Category Archives: Film

Prelinger Archives

In what seems like a long, long time ago,I I discovered the ephemeral films of the Prelinger Archives and enjoyed the random themes, historical hilarity and thinly-veiled propaganda films produced for all-but-forgotten reasons years ago, preserved against odds for everybody … Continue reading

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The Unstable State of US Film Preservation

In a startling insider look at the current status and past of the US film industries’ policies and practices on film preservation, Variety explains that it’s a much more dire situation than any layperson could possibly imagine. From the article: … Continue reading

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Film Fantastic 2007

I checked the Film FantasticI site a few days ago and was dismayed when I saw that they’d pushed back the date to 2008, instead of the confirmed Halloween weekend this month. I emailed them a week ago but have … Continue reading

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The four glorious deaths of Nosferatu

Late last year somebody led me to Movie Deaths (MDDB), a fun database of death scenes in films. Since the great majority of deaths on the site are user submitted, I thought I’d have a crack and knock a whole … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Film Fantastic 2005 report

I’ve been a patron of this festival since 2002 and am used to seeing some really brilliant stuff, quite a lot of it never reachingwide release here. This year however I couldn’t help thinking that the offering looked a little dry, but as with the festival in previous years, you never really can tell. Continue reading

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Prelinger reviews

Some time ago I stumbled upon the Prelinger Archives. For those unsure: Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven’t been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds … Continue reading

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