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A Page of Madness: The Lost, Avant Garde Masterpiece from the Early Days of Japanese Cinema (1926)

It’s a sad fact that the vast majority of silent movies in Japan have been lost thanks to human carelessness, earthquakes and the grim efficiency of …

Culture

7 Rock Album Covers Designed by Iconic Artists: Warhol, Rauschenberg, Dalí, Richter, Mapplethorpe & More

The art of the album cover is ground we cover here often enough, from the jazz deco creations of album art inventor Alex Steinweiss to the bawdy …

The Arts

1000 Frames of Hitchcock: See Each of Alfred Hitchcock’s 52 Films Reduced to 1,000 Artistic Frames

Some directors like John Cassavetes and Wong Kar-wai like to discover the movie as they are making it. Others filmmakers have a very clear conception …

Alfred Hitchcock

What Do Movies Say When They Say Nothing at All: A Video Essay

Sometimes less is more. Sometimes silence says more than words or sound itself. John Cage knew it. Ditto our finest filmmakers. That’s the takeaway …

American culture

Read the Original 32-Page Program for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927)

One of the very first feature-length sci-fi films ever made, Fritz Lang’s <i>Metropolis</i> took a daring visual approach for its time, incorporating Bauhaus …

Culture

Hear Arthur C. Clarke Read 2001: A Space Odyssey: A Vintage 1976 Vinyl Recording

When we hear the opening of <i>Also Sprach Zarathustra</i>, we instinctively steel ourselves for enormous leaps through space and time. We have since 1968, …

Culture

Underground Legend Jonas Mekas’s Guide to Becoming an Avant-Garde Filmmaker

In this excerpt from Phaidon’s <i>Akademie X</i> the experimental cinema pioneer lays out some simple lessons for jumpstarting your budding career in film.

Harmony Korine

Watch Charles & Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten, the 1977 Film That Put the Scale of the Universe into Brilliant Perspective

All our childhood homes contained books we couldn’t quite explain. I remember feeling particularly mystified, though not displeasingly so, by a slim …

Cool

Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier : A photo exhibition of iconic works from four preeminent African American photographers

In the idyllic town of Kent, Connecticut—a little over two hours north of NYC by car—the James Barron Art gallery will host an exhibition of uncommon socio-political importance. "Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier" features four renowned African …

Gordon Parks

MEMORIES OF PROFESSOR SCORSESE: ‘I Remember Film School’

[<b>by Allan Arkush</b>]<p>[Editor’s note: Long before I met him, Allan Arkush wrote this unforgettable piece for <i>Film Comment</i> magazine, Vol 19. No. 6, in 1983. …

Film school

Film As Art: Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

<i>The Shining</i> by Gavin Turk. Photo: Andy Keate<p>This past summer, an extensive exhibition entitled <i>Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick</i> has occupied the West …

Stanley Kubrick

Film of the Week: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog’s documentary about the Internet, <i>Lo and Behold</i>, is subtitled <i>Reveries of the Connected World</i>, and in the last week, the connected world …

Entertainment

Locarno Interview: Anocha Suwichakornpong

To watch Anocha Suwichakornpong’s <i>By the Time It Gets Dark</i> is to journey through a world where the boundaries of time and space do not exist. …

Entertainment

Deep Cuts: Scott Walker

<i>Some reading music: listen to this week’s special mix below. (See the full track listing.)</i><p><i>Childhood of a Leader</i><p>To gain an understanding of the impact …

Scott Walker

This House Built On A Single Column Can Rotate 360-Degrees

Courtesy of Art Omi/ © Dora Somoni<p>Recently on display at the OMI International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, was this unique piece of architecture. …

Houses

Beastgrip

Beastgrip is a smartphone add-on, very close to professional equipment, that can take your image capturing to a whole other level, perfect for …

Extreme Sports

Federal Moto BMW R100

Our custom motorbike crush today comes from a small garage in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, called Federal Moto. This sharp build ticks all the right …

BMW

Leica UK and Magnum announce new Bruce Gilden exhibition – Detroit: Against the Wind

<b>DETROIT: AGAINST THE WIND</b> <b><br>Bruce Gilden</b><br>17 - 30 September 2016<br>Leica Gallery Mayfair, 27 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6NQ<p>Detroit: Against the Wind is Magnum …

Detroit

ListenUp: Florence + the Machine: Stand by Me

It is exceptionally hard to cover a song like Ben E King's profound classic "Stand by Me," while holding true to the value of the original and adding contemporary developments. Unsurprisingly, Florence + the Machine have pulled it off with their ethereal, riveting version". The song appears on <i>Songs</i> …

ListenUp: The White Stripes: City Lights

Out on 9 September, the 26-track double LP <i>Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016</i> will be a trove of unreleased music spanning the acclaimed musician's entire career. Released today, "City Lights" offers a glimpse at what's to come. Originally written as a White Stripes song for 2005’s <i>Get Behind</i> …

Jack White

A Clockwork Orange Author Anthony Burgess Lists His Five Favorite Dystopian Novels: Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Island & More

From Sir Thomas More’s 1516 philosophical novel <i>Utopia</i> to Disney’s 2016 adult-friendly kids’ movie <i>Zootopia</i>, the genre of the “-topia” has been …

Literature

Philosopher Jacques Derrida Interviews Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman: Talk Improvisation, Language & Racism (1997)

<i>Note: This popular post originally appeared on our site in September, 2014. In light of Ornette Coleman’s passing, we’re bringing it back to the top</i> …

Jazz

Ansel Adams Reveals His Creative Process in 1958 Documentary

Today marks what would be the 111th birthday of Ansel Adams, the American photographer who captured the sublime power of the wilderness, taking …

Beijing bodybuilders

Beijing bodybuilders by Pierre Alivon<p>I am a Leica addict photographer and acquire new lenses regularly depending on my projects (and my mood). I …

Beijing

Film of the Week: On the Silver Globe

Jean-Luc Godard subtitled his 1967 feature <i>Weekend</i> “a film lost in the cosmos.” But if there’s any film that truly deserves that title, it’s <i>On the</i> …

Entertainment

Film of the Week: Little Men

When I interviewed Pedro Almodóvar a while ago about his latest feature <i>Julieta</i>, he told me why he liked the writing of Alice Munro, whose short …

Movies

Cannes Interview: Alice Winocour

After showing her debut feature <i>Augustine</i> in Critics’ Week in 2012, French filmmaker Alice Winocour returned to Cannes this year with <i>Disorder</i>, a …

Cannes Film Festival

Interview: Shunji Iwai

<i>Love Letter</i><p>Born in 1963, Japanese writer-director Shunji Iwai first drew attention through offbeat television dramas like <i>Ghost Soup</i>. But his …

Entertainment

Getaway Tiny Cabins

Getaway offers rentable tiny houses in the woods of New York and Boston, close enough to let you escape in an instant and recharge. Take a break from …

New York City