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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.

Oct 23, 2020

Back to the NZIFF film festival, I'll explore the theme of country matters in:- In The Name Of The Land, The County & The Unknown Saint.

Music:- "Fanfare For The Common Man", Aaron Copland via ELP.


Oct 20, 2020

This episode kicks off the Science Fiction Season with "Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets" (2017). Sadly, it will be a couple of weeks before we get fully into the swing with the Science Fiction Silents Mini-series (Co-Vid and such like).

Music - "Sky Scraper", Seventh Wave


Oct 16, 2020

Returning to the NZIFF, the theme is... the good life.

Films:- Mi Vida (Netherlands by way of Spain), Martin Eden (Italy), and 1982 (Lebanon).

Music: "Fanfare For The Common Man", Aaron Copland (via ELP)


Oct 13, 2020

This episode returns to the war. It's 1917, and people took to Westerns for light entertainment.

Films:- Bliss, The Heart Of Texas Ryan, The Mystery Of The Double Cross

Music: "Butchers Tale (Western Front, 1914)", The Zombies


Oct 9, 2020

I return to the 2020 New Zealand International Film Festival to spotlight the NZ films given a premier there. Films:- Before Everest, The Girl On The Bridge, Loimata The Sweetest Tears, Tupaia's Endeavour, Vintage.

Music:- "Fanfare For The Common Man", Aaron Copland via ELP.

Look out for "Movie Chronicles: Beginnings",...