18th century VFX!

“The Defeat of the Spanish Armada” by Philip James (Jacques-Phillipe) De Loutherbourg. Loutherbourg is a fascinating artist. Born in France,…

1 year ago

MARK ROTHKO AND CINEMA

Mark Rothko’s Black on Maroon 1958, at the Tate Modern, might not seem to have anything at all to do…

1 year ago

Some Roman Ultra-Violence

Check out this astonishingly violent, horrid painting! It is by 19thC French painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme who made many…

2 years ago

Welcome!

Since cinema’s earliest days, literary adaptation has provided the movies with stories; and so we use literary terms like metaphor,…

2 years ago