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baud147258 said 8 days ago:

I'm sad that Every frame a painting stopped making new videos. But at least we still got all the content they've produced.

enobrev said 8 days ago:

I've been subscribed for a long time and wondered what ever happened to the channel. It's an excellent series and I'm bummed to know it's done.

Your comment led me to looking up the postmortem, which is well written and educational.

https://medium.com/@tonyszhou/postmortem-1b338537fabc

dredmorbius said 8 days ago:

Thanks, seeing just the HN title, I'd known who'd produced the video, and wanted to share their farewell.

I've also written on that myself:

https://old.reddit.com/r/dredmorbius/comments/7hgb24/brillia...

puranjay said 8 days ago:

Still the benchmark for all these video essays. My wife has used the videos in an introduction to film analysis class. Truly a great resource

dang said 8 days ago:
smacktoward said 8 days ago:

I own a copy of My Lunches with Orson and can confirm it's a fantastic read. Not everything Welles says is strictly true, of course -- he was a legendary self-mythologizer, and here what he's saying is getting to us filtered through Jaglom as well -- but he certainly seems like a guy it would have been fun to have lunch with!

Rels said 8 days ago:

Like others, I recommend absolutely every video of this channel. They were eye opening for me about the ways film makers use to make us feel emotions. And when they had nothing else to say, they just stopped instead of pumping out lesser essays, like some others would do (and did).

The only thing coming close in terms of quality for me is Chroma, but it's French so not known at all in the English speaking internet world.

forgot-my-pw said 8 days ago:

I truly miss this channel. Even the short video about chairs was great.

opwieurposiu said 8 days ago:

Buster Keaton was the jackie chan of the gilded age. 100 years later and very few people have reached his level of stuntwork.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buster_Keaton

philwelch said 7 days ago:

That makes me smile, people used to say Jackie Chan was the Hong Kong Buster Keaton.

HillaryBriss said 8 days ago:

Jackie Chan once credited Buster Keaton as an influence on his own acting and film making, which, in my book, makes him a cultural-epochal appropriator. Late 20th century Hong Kong film actors must not be allowed to imitate or mock early 20th century Hollywood silent film actors.

Ididntdothis said 8 days ago:

Progress gets made by people imitating what other people do and then modifying it. If this gets labeled as cultural appropriation then we should just stop any kind of progress. I am sure Keaton got his inspiration from predecessors so he is probably an appropriator too.

abraCadabstrax said 8 days ago:

I highly recommend watch Buster Keaton with Philip Glass on as the soundtrack. Fun times.