Movie-list maker Brad Bourland has spent many thousands of hours over the past nine years ranking 9,331 movies. The list primarily includes films made in the English language from 1927
to 1999, and excludes documentaries, made-for-TV movies, shorts and
You can view the list here (Microsoft Word is required - you can download a view here) and an interview here.
The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll's tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials. Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his novel and eight years after the birth of cinema, the adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, and was based on Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations.
With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), Alice in Wonderland was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film's original colours for the first time in over 100 years.
This rare piece of colour footage of London was recorded in 1927 by Claude Friese-Greene, the son of pioneering cinematographer William Friese-Greene. His father had developed a colour process called Biocolour which wasn't successful and was overtaken by Techincolour.
The footage features scenes of London Bridge, the Thames, the Tower of London, Greenwich Observatory, the London docks, Whitehall, the Cenotaph, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Petticoat Lane, the Oval, the Changing of the Guard, Rotten Row, and the Houses of Parliament.
/Film has posted more information about the Tron 2 teaser trailer that I posted yesterday. It appears it wasn't actually a trailer rather it was the product of 6 months of hard work by director Joseph Kosinski who made the 3-minute teaser to convince Disney that a remake was commercially viable.
Police in Michigan have arrested a man who they say tried to steal posters and other items related to the new Batman movie from a cinema lobby while dressed up as the Joker. He was dressed in a green wig, purple suit and had his face painted to look like the Joker. Link [via]
I'm a huge fan of the first Scream movie, and the other two weren't too bad, but I'm not sure if a fourth installment would work.
I can still remember getting tickets from FHM to watch an early screening of the movie and being gutted when Drew Barrymore was killed in the opening scene. I watched the movie a year before getting access to the Internet so hadn't read anything about the movie.
I learnt about a site today whilst completing a survey on YouGov that is going to allow members of the public to take part in the production of a real movie.
CoProducer.org will allow people to choose the title of the movie, audition for roles, evaluate the script, choose the best trailer, edit the movie, help market it. Basically, people will have a say in every aspect of the movie.
The movie has already been funded so they aren't looking for people to contribute any more money. To reward people who contribute, if you complete between 6 and 12 surveys you will be entitled to receive an equal share of 55% of all profits.
If you want to take part, you need to visit the CoProuducer website and enter your email address before the end of July.