Author Archives: Flicker Alley

Factual Lies: My Thoughts on Nanook of the North

We’re pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Nathaniel Sutton. He’s currently a film student at Cal State Northridge, an intern at Flicker Alley, and, not to mention, a film fanatic. It is my senior year of college, and I … Continue reading

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SILENT SALON – A Summer of Silent Comedies

On a beautiful late July evening, Flicker Alley had the great privilege of attending Silent Salon, a showcase of silent comedies co-presented by Villa Aurora Los Angeles and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All four screenings in … Continue reading

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INSIDE THE VAULTS: A Tour of Los Angeles’ Leading Independent Film Archive

Last Monday Flicker Alley was lucky enough to be invited for the 10th anniversary of The Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.  An archive so huge the house enough film to wrap around the world one-and-a-half times (about 250 million … Continue reading

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Why So Serious? How Cinerama’s Smilebox

Why So Serious? How Cinerama’s Smilebox Came to Be

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Why So Serious? How Cinerama’s Smilebox Came to Be

With the upcoming release of THIS IS CINERAMA and WINDJAMMER we’ve been having some interest about the process that mimics Cinerama’s famous curved screen called Smilebox.  Here’s a brief description of the process from Dave Strohmaier, the director of Cinerama … Continue reading

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Flicker Alley and Cinerama Inc. invite you to experience THIS IS CINERAMA and WINDJAMMER in their world home video premieres! Release Date: September 25, 2012  Flicker Alley and Cinerama Inc. are pleased to announce the home video digital premieres of This Is … Continue reading

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Abel Gance Triumphs in 2012

Napoleon, Kevin Brownlow, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival have been prominent on the cultural radar during the last few weeks, from features in the NYTimes and Wall Street Journal to countless blog posts [The Daily Mirror; Smithsonian’s Reel Culture] and … Continue reading

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