Take an Infectious, Life-Affirming Flamenco Dance Class, Watch the Oscar-Winning Documentary FLAMENCO AT 5:15

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FLAMENCO AT 5:15, the Academy Award-winning short documentary, above, is a welcome antidote to the depressing specter of youthful bodies in a chronic state of computer-related postural collapse.


Akira Kurosawa’s Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death Finally in Production, Coming in 2020

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The filmmakers we most respect tend not to stop working until the very end, and so almost always leave pieces of incomplete projects behind. Stanley Kubrick did, giving Steven Spielberg the chance to pick up where his elder colleague left off on the sci-fi drama A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.


Alfred Hitchcock Meditates on Suspense & Dark Humor in a New Animated Video

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Back in 1957, while shooting a film tentatively called From Amongst The Dead (it would later be titled Vertigo), Alfred Hitchcock sat down for an interview with Colin Edwards, from Pacifica Radio. The conversation touched on many good themes–how suspense works in his films, the role of dark humor and beyond.


All of the Music from Martin Scorsese’s Movies: Listen to a 326-Track, 20-Hour Playlist

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Martin Scorsese’s cinematic reality, populated by hustlers, wise guys, prize fighters, vigilantes, lawmen, madmen, and moguls, demands settings as vivid as its characters.


42 Hours of Ambient Sounds from Blade Runner, Alien, Star Trek and Doctor Who Will Help You Relax & Sleep

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Back in 2009, the musician who goes by the name “Cheesy Nirvosa” began experimenting with ambient music, before eventually launching a YouTube channel where he “composes longform space and scifi ambience.” Or what he otherwise calls “ambient geek sleep aids.


Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will Wasn’t a Cinematic Masterpiece; It Was a Staggeringly Effective Piece of Propaganda

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“Triumph of the Will,” says Dan Olson of the analytical video series Folding Ideas, “is not a triumph of cinema.


What Is Apocalypse Now Really About? An Hour-Long Video Analysis of Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam Masterpiece

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The distorted sounds of helicopter blades. The drunken punch that shatters the mirror. The “Ride of the Valkyries” attack. “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” The slaughtering of the water buffalo. “The horror… the horror.


Arthur C. Clarke Creates a List of His 12 Favorite Science-Fiction Movies (1984)

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Many thinkers enjoy science fiction, and some even create it, but Arthur C. Clarke seemed to possess a mind precision-engineered for every aspect of it.


W.B. Yeats’ Classic Poem “When You Are Old” Gets Adapted Into a Beautiful Short Film

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W.B. Yeats’ 1891 poem “When You Are Old” is widely considered a commentary on his unrequited lifelong passion for actress, Irish Republican and suffragette Maud Gonne.


A Free Short Course on How Pixar Uses Physics to Make Its Effects

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A new computer-animated spectacle that makes us rethink the relationship between imagination and technology seems, now, to come out every few months.


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