Category: Filmmaking

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An American Love Story: The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

In my filmmaking class, we introduce the concept of the auteur director with the films of Maurice Tourneur. The French recognized the idea of one author or creator in regard to certain films, a personality whose creative imprint is clear on multiple works. Think of a Hitchcock, Welles, Bergman, or Spielberg.

Some Christmas Fluff: Family Christmas Movies

Our Top Ten Family Christmas Movies! We present these movies to you in no particular order. Choosing a favorite Christmas movie is like picking your favorite child. Ok, not really, […]

Great Films From The 1940s

The 1940s is truly the pinnacle of the Golden Age of filmmaking. Some of the greatest directors, greatest writers, and greatest actors came together within the studio system to make […]

Great Films from the 1950s

The 1950s ushered in a new level of film making as directors sought to create more realistic and powerful stories using some of the greatest actors in Hollywood history. These […]

Great Films from the 1920s

The 1920s was the decade when the best silent feature films were created, only to end suddenly at the end of the decade with the advent of “talkies” in 1927. […]

Great Films from the 1910s

  Film had only been around for about a decade when the 1910s arrived.  During that one decade, film transformed from moving images to true stories.  Although some of these […]

Great Films From The 1930s

Looking for something different from the typical Netflix fare? Check out this list of films from Hollywood’s Golden Age.