Category: monday movie

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Monday Movie: A Trip to the Moon, by Tyler Smith

Orson Welles once described filmmaking as “the biggest electric train set a boy ever had.” This enthusiastic approach to the novelty of filmmaking could certainly be seen in Welles’ stylistic playfulness, but not always his tone, which often had a...

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Monday Movie: A Trip to the Moon, by Tyler Smith

Orson Welles once described filmmaking as “the biggest electric train set a boy ever had.” This enthusiastic approach to the novelty of filmmaking could certainly be seen in Welles’ stylistic playfulness, but not always his tone, which often had a...

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Monday Movie: A Trip to the Moon, by David Bax

What you already know about A Trip to the Moon is that Georges Méliès was a pioneer in the field of special effects. The simple idea of removing an actor from the set but editing the film together so that he or she...

Monday Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, by David Bax 0

Monday Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, by David Bax

In order to fit a man in the same frame as the mountain he’s climbing, you’re going to lose most of the detail in the man. David Lean somehow found a way around that rule when he made Lawrence of Arabia,...

Monday Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, by David Bax 0

Monday Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, by David Bax

In order to fit a man in the same frame as the mountain he’s climbing, you’re going to lose most of the detail in the man. David Lean somehow found a way around that rule when he made Lawrence of Arabia,...

Monday Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, by David Bax 0

Monday Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, by David Bax

In order to fit a man in the same frame as the mountain he’s climbing, you’re going to lose most of the detail in the man. David Lean somehow found a way around that rule when he made Lawrence of Arabia,...

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Monday Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, by David Bax

In order to fit a man in the same frame as the mountain he’s climbing, you’re going to lose most of the detail in the man. David Lean somehow found a way around that rule when he made Lawrence of Arabia,...

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Monday Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, by David Bax

In order to fit a man in the same frame as the mountain he’s climbing, you’re going to lose most of the detail in the man. David Lean somehow found a way around that rule when he made Lawrence of Arabia,...

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Monday Movie: Superman, by David Bax

There are, by my count, three perfect superhero movies. I don’t mean to say that they are my favorite superhero movies. I save those slots for personal, idiosyncratic flights of inspiration like Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. No, when I say...