Film Studies For Free is about to depart on its holidays (sun, sea, sand, and definitely no cyberspace), but — philanthropic to the last — it wanted to leave its readers with some cultural and educational sustenance during what will inevitably be its much lamented absence.
So, here, folks, are some (emboldened) links to a few of FSFF‘s favourite free full-length films currently online, including mini-Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock and Jean Vigo fests:
- Luis Buñuel‘s L’Âge d’Or (France/Spain, 1930, written by Buñuel and Salvador Dalí) on Google Video
- Luis Buñuel‘s Las Hurdes/Terre sans pain/Land Without Bread (Spain/France, 1932, with French commentary, but sadly without English subtitles – still worth watching) at Daily Motion
- Luis Buñuel‘s Simón del desierto/Simon of the Desert (Mexico, 1965) at Google Video
- A great documentary ‘Cinéastes de notre temps‘ (directed by Jacques Rozier, April 4, 1964). Focuses on Luis Buñuel, surrealist filmmaker, his exile and his early career, subtitles in English, at Google Video
- Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Man Who Knew Too Much (UK, 1934) at the Internet Archive
- Alfred Hitchcock‘s The 39 Steps (UK, 1935) at the Internet Archive
- Alfred Hitchcock‘s Secret Agent (UK, 1936) at Google Video
- Jean Vigo‘s À Propos de Nice (France, 1930) at the Internet Archive (read Nicole Brenez‘s essay about the influence of this film — ‘À propos de Nice and the Extremely Necessary, Permanent Invention of the Cinematic Pamphlet‘ — at Rouge)
- Jean Vigo‘s Zéro de Conduite (France, 1933) on Google Video and at the Internet Archive
- And finally… Richard Linklater‘s Slacker (US, 1991), currently in the YouTube Screening Room Archive and also viewable (upon confirmation that you are 18 years of age) HERE, courtesy of Cinetic.
See you all again in early-ish August with mammoth links-posts, more video essays, and some ‘think-pieces’ about Film Studies online, too…