posted November 17, 2013
When it comes to the legacy of Richard M. Nixon, countless biographies and studies have set the political-science terrain. It’s a wonder that Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye have managed to find anything to add.
posted November 6, 2013
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, might not appreciate a new online video, audio, and print archive, The Zuckerberg Files.
posted October 27, 2013
The discovery in 2008 of a lost Orson Welles silent film has been one of the finds of recent years. Little matter that the footage not only is not a finished film, not even a rough cut.
posted October 24, 2013
Was Hollywood cozy with Hitler? That's the claim of a new book that has proven incendiary — and has been soundly disparaged.
posted October 9, 2013
When you renovate, keep your eyes open for old film. Three parts, now all in one.
posted October 5, 2013
Part 3 (of 3) about the movies that fell out of a house wall asks: "What kind of societal self-loathing is it that moves us to assign iconic structures to the wrecking ball? Couldn't we redeploy them – preserve at least the buildings as repositories of cultural memory?"
posted September 18, 2013
TRUTH TO TELL, the wall-stuffing’s references to still-well-known movies was less interesting than listings of movies little heard of, today, and the generally vanished theaters that screened them.
posted September 10, 2013
Old houses’ wall cavities can be a delightful kind of moving-image archive: Older ones may well conceal wads of newspaper with captivating movie sections. Cinema enthusiasts may find reading those more compelling than grappling with jambs and architraves.
posted August 21, 2013
On the always diverting Collectors Weekly web site, Hunter Oatman-Stanford describes movie and movie-house attention grabbing ploys that now almost define the shock-horror schlocker B Movie.
posted August 19, 2013
Some of the earliest films were of a combative nature – there were boxing films, train-robbery films, and – as one of the most accomplished of early-film historians, Paul Spehr, described at this year’s Wunderkino, a gathering run by Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, Maine – films pitched at hunters and fishermen.