The Museum of Modern Art published the following great video on why people used to be able to marvel at very first movies made. We may think they were of pretty bad quality because we’ve only seen bad reproductions. But the originals must have looked startlingly realistic. Via Aeon.

For the latest edition of How to See, we visited MoMA’s film archives in Hamlin, Pennsylvania to learn more about the incredible quality and clarity of this newly discovered nineteenth-century movie, and the efforts archivists make to preserve such irreplaceable snapshots of history. Curator Dave Kehr joins the discussion to help us look at the early film with the same awe-inspired, expanded view of the world of its first audiences.

A good example of invisible work - The History of Female [Movie] Editors.

Tangerines (2013)

You’re sitting on an Estonian chair In an Estonian home On Abkhazian land With Estonia holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2017, I had the pleasure of seeing the movie Tangerines (Mandariinid, 2013) at the Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy. The movie is set in an unnamed Estonian village in Georgia during the 1992-1993 Georgian-Abkhaz war. All of the population of the village returned back to Estonia after the war broke out, expect for two men who stay behind.

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