635 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
March 22, 2014 - 10:08:47
Watch 635 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. The collection features films by Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, Andrei Tarkovksy, John Huston, plus some early short films by Tarantino, Kubrick and Truffaut. You will also find masterful performances by Humphrey Bogart, Laurence Olivier, Audrey Hepburn, Edward G. Robinson, John Wayne and Bette Davis.
Anne Frank: The Only Existing Video Now Online - Open Culture
March 20, 2014 - 9:05:38
There’s no sound, and the clip only runs 20 seconds. But this is the only known footage of Anne Frank, and it’s now online. The Anne Frank House does a good job of setting the scene for the video taken on July 22, 1941. “The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom… At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.” Find more videos on YouTube’s Anne Frank Channel. Also find this clip in our collection of YouTube Favorites.
Akira Kurosawa's 80-Minute Master Class on Making
March 12, 2014 - 11:54:45
"Take 'myself,'" wrote Akira Kurosawa, "subtract 'movies,' and the result is 'zero.'" Donald Richie, the 20th century's preeminent Western critic of Japanese film, quoted that line when writing a remembrance of the 20th century's preeminent Japanese filmmaker. "It was as though he thought he did not exist except through his movies," Richie's piece continues. "When I was writing my book about him, he sometimes complained that there was nothing to write about if I persisted in asking him about himself." Still, for insight into the mind of the director capable of such a range of masterpieces as Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and Ran, you'd do well to read that book -- a volume about which the auteur himself had initially dubious feelings, granting his approval "only when he learned it was to be called The Films of Akira Kurosawa" -- and to watch A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies, a 2000 documentary built around a series of interviews Kurosawa (for most of his career "famously uncooperative with the media") granted late in life.