Persistence of Vision



Persistence of Vision; the retention of a visual image for a short period of time after the removal of the stimulus that produced it: the phenomenon that produces the illusion of movement when viewing motion pictures.
This birthday present comes out tomorrow but arrived today. A collection of 16 films by visionary filmmaker and New German #Cinema pioneer Werner #Herzog on #BluRay

This birthday present comes out tomorrow but arrived today. A collection of 16 films by visionary filmmaker and New German #Cinema pioneer Werner #Herzog on #BluRay

Today marks the arrival of a gorgeous new #4K release of the The Good, The Bad & the Ugly on #BluRay within a new release of the definitive and still-influential Italian #Western trilogy which announced the arrival of a new director, composer & star to the world and paved the way for a #NewHollywood generation in the process by reinvigorating a dying genre , with an impact still felt today.   #sergioleone #spaghettiwestern  #clinteastwood

Today marks the arrival of a gorgeous new #4K release of the The Good, The Bad & the Ugly on #BluRay within a new release of the definitive and still-influential Italian #Western trilogy which announced the arrival of a new director, composer & star to the world and paved the way for a #NewHollywood generation in the process by reinvigorating a dying genre , with an impact still felt today. #sergioleone #spaghettiwestern #clinteastwood

"To fail is no matter. TRY!" - Alejandro #Jodorowsky , director of the greatest #film that never was but whose failure inspired countless others.  #JodorowskysDune  (at Coolidge Corner Theatre)

"To fail is no matter. TRY!" - Alejandro #Jodorowsky , director of the greatest #film that never was but whose failure inspired countless others. #JodorowskysDune (at Coolidge Corner Theatre)

After years of legal battles William Friedkin’s nearly “lost” #film #Sorcerer , his version of “The Wages of Fear” , has arrived on a fully authorized #BluRay with a note from the director & an excerpt from his memoir

After years of legal battles William Friedkin’s nearly “lost” #film #Sorcerer , his version of “The Wages of Fear” , has arrived on a fully authorized #BluRay with a note from the director & an excerpt from his memoir

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Point Blank (1967)

"Influenced by the French New Wave’s radical formal innovations, the European ennui of Michelangelo Antonioni’s films, and the genre revisionism of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, Boorman set out to make a thriller that looked and felt like nothing else before it, using widescreen Panavision cinematography, explosive colors, and a multi-layered soundtrack to re-envision the noir picture as highbrow Euro-art film. Whereas noirs generally boast a shadowy, expressionistic interplay between light and dark, Boorman casts most of his film in brilliant daylight and summery colors. Where noir creates a visual and thematic atmosphere of constriction and imprisonment, Boorman shoots everything in expansive widescreen that posits characters in oppressively open spaces and, when more than one person is on screen, at opposite ends of the frame. And instead of noir’s typically convoluted narratives involving plenty of unnecessary exposition, Boorman’s film is a model of silent visual storytelling that broke new ground in non-linear cinematic narrative construction."

Nick Schager, Slant Magazine

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"…but above all I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man. Just like you." #RIPPhilipSeymourHoffman

"…but above all I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man. Just like you." #RIPPhilipSeymourHoffman

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.

A tribute that shows what we just lost. 

If Filmmakers Directed the Super Bowl

Found this over on criterion.com and had to share.   I’d much rather watch some of these than tomorrow’s gamer though David Lynch’s version is a  bit scary.  That part, the Godard one and the Herzog one are the best ones.   enjoy.

Michael Mann’s #neo-noir debut, the #crime #classic  “Thief” , out today on #criterion collection dual-format #bluray / #dvd @criterion

Michael Mann’s #neo-noir debut, the #crime #classic “Thief” , out today on #criterion collection dual-format #bluray / #dvd @criterion

RIP Sir Run Run Shaw; Chinese entertainment mogul & philanthropist who co-founded Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers Studio and changed the face of the Hong Kong and world film industries forever.  He died today at 107 years old

RIP Sir Run Run Shaw; Chinese entertainment mogul & philanthropist who co-founded Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers Studio and changed the face of the Hong Kong and world film industries forever. He died today at 107 years old