakers, such as distribution, television participation and DVD release.