All of the films Agnès Varda (1928-2019) directed, culled from multiple sources across the internet. Most people know her from the French New Wave classic, Cléo from 5 to 7, or Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi), but Varda’s filmography extends to at least 84 unique works.
A timeline and “family tree” of the major American movie studios. Organized around the top 5 producers of feature films throughout the years. The “market share” percentages on the right edge of the graphic are sourced from The-Numbers.com 2020 Distributors Gross Earnings. The information is based on the “major film studios” chart on Wikipedia.
Below are screenshots from The-Numbers.com comparing the 2019 and 2021 (as of December 11th) top-earners. Sony (Columbia), Universal, Warner Bros., Disney, United Artists, and Paramount have generally done very well, and Lionsgate has been in the top 7 for the past 10 years. 20th Century Fox is essentially 20th Century Pictures now. MGM is limited to 1 or 2 releases a year, and RKO is just a shell of what it was before the 1950s.
10 Years 10 Films (10Y10F) is a project to display embedded YouTube selections of cinema history. This is Decade Six of a series that gives the viewer a quick time-lapse view of how movie technology and style has developed throughout the world – one clip each year – from 1888 through 2017, starting with the foundations to see how filmmakers build or deconstruct them.
Some of the gay and lesbian stereotypes in these films are clearly damaging, others are celebrated as coded queer classics in a time when “sex perversion” was forbidden in Hollywood. An interactive version of this list, with notes on each film, can be found at Letterboxd.
These are my 20 favorite films this year, organized on Letterboxd. Other than the obvious COVID-19 pandemic which hindered theater-going, my movie-watching habits remained largely the same, although I definitely spent more time in front of a screen than in past years.
10 Years 10 Films (10Y10F) is a project to display embedded YouTube selections of cinema history. This is Part Five of a series that gives the viewer a quick time-lapse view of how movie technology and style has developed throughout the world – one clip each year – from 1888 through 2017, starting with the foundations to see how filmmakers build or deconstruct them.
Sound “talkies” and censorship are the huge cinematic changes for this decade. It’s hard to say how the Great Depression (1929, lasting about ten years) affected the film industry, but Nazi policies throughout the 1930s definitely had an effect until the end of WWII, and many German filmmakers and actors emigrated. Read more Video clips and history of world cinema: 1928-1937 ›