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.
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.
MOVIE POSTER MADNESS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE THEATERS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
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?"
ARCHIVE IN A WALL CAVITY II
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.