It’s a Wonderful Life, The Grinch, Elf, Love Actually – we could go on. It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re open about your love for Christmas movies, or you prefer to keep them as a guilty pleasure, we can all agree that there’s nothing better than popping on one of the classics and sticking your feet up to watch them in front of the fire. That is why, in today’s blog, we’re looking into what makes a classic Christmas movie.Continue reading
Today, we’re continuing our Genre Spotlight series, and in this blog, we’re looking into Musicals. If you’re a Broadway or West End fan, you may be familiar with the movie adaptations of such productions. Additionally, you might also like the modern take on movie musicals, which we will also delve into.Continue reading
Before films had audio like they do today, they were known as “silent films” due to their lack of dialogue and sound effects. Before the audio technology developed in the 1920s, silent films would be accompanied by a live orchestra that played alongside the footage, and title cards were used to display character dialogue, so audiences knew what was happening. One such star of this era was Buster Keaton.Continue reading
COVID-19 has brought a world of changes to film-viewing and cinema as we know it. Many big films due to be released in theatres in 2020 and 2021 were delayed in the hopes that restrictions would soon lift, and people could flock back to cinemas worldwide to view these latest releases. However, many production companies decided not to wait and instead released their films onto streaming services so people could view them from the comfort of their own homes.
Mystery is a film genre that typically revolves around finding the solution to a series of events or figuring out the perpetrator of a crime. The protagonist is often a detective, investigator or amateur sleuth who sets out to discover the truth by means of navigating clues and using clever deduction.
Before the rise of “talkies”, silent films were all the rage thanks to the film industry’s technological developments in the 1920s. Silent films would be accompanied by a live orchestra that played alongside film viewings with title cards to display character dialogue. During this revolutionary cinematic era, a number of prominent stars hit the spotlight, including Mary Pickford.
The COVID-19 outbreak has caused huge disruption to all industries, but some have been hit harder than others. The travel industry has suffered the worst decline, but the film industry may be a close second. Continue reading
Christmas is fast approaching, so it’s time to break out the projector, make some hot chocolate and settle in to watch some of those classic Christmas movies that we all remember so fondly. New Christmas films are released every year, but there is nothing quite like those Christmas favourites that we watch time and time again.
Here are our top picks for classic Christmas movies to watch this year.
Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but the actual transportation of your belongings can cause a massive headache. If you still have some old cine reels lying around, you might be concerned about how to transport them to your new house. Cine reels are very delicate and prone to breaking, especially if they have not been stored in optimal conditions.
With plenty of time on our hands at the present moment, it’s fair to say that we are all running out of DIY jobs to do around the house and are looking for something new to occupy our time as we all miss our family dearly. You could well be looking to take up a new hobby, or hoping to come out of lockdown a lot fitter than you entered it, as you look to fill the time until you’re able to visit your loved ones. Continue reading