The Story of Alice Guy Blaché, Film Pioneer!

Alice Guy Blaché was there from almost the beginning, yet she has been slowly forgot about. What are others remembered from the early days of cinema and this wonderful lady has been forgotten. She had a career that lasted 24 years. Find out on this episode of Old Man Kelley on Film.

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The story of Auguste and Louis Lumière

On December 26, 1895 at the Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris, a 20-minute presentation of 10 shorts films became the talk of Paris. It wasn’t the first time people had paid to watch a movie, but this event change entertainment forever, so much so, we get the word Cinema from the device that made it all possible. This is the story of Auguste and Louis Lumière and their invention, the cinematograph!

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A little Orson Welles Talk

For about 5 minutes, I walk about Orson Welles.

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The History of Film 01 – G. A. Smith

In 1903 that G. A. Smith did something that would change filmmaking forever! In his film called Sick Kitten, he did something unexpected. Smith wanted to the audience to see the cat eating its medicine, so he did something that most filmmakers at the time thought would confuse an audience, he cut to a different shot, a close up. This was different to what he had done in the past. There was no telescope point of view, just a cut to a close up to show more detail of the same action. This is a huge change to the way films were being done. It was slowly being realized that films were not theater, and viewpoints in film could vary to give a clearer image or message to the audience. In this situation, Smith wanted to show a more detailed shot of the cat getting its medicine, but soon filmmakers would realize they can vary shots and angles for all different reason.

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A Word from Jeff

The year is coming to an end and we at Coffee With Jeff thank all those that support the show. Your emails and messages on Facebook and Twitter are always a great thrill to read. And we actually sold a mug this year! Wow!

This is just a reminder that all the video work and podcasts are available for your viewing by clicking on the tabs on the right of this page.

Yesterday I published the last podcast episode for the year. I will be back in January with all new shows. I was really happy with my last show of the year in which I did three separate stories of the different toys from my childhood, Silly Putty, The Magic 8-Ball, and the Slinky. All three, I thought, have interesting stories. The thing is, I could really see the show going more of that direction in the future, a few short stories, rather than a long one.

And I am hoping to do better in 2017 with our video work. I love working with video and really hope to improve the entertainment value in these videos. For all of you have not been to my YouTube Channel, please do so. I would be forever grateful.

Thanks again for a fantastic year, and I truly hope you have a wonderful holiday

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Manners!

Marcia West: What are manners? Little rules for little people!

  • From the Film: It’s Love I’m After from 1937.
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Lillian Darlene Calkins – Women’s Airforce Service Pilot

A listener to the Coffee With Jeff podcast named Tina sent me these photos. The were of her mother, Lillian, who was one of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilot during World War two.  We did a story on the WASP’s and you can listen to it by clocking here. CWJ Show 52. I hope it did justice to those brave women who had to fight their own government to help in the war effort. Thanks Tina, your Mom was truly a beautiful woman!

Lillian Darlene Calkins

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What You Are Missing!

Hello there. If you’ve some to this site and have not check out the podcast or video tabes to the right, you are missing my video show called “Coffee and Beer” as well as my weekly vlog.  You can find them with a quick click on the video button. If you like to listen, My podcast this week tells the “true” story an Annabelle the possessed doll. I hope you give it a listen.

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The Maron Series Finally

I have really enjoyed all four season of Marc Maron’s Show on IFC. Too bad it had to come to an end. I had no idea that this was the last season. In fact, I kept wondering how they were going to get Marc back to him garage so they show could get back to what it was in the first three seasons.

I have to admit, when I saw the ads for the last two shows, I thought I wasn’t really going to like it but I was wrong. It was really well done and I thought it wrapped up really nice. I thought Ron Perlman did a wonderful job.

If you haven’t watch Maron on IFC, Mac begins by playing a version of himself, a man who has overcome drugs abuse, is doing a podcast from his garage and dealing with life. By the end of season three he is addicted to pain medication. Season four; the final season is all about his recovery and trying to make sense out of his life.

It might sound like a downer but it is all done with Marc Maron comedy.

While I’d love the show to return to the type of show it was in season one, if it had to come to an end, it did it in a satisfying way,

I think the first three seasons are in Netflix and the current season in on On-Demand.

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The Beethoven Films – All of them!

Beethoven Movies

 

Flipping around the cable directory today, I noticed that some channel is showing all six Beethoven films. Really there are six of these? Is this, like, the end of times? The first two have Charles Grodin starring, but on the third one, it would appear that Judge Reinhold took over. What does it say for your career, Judge, which you had to take over for Grodin on the third film in a series?

By the fifth film it would appear they couldn’t get Reinhold, so someone named Daveigh Chose took over. I have no idea who this is.

And then in the sixth film it is Jonathan Silverman! How is that career going, Jonathan? Still hoping for a third Weekend at Bernie’s film? I just checked him in IMDB and he just completed a film called “Robo-Dog Unleashed”.

Anyway, back to Beethoven, why are there sixe of these. I just check the Beethoven film franchise on Wiki, and apparently there are 2 more of these things? Who keeps making these, and why do they keep making these. Does anyone watch these? Is it just me or is this proof we are living in a Matrix type world, because this can’t real.

God help us all!

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