In 1916, the Williamson brothers used their father's underwater photography device to film a fight with a shark, piquing Universal Pictures' interest.
How stereotypes influence our ideas about what is and isn’t legitimate religion.
Western media outlets were obsessed with whether North Koreans were truly sad about Kim Jong-il's death. Why?
The 1960s and 70s were a time of activism in the U.S., and therefore a fertile time for campus newspapers and the alternative press.
Maya Deren was a fringe filmmaker who existed far outside the Hollywood machine, but she often borrowed its tactics to promote herself and her movies.
In the 1960s and '70s, where and how a film was shown was often as important as the work itself.
What was it like for Black American music lovers during the age of segregation to find a place they could call their own?
Johnny Cash grappled with the many facets of the outlaw archetype in his feature acting debut, Five Minutes to Live.
Ernest Hemingway didn’t care for it.
What's the appeal of humor masquerading as seriousness? An entire movie genre stands ready to shed light on that question.