Independence Day, 1996 (dir. Roland Emmerich)
The last shot last picture show from the end of every movieMOVIE LIST
THE 'BEST PICTURE' SUPERCUT
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II | 2013 | dir. Lars Von Trier
Swimming Pool | 2003 | dir. François Ozon
The Secret Life of Words | 2005 | dir. Isabel Coixet
Mr. Freedom | 1969 | dir. William Klein
The Aviator | 2004 | dir. Martin Scorsese
After The Wedding | 2006 | dir. Susanne Bier
About Time | 2013 | dir. Richard Curtis
10 Films Too Black For Netflix: Final Images of Blaxploitation
Most of these films you won’t even find on Netflix (with the exception of Jackie Brown) and that’s because, well, they’re a little too black. Denzel Washington is about as black as Netflix is willing to get. You whities might find this hard to believe after watching Training Day but Denzel isn’t the blackest man alive and neither is Samuel L. Jackson. Now what do I mean by “black”? Well, since no one’s skin color is actually black, nor is it a country, black is more of an attitude, black is soul, it’s swagger, it’s rhythm, it’s everything white people wish they had. The films I’ve compiled for you are next level black and will most likely make a lot of white folks uncomfortable. The only advice I can give to that is someone else’s advice:
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Ya dig! … Above are the final images of the most influential and controversial blaxploitation films of the 70s, 80s and late 90s.
-Intern Owen (datimagery)
Three the Hard Way | 1974 | dir. Gordon Parks Jr.
Boss Nigger | 1975 | dir. Jack Arnold
Death Dimension | 1978 | dir. Al Adamson
Trouble Man | 1972 | dir. Ivan Dixon
Black Caesar | 1973 | dir. Larry Cohen
The Spook Who Sat by the Door | 1973 | dir Ivan Dixon
Black Samurai | 1977 | dir. AI Adamson
Black Belt Jones | 1974 | dir. Robert Clouse
Jackie Brown | 1997 | dir. Quentin Tarantino
Cleopatra Jones | 1973 | dir. Jack Starrett
Black Shampoo | 1976 | dir Greydon Clark
Dynamite Brothers | 1974 | dir. Al Adamson
One Down, Two To Go | 1982 | dir. Fred Williamson
Here are a bunch of final images from films released in 1977. Can you match each one of them with its title?
Bunker Hill Bunny | 1959 | dir. Friz Freleng
Boomerang | 1992 | dir. Reginald Hudlin
For this episode of The Past Picture Show, intern Micah (chafedelbows) watches the 1992 romantic comedy Boomerang, and though he felt it didn’t hold up 100% of the way, it was an interesting look back at a specific genre at a specific time.
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Selected Harry Smith short animations
Number 1 | 1939
Number 2: Message from the Sun | 1941
Number 3: Interwoven | 1946
Number 4: Manteca | 1947
Number 5: Circular Tensions (Homage to Oskar Fischinger) | 1949
Number 7 | 1951
Number 10 | 1956
10 Iconic Propaganda Films
Please note that some of these films are dependent on offensive stereotypes and may contain false or misleading content to promote negative ideologies. These films are iconic because they effectively persuaded people throughout history. I think it’s important to be aware of the way propaganda is used in film so that we can challenge ourselves not to be manipulated in the present and future.
-Intern Amy (dancer68844)
The Birth of a Nation | 1915 | dir. D.W. Griffith
Battleship Potemkin | 1925 | dir. Sergei Eisenstein
Triumph of the Will | 1935 | dir. Leni Riefenstahl
The Grand Illusion | 1937 | dir. Jean Renoir
Reefer Madness | 1938 | dir. Louis J. Gasnier
The Great Dictator | 1940 | dir. Charlie Chaplin
Jud Süß | 1940 | dir. Veit Harlan
Why We Fight: Prelude to War | 1943 | dir. Frank Capra
Der Fuehrer’s Face | 1943 | dir. Jack Kinney
Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi | 1943 | dir. Clyde Geronimi
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga | 2010 | dir. Dmitry Vasyukov & Werner Herzog