Tag Archives: Engineer’s Room

Hot Films of the Cold War

On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered his famed “The Sinews of Peace” address to an audience at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, during which he said, “From S... More

This Year, Say It with a Kiss

Before Valentine’s Day was taken over by the chocolate-industrial complex, it was a Christian saint’s feast day honoring two[1] different St. Valentines — a Roman priest and ... More

EIDR Welcomes Fellow Primetime Emmy Award Winners

The 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held on January 15, 2024, following shortly after the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on January 6. To everyone who won a Pri... More

Christmas Cartoons

As the holiday season hits its peak, with Lifetime and Halmark channels chock-a-block full of Christmas movies (with the occasional sprinkle of Hanukkah[1] movies mixed in as well)... More

H.P. Lovecraft

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890, in Providence, Rhode Island. While not a particularly successful writer in his own lifetime, he is now considered one of the ... More

Fun Facts About the Netherlands

In anticipation of our trip to the Netherlands earlier this month to present the Authenticated Data Specification (ADS) at the 2023 IBC conference in Amsterdam, I researched fun fa... More

Artificial Intelligence: An (Often) Cautionary Tale

Much has been made of late about the recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI). With openly available programs like DALL-E 2 for image generation and ChatGPT for text generat... More

The French Old Wave

The French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) was developed in the late 1950s and carried on through the 1960s. The first major cornerstone of the New Wave was Alexandre Astruc’s artic... More

Engineer’s Room: Let’s Talk About …

Normally, in this space we talk about movies and television program linked by some sort of unifying theme. This month, we’re going to talk about programs that talk about programs... More

Hammer Films

Today, the UK’s Hammer Films is still best known for its string of gothic horror films from the 1950s through 1970s (thanks in large part to their frequent appearance on televisi... More