Category Archives: Film

Intellectual Raves

Beginning tonight and running through the early hours of Monday morning, the Institut Français will be hosting a series of all-night marathon “intellectual raves” in dozens of cities around the world. The 2017 La Nuit des Idées or Night of Philosophy and … Continue reading

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Pure Aesthetic Enjoyment

I have only visited Alaska during the early days of autumn, but after seeing this stunning video I’m reconsidering a winter time trip. Filmed by London-based cinematographer Tom Welsh during a week long visit this New Year by train, plane, … Continue reading

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New York, New York

When Israeli director/animator/filmmaker Ynon Lan visited New York City for the first time, he recorded his impression in over 3,000 photographs. He then used 330 of the images of people, taxis, brownstones, and Starbucks to create a stop-motion film called Still … Continue reading

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It’s Old Book Week

image © Bonnie M. Butler Although for years now pundits have been predicting that digital books would eliminate printed books any day now, the real thing still has an enduring allure. Some of us are fortunate enough to surround ourselves with … Continue reading

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Not A Lost Art (yet)

Those of us who buy, sell and collect antiquarian books obviously value them for their literary content, but most of us are also enamored by the physical books. I’m especially thrilled to discover intact old bindings and volumes which incorporate … Continue reading

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Annus Horribilis

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Choose Your Yule Log

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Getting Trippy With The Tate

Animator Jack Sachs spent just three weeks creating this trippy little video tour of the Tate Britain Museum in London. Sachs’ surreal CG characters occupy the staid gallery while guiding us on an engaging tour of the art treasures. I … Continue reading

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North

For regular readers of TBTP, it’s no secret that Iceland and Norway are two of my favorite destinations. Filmmaker Dmitry Bubonet shares my enthusiasm for the breathtaking beauty of these Nordic nations. His gorgeous short film, called simply “Nord”, combines … Continue reading

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Autumn in Prague

If you’ve ever been to Prague and wondered what it looked like from above without climbing the 299 steps up the Petrin Hill Tower, this wonderful short film will answer all of your questions. But if you’ve never visited the … Continue reading

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