Posted: September 3, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Mediasphere, U.S. News | Tags: 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape, Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinema, Millennials, Movies, Prison, Prison escape, Rob Reiner, Saving Private Ryan, Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining (film)
It appears that the “Golden Age of Cinema” has lost its sheen to the young over the years, as millennials are turning their back on classic movies.
A new study finds that less than a quarter of millennials have watched a film from start to finish that was made back in the 1940s or 50s and only a third have seen one from the 1960s.
Thirty percent of young people also admit to never having watched a black and white film all the way through – as opposed to 85 percent of those over 50 – with 20 percent branding the films “boring.”
Top 10 most common movies millennials have seen
- “The Lion King” 81.60 percent
- “Forrest Gump” 74.60 percent
- “Back to the Future” 66.80 percent
- “The Dark Knight” 66.50 percent
- “The Matrix” 63.20 percent
- “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” 60.90 percent
- “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” 59.20 percent
- “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” 59 percent
- “The Silence of the Lambs” 54.90 percent
- “The Godfather” 55 percent
Top 10 most common movies over-50’s have seen
- “Forrest Gump” 84.30 percent
- “Back to the Future” 80 percent
- “The Silence of the Lambs” 71 percent
- “It’s a Wonderful Life” 70.50 percent
- “The Godfather” 69.90 percent
- “Raiders of the Lost Ark” 69.30 percent
- “Saving Private Ryan” 68.30 percent
- “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 66.40 percent
- “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” 65.90 percent
- “The Green Mile 65.60 percent
A new survey polling 1,000 millennials and 1,000 Americans over the age of 50 conducted by FYE.com, reveals that looking back into the history of cinema isn’t the preference of youth today, with millennials exponentially more likely to have binged on films of the last 15 years than on classics from bygone eras.
Less than half of millennials have seen the likes of “Gone with the Wind,” “The Sound of Music,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” or even “The Shawshank Redemption” — rated the greatest film of all time on IMDB.
Only 28 percent have seen “Casablanca,” 16 percent have watched “Once Upon a Time in the West” and only a measly 12 percent have seen the Hitchcock classic “Rear Window” – though the director’s “Psycho” fares moderately better at a rate of 38 percent.
On the other side of things, some over-50s appear to have the tendency to stick to their old classics and ignore new cinema altogether with one in ten admitting they aren’t sure if they have seen a film newer than 2010 – and eight percent straight up saying no, they have not. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 7, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: 1970s, A. O. Scott, Cinema, Francis Ford Coppola, Movies, The Conversation
A. O. Scott discusses Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 masterpiece and the end of privacy.
Posted: February 14, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, B Movie, Cinema, Mamie Van Doren, Movies, Peter Bogdanovich, Pulp, Science fiction, SciFi, Scout Paget, Thriller, video, vintage, Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women, YouTube
‘B’ Sci-Fi Cult Entertainment – Astronauts land on Venus and discover prehistoric monsters and a race of beautiful women.
Directed by …Peter Bogdanovich? Yep, that’s Peter Bogdanovich!
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Posted: February 2, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Cinema, Film, Ghost in the Shel, Movies, Scarlett Johansson, Science fiction, SciFi, Super Bowl
Posted: February 2, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Action Movie, Cinema, Ghost in the Shell, IMDb, Movies, Scarlett Johansson, Science fiction, SciFi, Thriller, Trailer
Posted: January 31, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Cinema, Cinematography, Film, Jerry Lewis, King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese, Movies, Photography
Posted: January 27, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, History, Mediasphere | Tags: A Trip to the Moon, Cinema, Film, Georges Méliès, Moon, video, Voyage Dans La Lune
An association of astronomers has convened to listen to the plan of Professor Barbenfouillis, their president, to fly to the moon. With the one dissenting voice quashed by Barbenfouillis and the other members, the plan is approved with Barbenfouillis choosing five others to accompany him. Most of the preparation for the trip is in building the vessel and launching mechanism, which resemble a large bullet and a large gun respectively.
Hitting the moon in the eye, the six land safely at their destination. They find that much about the moon is wonderful and fantastical, but also that much is not what they would have liked to encounter as it is life threatening. They have to find a way to get out of their alien predicament to get back home safely.
Posted: January 26, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Cinema, Cinematography, Fredrico Fellini, Italy, La Dolce Vita, Movies, Photography, Rome
Posted: January 25, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: 1950s, Cinema, Haunted, Horror, House on Haunted Hill, Movies, Scream, Skeleton, Thriller
Posted: January 23, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock filmography, Bathroom, Cinema, Film, Movies, New York City, Paramount Pictures, Promotion, Thriller
Alfred Hitchcock and Paramount present a guide to their revolutionary release of “Psycho” in this extended “press book on film” from the Academy Film Archive.
Posted: January 23, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Cinema, Entertainment Weekly, Feature film, Horror, Jason Segel, Psycho, Rooney Mara, Shower Scene, Sundance Film Festival, suspense, Thriller
Clark Collis writes: The new documentary 78/52 gives a closer look at the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 terror classic Psycho with assistance from a lengthy list of interviewees, including Guillermo del Toro, Peter Bogdanovich, Elijah Wood, Bret Easton Ellis, Neil Marshall, Danny Elfman, Karyn Kusama, Apocalypse Now editor Walter Murch, Janet Leigh’s actress daughter Jamie Lee Curtis, and Anthony Perkins’ filmmaker son, Osgood Perkins. The film’s title refers to the number of setups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the notorious sequence.
[WATCH – psycho shower scene doc 78/52: Exclusive clip]
Written and directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (Doc of the Dead), 78/52 was showcased as a work-in-progress at Fantasia’s Frontieres International Film Market. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 17, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Global | Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, Cinema, Citizen Kane, design, Illustration, Movies, Orson Welles, Poster Art, typography
1946 Danish poster for CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles, USA, 1941)
Poster source: Posteritati
The Danish title translates as “The Big Man.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 5, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Breaking News, Entertainment, Global, History | Tags: ABC Cinemas, Africa, Architecture, Burkina Faso, Cinema, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Movie theater, Photography, vintage
When I go to the cinema lately, I’ll admit, it does feel nostalgic, almost as if I’m doing something like they did “in the old days”– and my local cinema isn’t even a charming independent one. Should we blame it on Netflix? From our smartphones to internet-abled TV, today we have more entertainment options at our fingertips all the time, than ever before. Netflix has over 85 million members and operates in more than 190 countries worldwide. You’d like to think that cinemas will never disappear, but are you sure they really won’t?
If it did happen, at least German-born photographer Stephan Zaubitzer will have documented most of what we lost. In an ongoing archive of photographs, Stephan has been taking pictures of cinemas in city centers around the world, endlessly fascinated by their dark interiors and outlandish architecture that always stands out from their urban surroundings.
It all started in Morocco in 2003 when his flight was delayed in Burkina Faso and so he went out into the city to explore and began photographing the city’s movie theatres. The rest is history– and a lot of its fascinating old cinemas….(read more)
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Posted: January 1, 2017 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, History, Japan, Mediasphere | Tags: 87th Academy Awards, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Adam Arkapaw, Adam Sandler, Akira Kurosawa, Cinema, Film, Robert Altman, Seven Samurai, Sidney Lumet, Toshiro Mifune, video
Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it onscreen. Join me today in studying the master, possibly the greatest composer of motion in film history.
Sidney Lumet on RAN: http://bit.ly/1B7mfTD
Robert Altman on RASHOMON: http://bit.ly/1BDuvL7
Paul Verhoeven on Kurosawa: http://bit.ly/197vwnS
Posted: December 30, 2016 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Academy Awards, Albert Brooks, Carrie Fisher, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cinema, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher (singer), Los Angeles, Mother, Movies, Singin' in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (film), Todd Fisher, video
Albert Brooks, who cast Debbie Reynolds in the title role of his 1996 comedy Mother, reacted on Twitter to the death of the 84-year-old actress, which came just one day after the untimely passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher.
Mother marked Reynolds’s first major screen role in decades. Brooks, who wanted to cast an icon of 1950s cinema in the part, enlisted Fisher’s help to persuade her mother to play his. The role landed Reynolds her fifth Golden Globe nomination…(read more)
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Posted: December 29, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Cinema, Dancing, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Movies, Musical, Singing in the Rain, video
Posted: December 26, 2016 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere | Tags: Cinema, Elf, Horror, Movies, Mystery, Parody, satire, Thriller, Trailer, video, Will Ferrell
Thought your holiday family dinner was a nightmare? Wait until you see your favorite elf in this creepy version of the holiday comedy. At least now you’ll definitely be up all night to wait for Santa Claus.
Posted: December 23, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Humor, The Butcher's Notebook | Tags: Christopher Walken, Cinema, Deer Hunter, Movies, Parody, Robert DeNiro, Santa Claus, satire
Posted: December 20, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment | Tags: 1930s, Cinema, design, Horror, Illustration, Monster Movies, Movies, Poster Art, Thriller, typography, vintage
Posted: December 17, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: 1950s, Bing Crosby, Christmas, Cinema, Danny Kaye, design, Irving Berlin, Movies, Musical, Poster Art, Rosemary Clooney, typography, Vera Allen, vintage, White Christmas
Posted: November 28, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Cinema, design, Edward G Robinson, George Raft, Illustration, Marlene Dietrich, Movies, Poster Art, typography, vintage, Warner Bros
Posted: October 23, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Cinema, Cinematography, Dracula, Dracula's Daughter, Film, Horror, Movies, Photography, Thriller
Posted: October 18, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Cinema, Halloween, Horror, Movie Stills, Movies, Photography, The Wolf Man, Thriller, Title Cards, vintage
Posted: October 10, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Cinema, Cinematography, graphics, Movies, Phantom of the Opera, Photography, Title Cards, vintage
Posted: September 9, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Japan | Tags: Cinema, design, Faye Dunaway, Illustration, Jack Nicholson, John Huston, Movie Posters, Movies, Poster Art, Roman Polanski
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Posted: September 1, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Cinema, design, Films, Horror, Illustration, Movies, Mystery, Poster Art, The Invisible Man Returns, Thriller, typography
Posted: August 29, 2016 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: Cinema, design, Far From the Madding Crowd, Illustration, Motion Pictures, Movies, Poster Art, Woody Allen, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
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