Sunday, September 22, 2013

Alice Guy Blaché - First Female Director

Alice Guy-Blaché

Falling Leaves directed by Alice Guy-Blaché

Making the first music videos
Alice Guy Blache Films a Phonoscene in the Studio at Buttes-Chaumont, Paris (1905)

Be Natural Trailer

The Kiss from The Ocean Waif by Alice Guy-Blaché

About Alice Guy-Blaché from Frame by Frame

Friday, September 20, 2013

First Photographs

View from the Window at Le Gras
Nicéphore Niépce's earliest surviving photograph of a scene from nature, circa 1826, "View from the Window at Le Gras," Saint-Loup-de-Varennes (France). Taken with the camera obscura. Eight hour exposure.

Boulevard du Temple

"Boulevard du Temple", taken by Louis Daguerre in late 1838 or early 1839, was the first-ever photograph of people. It is an image of a busy street, but because exposure time was over ten minutes, the city traffic was moving too much to appear. The exceptions are the two people in the bottom left corner, one who stood still getting his boots polished by the other long enough to show up in the picture.

Robert Cornelius, self-portrait
Robert Cornelius, self-portrait, Oct. or Nov. 1839, approximate quarter plate daguerreotype. The back reads, "The first light picture ever taken." This self-portrait is the first photographic portrait image of a human ever produced.

Portrait of Anna Katherine Draper

Earliest surviving photograph of a woman. Before the recent discovery of the Cornelius photo, this was the oldest known photograph portrait, made by Dr. Joseph Draper of New York in 1840. The subject is his sister, Anna Katherine Draper.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Mari Boine - Four Songs

Mari Boine

Big Medicine

Vuoi Vuoi Mu, from the CD Idjagiedas (In the Hand of the Night)
Vuoi my little yellowbird
Vuoi my summernight bird
cuckoo and eagle
Vuoi my swallow
with nest under riverbanks
Vuoi nighttowl
with limitless vision
Vuoi vuoi me

Vuoi vuoi joy
with hearty laughter
Vuoi sorrow
with oceans of salty tears
Vuoi vuoi frost
winter and cold
Vuoi summer with burning hot days
Vuoi vuoi me

Reindeer of Diamond

Mari Boine - It sat duolmma mu / You do not step on me no more (Oslo Opera House, 2009)

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vintage Cinema - Animated GIFs

Lillian Gish - The Wind

Audrey Hepburn

Shelly Winters - Night of the Hunter

Anna Karina - Vivre Sa Vie

Louise Brooks - Pandora's Box

Greta Garbo - Queen Christina

Stephane Audran- Le Boucher

Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson - Persona

Clara Bow - The It Girl

Mary Pickford

Setsuko Hara - Late Spring