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Cinema A To Zeotrope Hugo

From A to Zoetrope: A Look at the Ancestors of Cinema

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Before the moving image, there was … the slightly slower moving image.

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The 75 Best Final Shots in Movie History

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Here’s lookin’ at you, beautiful final shots.

Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler

The Man Who Inspired ‘Nightcrawler’ (and Other Movies)

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What connects ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ and ‘The Naked City’? One 1930s crime scene photographer.

Harry Belafonte Tonight Show

When Harry Belafonte Hosted ‘The Tonight Show’ and Changed Television Forever

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Yoruba Richen’s documentary ‘The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show’ revisits a mostly lost but never forgotten week of television.

Brokenblossoms

The Forgotten History of Cinema’s First Pandemic

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Nobody knows what happens next, but here’s what happened last time.

Over The Top

The Real Story Behind ‘1917’

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Learn all about the history that inspired Sam Mendes’ World War I film.

Mindhunter

The Horrific True Story That Inspired ‘Mindhunter’ Season 2

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The series will investigate a spate of child murders that took place between 1979 and 1981.

Annabelle

The Real Story Behind ‘Annabelle’

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Before she inspired a hit horror franchise, Annabelle was just another Raggedy Ann doll possessed by a dead girl.

Deadwood Series Finale

The Real Story Behind ‘Deadwood’

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Learn all about the real people and events that inspired the acclaimed HBO series.