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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cinema, Film, Movies

I have a no flash policy in museums whenever possible. I mean, I find it annoying when the flash catches my eye or catches me off guard. And I figured in a museum about film and cinema that a flash and even a camera would be banned, but I was wrong. And I didn’t know that until halfway through the museum, but I got some fun pics. It's really obvious which were taken with flash and which were not, but hopefully you enjoy them all.
The National Cinema Museum is in Torino and it’s kind of a big deal. I feel like I’m a bad person that it’s taken me this long to get there. It was weird and awesome at the same time if that’s possible. There is a section about film and moving pictures and the history. I thought I knew the basics of cinematography but it goes back farther than I thought. Then there is an area where it shows you how some special effects are done and you can try some of them. I have had the pleasure of doing green or blue screen in jr. high and high school so I just watched the Italians marveled at the idea and had fun. So many laughing people!
I got to look at tons of old movie posters. Some of them I was familiar with and others not so much. The neat thing for me was that some were in Italian and others in English and a few in other languages.
After that I got a little lost in trying to figure out how to go down. The building’s exhibits are configured oddly. But I made it! And there were different screens with clips from different genres. I of course did not take a picture of any of the displays, but think outrageous and you will be on the right track! I found some black and whites of some of my favorite stars and some more movie posters. They have 2 huge screens playing more clips and I watched one that had dancing from different Italian movies.
I am so glad I went, but you have to enjoy movies and everything that goes into them to appreciate it! I know that this was very vague, so if you have questions or want more details ask away!

In the history of cinemtography they showed how to make shadow puppets!

Gone with the Wind, a classic
This seemed fitting...

Love me a little Judy Garland Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels. -Unknown

I've been a Cinderella fan from an early age


  1. Love the hat! Fun shots with the stars! Looks like a great visit- can you explain the displays more?
    Love you!

  2. @Karen I am trying to figure out how to describe them with out the use of photos...working on it!


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