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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Discovery Starts Production

It's been a long road, getting from there to here - wait, wait, wrong show. According to the video above, Star Trek: Discovery has finally started production, though CBS is no longer committing to a broadcast date of any sort save "sometime in 2017." There are some intriguing glimpses here - at the very least the uniforms look snazzy, and it looks like the bridge set is going to be impressive. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Dad's 75th

Today Dad turned 75! We celebrated the event a little early, on Saturday.
Sean made an amazing dinner, consisting of chicken breasts stuffed with smoked cheddar and apples with a side of bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts in cheese.
I contributed the salad, in the sense that I purchased it. Sylvia doled it out.

We've arranged for Dad to enjoy a flight with the Edmonton Flying Club at a time of his choice when the weather is nicer.
Special Bonus! I did not manipulate this image; this is how it came off the SD card. I've never seen an artifact quite like this before. Oddly enough, the RAW file looks normal; it's just the camera-created JPG that came out this way. Bizarre. Anyway, happy 75th, Dad, and here's to many more! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Were I A Trillionaire

If I had a trillion dollars (oh, if I had a trillion dollars..!), I'd build a funky corporate headquarters on a lush Pacific island, powered by the wind and tides, and I'd ask people to come work for me. Everyone would get a nice office; there would be healthy snacks and plentiful amenities and as much vacation time as you like. Room and board and two trips home per year would be included in your benefits package. Each of my 100,000 employees will get paid $100,000 US per year.

What's the job? You decide. The hours? You decide. What value are we adding to the world? Well, you decide that too. Come up with a brilliant project, I'll fund it. Come up with a silly project that's probably doomed to fail, and I'll fund that too.

Earlco's values are easy to remember:


Do what you love, love who you do it with, have empathy for all, and stir things up. Come work for me! Create something! Invent something! Or just play Frisbee golf all day.

There's only one trick: if we create something that will be of tangible benefit to humanity, we give it away. No patents, no copyright, no profiteering. If I've done the math right, my trillion dollars should give us 100 years to change the world. Probably longer, considering all the interest a trillion dollars generates!

Now, someone give me the trillion, and we'll get started. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Splendour of the 70s

The jacket isn't so bad, but the pants! The carpet! The chair! The horror. Check out that sweet vintage John Deere toy, though. And I appear to have a chocolate chip cookie in hand. No wonder I look happy. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A Long Glimpse Backward

In an e-mail discussion about my friend Pete's birthday today, I asserted that surely it was only six or seven years since university, and math seems to be wrong. Someone took this photo of me sometime between September 1987 and May 1989 in my room at Lister Hall - 119 Kelsey. I still have the Enterprise blueprint on the cork board behind me; I wish I still had the Lister Hall Students Association calendar hanging underneath it, or even the Ship/Marina pizza menu next to the calendar.

Even more, I wish I remembered who took the photo. I look rather goofy, but it's nice to have an image of the stuff in the background.

More importantly, happy birthday, Pete!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Double Bills of the 2050s Drive-Ins

The Woman Who Woke
The Chimp That Conquered Eternity

Neil Armstrong vs. the Gorilla Prince
Ancient Pyramids of New York

The Cars That Murdered Yesterday
Night of the Bowel Beast

Hir Last Sacrifice
Donald's Ark

Return of the Pharaohs
The Last Cheeseburger

Behold Antarctica
Mausoleum of the Damned

Dynamite Wildcats and the Champions of Anarchy
Wage Slaves of the Rocket Robber Barons

The Human Tide
Tarzan and the Underwater City

Sunday, January 22, 2017

100 Years of Cinema

What I love most about the Internet is the way it makes it possible for independent creators to easily share their work with a worldwide audience. Of course, without traditional marketing, a lot of that content, no matter how excellent, goes unnoticed.

That's why I'm writing about One Hundred Years of Cinema, a YouTube channel featuring short videos of cinema innovations and history - one per year, starting in 1915. So far, the creator is up to 1929, so it may be some time before we get to see the conclusion, but it's a fun ride nonetheless.

If you're interested in cinema history, give one or two of the videos a try. I've embedded one of my favourites below.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My First NHL Game

Thanks to the generosity of my employer, I was able to enjoy (in my own particular manner) my first ever NHL hockey game. I'm not a sports fan, but I was certainly impressed by the spectacle of (taxpayer-subsidized) Rogers Place and all the high-tech tomfoolery that surrounds the hockey game itself. The scoreboard hanging over the ice is massive, with utterly spectacular resolution; I marvelled at it the whole game. Technicians can project whatever they want onto the ice, such as the team logos seen in this image. During the game I suggested to Sean that a clever coach would project additional hockey pucks onto the ice to confuse enemy players. I'd laugh and laugh!

Seeing a game live has not transformed me into a hockey fan, and as ever I feel sad that I can't share the heightened emotions of the real fans as they watch. As with my apathy toward children and pets, I seem to be lacking certain common human instincts. Instead, I find myself analyzing the non-stop assault on the senses that occurs during the game; except when the players are actually playing, music blares from all sides, animation lights up the rink and the electronic billboards circling the stands, and propaganda films play on the scoreboard. Indeed, the hidden ringmaster exhorts the crowd to "GET LOUD" at various points during the game, and the crowds dutifully agree. I was reminded yet again how easy it is to manipulate crowds with words, images and sounds. We are so easily programmed, and I'm certainly not excepting myself; I just respond to different programming languages.

Part of me realizes this is all (relatively) harmless fun, but another part of me sees in this kind of event a more refined version of the old gladiatorial arena. I guess you can call this progress, though, as no one dies and the violence is punished rather than rewarded (textually; the subtext is something else again).

I'd never willingly pay to see a hockey game, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to see one simply so that I can better understand what moves other people.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Neon Sign Museum

Tonight Sean and I went to my first NHL hockey game, which I'll post about tomorrow. But in the meantime, how cool is Edmonton's neon sign museum? This is the first time I've seen it. I'll have to come back with a better camera and a tripod sometime. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Agony and the Ecstasy and the Missing Once Upon a Time

Oh, Amazon - cornucopia of delights -
How sweet to see your packages in my mailbox
How bitter the discovery
When boxes contain parts 2 and 3
And Part 1 will not arrive for another month
And yet I cannot forsake thee
My online addiction
My consumer heroin

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Minute Muffler Blimp

I shot this image at an air show in 1990. I probably should have cropped out the off-kilter horizon, but somehow I think it adds to the goofy charm of the Minute Muffler blimp. Does Minute Muffler still exist? If yes, this counts as an advertising success.

Note the lens flare pentagram. I guess that's the iris opening up and being captured in the glass. Or it could be a photonic energy weapon shot from the bow of the blimp. Pew pew! 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ungood Photo Day: Cuisinartless

For some unknown reason, I (for I presume it was me) shot this blurry, white-imbalanced photo of Dad using a food processor to shred some lettuce. At least, I think that's what he was doing; the blurriness of the photo makes it hard to tell.

Everything about this photo is bad. It's off-colour, the composition is needlessly busy, and of course it's out of focus. Even the subject is almost inherently uninteresting. So what was I thinking? Probably something along the lines of "Oh, I have one more frame to shoot before I can get this roll developed." 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Farewell to the Last Man on the Moon

Gene Cernan, the last human being to walk on the moon, has died. Naturally I didn't know Cernan, and as always I feel a strange twinge when the death of a celebrity hits me harder than that of any less famous person, but Cernan's work, like those of the other astronauts, moved me profoundly as a child. And to this day, I'm amazed that the men who walked on the moon were and are my contemporaries.

Cold war politics aside, manned exploration of the moon stands as one of humanity's most profound and incredible achievements, and I am shocked that now half of the men that walked on the moon are gone before they could see anyone return. I hope at least a few of them live to see people continue humanity's exploration of the solar system before they, too, pass on. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Post of Christmas Passed

Sylvia and I actually decorated for Christmas this year. Here are a few images for posterity. The decorations will come down...eventually. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Blue Bird of 1973

Sometime in 1973, either my parents or one of my aunts or uncles captured this shot of a blue bird enjoying the hospitality of a bird house on the Etsell farm in southern Manitoba. The colour is quite striking. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Components of a Satisfying Shipwreck Story

Being marooned on a tropical island would probably not be much fun in real life, but in popular culture it's not always a completely bad thing - witness Gilligan's Island, for example, or Lost.

Living out the ideal tropical island fantasy can be simulated through the medium of role-playing games. I am not aware of an existing role-playing game of this type, though I'm sure they exist; it also seems like good fodder for a computer RPG. What tropes are necessary to create a satisfying tropical island experience?

  • A shipwreck in a tropical climate
  • Washing up on a sandy beach
  • Salvaging supplies and food from the wreck (ideally toiletries, clothes, hunting, fishing and cooking equipment, guns and ammunition, entertainment (chiefly books), personal items, navigation tools, fire-making tools, cutlery, towels, blankets, pillows, footwear, swords, knives, spyglass, a radio or cell phone if temporally appropriate, etc.)
  • The possibility of other survivors, who could be allies or enemies
  • Loneliness
  • The Waterfall (for bathing and drinking water)
  • The Hot Spring (for hot baths)
  • Coconut palms
  • Banana trees (bushes?)
  • Plentiful fish and pigs 
  • Mysterious, initially unseen human inhabitants of the island, who may be good or evil
  • A gorilla or two
  • Parrots
  • Pirates
  • Building a shelter, preferably an expansive treehouse
  • Eventual romance
  • Exploration of the island's interior
  • Mysterious ruins
  • Caves
  • Snakes
  • Mountains
  • Creating fire
  • Learning how to hunt/fish
  • Writing in your diary for posterity
  • Sending messages in bottles
  • Tropical storms
  • Occasional visitors who for one reason or another can't rescue you
  • A raft for exploring the river or circumnavigating the island
  • The eventual, inevitable escape attempt and/or bringing civilization to the island
Character Classes!
Ship Captain
First Mate
Ship Officer
Rat Catcher

Character Traits!

Character Skills!
Language(s) (specify)

Shipwreck Cause Table
Mutiny - marooned ashore in rowboat with supplies
Storm - wrecked on reefs
Human Error - navigator crashes into uncharted island
Becalmed/out of fuel - ship remains intact but useless
Act of God(s) - divine mischief

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bling from the Depths, Bling from the Skies

Let's say we move ahead after all with carbon capture and storage plans. Instead of just storing all that carbon underground, why not build a giant hydraulic press in each carbon cave and squeeze the captured carbon into giant diamonds? We could then sell those diamonds on the world market for big $$$. "We're putting the squeeze on climate change!" could be the program's slogan.

Alternatively, if we could master force field technology, we could surround the earth in a spherical force field and slowly decrease its size, gradually crushing our own atmosphere until the excess carbon is squeezed out. Imagine, a rainfall of diamonds that covers the whole planet!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Flin Flon Still Life

We had four of the collapsible tables upon which this flower pot rests. They were very good at collapsing, but we kept them until at least the mid-1990s. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Swimming to Antarctica

I'm swimming off the snow-white coast of Antarctica, but I don't feel the chill of the frigid waters thanks to the snowsuit I'm wearing. A buoy bobs up and down on the waves, containing a large orange emergency light. I activate the buoy and the light begins to flash.

Having done my duty, I turn back toward the continent. The ocean stretches out forever, all around me, vast and terrifying. I recall an emergency manual that contained advice on how to avoid being swept away into that deadly eternity, but I don't remember the lessons themselves, so I just keep swimming for the shore. It's so small on the horizon.

Eventually I wash up on the rocks. I check the data pad on my wrist and see that there are a number of escape options. I could fly straight north to Australia, straight north to the empty expanse of the Pacific, straight north to Chile, or straight north to a tiny coastal community of South Africa, called Freepoint. Evacuation to Freepoint is, appropriately enough, free, and advertised as a $400 value. Moreover, Freepoint is supposed to be extremely welcoming to tourists and refugees. I touch that option, and am whisked away.

Monday, January 09, 2017

A Moment of Stress

The Western Board of Music, where I served as Executive Director for about a year and a half in the mid-90s, had a suite of custom-built software I used to schedule student exams and record their grades. It was cumbersome and awful, and as you can see here, caused some frustration. 

Sunday, January 08, 2017

New Selection of Bonsai

I shot this just after I started working for the publishing department of Hole's in St. Albert, back in 1998. Bruce encouraged me to wander about the property in search of stories, to learn about the way the greenhouses operated, or just to clear my head. It was a nice perk, and I believe it helped the books I contributed to.

This would be a better photo if the Hole's sign itself weren't so underexposed. Maybe it's something I can fix with Photoshop; it would be nice if you could see more of the cloud reflections in the sign. I like the lens flare.

It's hard to believe I was in my 20s when I shot this, almost 19 years ago. I didn't buy any bonsai. 

Friday, January 06, 2017

Is This the Next Star Trek Theme?

It opens nicely enough, and I like the percussion bits, but to me it feels like this is missing the memorable hook that a great television theme tune needs. The composer's Twitter account indicates that this was just an audition of some kind, so this might not be what we'll hear over the opening credits of Star Trek: Discovery later this year. If it's in the running, I hope they refine it a bit. If not, well, at the very least it's far better than "Faith of the Heart:"

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Spittoon

Imagine The Spittoon, a shocking new super-villain from Paranoid Productions. The Spittoon commits crimes with the help of a chewing tobacco gimmick; he uses different flavours for different foes and crimes. I picture him wearing a wide-rimmed, flat-topped black hat, one of those capes with little balls hanging from the hem, a bandoleer filled with different kinds of chaw, brown dungarees, a black shirt and black jackboots. A golden spittoon would hang from his belt, one he'd never use because his whole disgusting gimmick is spitting chewing tobacco at his nauseated victims.

When I ruminated on this character at work this afternoon, my colleagues Christa and Diane came up with some additional details: Christa surmises that The Spittoon's secret identity is that of a bitter dentist, while Diane suggested, quite brilliantly I thought, that The Spittoon would have social media accounts with which he would mock his victims and enemies. For example, his Instagram account would be full of shots of the people and places he's stained with chewing tobacco. #spittingmad #chaw-kitup2XP

You get the idea. 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Elements of an Old West Computer Role Playing Game

The husband of a colleague of mine works for BioWare, the famous Alberta software company responsible for Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age and other well-crafted computer role-playing games.

I've long felt the genre lacked games of this type with an Old West setting, and in a fit of jest I asked my colleague to pass on the following thoughts to her husband. Of course I don't expect anything of it, but it was fun putting together some ideas.

Elements of a satisfying Old West RPG

·         Cowboys
·         Cowgirls
·         Indians
·         Tragedy
·         Revenge
·         Bandits
·         Mexicans
·         Soft Easterners
·         Riverboat gambling
·         Railroad shenanigans
·         Miners
·         Bitter Civil War vets
·         Diversity
·         Shootouts
·         Dynamite
·         Shovels
·         Pick axes
·         Evil land/railroad/mining barons
·         Widows
·         Orphans
·         Taciturn loners
·         Plucky sidekicks
·         Animated skeletons
·         Caves
·         Fur trappers
·         Canoes
·         Whitewater rafting
·         Hardy settlers
·         Covered wagons
·         Dysentery
·         Primitive hot air balloons
·         Coyotes
·         Buffalo
·         Ravens
·         Gold
·         Silver
·         One-horse towns
·         Temporally displaced androids indistinguishable from humans but luckily programmed to behave like Old West characters
·         The occasional British or French fop
·         Mysterious strangers
·         Incredibly smart and talented horses
·         Incredibly cheap goods and services
·         Saloons – including player pianos and senseless fights, hopefully with the ability to smash whisky bottles and bar stools over heads
·         The bittersweet reality of an old way of life giving way to the new – the wild west making way for encroaching civilization
·         Wayward Mounties
·         Well-meaning but annoying nuns
·         The ongoing tension between ranchers and farmers
·         Chupacabras
·         A rabid donkey
·         Corrupt Sheriffs
·         Incorruptible Sherrifs
·         Awesome Old West music
·         Vast vistas

Character Classes!
·         Gunfighter
·         Sheriff
·         Deputy
·         Gambler
·         Travelling Snake Oil Salesman
·         Piano Player
·         Magician
·         Miner
·         Trapper
·         Scout
·         Skeleton Fighter
·         Dentist
·         Surgeon
·         Civil War Veteran
·         Rancher
·         Farmer
·         Plucky Kid
·         Fop
·         Reporter
·         Fancy Eastern Lawyer with alla that book learnin’
·         Scientist (Mad)

Character Attributes! (1-10 scale)
·         Shootin’
·         Sluggin’
·         Guts
·         Purtyness
·         Wits
·         Book Learnin’
·         Survival

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Hiding in Plain Sight: Mr. Leslie's Secret

The ubiquitous Mr. Leslie (Eddie Paskey) appeared in several dozen episodes of Star Trek over the course of the show's three seasons, including the second pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before."

The strange - or perhaps exemplary - thing about Mr. Leslie is his ability to perform a wide variety of duties. He's served as a bridge officer (usually manning the engineering station, but also as a navigator and helmsman), he's been on landing parties, served in sickbay, acted as a security guard and even sat in Kirk's chair on one occasion. He's worn blue, gold and red shirts. Oddly, even though he's usually referred to as "Mr. Leslie" or "Lieutenant Leslie," he's also been called "Connors" and "Rand" (no relation to Yeoman Janice Rand, presumably). Furthermore, Leslie's Lieutenant stripes appear and disappear at seemingly random intervals.

In one episode - "Space Seed" - he appears in two places on the ship at the same time. And in "Obsession," he dies - only to reappear in many later episodes.

Behind the scenes, these anomalies are no great mystery: the producers simply used Eddie Paskey as a recurring actor and didn't pay much attention to the character's continuity (or lack thereof).

But if we treat the world of the show as real, we must come up with an explanation for these incongruities. My answer is this: Mr. Leslie is a new breed of human, a distributed intelligence: one mind inhabiting many bodies.

This explains why one version of Mr. Leslie can appear in two places at once, and why he's still around even after he dies - it was just one body that got knocked off. His differences in role and rank can be explained by his immediate superiors advancing different iterations of Mr. Leslie at different rates (perhaps irrationally, since he's just one person in many bodies - but on the other hand, maybe Leslie is a better engineer or navigator than he is a security guard, for example).

While Mr. Leslie is, to the best of my knowledge, the background character with the most appearances in the show, there were other players who could also be explained as distributed intelligences: Angela Martine, for one, who's also referred to by more than one name over the course of her appearances on the show.

Of course my musings here are nowhere near canonical, but I think it's a pretty cool explanation for one of the show's inconsistencies - and I think a real writer could turn this into a pretty neat character with all kinds of interesting stories. Imagine if in, say, Star Trek: Discovery, there was a character of this nature featured as one of the main cast. What would it be like to experience life as a distributed intelligence? How would relationships work? How traumatic - if at all - is it when one of the bodies suffers injury? Would "normal" humans feel threatened by a distributed intelligence, would could take up many of the available berths on a starship? What prejudices could they face? Would a captain be tempted to send in an iteration or two as cannon fodder in a dangerous situation?

Introducing a character like this would also give some insight into Earth's future, about which little has been said in the Trek shows, other than that it's a utopia. But what sort of utopia? What new forms of diversity might appear in the 22nd or 23rd centuries?

Something worth exploring, I think.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Things to Look Forward to in 2017

From about the time that UK citizens voted to leave the EU through the election of Donald Trump as US President to the end of the year, I was pretty down in the dumps about 2016. The resurgence of right-wing nationalism around the globe is a pretty daunting thing, especially when people of my generation have enjoyed the long period of relative peace that characterized a good chunk of our adult lives.

Given the new global reality, it's almost certain that 2017 will be just as bad, if not more so, than 2016. So to gird myself for the next twelve months, here are some events I'm actually looking forward to this year:

  • Celebrating the 75th birthdays of both Mom and Dad.
  • Celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary with Sylvia. 
  • Seeing the August 2017 total solar eclipse in the continental USA. 
  • Gaming & Guinness XII. 
  • Star Trek's return to television. 
  • The return of Twin Peaks
  • Voice acting lessons.
  • Celebrating Canada's sesquicentennial, in particular by enjoying free access to the National Parks. 
  • More adventures in the world of Spirit of '77. 
  • Board game nights.
  • Finishing the last of our "house things" with Sylvia. 
  • Paying down more of our mortgage. 
  • Weekends in the theatre room with Sylvia. 
  • Finishing a couple of personal projects and starting new ones. 
  • Visiting friends. 
Things don't seem quite so bad when you realize there's still lots of cool stuff to live for. 

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Movies I Watched in 2016

Last year I watched 209 movies, a figure I called "almost embarrassing" at the time. If 209 movies is embarrassing, I guess I have to call this year's tally of 597 movies truly mortifying - that's a lot of time spent in front of a screen or television!

In my own defense, a lot of the movies I watched in 2016 were shorts, some only seconds long, particularly those from the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s.

Of the films I watched this year, my favourites include the gorgeous and lyrical first contact tale Arrival; Richard Linklater's contemplative, complicated romances, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight; the unforgivably fascist but unintentionally hilarious Death Wish movies, particularly the absurd Death Wish 3; to varying degrees, the eight Harry Potter films; Best Picture nominees The Defiant Ones, The Lion in Winter, The Postman, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Big Short, Jaws (yes, for the first time), Cabaret, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Pride of the Yankees; Rogue One, the Star Wars prequel with integrity; Grey Gardens, an amazing 1975 documentary about two lives crumbling into ruin; Super Fly, one of the quintessential blaxploitation films; Billy Wilder's great romantic comedy Sabrina; Orson Welles' chilling noir, The Stranger; Marvel's entertaining Captain America: Civil War; the hilariously incompetent Dangerous Men; and the best of the rebooted Star Trek films so far, Star Trek Beyond.

Disappointments included the vile Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the underwhelming X-Men: Apocalypse (particularly in the wake of the very strong Legends of Future Past), a muddled Suicide Squad adaptation, the eye-rolling Jurassic Park III, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. adaptation that could have been great if it had trusted its audience and believed in the source material, the laughable Speed 2: Cruise Control, and a trio of terrible M. Night Shyamalan films: The Village, Lady in the Water, and After Earth.

Anyone interested in my thoughts on some of the movies I watched this year, along with many others, should check out my Letterboxd profile, where I've collected almost 100 of the film reviews I've written over the years.

January: 25
The Last Sunset (Robert Aldrich, 1961)
Tumbleweed (Nathan Juran, 1953)
The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958)
633 Squadron (Walter Grauman, 1964)
The Dam Busters (Michael Anderson, 1955)
The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey, 1968)
The Sundowners (Fred Zinnemann, 1960)
Room at the Top (Jack Clayton, 1959)
The Nun’s Story (Fred Zinnemann, 1959)
The Postman (Il Postino) (Michael Radford, 1994)
Air (Christian Cantamessa, 2015)
World War Z (Marc Forster, 2013)
Lucy (Luc Besson, 2014)
Cleopatra (Cecil B. DeMille, 1934)
Our Town (Sam Wood, 1940)
Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (Hector Babenco, 1985)
The Revenant (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2015)
The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015)
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Rogue Cut (Bryan Singer, 2014)
Kiss Me Kate (George Sidney, 1953)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934)
Jurassic Park III (Joe Johnston, 2001)
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (Chris Carter, 2008)
A Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (John Hubley, 1966)

February: 9
The Diary of Anne Frank (George Stevens, 1959)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Guy Ritchie, 2015)
Ghosts of the Abyss (James Cameron, 2003)
Stereo (David Cronenberg, 1969)
The Crazies (George A. Romero, 1973)
300 (Zack Snyder, 2006)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
The Making of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (Laurent Bouzerau, 1995)
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (Charles Band, 1983)

March: 23
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Chris Columbus, 2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus, 2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuaron, 2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell, 2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates, 2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (David Yates, 2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (David Yates, 2011)
The Mark of Zorro (Rouben Mamoulian, 1940)
United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski, 2013)
Clue (Jonathan Lynn, 1985)
Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (Gilbert Adler, 1996)
Masters of the Universe (Gary Goddard, 1987)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Gore Verbinski, 2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall, 2011)
The Bourne Legacy (Tony Gilroy, 2012)
K-PAX (Iain Softley, 2001)
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Snyder, 2016)

April: 15
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (Woody Allen, 1972)
Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943)
Gunfighters (George Waggner, 1947)
The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick, 1955)
The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)
The Giant Spider (Christopher R. Mihm, 2013)
Julia (Fred Zinnemann, 1977)
Killdozer (Jerry London, 1974)
Gog (Herbert L. Strock, 1954)
Home Alone (Chris Columbus, 1990)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Joel Zwick, 2002)
The Dropout (Sid Davis, 1962)
The Your Name Here Story (Unknown, 1960)
Match Your Mood (Jam Handy, 1968)
Wait Until Dark (Terence Young 1967)

May: 13
Joy (David O. Russell, 2015)
Dakota Incident (Lewis R. Foster, 1956)
Jesse James (Henry King, 1939)
Captain America: Civil War (Joe and Anthony Russo, 2016)
Young Billy Young (Burt Kennedy, 1969)
ABBA: The Movie (Lasse Hallstrom, 1977)
Rollerball (Norman Jewison, 1975)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger, 1950)
Three Hours to Kill (Alfred L. Werker, 1954)
The Comancheros (Michael Curtiz, 1961)
The Robe (Henry Koster, 1953)
Hombre (Martin Ritt, 1967)
X-Men: Apocalypse (Bryan Singer, 2016)

June: 10
The Return of Frank James (Fritz Lang, 1940)
She (Robert Day, 1965)
The First Men in the Moon (Nathan H. Juran, 1964)
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, 1948)
Harvey (Henry Koster, 1950)
The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942)
All Is Lost (J. C. Chandor, 2013)
Amblin’ (Steven Spielberg, 1968)
Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB (George Lucas, 1967)
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle, 2015)

July: 164
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)
Red Tails (Anthony Hemingway, 2012)
Always (Steven Spielberg, 1989)
The Terminal (Steven Spielberg, 2004)
…And Justice for All (Norman Jewison, 1979)
Experiment in Terror (Blake Edwards, 1962)
The Masquerader (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
A Fantastical Meal (George Méliès, 1900)
Addition and Subtraction (George Méliès, 1900)
The Dreyfus Affair (George Méliès, 1899)
Man Walking Around a Corner (Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, 1887)
Pferd und Reiter Springen Uber ein Hindernis (Ottomar Anschutz, 1888)
Accordion Player (Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, 1888)
Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, 1888)
Roundhay Garden Scene (Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, 1888)
Monkeyshines, No. 1 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1890)
Monkeyshines, No. 2 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1890)
Monkeyshines, No. 3 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1890)
London’s Trafalgar Square (William Carr Crofts and Woodsworth Donisthorpe, 1890)
Mosquinha (Etienne-Jules Marey, 1890)
Newark Athlete (William K.L. Dickson, 1891)
Dickson Greeting (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1891)
Men Boxing (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1891)
La Vague (Etienne-Jules Marey, 1891)
Pauvre Pierrot (Emile Reynaud, 1892)
Fencing (William K.L. Dickson, 1892)
A Hand Shake (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1892)
Blacksmith Scene (William K.L. Dickson, 1893)
Dickson Experimental Sound Film (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton’s) (Wiliam K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Falling Cat (Etienne-Jules Marey, 1894)
Annie Oakley (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Carmencita (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Annabelle Butterfly Dance (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
The Barbershop (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing) (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Buffalo Dance (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Caicedo (with Pole) (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Autour d’une Cabine (Emile Reynaud, 1894)
Sioux Ghost Dance (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Bucking Broncho (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Imperial Japanese Dance (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Fire Rescue Scene (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
The Kiss in the Tunnel (Unknown, 1899)
The Cock Fight (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Leonard-Cushing Fight (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Hadj Cheriff (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Chinese Laundry Scene (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Athlete with Wand (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Band Drill (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Cock Fight, No. 2 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
The Pickaninny Dance from the “Passing Show” (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Glenroy Bros., No 2 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Annabelle Sun Dance (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Tables Turned on the Gardener (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Baby’s Dinner (Louis Lumiere, 1895)
Annabelle Serpentine Dance (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1895)
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (Alfred Clark, 1895)
Boat Leaving the Port (Louis Lumière, 1895)
The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Transformation by Hats (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Baignade en Mer (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Fishing for Goldfish (Louis Lumière, 1895)
The Mechanical Butcher (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Les Forgerons (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Jumping the Blanket (Louis Lumière, 1895)
The One Man Band (Georges Méliès, 1900)
The Haunted Castle (Georges Méliès, 1896)
Frankenstein (J. Searle Dawley, 1910)
The Man with the Rubber Head (Georges Méliès, 1901)
The Dancing Pig (Unknown, 1907)
A Corner in Wheat (D.W. Griffith, 1909)
The Impossible Voyage (Georges Méliès, 1904)
The Devilish Tenant (Georges Méliès, 1909)
The Astronomer’s Dream (Georges Méliès, 1898)
Alice in Wonderland (Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, 1903)
Steamboat Willie (Walt Disney, 1928)
The Skeleton Dance (Walt Disney, 1929)
Plane Crazy (Walt Disney, 1928)
The Haunted House (Walt Disney, 1929)
Life of an American Fireman (George S. Fleming and Edwin S. Porter, 1903)
Fantasmagorie (Emile Cohl, 1908)
The Big Swallow (James Williamson, 1901)
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (Wallace McCutcheon and Edwin S. Porter, 1906)
The Black Imp (Georges Méliès, 1905)
Electrocuting an Elephant (Jacob Blair Smith and Edwin S. Porter, 1903)
The Sick Kitten (George Albert Smith, 1903)
The House of Ghosts (Segundo de Chomon, 1908)
W.S.S. Thriftettes (Unknown, 1918)
Spirochoeta pallida (de la syphilis) (Jean Comandon, 1910)
On to Washington (Unknown, 1913)
Uncle Sam and the Bolsheviki – I.W.W. Rat (Unknown, 1919)
Baseball in the Strand (Unknown, 1918)
Armistice Clock Face (Unknown, 1918)
The Infernal Cakewalk (Georges Méliès, 1903)
The Infernal Cauldron (Georges Méliès, 1903)
The Kingdom of Fairies (Georges Méliès, 1903)
The Fine Sword (Junichi Kouchi, 1917)
Never Again! The Story of a Speeder Cop (Tom E. Powers, 1916)
The Phable of a Busted Romance (Tom E. Powers, 1916)
The Phable of the Phat Woman (Tom E. Powers, 1916)
The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (Louis and August Lumière, 1896)
The Kiss (William Heise, 1896)
The Four Troublesome Heads (Georges Méliès, 1898)
Cinderella (Georges Méliès, 1899)
After the Ball (Georges Méliès, 1897)
Demolition of a Wall (Louis Lumière, 1896)
The Kiss in the Tunnel (George Albert Smith, 1899)
The Vanishing Lady (Georges Méliès, 1896)
Sandow (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
The Cabbage Fairy (Alice Guy, 1896)
The Devil in a Convent (Georges Méliès, 1899)
The X-Ray Fiend (George Albert Smith, 1897)
The Bewitched Inn (Georges Méliès, 1897)
The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg, 1974)
Trick Riding (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Le Dejeuner du Chat (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Bocal aux Poissons-Rouges (Louis Lumière, 1895)
The Boxing Kangaroo (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
Photographe (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Wintergartenprogramm (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
Princess Ali (William Heise, 1895)
Le Marechal-Ferrant (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Ringkampfer (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
Billy Edwards and the Unknown (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1895)
Die Serpentintanzerin (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
The Arrest of a Pickpocket (Birt Acres, 1895)
Recreation a la Martiniere (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1914)
Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
Forgotten Silver (Peter Jackson and Costa Botes, 1995)
Days of Wine and Roses (Blake Edwards, 1962)
Amistad (Steven Spielberg, 1997)
After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan, 2013)
Speed 2: Cruise Control (Jan de Bont, 1997)
Urashima Taro (Manzo Miyashita, 1931)
Dobutsu sumo taikai (Unknkown, 1931)
Ninja Fireball in Edo (Yoshi Tanaka, 1935)
Gentleman’s Agreement (Elia Kazan, 1947)
Atari: Game Over (Zak Penn, 2014)
High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood, 1973)
Dangerous Men (John S. Rad, 2005)
Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin, 2016)
F.I.S.T. (Norman Jewison, 1978)
Sound Test for Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929)
Cleaning Up!!? (Walt Disney, 1921)
Kansas City’s Spring Clean-Up (Walt Disney, 1921)
Kansas City Girls Are Rolling Their Own Now (Walt Disney, 1921)
Did You Ever Take a Ride Over Kansas City Street ‘In a Fliver’ (Walt Disney, 1921)
Africa Before Dark (Walt Disney, 1928)
The Mad Doctor (David Hand, 1933)
Bangville Police (Henry Lehrman, 1913)
Making a Living (Henry Lehrman, 1914)
The Village (M. Night Shyamalan, 2004)
Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Chasing the Infinite Sky (Albert Martinez, 2016)

August: 60
The Spirit of St. Louis (Billy Wilder, 1957)
A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, 1933)
Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, 1965)
Throw Like a Girl (Spike Lee, 2014)
Day of the Fight (Stanley Kubrick, 1951)
Flying Padre (Stanley Kubrick, 1951)
Fear and Desire (Stanley Kubrick, 1953)
The Seafarers (Stanley Kubrick, 1953)
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook’s Anchor (David Lean, 1979)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, 1967)
The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960)
Suicide Squad (David Ayer, 2016)
Intolerance (D.W. Griffith, 1916)
Those Awful Hats (D.W. Griffith, 1909)
Tarzan of the Apes (Scott Sidney, 1918)
Run Silent, Run Deep (Robert Wise, 1958)
Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan, 1981)
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (James Hill, 1969)
The Apprentice (Richard Condie, 1991)
Synchromy (Norman McLaren, 1971)
Dots (Norman McLaren, 1940)
Boogie Doodle (Norman McLaren, 1948)
Begone Dull Care (Norman McLaren, 1949)
Pas de Deux (Norman McLaren, 1968)
Canon (Norman McLaren, 1964)
Blinkity Blank (Norman McLaren, 1955)
A Chairy Tale (Norman McLaren, 1957)
Spook Sport (Mary Ellen Bute and Norman McLaren, 1939)
Loops (Norman McLaren, 1940)
Lines: Horizontal (Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambert, 1962)
Lines: Vertical (Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambert, 1960)
The Rink (Gilles Carle, 1962)
Special Delivery (Eunice Macaulay and John Weldon, 1978)
Spheres (Norman McLaren, 1969)
Around the World Under the Sea (Andrew Marton, 1966)
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (Fritz Lang, 1922)
Executive Action (David Miller, 1973)
Cahill: U.S. Marshal (Andrew McLaglen, 1973)
The Peanuts Movie (Steve Martino, 2015)
Star Trek: Borg (Jim Conway, 1996)
Ice Station Zebra (John Sturges, 1968)
The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
Look Who’s Back (David Wnendt, 2015)
Secret Agent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1936)
Young and Innocent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1937)
Waltzes from Vienna (Alfred Hitchcock, 1933)
The Skin Game (Alfred Hitchcock, 1931)
Tarzan’s Fight for Life (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1958)
The Adventures of Tarzan (Robert F. Hill and Scott Sidney, 1921)
Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930)
Ender’s Game (Gavin Hood, 2013)
The Expendables 2 (Simon West, 2012)
White House Down (Roland Emmerich, 2013)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher, 2011)
God Told Me To (Larry Cohen, 1976)
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)

September: 78
Murder on the Orient Express (Sidney Lumet, 1974)
Death on the Nile (John Guillermin, 1978)
The Fighting Kentuckian (George Waggner, 1949)
The Limey (Steven Soderbergh, 1999)
Lonely Are the Brave (David Miller, 1962)
The Appaloosa (Sidney J. Furie, 1966)
The Devil Rides Out (Terence Fisher, 1968)
Rip van Winkle (William K.L. Dickson, 1903)
Rip’s Toast (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
Awakening of Rip (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
Rip’s Twenty Years’ Sleep (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
Sandow (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
King John (Walter Pfeffer Dando and William K.L. Dickson, 1899)
Crissie Sheridan (William K.L. Dickson, 1897)
La poupee: La cure et les mannequins (Louis Lumiere, 1897)
Turn of the Century Surgery (Alice Guy, 1900)
An Over-Incubated Baby (Walter R. Booth, 1901)
Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship (George Méliès, 1906)
A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (Harry Miles, 1906)
The ‘?’ Motorist (Walter R. Booth, 1906)
The Electric Hotel (Segundo de Chomon, 1908)
Meat Love (Jan Svankmajer, 1989)
Night Music (Stan Brakhage, 1986)
Rage Net (Stan Brakhage, 1988)
Flora (Jan Svankmajer, 1989)
Stille Nacht (Stephan and Timothy Quay, 1988)
Self Portrait (Osamu Tezuka, 1988)
McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio (Unknown, 1896)
A Sea Cave Near Lisbon (Henry Short, 1896)
Pillow Fight (William Heise, 1897)
The Burning Stable (James H. White, 1896)
Radeau avec baigneurs (Louis Lumière, 1896)
New York, Brooklyn Bridge (Alexandre Promio, 1896)
The 3 Rs (David Lynch, 2011)
Dumbland (David Lynch, 2002)
Industrial Symphony No 1 (David Lynch, 1990)
Ocean’s Twelve (Steven Soderbergh, 2004)
Big Jake (George Sherman, 1971)
Ocean’s Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007)
Juggernaut (Richard Lester, 1974)
Operation Petticoat (Blake Edwards, 1959)
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)
Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles, 1955)
Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
The Uninvited (Lewis Allen, 1944)
Pretty Maids All in a Row (Roger Vadim, 1971)
Cosmodrome (Dan Clifton, 2008)
Bone Trouble (Jack Kinney, 1940)
Coyote Falls (Matthew O’Callaghan, 2010)
Elmer Elephant (Wilfred Jackson, 1936)
Fur of Flying (Matthew O’Callaghan, 2010)
Pluto Junior (Clyde Geronimi, 1942)
Pluto’s Kid Brother (Charles A. Nichols, 1946)
Roller Coaster Rabbit (Frank Marshall and Rob Minkoff, 1990)
The Grasshopper and the Ants (Wilfred Jackson, 1934)
Thru the Mirror (David Hand, 1936)
Trail Mix-Up (Barry Cook, 1993)
Tummy Trouble (Rob Minkoff, 1989)
Working for Peanuts (Jack Hannah, 1953)
His New Profession (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
The Rounders (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
The New Janitor (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Those Love Pangs (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Dough and Dynamite (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Gentlemen of Nerve (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Flight to Mars (Lesley Selander, 1951)
Invasion U.S.A. (Alfred E. Green, 1952)
The Stranger (Orson Welles, 1946)
The Man from Planet X (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1951)
Hollywood Handicap (Buster Keaton, 1938)
Passage de Venus (P.J.C. Janssen, 1874)
Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (Eadweard Muybridge, 1878)
Hour of the Gun (John Sturges, 1967)
The Eagle Has Landed (John Sturges, 1976)
Rio Lobo (Howard Hawks, 1970)
Boys Town (Norman Taurog, 1938)
Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck, 2007)

October: 56
Predestination (The Spierig Brothers, 2014)
Space Station 76 (Jack Plotnick, 2014)
The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick, 1928)
Stamp Day for Superman (Thomas Carr, 1954)
Superior Duck (Chuck Jones, 1996)
The Goat (Buster Keaton, 1921)
Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
Number, Please? (Hal Roach, 1920)
Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy (Harold Lloyd, 1962)
Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)
The Phynx (Lee H. Katzin, 1970)
Bon Voyage (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)
Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
The Fighting Generation (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)
Aventure Malgache (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)
Never Happened (Mark Slutsky, 2015)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, 2013)
Fantastic Planet (Rene Laloux, 1973)
Stardust Memories (Woody Allen, 1980)
The Town (Ben Affleck, 2010)
McQ (John Sturges, 1974)
Hell Bent (John Ford, 1918)
The Battle of Midway (John Ford, 1942)
Sex Hygiene (John Ford, 1942)
This is Korea! (John Ford, 1951)
The Hallelujah Trail (John Sturges, 1965)
Cat-Women of the Moon (Arthur Hilton, 1953)
Phantom from Space (W. Lee Wilder, 1953)
The Magnetic Monsters (Curt Siodmak, 1953)
Riders to the Stars (Richard Carlson, 1954)
Sabrina (Billy Wilder, 1954)
John Henry (Mark Henn, 2000)
Lorenzo (Mike Gabriel, 2004)
The Little Matchgirl (Roger Allers, 2006)
How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers, 2007)
Tick Tock Tale (Dean Wellins, 2010)
Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation Secret Santa (Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers, 2010)
The Ballad of Nessie (Stevie Wermers, 2011)
Tangled Ever After (Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, 2012)
Paperman (John Kahrs, 2012)
Get a Horse! (Lauren Macmullen, 2013)
Feast (Patrick Osborne, 2014)
Frozen Fever (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2015)
Helicopter Canada (Eugene Boyko, 1966)
Devil Girl from Mars (David MacDonald, 1954)
Monster from the Ocean Floor (Wyott Ordung, 1954)
Tobor the Great (Lee Sholem, 1954)
Target Earth (Sherman A. Rose, 1954)
Stranger from Venus (Burt Balaban, 1954)
Wolf (Mike Nichols, 1994)
Jack Reacher (Christopher McQuarrie, 2012)
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (Dan Milner, 1955)
Super Fly (Gordon Parks, Jr., 1972)
R.F.D. Greenwich Village (Unknown, 1969)
The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness (William Templeton, 1972)
Hardcore Henry (Ilya Naishuller, 2015)

November: 54
The Doors (Oliver Stone, 1991)
King Dinosaur (Bert I. Gordon, 1955)
The Atomic Man (Ken Hughes, 1955)
Around the World in Eighty Days (Michael Anderson, 1956)
Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Cabs and Hansom Cabs with Trotting Horses (Unknown, 1889)
Hyde Park Corner (Unknown, 1889)
The Human Figure in Motion (Unknown, 1884)
Explosion of a Motor Car (Cecil M. Hepworth, 1900)
Grandma’s Reading Glass (George Albert Smith, 1900)
As Seen Through a Telescope (George Albert Smith, 1900)
Mary Jane’s Mishap (George Albert Smith, 1903)
Santa Claus (George Albert Smith, 1898)
Let Me Dream Again (George Albert Smith, 1900)
The Haunted Castle (George Albert Smith, 1897)
The Miller and the Sweep (George Albert Smith, 1897)
Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer (George Albert Smith, 1898)
Grand Display of Brock’s Fireworks at the Crystal Palace (George Albert Smith, 1904)
The Death of Poor Joe (George Albert Smith, 1901)
The Old Maid’s Valentine (George Albert Smith, 1900)
Tartans of Scottish Clans (George Albert Smith, 1906)
The Biter Bit (Unknown, 1900)
Spiders on a Web (George Albert Smith, 1900)
A Quick Shave and Brush Up (George Albert Smith, 1900)
The House That Jack Built (George Albert Smith, 1900)
Making Sausages (George Albert Smith, 1897)
A Visit to the Seaside (George Albert Smith, 1908)
Looney Lens: Split Skyscraper (Al Brick, 1924)
Looney Lens: Tenth Avenue, NYC (Al Brick, 1924)
Sky Scrappers (Walt Disney, 1928)
Alice’s Wonderland (Walt Disney, 1923)
Footlight Parade (Lloyd Bacon, 1933)
Casualties of War (Brian De Palma, 1989)
Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1947)
Death Wish (Michael Winner, 1974)
Death Wish II (Michael Winner, 1982)
…And God Created Woman (Roger Vadim, 1956)
Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016)
Support Your Local Sheriff! (Burt Kennedy, 1969)
Support Your Local Gunfighter (Burt Kennedy, 1971)
White Cargo (Richard Thorpe, 1942)
Death Wish 3 (Michael Winner, 1985)
Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis, 1992)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black, 2005)
Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983)
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, 2014)
The Speckled Band (Jack Raymond, 1931)
1984 (Michael Anderson, 1956)
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (J. Lee Thompson, 1987)
Jason Bourne (Paul Greengrass, 2016)
Death Wish V: the Face of Death (Allan A. Goldstein, 1994)
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)
Lady in the Water (M. Night Shyamalan, 2006)
The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)
Marlowe (Paul Bogart, 1969)

December: 80
Captain Sindbad (Byron Haskin, 1963)
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)
The Whole Town`s Talking (John Ford, 1935)
120 Seconds to Get Elected (Denis Villeneuve, 2006)
Rated R for Nudity (Denis Villeneuve, 2011)
REW-FFWD (Denis Villeneuve, 1994)
Etude empirique sur l'influence du son sur la persistance rétinienne (Denis Villeneuve, 2011)
Next Floor (Denis Villeneuve, 2008)
A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood, 1993)
The Nice Guys (Shane Black, 2016)
Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh, 2012)
The Corsican Brothers (Gregory Ratoff, 1941)
A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder, 1948)
Grey Gardens (Albert and David Maysles and Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, 1975)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Francis Ford Coppola, 1988)
Power/Rangers (Joseph Kahn, 2015)
Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (Tim Russ, 2008)
A Countess from Hong Kong (Charlie Chaplin, 1967)
Dementia 13 (Francis Ford Coppola, 1963)
Angels in the Outfield (Clarence Brown, 1951)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958)
His Musical Career (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
The Bank (Charlie Chaplin, 1915)
The Cure (Charlie Chaplin, 1917)
A Dog’s Life (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
Shoulder Arms (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
The Pilgrim (Charlie Chaplin, 1923)
The Chaplin Revue (Charlie Chaplin, 1959)
How to Make Movies (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
The Bond (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
A Day’s Pleasure (Charlie Chaplin, 1919)
Sunnyside (Charlie Chaplin, 1919)
The Idle Class (Charlie Chaplin, 1921)
Pay Day (Charlie Chaplin, 1922)
Triple Trouble (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
The Adventurer (Charlie Chaplin, 1917)
The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin, 1917)
A Woman of Paris (Charlie Chaplin, 1923)
A King in New York (Charlie Chaplin, 1957)
Buffalo Running (Eadweard Muybridge, 1883)
Descending Stairs and Turning Around (Eadweard Muybridge, 1884)
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (Richard Schickel, 2003)
The Prince and the Showgirl (Laurence Olivier, 1957)
The Circus (Charlie Chaplin, 1928)
The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921)
Nice and Friendly (Charlie Chaplin, 1922)
My Boy (Albert Austin and Victor Heerman, 1921)
The Consequences of Feminism (1906)
The Melomaniac (George Méliès, 1903)
The Red Spectre (Segundo de Chomon, 1907)
The Merry Frolics of Satan (George Méliès, 1906)
Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (Richard Donner, 1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (Richard Donner, 1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (Richard Donner, 1998)
49th Parallel (Michael Powell, 1941)
Boxcar Bertha (Martin Scorsese, 1972)
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (John Rawlins, 1942)
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (Roy William Neill, 1942)
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (Roy William Neill, 1943)
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (Roy William Neill, 1943)
Sully (Clint Eastwood, 2016)
Loving (Jeff Nichols, 2016)
Rogue One (Gareth Edwards, 2016)
For the Love of Spock (Adam Nimoy, 2016)
Batman: The Dream (Mauricio Abril, 2016)
Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie, 2016)
His Trysting Place (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Getting Acquainted (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
His Prehistoric Past (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
His New Job (Charlie Chaplin, 1915)
A Night Out (Charlie Chaplin, 1915)
Sharky’s Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
The Spider Woman (Roy William Neill, 1944)
The Scarlet Claw (Roy William Neill, 1944)
The Pearl of Death (Roy William Neill, 1944)
13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016)
The Pride of the Yankees (Sam Wood, 1942)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
The Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann, 1973)

Comedy: 89
Documentary: 79
Animation: 73
Drama: 61
Science Fiction: 47
Fantasy: 32
Western: 26
Sports: 26
Horror: 21
Crime: 18
Action: 15
Propaganda: 14
War: 13
Adventure: 11
Musical: 9
Thriller: 9
Superhero: 9
Film Noir: 8
Sherlock Holmes: 7
Romance: 5
Espionage: 4
Star Trek: 4
Epic: 2
Mystery: 2

Best Picture Nominees: 26
The Defiant Ones
The Lion in Winter
The Sundowners
Room at the Top
The Nun’s Story
The Postman
Our Town
Kiss of the Spider Woman
The Revenant
The Big Short
The Diary of Anne Frank
Heaven Can Wait
The Robe
Roman Holiday
Gentleman’s Agreement
The Awful Truth
Boys Town
Around the World in Eighty Days
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
49th Parallel
The Pride of the Yankees

Top Directors
William K.L. Dickson: 48

Charlie Chaplin: 34

William Heise: 27

Louis Lumière: 22
George Méliès: 22

George Albert Smith: 19

Norman McLaren: 13

Unknown: 12

Walt Disney: 11

Alfred Hitchcock: 9

Roy William Neill: 6
Steven Spielberg: 6
Denis Villeneuve: 6

John Ford: 5
Stanley Kubrick: 5
Steven Soderbergh: 5
John Sturges: 5

Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince: 4
Richard Donner: 4
Max Skladanowsky: 4
Billy Wilder: 4
David Yates: 4
Fred Zinnemann: 4

Chris Columbus: 3
Francis Ford Coppola: 3
Blake Edwards: 3
D.W. Griffith: 3
Norman Jewison: 3
Burt Kennedy: 3
Richard Linklater: 3
David Lynch: 3
Etienne-Jules Marey: 3
Edwin S. Porter: 3
Tom E. Powers: 3
M. Night Shyamalan: 3
Stevie Wermers: 3
Michael Winner: 3

Ben Affleck: 2
Woody Allen: 2
Shane Black: 2
Walter R. Booth: 2
Stan Brakhage: 2
Al Brick: 2
Kevin Deters: 2
Carl Theodor Dreyer: 2
Clint Eastwood: 2
Wilfred Jackson: 2
Buster Keaton: 2
Evelyn Lambert: 2
Fritz Lang: 2
Henry Lehrman: 2
David Miller: 2
Eadweard Muybridge: 2
Matthew O’Callaghan: 2
Emile Reynaud: 2
Jan Svankmajer: 2
Roger Vadim: 2
Orson Welles: 2

1870s: 2
1880s: 10
1890s: 105
1900s: 46
1910s: 40
1920s: 28
1930s: 25
1940s: 36
1950s: 56
1960s: 45
1970s: 37
1980s: 24
1990s: 23
2000s: 34
2010s: 72