Monthly Archives: February 2013

The thin line between Film and Television

By Sergio González | 11:04

For the greatest part of their corresponding existence, television and cinema have competed with each other to captivate us, to get the largest audience, and to make us dream more, but since the beginning of the 21st century they’re no longer fighting in a Cold War. Nowadays, the former lines between the two are being blurred […]

Top European Film Festival Destinations: The Big Three

By Sergio González | 11:35

Nowadays we can find more than 4,000 film festivals scattered all along the world and covering every single style and competition. We all have heard about some or another but here comes our top European selections. There are many different categories of film festivals: experimental, independent, animation…but the ones that take most of our attention […]

Fashion & films: A love story!

By Sergio González | 10:57

We don’t need the over presence of fashion’s quintessential refinement to appreciate a film but it will always help. Scenery and photography play an important role too but we usually pick one film over another out of who’s performing so what leading actors and actresses wear also has a deep impact on us. Neither Breakfast […]

Inside Bollywood’s booming industry

By Sergio González | 12:13

For most of us Bollywood is a brand new industry, which we discovered with Slumdog Millonaire (British-Indian production) or Laggan, nominated for Best Film in a Foreign Language in 2002 Oscars, but it’s actually almost as old as Hollywood and much more prolific. The first sound film was produced in Hollywood in 1927 while Bollywood’s […]

The Sound of Silence: Rediscovering the silent film era

By Sergio González | 12:44

Silent films are often disregarded by modern viewers.  Not having any special effects (sound included) and their projection speed being too slow are usually the main criticisms. The truth is, most of us don’t generally enjoy silent films because we approach them wrongly. Also, the poor quality of the footage that has survived into modern times doesn’t […]

The Oscars, what lies beneath!

By Sergio González | 12:06

24th of February 2013, the chosen day for annual Oscar’s gala, is right around the corner. The little golden figures are being polished and the bespoke red carpet is almost ready but all that glitters is not gold; not even in glamorous Hollywood. Hollywood was founded as late as 1857 over a family ranch named […]

Stranger than fiction? Films that were right about the future!

By Sergio González | 11:51

At the turn of the 20th century, futuristic novels were hot and many authors predicted that in the 60’s we would be living on the Moon and commuting to Mars; sounds cool, but it didn’t happen. In the 70’s and 80’s, films developed a taste for sci-fi that showed Star Trek and Star Wars crew […]

#WakeUpPics III Edition comes to a close!

By Courtney Imel | 13:05

From December 20, 2012 until January 30, 2013 we had the grand opportunity to celebrate the #WakeUpPics III Edition contest on Instagram. We encouraged fans to upload their most inspiring Wake Up moments using hashtag #WakeUpPics and share them with friends and the rest of the world. In the following weeks a jury will determine winners […]