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History of Motion Pictures

This season carries a fabulous documentary on the Prelinger Archives. Undoubtedly, the value of this gem alone is priceless. As a bonus, you are treated to other brilliantly scripted documentaries, which deal with film production technology. These films were designed for viewing in classrooms, in community or professional meetings, and in theaters or on early television.

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Episodes (10)

  1. 1. Finding His Voice
    01 January 2004
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    This is an animated dramatization which demonstrates how sound is recorded on film in motion pictures. ponsor: N/A. Producer: Western Electric Company, Inc. Year: 1929. Length: 00:10:38. Audio: Mono. Color: Black & White
  2. 2. Now You See It
    01 January 2004
    8min
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    This clip demonstrates how persistence of vision makes it possible for us to enjoy moving pictures. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Jam Handy Organization. Year: 1936. Length: 00:07:58. Audio: Mono. Color: Black & White
  3. 3. Helping you Sell
    01 January 2004
    9min
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    This Chevrolet sponsored short was produced by the Jam Handy organization to demonstrate the value of motion picture advertisements. It describes how this medium enabled the company to reach thousands of prospects simultaneously. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Jam Handy Organization. Year: 1937. Length: 00:09:03. Audio: Mono. Color: Black & White
  4. 4. Inside Information
    01 January 2004
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    This fascinating clip explains how the X-ray works and how it is used in police work, surgery, industrial engineering and automobile manufacturing. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Jam Handy Organization. Year: 1941. Length: 00:07:58. Audio: Mono. Color: Black & White
  5. 5. Technicolor for Industrial Films
    01 January 2004
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    This film highlights the benefits of using Technicolor films and processing in promoting industrial products. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Technicolor Corporation. Year: 1949. Length: 00:08:09. Audio: Mono. Color: COLOR
  6. 6. Business Films
    01 January 2004
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    This film records the views of four Key speakers on the usefulness of business films at the 20th annual conference of the Public Relations Society of America. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Public Relations Society of America. Year: 1968. Length: 00:14:22. Audio: Mono. Color: MIX
  7. 7. Human Grace
    01 January 2004
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    This clip features male and female gymnasts from different countries competing in an Olympic stadium, shown in real-time and slow motion. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Moss (Paul F.) (A Schnee-Moss Production) Year: 1952. Length: 00:09:27. Audio: Mono. Color: Black & White
  8. 8. Murder on the Screen
    01 January 2004
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    Murder on the Screen. This marvelously dramatized film demonstrates how film can be damaged at various stages of handling, storage and use. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Eastman Kodak Co. Year: 1958. Length: 00:22:00. Audio: Mono. Color: COLOR
  9. 9. Shake Hands With Danger
    01 January 2004
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    This is a safety film about dangers associated with earthmoving equipment operation. It contains many simulated accidents on construction sites. As a bonus it offers a great country-style song by a Johnny Cash-sound alike. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Centron Productions. Year: 1970. Length: 00:23:07. Audio: Mono. Color: COLOR
  10. 10. This is Prelinger Archives
    01 January 2004
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    This is an official Prelinger Archives corporate video, describing its contents and mission. It contains excerpts of many films in the collection and rare scenes shot inside the New York vaults. Sponsor: N/A. Producer: Rick Prelinger. Year: 2001. Length: 00:11:01. Audio: Mono. Color: MIX

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Rick PrelingerWestern Electric Company, Inc. (1929)Jam Handy Organization (1936)Jam Handy Organization (1937)Jam Handy Organization (1941)Technicolor Corporation (1949)Public Relations Society of America (1968)Moss (Paul F.) (A Schnee-Moss Production) (1952)Eastman Kodak Co. (1958)Centron Productions (1970)
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2004
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