At the movies

Robert Bresson, films on video, and pinball in the movies

Last week I wrote about home videos and time spent making digital copies of cherished recordings using our last working video player. While the VCR was set up I also took a look at some of the other old tapes that I’ve kept. In recent years I have recycled or thrown away thousands of videos.… Continue reading Robert Bresson, films on video, and pinball in the movies

At the movies

“The Bells of St Mary’s”

Earlier this month I wrote about film titles which are displayed above cinemas in movies, in scenes set in the past. The sight of “Spartacus” in the recent Oscar winner “Bridge of Spies” places the action in the early 1960s. Similarly, cinemas showing “The Godfather” (in “Field of Dreams”) and “The Poseidon Adventure” (in “Milk”)… Continue reading “The Bells of St Mary’s”