The Vanishing Lady
The rare film of 1896, also known as The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin, or Escamotage d’une dame au theater Robert Houdin. In fact, the 1896 French short black-and-white silent film directed by French magician Georges Melies was a sensation. Noteworthy, The Vanishing Lady is number 70 on the Star Films catalog. Melies experimented with trick photography, and this is the first of this type exampled in this set. Another simple stage is set: A magician walks in, bows his head slightly, a woman comes in, sits down in a chair, and he puts a sheet over her head.
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The Vanishing Lady
Metro stations hidden architecture
All the great cities of the world have their metropolitan net. At the most part of the cases, they are only functional infra-structures with thousands daily passersby. In other cases, like Moscow, lines and tunnels link stations with grandiose and retro architecture, where the passengers feel like guests of a solemnity. Through all over the world, we can find beautiful metropolitan stations, ancient or modern ones. It’s a pity that, at the daily rushing around, we have no time to take a long lasting kind of look…
Kolomna Palace Russia
Original wooden palace, built in 1667 -1672, Kolomna Palace amazed noblemen and foreign ambassadors with its splendor, so they even named the palace “the eighth wonder of the world”. Unfortunately, 100 years after its construction, authorities demolished the palace, because of its decrepitude. However, Empress Catherine II ordered to reconstruct a wooden model of the palace before its dismantling. And nowadays the palace reconstruction has become possible with the help of this model.
The Kolomna palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich opened its doors on the 4th of September, 2010. The appearance of the palace is almost identical to that from old images.
Georges Melies the First Cinemagician
French filmmaker Georges Melies was born on December 8, 1861. He was famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest cinema. Very innovative in the use of special effects, he accidentally discovered the stop trick, or substitution, in 1896. Besides, was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color in his films. Because of his ability to seemingly manipulate and transform reality through cinematography, Georges Melies – often referred to as the First “Cinemagician”.
Silence of the Lambs 1991
In fact, filmed in 1990, this multiple Oscar-winning thriller based on the novel by Thomas Harris “The Silence of the Lambs” (1988) became known worldwide. Beautiful Jodie Foster starring as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Her shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer. Nicknamed Buffalo Bill, he kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr.Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist. Also, he is a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism.
Loneliness in the net 2006 film
The author of the film “S@motnosc w sieci” 9English – “Loneliness in the net”) is Witold Adamek, Polish director and operator.
Eva (played by Maria Aguero) lives in Poland, and Jakub in Germany. As often happens in modern life, they accidentally get acquainted thanks to the global network. They begin to communicate via the Internet, through e-mail and ICQ. Meanwhile, the more they talk, the more they approach to each other, beginning to fall in love… Finally, they decide to meet in real life. But all is not as it should be.
The author also describes the life of each of them “out of the network” – friends, family, work, preferences in music. After a long virtual communication, the characters meet in Paris, and soon after they face trials that will play a major role in their relationship and the life of each of them.
According to annotation to the film, “From all that is eternal, love has the shortest period”.
Russian Space Hotel With Beautiful Views. Imagine yourself floating in space hotel and looking down on the beautiful Earth and all of those land dwellers. The Russian company Orbital Technologies has released images of their futuristic hotel that will cost $157,000 for a five-day stay, plus $785,000 for the two-day trip on board a Soyuz rocket. Set to be up and running in 2016, the company promises comforts that will far exceed the International Space Station. You can sleep vertically or horizontally and take a shower in a sealed shower cubicle.