Classic Movies – An introduction to Cinema

Video Highlights

Today we will be looking at some classic movies and learning about how cinema and special effects have evolved.

Primary Content:

The Red Balloon (1956)

A Short Film beautifully told without the use of words.

The Wizard of OZ (1939) 

This movie shows the technical skill of filmmakers nearly 80 years ago, without the use of computer-aided graphics. Take the magical journey to the land of OZ.

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Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

One of the most well-known musicals in movie history starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.


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Secondary Content:

Metropolis (1927)

Often described as one of the most influential films ever made, this 1927 sci-fi German film was ahead of its time.

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Frank Capra’s Christmas feel-good film

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The Great Escape (1963)

Classic World War Two drama, starring Steve McQueen, based on the true story of the prisoners of war at Stalag Luft III.

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Seven Samurai (1954)

Japanese epic from Akira Kurosawa which was given the Hollywood revamp as The Magnificent Seven

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The Ladykillers (1955)

A criminal gang is outwitted by a little old lady in this Ealing Comedy.

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Throne of Blood (1957)

The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth from Medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama.


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