Hollywood is the name that conjures up romantic dreams and makes them come true. This hub takes you through the history from the earliest days to the modern dream factory.
Seeing as they've been told and retold time and again, it should come as no surprise that fairy tales have been adapted to film since the earliest days of cinema.
When it comes to film, it's hard not to picture the characters wearing their beloved costumes. Whether it's Marilyn Monroe's iconic flowy white halter dress, Dorothy's gingham getup, or Audrey Hepburn's little black dress, costumes truly resonate with film fans. Here is a list of iconic dresses.
Every year the Academy Award nominations and winners spark a lot of controversy, as many Oscar winners on paper do not match what is in the hearts of the public. Here is a list of when the critics at the Academy Awards really got it wrong!
When sound first came on the scene, filmmakers were eager to take advantage of this new technology to captivate and manipulate audiences in innovative ways.
Animals as well as humans have found fame on the silver screen, and have been beloved by audiences for over a century.
LGBTQ film is often considered a relatively new genre. But these themes have been present in cinema since the silent era, sometimes subtle and sometimes surprisingly overt.
The deal between Disney and Fox is expected to close in the first half of 2019, when Disney will scoop up Fox's film and television assets.
Many people use the MPAA rating scale to help them decide what movies to see. However, does the rating scale do enough to protect children, and does the MPAA have a conflict of interest?
What a year for movies and great actors! The Sting, American Graffitti, The Exorcist, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
In the long history of the Academy Awards, it has been very rare for a movie to sweep the so-called "Big Five" Oscars. "It Happened One Night" (1934), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) are the only films to win all five awards.
In case you're planning a horror movie marathon this Halloween, here are a couple more films to add to the watch list.
Terminator, Halloween and RoboCop have all recently made the decision to ignore most of the sequels in their respective franchises, instead creating direct sequels to their last critically acclaimed releases. Is this a good idea, or is it putting pandering fan service ahead of creativity?
Although racial diversity in Hollywood leaves something to be desired, people of color have achieved some victories throughout the years.
If you want to know how South Korea’s Entertainment Industry manages to thrive while other SE countries’ stumble, here are 10 things that their country is doing in order to help.
Christmas films are a dime a dozen these days. But at some point in history, they were new, unique, and even innovative.
Color, sound, remakes, found footage - these are all part of the movie-going experience that we take for granted. Few realize just how far back some of these tropes and innovations go.
Kanab, Utah's long association with Hollywood westerns began in 1924, when portions of "Deadwood Coach", starring Tom Mix, were filmed in this picturesque Utah town.
Either by showing too much or setting the wrong tone, trailers for movies can affect a movie's success negatively by shaping audience expectations.
Some moviegoers believe that remakes are a sign that Hollywood is out of ideas. In reality, remakes are about as old as cinema itself.
You have seen it but haven't noticed it. The prop of the same newspaper piece has been recycled time and time again in various non-related movies, TV series and commercials.
Though most films made before 1930 have been lost, these ten have maintained the distinction of being the first known films adapted from books.
Movies can have significant social impact. They can educate, raise awareness, and alter public consciousness. Here are 10 films that took it a step further, inspiring laws, legislation, and politics.
With women still fighting for representation today, it may be hard to believe that female-dominated films existed as far back as the 1930s.
A fascinating look at Beatrice Wood, the woman James Cameron modeled Rose Dewitt Bukater Calvert after in the movie "Titanic."
This is the story of someone who can sing, who has this gift, and whose life takes her from one disaster to another, and what always saves her is this gift to sing.
Movies are always memorable and picking top Academy Award winners assures you of movies with style and talent. The year 1972 had some greats.
The 1948 Oscar nominations for Best Actor recognized excellent performances by Ronald Colman, John Garfield, Gregory Peck, William Powell, and Michael Redgrave.
Being a background actor is a good way to earn some extra money and gain experience behind the scenes, but be prepared for little pay and long days.
Superhero crossover films have only recently become popular. But the crossover film itself goes back further than you might think.
Coming up with a good title for your movie can help make it more marketable to your target audience.
Movie audiences appear to be tired of YA, losing interest in Star Wars, and are largely averse to character driven independent movies, critics' opinions be damned.
The red carpet originated in 485 BC and continues to welcome the elite today. Check out 10 dresses that have been graced by a walk on the red carpet and the actresses honored to wear them.
Hollywood is in the nostalgic reboot business, almost to the point where we're only seeing a trickle of original ideas.
From silent to soundtrack, follow the story of how music became an integral and significant part of our film experience.
Dwight D. Eisenhower as President and "From Here to Eternity" Best Motion Picture. It would seem 1954 was a good year! The Awards and all the films for this year are good ones.
I was invited to attend a preview of the 2016 Television Academy 68th Emmy Awards Governors Ball. I had the opportunity to see, touch, taste and learn about the biggest party in LA. Here's a glimpse -
Hollywood is constantly plagued by casting-what ifs, and it's hard to imagine our favorite film characters portrayed by another actor. This is a list of unbelievable film roles that almost went to someone else.
Amidst all of the issues surrounding The Wizard of Oz, it has not only overcome numerous obstacles, but has found a permanent place in American movie history.
Superhero films are more popular and lucrative now than they ever were. But these crowd-pleasers go back further than you might think.
Making Captain America bisexual would be a powerful statement about the strength of the American ideals of "liberty and justice for all" that he represents.
Several decades before The Terminator (1984) and Back to the Future (1985), time-travel movies were already gaining profit and popularity.
What do we see watching a movie based on another country's entertainment, with little to no sign of its people in it? Is our perception right or is it culturally biased? And does it matter?
These days, biopics are a common means of Oscar bait, so it's not surprising that the genre goes back to the beginnings of film itself.
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is a prestigious honorary award that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has presented to 36 individuals to date. The honorees, selected by the Academy's Board of Governors, are "creative producers" who have demonstrated "a consistently high quality of motion picture production” over the course of their careers. The list of Thalberg Award winners comprises a "who's who" of Hollywood's elite. So far, all honorees have been men.
Ever dreamt of working on a big Hollywood film set? These tricks will help you prepare for your task ahead!
Read about the history of Betamax, VHS, LaserDics, HD DVD, Blu-ray and streaming. Look at the ways people watch movies at home.
Find out what it's really like behind the scenes in Hollywood from someone who's been there. My interview with an actor about what really happens on set and behind closed doors.
Learn all about the most iconic director-composer duos in Hollywood history—how they met, how they collaborate, and whether or not they would have achieved the same level of fame and success independent of each other.
I sat down with Olivier Dalipagic, director of new film "Off the Record" to get some insight into how to make a feature film under $25,000. In this interview, Mr. Dalipagic also got an opportunity to discuss the making of "Off the Record" to aspiring filmmakers.
The 2019 Oscar nominees have been announced not too long ago so I figured I would discuss my thoughts on the matter.
Cinematography is one of the most creative aspects of filmmaking, and also very complex. When hiring a professional isn't an option, here are three pointers to help broaden your cinematography skills.
"The Best Years of Our Lives" brings the 1947 Academy Awards Ceremony alive. Hosted by jack Benny with a wide range of film genres. It was a wonderful year.
In 1944, the Academy Award nominations for Best Actor went to Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Walter Pidgeon, and Mickey Rooney. These five stars played memorable characters in great movies.
If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day movie, perhaps one of these old films will fit the part.
We examine the rich history of Philippine cinema, which has seen artistic highs as well as exploitative "bomba" (erotic) films.
In today's article, we take a look at one of the most important times in horror/thriller cinema history.
If you saw the Facebook ad for Janet Urban's Career on Fire training and Friends in Film mentor program, read this article by a former FIF member to decide if it's legit or a scam.
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is due to take place on Sunday 24th February at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with no formal host for the first time in three decades.
There were talkie movies and there were cars, and it took a man from New Jersey to make the extraordinary connection between the two.
A brief look at the history of the gangs of New York that inspired the amazing film by Martin Scorsese. This article will detail the real historical events, attitudes, and figures that played a huge role in both history and the film.
Judging from the the recent release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, dinosaur movies are a lucrative genre - a genre that goes as far back as the 1910s.
A look at the first film adaptation of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus." This silent film came out in 1910.
Information on how to obtain free tickets to be in a studio audience for television shows filmed in Toronto.
So you want to be a film critic? Well here's something to get you started; a general guide to some of the language of film criticism...
For several days, I worked on one of the greatest television shows ever created, AMC's Breaking Bad. While those three days were not much, it is an experience I wouldn't trade for a lifetime.
Eight actors have been nominated for Academy Awards® for their performances as Roman Catholic priests. Three won the Oscar®: Spencer Tracy for San Francisco, and Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald for Going My Way. Each of the actors is profiled here, with summaries of their roles and clips from the movies.
Back when the film industry was just emerging, gender restrictions hadn’t been established yet. Women could freely seize opportunities to work behind the camera.
During the Golden Age, Hollywood actors were basically considered the property of major film studios, making this era a living hell for its most glamorous stars.