Category Archives: Film

A New York Times documentary short by Esteban Arrangoiz in which we meet Julio César Cú Cámara – a man who finds Zen-like fulfilment in his job – diving down into the sewers and water treatment plants of Mexico City to clear blockages and reduce the risk of floods.

It’s a s- job but someone’s gotta do it, a flush of pride, career panning out well, regular work and so forth.

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You’ve seen the Avengers: Endgame trailer and yes, it’s all very exciting. Except for one glaring omission: Deadpool playing every role.

An oversight now remedied in this reworking by Mightyraccoon!.

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Footage of Paris recorded between 1896 and 1900 by pioneering fraternal filmmakers, Auguste and Luis Lumière, stabilised, foley sound added and slowed to natural rate by videographer Guy Jones.

0:08 – Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896)

0:58 – Alma Bridge (1900)

1:37 – Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899)

2:33 – Place de la Concorde (1897)

3:24 – Passing of a fire brigade (1897)

3:58 – Tuileries Garden (1896)

4:48 – Moving walkway at the Paris Exposition (1900)

5:24 – The Eiffel Tower from the Rives de la Seine à Paris (1897)

Previously: New York City In 1911

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A supercut by The Back Focus of multiple variations in TV and movie scenes in which one character thanks another as they walk away.

Hey, before you go, though.

Thanks.

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Vanity Fair maps ‘every Marvel cinematic moment in New York City’ from the awakening of Steve Rogers to the Vulture/Spiderman showdown.

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