Pepper’s Ghost is an optical illusion that became the toast of Victorian England. Its creator was one of the first celebrity scientists.
Film as a medium is tied to technology. Here is a history of film, seen through 11 technical advances.
Australia has censored a lot of films since the medium debuted here, including some unlikely candidates. Here are 11 films banned in Australia.
The cultural reach of movies is enormous. Sometimes they even impact the language; here are 7 words that originated in movies.
When the Australian National Gallery spent $1 million on Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles’ in 1973, controversy erupted. It now looks like a bargain.
I watched the DVD ‘Back to the Future’ commentary, featuring co-writer Bob Gale. Here are 11 things I learned.
Before movies and television, and even radio, people turned to different mediums for entertainment. Welcome, to the ‘Cyclorama’.
They cannot be constructed, they serve no practical purpose, they are mysterious and baffling. They are, Impossible Objects.
Disco, punk, hard rock and funk; the 1970’s were a great decade for music. These are the strange backstories of 1970s hit songs.
The greatest animal actors were stars of films and TV, often upstaging their human counterparts. Here are 8 of the best.