Inventing The Movies

This novelized biography brings Alice Guy back to us, all of her determination, her creativity, her passion, her flaws, and her glory.

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Lost Visionary of The Cinema

This book provides a close analysis of the one hundred Guy Blaché films that survive, and in the process rewrites early cinema history.

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Posted on Feb 24, 2015

Falstaff, Chimes at MidnightFalstaff, Chimes at Midnight


A pristine print of a film that until now was thought only to exist only in a damaged form has been discovered. Falstaff, Chimes at Midnight, starring Orson Welles.

Posted on Feb 1, 2015


Katy Perry Star WomanKaty Perry Star Woman




Here's Georges original:


Georges Melies Trip to the North PoleGeorges Melies Trip to the North Pole


Posted on Jan 23, 2015

Perils of PaulinePerils of Pauline



Did you know the movie term “cliffhanger” originated in Fort Lee? It came from Pearl White dangling off a cliff in the Perils of Pauline series. Those scenes were filmed in what is now called “Cliffhanger Point.” On Marth 7th & 8th and you can watch the Perils of Pauline and see the original Cliffhanger Point itself in an event organized by the Fort Lee Film Commission to honor 

Pearl White’s 126th birthday.  Film fans in the NY area, don’t miss this!