“I’m down in Galway for the week at the Galway Film Fleadh. This year our ‘Fleadh TV’ crew are putting up highlight videos of screenings, Q&A’s, and more. Our first video features John Carney (previously directed Once) talking about his new film ‘Begin Again (2013)’….”
A diligently researched and rather excellent (if largely Hollywood focussed) montage by Scott Ewing, who (prior to suddenly disappearing from Vimeo) sez:
The following montage chronicles the evolution of film from its conception in 1878 by Edward J. Muybridge to the Lumiere brothers in 1895. Georges Melies a trip to the moon in 1902 was a total game changer and from there we go to the first theatrical releases starting in 1920-2014 … this portion of the montage is chronological. There are some notable films which are absent from the montage such as the Great Train Robbery (1903), The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) and Birth of a Nation (1915). These and many others were either impossible to find or did not fit in with the creative direction of the montage. There is also a Dumb and Dumber (1994) dancing clip between Tropic Thunder and 500 Days of Summer … this was intentional I assure you.
To get into the Christmas Spirit, we at HeyStaks (a Dublin startup based in UCD), have created a “Guess the Christmas Movie” game using word clouds made from the dialogue of different Christmas films. Thanks, and Merry Christmas.
The capital’s most disreputable midnight movie club Hollywood Babylon have a new season of movies at the Light House Cinema this summer and autumn – all from 1984, illustrated in a trailer here, by Alan Dunne.
Beverly Hills Cop – Saturday September, May 18
Purple Rain – Saturday, June 15
Revenge of the Nerds – Saturday, July 13
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – Saturday, August 17 September 14
Dune – Saturday, September 14 August 17
Terminator + Streets of Fire (Double Bill) – Saturday, October 19