In 1925, the dawning of a new age in film that is right around the corner can already be seen. One of the largest steps is not only seeing film, but also hearing it. A big step towards this process was made when Western Electric and Warner Bros. decide to work together in order to make a system to make motion pictures with sound. Read the rest of this entry »
In 1924, two of cinema’s most famous film studios were created. Three companies, Marcus Loew’s Metro Pictures Corporation, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis B. Mayer Picutres Company combined to form MGM. The first film under the MGM banner was Lon Chaney’s He Who Gets Slapped, which would also be the first film to begin with the infamous lion roar that would be the logo for MGM for decades after. In the same year, brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Joseph Brandt would change their C.B.C. Film Sales Company into the Columbia Film Corporation.
In 1923, one of Hollywood’s most famous landmarks was created. The HOLLYWOOD sign, which originally said HOLLYWOODLAND, was built for only $21,000 over the Hollywood Hills. The famous sign was originally created to help raise home sales in Beachwood Canyon.
This week’s new releases suck for the most part so let’s begin with the…
|How would you rank it amongst the best science fiction movies of all time?
Flickchart Rankings: #10, 64, 176
One of the most consistent trilogies of all-time. There really isn’t a weak link out of the three. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of the Blu-ray set and long story short, it’s amazing.
|How would you rank it amongst the best science fiction horror movies of all time?
Flickchart Rankings: #35, 47, 566, 543
I’m an Alien virgin. I can’t explain how but I’ve managed to watch pretty much every sci-fi flick from the era, but haven’t watched an Alien movie. I’ve even willingly watched the Jack Palance crapfest The Shape of Things to Come twice instead of watching Alien. I will be remedying this very soon, as this set is absolutely loaded. Can’t wait for my pre-order to come in.