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    Experience Blade Runner Like You Never Have Before Through a Feature-Length Remastered Soundtrack

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3fz6CC45ok There is no one Blade Runner. Ridley Scott’s influential “neo-noir” has appeared in several different versions...

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    The Last Video Store: A Short Documentary on How the World’s Oldest Video Store Still Survives Today

    When was the last time you went to a video store? Perhaps your habit died with...

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    Was Winston Churchill “The Greatest Briton”? A Short Claymation Looks at the Darker Side of the Prime Minister’s Life

    “In 1962, when British filmmaker Richard Attenborough began researching what would become his 1982 Gandhi film,”...

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    My Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

    Here is the audio, video, and transcript.  Here is the CWT summary: She joined Tyler to...

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    Watch Chilling Footage of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki Bombings in Restored Color

    "You saw nothing in Hiroshima. Nothing," says Eiji Okada in the opening of Alain Resnais' Hiroshima...

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    My Conversation with Alex Ross

    Here is the video, audio, and transcript.  Of course Alex has a new book out Wagnerism:...

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    A Long, Guided Tour of New York City Captured in Original Color Film (1937)

    So much classic black and white footage has been digitally colorized recently, it’s hard to remember that the...

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    Watch Lime Kiln Club Field Day, One of the Earliest Surviving Feature Films with an All Black Cast (1913)

    For some of us (no names) the world of TikTok is baffling and bizarre. Why does...

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    Watch Home Movies Starring Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Igor Stravinsky, Gertrude Stein, Colette & Other Early 20th Century Luminaries

    Léonide Massine may not be not the most famous name to grace socialite Elizabeth Fuller Chapman’s home...

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    The Face of Bill Murray Adds Some Joy to Classic Paintings

    Bill Murray isn’t one of those actors who disappears into a role. Nor is he much of...

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    The Flying Train: A 1902 Film Captures a Futuristic Ride on a Suspended Railway in Germany

    We’ve been focusing a lot recently on old films from the turn of the century that...

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    The Golden Age of Berlin Comes to Life in the Classic, Avant-Garde Film, Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis (1927)

    The rediscovery of Berlin began thirty years ago this November, with the demolition of the wall...

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    Watch Metropolis’ Cinematically Innovative Dance Scene, Restored as Fritz Lang Intended It to Be Seen (1927)

    When it came out in 1927, Fritz Lang's Metropolis showed audiences the kind of wholly invented reality,...

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    Watch Manhatta, the First American Avant-Garde Film (1921)

    Every city needs its ideal observer. Moreover, a city needs an ideal observer for each of...

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    Dr. Wise on Influenza: Rare Silent Film Shows How They Tried to Educate the Public About the Spanish Flu a Century Ago (1919)

    “Pics or it didn’t happen,” says the Internet, a phrase typically “used in jest,” writes Erin...

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    You Can Play the New Samurai Video Game Ghost of Tsushima in “Kurosawa Mode:” An Homage to the Japanese Master

    Video games are starting to look and feel like movies: even those of us who haven't...

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    Rewatching *The French Connection*

    I had not seen this 1971 movie since I was thirteen or so, and I was...

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    Watch Vintage Footage of Tokyo, Circa 1910, Get Brought to Life with Artificial Intelligence

    For more than 200 years, the rulers of Japan kept the country all but closed to...

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    Rewatching *Serpico*

    When I was 12 it was one of my favorite books (by Peter Maas), and shortly...

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    David Lynch Recounts His Surreal Dream of Being a German Solider Dying on D-Day

    Some of last week's major headlines: Police forcibly remove a large number of peaceable protestors from...

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    Ava DuVernay’s Selma Is Now Free to Stream Online: Watch the Award-Winning Director’s Film About Martin Luther King’s 1965 Voting-Rights March

    Ava DuVernay made her award-winning documentary 13th free to stream online. Now comes her film Selma. The...

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    Rewatching *Dirty Harry* (no real spoilers)

    Released in 1971, as usual with San Francisco movies one can see the reach of NIMBY...

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    The Evocativeness of Decomposing Film: Watch the 1926 Hollywood Movie The Bells Become the Experimental 2004 Short Film, Light Is Calling

    We think of movies as lasting forever. And since we can pull up videos of films...

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    The Earliest Known Motion Picture, 1888’s Roundhay Garden Scene, Restored with Artificial Intelligence

    No image is more closely associated with the birth of the motion picture than a train...

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    Watch a Screen Test of 21-Year-Old Orson Welles (1937)

    We remember Orson Welles as a film director, and given the influence of Citizen Kane, we...

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    New Hilma af Klint Documentary Explores the Life & Art of the Trailblazing Abstract Artist

    It's not often an entire chapter of art history textbooks needs rewriting, but as fans of...

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    A Vintage Advertising Film Intelligently Satirizes the Selling of the American Dream: Watch The Your Name Here Story (1960)

    When did the United States of America attain peak earnestness? It had to have happened sometime...

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    My Conversation with Ross Douthat

    We do another CWT, here is the audio and transcript (link corrected), a very good installment...

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    Watch AI-Restored Film of Laborers Going Through Life in Victorian England (1901)

    In these times, we need to keep at some kind of routine. And so I’d like...

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    Watch 85,000 Historic Newsreel Films from British Pathé Free Online (1910-2008)

    The “pivot-to-video” moment of a few years back devastated writers everywhere with mass layoffs as companies...