Archive • April 2013

Amateur Newsreel Footage Brings It Home

posted April 22, 2013

There's nothing quite like the joy of viewing recently rediscovered and beautifully preserved footage of local life.

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Video of the Day: Films from the Home Front

posted April 18, 2013

With an image of a nurse caring for a man swaddled in bandages, voiceover says: “These boys must live for a long time among us, sometimes for years.” The patient is a soldier. After initial stabilization, the voice-over relates, “one of the wounded, a flier pulled from a crashed fighter plane, moves into a general

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Scorsese Uses Jefferson Lecture to Plead for Archiving

posted April 17, 2013

When it comes to saving the world's cinema legacy, an apocalypse is near, Martin Scorsese argues in his 2013 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.

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Rediscovering Films, The Film Foundation, and Martin Scorsese

posted April 2, 2013

“A barn. A warehouse. A closet at a mental institution. These locations have something in common: They all contained films or parts of films that were missing and presumed lost forever.” In the March/April issue of Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Marilyn Ferdinand, who blogs at Ferdy on Films (

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