Persistence of Vision | The untold story of the greatest animated film NEVER made – The Thief and the Cobbler

Originally conceived in the 1960s, but only ever released in a heavily compromised version in the early 1990s (under different titles), The Thief and the Cobbler was animator Richard Williams’ ‘greatest animated film that was NEVER made’. The history of the film’s troubled production from script to ‘almost’ screen (over…

Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake (1954) | When Vincent Price played the the first American to successfully drill for oil

Ever wanted to know about the birth of oil industry. Well take a look at this rare, corporate film from 1954, Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake starring Vincent Price, which premiered in Titusville, Pennsylvania on 29 March 1954, and become the first colour programme to be shown on…

Notes on the Port of St Francis (1951) | Vincent Price’s first foray in film narration is an artistic gem

Notes on the Port of St Francis is a 1951 impressionistic and culturally significant portrait of San Francisco, directed by experimental filmmaker Frank Stauffacher, based on an essay by Robert Louis Stevenson, and narrated by Vincent Price. In celebration of the 240th anniversary of the founding of the city (that was named…