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gertie_the_dinosaur.wmv
GERTIE THE DINOSAUR (1914) B&W SILENT283 viewsThis is an odd little film featuring Winsor McCay--the creator of Gertie the Dinosaur and Little Nemo. And, just as in his first Little Nemo film, much of this film features Winsor McCay with his friends (all animators and lovers of animation) and only in the second half do you get to see Gertie. Ostensively, the film is about a bet Winsor made with his friends that he can make a dinosaur come to life--and he does in the form of a short cartoon featuring the lovable character "Gertie". While Gertie is very crude and simple compared to later color cartoons, there is still a lot of charm in the character and the film is a wonderful time capsule. Of great importance to Cinephiles and lovers of early animation.

May 31, 2008
titanic_footage.wmv
TITANIC FOOTAGE (1912) B&W SILENT390 viewsActual footage of the Titanic, Crew, and her Survivors.May 31, 2008
give_me_liberty.wmv
GIVE ME LIBERTY (1936) COLOR SOUND587 viewsGeorge Washington tries to encourage gifted orator Patrick Henry to use his considerable powers to argue the case for colonial independence before the Virginia House of Burgesses, but the lawmaker's promise to his wife initially deters him. When the political climate changes, she eventually gives her consent, and Henry delivers his rousing "Give Me Liberty" speech to an enthusiastic legislature.May 31, 2008
things_we_can_do_without.wmv
THINGS WE CAN DO WITHOUT (1953) B&W SOUND324 viewsA Pete Smith Specialty shorts series entry. Dave demonstrates a variety of household items and furniture which, while modern, is much more trouble than the progress is worth.May 31, 2008
survival_under_atomic_attack_1951_(320X240).wmv
SURVIVAL UNDER ATOMIC ATTACK (1951) B&W SOUND245 viewsU.S. Office of Civil Defense
"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
Apr 26, 2008
104th_Street_curve.mpg
104TH STREET CURVE (1899) B&W SILENT (THOMAS A. EDISON)309 viewsFrom Edison films catalog: Taken from the front platform of a special train run backward over the celebrated S curve. Not only are the passing trains and crowded platforms of great interest, but the view of up-town New York is an excellent one, showing acre upon acre of roofs, towers, steeples and towering apartment houses. As the "special" slows up at 92nd Street, a Harlem express dashes by, the engineer leaning out of his cab.Apr 26, 2008
10th_u_s_Infantry.mpg
10TH U.S. INFANTRY (1898) B&W SILENT (THOMAS A. EDISON)110 viewsFrom Edison films "war extra" catalog: Hurrah--here they come! Hot, dusty, grim and determined! Real soldiers, every inch of them! No gold lace and chalked belts and shoulder straps, but fully equipped in full marching order: blankets, guns, knapsacks and canteens. Train is in the background. Crowds of curious bystanders; comical looking [Afro-American] "dude" with a sun- umbrella strolls languidly in the foreground, and you almost hear that "yaller dog" bark. Small boys in abundance. The column marches in fours and passes through the front of the picture. More small boys--all colors. The picture is excellent in outline and full of vigorous life.Apr 26, 2008
duck_and_cover_1951_(320x240).wmv
DUCK AND COVER (1951) B&W SOUND156 viewsArcher Productions, Inc.
Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
Apr 26, 2008
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