Who of you have watched the film Portrait of the young lady on fire? For those who haven’t watched yet or don’t know anything about it, it is a French historical drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma, starred by Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel. The film tells the story of an affair between… Continue reading Review: Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
Who was Jehanne d’Alcy?
Charlotte Lucie Marie Adèle Stephanie Adrienne Faës was a Frech actress of theatre and cinema best known by her stage name Jehanne d’Alcy. She was born in Vaujours (Seine-et-Oise) and in 1888 she moved to Paris where met the illusionist and film director Georges Méliès who would later become her husband. He was, by that… Continue reading Who was Jehanne d’Alcy?
La Fée aux Choux by Alice Guy
La Fée aux Choux or The Fairy of the Cabbages in English, is the first film of film director Alice Guy. And one of the earliest narrative films of fiction. Historical facts According to may film historians La Fée aux Choux was made in April of 1896, probably it was made before the first fiction film… Continue reading La Fée aux Choux by Alice Guy
The Serpentine Dance and Loïe Fuller
The Serpentine Dance is a form of dance that was very popular in Europe and in the United States during the 1890s, it was a staple of shows and early films. This dance is an evolution of the burlesque skirt dance. The skirt dance was a reaction against the “academic” forms of ballet by incorporating… Continue reading The Serpentine Dance and Loïe Fuller
First woman to be a film director
Alice Guy-Blanché was the first woman to be a film director and writer of narrative fiction films. She experimented with Gaumont’s Chronophone sound syncing system, colour tinting, interracial casting and special effects. Her parents were living in Chile when she was born, but as they wish at least one of their child to be French,… Continue reading First woman to be a film director
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