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movie chronicles

This is a year by year, country by country, genre by genre... (you get the idea) history of film which relates back to general history. It is designed as a resource (for those interested in taking a deeper dive into film) and as entertainment (for those who which just like to know the general shape of the road.

Nov 24, 2020

Back in the zone of the NZIFF, the theme this week is War. Films include:- Heroic Losers, They Call Me Babu, Corpus Christi, While At War, & 1917.


Nov 21, 2020

This episode I welcome back the Science Fiction series with 1919's "Himmelskibet" from Denmark.

Music:- "Dance Of A Thousand Lights", Rick Wakeman.


Nov 17, 2020

Yes, there will be a brief pause in the episodes covering the 2020 NZIFF. I am hoping to get the next volume of "Movie Chronicles" published before Xmas and this is taking up most of my time. Meanwhile, this episode returns to adaptations from literature in 1934. Movies include:- Of Human Bondage, The Scarlet Pimpernel,...


Nov 13, 2020

This episode is a sidestep into the almost nine hour Russian Epic "War And Peace" from 1966.


Nov 10, 2020

Returning to the Science Fiction series I'll kick off with the Silent Film choices. This episode looks at the short films, a medley of marvellousness. Films include:- Voyage To The Moon, Voyage A Travers Impossible, El Hotel Electrico, Le Resultantes du Feminisme, Under The Seas, A Submarine Pirate, Frankenstein,...