Archive for 2013

25 U.S. Films Deemed Essential to Preserve

posted December 20, 2013

The Library of Congress has announced the 25 films that have been added for 2013 to the U.S. National Film Registry. As each year, the selection includes classics, gems, curiosities, and some films you may well consider duds. And you can help to choose next year's batch.

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The Deafening Silence of Early American Film

posted December 18, 2013

A Library of Congress report documents authoritatively what film archivists have long known: Shockingly little of the nation’s cinema inheritance remains.

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posted December 10, 2013

After a scheme to get rich off thousands upon thousands of old movie posters fell through, Kirby McDaniel began MovieArt, a leading movie-poster dealership. Since 1979 he has run it from Austin, Texas.

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Our Nixon is Probably Not Your Nixon

posted November 17, 2013

When it comes to the legacy of Richard M. Nixon, countless biographies and studies have set the political-science terrain. It’s a wonder that Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye have managed to find anything to add.

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Yesterday, Harvard Square; tomorrow…the World?

posted November 6, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, might not appreciate a new online video, audio, and print archive, The Zuckerberg Files.

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For Welles Fans, There’d Never Be “Too Much Johnson.” Until Now.

posted October 27, 2013

The discovery in 2008 of a lost Orson Welles silent film has been one of the finds of recent years. Little matter that the footage not only is not a finished film, not even a rough cut.

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Was Hollywood Cozy with Hitler?

posted October 24, 2013

Was Hollywood cozy with Hitler? That's the claim of a new book that has proven incendiary — and has been soundly disparaged.

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Archive in a Wall Cavity – the series, in one

posted October 9, 2013

When you renovate, keep your eyes open for old film. Three parts, now all in one.

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posted October 5, 2013

Part 3 (of 3) about the movies that fell out of a house wall asks: "What kind of societal self-loathing is it that moves us to assign iconic structures to the wrecking ball? Couldn't we redeploy them – preserve at least the buildings as repositories of cultural memory?"

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posted September 18, 2013

TRUTH TO TELL, the wall-stuffing’s references to still-well-known movies was less interesting than listings of movies little heard of, today, and the generally vanished theaters that screened them.

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