1,150 movies are currently free online at Open Culture’s web site. The films include movies created by some of our greatest actors, actresses, and directors, and there are many rare and unusual titles among them.
The films include the Blade Runner 2049 Prequels, short films by George Lucas and Guillermo del Toro, several Sherlock Holmes features (even one starring John Cleese), a Miyazaki doc, and animation from from South Park creator Trey Parker. Even the very first erotic film is there!
There’s something for everyone here. Among my favs are Things to Come – screenplay by H. G. Wells; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – great Rathbone; Ansel Adams, Photographer– Ansel’s secrets plus he plays the score; Key Lime Pie – just watch it.
David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.