Introduction Chanbara (チャンバラ), also commonly spelled “chambara”, meaning “sword fighting” movies, denotes the Japanese film genre called samurai cinema in English and is roughly equivalent to Western western (genre) and swashbuckler films. Chanbara is a sub-category of jidaigeki, which equates to period drama. Jidaigeki may refer to a story set in a historical period, though… Read More
Events 1922 – The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolour. The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.
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Events 1927 – The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth. 2019 – Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 66 others are released in a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia. People (Births) 1855 – William Friese-Greene, English photographer, director, and cinematographer (d. 1921). 1894 – George Waggner, American actor, director, and producer… Read More
Events 1642 – England’s Parliament bans public stage-plays. People (Births) 1885 – Otto Kruger, American actor (d. 1974). 1890 – Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (d. 1960). 1909 – Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993). 1917 – John Berry, American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999). 1925 – Andrea Camilleri,… Read More
People (Births) 1912 – Frank Thomas, American voice actor, animator, and screenwriter (d. 2004). 1916 – Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2002). 1918 – Luis Alcoriza, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992). 1920 – Fons Rademakers, Dutch-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007). 1921 – Jack Valenti, American businessman, created… Read More
Introduction Established in 2020, Home Movie Day is an annual event that celebrates amateur films and filmmaking. It is a worldwide event, held at local venues all over the world and organised locally by volunteers. Purpose Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to have their films inspected and to see… Read More
Films and Movies Day (Russia). A day honouring people involved in one of the world’s oldest national film industries. On the 27 August of every year, Russia celebrates a noteworthy event, the Day of Russian Cinema (День Российского Кино). You can find out about the origins of The Day of Russian Cinema here.
Introduction The dump months are what the film community calls the two periods of the year when there are lowered commercial and critical expectations for most new releases from American filmmakers and distributors. Domestic audiences during these periods are smaller than the rest of the year, so no tentpole movies are released. January and February… Read More
Introduction The Friday night death slot, or Friday evening death slot, is a perceived graveyard slot in American television. For information on the graveyard slot look here. Dump months, the equivalent to the Friday night death slot on the American film schedule. What Time Slot Does It Refer To? It implies that a television programme… Read More