Archive • May 2013

Surprises Down Nightmare Alley

posted May 27, 2013

Sure, the film noir features wise-cracking detectives and alluring femmes fatales. It even extols these characteristics as enviable personality traits. But is that the real point of the genre? A recent book interrogates a suspect notion.

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TV News Junkies, Rejoice

posted May 23, 2013

The Internet Archive, the huge array of public, online, digital libraries, is to post hundreds of thousands of U.S. television news programs, aided by a $1-million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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New Books on Moving Image Archiving, and Moving Images

posted May 22, 2013

Our book pages are constantly updated. We provide summaries of books, based on our own reading and also publisher's blurbs. And, we ask authors of books that likely involved searching for material in archives, and invite them to comment on their search experiences, and the state of archives relating to their work.

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The Archival Successes and Tribulations of Three Authors

posted May 20, 2013

Exploring archives and other sources of research material can be a pleasure, or a mighty challenge. Three authors of recent books describe the range of experiences they had as they prepared their books, published over the last few months.

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